Homestead Exemption

It’s time to file for your home exemption if you purchased your home in the last year!

You will file with your county between Jan 1st through April 30th.

You do not need to use any services to do this filing.  You may be receiving official looking letters.  Through them away!

Here are the links to each county.

Travis County

Williamson County

Hays County

This is an easy filing you can do yourself.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.

 

Watering your Foundation

Water your foundation during drought

The serious drought during the last two summers affected our lives in many ways.
We all tried our best to keep our grass green, or at least hoped the roots are still alive so they would come back next year.. We watered trees and bushes of course.
But did you remember to water your foudation??
We have been seeing properties with cracked soil/ground around their foundations.
If it already had happened, you can fill the cracked ground with top soil to amend the existing clay soil.  Start watering around your foundation to keep moisture.  Automatic sprinkler systems make your job easier, but you can manually hose around foundation.
Lastly, believe it or not, we are still in Stage 2 restriction in Austin….
http://austintexas.gov/department/stage-2-watering-restrictions
Hope this summer will be easier for Austin!