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Melissa Galvan's Blog Posts

6 Reasons Your Home Wont Sell
Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can't figure out w...

TOP 5 PLACES TO TAKE BLUEBONNET PHOTOS
TOP 5 PLACES TO TAKE BLUEBONNET PHOTOSTop 5 places for Blue Bonnet photosTexas is home to the beautiful bluebonnet flower. Bluebonnets mark over 100 years as the State flower....

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday 6 Things To Know About Springing Forward
Why do we need to “save” daylight hours during the summer? — and 5 other burning questions about DST, answered.At 2 am on Sunday, March 12, we will push our clocks forward on...

Making The Move To Greater Home Energy Efficiency
As we move forward into spring now may be a good time to take a look at a few of the steps that we can take to help improve the energy efficiency of our homes before those sum...

EXP Realty Named Among Top Workplaces By The Washington Post And The Atlanta JournalConsituation
eXp Realty Named Among Top Workplaces by The Washington Post and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution From L to R: Rebecca Straley; Michael Straley; Guy Allen; Tara Houston; and, Mich...

Down Payment Assistance Home Ownership
The City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has $1.8 million in funds available for down payment assistance.  There are two programs avail...

6 Important Tips To Prepare Homes For Selling
The punch list to prepare a home for sale might seem a little daunting for many.Repairs and to-do tasks are time-consuming and can dissuade many potential sellers from moving forwa...

Top 12 Reasons Agents Are Joining EXp Realty
Top 12 Reasons Agents are Joining eXp Realty The Industry’s Best Residual Recruiting/Revenue Share Program Amazing Integrated Web Solutions/SEO Group Business Plan...

Whats All The Buzz About
What's all the buzz about?eXp Realty Agents are Working together to build businesses, build and enhance brands, increase profitability, reduce overhead and risk, and achieve bold c...

Developer To Offer Austin ISD Teachers Home At Reduced Cost
AUSTIN -- The developers of a new community in Central Austin announced a deal that will save Austin Independent School District teachers hundreds of thousands of dollars on the pu...

Hot Texas Real Estate Market On Track For Recordbreaking Year
Hot Texas real estate market on track for record-breaking year ByArden WardA new report suggests the Texas real estate market will end the year on a high note.Ebby Halliday/Shoot ...

6 Shocking Perks Of City Living According To Science
6 Shocking Perks of City Living, According to Science ByKimberly Dawn Neumann Leonardo Patrizi/iStockAre you a die-hard city lover? You know, the type who thrives on the crowds, ...

The Fine Art Of Setting Up A Christmas Tree Without Destroying Your Home
The Fine Art of Setting Up a Christmas Tree Without Destroying Your Home ByLiz Alterman Frank Rothe/Getty ImagesOK, it’s officially time to set up the picture-perfect Chri...

7 Awesome Features That Surprise Might Make Your House Harder To Sell
7 Awesome Features That (Surprise!) Might Make Your House Harder to Sell ByJamie Wiebe DigiStu/iStockAhhhh, you’ve finally found your dream home. Right?Before you commit t...

Austins Best Neighborhoods To Buy Affordable Homes Revealed New Study Shows
Austin's best neighborhoods to buy affordable homes revealed in new study ByPaige TurnerSouth Manchaca is one of Austin's most affordable neighborhoods.Photo courtesy of RedfinIn ...

New Marketplace Slated To Transform Iconic Downtown Austin Spot
New marketplace slated to transform iconic downtown Austin space ByMolly McManusPart courtyard and park, part marketplace and meeting space, Fareground is the city's newest p...

What Will AustinSan Antonio Look Like In The Next 15 Years
What will Austin-San Antonio look like in the next 15 years? ByNicole RaneyPopulation projections show Austin and San Antonio becoming one metro corridor.Cristhian Rodriguez/Wikim...

10 Best Tacos In Texas Declared By Top Magazine Only One In Austin
10 best tacos in Texas declared by top magazine: Only one in Austin? ByNicole RaneyThe brisket taco from Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ is one ofTexas Monthly's top tacos in the state.Co...

6 Tricks That Will Supersize Your Small Bedroom
6 Tricks That Will Supersize Your Small Bedroom ByDeborah Kearns Belle storage bed: usmodern.com; closet organizer: easyclosets.comwall lamp: ikea.com; Mid-Century 3-Drawer Dress...

5 Decor Secrets From The Set Of Empire
5 Decor Secrets From the Set of ‘Empire’ BySusan Hornik "Empire" photo courtesy Chuck Hodes/Fox Broadcasting Co.If you manage to tear your eyes off Cookie and Lucious’...

A Dozen Ways To Style An Unused Fireplace
A Dozen Ways to Style an Unused FireplaceLaura Gaskill When the fireplace has become more of a black hole than a focal point, it’s time to get styling with paint, flea market fi...

10 Tips For A Calm Heartfelt Thanksgiving
10 Tips for a Calm, Heartfelt ThanksgivingLaura GaskillThis Thanksgiving, learn to embrace imperfection for a less stressful and more meaningful holiday. Whether it’s setting a s...

The Renovation Dilemma What To Fix If Youre Selling
The Renovation Dilemma: What to Fix If You’re Selling ByDeborah Kearns" If it ain't broke. Don't renovate it!.."  Warren Goldswain/iStockIt’s always a Sisyphean task&nbs...

6 Ways To Supersize Your Small Kitchen For The Holidays
6 Ways to Supersize Your Small Kitchen for the HolidaysByDeborah Kearns Norma Zuniga/Getty ImagesWith Thanksgiving around the corner, odds are you’ll soon be spending plenty of ...

Autumn Home Checklist
Autumn Home Checklist By MelissaIt’s that time of year again: The air is turning cooler, the leaves are starting to turn gold and orange and the days are growing shorter. Fa...

10 Best Hangover Cures From Austins Favorite Spots
10 best hangover cures from Austin's favorite spotsBy Nicole Raney Everyone knows that putting cheese on something makes it better — including hangovers. Kerbe...

Austin Skyrockets To Top Of List Of Best Cities For Engineers
Austin skyrockets to top of list of best cities for engineersBy Elizabeth RhodesAustin is one of the top 10 cities for engineering jobs. Photo by Kumar Appaiah with Flick...

Austins Most Expensive Neighborhoods For Renters Revealed In New Map
Austin's most expensive neighborhoods for renters revealed in new mapByMolly McManusA new map from Zumper outlines Austin's most expensive and least expensive neighborhoods to...

New Marketplace Slated To Transform Iconic Downtown Austin Space
New marketplace slated to transform iconic downtown Austin spaceBy Molly McManusPart courtyard and park, part marketplace and meeting space, Fareground is the city's newe...

Austin Ranks Among 10 Best Cities For Your Wallet Says New Study
Austin ranks among 10 best cities for your wallet, says new studyBy Nicole RaneyAustin's the 10th best city for wallet wellness.Photo courtesy of Doc's MotorworksAhead of the ...

New Townhomes With Funky Vibe Pop Up In Popular South Austin Neighborhood
New townhomes with funky vibe pop up in popular South Austin neighborhoodBy Nicole Raney These new townhomes balance modern living with the funky 78704 vibe.Courtesy of 2...

Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where Youd Actually Want To Live
Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to LiveByYuqing Pan We all know that you can get more for your money in a small town than in a big city, right? But die-h...

Moving You Can Take This Tiny Cheap Smart Apartment With You Wherever You Go
Moving? You Can Take This Tiny, Cheap Smart Apartment With You Wherever You GoADELE PETERSWant to move from San Francisco to Austin? Forget packing and Craigslist. Soon, you'll ope...

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT October 6 2015
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT- October 6, 2015National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet y...

6 Top Austin Pizza Joints You Havent Heard Of And Have To Try
6 top Austin pizza joints you haven't heard of and have to tryBy Kelly StockerFlaming Pizza is a build-your-own, Subway-style pizza spot deep in the heart of The Domain.Linda ...

Top 10 Markets For Millennials Seeking A Home
Top 10 Markets for Millennials Seeking a HomeByErik Gunther demaerre/iStockMillennials have been dubbed “the generation of renters,” but according torealtor.com® re...

Heres What Pushes People To Buy Homes In 2015
Here’s What Pushes People to Buy Homes in 2015By Jonathan Smoke Peter Cade/Getty ImagesPeople buy homes for as almost as many different reasons as there are, well, differen...

Yes You Can Compete With AllCash BuyersHeres How
Yes, You Can Compete With All-Cash Buyers—Here’s HowJamie Wiebe aluxum/iStockTo some of us, all-cash buyers are the scourge of the superhot housing market: They swoop in, supe...

6 Things New Homeowners Waste Money On
6 Things New Homeowners Waste Money OnByJamie Wiebe rhoon/iStockOK, we’ve said it time and again, but it bears repeating: Buying a home is a very big expense—and onc...

The 20 Hottest Markets In September 2015
The 20 Hottest Markets in September 2015ByCicely Wedgeworth Denver: powerofforever/iStockSan Francisco: Mitchell Funk/Getty ImagesDallas: MIHAI ANDRITOIU/iStockThe season has offi...

The 11 Best Hiking Trails In Austin And Beyond
The 11 best hiking trails in Austin and beyondBy Nicole RaneyMcKinney Falls State Park is one of our top picks for hiking in Austin.McKinney Falls State Park/FacebookAustin is...

How To Make Your Austin Home Airbnbready And Earn Some Cash In A Flash
How to make your Austin home Airbnb-ready and earn some cash in a flashBy Kelly StockerThese tips ensure short-term renters will love your Austin digs.Photo courtesy of Airbnb...

Austin Real Estate Market Sizzles With Summer Surge In Home Prices
Austin real estate market sizzles with summer surge in home pricesBy Arden WardLast month, Austin home prices hit an all-time high for the month of August.Photo courtesy of Au...

Get Your Auction Paddles Ready For This Texas Billionaires Expansive Lake House
Get your auction paddles ready for this Texas billionaire's expansive lake house By Candy EvansJohn Goff's compound on Eagle Mountain Lake is going on the auction block on Oc...

Surprising College Town Trumps Austin As The Most Exciting City In Texas
Surprising college town trumps Austin as the most exciting city in TexasBy Nicole Raney College Station beat out Austin — and everywhere else — as the most exciting c...

Pecan Street Festival 2015
WHEN September 26 & 27 2015- FREEWHO WE AREThe Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation presented by The...

Travis County Adds More New Residents Than Anywhere Else In US But Dont Blame California
Travis County adds more new residents than anywhere else in U.S., but don't blame CaliforniaBy Nicole Raney New data reveals Travis County attracts the most new household...

Our Juicy Guide To The 10 Best Cheeseburgers In Austin
Our juicy guide to the 10 best cheeseburgers in Austin ByMolly McManus Black Star Co-op's Black Star Burger features a mouth-watering brisket patty from 44 Farms in Camer...

The Funkiest Little Festival In Texas Promises Music And Love Under The Marfa Sky
The funkiest little festival in Texas promises music and love under the Marfa skyBy Nicole RaneyThe Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love takes over El Cosmico September 24-26....

This Texas City Is Poised To Become Nations Third Largest By 2025
This Texas city is poised to become nation's third largest by 2025By Elizabeth RhodesA report from Reuters indicates that Houston is expected to surpass Chicago as the nation'...

Austins 4 Most Expensive Homes For Rent Come With Shocking Price Tags
Austin's 4 most expensive homes for rent come with shocking price tagsBy Nicole Raney This sprawling estate at 1704 Barton Creek Blvd. costs $18,000 per month. P...

How Austins Giant City Limits Measure Up To Other Major US Cities
How Austin's giant city limits measure up to other major U.S. cities By Nicole RaneyA new infographic helps us visualize just how expansive Austin's city limits are.Texas...

What Will Austin Look Like In 5 Years New Report Details Rapid Growth
What will Austin look like in 5 years? New report details rapid growth ByMolly McManusAccording to LawnStarter, Austin can expect a 19 percent population increase in the next five...

This Elegant Austin Condo Defines Sophisticated Downtown Living
This elegant Austin condo defines sophisticated downtown living ByMady DahlstromModern art and elegance are the main events of this sophisticated high-rise in the heart of downtow...

Explore Austins Backyard With Innovative Airbnb Of Camping Service
Explore Austin's backyard with innovative 'Airbnb of camping' service ByNicole RaneyHipcamp allows you to search available campsites in state and national parks as well as private...

Comparing Austins City Limits With Other Cities Around The World
Comparing Austin’s city limits with other cities around the worldHannah ThornbyNo, we’re not trying to compare our biggest urban music festival, Austin City Limits, with t...

Is September A Good Time To Buy A Home
Is This September the Perfect Month to Buy a Home?ByJonathan SmokeIt’s the perennial question, and one that both consumers and the media have asked me incessantly over the past f...

Which Big City Is Growing The Fastest In Texas Surprisingly Its Not Austin
Which big city is growing the fastest in Texas? Surprisingly, it's not AustinBY ARDEN WARD how much bigger will Texas' big cities be in 25 years? A new study from La...

7 Things Your House Painter Wishes You Knew
7 Things Your House Painter Wishes You KnewJamie Wiebe via Realtor.com With the exception of hardened DIY-types (you know who you are!), just about all homeowners wi...


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