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Is your tax assessment fair?

Market value change is not the same for all areas. According to the Austin Board of Realtors, the median single-family sold price in the Austin area is up 8% compared to February 2016 as competition increases and inventory continues to be below healthy levels. Although an overall increase was seen throughout the Austin region, changes…

Holiday Event Guide – 2016

Enjoy the spirit of the season! Roots has put together a Holiday Event Guide to help you navigate the Austin-Area fun this season. Enjoy and we’ll see you next year!

Free Museums in Austin!

‘ Looking for things to do this summer? Austin has a lot to offer, including many free-days for area museums! Austin Fire Museum Free: Wednesday-Sunday 401 E 5th Street Blanton Museum of Art Free: Every third Thursday 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Free: First Sunday of the…

Need Last Minute Plans for the 4th in Austin? Look No Further!

  If you’ve procrastinated making 4th of July plans, click the banner to see a list of free activities and fireworks in the Austin-area.   Have fun and be safe!

Is Your Tax Appraisal a Fair Assessment?

Market Value Changes are Not the Same for All Areas According to the Austin Board of Realtors, the median sold price for single family homes in the Austin area rose 5.9% from January 2015 to January 2015. The increase in the price indicates competition is increasing among buyers as the inventory of homes continues to shrink.…

Hays County Homeowners and Private Well Drilling

  As eco-friendly as Texas is, it’s no surprise that having well water in your backyard is more common than you would think. Many houses in our sister county of Hays, use well water. For those that are not familiar with well water – it comes from ground water and isn’t subject to the chlorination process of traditional…

Best Austin Furniture and Home Decor Shops

  While we are always advocates for checking out big purchases in person (there’s nothing worse than ordering a sofa online, and when it arrives it’s as stiff as a board) and with so many amazing local shops for stylish home decor and conversational furniture pieces, it’s almost scary how fast you could decorate your…

Stop Getting Junk Mail

  Every day that we check our mailboxes, we have to pick out all kinds of junk mail so that we can get to our real mail. Did you ever tear a bill in half because it was stuck to some kind of free offer? Need a wheel barrel to carry in all the mail? Are you…

How to “Insure” Your Home is Protected

  The difference between Home Owners Insurance and a Home Warranty There are few real estate terms as frequently confused as a Home Warranty Policy and Homeowners Insurance Policy. While they sound synonymous, they actually cover very different things Homeowners Insurance Homeowners insurance covers damage and loss caused by something (fire, wind, hail, fallen tree,…

10 helpful tips after you’ve moved.

  You’ve closed on a house and now the underlining question is “What do we do next?”  Lucky for you, we’ve made a fun and informational list of the top ten things you should tackle after your big move. Some of these seem extremely basic, but they’re all very useful in making sure that your bases…

The Buying Process: Contract to Close

  So, you’re looking for your dream home. Let us be the first to say congratulations on this big step! Understandably, there are a number of questions that come with this search and especially when it comes to the buying process. Lucky for you, at Roots Real Estate we know the lingo and how to navigate…