My Tax Appraisal is . . . . HOW MUCH?!

2017 has seen the steepest increase in tax appraised values that we’ve ever seen in Travis County.  Mishell just about fell over when she got hers.  But we don’t have to take it laying down! If your appraised value increased unfairly, don’t miss the deadline to protest your tax appraisal. Your tax protest must be… Read More

Our Tax Bills Gave Us Heartburn!

This year, the taxing authorities really seem to have it out for property owners! If your appraised value increased unfairly, don’t miss the deadline to protest your tax appraisal. You have to file your protest by May 31, 2016 (or 30 days after you received the notice of the appraised value, whichever is later). You… Read More

Home Buyer Assistance Programs!

If you would like to learn more about using down payment assistance, please join us at our upcoming class on March 5, 2016, 10am-12pm Complete the Puzzle: Free Money for Home Buyers! As always if you have any questions about how this would work for you, let one of the Moxie Ladies take you out… Read More

Wilsonart Field Trip! Did somebody say LAMINATE?!

Did you know that one of the icons of mid-century modern home materials is right up the road in Temple, Texas? Wilsonart is a global manufacturer and distributor of High Pressure Laminates and other engineered composite materials, used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. You may know it from vintage… Read More

Planning for 2016: Is it Time for You to Buy Your Home?

A new year, and your lease is going to end (or you’re already month-to-month and wondering what to do).  Should you buy or rent your next home? Whether to buy a home is a very personal decision; it’s never strictly a financial decision but an emotional one, too.  Deciding whether to rent or buy isn’t… Read More

Moxie Hosts Open House Sunday 2/7 from 1-3pm!

Beauty is More than Skin Deep on this Mid-Century Modern Charmer! Love the vintage homes featured on blogs like Retro Renovation, with their wood cabinets and paneling and their gorgeous tile baths? Afraid of what is lurking in the walls and pipes? Step into a fairy tale in this lovingly restored and updated south Austin… Read More

2016 Housing Forcast

On January 13, 2016, the Moxie Ladies were privileged to attend the 2016 Housing Forecast.  This event, sponsored by the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) and the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) of Greater Austin is the only comprehensive housing forecast of its kind in the region.  Housing and economic experts presented their analysis, thoughts, and… Read More


We all get so busy during the holidays that we might not think winter is the right time to start the home buying process.  It’s true that here in Austin, we may not have as many people putting their homes on the market, but if you are a buyer, there are a LOT of reasons… Read More

Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments on Property and Real Estate Related Cases

On October 9, 2015, the Supreme Court sent notice that the following cases with some relation ship to real estate or property are set for oral argument (summaries taken from The Texas Supreme Court Advisory, written by the Supreme Court’s wonderful Staff Attorney, Osler McCarthy No. 14-0714, Alice M. Wood and Daniel L. Wood v…. Read More

Dallas Fed Shows Rapid Economic Expansion in Austin in July 2015

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its economic indicators for Austin for July 2015.  Those indicators show that Austin’s economy is continuing to grow. Highlights of the full report include: *The business-cycle index grew at a 9.8 percent annualized rate in July after reaching a postrecession peak of 10.2 percent in May. Growth so… Read More