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Banish Boring Walls: A New Way to Buy Innovative Art

By Elaine Raffel / June 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

Creative artist agent Renee Rhyner saw a void in the market. A place to buy innovative artwork at accessible prices.

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3 Reasons That 2019 Was Texas’ Record Year for Home Sales

By Brandi Addison / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last year was a record year for the sale of Texas homes for three particular reasons, according to the Texas A&M University Systems Real Estate Center. At 356,576 homes sold throughout MLSs in 2019, research associate Wesley Miller said there was a combination of reasons for the growth: Low interest and mortgage rates Domestic migration […]

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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
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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
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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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