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2013 Summer Movie Nights in Austin

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 3:12pm. 1,901 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. 1,524 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. 997 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,, 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! 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. 1,274 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. 1,318 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. 3,206 Views, 0 Comments.

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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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Why is Everyone So Envious of Austin?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 11:31am. 3,951 Views, 0 Comments.

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If you caught the season finale of "The Office", you might have noticed that network television's coolest couple, Jim and Pam, made the move to Austin, TX in the last episode. Mayor Leffingwell even extended the couple a fake welcome. Needless to say, Austin is being talked about, and recently, Forbes writer, Marian Salzman, (read full article here) simply stated that there's a strong sense of Austin envy today:

"I've written a lot about how places make us and we make places and cities like San Antonio, Providence and Pittsburgh reinventing themselves and becoming newly trendy. But then there are those places that have been trendy for decades. Or rather, are just so plain cool that they transcend trendy. I’m

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Realty Austin Wins Third in Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the Second Consecutive Year

Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 4:58pm. 4,326 Views, 0 Comments.

Brokerage Honored with No.3 Rank for Second Consecutive Year

Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work Award Realty Austin Wins 3rd in ABJ's
Best Places to Work in Austin

Austin, TX--June 11, 2013--Media Coverage--The Austin Business Journal named Realty Austin the third "Best Places to Work" for the second consecutive year. The highly innovative residential real estate brokerage was an honored winner at the annual luncheon on June 6, 2013 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work list identifies the top workplaces in the Austin, Texas area.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "Austin is home to many exceptional companies, and we are honored again to score among them in the Austin Business Journal's 2013 Best Places to Work

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INFOGRAPHIC: Austin Real Estate Market Showdown - April 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 5:36pm. 3,965 Views, 0 Comments.

Summer is finally here, at least in Austin, and our summer buying season is already in full swing! Our economy continues to lead the nation with more than 150 people moving to Austin every day, driving home prices higher and pushing inventory to record lows. If you could describe this spring's Austin real estate market in a single word, it would be "vibrant." May's stats show that we are up year-over-year for several metrics. Don't worry, we won't burden you with numbers. Instead we decided to show what the stats mean visually in an infographic for Austin's hottest real estate market since the recession.

Austin Real Estate Infographic April 2013 - Realty Austin

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

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Realty Austin's Hippest Staycation Destinations

Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 10:26am. 2,413 Views, 0 Comments.

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Find yourself staring at your screensaver while everyone else is packing to get away to a tropical paradise? Are you looking for a getaway that doesn't necessarily take you away? Look no further than your own backyard. From the banks of Lake Travis to the bright lights of downtown, you can find the perfect staycation right here in Austin! Don't believe us? Check out Realty Austin's hippest staycation destinations to enjoy this season.

Realty Austin's Top Staycation Hotels in Austin, TX

South Congress Staycations

Hotel Saint Cecilia (pictured above)

Address: 112 Academy Drive, Austin TX 78704

Phone: 512.852.2400

Amongst the large oaks that adorn the property, visitors will find the unique

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