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Realty Austin Raising Hammers for Austin Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 10:38am. 1,654 Views, 0 Comments.

PICTITLE2 First Home Build with the Rodriguez Family:
A True Success Story
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One year ago, the Realty Austin team had the distinct pleasure of meeting Rolando and Teresa Rodriguez and their daughters, Cinthya and Melany. In a partnership with Austin Habitat for Humanity, our team of bighearted agents and staff donated $65,000 to sponsor the 1st Annual Realty Austin Home Build at 2508 Devonshire in Austin, Texas.

After many months of hard work, the Rodriguez family moved into their new home in November 2012. The blood, sweat, and happy tears shared by our team and the family during the experience were unforgettable. Realty Austin was inspired by the hard work and determination of the Rodriguez family.

Yvette Boatwright said, "To hear

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2013 Texas College Football Schedule

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 10:41am. 8,222 Views, 0 Comments.

Football Schedule for Texas College Football - Fall 2013

The much anticipated college football season is right around the corner which means it's time to clear the 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!

University of Texas Longhorns

New Mexico State August 31 @ 7PM
@ BYU September 7 @ 6PM
Ole Miss September 14 @ 7PM
K-State September 21
@ Iowa State October 3 @ 6:30PM
vs. OU, in Dallas October

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Central Texas Supply Lists and ISD Calendars for Back to School 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 10:11am. 5,057 Views, 0 Comments.

Back to School 2013 in Austin, TX Realty Austin Supports Our Schools with
Foundation Communities'
Back-to-School Drive

In order to help you avoid the rush of Back to School shopping, Realty Austin comprised a list of academic calendars and school supplies for each ISD in the greater Austin area. Get a head start with your supply shopping, so you can enjoy the rest of your summer break!

If you're able to pick up a few extra items while you're shopping, help us make a difference by donating school supplies to Foundation Communities! This year, Realty Austin is partnering with Foundation Communities to help collect supplies for over 700 students in their after-school programs. Help them start the school year off right and join us by donating supplies to their

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Things to do in Austin in August 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 3:15pm. 2,136 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In August GraphicAugust brings about many things we may not be joyful about: continued heat and a new year of school. However, don't let it get you down because there is so much to do and see in Austin to get your mind off of it. It is your chance to have plenty of Austin fun all over the city, inside or out! We have compiled a list of activities, conventions, concerts and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

Cool down with some free ice cream, catch a comedy show and check out the rest of our fun, family-friendly events in Austin this August. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf. There are plenty of places to see, like Hamilton Pool, and things to do, like cruising on Lake Austin or attend a free

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Austin Wins Summer X Games 2014-2017 Replacing L.A.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 10:57am. 2,870 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

Austin to Host Summer XGames 2014 to 2017 Summer X Games 2014-2017

After much anticipation, rallying, riding and voting, the Summer X Games are coming to Austin for the next four years!

Austin was in the running for a bid to host the events against a great list of competitors, including Chicago, Detroit, and Charlotte, N.C. The winner was to replace L.A. who has been hosting for the past 11 years. Sources say that Austin's unique and vibrant spirit and its "festival feel" was a major factor in picking Austin as the winner, as could be seen at the rally in June that thousands of residents attended.

Starting May 15-18, 2014, most of the Summer X Games events will be held at the Circuit of the Americas, a 1,600 acre venue that has hosted almost 260,000 people for the

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Join Our BBQ Twitter Chat #TXBBQchat - Monday July 15th, 2pm CST

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 2:06pm. 4,407 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin and Texas Monthly BBQ Twitter Chat

Announcing a co-sponsored BBQ Twitter chat with Texas Monthly, the BBQ Snob, and Realty Austin!

In the June 2013 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine, the TM staff profiled 50 of the lonestar state's best barbecue joints. Surprisingly, they voted Austin's own Franklin–a relatively new restaurant known for its three hour wait and limited quantities–as the best BBQ in the state. While Austin is certainly a foodie town, it's rarely recognized for its BBQ legends like the small towns of Luling and Lockhart. But now Austin is on the map and we'd like to let you chime in. 

We're collaborating with the Texas Monthly staff (@tmbbq) and their BBQ editor, Daniel Vaughn (@bbqsnob) to talk BBQ in the Lonestar State, the BBQ issue of Texas Monthly,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Austin Real Estate Market Showdown - May 2013

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 1:58pm. 1,516 Views, 1 Comments.

Austin's real estate market is contuing its sure and stead growth as we reach the hottest months of Summer. May 2013 showed signs that the Austin market isn't slowing down any time soon as we're seeing less inventory and increased dollar volume year over year. The luxury market is no acception to the rule. With 2013 came the resurgence of Austin's luxury real estate market for houses and luxury condos, and May's numbers looked stellar. Check out this infographic below for a run-down from our May insights!

Austin Real Estate Infographic May 2013 - Realty Austin

Posted by Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin. Find him on Google +.

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Realty Austin's Guide to July 4th Fireworks in Austin

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 2:23pm. 2,150 Views, 0 Comments.

Photo of fireworks, from Realty Austin

Many Austinities show their Fourth of July patriotic spirit by celebrating with parades, fireworks, barbecues, and more in neighborhoods throughout the Austin area. Even venues such as Auditorium Shores and the Round Rock Express stadium host fireworks shows for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Realty Austin has compiled a list of July 4th events in Austin to make planning your day off a lot easier. Help us get the word out about more celebrations by commenting below to share your neighborhood's schedule of activities for this Fourth of July.

Large Celebrations

  1. Auditorium Shores at the Long Center
    Location: 701 Riverside Dr Austin TX 78704
    Concert by the Austin Symphony begins at 8:30PM. Fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake

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2013 Summer Movie Nights in Austin

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 3:12pm. 2,008 Views, 0 Comments.

Summer Movie Nights in Austin 2013 Movie in the Park

Austinites make the most of our parks, whether it's planning a picnic, listening to a band or watching a movie, we know how to spend time outside in our beautiful city. This summer everyone has plenty of opportunities to catch a concert or a flick at one of the many outdoor venues in Austin, TX. Starting in June, we turn Austin's parks, pools, and lawns into outdoor theaters suitable for all ages and four-legged friends. Longing to hear some live music?  Click here to read about free concerts in Austin this summer. However, if you want to cozy up on a blanket and watch a classic film or new summer hit movie, head to one of the following venues and enjoy a night under the stars.

Movies in the Park

Every year between

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Realty Austin Supports Keep Austin Affordable

Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 2:38pm. 1,573 Views, 0 Comments.

Photo of Keep Austin Affordable Check Presentation at Realty Austin Downtown Location Realty Austin Supports
Keep Austin Affordable

Realty Austin Gives $10,000 to Keep Austin Affordable in Support of Affordable Housing Bonds

AUSTIN, TX--June 28, 2013

Realty Austin announced its support of Keep Austin Affordable. Together with its team of agents, the company donated $10,000 this week to the coalition of business, faith and community leaders.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "One of our company's core values is giving back to help improve the communities in which we work and live. Because of this commitment, we are proud to support Keep Austin Affordable who aims to help the thousands of families who cannot find affordable housing; the 1,975 homeless Austin ISD students; seniors on fixed income;

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