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Posted on July 22, 2020

Category: Austin Texas, Home Tips
Summer seems different this year but we are still here, still talking, and still washing our hands, a lot. Below you will find my TAKE 5 on real estate and more. Take #1: TAKE on Austin Real Estate At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, economists predicted huge inventories across the board. Now five months later, there are fewer homes for sale in Austin than this time last year with little change in prices while

Amidst the Chaos, Cherish Little Moments

Posted on June 16, 2020

Category: Cathy's News
Life is just plain crazy these days. But remember, the most positive experiences often come from challenging times. We've really enjoyed having our middle son, Tommy, stay with us during the shelter in place mandate, and I now have the time and the opportunity to really listen and engage in meaningful conversations. Bob captured this moment of what has become one of my most cherished evening rituals. Remember to take advantage of the "down time"
If you have vision, this property in Rollingwood might be the ideal solution for you. 3225 Park Hills Drive boasts .40 acres in the coveted Eanes school district and comes with a low tax rate. Check out the full listing details here.
Great Backyard or Front Courtyard Landscaping Ideas A yard is an extension of your living space. It can be a colorful, casual, fun space and the possibilities are endless! Explore 50 ideas courtesy of The Spruce  that show you how to transform an outdoor space into a delightful area to enjoy. How does your yard measure up? Check out this front courtyard at 2111 Highgrove Terrace in Deep Eddy, now transformed into a lovely place

Going Outdoors Safely

Posted on June 16, 2020

Category: Austin Texas
We all are feeling the strain of staying in our homes due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many are choosing to venture outside, but is that a good idea? "For everyone, it’s about weighing risks. It’s still recommended to do these things: ‒ Avoid large crowds. ‒ Avoid smaller spaces with more people. ‒ Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. ‒ Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap

Austin Food News

Posted on June 16, 2020

Category: Austin Texas
Aaron Franklin is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the U.S. He received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2015. Popular and critically lauded restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, was awarded Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas, and Bon Appetit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. The restaurant has been a must see by presidents and celebrities alike. Austin culinary icon Aaron Franklin will soon be inducted into
As states reopen, homebuyers are now ready to purchase properties; here's a valuable and unique one on Lake Austin Compass saw the average number of listings under contract hit a low on April 12, with a 40% dip from mid-March. However, the market rebounded quickly - by the end of April contracts were back up, 24% higher than before the national shutdown, and up 64% from the April 12 bottom. Read the full article here,
You’re invited to tune into Austin Homes Live — the first-ever live virtual home tour festival featuring listings in Austin’s hottest neighborhoods and an array of expert panel discussions! WHERE: Austin Homes Live (AHL) will be hosted virtually on AUSTINHOMESLIVE.COM and my INSTAGRAM WHEN: May 19, 2020 from 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM CST(our live talk is at 11:45 am) Check for a complete list AHL home tour show times in your inbox soon. Bob and I will be

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