Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, you will find useful information about how to choose the "right" property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in todays market.

Please feel free to browse through this site to explore the Hays, Comal and Blanco Counties including the communities of Wimberley, New Braunfels, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, San Marcos, Buda, and Kyle, as well as the towns of Lakeway, Spicewood, Canyon Lake and Blanco. This comprehensive online tool offers direct access to the latest properties for sale in your area. Featuring extensive community information, consumer links, school information, free reports, answers to commonly asked real estate questions, and more, youll find everything about real estate within one easy source.

If you currently own property and are thinking of placing it on the market, this site contains information about preparing your home for sale, selecting the right agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing it effectively, going through the inspection processes, and receiving a timely market evaluation.

Thank you for visiting the Hill Country Texas online real estate source. Please bookmark this site for future reference, and ENJOY!

Maureen Shanklin, Broker/Owner
Hill Country Texas Homes
PO Box 2592
Wimberley, TX  78676
Call:    (512) 517-5735
Fax:      (512) 847-9789
Email:  info@HillCountryTexasHomes.com

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Every year the Real Estate Center hosts its annual Real Estate Industry Leadership Conference in Austin. Leaders from statewide real estate related trade associations are invited to attend. The purpose of the program is to share current Center research, gain … Continue reading
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Federal Reserve has been manipulating long- and short-term interest rates for several years now. They have purchased large amounts of long-term Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed bonds in an effort to drive mortgage rates low. Clearly they have succeeded in … Continue reading
Thursday, March 06, 2014
As usual, there is always some new “crisis” in the country. In recent months, the concern is the labor force participation rate. This is the percentage of Americans who have jobs. Keep in mind that this measures only people who … Continue reading
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Some cities and states in America have been doing very well in the four years since the end of the Great Recession. But for many other cities and states, it seems the recovery is still waiting to happen. If you … Continue reading
Thursday, February 20, 2014
There are many reasons to be bullish about the U.S. economy in 2014. Small businesses have a very large impact on the employment market. They employ about 65 percent of all workers in America and create about 80 percent of … Continue reading
Thursday, February 13, 2014


Maureen Shanklin,
Broker/Owner, e-PRO
Direct: 512-517-5735 
Fax: 512-847-9789


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