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  • 5-Year Trends

    5-Year Trends

    Based on information from the Texas REALTOR® Data Relevance Project, a partnership among local REALTOR® associations and their Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University (Real Estate Center), and TAR.

  • MLS Statistics

    MLS Statistics

    Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS)

  • City Guide: Dripping Springs

    City Guide: Dripping Springs

    All that you need to know about Dripping Springs! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Wimberley

    City Guide: Wimberley

    All that you need to know about Wimberley! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Lakeway

    City Guide: Lakeway

    All that you need to know about Lakeway! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Cedar Park

    City Guide: Cedar Park

    All that you need to know about Cedar Park! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Buda

    City Guide: Buda

    All that you need to know about Buda! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Austin

    City Guide: Austin

    All that you need to know about Austin! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Helpful Phone Numbers

    Helpful Phone Numbers

    The information provided in this brochure lists the utility options for each city within the Travis, Williamson, and Hays county areas.

  • Central Texas Breweries and Taprooms

    Central Texas Breweries and Taprooms

    Central Texas is full of wonderful local Breweries and Taprooms. Enjoy this helpful information about operations that give emphasis on the integrity and quality of ingredients, flavor and brewing technique. Most of these locations offer tours, tastings and sometimes food on-site. Savor the effervescent flavors of Central Texas!

  • School District Guide

    School District Guide

    An in-depth look at the Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Burnet County school districts and their most recent accountability ratings. Information sourced from The Texas Education Agency (TEA). A state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students. 

  • Top Reasons Why Central Texas Is The

    Top Reasons Why Central Texas Is The "It" Spot to Call Home

    Austin and the surrounding area is bursting with a diverse community, plenty of live entertainment, and a booming economy. Included in this flyer are some of the latest reasons, hot off the press proving annually why Central Texas is the “it” place to call home. 

  • What is Title Insurance?

    What is Title Insurance?

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title insurance is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • TNT Rate Schedule

    TNT Rate Schedule

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief listing of TNT title insurance rates. Insurance premium is defined as the amount of money the insurance company is going to charge you for the insurance policy you are purchasing. The insurance premium is the cost of your insurance. New Insurance Premium rates effective September 1st, 2019. Rates shown in this piece apply to all files closing on and after September 1st, 2019. Please reach out to your TNT Escrow team for more details.

  • Title Commitment

    Title Commitment

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title commitment is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • Texas Endorsements for Residential - Owners Policy

    Texas Endorsements for Residential - Owners Policy

    Title endorsements expand the coverage of a standard owner’s title insurance policy, usually either by removing exceptions to the standard policy or by adding coverage specific to the property’s situation. This flyer explains these specialized endorsements.

  • Texas Endorsements for Residential - Loan Policy

    Texas Endorsements for Residential - Loan Policy

    Title endorsements expand the coverage of a standard lender's title insurance policy, usually either by removing exceptions to the standard policy or by adding coverage specific to the property’s situation. This flyer explains these specialized endorsements.

  • T-47

    T-47

    The T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit (also known simply as the T-47) is a notarized form that complements a survey in a real estate transaction. It is used when both parties to the transaction want to use an older survey from when the seller bought the home and is used to attest the correctness of the survey from the sellers point of view.

  • Sellers Estimated Charges

    Sellers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a seller will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Seller's Handbook

    Seller's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Selling a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the sale of real estate.

  • Moving Checklist

    Moving Checklist

    Moving to a new property? Use this helpful timeline organized checklist to streamline your move.

  • Guide To The Closing Process

    Guide To The Closing Process

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this helpful flyer to learn or better understand the ins and outs of the closing process.

  • Buyers Estimated Charges

    Buyers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a buyer will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Buyer's Handbook

    Buyer's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Buying a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the purchase of real estate.

  • Area Boundary Exception

    Area Boundary Exception

    Use this flyer to better understand Area & Boundary Exception and the option and meaning to amend the language.

  • Central Texas Zip Code Map

    Central Texas Zip Code Map

    A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. This map provides a general snapshot of the ZIP codes within the Central Texas area.

  • MLS Map

    MLS Map

    The acronym MLS stands for a Multiple Listing Service, which is a suite of services that Real Estate brokers use to establish contractual offers, accumulate, and disseminate information to enable appraisals. This MLS map shows the MLS boundaries within the Central Texas area.

  • Property Tax Rates of Central Texas

    Property Tax Rates of Central Texas

    This brochure provides a snapshot of the tax rates governed for the current year within the Travis, Williamson and Hays county areas.

  • Hunting and Fishing

    Hunting and Fishing

    Enjoy the time honored tradition of hunting and fishing with your friends and family.  This annually updated brochure provides information about where, when, and what to hunt & fish in Central Texas throughout the year. As an added bonus, local species and places to get your gear are also included.

  • Central Texas Vineyards and Wineries

    Central Texas Vineyards and Wineries

    Central Texas is full of wonderful local Vineyards and Wineries. Enjoy this helpful information about operations that give emphasis on the integrity and quality of ingredients, flavor and growing technique. Most of these locations offer tours, tastings and sometimes food on-site. Sip on Central Texas!

  • Central Texas Restaurants and Happy Hours

    Central Texas Restaurants and Happy Hours

    In Central Texas, our hospitality and palates are a source of local pride. From the Texas barbecue tradition, to staples like TexMex, breakfast tacos and burgers, our appetites and demand for great food are as big as the state of Texas itself. This brochure is a only a taste of the many favorite spots to find the favorite local flavors of the Central Texas area. 

  • Private Schools of Central Texas

    Private Schools of Central Texas

    Based on the Austin Business Journal's Book of Lists, this brochure is an annually updated outline of the top rated private schools of Central Texas. To learn more about this institutions, visit their websites or call the schools to schedule a tour. 

  • Central Texas Preschools

    Central Texas Preschools

    A preschool is an educational setting available for children not yet old enough to attend kindergarten. Many parents select this childcare option because it is a structured environment with lessons that will ready their children for attending school.  The brochure is only a few of the many preschool options available in Central Texas.

  • Central Texas Annual Festivals

    Central Texas Annual Festivals

    Central Texas is an exciting place to live with bustling annual festivals in all four seasonal corners of the year. Each festival provides a taste of local culture combined with unique activities that will please anyone in your crew. Don't miss a minute of the festive fun!

  • Central Texas Summer Camps

    Central Texas Summer Camps

    Summer, a magical season for a kid. Looking for a fun summer pastime for your children? A positive place to keep them happy and engaged in learning new skills? The Central Austin area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps. The camps included in this brochure are a few of our favorites.

  • Protesting Your Tax Appraisal

    Protesting Your Tax Appraisal

    Feeling the shock of this year’s property appraisal notice? Consider challenging the appraisal.  It’s easier than you think! Included in this flyer is a time line for the process and some details about how protest your Property Tax Appraisal

  • City Guide: Georgetown

    City Guide: Georgetown

    All that you need to know about Georgetown! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Round Rock

    City Guide: Round Rock

    All that you need to know about Round Rock! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Central Texas Swimming Pools

    Central Texas Swimming Pools

    It’s easy to be cool in the Austin area! Looking for a fun summer pastime? The Central Texas area is home to a variety of swimming holes. The pools included in this brochure are a few of our favorites. Check city websites for splash pad information and your local HOA or neighborhood association communications for private neighborhood pool locations.

  • The Potential Cost of Waiting

    The Potential Cost of Waiting

    Sometimes buyers wait, hoping the hefty price tag will drop or to save up a larger down payment. But during that waiting time, interest rates can potentially rise several basis points or, worse, both the home’s price and interest rate increase,  sometimes adding several hundred dollars to the monthly mortgage payment.  This flyer provides examples of these scenarios for buyers to consider when making the decision to purchase a new property.

  • Owning vs. Renting

    Owning vs. Renting

    The prevailing wisdom has always been that it is better to buy than to rent a home, because renting puts your hard earned money into your landlord’s pocket instead of your own. Closer inspection of this belief, coupled with a stringent analysis of the current economy, job market, and personal lifestyle may lead to a completely new conclusion. Evaluate this infograpic to make the conclusion that is right for you.

  • Homestead Exemptions Reminder

    Homestead Exemptions Reminder

    Homestead exemptions are granted by the county appraisal district where the property is located. The exemption reduces a homeowner’s property tax bill by removing part of the home’s value from taxation. All Texas homeowners may receive a General Residence Homestead Exemption on the value of their property for school taxes upon application. Use this linked PDF to learn more about Homestead Exemptions and the process for filing in Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.

  • City Guide: Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture Areas

    City Guide: Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture Areas

    All that you need to know about Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture area! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Texas Tee Time Golf Guide

    Texas Tee Time Golf Guide

    Don’t get lost in the sand traps! Use this golfing guide to find where to experience an exciting round of golf while enjoying the outdoor beauty of Texas. The locations included in this brochure are a few of our favorite private, semi-private, and public courses.

  • Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)

    Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)

    A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is one of several types of special districts that function as independent, limited governments. The purpose of a MUD is to provide a developer an alternate way to finance infrastructure, such as water, sewer, drainage, and road facilities. The information in this flyer provides the contact information for each MUD within the Travis, Williamson, and Hays county areas.

  • Phishing Scams

    Phishing Scams

    Phishing scammers use multiple tactics to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. With that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day and they’re often successful. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself and recover if you become a victim. Use the information contained in this flyer to educate yourself and others.  Don't get reeled in by phishing scams!

  • Lake Travis Hotspots & Marinas Map

    Lake Travis Hotspots & Marinas Map

    Lake life...breathtaking sunsets, gentle wind in your hair, the thrill of a boat cruise, and splashing in the cool water with friends. Get ready for the time of your life on Lake Travis, a reservoir on the Colorado River in Central Texas constructed in 1942 with Mansfield Dam. Use this map to help find the hotspots & marinas surrounding beautiful Lake Travis.

  • Things To Do in Austin

    Things To Do in Austin

    Adventure awaits in Austin, Texas! New experiences, sights, sounds and flavors abound. The Central Austin area is home to a variety of fun things to do for people of all ages and interests. The clickable checklist of activities included are a few of our classic and new favorites, one for each of the 52 weeks in the year. 

  • City Guide: Leander

    City Guide: Leander

    All that you need to know about Leander! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Pflugerville

    City Guide: Pflugerville

    Nestled between both Travis and Williamson Counties, Pflugerfille offers a diverse community with a sense of solid German heritage. The city balances a strong economy, good education, attractive housing, and plenty to do. Highlights include easy access to the exciting larger cities with high tech industries in nearby 
    Austin and Round Rock.

  • City Guide: Taylor

    City Guide: Taylor

    Nestled on the edge of Austin, the city of Taylor offers a cozy small-town atmosphere with a reputation for live music, artisan crafts, movie making magic and delicious barbeque. Taylor is a place to enjoy a mix of antique, boutique and specialty shopping, abundant outdoor activity opportunities, great education programming, and a charming community of friendly people.

  • Central Texas Pet Guide

    Central Texas Pet Guide

    The quality of life for you and your pet can be heavily dependent on where you live.  Dog-friendly cities contain walkable streets, runnable parks, and a welcoming atmosphere for our furry companions.  Central Texas is home to a variety of activities and places to hangout with your pet. 

  • Back to School 2019

    Back to School 2019

    The signs are all around us! The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the sound of yellow bus engines revving up, and the site of eager smiles of anticipation for learning in a new classroom. It’s that time of year again! It's back to school season in Central Texas.

    Get your back to school info in one spot! This PDF flyer shows Attendance Zones, School Supplies, 2019-2020 Academic Calendars and up-to-date District Ratings.

  • Realtor Safety Tips

    Realtor Safety Tips

    Because of the nature of the Real Estate Agent job, you often find yourself in new and possibly unfamiliar surroundings, while most likely alone. Be safe out there! Taking these precautions can help keep you safe in several situations that you may find yourself in.

  • Pumpkin Patches & Fall Harvest Festivities

    Pumpkin Patches & Fall Harvest Festivities

    The weather is a bit cooler, the leaves are falling, and the pumpkin lattes are brewing. Fall has finally arrived!  Gather your family and friends to head out into the community or countryside to enjoy all of the exciting autumn season events that Central Texas has to offer. It's going to be an extra great month to live in Central Texas!

  • Seasonal Home Maintenance Schedule

    Seasonal Home Maintenance Schedule

    A home maintenance schedule is important for every home’s upkeep and your comfort. Use these home maintenance tips as a checklist to help schedule your seasonal updates, repairs, and cleaning. Preventative maintenance will help impede breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. 

  • Event Calendar: November 2019

    Event Calendar: November 2019

    Don't miss a second of the November festivals, live entertainment, and cultural activities that are unique to our area! Rally your friends and family or venture out solo to enjoy all of the exciting events that Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties have to offer this month!

  • The Giving Guide

    The Giving Guide

    Although many of us make a point of giving back all year ‘round, the holiday season is a time of year that brings the needs of others into clear focus and is often a time when we find ourselves feeling extra grateful for our own successes. Seize the opportunity this holiday season to keep the chain of good fortune and kindness going. Within this piece is a list of creative ways to give back and a few examples of local organizations that gladly accept volunteerism and donations year ‘round. 

  • Holiday Festivities

    Holiday Festivities

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! Don't miss a second of the holiday fun! Rally your friends and family or venture out solo to enjoy all of the exciting and heartwarming events that Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties have to offer! 

  • Event Calendar: December 2019

    Event Calendar: December 2019

    Don't miss a second of the December festivals, live entertainment, and cultural activities that are unique to our area! Rally your friends and family or venture out solo to enjoy all of the exciting events that Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties have to offer this month!