Central Texas Real Estate Blog

Are you shopping for your next home in Austin? If you are working with a great budget up to $1 million, you’ll have plenty of wonderful neighborhoods to choose from in the area. You may find you have more options when it comes to fabulous homes with views of Texas Hill Country, and excellent locations near top attractions like museums and shopping. Take a look at what your budget of $800k to $1 million could get you in Austin.

Travis Heights

One of the most popular neighborhoods in town is Travis Heights, a historic neighborhood in the southern part of town. It’s next to the popular Lady Bird Lake as well as Congress Avenue and is one of the older neighborhoods in town. It was built to be an affluent neighborhood with old mansions, large yards,

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Do you find yourself dreading a rainy day in Austin? Where will you take the kids when the pool is closed and it’s too rainy for one our beautiful swimming holes? Summer is over and your favorite park concerts are done of the season while the rain is preventing you from enjoying a beautiful walk in nature, a day at the playground, or a picnic by the lake.

The good news is that Austin has provided you with many excellent options for indoor fun that can turn a rainy day into one of the most memorable. Not only is this perfect for a rainy day this fall in Austin, but it’s perfect during the gloomy winter months, when it’s too hot in the summer, or when you need a break from being outside in the sun. Take a look at some of the exciting options for

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One of the best things to do outdoors in Austin is to take advantage of the water with a day of paddle boarding.  This activity is the latest take on kayaking, canoeing, or surfing. Paddle boarding gives you the opportunity to strengthen the muscles of your whole body, enjoy your surroundings at a slower pace, and get the chance to stand up on your watercraft rather than to sit or float along.

You’ll paddle with your arms on this device, and you’ll have the option to kneel or lay on the board when you need a break from standing. Take a look at the best places to rent one of these and you’ll be able to hit the water in Austin in a whole new way.

Congress Avenue Kayaks – 74 Trinity Street, Austin

The first stop should be to Congress Avenue

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Are you looking for some fun ways to get outside now that fall is here and the weather is becoming more bearable? Austin gets the opportunity to enjoy so many outdoor activities all in one town, whether it’s a dip in a swimming hole, hitting the water by watercraft, hiking a beautiful trail, or getting in touch with nature through a wilderness preserve.

Austin makes you want to get outside and explore with all of the beautiful places to go and almost any time of year is perfect to do so. Whether you’re ready to your body moving or you want to find a place to sit and relax with nature, here is a look at the best places you can explore the outdoors in your hometown of Austin.

Take a hike

A great way to get started on spending more time outdoors

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It’s just a week away and the biggest festival of the year will finally kick off. Get ready Austin for the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival sponsored by the Austin Parks Foundation. It’s going to start this October 6th and it runs until the 15th over at your favorite Zilker Park.

If you’ve never been to this beloved music festival held every fall in Austin, you’re in for an amazing experience. From incredible acts every night of the festival to extras like delicious grub, kiddie areas, and a fun art market. Take a look at what to expect for this year’s epic Austin City Limits Music Festival experience.

About the festival                                              

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual event in Austin

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If you are getting ready to move to Austin and you’re in the process of purchasing a house, you may be wondering if it’s needed to get one of those property surveys your realtor mentioned before finalizing the deal. It’s one of those areas that takes places once you’re ready to make an offer on the house after a long process of hiring realtor, scoping out properties, getting pre-approved, and figuring out the perfect neighborhood for your family, so it may feel like a burden to take this extra step.

Do I really need a survey as a part of my purchase documentation or can I skip this step? Here is a look at why you absolutely should get a survey when you buy your home in Austin this year.

What does a survey do?

For starters, it’s important

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Now that summer has come to an end and the hot summer heat is letting up, it’s time to start thinking about the fun that fall brings for Austin each year. This October, you’re going to have plenty of chances to enjoy your town and keep the best part of summer (the events), going into the holidays.

Start off with some live music at Zilker Park before enjoying a little German heritage at Oktoberfest. End month with a firework to celebrate the spookiest time of year. Take a look at what to expect this October in Austin.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

First you’ll want to be a part of this huge music festival taking place in Zilker Park. It’s going to be one of the largest country music festivals lasting six full days between two weekends.

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Before you know it, the summer of 2017 is going to come to an end for Austin and it will be time to start thinking about Labor Day, fall, and a cool down in the weather. This means that events in the city will change from things like Bat Fest, Ice Cream Fest, and park picnics watching musicals to races, crafts, and celebrating local beer. If you’re getting excited for a break from the heat and a focus on everything you love about fall, take a look at what events you’ll want to check out in Austin for September.

Pirelli World Challenge – Circuit of the Americas

What better way to start off the Fall season in Austin than to enjoy the thrills of the Pirellia World Challenge. It’s going on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd at the Circuit of The

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Its summertime in Austin and that means more live music than ever. The best part about the Austin music scene is that you can often enjoy shows for no charge. That means it’s easier than ever to get out there and take in your favorite or brand new live music and enjoy the show with friends all season.

You can’t beat free entertainment and it’s hard to beat the music you are going to find exclusively in Austin. Here is a look at some of the exciting outdoor concerts you’ll be able to see this summer and the beautiful settings you’ll be able to enjoy them in.

Zilker Park – 2100 Barton Springs Rd.

This summer you’ll likely be spending time at the beautiful Zilker Park, but there’s no better time to be there than during a free live show. For

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Looking for the best places to cool off this summer? Austin has you covered. There are some fun places to take the whole family for some water fun, whether you want to take a dip in the pool, hit a water park, or cool off at a splash pad. Of course Austin has secret swimming holes that you won’t find anywhere else, as well as some amazing staycation options for water parks and amusement parks. Take a look at the best places for some fun in the water this summer in Austin.

Rock’N River Water Park – 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

This summer, schedule some time in for a day at the Rock’N River Water Park. This is a must-do if you love water slides, lazy rivers, and food trucks. You’ll find it at the Old Settler’s Park just a short drive out

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