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Happy September! What's up, what's down?

As summer season winds down, football season is winding up. Housing inventory is up, temperatures are coming down, and much needed rain is filling up our rivers and lakes. Read on for real estate news, local happenings, a recipe and a dream come true for one happy family.

Did Austin make the top 10 best places to live?

U.S. News Ranks the Best Places to Live in '22-'23

U.S. News & World Report revealed the 2022-2023 Best Places to Live in the U.S. rankings, which compares the 150 most populous metro areas in the U.S. based on affordability, quality of life, desirability, job market and net migration.

> READ MORE Courtesy of U.S. News

Did you mark your calendars for these local happenings?

45th Annual Pecan Street Festival

Saturday, September 17th - Sunday, September 18th | Times Vary

The largest free arts & crafts festival in Central Texas! Featuring 300+ artisan vendors, live music on three stages, food vendors, kids rides, street performers, and more.

> See more details by clicking here!


Blended Festival at COTA

Saturday, September 24th - Sunday, September 25th | Times Vary

Featuring culinary stations, craft cocktails, and live music from pop, country, and EDM stars, this wine-centric event will have everything you need for the perfect wine night.

> For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Do you have a favorite recipe for a crowd?

We do! We found this recipe from Healthy Fitness Meals that we affectionately call "Bob's Bolognese."

Everyone should have a signature recipe and I think this one has become Bob's. His Bolognese is perfect for those large football crowds. The secret ingredients? Using a combination of Whataburger's sausage (not kidding) and Costco's organic ground beef.

Served, of course, with a warm baguette and your favorite red wine.

Did you know that dreams do come true?

With some patience, willing to wait for exactly what they wanted, and great timing, I helped these clients from out of state find their dream home before it hit MLS!

"Cathy is so patient and reasonable and genuinely cares about her clients and wants them to find their dream homes. I get the sense that she loves her job and that truly makes her excel at it. My husband and I have bought and sold several houses in the past and working with Cathy was the most pleasant experience by far."  BR

Do you want to know what your home is worth?

Then, call me for a Free Market Analysis. (Did you know that Fall is a great time to sell your home?)