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It’s that time of year when the sound of shoulder pads smashing against each other is music to the ears. It's time to break out that lucky jersey and cheer your team to victory. Its football season, which means it is the most glorious time of year for many Texans. Great food and drinks go hand in hand with watching your team's journey to the Super Bowl and/or college football's National Championship game, and just as important as those staples are to America's greatest game is where to watch the game. Here are a few of the best places in Central Texas to catch the big game.

Southern's Pizza and Sports Pub (Leander, Tx)

There is no question that pizza, hot wings, sandwiches, and beer are stalwarts of gridiron culture. Southern's Pizza and Sports

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Rain, wind, fluctuating temperatures, and other sorts of extreme weather can have a devastating effect on your home. In addition to causing property damage, a home that has not undergone weather proofing can also cause higher energy costs and a humid environment. Follow these handy home tips to keep your home protected from changing moisture and temperature levels.

Seal Windows and Doors

Tiny cracks around improperly fitted windows and door frames can cause a lot of problems, especially in older homes. Get a good caulk, weather stripping material, or sealant and go around your home to close up. Make sure to do this at least once when you move to a new property, and check for any additional gaps during your annual home maintenance. Properly

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Your kids have enjoyed the long, lazy days of summer. They’ve gone to bed late each night and slept late every morning. Unfortunately, your little ones are starting back to school in a few days. You’re worried chaos will ensue. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Getting back into the school routine can be challenging. To make this process run more smoothly at your home this year, consider adhering to the following tips.

  1. Prepare School Lunches after Dinner
    Do you struggle to get out the door on time every morning? You might especially encounter difficulties when your kids are in school. Instead of trying to make school lunches each hectic morning at your house, prepare them the night before. Making them right after dinner is a
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By creating great curb appeal, you can set your house apart from others on the same street and set the stage for potential buyers driving by or arriving for a viewing of the property. By making sure that the home looks inviting, you increase the likelihood of a drive by turning into a viewing and home buying. Most ideas for giving your house that “pow” curb appeal are low cost and offer a great return on investment. Some real estate and landscaping professionals estimate a dramatic increase in value just from creating an attractive picture from the street.

Clean with Power Washing

One of the most important things that a property owner can do to make the property more attractive is to power wash everything. From the driveway to the house exterior

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After staying in your house for a number of years, there may come a time when you will either become bored of the abode or seek to make some improvements. Apart from helping you achieve the desired change, home remodeling will also help you to make your home more functional, increase the comfort you enjoy while at home, fix a number of safety issues and update the home’s style. Regardless of your reason for remodeling, the undertaking will also improve the value of the property when it comes to home selling. However, you should focus on the following areas if you are to maximize your spend.

Kitchen Remodeling

They say that home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. During a home upgrading project, you should focus

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While most of the state is known for its dry climate, Central Texas has many wonderful man-made bodies of water. These places offer great opportunities to reconnect with nature allowing you hours of summer fun and time to de-stress. While each has its own character, they all offer great family fun. If you are looking for a family getaway this summer, then make sure to consider these five great lakes.

Lady Bird Lake

Lying in the heart of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful man-made lake created by the damming of the Colorado River. Consider starting your day with a 10.1 bike ride on the path completely encircling this lake. Then, climb in a canoe or kayak allowing you to see the sights of downtown Austin from the water. Later in the

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Summers in Texas can be scorching, so make a splash this summer by visiting one of these gnarly water parks.  Some of the best types of summer fun can be had at a waterpark. In Central Texas, you’ll find there are plenty of water parks within driving distance of just about any community you may live in. Here are five great water parks in the Central Texas area that will help your family have the most fun this summer. 


Schlitterbahn

When you are looking for an easy and fun place to get wet with your family, Schlitterbahn is a great choice for you. Schlitterbahn has 5 locations in total.  The most popular one being the Central Texas location in New Braunfels.  This well-known water park offers a ton of activities for kids and adults of all ages. From

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There are so many benefits to owning a pool. Obviously, it makes your summer life more fun, and adds value to your home. However, anyone who has a pool, above ground or in ground, knows how much work it takes to keep it clean and functional. You want to be able to relax at your poolside retreat, and you want family and friends to be able to do the same.

If you have a pool or are considering installing one, here are some tips on how to take care of it this summer. You're one step closer to the perfect summer pool!

Check pH and Chlorine

It's vital to check your pool's pH and chlorine levels at least twice a week (once at dusk, and eight hours after rain). On average, you should keep the pH between 7.4 - 7.6 and chlorine between 1.0 - 3.0 parts

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Whether you are living in the Austin metro area or just stopping by for the summer, the Central Texas area has a lot to offer families seeking friendly summertime fun. While there are countless options for enjoying seasonal activities with children, here are a few worth noting that you may want to place on your priority list this summer.

Water Parks

I think water parks are the best thing about summer. The world famous Schlitterbahn water park has been a highly recommended family destination for years. If that is too expensive or overwhelming for you, I suggest taking a visit to Volente Beach water park. This is a smaller and more family friendly water park with a lakeside beach. 

There is also Barton Springs Pool located at Zilker

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As a homeowner, you'll ideally make money if you choose to sell your home. However, there are some home selling costs associated with real estate that you should know about before getting started.

Preparing Your Home for Sale

To attract buyers, you'll likely need to do some work before placing your listing on the market. Homeowners selling their properties can invest in things such as interior and exterior painting as needed, landscaping and curb appeal projects (painting the front door, for example), professional cleaning and staging, and storage unit to reduce clutter by packing away excess furniture and belongings.

In addition to taking care of obvious repairs, homeowners should consider paying for a pre-listing inspection to identify

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