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July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations in Austin

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 8:55pm. 1,834 Views, 0 Comments.


Photo of fireworks, from Realty Austin

Parades, fireworks and barbecues are just a few of the ways locals enjoy celebrating the 4th of July.  The city of Austin never disappoints, hosting numerous parties and fireworks displays in and around town.  Once again, Realty Austin has compiled a guide to the best July 4th celebrations, parade and fireworks displays.  Happy Independence Day from Realty Austin!



Large Celebrations

  1. 38th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
    Location: Circuit of the Americas (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617)
    Concert by the Austin Symphony begins at 8:30PM. Fireworks display begins at 9:30PM with grand finale at 10PM. Gates open at 4PM. Admission is free.  Free and paid parking options are available.

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Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 6:10pm. 1,475 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin - Best Places to Work 2014

Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal

Residential Real Estate Leader Wins Top Recognition Kicking Off Its Decennial Anniversary

AUSTIN, TX—Realty Austin was named no. 1 Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal. The honor was presented to the 10 year old company at an awards ceremony held at the Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2014 in Austin, Texas. A strong workplace culture, servant leadership model, and its mission of giving back to the community were noted as why Realty Austin was named as the no. 1 Best Places to Work 2014.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “As we continue to sharpen our strategy, our team of agents and their motivation to champion our company to be one of

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South Austin Neighborhoods

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 10:03am. 1,065 Views, 0 Comments.

Travis Heights

South Austin Neighborhoods - Travis Heights Image by

Travis Heights is a historic Austin neighborhood located in South Austin. Originally founded in 1912 by Newning, Swisher, and General Stacy, large development of the neighborhood did not begin to expand until the late 1920s. Stacy Park, located along Blunn Creek, was donated by Stacy. The "Big Stacy" spring-fed pool also bears his name, which was built as a WPA project during the Great Depression. Travis Heights was originally built as an exclusive district for the wealthy, but the neighborhood is now a mix of mansions, cozy homes, and hip apartments. As one of the most desirable areas in Austin due to its proximity to South Congress, Downtown Austin, Blunn Creek Nature Preserve, and major freeways, Travis

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Things to Do in Austin in July

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12:47pm. 1,052 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In July 2014July is your chance to start crossing activities and events off of your Austin bucket list!  We have compiled a list of great activities, conventions, and concerts happening in the month of July.

Many organizations have put together cool outdoor events such as Music Under the Star, the Summer Cinema Series, and Blues on the Green.  If you want to beat the heat, make your way to indoor events like the Capital City Comic Con or fill your stomach at the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up.  Make your Austin summer one to remember!

101X Summer Cinema Series Every other Wednesday (2, 16 & 30)
Come down to the park behind Central Market North to enjoy free movies projected on a big outdoor screen.
First Thursday July 3

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FREE Summer Concerts in Austin in 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 11:50am. 3,271 Views, 0 Comments.


Austin's Barton Hills neighborhood Image by


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 24th 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!

June 25
Grupo Fantasma
July 9
Robert Ellis
July 23
Charlie Mars with Quiet Company
August 6

Thorny Rose Wine Down

The 2014 Wine Down music series presented by Thorny Rose at ACL-Live at the Moody Theater has moved to Mondays and starts

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X Games Austin - An Insider's Guide

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 6:33pm. 2,036 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin's Hot Neighborhoods of 2014

The X Games is coming to Austin and they're going to be huge! X Games Austin happens June 5-8, 2014 at the Circuit of the Americas. There's a lot more to the X Games than than just the competitions. Nine separate festival villages will be featured, with bands, games, a skate ramp, kart racing, an ESPN Clubhouse, and lots more. Plus, major national music acts are performing, including Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Bad Religion, and Austin artist Gary Clark Jr.

Another first: This year, X Games medals will be awarded to gamers, as a Call of Duty tournament featuring the game’s top five teams will take its place, among the other feats of skill. Austin’s X Games will be huge, so here’s what you need to know to have the most fun

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Realty Austin Market Update for April 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 4:40pm. 774 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Market Stats -April 2014

Austin Board of REALTORS® reported that 2,479 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in April 2014– 1% more than April 2013. The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 6% at $239,900.

Austin's population and job growth is rapidly exanding and so are the number of homes sold. Get ready for a busy summer buying season, Austin!

In April, homes sold 5 days faster and spent an average of 45 days on the market.

Market activity is on the rise, with a 1% increase in year over year sales, totaling $765,396,208.  There are 3,481 new homes on the market and going under contract with 6% fewer pending sales in April 2014 compared to last year.

Austin Market Stats Infographic by Realty Austin

Austin Real Estate Market Snapshot - April 2014

April 2013 vs April 2014 Market

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Things to do in Austin in June 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 10:31am. 1,169 Views, 0 Comments.

June in Austin means outdoor concerts, funky 5Ks and family-friendly festivals. Now that the kids are out of school, check out all of the events Austin has to offer this summer.  Annual events such as ROT Biker Rally and the Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K are some of the local favorites. Plus, there are plenty of things to do outside from Blues on the Green to Ballet Under the Stars.  Here are our picks for Austin's best events to help you jump into the season with a splash. 

Kerrville Folk Festival May 22-June 8
Head to Kerrville for 2.5 weeks of folk music, camping, and seminars!
Ballet Under the Stars May 30-May 31
Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble takes the stage at Zilker Hillside Theater. Enjoy this

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Living the Downtown Life in Austin

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 10:38am. 1,463 Views, 0 Comments.

Life in Downtown Austin, Texas - Realty Austin Original image by AKA Builders

It's pretty easy to see that Austin and its surrounding areas are among the most rapidly expanding cities in the US. Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, and the small towns surrounding Austin are experiencing major growth. If you're one of the many people who work in downtown Austin, you may have considered moving to one of these towns and commuting to work, but what you may not realize is that downtown Austin is quite livable and offers a distinct sense of community. Here are 5 reasons to love the downtown Austin lifestyle.

One of the big myths about living in downtown Austin is that it is a pain to get around. The truth is twofold—first, you don't need to get around as much when everything you

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Realty Austin Celebrates Our Red Hot Staff

Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 2:57pm. 1,054 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin loves nothing more than a good party, especially if we're celebrating our staff. Our 22 team members are dedicated to supporting our clients and 260+ agents, and we love to celebrate their hard work. This year, we invited all of our staff members to a private rooftop party at Benji's Cantina. Our red hot staff enjoyed some fun in the sun with good company, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and even better karaoke from our rockstar staff! Thank you, team, for all that you do.

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