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The South Congress Bridge bats are back!

Austin is known for its stunning scenery and its plethora of exciting things to do! One of the most popular attractions definitely includes the bats! People visit from all over to see these bats. From March until September, Mexican free-tailed bats fly from the South Congress Bridge every night at sunset. Nearly one and a half million bats in Austin call the South Congress Bridge home during this time period. At sunset, they emerge from underneath the bridge for their nightly feeding and aerial show. They eat about 20-30 thousand pounds of insects on each night flight. The show lasts about 60 minutes. It is truly a bat-tacular sight.

Hundreds of spectators line the bridge every night for this unique experience  This is a perfect activity to walk to after dinner at one of the excellent South Congress restaurants. You can also easily...

Tips for scouting bluebonnets

1. These are wildflowers. Where and when they’ll show up is something that changes from year to year. A place that had a thick carpet last year isn’t guaranteed a repeat performance. Weather plays a big factor in when, where and how bluebonnets bloom.

2. When you get word of a good bluebonnet spot, don’t wait. A few days can make a difference in the quality of the blooms. Word gets around about nice thick patches and if you wait too long, the flowers will have been trampled by little feet and won’t be as fresh.

3. Get out of the cities. While we’ve scouted out some known spots where these flowers pop up every year, you’re not going to find them growing out of the sidewalk in downtown Austin. Parks,...

What type of market are we in? Is it still a sellers’ market?

“Although the winter storms slowed activity in February, this does not indicate a market slowdown. We’re still very much in a sellers’ market,” This according to Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “Across the region, a high quantity of offers, cash offers, and requests to waive appraisals or option fees are increasingly commonplace. Transaction contracts are complex with negotiations that require the expertise of a REALTOR® to navigate.”

The year over year statistics show the continued boom. The median sales price in the Austin area is up 22% this month at $395,000. The homes closed are at 2,389, which is down 8%. This is mainly due to the snowstorm. Homes spent half the time on the market at an average of only 31 days. Pending sales, new listings, and active listings are all down which all...

Culhane Premier Properties is proud to announce that it has joined eXp Realty!

Culhane Premier Properties is proud to announce that it has joined eXp Realty!  eXp is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country and we are very excited to harness the power of this amazing brand and expand our client’s opportunities.

Our Owner and Broker Associate, Shawn Culhane said, “After over 10 years as an independent brokerage, we have finally found a partner that will elevate our clients’ and agents’ success without sacrificing our commitment to service and client care.”

Mike Weigand, our Team Leader and Broker Associate says, “Everyone here at Culhane is very excited to become one of the largest eXp teams in Texas. As the largest eXp team in Austin, we are looking forward...

The LINE hotel

Want to feel like you’re on vacation in your own city? A trip to the LINE hotel on East Cesar Chavez could be a wonderful option. There are three amazing restaurants to choose from with swanky atmospheres. P6 is one of the most popular restaurants with a cool lounge area and one of the most beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake. Being immersed in the bright and colorful decor, you will feel an instant mood boost and all of your worries will fade away. They have excellent cuisine options and craft cocktails. 

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If you would like to make a staycation out of the glamorous LINE hotel, the accommodations are incredible and hard to pass up. Their saltwater infinity pool overlooks the...

Best Ways To Add Value To Your Home

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2020 brought out everyone's creative side. Being stuck inside makes you really notice the improvements that you want to make to your home. Renovations will not only make your residence more appealing but if you are looking to sell, the value of your home will increase greatly. A great starting place for this could be power washing the exterior of your home, upgrading your landscaping, swapping out your cabinetry for a more modern look, installing new light fixtures, and more!

Some updates will take more time and effort. Some bigger projects you could consider might be removing carpets and adding wood floors, finishing your basement, replacing a dated garage door, installing a fire pit, building...

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