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Richard is the CEO & Broker of VIP Realty, The Premier Firm in Real Estate. Our offices focus on the Austin, Dallas, Houston & San Antonio real estate markets. To keep up-to-date with the Texas real estate market by visit our real estate blog.

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There are a number of factors that determine the fast growth of a city. This includes the population size, the median home price growth, and the number of residents that are college-educated. With these factors, cities are ranked across entire Texas.

#1 SELMA

If you currently live in Selma, you may not be that surprised to see it on top of the list. This city is located in the Comal, Bexar, and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is also part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical area, serving as home to 5,540 people based on the 2010 census. In 2015, the estimated population already reached 9,108. This city boasts a growth rate of 103.02%.

#2 CIBOLO

This city is located in the Bexar and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It belongs to the San

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Facing the sun in the mild winters feeling the sunshine infused in the epidermal of the face. The crystal clear water relieving the stress of every inch of a muscle making one calm, while feeling the salty breeze on the cheeks and hearing the trouts flopping with the pebbles.Nothing can be more soothing than the scent of a dewy grass near the lake. One can never resist meditating, especially near the lakesides of the Lake towns in Texas.

Texas is not only the heart of amusements, entertainment and “Hollywood stars”. It is the hub of nature and beauty as well,  encompassing many of the Lake Towns within the Estate. The Estate is strategically planned one will find the skyscrapers, shopping malls and the creative use of science and technology yet,

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Imagine you arrive at your home from the hectic day of your workplace and find the effluxed ceiling. How would you react? Definitely exasperated and nerve bundled. Hence, why not to go for the better options when you have the “condominium of Texas”? Let your life be at ease and flowy. Forget living the life of exertion if you can afford to live at the better place like “Premium Texas condos”.

Dallas, TX

Happiness, on your feet with iconic architecture

This condo is located in Area of Dallas Oak Lawn (17), with an address 2300 Wolf Street in the county of Dallas while costing 8M$.

Proficient design and breathtaking luxuries are uniquely embodied in 3 bedroom and 4 bath, along with wraparound terrace. The sun and temperature-controlled glass

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How to Calculate Moving Costs Without any doubt, moving alone is challenging enough. There are so many things you need to keep into consideration that you can easily reach the point of setting your head on fire (Ouch!). However, even though there is no short run, as far as calculating your moving costs is concerned, you can do a whole lot to make relocating feel better while costing you less.

Wondering how to achieve that? Below, we are sharing our comprehensive guide on how to calculate your moving expenses without getting overwhelmed. After all, many people have already been there before. Nevertheless, as experts on all things real estate related, we do understand the obstacles and uncertainties which you inevitable face when relocating.

But

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Let’s face it - people are social creatures. We all crave for interacting with other human beings. In fact, this particular trait has helped mankind evolve throughout history. But how to make friends in a new city?

Even though it may appear as something effortless, especially since we are living in the most dynamic times in terms of accessible socializing, things are not always what they appear to be on the surface.

Above all, if you are struggling with difficulties in finding new buddies to hang around after you have moved to another city, remember that you are not alone.

There are many people out there who have been dealing with the same issue. And then there are those who still are. Instead of letting your good spirit down and before you

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Apart from its vast size, Texas has a reputation for barbecue, wide-open spaces and thriving cities. The largest state in the U.S. not only dwarfs others in land mass but also ranks number two in the nation when it comes to population and population growth. Here are the ten best places to live in Texas. 

1. Highland ParkHighland Park, Texas

Despite being landlocked by the city of Dallas, Highland Park is proud of its small-town atmosphere. Some of the homes for sale in the area were built as far back as the 1940’s, though many have been torn down to build larger, more expensive homes. Highland Park home prices and real estate is the highest per square foot in the Metroplex and land alone can cost over $1million. With a perfect rating school district, small-town

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Many colleges and universities in Texas are located in the cities of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi and Austin. Two of the state’s publicly funded universities – the University of Texas, Austin and Texas A&M University, College Station are among the largest universities in the country, with each enrolling roughly 40,000 undergraduate students.Texas Colleges & Universities

In matters, real estate, one of the benefits of investing in properties near any university campus, is that property owners can keep their investments insulated from the dips in the market as student housing is always a necessity.

Here are some of the top ten universities in Texas you should consider.

1. Rice University

Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District,

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Austin is a thriving city with a cosmopolitan luxury real estate market. It comprises of properties in Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties. The rapid growth in population along with modern infrastructure has created demand for luxury homes both inside and outside the city of Austin. Buyers can find a wide variety of homes in different architectural styles, locations and price points.

Here are some of Austin’s newest luxury subdivisions. 

1. Belvedere

Belvedere is one of Austin’s newer luxury neighborhoods and is ideal for families who want to be a short distance from the town, inside a gated community with loads of amenities. This subdivision was named the Best Overall Community at the 2010 Max Awards and 2010 Star Awards. The most common

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Houston New Home Communities

Houston’s growing job market, countless corporate headquarters and diverse culture of ethnicities is a magnet for people relocating or seeking new challenges. The “City with No Limits” has seen new homes with modern features and resort-like amenities spring up, giving buyers several options to choose. Thanks to the city’s mild winters you’ll enjoy plenty of warm weather to get outside and explore.New Construction Homes for Sale in Houston

Here are some of the best new home communities in Houston. 

 

1. The Groves

The Groves is a pristine mater planned community that offers residents respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Residents have access to a resort-like swimming pool, fishing at the Fish Camp and picnic areas in the neighborhood parks.

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A house is probably one of the biggest investment the average Texan will ever make. To make such an investment a reality, the state of Texas offers its citizens a simple way to save money on their property taxes through a homestead exemption. Eligible Texas homeowners can reduce the taxes owed on their property by a certain percentage, by filing a homestead exemption. If you wish to know how to go about it, the guide below will help you learn more about Texas Homestead Exemptions.

What is a Homestead Exemption?

A homestead exemption removes a part of the value of your house from taxation and lowers the amount of your property taxes. To qualify you must fulfill the following:

· Be the owner

· Must be your primary residence in January when

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