* Mortgage calculator – A note about estimating ownership costs…you may want to ask us for suggested numbers to plug into the insurance and property tax lines. Taxes are assessed by several different entities and can vary by neighborhood.

* City of Austin utilities – Click around the not-so-great City site or just call 311 to learn about the different trash can sizes, alternative energy program, rebates, and more.

* Texas gas utilities – Check their site for rebates before you buy a new dryer, water heater, or other gas-related appliance.

* Austin ISD – Learn about schools.


Peripheral links

* Austin Chronicle – The Chronicle is also our go-to source for information about City politics.

* Cine Las Americas – Promoting cross-cultural understanding and growth through film and media arts.

* Tiny House Blog – We have an affinity for tiny spaces that are well done.

* Apartment Therapy – A design junkie’s paradise and a great first-stop of general design information.