Posted by Shawn Culhane on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:10 AMBy Shawn Culhane / January 15, 2018Comment
Are you a sports fan in Boerne looking for a great spot to catch the games each week? You’re in luck because Boerne has some fantastic spots to catch the game while enjoying some delicious grub.
Whether you like fried food with your game, a large selection of beer and wine, or somewhere you can bring the family with you, we’ve got you covered in the Boerne area. Take a look at where you need to be on Sundays during football season for the best watching experience in the area!
Sauced Wing Bar – 215 West Bandera Rd. Suite 101, Boerne
Go to the best place in town for wings slathered in your favorite sauce. Sauced Wing Bar makes...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:06 AMBy Shawn Culhane / January 13, 2018Comment
Sometimes when buying a home whether it’s for the first time or it’s time to upgrade, buyers can make mistakes that hold them back from scoring their dream home. Sometimes you find a home that feels the dream home and you end up in a situation that only serves the seller because you became too attached to the property.
Other times you think you can handle the process without an agent on your side and you end up in sticky situations without experience. Take a look at the common home buying mistakes like these and how to avoid making them when you buy a home this year in San Antonio.
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:49 AMBy Shawn Culhane / January 11, 2018Comment
When you’re ready to buy a home in Austin this year but you’ve learned you are working with a seller’s market, it can feel intimidating as the buyer. Austin always seems to have a competitive real estate market and it may make buyers feel defeated before they even get the process started.
Fortunately you can survive the competitive market by going in prepared and making yourself a great candidate for buying, through strategies like getting pre-approved and making the right offer. Take a look at these tips that you may not have thought of that will...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 8:20 AMBy Shawn Culhane / January 9, 2018Comment
When it's time to buy a home, you will likely get caught up on a few specific metrics. Square footage is one of those metrics and it can be one that throws you off a bit. Whenever you're buying a home in Austin, it's important to understand what you're really getting. The square footage is simply a number.
Many buyers actually take the time to decide on a minimum amount of square footage they think they need for living comfortably. While this is fine, it's certainly not the only way or the best way to determine the size of home you need. Here are some of the reasons you shouldn't get too hung up on square footage when ...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / January 5, 2018Comment
It may not come up much with the strong real estate market in Austin, Texas, but low ball offers do happen. Many properties for sale in Austin are receiving multiple offers and some are selling for above asking. However, it's also possible to get a low ball offer as a seller and you should be prepared for this situation.
You should respond to all offers, as it's just polite, but that doesn't mean you have to accept or even consider a low ball offer. Here are a few things you should consider when faced with this type of situation as a home seller...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:14 PMBy Shawn Culhane / January 2, 2018Comment
Austin was lit up throughout the holiday season and plenty of great events were held. The fun doesn't end just because the New Year has arrived. January 2018 has plenty of promising events and plenty of things to do for all those living throughout the Austin, Texas area. Here's a look at a few of the top events to enjoy in the first month of the New Year.
Free Week - All Around Austin
Found all over Austin, Free Week is a music-lover's dream. It's the time to take in the many local bands participating in the event. Hundreds of bands will perform at multiple venues all throughout the city offering a look at the local talent. Some of the bands taking the stage for this event include:
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:41 AMBy Shawn Culhane / December 21, 2017Comment
If you’re looking to sell your home, there are a few of things you should and shouldn’t do to maximize your return.
The holidays can be tricky enough to navigate without having to worry about getting your home ready to list in the spring. Everyone wants to get the most money for their home, and sellers will often consider updating certain property features to persuade interested buyers that their home is worth more.
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1:20 PMBy Shawn Culhane / December 15, 2017Comment
Moving to Austin, Texas can be very exciting, especially if you've found the perfect suburb to call home. The city is one of the fastest-growing in the entire country and has plenty to offer. If you're planning to relocate to Austin and you prefer more of a suburban feel, you need to know where to shop for your next home.
The city is surrounded by great suburbs, such as Cedar Park and Round Rock. However, those are only two of the suburbs and there are plenty other great options. Here's a look at seven of the top suburbs found near Austin, Texas.
Often, homebuyers relocating to Austin forget about ...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:28 PMBy Shawn Culhane / December 11, 2017Comment
If you love to take a drive through the city and discover incredible displays of Christmas Lights, you need to know where to go. Austin offers a number of neighborhoods known for holding contests and creating incredible displays of lights during the holidays. Of course, Zilker Park's Trail of Lights should be on your list, but it's not the only option.
Here are a few of the top spots to go if you want to WOW your children this year with amazing displays of holiday spirit.
If you want to enjoy great lights in the northern area of Austin, ...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / December 9, 2017Comment
When you’re preparing for open house season in San Antonio, you may be looking forward to see beautiful neighborhoods and nicely staged properties. What you may not be thinking about is how to maximize the open house experience.
While being pleased aesthetically is the hope for your open house visits, you need to make sure you’ve learned about the nitty gritty, such as what your commute may be like living here, where the kids will go to school, and how close the grocery store will be.
You’ll also want to know how much information you’ll have to give to the agent, how much competition there is, and if you’re going to have to make appointments...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / December 7, 2017Comment
Are you working with a $300k budget for your next home in Austin? You surely won’t be limited with $300,000, but you still may be unsure of where to look for your price range. You’ll have great options all around the city, whether you’re looking for something more North, more South, or something close to downtown. Take a look at the top choices that you should check out in your price range.
Knollwood on the Colorado
For an option that will allow you to live close to Downtown Austin, check out Knollwood on the Colorado. It’s in East Austin right on the Colorado River, making it perfect for the outdoorsy family. The kids can attend Oretga Elementary school,...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:04 PMBy Shawn Culhane / December 5, 2017Comment
Our “coming soon” listing at 301 Meadow Creek Drive in Pflugerville is a home you don’t want to miss out on.
Nestled inside a cul-de-sac with easy access to Highway 130, Highway 45, and Interstate 35, 301 Meadow Creek Drive sits on 1.38 acres of land and spans just over 5,000 square feet. It has many unique and spacious features, including a metal roof, four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 2.5-car garage with long driveway, and a secluded backyard with plenty of mature trees.
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:01 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 30, 2017Comment
Your favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right; it’s time for holiday celebrations in Austin. You’ve just put your costume away from your Halloween party and you’re about to thaw out the turkey, but before you enjoy Thanksgiving, make sure you are ready for the fun that is coming up for the holiday season.
The Chuy’s Christmas Parade on November 18th is the perfect way to kick off the season, as well as the Turkey Trot to keep you in shape even with all of the food you’re going to eat on the 23rd. Take a look at what happens right after your favorite food holiday in Austin.
ZACH Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”
One event that you can go to now and all through December is the performance of “A Christmas Carol” by the ...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:09 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 29, 2017Comment
One of the best ways to dine in San Antonio is definitely to sit at a favorite patio in town. For some, this favorite pastime came to an end when their family expanded and kids came into the picture. Not only do kids have different dining needs between high chairs and special menus, but they can sometimes get loud at restaurants disturbing other diners.
The good news is that San Antonio has solved that problem by making some kid-friendly patio options so that you can still enjoy the outdoor dining experience and yet the restaurant is catering to the kids more than anything. Between special outdoor play experiences to kid-friendly menu items, take a look at the top patio dining with kids in San Antonio and what you can...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:52 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 27, 2017Comment
You may have thought San Francisco’s Silicon Valley would take the cake for being most techy in the country or even the world, but believe it or not, Austin has just passed all other locations in the world for being the best tech city.
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:30 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 23, 2017Comment
As the year is coming to an end, now is the time to look at what neighborhoods have been really shining in Austin lately. This will not only tell you where people were looking for 2017, but it will give you some ideas of what is hot in 2018 or may sway you to look where no one else is.
The reason people are obsessing over these trendy Austin neighborhoods is because they offer everything from eclectic housing, a great location to everything great about Austin, walkability, and access to top amenities like top schools and ...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:30 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 22, 2017Comment
If you’re new to the San Antonio area, you may be wondering where everyone takes their kids for a day in the park. There are several excellent park options in the area for some family fun whether you’re looking for some fresh air, exercise, or a change of scenery for a picnic lunch.
No matter where you live in town, you won’t be far from a kid-friendly park since they are well-scattered throughout San Antonio. Take a look at some of the top picks for kid-friendly parks and what you can expect to find there.
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:23 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 20, 2017Comment
Are you ready to get in shape and want to make it as simple as possible? Just choose one of Austin’s fitness-friendly neighborhoods. You’ll have exercise built in between walkable neighborhoods to neighborhoods that offer fitness centers.
It doesn’t have to be hard to get your exercise on a daily basis; just incorporate it into your daily routine and you don’t have to worry about gym memberships or setting up a home gym. Take a look at the ways Austin stays in shape by choosing the right neighborhoods.
One of the most obvious choices for a fitness-friendly neighborhood is to move to downtown Austin. This area in Central Austin...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:19 AMBy Shawn Culhane / November 16, 2017Comment
Living in Austin has its advantages and one of those is having access to some incredible state parks. There are several excellent parks in the central part of the state offering a beautiful outdoors experience where you can experience stargazing, hiking, and wildlife.
You can reach McKinney Falls State Park within 10 miles or take a drive to one of the parks an hour away that offer even more. Take a look at the state parks near Austin that you’ll love visiting when you live here.