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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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Central Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With many people moving into the region every day, the government is taking special effort to upgrade existing infrastructure as well as to maintain it with seasonal projects. If you are preparing to relocate to a new home in this area, you may be aware of numerous projects in your area, and you may wonder how living in Central Texas will be affected by road work. By learning more about the road projects in progress, you can better determine how they will affect your new life in the region.

Where Are the Major Road Work Projects?

Through the Texas Department of Transportation's website, you can learn that there are several dozen road projects located throughout Central Texas. For

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While there are many home tips out there to help you maintain the look and feel of your home both inside and out, many people often overlook the second sense buyers use when looking at homes...the smell. A smell can immediately turn buyers off, or make them feel right at home.  Many of us have pets, dirty laundry, garbage and other items in our homes that can sometimes smell unsavory.  Even the outside temperature can often have an effect on the way your home smells. If you live in a warm place like central Texas, you may have to try different home tips for helping your home smell its best because the humid and hot weather can drastically affect the scent inside your home. Here are some helpful tips to help your central Texas home smell its best.  
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Gorgeous weather and beautiful landscape are part of the package when you live in Central Texas.  Springtime is the perfect time to explore Central Texas, and there are plenty of ways to get outdoors in the sunshine with the whole family.

Dinosaur Park

Located south and east of Austin, this unique Central Texas park features life-sized replicas of dinosaurs that are sure to appeal to the young and even the enthusiastic adult. The park includes a nature trail with views of each of the replicas and opportunities to locate hidden dinosaur footprints. Families can bring their own picnic lunch and make a day of it. The park is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $8 for children and adults with free admission for

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Looking to buy a home in Central Texas this year? Buying real estate requires knowledge and expertise in the communities you're looking to purchase your home in. Our realtors at RE/MAX Town and Country have the expertise you're looking for in the Central Texas area.

While we've got your real estate needs covered, there are some things you can do and prepare for that will make the process easier. Here are some tips for buying real estate here this year:

Get pre-approved for a mortgage: Looking at homes is fun. But before you start your home tours, you should consider get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. During pre-approval, a lender will review your finances and run your credit report to determine how large of a mortgage loan they are willing to

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For dog lovers, bark parks are an excellent place to take your canine friends. With so much wide-open space to run and play, dogs and owners alike get to have fun while being active. That being said, Texas is teeming with this kind of park. Whether in Austin, Leander, Cedar Park, or any other city close by, there is a puppy haven to visit with your pooch.

Austin offers some of the best bark parks in Texas. From Norwood Estate Dog Park to Yard Bar, there's something for every owner. Norwood Estate is a large expanse of fenced-in land located close to downtown. It offers water stations with bowls for the pups and picnic tables with chairs for the owners so you may lounge while your dog plays. It's also known for its cleanliness, which is a big plus.

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