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Community Information
Texas School Statistics and Ratings

Texas School District Locator

Travis County Central Appraisal District - searchable property tax database, includes plat maps and property appraisals

Williamson County Appraisal District

Austin Area Crime Statistics

Texas Sex Offender Search

New Home Subdivisions in the Austin Area - general search page that covers most of the new subdivisions and builders

Building Materials Information

What is a post tensioned slab? - decent article if you don't know anything about them

More info on post tensioned slabs

Cellulose Insulation - American Energy Savers - paper fiber insulation

Cellulose Insulation - Green Fiber Cocoon

Manabloc water management - Vanex PEX flexible plumbing conduit running to each fixture separately from the Manabloc control unit (like a circuit box for water) Sounds really efficient. Several builders, including Ryland, are using this in Austin

Information on Manabloc installation

Builder Awards
2004 Greater San Antonio Builders Association Summit Winners

2003 NAHB Research Center Energy Value Housing Awards (Ryland Homes, Central Texas Division of Austin received a Gold award and the only award given to a Texas builder that year)

2003 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Study Awards (has links to go back several years, David Weekley Homes won in 2003 for Austin, TX, Pulte Homes won in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston and in top 3 in Austin)

Forbes Investment article on builders, including Ryland