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Are you or someone you know a good fit for the Council? Please review the REthink charter and complete the application by Nov. 28 to:  rethink@HSFranchise.com.

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Published by: Christine Pease November 20, 2018 I dont know about you but I love a good deal. Ive turned into such a thrifty shopper but I cannot bear the thought of shopping on black Friday. Rumor has it, some stores will have deals up to 65 off this year. Now thats a giant savings for your Christmas shoppers. If youre truly looking for a deal, then check out this site for all the hot spots, secret savings and more

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Published by: Christine Pease November 16, 2018 If youre looking for a home that has it all then look no further Congratulations You can stop touring homes now and start packing This stunning home in Highpointe is an entertainers delight featuring an open floor plan, huge kitchen and living area, formal dining, media room and an outdoor kitchen Thats right, an outdoor kitchen Bring that party outdoors and watch the sunset. With 4,161 sq. ft. of space is complete with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, an office and a flex space.nbsp; Stone exterior with beautiful landscaping.nbsp; Dont let me forget to mention the three car garage and the port a cochere Community amenities include swimming pools, community center and hik...

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Published by: Daisy Gregg Hello again It has been a while I hope everything is going well for you and that you have been enjoyingnbsp;Christines blogs Anyway, I am back today with this quick step by step breakdown of creating a promoted pin. We talked in the last articlenbsp;about why it is so beneficial and with little to no effort on your part. Without further ado, here is the guide to creating the pinnbsp; Step 1: Log into your account and find either the 1. Plus sign near your account drop down or 2. The large Create an Ad pop up in your personal profile. Now remember you need to have a business account to create a promoted pin. So create that first then proceed with these steps. (Here is a helpful link to assist with th...

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nbsp; Published by: Christine Pease November 9, 2018 I dont know about you, but I absolutely love peanut butter. You can usually find me with a spoonful of peanut butter on any given night. I would go as far to say its as good as bacon. If youre a peanut butter lover like me, than youll surely enjoy these tasty treats. I know I will Tasty Treats for All Peanut Butter Lovers Click Here nbsp;

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Happy Birthday Katie and Terry Published by: Daisy Gregg Have you ever considered how much time you spend with people you work with? You can see coworkers more than you do your family. We see and talk to these people every day. This creates a special bond, one that can last even after you may leave this job (if you do, sometimes these people and the job are so great you could never think of leaving). I have had that experience with the people I work with at Berkshire Hathaway. We are essentially a family. They took me home when my car broke down (Katie) and let me cry in their office when stuff in my life was just not going great (Telisa). Sometimes you canrsquo;t express to them how much they have impacted your life or celebra...

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Published by: Christine Pease November 2, 2018 I thought that spring in Austin was festival season. But, to my surprise, its November There is so much going on in November, I dont know where to beginnbsp; Some events have been hosted for several years now and some are just kicking off their first event Here are some fun ideas to bring in the fall cheer: November 1st - 7th | Christmas at the Caswell House November 2nd- 4th | UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks November 2nd - 11th | Wurstfest November 3rd | Austin Powwow November 3rd - 4th | Austin Celtic Festival November 3rd - 4th | Texas Monthly BBQ Festival November 10th - 11th | East Austin Studio Tour November 22nd | Thundercloud Subs Annual Turkey Trot Novem...

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Published by: Christine Pease October 26, 2018 This Cockburn custom built home, a grand one-story home in a country club setting, sits on 0.382 acres in the beautiful Berry Creek in Georgetown, Texas. A true entertainers dream with a gorgeous formal dining room, open concept floor plan with large gourmet kitchen with gathering island,nbsp;opensnbsp;into the living area with a stunning floor-to-ceiling fireplace.nbsp; Youll find exquisite cabinetry and gleaming wood floors throughout, tall ceilings and doors and walls of windows with up market materials with meticulous detail.nbsp; Gorgeous travertine tile surrounding the sparkling resort-style pool with dual speed water falls. Park your golf cart in the over-sized 3-car gara...

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Published by: Christine Pease October 23, 2018 Vampires, mummies and witches Beware of all the scary creatures, super heroes and celebrities walking your neighborhood this Halloween. If you find yourself among the many witches and devils then be sure to read all about how to keep you and your little ones safe But first, have fun and go wild with your costumes Its only one night a year nbsp;

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Published by: Daisy Gregg It is such a great time of year The weather is so nice and cool, leaves are changing colors, and so many other good things It has been raining buckets here but the temperature is still such a great change from the sweltering heat. And it is my birthday month So that already makes it better It is a week before Halloween and are you ready for it? If not, I tend to think like Christmas it kind of sneaks up on you, I have put together some great treats you can throw together for those Halloween parties Halloween Bark from Glorious Treats This great treat makes a lot and only takes throwing fun colored stuff together to make Rice Krispie Treat Mummies from Cregrave;me De La Crumb nbsp; This tr...

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Published by: Daisy Gregg Promoted Pins are to Pinterest what Facebook Boosted Ads are to Facebook, below is an example. Both of these, at their core, are marketing resources to be used by businesses for financial gain. Promoted Pins are bought by companies to show in Pinterest Usersrsquo; feeds. The Promoted Pins marketed to you are ones that should relate to your areas of interest. I say it loosely only because targeted ads arenrsquo;t always the best unless they are using cookies to directly show you what you were previously looking at. But Pinterest and Facebook are better than many others. And this pin can link back to your website, even if it isnrsquo;t promoted but this is another blog for another time (See disclaimer a...

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It's no secret that Austin is among the most desirable cities in America. The diverse culture, balanced economy, and booming job market has led to a hot real estate market, with many new residents looking for a new home in the trendiest neighborhoods.

Of course, this high housing demand has led to the discovery—or in the case of some long-time Austin residents, the re-discovery—of many wonderful local communities. These up-and-coming Austin communities have become increasingly popular for a range of reasons, such as the quality of homes, parks, and shops, as well as proximity to the cities top amenities, affordability, and general attractiveness of the community in general.

Here are a few neighborhoods in Austin that we feel are trending in the right direction:

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It should go without saying that buying a home is a huge step in anyone's life and it requires plenty of planning. The problem is that many first-time buyers don't know how to make sure they're ready when it comes time to buy, which could mean that you're missing out on amazing homes. This is particularly important in the hot Austin real estate market, where most homes don't stay on the market long and sellers won't wait for buyers who don't have all their ducks in a row.

But even though preparing to buy a home may seem a bit daunting to inexperienced buyers, having a clearly defined list of thing you need to do before buying your first Austin home will make things much easier. That's why we've outlined five steps that will help you be ready to snap up a gorgeous home in one of your desired Austin neighborhoods.

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As we talked about last time, interest rates have gone up a bit. So what does that mean for the buyer? Should you wait? Well, since rates are predicted to continue to go up, the answer is no, you should not wait. As this article points out, yes, the record low rates are gone, for now at least. Who knows what the future will hold. Most economist are saying that the next five years will see an increase in rates. So certainly waiting is only going to make your house more expensive. Sure, you could wait for the rates lower than 4% to come back. But you may be waiting a long time. The odds point to us getting back to 6-8% in the next few years, long, long before we get back to the sub 4% rates again. So, don't let a small jump in rates now sc...

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the five most expensive austin homes currently on the market

There's no question about it. Austin is booming. Aside from being consistently voted among the most livable cities in the entire country, the Austin real estate market is also on fire!

It shouldn't be a surprise either. Austin enjoys a temperate climate, a great jobs market and a justified reputation for being one of the liveliest cities in Texas! Whether it's live music that you love, a world-class, gourmet culinary scene or the city's laid-back culture that's drawn you. Austin is where it's at.

Many of the below properties may be out of the reach for the average resident, but its fun to see how the other half lives. Prepared to be amazed - let's check out 5 of the most expensive Austin homes, currently on the market!

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