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Real Estate Blog & Resources

2015 Texas Real Estate Outlook

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As 2014 comes to an end and we are on the dawn of 2015, we put together a list of 7 Texas real estate trends for 2015 from the Huffington Post, US News, PWC, News 12 and PR Web.

Texas Real Estate Market Soars in 2014

 

 

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It's a Great Time to Buy Texas Real Estate

There could not be a better time to consider buying a home in Texas. Many factors are in play that make choosing Texas real estate a smart decision. Ben Lane, a reporter for HousingWire, writes about what components make this state the right place for your home purchase.

3 Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks

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January begins with thoughts of buying a new home - either moving up or downsizing, cleaning or upgrading your current home. The month ends with mail containing an assortment of tax forms documenting what we earned to what we paid out for mortgage interest. What will you owe? If not, what will you get back?

4 Ways to Decrease Your Energy Bill This Winter

 
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As temperatures drop, your energy bills start to climb. Here is a list from Trulia for an energy efficient home that will help lower your energy bill this winter.

Get Rid of Drafts

If you keep the heat from leaking out of your house, your heating system won’t have to work as hard. Take care of drafty windows and doors you have been avoiding. For a quick fix, try weatherstripping, spray-foam insulation, plastic window film and heavy curtains. For a more permanent fix, upgrade to high performance windows and doors. Upgrading doors and windows will also increase the value of your home.

San Antonio Tops Housing Markets, Austin and Houston Follow Close Behind

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Leading into the New Year Three Texas Cities Rank High in Housing Markets

In a recent Home Buying Institute article, Brandon Cornett looks at how the Texas housing market ranks against other markets. According to the latest MiMi numbers, San Antonio, Texas was the most stable housing market in the United States and Austin and Houston were also in the top 5.

What Does it Mean to Buy Green?

What Does it Mean to Buy Green?

Do you know the meaning of LEED, net zero ENERGY STAR and the HERS Index? Do you know the difference? What does it mean to be environmentally-friendly? With help from Trulia, we have created a guide for the most commonly used green standards.