For All Us Who Labor: Rest & Relaxation Awaits in Athens, Including a Sleeping Porch

By Candy Evans / September 2, 2019 / 1 Comment

It’s Labor Day and we are supposed to, you know, take it easy, courtesy of our employers. But real estate never takes a break: we have to have a place to live, hang our hats, brush our teeth, rest our weary souls, or frolic. Even on Labor Day. And what better place to rest and […]

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Bust Out the Brass Knuckles: New Laws Go Into Effect Today

By Bethany Erickson / September 1, 2019 / 1 Comment
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More than 800 new laws go into effect in Texas today, thanks to the most recent legislative session. They range from everything to legalizing brass knuckles and lemonade stands to making porch piracy a felony, and even a new law impacting sellers disclosures for homes in floodplains. Chances are, the bulk of the 800 new […]

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Texas Hits Top 20 of Best States For Retirees, Nebraska First

By Candy's Dirt / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

While Texas was in the top 20 in a recent Bankrate.com ranking of best states for retirees, crime and culture kept it from hitting the top 15. The Lone Star state was ranked 17th in the study, which looked at 11 public and private datasets that impacted the life of a retiree, in five categories: […]

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Not a Fan? Seven Ceiling Fan Options For All You Haters

By Bethany Erickson / June 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

It all started when a friend posted on Facebook, asking if she’d be crazy to remove the ceiling fans from her home right now. “Um, yes, this is Texas and it is summer,” was pretty much the universal response. But this got us thinking — what if you really hate fans? And how many people out […]

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We’re Not Going to Say the Cliche, But … Texas Population Growth is Big

By Bethany Erickson / May 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

The South and the West have the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and Texas has a bumper crop of those cities, new population estimates for cities and towns released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed.  Just how many Texas towns and cities showed growth? Three made the top 15 most populous cities in […]

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How Did Texas Fare in Best States Ranking? Eh …

By Candy's Dirt / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t the worst, either — and in parts, Texas is not so bad, an analysis of the state’s Best States ranking from U.S. News and World Report recently revealed. The Lone Star State earned the 38th spot overall this year, with bright spots in fiscal stability and […]

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