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THERE'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO SELL REAL ESTATE

According to the Home Buying Institute, "low mortgage rates and a pandemic-fueled desire for homeownership and space have increased demand within housing markets all across the country. At the same time, real estate listings and overall inventory levels have declined sharply" (Cornett, HBI). Legacy Broker Group has been selling properties faster than you can say “howdy,” and we have a few tips on how you can have the smoothest, most profitable sale on your Texas property.

 PREPARE YOURSELF

Before you decide to sell your home, take time to mentally prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Regardless of the reason you’re selling, it’s completely normal to feel emotionally attached to your home

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Custom home construction

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Building your own home can come with a lot of perks. Having total control over the architecture, materials, and design sounds ideal; but that many decisions can come with a ton of stress! When you’re ready to begin designing your dream home, here’s how you can avoid the most common mistakes people make in their custom builds.

picking colors for a custom homePrepare For Decision Fatigue

Starting from scratch with your dream home means that every component of your home is up to you, and only you. From the cabinet materials to the window style, you get to make the final call on each and every detail. Making the final call on your home’s most finite details can be exhilarating and exhausting. Stay focused by making a

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cowboy on horseback tending cattle

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Owning a ranch is hard, but not impossible.

Time, money, and energy are a rancher’s most precious resources; and how you spend them will make all the difference. Successful ranchers are more than willing to go against the grain (literally and figuratively) in order to run a healthy, thriving operation. If you want to learn how to increase your ranch’s profitability and longevity, there’s one truth you have to build your foundation on - Practicality always trumps luxury.

water source in a green pastureBuild Your Ranch From the Ground Up

The richer your soil, the more you can produce and graze on your land. Rotational grazing is a simple way to improve soil health and increase plant diversity. Planting cover

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Texas Hill Country Vineyard

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Spring is in full swing in Texas!

Now's the time to give your ranch a fresh start with some spring cleaning. A little shredding, replanting, and organizing can make a huge difference for the rest of the year. Every season, you likely deep clean the house, donate unwanted belongings and tidy up your exterior. The same concept can easily be applied to your farm and ranch, albeit on a much larger scale.

Livestock enclosureTend to Livestock Enclosures

Whether you raise horses, cattle, sheep, or chickens, it’s time to give their homes a little extra attention. Drain and clean out any built-up gunk in your troughs, and restock any food supplies in bulk, if you can. It’s easy to let storage areas get

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residential home

 

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Misconceptions Could Stand Between You and the Perfect Sale

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or adding to your investment portfolio, there are some misconceptions about real estate that could stand between you and the perfect sale. When it comes to pricing your property, finding the right agent, and market adjustment, sorting between fact and fiction can be overwhelming. Traci Frasier, our Director of Luxury and Residential Sales, is here to break down the top four Real Estate Myths.

front porch painted blue with white trimMyth #1: It's cheaper and you'll get a better price if you call the listing agent and bypass a buyer’s rep

The truth is the commission split is prearranged in the listing contract. The selling

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Home and Interior Trends for 2021

Now more than ever, home is where most of life happens. Interior design is beginning to reflect the need for comfort and simple luxury, with a bend towards traditional aesthetics inspired by nature. Rustic materials and neutral tones rank high on the trend forecast for 2021. Keep reading for a full breakdown of this year’s interior design trends.

Bathroom vanity with round mirror and green wallsCozy, Cozy, Cozy

The majority of 2021’s interior trends revolve around one goal: comfort. More people work from home than ever before; and using natural elements, warm color palettes, and cozy materials adds comfort without sacrificing your unique style. The trendiest colors of the season revolve around

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Texas and Us flag flying at Texas Capital

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Life in the Texas Hill Country is sweet.

Those who call this gorgeous slice of Texas home are blessed with the best weather, landscapes, and lifestyle the Lone Star State has to offer.

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

It’s no secret that the Hill Country is amazing. At least one Central Texas city is always ranked as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Population growth from 2010-2019 put New Braunfels, Cedar Park, and Round Rock on the top 10 list according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Texas Comptroller, Central Texas’s estimated population accounted for 4.3% of the state’s total population; consider that the Central Texas region excludes the Dallas-Fort

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Drilling rig on Texas ranch

Texas is Rich in Mineral Rights

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Texas's rich soil contains precious resources that can lead to profit or heartache for landowners, depending on who owns the mineral rights. Mineral rights are, quite simply, the legal ownership of mineral deposits beneath the surface of a property. In a completely efficient world, the one who owns the surface of the land would own the resources beneath. 

Doesn’t the surface owner always own the mineral rights under their property? In reality, mineral rights can also be owned by previous surface owners, corporations, or third parties. Mineral-rich states that have an abundance of oil, gas, coal, gold, silver and other precious minerals are also the

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bluebonnet field in Texas

Texas Land Is Valuable

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One of the fastest ways to build wealth is through owning property. Owning land is an investment, and the effort and commitment have long term advantages that will benefit you and future generations. Leasing has its perks, but our team at Legacy Broker Group believes it pays to play the long game.

Texas land is unquestionably valuable. According to the U.S. Census, Texas has a current growth rate of 1.80%, which makes it the third-fastest growing state in the country. Real estate will always be a limited commodity, and as the population increases available land will only become more precious. As far as investments go, land ownership has the greatest potential

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face of hereford cow

 

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Preparing Cattle For Spring: A February/March Cattle Management Checklist

 

It's calving season! If your ranch follows most producers' guidelines, preparing cattle for springtime is essential for your herd's wellbeing. Proper calf management is critical to increase herd performance and potential profit. Keeping your cattle on a schedule, doing your research, and maintaining grazing pastures are non-negotiables for healthy, profitable cattle operations. Keep reading to learn how you can implement the best practices for your herds! 

Calving Season Preparation and Recovery:

In February, cattle managers’ main focus should be on calving preparation and recovery. As far as

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