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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

New Business Tower is an emblem of Austin’s Prosperity

April 24, 2012

Things have been looking up for Downtown Austin for a while. It’s about to start looking way up, though: Cousins Properties, Inc. recently announced it will be building a 30-story high-rise business, residence, and retail space on the lot behind Whole Foods Market on 6th. Rhonda Toming, senior vice president of capital markets with OxfordRead More

Lakeway Regional Medical Center Opens

April 23, 2012

Lakeway Regional Medical Center finally has opened. Doors to the 274,500 square foot building officially opened to the public on April 16th, and a few lucky folks took a peak at the medical marvel at a recent open house that featured short tours, kids’ activities, and staff Q&A’s. Services at the hospital are both cuttingRead More

Modern Homes With a Green Touch

April 18, 2012

Earlier this year, the Modern Home Tour in Austin (which included homes from Northwest Austin to Circle C) showcased functional and innovative homes that would make any environmentalist proud. Architect and design teams behind three of the stunning homes on the tour shared some of the innovative ideas and unexpected materials that went in toRead More

Northwest Austin Homes Seeing an Uptick in Sales

March 9, 2012

The buyer’s market window in Austin may be slowly beginning to close, and opening a crack wider in favor of sellers, according to the Austin Board of Realtors, especially in Northwest Austin, where desirable neighborhoods like Barton Creek and Davenport Ranch are found.  “We are seeing a marked upswing in the sale of homes inRead More

Kerbey Lane Café South Moves to New Location

March 6, 2012

Kerbey Lane Café has been serving afternoon brunch-goers, post-concert queso munchers, and general diner-food eaters since 1980. The original Kerbey Lance Café, located in Central Austin, has served its patrons with smiles and smart quips, making it a beloved spot for families, visitors, and all Austinites. There are now five locations serving Austin, including Central,Read More