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Hope for homeowners fearing foreclosure

Though Texas fares better than most U.S. states with regard to foreclosure rates, Texas homeowners are not immune to this life-changing event. For those living in fear of foreclosure, there is good news. On February 18, 2009, President Obama announced his plan to help millions of families, neighborhoods and communities combat the threat and negative effects […]

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What “green” means for you

You’ve probably heard the term “green” used to describe everything from grocery bags and cars to buildings and cities. But what does “green” mean for Austin, and what does it mean for you? While “green” can refer to practices that promote healthy living and aid in resource conservation, it’s often used in reference to practices […]

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Understanding Austin’s energy efficiency ordinance

If you’re in the market to buy or sell Austin real estate, you may have heard of Austin’s energy efficiency ordinance, officially known as the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance. Under the ECAD Ordinance, some Austin homeowners are required to have an energy audit performed on their home prior to selling it and […]

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