Home Improvement

July 11, 2018

Home Improvement and Maintenance Specialists

Whether you're looking to remodel your home, build a pool, refinance, give your landscape a makeover or need something repaired around your home, here are several local specialists we recommend.  Please feel free to contact us with your favorites too!

Home Mortgage Specialist

Tommy Hollahan

Home Source Mortgage ...

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July 7, 2018

Deer and Your Garden

If you're like me, you enjoy the beauty of the Texas Whitetail Deer.  But not when they are making a meal of your flowers! This article from Better Homes and Gardens is full of great ideas and tips to keep the deer from destroying your beautiful flowers, landscaping ...

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March 19, 2018

9 Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

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Feb. 8, 2018

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Warming temperatures, longer days and soon-to-be blooming flowers all signal one thing in the Central Texas region: spring is on the horizon! As spring is a time to refresh, it presents the ideal opportunity for some home improvement, organization and yearly maintenance projects! The ultimate spring cleaning checklist, provided below ...

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Nov. 15, 2017

Small Budget Remodel Projects

A home improvement may be just the thing to increase your home’s value. However, what you can improve depends entirely on your budget. If you don’t have a big budget, but you’re looking for something new, here’s a look at some small budget remodel projects that offer an excellent bang ...

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Oct. 13, 2017

Lawn Care Tip: Brown Patch

Hi there!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we're having here in Central Texas!  As you've probably heard me say before, your curb appeal and landscaping play a huge role in the value of your home.  This video by Jerry Naiser with Real ...

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Sept. 20, 2017

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is in the air! And, while the temperatures haven’t cooled down much in the greater Austin area - make no mistake, they will! To ensure your home is prepared for the upcoming cooler season, we have created a fall home maintenance checklist. Follow these tips to ensure your home is ...

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Sept. 19, 2017

9 Interior Lighting Tips from Design Professionals

Lighting adds unique interest to your home’s interior design – it really can make a significant difference! What should you consider with your home's lighting? Consider these professional tips when selecting the location, style and function to ensure your home’s lighting is set to impress: 

Light Height

While ...

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Aug. 16, 2017

Hidden Costs of a Home Remodel

A home renovation can be costly – even more so if hidden costs arise during the project. Before starting your home remodel, be aware of these hidden costs that may end up costing you more money than the project is worth: 

Changing your mind

It turns out; changing your ...

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July 12, 2017

Energy Saving Tips

Did you know heating and cooling account for approximately 40 percent of your home's energy expenses? In Texas, heating isn't the issue...it's cooling the house during the seemingly never-ending summer heat! How can you reduce your energy bill this summer? Even the smallest change can make ...

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