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Hotel San Jose on South Congress

June 18, 2012

Hotel San Jose is more than a hotel that consistently receives high rankings on Yelp; it’s a staple of Austin culture, and it helped lead the way in the revitalization of Old South Austin into the bustling South Congress District that visitors and locals know and love. The hotel is gorgeous, the history is rich,Read More

Austin Community Farms: Hausbar Farms Raises the Bar on Urban Farming

June 7, 2012

Hausbar Farms is a two-acre East Austin urban farm that is home to two donkeys, a goat, two humans, tons of vegetables, a Doberman Pincher, an African Grey Parrot, a Meyers Parrot, a cockatiel, hundreds of chickens, fresh air, and sunshine. Dorsey Barger, a co-owner of Eastside Café, a popular restaurant that uses only locallyRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics June 2012

June 6, 2012

The Austin housing market is on a healthy upswing, with solid increases in sold prices and the number of homes sold, along with a large decrease in average days on market compared to last year. Employment is one of the key drivers of a healthy housing market, and Austin is no exception. The Austin unemploymentRead More

North Burnet Area Set for New Developments

June 6, 2012

Residents of northwest Austin neighborhoods like Davenport Ranch and Lakeway can expect exciting new developments close to their homes in the future. The North Burnet area will see several new projects, executed over the next 30 years, including walking and bicycle trails and mixed use facilities similar to The Triangle, The Domain, and Midtown Commons.Read More

Austin Economy Prepares for Major Ramp Up from Formula One

June 6, 2012

Austin and Travis County are gearing up to host the 2012 United States Grand Prix, a Formula One racing event that will attract 120,000 people to Austin and Del Valle in November. The event center that is currently in progress, called Circuit of the Americas, is working alongside the county to strengthen roadways and developRead More

Boutique Hotels Spotlight Austin Charm

June 5, 2012

A metropolitan city like Austin has every chain hotel most travelers can recognize, but boutique hotels make Austin’s hotel-scape unique and cater to travelers who’d prefer to experience Austin luxury. People visiting friends or family in Austin, stopping for business, or looking for a permanent spot to call home, have hotel options that range fromRead More

Specialty Hotels in Austin Texas

June 5, 2012

Austin’s specialty hotels offer a quirky and character-full respite for both travelers and new Austinites still conducting an Austin home search. Specialty hotels are located in every corner of the city, with most locations in easy walking distance of restaurants and shopping districts.   Aloft Austin  The boutique style daughter of W Hotels, Aloft featuresRead More

More Coffee = Austin’s Unofficial Mantra

June 5, 2012

Local coffee shops abound in Austin, but even with one on nearly every corner, it can still be difficult to find a seat in the packed cafes. If your Austin home search is just beginning, and a wi-fi network and a cozy chair are needed to help complete a coffee break, there are Austin coffeeRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics May 2012

May 8, 2012

Continued good news for the Austin residential real estate market! The Austin real estate market for housing continues to thrive, with solid increases in the number of homes sold and sold prices year-to-date. Inventory levels continue to fall, and it is taking buyers much less time to get their homes sold compared to last year.Read More

At Block 21, Cosmopolitan Elegance meets Environmental Stewardship

April 27, 2012

It turns out the hippest area of Downtown Austin also is one of the most environmentally friendly. Block 21 in the 2nd Street District is the first mixed-occupancy project of this type and size in the world to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The recent certification, established by the U.S.Read More