As the new year starts, let's check up on your biggest investment, your home. Are you updated with the latest changes and updates within your home? From plumbings, electrical outlets, inspections, and even taxes and insurances that involves your home are some of the important things you should never miss to check. On this blog, if you are a homeowner from Austin, we will guide you on the simple yet important things to do in 2020.

1. Clean Gutters

Clogged gutters can cause problems that can lead to serious issues such as ice dams, water damage or become a new home to pests. Clean your home gutters at least twice a year especially before winter starts. Carefully climb up the ladder and remove the leaves by using a leaf blower, garden hose, or by…

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Preparing a clean and comfortable room for your guests might sound like an exhausting task to do, but for real, it's actually one of the satisfying tasks when you have some friends and family coming over to your home. Planning the perfect guest oasis for your home will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will be enjoyed by your guests. If you are still unsure how, to begin with, your guest room oasis preparations, we created a list of easy and hassle-free tips to guide you into creating the best space you can offer to your guests! Let's get right in.

1. Declutter

It might have been a while since you had a guest stay over at your home. It's now time to check up on that room and remove unnecessary things that make the room a little bulky…

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As the temperatures begin to drop, it's also now the start of the process to winterize your home in Austin, TX. It's best to practice precautions and measure before the actual temperature drops to its lowest. Winterizing will keep your home on its tip-top shape and save money on energy bills throughout the winter season. Some homeowners prefer help from the experts when it comes to this type of maintenance, although this can be inexpensively on your own or with help from a friend or family member. Protect your Austin investment property this holiday season by following these tips on how to winterize your home in Austin, TX.

1. Fill and Seal the Gaps

Protect your home from pests, insects, and water from coming in by filling in cracks and…

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The battle for the best smart speakers for homes is tough; with recent developments between Google Home vs. Amazon Echo, it might be a challenge in choosing which is better for your home. In this blog, we’ll lay out a comparison guide between Google Home and Amazon Echo, also known as Amazon Alexa, to help you figure out which is best for your home, needs, and budget!

Thanks to technology, artificial intelligence can now transform your home. Both smart speakers are booming in the market. Obviously, it does make it easier and convenient for consumers to have these gadgets at home. From news, weather, conversion, facts, controlling the lights and devices in your home, and more; everything is just a “Hey Google...” or “Alexa...” away with these…

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There are numerous utility companies in the Austin area that will massively help you in your moving process in Austin. Have your utilities set up in advance or a day before your scheduled move-in. Make sure you have all that you need such as your internet, gas, electric, cable, and other utilities you will need at home. Check up on each of them to make sure that they are connected to avoid potential damages, if any, in the future. Call upon your provider to do any follow-ups on any delays.

Here is the list of utility companies in the Austin area:

Electric, and Gas Service Utilities

The following utility companies offer either electric, light, gas services or all three:

Atmos Energy



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Popcorn Ceiling | Spyglass Realty

Asbestos can often be found in popcorn ceilings and other textured ceilings. This naturally-occurring material that was commonly used as an industrial insulator has also been identified as a hazardous substance. Over 39,000 American lives are lost due to asbestos-related diseases every year. 

Testing for asbestos is important if you are worried about the presence of asbestos in your home. In over thousands of real estate transactions I’ve had, I never had an issue with a property that had asbestos in it until this occurred. I had a client call me and ask if a home had asbestos in the popcorn ceiling, I brought it up to my contractor who shrugged it off, put on a mask, and scraped it right off.

In this blog post, I'll explain and share with you…

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