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General Area in Round Rock : Real Estate Advice

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Lee, Home Buyer in Round Rock, TX
Tue Dec 13, 2016
Lee answered:
Water in Round Rock has a hardness of 11 grains per gallon average, which is considered hard according to USGS standards. Problems with pipes will surely occur in the long run, but problems with your sprinkler valves due to calcium scale are absolutely common in this area mainly because of high evaporation in the outdoor summer heat. Hard water may also cause ice maker related issues. I always say preventive maintenance is an owners choice. I personally dislike dealing with calcium deposits around my faucets, showers and sinks, but above all, the thing I dislike the most is the slippery feeling in your body, after taking a "hard earned" shower at the end of the day with softened water. Its like washing yourself with sea water. The sodium added to the water just wont allow proper soap rinsing and you never get to feel really clean. My house came with a huge Salt Water Softener, with two big tanks that took a lot of space in my garage which is not huge. After a long research, I decided to replace our salt softener with a Vulcan Anti-Scaler from Techno Mechanical Solutions in Austin. An affordable and eco-friendly way to prevent hard water issues without using salts. I was able to do the installation myself over the old softener pipes. The Vulcan requires no maintenance, just install and forget about it. No more salt buying trips to Lowes and carrying those back breaking bags. No more slippery feeling after taking a shower. No more calcium buildup around my fixtures. Treated water is safe for garden irrigation, your sprinkler system will also be protected. Vulcan dismantles prior limestone accumulations in old pipes. Any pipe material may be treated up to 20 inches in diameter. The maintenance free Vulcan is very compact and sits of top of your pipe, saving all garage floor space for your favorite toys. Great for eliminating water lines and improve filtration in pools and spas. German engineering with 10 year warranty. Treatment for a normal size house with up to 1 1/2 inch pipe around $1000. Space saver, effective, simple and affordable. Forgot to mention, my morning coffee tastes better without salt. ... more
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kalaconstruc…, Other/Just Looking in Garden Villas At Curry...
Thu May 14, 2015
kalaconstructioninc answered:
If it encroaches into your property lines then it’s definitely a NO. If not, then also you should check it out from a local real estate agent and know the rules and regulations in your particular area. It may be possible that a neighbor is not allowed to build anything within a certain distance. ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed Oct 1, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
That varies depending upon your usage, your comfort zone, the size of your home, and how efficient your home is. I have friends living in Cedar Park and Round Rock, some like to adjust their temperature in their homes to 73 degrees in the summer and some 80 degrees.

If you are looking to purchase a home I would suggest working with a local realtor, and when you find a home that you are interested in ask the seller, through your realtor, how much the seller pays for the utilities.

I hope this helps! Please give me a thumbs up or choose best answer if this helps!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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David Burrow, Renter in Round Rock, TX
Sun Feb 10, 2013
David Burrow answered:
As a Dell employee, it is a little too early to tell if there will be any layoffs. As a public company, there were always reductions in force to decrease the operational costs to offset revenue loss. However, Dell employees live in areas all over Austin. We are hardly concentrated in Round Rock. Austin has constantly been one of the best economies in the country during this challenging economic time due to the diversity. Additionally, Dell employees have a pretty high skillset that allows them to be very marketable all over the country including Austin. That is one of the best parts of working within Dell is keeping ones resume relevant and knowing how to market ones skillsets. ... more
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Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Taxes in that area generally run from 2.3 to 2.6%. The homes your looking at could have other exemptions so it is important to know the true taxes based on your situation. You can pull up the values at the county websites. Williamson counties website is www.wcad.org.

Best of luck to you in your search.

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Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157
listings@dongroff.com | www.AustinListed.com
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Carla Pennin…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Wed Jul 4, 2012
Carla Pennington answered:
I live and work in Georgetown. The most requested elementary schools I hear about are The Village and Ford Elementary. In that same area, there is a new elementary school opening in the fall. It has the same name as a school that is closing - McCoy Elementary. The school boundaries have been redrawn to accommodate this change. These are all schools where, if you live in their boundaries, you will be in the west/northwest part of Georgetown, which is advantageous for a commute to Killeen.

I really like working with military families as my son-in-law is in the army. If I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for your service, especially today!
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Ning Luo,  in Austin, TX
Wed Sep 1, 2010
Ning Luo answered:
Definitely find a Realtor to help you find rental homes. We can help you with homes and Apartments.
There is NO fee for my service to you.

We can sent you detail/photo about rentals via email, and you can check them out at your convenience. ... more
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Donna Ciccar…,  in Austin, TX
Mon Jul 6, 2009
Donna Ciccarelli answered:
Keri,

I just looked up the info on your home with the tax appraisal district. Would you please email me your flyer or give me a call? I have an investor looking for property in that area who is a strong buyer and may have an interest in it depending upon the price and condition.

Thanks!
Donna Ciccarelli
GRI, ABR, CPS, CNE, EcoBroker

512-259-9154 Home office, after 6:30 pm family time (thanks!)
512-736-3124 Cell, after 6:30 pm family time (thanks!)
www.donnaciccarelli.com

Goldwasser Real Estate
500 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Bldg. 5, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78746
Office: (512) 420-0300 • Fax: (800) 948-4045
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