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Alison Nicklin Shuman is an Austin, Texas Real Estate Market maven, Real Estate Photographer and real estate website SEO professional. Subscribe to Alison's blog for up-to-the-minute information on how to maximize the traffic to your website, and lure in readers with top-notch content and compelling photography.

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2011 

Austin Tax Rates Differ Widely from Area to Area Shopping for a home in Austin Texas?The tax rates here can be confusing to folks moving in from other parts of the country. Property Tax Rates in Northwest Austin A property can be taxable by different governmental entities such as Austin Community...
09/29/2011
Been thinking about adding on to your home? How about adding a room outside - actually outside - not part of your main home - like a casita, but don't want to have to go through a whole design-build process? I've driven by this place on Burnet Road in Austin, Texas called Kango Room Systems a few...
09/29/2011
Flipping? Updating an old bathroom? Getting a house ready to sell? Want granite but can't afford to buy a whole slab to get the little piece you need? Call around to your local granite fabricators (companies that cut and install granite) and ask if they sell remnants. Some questions you can ask: ...
09/29/2011
I've been taking cold showers this week. Our condo association has been working on the hot water pipes and the supply of hot water has, to say the least, sucked. But I'm not mad, not even particularly frustrated, just a little . . . cold, even in the Texas heat. I'm not mad because I knew about t...
09/26/2011
Dave shares some excel expertise in his post below about using rolling averages to share sales information about a local market area. Take a look and give it a whirl and be sure to visit his blog and leave a comment! Writing hyper local posts is a great way to become known as a local expert. Goog...
09/26/2011
Been to Pingdom lately? Yes, Pindgom, not the Magic Kingdom. it is another one of those nifty little tools we all need in our real estate website toolbag - because you can use it to catch performance problems and nip them in the bud. Take a quick second and open that site in another tab of your b...
09/24/2011
Got an old bathroom? Or worse, one that was "updated" but never quite finished? This bathroom was one of those - a project that never quite made it to the finish line. I'll admit - this one is mine, a project I decided I HAD to do when I was pregnant with my youngest son who is now 5. It was one ...
09/24/2011
Choosing keywords for your blog, or maybe just a single post on a topic you don't normally cover? Make sure you consider more than just the monthly volume for the keyword when using Google's Keyword Tool. Take a look at the competition for the keywords as well. What you may find is this: high-vol...
09/24/2011
Linda's post about performing regular maintenance on your home is a must-read for every home owner (and would-be home owner).  In a nutshell - keeping up with the basic maintenance on your systems will save you a bundle in time, money and energy in the long run.It is easy, especially in this econ...
09/24/2011
Closet Doors - Such a Nice Update If Done Right. Such a Mess if Done Wrong. Got an old house? The kind with the flat-panel doors, probably in an old wood veneer that has seen better days? Replacing them with moulded-panel, composite wood doors (not solid wood) isn't difficult or expensive, as lon...
09/23/2011
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