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FREE Summer Concerts in Austin in 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 11:50am. 3,005 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Austin's Barton Hills neighborhood Image by
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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 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!

Shinyribs
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. 1,913 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. 713 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. 1,117 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. 1,360 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.


Convenience
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. 997 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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Exploring Austin's Best Neighborhoods

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 11:02am. 2,353 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin's Hot Neighborhoods of 2014

Check out any recent top cities list and you'll have no doubt that Austin is one of the hottest places to move in the country right now.  In fact, 110 people move to Austin every single day!  Luckily, we have the hot real estate market to match, but with so many great neighborhoods to choose from, where do you begin?

Austin neighborhoods range from charming, established neighborhoods to newer, up-and-coming neighborhoods you'll want to know about now.  We've rounded up some of the top and most popular places to live to help guide your home search. Here we profile 5 of the best.  Stay tuned as we showcase even more hot Austin hoods!

 

Barton Hills

Austin's Barton Hills neighborhood Image by Airbnb.com



Those looking for an quiet, established neighborhood that's

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Realty Austin's Top Daycation and Staycation Spots

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 3:32pm. 2,480 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin Staycations 2014 Image by Realty Austin

It's that time of the year... co-workers are packing for their tropical paradise excursions, and you're wondering how to getaway without really going too far. Luckily, you can find the perfect daycation right here in Austin and its surrounding areas. Here are Realty Austin's favorite daycation trips! Stay at the accompanying unique resorts and turn that daycation into a staycation for the perfect getaway that's close to home. Which one of these staycations would you like to cross off your list this summer? 

 

 

Canyon Lake – Canyon Lakeview Resort

Canyon Lake Staycation - Realty Austin Image by Canyon Lakeview Resort

Address: 872 Ledgerock Drive, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133

Phone: 210.787.1770

If you're a water sports enthusiast, Canyon

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Realty Austin Market Update for March 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 9:37am. 1,588 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Real Estate Market Snapshot

Austin Market Stats - March 2014

Austin Board of REALTORS reported that 2,262 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in March 2014–7% more than March 2013! The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 6% at $231,750.

Will the currently strong housing market in Austin continue to see growth across all segments? Austin's population and job growth keep escalating and so does the number of homes for sale in this great city! This market doesn't look to be slowing anytime soon, so get ready for a continuing busy season in Austin, Texas real estate!

Inventory reduced 0.4 months from 2.6 months in March 2013 to 2.2 months in March 2014. Homes are selling 13 days faster spending an average of 51 days on the market.

Austin's housing market

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Things to Do in Austin in May 2014

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 4:35pm. 883 Views, 1 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In May GraphicIt's beginning to feel like summer and Austin has a lot of events to offer in May! We have compiled a list of activities, festivals, races and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

Get out to the lake, play at a park or find some indoor activities... the sky's the limit. Annual events such as Pecan Street Festival and the Austin Fashion Week are some favorites, and there are plenty of other things to do outside, like Cap 2K Swim or the World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend, to make this May in Austin one to remember!

Austin Fashion Week April 26-May 3
Enjoy a week full of fashion events including a fashion show, concert and awards show.
Shakespeare in the Park April 30-May 25
Enjoy a Shakespearian

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