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Austin's undoubted appeal is it's beautiful year-round climate, booming economy and vibrant culture. For these reasons, the live music capital of Texas has attracted countless residents from all walks of life. Among that population are household names from the worlds of Hollywood entertainment, music and sports.

Come to the city and chances are you'll rub shoulders with one of these prominent names and fixtures of the public stage. Come meet a few of Austin's most famous neighbors.

Mathew McConaughey

An oscar-winning actor and one of Hollywood's most bankable A-listers, Mathew McConaughey could also be the most prominent graduate of the University of Texas. McConaughey can often be spotted at U of T sports games and other local events. He's

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austin travel guide 2018

Are you thinking about making a trip to Austin in 2018? Check out this incredible video from our friends over at Expedia. Austin is well known for its vibrant culture and absolutely beautiful landmarks. No matter what time you choose to visit the incredible entertainment capital of Texas, you'll find something amazing. There's never a bad time to visit. Quirky shops, unrivaled live-music venues and a eclectic, gourmet food scene. Whatever you're into, there's something for you in Austin.

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how to apply for a homestead exemption in the state of texas

As a first-time home buyer, it can be difficult and overwhelming trying to keep track of everything you need for tax season. A lot of home buyers (new and experienced) don't realize all of the ways they can save money on their taxes. Filing for a Homestead Exemption is easier than you think and it can save you hundreds!   

What is a Homestead Exemption?

"A homestead exemption helps you save money on your home tax. An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000."

You must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1st of the year in which you are

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everything you need to know about buying an austin new construction home

It's no secret. The real estate market in the city of Austin is on fire. With the huge amount of choice in properties across the city, it's understandable that you could find yourself a little overwhelmed.

Do I want a trendy condo near the city center, a convenient townhome south of the Colorado River, or a larger home in one of the emerging suburban markets outside the big city.

Let's add another questions to that list – new construction or resale?

With so much development going on, contributing to Austin's ever-evolving skyline, the allure is irresistible. There's few things in this world better than stepping into a brand new, never been touched home for first time. Fresh paint. Brand New Appliances, and a distinct lack of baggage left over

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Acres of wide open space, a stunning Texas Hill County setting with convenient access to the downtown core of Austin – the Belterra community has a lot going for it. It’s no small wonder that the community was awarded “Best Overall Community in Austin” by the Austin Home Builders Association in 2004.

New home developers in Austin love the freedom afforded to them in the areas outside of the city of Austin proper and have continued Belterra's proud tradition. Unrestricted by current neighborhoods and city zoning, developers are free to create incredible master-planned communities with decidedly larger lot sizes and no style restrictions except those of the developer’s imagination.

Development of the Belterra master-planned community began in

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The capital of Texas, Austin continues to win the hearts of thousands of millennials and young couples in and out of the Lone Star state. Whether it's because of Austin's winning nightlife and plenty of entertainment year-round, phenomenal food culture, a steady career landscape, world-class education, green initiatives, or an affordable housing market, Austin sure seems to do a great job at keeping young couples content with all of its unique surroundings and amenities. With over 30 neighborhoods in Austin, we've sifted through what we think are the best places for young couples to live in Austin real estate.

1. South River City (Travis Heights)

Less than 10 minutes from all of the action in Downtown Austin, South River City is nestled between

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a few things to do in austing this winter

Many folks around the country would scoff and laugh heartily about what we call winter here in Austin. So, we don’t receive boat-loads of snow like they do in the mid-west or New England, but it is still, for the lack of a better word, really…really cold out there.

Despite how uninviting the outdoors may seem, there’s plenty going on throughout the city of Austin and surrounding areas to coax away the wintertime blues.

For your enjoyment, we present you with a few things to do in Austin this winter.

Find a Heated Patio

Your first instinct when the outdoor temperatures drop is to seek refuge in the protected, climate-controlled enclave of the indoors. But, a few pioneering Austin restaurants and bars are coaxing patrons back onto the

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945 Purple Moor Pass, Leander, TX 78641


4 bedrooms | 4 baths | 3,264 sqft

* Lived in less than 2 Years

* Tons of recent upgrades: interior stone fireplace, stone landscaping borders + custom wall stone murals,

* Beautiful lighting

* Flex room

* Entertaining Outdoor covered patio + fireplace

* Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite,

* Extremely Energy Efficient 

Connected to Brushy Creek hike and bike trails, community pool, close to 183A toll road and HEB Event Center!

Call us today for more information - (512)-483-6000!

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4604 Avenue F in Austin!

Incredible new construction in Hyde Park! Connected with smart home apps. Open layout with high ceilings. Spray foam insulation, LED lighting. Custom design features include steel frame entry door, steel and wood box dining fixture + aquarium. Nice backyard, room for a pool. Convenient location close to medical centers, Downtown and University areas, in a neighborhood setting with good schools!

* 4 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms

* 1-Car Garage + Outdoor Entertainment Area & Deck

* Highly Walkable & Minutes to Downtown Austin

* Sophisticated Urban Living

* Architecture by Corbin Designs

* Chef's Kitchen with BOSCH Appliances + Wine Fridge

* Quartz Countertops

* Custom Centerpiece Aquarium

Call us today for

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6 things to do in austin this holiday season 2017

Well folks, as it does every year the Christmas season has arrived in our lovely Texas community here in Austin. While it may not be much of a ‘winter wonderland’ in the truest sense of the term, the lack of cold, snow, or even reindeers doesn’t mean that we’re any less enthusiastic about the holiday than more wintery locales to the north of this great country of ours.

There’s a whole lot going in the way of Austin holiday events, and we’re happy to recommend a number of them to those of you who are as full of Christmas cheer and love to bask in it with friends, family, and that special someone in your life.

So without further adieu, let’s get right to discussing what’s going on in Austin during the holidays. There’s plenty of things to do!

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