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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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Have you heard about all of the fun coming to Austin this August? You’ve likely hit up local live shows and enjoyed a dip in the Barton Springs pool, but you’ll want to make sure to put these upcoming events on your calendar to make sure you end summer on a bang. Not only will the Zilker Summer Musical be wrapping up into mid-August, but you can expect the Ice Cream Festival, Bat Fest, the Film Festival, and much more. Take a look at the upcoming events for Austin this August.

Blues on the Green – Zilker Park

Make sure to make time for some live music at Zilker Park on August 2nd as the Blues on the Green summer series wraps up. It’s been going on monthly since May and you won’t want to end the summer without checking out this largest free

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With the Austin real estate market favoring sellers, it's important for buyers to understand what they are getting into. Buying in a seller's market isn't easy and it's much different than buying in an even market or a buyer's market.

As a home buyer, you have to be prepared. It can be difficult to land your dream home if you don't know how to compete in a seller's market. Since you may be up against all cash offers and involved in bidding wars, you need to do your homework. Here are a few things to help you with buying in a seller's market.

What to Expect

Before getting into the ways you can compete when you find the right home, it's important to understand what to expect in Austin. Homes in the best school districts don't last long because

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Buying a condo is special. It provides many of the same benefits as renting without the maintenance of owning a home. Even though it's a condo, it's still an investment and you're still a home owner.

It's possible to buy the wrong condo in Austin, Texas. Many are available and you don't want to get stuck with a property full of red flags. Here are some of the warning signs to look for when shopping for an Austin condo.

Too Low or Too High HOA Fees

When HOA fees are very low, it could mean the condominium building isn't covering the necessary expenses and maintenance. They may not have enough in the capital reserve fund, which can cause a special assessment. This can cost thousands of dollars and become due in just a few weeks.

If the HOA

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When you enter into the home search phase, there are many things you can do and you might regret them later. Making some of these mistakes could be a big problem and you don't want to go down that road. Whether you've already made these mistakes or you just want to avoid them, it's a good idea to be aware of what most home buyers regret during a home search.

Getting Mortgage Rates Online

It's useless to shop for mortgage rates before you have a contract to purchase a home. They can change at any moment and you will likely not get the same rate you're quoted today if you buy two weeks from now. The only way to secure your rate, after the loan application has been processed is to submit all documentation and have a contract to purchase a home.

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With Austin becoming a hot bed for growth and new residents, many master-planned communities have become a part of the area. These are some of the best communities for home buyers seeking a suburban feel with plenty of community amenities. Many feature new construction homes, as well.

Austin has many master-planned communities to choose from. Here's a look at some of the best you will find throughout the city.

Northwest Austin Master-Planned Communities

If you want to live in the northwestern area of Austin, Steiner Ranch is one of the best choices. This master-planned community will offer plenty for those seeking amenities and beautiful homes. With three amenity centers, three swimming pools, playgrounds, sports fields and more, you can't go

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When you're shopping for the right home in Austin, the neighborhood you choose make a huge difference. If you have school aged children, you're probably looking for a home in the right school district. While most of the schools in Cedar Park are good choices, some are better than others.

It can be overwhelming to figure out where to call home when you want the best schools for your children. Here's a look at some of the most affordable neighborhoods in Cedar Park with great schools for your kids.

Quest Village

Found in the Leander ISD, this neighborhood is one of the best you will find for great value in Cedar Park. The homes were built in the 1990s and early 2000s with open floor plans and plenty of space. The neighborhood is located just a

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