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

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 10:57am. 2,797 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. 4,372 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. 1,483 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. 2,115 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. 1,932 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. 1,534 Views, 0 Comments.

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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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Austin No. 1 for Growing Bussinesses

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 8:21am. 1,008 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Number 1 for Business Growth - Realty Austin Image by Flickr/jimntexas

It seems like Austin is included in "Top 10" lists almost every day. Recently, MarketWatch.com, an online property of the Wall Street Journal, named Austin, TX number one on its "Best Places for Growing Businesses" in the country. This probably doesn't come as a huge surprise if you've been following the ebullient press about Texas' resillient local and state economies, especially throughout the Great Recession. But to be named the best place in the country for growing business is something to take pride in. Pat yourself on the back, Austin. You're doing great!

MarketWatch.com cited an influx of companies on the NYSE and NASDAQ establishing offices in Austin as well as the state's "manageable" business taxes

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FREE Summer Concerts in Austin in 2013

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 4:57pm. 1,315 Views, 0 Comments.

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Austinites are always longing for live music and during these long summer nights there are plenty of chances to get your fill. Click here to read about more festivals in Austin.

KGSR Blues on the Green

In its 23rd Summer Season, Blues on the Green is an outdoor concert series put on by KGSR in Zilker Park every other Wednesday. Don't forget to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs!

Alpha Rev with Wild Child May 29
Wheeler Brothers with The Whiskey Sisters
June 12
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Dupree
June 26
Bob Schneider with Max Frost
July 10
The Gourds with Shakey Graves
July 24
White Denim with My Jerusalem and The Preservation

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Things to do in Austin in July 2013

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 3:21pm. 1,329 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In July GraphicJuly 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.

Many organizations have put together events such as Movies in the Park, the Summer Cinema Series, as well as an Austin favorite, Blues on the Green. If it gets too hot for you outside, make your way to indoor events like the RTX Gaming Convention or fill your stomach at the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up to make this July in Austin one to remember!

Independence Day

July 4

First Thursday July 4
Every First Thursday of the month on South Congress, there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have

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Realty Austin Uses Real-Time Collaboration Tool to Sell More Homes

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 9:58am. 3,223 Views, 0 Comments.

Photo of Realty Austin logo and Chatter Collaboration Cloud Realty Austin + Chatter = Success

Real Estate Brokerage Utilizes Salesforce Chatter for Sales and Marketing; Platform is a Key Ingredient to its Operations Success

AUSTIN, TX--Realty Austin, an award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, uses the leading enterprise social networking solution, Salesforce Chatter, to collaborate in real-time with its team. From distributing hot leads, to sharing hot new listings, the team accomplishes more in a shorter period of time by taking advantage of the platform’s technology.

Drew Griffin of Realty Austin said, "In a fast-paced marketplace where things change by the minute, Salesforce Chatter gives us an effective way to broadcast important information across our entire company, without

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