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Upcoming Event: Carnaval Brasileiro

Check out Carnival Braisleiro this February in Austin! It’s a huge event to celebrate all things Brazil as one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations happening right in the heart of Texas. You won’t find anything this big to celebrate Brazil without actually going to the country itself. The event celebrates costumes, samba, and wild abandon for one night only.

This annual event is one to check out if you’re new to the area because you’ll want to come back every year after getting a taste. Make this February one for the books with the Carnival Brasileiro being held at the Palmer...

Why isn't Your Home Selling in Austin, TX?

If you’re struggling to sell your home or trying to prepare for an upcoming sale, you may be wondering what common mistakes sellers make in Austin. The last thing you want is for your listing to expire on real estate listings and no sale is in the works. You may think that you’ve listed it at just the right price, you had a clear photo of the house listed, and you live in a great neighborhood, so what could the problem be?

Some sellers make minor mistakes that they don’t even realize and it adds up to hurting them at the time of selling. Eliminate any confusion and frustration during the sale and watch for these common mistakes that will...

Which Austin Neighborhoods are best for $500K?

Neighborhoods in Austin for those willing to spend around $500k offers home buyers many fantastic options. You may find yourself overwhelmed with so many great possibilities from Canyon Creek in Northwest Austin to Lake Pointe over in Lake Travis.

Depending how close you want to be to the hustle and bustle of Downtown Austin and the types of amenities that matter most to you, you will be open to several possibilities...

Which Austin Neighborhoods are Best for $700K?

When you’re seeking a great neighborhood in Austin, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect location. With a budget of $700k, it’s a great start to narrowing down the search. Austin can be overwhelming for so many great options but not every neighborhood is going to make sense for you. with $700,000 to spend, here is a look at what types of fantastic options you’ll have in Austin for your next home.

South Austin

If you are interested in living in the south part of Austin, you’ll have two great options...

Restaurant Spotlight: Saltgrass Steakhouse

Make it a steak night tonight at Saltgrass Steakhouse, Austin’s award-winning steakhouse. The restaurant’s concept dates back to the 1800s, during a time where Longhorns used to roam Texas and ranchers caught on that those in the North were going wild over their beef.

Once the Longhorns made their way to Texas during the winter to graze on the coastal salt grass, the Salt Grass Trail became the spot where the best beef in Texas came from. Now, you can enjoy the Saltgrass Steakhouse located on the historic trail ride in which the annual celebration of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo takes place.

You’ll...

New Co-Working Space coming to Historic Sampson Building in Downtown Austin

If you’ve never heard of a co-working space, you’re about to hear about it now that there’s one coming to Austin. In Downtown Austin, the Historic Sampson Building will be acquiring a new co-working space and it appears to be inspiring some competition.

The flexible work space solution will be available to entrepreneurs, students, those that work from home, and more as more and more professionals find themselves working for companies remotely requiring them to find a place to get their work done....

What does the West Cave Outdoor Discovery Center Offer?

The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is an awesome attraction found near Austin for the adventurer at heart or for the family that loves being outdoors. The Center works to protect and appreciate nature by preserving an area that has become an outdoor classroom in southwest Travis County. A bond is inspired between the student and nature by offering a chance to connect outdoors in an enjoyable atmosphere.

They work with kids in the area because they want kids to learn about nature from an early age which has led to the Center being a leader in the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin. Here is a look...

How can you have a Merry Christmas in Austin, TX This Year?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Austin residents are gearing up for some exciting events taking place in town.  Along with decorating the tree, shopping for presents, and thinking about what dish you’re going to bring to the Christmas party, you’ll be kicking yourself later if you don’t make time for some of the Austin-only events.

Whether it’s ice skating at Whole Foods in downtown Austin or riding the train to the North Pole and back, there are a few things you need to check off your Austin holiday bucket list while they are available. Grab your friends and family for these magical activities going on in Austin to help families have the...

What Should you Know about HOAs in Austin, TX?

Home Owner’s Associations, or HOAs, are found throughout Austin for about 1/4th of home owners. They are created to govern neighborhoods and are developed when subdivisions are designed to offer a community with standards and a way to protect property values.

You’ll find them in planned urban developments or condominiums. Have you considered the ins and outs of an HOA for your next home in Austin? Here is a deeper look at what you need to know about transferring ownership to home owners, common restrictions, if you really have to become a member and if your rights as a home owner ever trump an HOAs.  

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