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Selling Texas: La Grange

La Grange is a charming and historic city located in Fayette County, Texas. Known for its rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and picturesque landscapes, La Grange offers a unique blend of small-town charm and historical significance.

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History

La Grange was originally built as a fort of protection from Indian attacks in 1826. The town developed from there and was named the Fayette County seat in 1837. La Grange holds a prominent place in Texas history. It played a pivotal role during the Texas Revolution and has witnessed various cultural influences throughout its development. As a…

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Winter Home Trends

Home is where the heart is….especially this time of year! With all of the hustle and bustle going on, being able to retire in the evening in your own cozy home is just what the doctor ordered.

If you’ve browsed social media or Pinterest at all lately, you’ve probably seen some of the more popular winter home trends. Decorators and influencers are really leaning into the more natural and minimalistic approach when it comes to decorating their homes and we’re all for it!

Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?

Natural Wood

Move over barn wood, light pine is moving in.

Choosing a lighter, more natural wood color for either the floor or cabinetry can help elevate your home and instantly make your home feel chicer in an…

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Home Loan 101

When it comes to purchasing a home, there are several ways to go about it. Whether you plan to finance your dream property with a home loan or pay cold hard cash, there are a few things to know beforehand.

There are probably more types of home loans available to you than you think. So have a seat, grab yourself a cup of coffee and let’s get into it.

Conventional Mortgage Loan

Probably one of the most commonly heard types of financing is a conventional loan.

These home loans will be backed by either a bank, credit union, or mortgage lending company.

Conventional loans typically require at least a 3% down payment at closing, however, the typical amount most home-buyers put down is 20%.

These loans are broken down…

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Spring Home Trends

When it comes to spring home trends, a good way to find out what the latest and greatest trends are is to check out your favorite home improvement and home decor websites. See what their lead photos are and you’ll have a first-hand look at what designers are doing. From our research, spring home trends are looking to follow the current styles with bright colors, fun patterns, and many textures. While the classic all-white feel isn’t totally out the door, homeowners gladly welcome some bright pops of color into their homes!

Pops of Color

Hues of green and blue seem to be making the circuit right now. Bright and bold cabinets add a bright spot, while gold matte hardware finishes the look. Unique color choices are a great…

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Six Steps to Selling Your Property

Just the thought of selling your property can seem daunting. There are tons of steps and it seems like everyone these days has a real estate license. So who do you call and where do you even begin?

Call An Agent

The most crucial part of the entire process is selecting the right agent. You want someone who is not only knowledgeable in your market and the type of property you are selling but someone who is also local to you and willing to be at all of the showings.

Having an agent on your side who is willing to take the time to accompany each showing will not only make you feel more comfortable allowing strangers into your home at all hours of the day, but your agent can also answer any questions on the…

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July 4th Celebrations

If you are looking for a fun July 4th celebration, you’ve come to the right place. There are several different options that go on each year in the area. Parades, fireworks, BBQ…you name it, we’ve got it.

We’ve gathered all of the information for the best places you and your family can spend the holiday so all you’ve got to do is pick your destination and hit the road! Oh, and maybe grab a water bottle or two…things tend to be sweltering down here this time of year.

Round Top

Of course we had to start our list with the longest running July 4th celebration west of the Mississippi. People from miles away come to town for this Independence Day spectacular!

The morning kicks-off at 10:30 with the firing of the cannon…

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Bathroom Renovation

When it comes to home improvement, there are three main rooms that can give you the most bang for your buck in terms of resale value: kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom. These are key features in any home and you want these spaces to bring you joy when you walk into them.

Whether you are a do-it-yourself-er or prefer to call in the professionals, a bathroom renovation can easily be in your future. Here are a few ways to spruce up your space.

Why You Should Consider a Bathroom Renovation

According to the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) 2022 Remodeling Impact Report, a bathroom renovation yielded a 71% cost when it was all said and done. In addition, 73% of homeowners had a greater desire to be home after the…

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Your Front Porch

A welcoming front porch is a key staple for any southern home. Whether that means going as extravagant as a dining table with seating for friends, or keeping it as simple as a welcome mat and small plant, there are numerous ways to amp up the space!

Your front porch can say a lot about your home…let’s make it as welcoming and cozy as possible! Regardless of the space…or lack of….that you may be working with, there are several ways to change things up!

Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere

The easiest way to spruce up your front porch is by adding a simple wreath. If you don’t want to go too crazy, you can keep it minimal with a Magnolia leaf or Boxwood wreath. Next up, add a simple door mat. The current trend is to layer your mats…

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Your Local Guide to Summer

There are a wide variety of options for the whole family in our area. Centrally located, Round Top is just a short drive to larger towns that have hosts of events throughout the summer. Here’s a Guide to Summer for some of the biggest events in our area!

Whether you plan to spend an extended weekend here or just want to make a trip down for the day, there is sure to be several options available for you.

Magnolia Days Festival – Columbus

Head over to Columbus on May 20 – 21 and join the Chamber for the annual festival held on the Courthouse Square! Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic buildings, take photos with the Magnolia Belles on the square, shop in the vendor marketplace, sample food and beverages,…

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Beekeeping in Texas

Although bees may seem like pests to many of us, they play a vital role in our ecosystem…and provide us with delicious honey! Not only that, but they can help you get an agricultural exemption on your property to keep taxes down. This is a big reason beekeeping in Texas has taken off in the past few years.

If you have ever considered beekeeping yourself, or perhaps were interested in obtaining a bee exemption on your land, we’re here to help.

Beekeeping in Texas is a great way to get an agricultural exemption on your property.

 

Agriculture Exemption

If you are looking for ways to keep your taxes down but don’t necessarily have the time or resources for cattle or hay, consider either becoming a beekeeper, or…

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