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    Thursday, September 21, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

    What is a Home Warranty?


    What Is A Home Warranty and What is Home Insurance?

    A home warranty is a one-year service contract designed to protect a home’s systems and appliances. If a covered system of appliance in your home fails, a home warranty will cover the repairs or replacement. This can include your plumbing, electric, heating and cooling systems.  As Shawna Bell of Landmark Home Warranty explains, “Home warranties provide financial protection for homeowners who might be faced with unexpected problems with their appliances.”

    Although a home warranty is not required like home insurance is,  it is a good safety precaution to have in case an appliance or a system fails. If someone has lived in your house prior to you, or your builder's warranty has expired, it is something you should consider. Home warranties cover your major appliances in your house, unlike home insurance which  covers natural disasters, theft, and things of that nature ...

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      austin texas, texas real estate, central metro realty, buying a home, home warranty

    Friday, March 24, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

    Austin's Suburbs: Round Rock

    Round Rock is one of Austin’s largest suburbs!
    Located just North of Austin sits Round Rock, Texas. With Interstate 35 running through the heart of Round Rock you’ve almost definitely been there if you’ve ever traveled to Austin. Perfect for those looking to settle down with a family, Round Rock features a school district that ranks among some of the best in the state according to the Texas Education Agency. It boasts a plethora of great companies to work for with the likes of Dell Technologies, Emerson Process Management, Sears Teleserv and much more. The likes of these companies, a strong economic development program, favorable tax rates, world class donuts, a few major retailers and a superb business park have turned Round Rock into a suburb of Austin that experiences tremendous growth each and every year.
    So what does the real estate market in Round Rock have to offer?
    A full report on the latest real estate market data in Round Rock reveals all of the stats ...

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      texas real estate, buying a home, round rock, austin suburbs

    Monday, March 13, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

    4 Tips for Purchasing Your First Home

    Ready to buy your first home in Austin? Here are 4 things to know!

    Getting ready to purchase your first home? If so, you’re getting ready to make one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Much praise goes into being able to take this step, however, you need to be attentive and understand your situation going into it.

    Many buyers stumble into the process assuming they are set and fully prepared to get the show on the road, only to hit speed bumps along the way. Keep these 4 things in mind to be ready once you encounter a difficulty along the way and to ensure this is the right investment for you.

    Location, Location, Location

    Everyone wants to live in the nicest neighborhoods and have great neighbors. They may target certain school districts or regions of a city they see as ideal. When considering the location for your new home, bear in mind that where your home is located can do a lot of good (or bad) in terms of being a long term investment. In ...

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      austin texas, homes in austin, texas real estate, realtor, buying a home

    Monday, February 27, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

    10 Homes in Austin for $300,000 or Less

    Affordable Homes in Austin, Texas!

    Buying a home, for most, is the single biggest purchase an individual will ever make. In our last blog, we outlined some of the most expensive homes the Austin luxury market had to offer. What about affordable homes in the Austin market? Here are 10 properties available in Austin right now for $300,000 or less!

    2401 National Park Boulevard, Austin, Texas

    2,958 SF | 5 Bed | 2.5 bath

    Realtor Notes

    "Fabulous home - just under 3000 sq ft per tax records. Master is down. Upgraded kitchen with granite and glass backsplash. Upgraded cook top. Home features 3 living areas. Family room downstairs, game room and media room upstairs. 5 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Shed in back yard for storage. Lots of beautiful hardscape in the front yard."

    More information and photos here!

    8012 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin, Texas

    2,215 SF | 4 Bed | 2 Bath

    Realtor Notes

    “Must-see move-in-ready home! So many upgrades!! New r ...

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    Thursday, February 23, 2017   /   by Jason Huval

    10 of the Most Expensive Listings in the Austin Housing Market Right Now

    Ever wonder what type of luxury Austin, Texas real estate can provide? Look no further!
    900 Live Oak Circle, West Lake Hills, Texas

    11,833 SF | 7 Bed | 10 Bath
    “This property is one of the finest modern estates in Austin, or Texas for that matter. World-renowned architect Peter Gluck masterfully set this home on over 4 acres in the heart of Westlake. The acreage surrounding the house and detached guest house encompass a peninsula affording complete privacy with level and 100% enjoyable land providing a perfect, unobstructed view of downtown Austin. A spectacular home surrounded by nature less than 10 minutes from Austin. The attention to detail...unparalleled.”
    More information and photos available at here
    3148 Above Stratford Place, Austin, Texas

    9,716 SF | 6 Bed | 9 Bath
    “High upon a prominent cliff above Lady Bird Lake’s Red Bud Island, this absolutely stunning 9,990SQ FT, 6BR, 9BA Mediterranean home offers some of the most enviable views i ...

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      austin texas, texas real estate, central metro realty, homes in austin, realtor, luxury homes, luxury real estate