Central Texas Real Estate Blog

3D-Printed Neighborhood Moving into Georgetown

The world’s largest 3D-printed neighborhood is coming to Georgetown in 2023! The new development, Wolf Ranch, will consist of 100 single-story homes that will be printed onsite using concrete material and advanced robotics, according to CNN. Lennar Homes and ICON, a Texas based company that will bring the 3D-printing background, are teaming up to complete the project. They will begin taking home reservations early next year.  

The concept of 3D-printed homes and buildings have been around for decades, but steeply rose in popularity back in 2015. Homebuyers report that their top reasons for purchasing a printed home is low construction cost and reduced construction time. With lengthy builder-wait lists, this could be a solution to relieve the new housing demand in our area. 

According to Architect Sourcing,...

Stocking History and Gifting Guide

As far back as the early 1800’s, families all over the world have put out their stockings to be filled for Christmas morning. The tradition is said to be inspired by the legend of St. Nicholas, a widowed husband who slid down the chimney of his poor neighbor’s home and placed gold coins in their freshly washed “socks” that were hanging to dry by the fireplace. It was a way for St. Nick to give back to his community and fill the void of his first Christmas without his family which has continued to inspire others to give back during the holidays for centuries to come!

Stockings were traditionally filled with items such as coins, oranges, candy canes, and small toys. As time went on, the stocking stuffing tradition persisted and the gifts inside continue to evolve with the times. There are more options than ever before to wow...

Explore Austin Condos and High-rises with Culhane Premier Properties

Austin is home to 130+ condo communities and high-rises. Since the 2020 mass migration to the Austin area, condos have become increasingly popular. Today, the demand for condos within close proximity to downtown, The Domain and business districts continue to rise and new condo developments are seen popping up all over the Austin-metropolitan area.

Some of Austin’s top condo communities include:

  1. 1010 West 10
  2. 360 Condos
  3. Austin Proper
  4. The Austonian
  5. The Independent
  6. The Loren at Ladybird Lake - Recently opened!

In addition to the downtown area, South and East Austin have also seen a climb...

Peppermint Parkway: An Austin Holiday Tradition

There’s no place like Peppermint Parkway for the holidays! This Austin-favorite is back and in full swing at the Circuit of the Americas from Nov.20th-Dec.30th.

The Peppermint Parkway track boasts miles of holiday displays, dancing characters and millions of lights to drive-thru. Visitors enjoy amusement park rides, the Peppermint Express train, Santa meet & greets, shopping, food and drink vendors, COTA Kart racing and even picking out a fresh Christmas tree from Papa Noel tree farms. It’s no wonder why Peppermint Parkway has been named the Best Holiday Event by Austin Monthly!

The seasonal event offers multiple discount nights throughout the month for military, teachers, healthcare workers and college students. They also have special events such as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing community night with an ASL Santa Claus meet...

Explore Austin-area Golf homes with Culhane Premier Properties

Austin is home to over 40 private and public golf courses with picturesque views and golfing weather nearly year round. The high number of top-rated courses in the Austin-area has attracted retirees from all over the country as well as families seeking a close-knit community with activities and events for all ages. 

Culhane Properties specializes in golf home communities! We are here to walk you through each golf course community, club memberships, local lifestyle and beyond. In fact, some of our agents not only specialize in golf communities, they live there!

Here are 3 Culhane Premier Properties featured golf home listings: 

9409 Lisi Anne Drive | Avery Ranch Golf Community


Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) Stats October 2022

The October 2022 Austin Board of Realtors stats are in! The average sales price increased 4% year over year to $474,990 in the month of October. Active listings saw an 180% increase with 9,562 available homes, but closed sales decreased 29% to 2,244 closings during this time. The median days on market was 47 days, which was a 26 day increase compared to September of 2022

October 2022 Austin - Round Rock MSA Stats

“Austin’s housing market is still growing, just at a different pace,” Cord Shiflet, 2022 ABoR president, said. “We’re entering the time of year that is historically a quieter time for home sales. With more available inventory than our area has seen in a decade and price growth stabilizing, buyers have more options today than ever before. Now is the time for homebuyers...

Host Thanksgiving like a Pro!

Thanksgiving is just a week away which means it’s time for family, feasts, and football!  If you are hosting Thanksgiving for family and friends this year, we have put together some tips and recipes to help you along the way. The key is prepping and planning as much as possible to ensure the day goes smoothly, giving you more time to enjoy it with the people you love!

Remember: “The perfect meal starts with a plan!”

Here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. Finalize your guest list
  2. Select your menu items
  3. Take inventory of plates, chairs, and other table setting items
  4. Go grocery shopping
  5. Meal prep as much as possible the day before

View full Thanksgiving host plan here: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/hosting-thanksgiving/...

Catching waves in Central Texas! World’s largest surf park said to open in South Austin

Surf's up in Central Texas!

A company called Surf Lakes has recently announced a new $1.3 billion surf park project that they plan to open in South Austin as early as next year. The project, named Pura Vida, would be the world’s largest surf park of its kind with plans to feature sandy beaches, boardwalks, hotels residential living and more.

The 400-acre property has already been purchased, located just South of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Surf Lakes says that construction may begin as early as mid-2023.

Learn more about Pura Vida by Surf Lakes here:  https://www.surflakes.com/news/surf-lakes-signs-exclusive-territory-agreement-for-austin-texas


Celebrate National Donut Day with Round Rock Donuts

Happy National Donut Day to all those with a sweet tooth! Did you know that November 5th is one of two National Donut Days observed in the U.S. each year? (The other is observed on June 2nd!)

Austinites have been sharing their love for the world-famous Round Rock Donuts since the early 1940’s after the original owner, Reinhold R. Moehring, decided to create giant donuts as a specialty item to keep his small business doors open at the Lone Star Bakery which originally opened in 1926.

Over the past 96 years, Round Rock Donuts has remained a local and nationally recognized favorite. In early 2022, they opened their 2nd Austin-area location in Cedar Park. Customers can choose from giant donuts, donut holes, muffins, kolaches, coffees, cakes and more!


A Christmas Affair 2022: Night of The Nutcracker

Christmas in November! Join shoppers at Austin’s highly anticipated 47th annual Christmas Affair: Night of the Nutcracker. This tradition has been hosted for decades by the amazing women of The Junior League of Austin. The 5-day event will take place this month on November 16th – 20th at the Palmer Events Center featuring shopping, raffles, auctions, children’s events, Santa photos and parties!

Shop clothing, toys, food & wine, jewelry, stationary and beyond from 200+ vendors, benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and nonprofit community partners. Tickets are on sale now!

Visit the Junior League of Austin website to purchase tickets and view the event calendar: https://www.jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair/2022-a-christmas-affair-tickets/...