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Things to do in Austin in June 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 10:31am. 1,093 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. 1,347 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. 979 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. 2,338 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

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. 2,425 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. 1,574 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. 865 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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Top 10 Local Craft Breweries in Austin, TX

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 11:03am. 3,100 Views, 2 Comments.

In Austin, TX, we may not be quite as famous for our craft beers as, say, Portland, but that hardly means we’re without our own local beer artisans. In fact, there are more than 25 craft breweries in and around the Austin area. Choosing the 10 best breweries was not easy. From the venerable Live Oak brewery to the fresh-faced Hops & Grain, Austin produces a superlative selection of unique local beer.

Here are the top 10 local craft breweries close to Austin, along with their flagship beers:


Map of Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries

Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries For a map of the Top 10 Craft Breweries in Austin, visit our Craft Brewery Pinterest board!

Hops & Grain

Hops & Grain - Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries The top beer here is a pale lager called Zoe. Hops & Grain recommends pairing it “with life” (a…

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Buying Power and the Cost of Waiting

Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 9:28am. 1,209 Views, 1 Comments.

Buying Power and the Cost of Waiting - Realty Austin - Austin, TX

Many homebuyers assume that rising mortgage rates cause lower home prices, when in fact there is no direct relationship between home prices and interest rates, according to the VP of Applied Economic and Housing Research for Fannie Mae. Increasing rates are a sign that the economy is doing well and incomes are rising. As a result, people can afford more and take out larger mortgages.

Realty Austin is here to clear up some confusion and help you understand the facts about rising rates. After all, owning is 35% cheaper than renting.

Myth: Interest rates don’t affect purchasing power

Fact: Interest rates are projected to increase to 5% in Q4 of 2015.*

The lower your interest rate, the higher your purchasing power. Your purchasing power

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Austin's Best Happy Hours

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 11:32am. 2,471 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin's Best Happy Hours - Realty Austin

Happy hours are a favorite past-time of many in this beautiful and eventful city, which is why we have compiled a list of the best happy hour spots throughout Austin. From themed happy hours to enjoying a nice breeze on the patio of a renowned restuarant, you can experience happy hour at its finest at the following happy hour hot spots in Austin, TX. For daily specials, visit each happy hour spot's wesbite!

Map of Austin's Best Happy Hour Patios

Best Happy Hour Patios in Austin,TX For a map of all of the best happy hours, visit our Happy Hour Pinterest board!


219 West | 219 W 6th St. | Downtown Austin, 78701
Located on West 6th, this hot spot is known for their eccentric cocktails and happy hour menu.


Abel's On The Lake | 3825 Lake

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