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Go Vote in Austin November 2014 Bond Election - Proposition 1

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:32pm. 370 Views, 0 Comments.

If you ask anyone in Austin what the city's worst problem is, you'll get the same answer: traffic. Earlier this year, Forbes ranked Austin the 4th most congested city in the country with an annual average of 41 hours wasted per person sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion is even at the root of an anti-Austin campaign. Each time Austin lands a top spot on a "best of" list, Austinites will inevitably respond with comments about traffic woes, encouraging others not to move here.  The last time this well-known issue was addressed in the form of a bond proposal was 14 years ago when it lost by just 1%. Austin knows knows a solution is desperatley needed.  We just haven't found one yet.

Is Proposition 1 the right solution?

Earlier this year, Austin City

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Austin's Top Fall Festivals and Why You Should Go

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:42am. 533 Views, 1 Comments.

Fall Festivals in Austin - Realty Austin

Austinites enjoy their festivals as frequently as they enjoy their BBQ…Every. Single. Weekend.  Fall is the perfect season to get back outside and enjoy the outdoors without the heat and humidity that comes with summer.  Austin Festivals cover ever niche from from live music and film to Formula One race cars.  Festivals are a huge part of Austin’s eclectic culture, so make plans to attend one of Realty Austin’s top picks for upcoming Fall festivals.

1. Fantastic Fest

A Comprehensive Guide to Fall Festivals in Austin - Fantastic Fest - Realty Austin Photo by Alamo Drafthouse

Hailed as “The most important film festival in North America” by Texas Monthly, event features the best horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action thrillers from around the world. If your love for film goes beyond sifting through Netflix movies, this event is…

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Realty Austin Gives $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity Austin Affiliate

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:49am. 1,973 Views, 0 Comments.

Local Brokerage Sponsors 3rd Annual Home Build and 2014 Campaign Match Fund

Realty Austin Donates to Austin Habitat for Humanity Update: This year's Habitat home build is dedicated in honor of our friend and agent, Russell Lewis. Russell passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014 after a courageous 8-month battle with esophageal cancer. Russell was an enthusiastic volunteer and supporter of Habitat completing a total of 14 home builds since 1996. For the last two years he volunteered on the first day of the Realty Austin build which is “ Wall Raising Day,” one of the hardest but most satisfying days of the build. In addition to other volunteer days, he would also be there on “Dedication Day” to see the family receive their keys. In memory of Russell and his love for Habitat, we dedicate our build…

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Things to do in Austin in September 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 3:00pm. 1,697 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Things to Do In Austin In September GraphicThe joys of summer may be over for some, but that won’t stop Austinites from having fun this fall. Welcome to Autumn, where the temperatures in Austin drop back down to double digits during the day, and mosquito threats are rather minimal. For some, September is the best time of year to partake in outdoor activities without the risk of heat exhaustion. Take advantage of the weather this fall, and check out this month’s list of things to do in Austin this September. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf to take advantage of before it gets cooler. There are plenty of things to do, like attend a film festival or a free concert, to make this September in Austin one-of-a-kind!

Out of Bounds Comedy

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Eat for a Cause at 34th Street Cafe

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 11:10am. 716 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Join Realty Austin at 34th Street Café on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:30pm in support Austin Habitat for Humanity. Together we are raising funds to help build a new home for a deserving family. 

Wayne Clark and 34th St Café is offering a $25 Chef’s Wine and Tasting menu and their classic items, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Habitat!  RSVP for this event on Facebook. See you there!

34th St Cafe is located at:
1005 West 34th St.
Austin, Texas 78705




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Westlake Neighborhoods

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 10:15am. 1,172 Views, 0 Comments.

Davenport

Davenport is a beautiful community located south of Lake Austin, north of West Lake Hills, and east of Loop 360. Its close proximity to Lake Austin and the Texas Hill Country has provided Davenport Ranch residents with entertaining water activities fun for the whole family, as well as relaxing scenic views perfect for a Sunday drive. Not to mention being just east of Loop 360 makes the commute to Downtown Austin less than 20 minutes.

Many of the original homes are being updated to meet the needs of today’s buyers who love Davenport for it’s convenient location and affordability. The students that reside here attend the acclaimed Eanes School District, which has been named one of the best in the state. Outside of school or work this

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Central Texas Supply Lists and ISD Calendars for Back to School 2014

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 1:10pm. 1,582 Views, 0 Comments.

 

With summer winding down and days getting shorter, the end of August can be a bittersweet moment for both kids and parents alike. In preparation for upcoming family activities this Fall, here is the complete list of academic calendars and school supply list for every district in the greater Austin area for the 2014-2015 school year.  Summer may be over, but the fun has just begun! We hope you all had a good summer and that you enjoy getting back to school in Austin!

Central Texas School Calendars and Supply Lists 2014-2015

Not sure which district you are in? Click here to find out.

ISD
  • Austin ISD
  • Bastrop ISD
  • Del Valle ISD
  • Dripping Springs ISD
  • Eanes ISD
  • Elgin ISD
  • Florence ISD
  • Georgetown ISD
  • Granger ISD

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Realty Austin Summer Fun!

Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 5:48pm. 779 Views, 0 Comments.

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Here at Realty Austin, we love celebrating our agents just as much as we love selling real estate!  This year's 5th Annual Agent Appreciation Summer Party at the Good Night was a blast from the past. With our agents dressed in costumes and attires from various decades, these hard-working realtors, if only for one night, transformed into karaoke rockstars and bowling legends. This was one night that will not be soon forgotten. Check out the rest of our photos on our Facebook page! 

We ♥ our agents!

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Spotlight on Lake Austin

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 5:24pm. 1,132 Views, 0 Comments.

Image by Kinservik.com

If you’re looking for a community known for its calm, laid back atmosphere, the Lake Austin community is an excellent choice. Its central feature is Lake Austin, a lake unlike any other in Central Texas, maintaining fairly constant water levels all year long.

Since Lake Austin is a 21-mile body of water that stretches from Mansfield Dam in the Lake Travis area to the City of Austin, there are an eclectic mix of homes that vary in size and style architecturally throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. In fact, there are homes that range from small 1,000 square-foot 1960s bungalows to 15,000 square-foot estates. The architecture ranges from traditional to Craftsman style to ultra-modern.

The Lake Austin shoreline

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2014 Texas College Football Schedules

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 5:27pm. 1,328 Views, 0 Comments.

Football Schedule for Texas College Football - Fall 2014

The much anticipated college football season is right around the corner which means it's time to clear your calendars to make room for your favorite team's game days. Whether you are a Longhorn fan spending your game days on campus or a fan of an away team with away games every weekend, it's important to know when and where the Central Texas teams are playing so you can plan your trips, tickets and tailgates accordingly! We can't wait to see what college football has in store for us this season!

 

Texas Longhorns Schedule

North Texas August 30 @ 7PM
BYU September 6 @ 6:30PM
UCLA September 13 @ 7PM
@ Kansas September 27
Baylor October 4
Oklahoma October 11
Iowa

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