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Closed Cell – 2 Pound – Spray Foam Insulation

After we purchased our current home we found asbestos (vermiculite) in the rock-wool kitchen insulation. I could not, in good faith, keep the ceilings up, knowing that was all looming overhead. Additionally, the upstairs was hot.. very hot.. it had very little (or missing) insulation.  All walls and ceilings were torn down – throughout the […]

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Just Listed! – Complete “Studs-out” Remodel in 78745

  2512 Carlow Drive,  78745 3 beds / 2 full baths – 1,347 square feet  Offered at $329,000  -Bird and butterfly Texas native plants -New roof with 25 yr warranty on materials & 5 year warranty on labor -New siding and trim w/ 50 year warranty -New double pane, gas-filled low-e windows with screens with lifetime […]

Austin Parks & Recreation – Alcohol Consumption – Permit Requirements by Park

SOURCE: PARD INTERNAL EMAIL SENT: 11 JUN 2014 TEMPORARY ALCOHOL PERMIT REQUIRED: Temporary Alcohol Permit Required: Alamo Pocket Park/Recreation Center Andrews School Park Archstone Greenbelt Austin High Tennis Center Austin Memorial Cemetery Austin Nature Science Center Austin Recreation Center Balcones District Park/Pool Barrington School Park Barrow Nature Preserve Bartholomew Pool Barton Creek Greenbelt Barton Creek […]

Featured Home: Spacious, Updated Home w/ Exemplary Schools

Open floor plan, and so many updates! New wood floors. Stacked stone fireplace. Window treatments, top down shades. Storage cabinet in garage. Epoxy garage floors. Updated laundry room. Laundry chute. Pantry cabinet. Children’s playhouse. Kayak/canoe rack. Additional shelves in master closet. Hidden storage in master bath. Additional updates from the previous owner include granite counter […]

How to Buy a Home

Whether you are buying to owner occupy or you want to invest, there are a few steps that need to be taken.   #1 Define Your Goals Are you tired of paying rent? Have you outgrown your current home? Would you like a larger yard? Would you rather live in a different area? Do you […]

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Average Costs of Fixing, Upgrading or Remodeling

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING ESTIMATES Electrical Retrofit  receptacle – rewire reverse polarity $50-$75  standard light fixture $125-$200  receptacle – replace conventional with GFCI $100-$125  receptacle-CO/ALR (aluminum) $75-$100  receptacle – stove/dryer $100-$125  receptacle-conventional $125-$150  receptacle-split $175-$250  receptacle – exterior with cover $175-$250  fluorescent light fixture $180-$250  ground-public system $90-$120  ground-private system (with ground rods) $250-$300  exhaust […]

Life Expectancy of Household Components

The National Association of Home Builders put together a study that totaled average life expectancies for various housing components. To get this information, NAHB conducted a comprehensive telephone survey of manufacturers, trade associations and researchers to develop information about the longevity of housing components. Many of the people interviewed emphasized that the life expectancy of […]