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10 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

by The Underwood Team

With the temperatures rising, it causes grouchiness, hotness, and moodiness. Good thing Texas has plenty of swimming holes and we have the list of the top 10 to cool and calm down the vibe of hot sticky temperatures.


Number 1

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea, Texas

Its home to the largest spring fed pool. Not only is it the largest but its in the middle of the west Texas desert and you would think that would make it hot but it provides 72 degree water year around! It is also home to fish turtles and other little swimmers. There are cabins for your convenience to stay and admission is on $7 for all day.


Number 2

Jacob's Well

Wimberley, Texas

Another Spring fed swimming hole Jacob'sWell is 12 feet wide and 35 feet deep with another 120 feet angle into caves. I wouldn't recommend diving but jumping from the top of the cliff into the well would be fun to do or lounge around and watch the other brave swimmers.


Number 3 

Hamilton Pool

Dripping Springs, Texas

This amazing spot is very whimsical. Hamilton Creek spills over the half shaded pool creating a 50 foot waterfall. This one isn't always open due to weather and trail conditions so be sure to call ahead.


Number 4

Krause Springs

Spicewood, Texas

This one is unique because its owned by the Krause family and of course spring fed. Open year around they have primitive camping and RV hookups. Not only does it have the swimming hole it also has butterfly gardens and plenty of land to explore.


Number 5 


Barton Springs

Austin, Texas

This one is said to have healing waters because of the "frigid spring waters. I know it heals heat exhaustion and boredom with its diving board and awesome spring waters. Bring a blanket or towel to catch rays on the hilltop but leave your picnic at home.


Number 6

Devil's Waterhole

Burnet, Texas

Droughts take a tole on our swimming holes here and there but at Devils Waterhole drought is not a factor. Come out and enjoy the water, fishing, hiking and camping.


Number 7

Blanco State Park

Blanco, Texas

This one is different from our spring fed simply because it is a dammed river/spring that makes a giant pool as well as fishing hiking and picnic areas for everyone and a short commute to the precious little town of Fredricksburg.


Number 8

Las Moras Pool, Fort Clark Springs

Brackettville, Texas

This one is the third largest spring fed pool in Texas is is a private resort to stay. It sits in the middle of what used to be a functioning military base. Make sure you stay at the resort, the pool is only available to those who do.


Number 9

Garner State Park

Concan, Texas

This one is for the books with its miles of Frio River, plenty of swimming space. Make sure if you want a cabin you check in advance being its the spot to be for the summer in Texas.


Number 10

City Tube Chute

New Braunfels, Texas

This one is made of concrete and stone so the chute pushes you out on your tube. Then relax the rest of the journey down the rio.

Be sure to check out their rules to see what you can and can't bring.

Watering Schedule

by The Underwood Team

It is that time of year again. Spring! Which means blooming! This year we are aloud two watering days per week.

If your house is an even numbered address, you may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6pm until 12am.

If your home is an odd number address, your days are Tuesdays and Fridays same time, 6pm till 12am.

Happy Gardening!

Best ways to find a Great Real Estate Agent

by The Underwood Team

There are many real estate agents around, but how do you know if you are choosing a good one? The good news is that there are several ways in which you can check on a real estate agent you are thinking of using the services of. Read on for some great tips on choosing a great real estate agent.

Check accreditations 

A great real estate agent should be officially accredited. This means that by law they will have passed a series of tests in order to work as an agent. In order to carry on working as an accredited agent they must also participate in annual education courses. Accredited agents are required to abide by a strict code of ethics, and are fully registered, making them the best and safest choice. 

Check experience

Although an inexperience real estate agent may still work a great deal for you, and experience agent is usually best. An experienced real estate agent will be able to present you with a sales record and a list of references. An experience estate agent should be happy to provide you with any details required, if not, walk away. Any estate agent who does not wish to disclose references or a sale record should be a red flag warning. In this case you should find another agent who is more willing to present documentation. 

Request a marketing plan outline

Any real estate agent worth their salt will be happy to draw up a marketing plan outline. This outline will include an accurate pricing of your property and will include a commission rate. It is in your agents’ best interest to price your property well, as they stand to make a considerable commission from any sale. Make sure that you have complete faith in your real estate agent and are happy with the marketing plan outline prior to taking the agent on.  

Agency or private agent?

There are two types of real estate agents; a private agent or one who works within an agency. Using an agency based real estate agent will ensure that you have access to a great deal of marketing resources. However, a private agent will offer a more personalized experience. In order to work out which service is most suitable for your needs you should ask for quotes and marketing plan outlines from both private agents and agency based agents. That way you can work out which service suits you best.  

Note: The most important factor here is to have complete faith in your real estate agent. Finding out what their sales record is, what accreditations they have, and what references they offer, can help in this. Never take on a real estate agent you have doubts about, for it could cost you both in financial terms and mentally though stress. Make sure your real estate agent is experienced with homes for sale before agreeing to work with them. You can source private agents and agency agents via your local directory or online.

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