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Everything Austin - Everything Real Estate - 06/26/07 11:02 PM
Talk to any person living in Austin Texas and you will come away thinking that Austin is the center of the universe! I mean like back in the 70's Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen used to play at the Armadillo all the time! So it has to be the center of the Universe! When you talk about Everything Austin your really talking about Austin being everything Texas and then some! Talk about Everything Real Estate in Austin your speaking about a specific Realtor! Take a Flatland Girl from the panhandle of Texas and move her to the Hill Country of Texas give (3 comments)
Movies in the park - Round Rock - 06/23/07 11:58 PM
Movies in the Park are back for 2007 in Old Settlers Park at the Virg Rabb Pavilion 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664. Every Friday night come out to Round Rock's Old Settlers Park for a movie presented by Time Warner Cable. All movies will be presented at the Virg Rabb Pavilion. The evening festivities will begin 8 pm with movie trivia hosted by Time Warner Cable. Once it gets dark enough, the movie will begin. You need to arrive before dark to get a spot and to be ready for the show. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and the family for (13 comments)
City of Round Rock - 06/23/07 11:06 PM
The city of Round Rock in Williamson County is just 18.5 miles north of Austin Texas. It boasts a population of about 89,000 people. There were only 2,700 residents in 1970 showing the tremendous growth the city has experienced. Most of it having been since 1990. It's major employers are Dell Computer Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, and Farmers insurance. It has two major shopping areas within it's city limits. La Frontera and the Round Rock Premium Outlet. There are three major hospitals, Saint Davids, Round Rock Hospital, and the new Scott & White Hospital. Soon there will be a fourth as Seton is currently constructing (7 comments)
Austin Area Hidden Treasure's - 06/23/07 12:28 PM
Avalar Real Estate Associates Agent of The Week HEATHER CANTWELL It's all about YOU when Heather's your REALTOR®! Heather will deliver a high quality service, and exceed your expectations! She will work with you to attain all your needs and goals in finding just the right home. Heather was born in Austin in 1972 and has continued to live here since. She know all about the Area and its growth. She knows where the latest New Home construction is and where the best deals in Resale homes are. Truly a sign of a Original Austinite. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.S. degree in (5 comments)
Old Georgetown Jail Tours - 06/23/07 10:49 AM
Georgetown Texas established in 1848 and where Southwestern University was built in 1873 and the railroad in 1878. These two things contributed greatly to the growth and importance of the community. Today Georgetown is the County seat for Williamson County( 2006pop. 353,830). Population of Georgetown in 1980 was 9,468, in 1990 it was 14,842, and in 2000 it had grown to 28,339. Currently there is probably over 45,000. The Old Georgetown Jail built in 1888 The lawlessness of the old west prompted city fathers to build a jail to house the outlaws and unruly cowboys or railroaders. So the decision was made to build a (5 comments)
Doors of the World - 06/23/07 07:21 AM
What does the Door to a home mean or say to you when entering? I love Doors and Windows! When I built my home I had Doors and Windows moved around and added as I wanted them. Then when I decorated my home I placed pictures of Doors and Windows placed throughout. I believe the Door has many different functions. It's the living breathing heartbeat of the home. It invites people into your life, it breathes of the life within, it protects you from the natural environment as well as from those you seek refuge of have no desire to accommodate. It boasts of (8 comments)
Austin Home sales Hot - 06/21/07 09:43 PM
Last month Austin home sales were up 2% compared to May 2006. Total sales were 2,679 homes. The Median sales price was $183,160 up 5% from a year earlier. Active listings were up 8% year over year at 8,821 homes. The number of day a home sit on the market was down &% at 55 days average. While the national market trend is slowing Austin's market is continuing to rise. Homes appreciated 10% versus a national appreciation rate of 4%. The Austin Market is the 11th largest market for new housing in the country. Austin's high number of permits just missed the 10th (8 comments)
Enchanted Rock - 06/18/07 11:18 AM
The Enchanted Rock is actually closer to Fredericksburg, Texas than is to Austin, Texas but is only about 90 miles to the west of Austin. Which makes for a great weekend trip. You can spend the day at Enchanted rock and spend the night in Fredericksburg Texas an old German community. Fredericksburg has lots of shopping and German restaurants. Nearby there is also Wildseed Farms where you can meander around and buy Wild Flower seeds. Or you can visit one of the many Texas Wineries in the Hill Country. This will truly provide for a full weekend of fun for all in the family! Enchanted Rock is a HUGE Pink (18 comments)
The Fathers of My Father - 06/17/07 11:58 AM
I loved My dad like all other son's love their dad's. But as a youngster I never realized just what my dad was. It wasn't until I was about 28 years old that I begin to realize what he meant to me. It was around this time that we bonded as close as possible as a father and son. Then as he passed away I realized my dad was unique! He was a part of American history. My dad was an American Cowboy!Something that son's in other country's cannot claim. My dad was known to all as a Western aficionado and (19 comments)
Hamilton Pool wildlife Preserve - Austin Texas - 06/15/07 12:53 PM
When you think of an old fashioned swimming hole you should think of Hamilton Pool! Hamilton pool is by far one of the coolest places in the Austin area to hang out. It is one of the most naturally beautiful swimming holes in Texas. It was developed thousands of years ago when an underground river collapsed. This created waterfall and swimming grotto There are 45 foot cliffs that have a waterfall going into the pool below. There is about a quarter mile hike through the trees on a winding path that leads to the pool. Once there you can picnic and swim. At one time (12 comments)
Texas Transmits Herself Into Posterity..... - 06/13/07 06:17 PM
After the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinta, Texas declared her Independence. In October 1836 Columbia Texas became the first state capital of the elected government of the Republic of Texas. but only remained so for three months. Then Houston Texas was temporarily selected and President Sam Houston ordered the government to move there. It remained there from Dec. 1836 until 1839. A capital site selection commitee elected to move the capital to La Grange but Sam Houston vetoed it. Meantime Waterloo was renamed Austin and in 1839 Austin was approved as the capital. Fearing an attack from the Mexicans, President Sam Houston (24 comments)
Let's Throw a Housewarming Party - 06/10/07 02:29 PM
Here is a suggestion for after your Buyer has closed on their home and have already moved in. Once they are settled and everything in the home is in order. Offer to throw them a Housewarming party. Where they can invite relatives, friends, coworkers and neighbors. This gives you and excellent way of Marketing yourself and possibly getting more business. It also helps you to retain an ongoing relationship with your client! Below are some suggestions to keep it as simple as possible! ShishKaBob's - Ingredient's: 1 lb of either Chicken or Beef cut into 1" cubes1 green pepper cut into 1" cubes1 Medium (43 comments)
Back in February of this year the Austin city council past a resolution intended to make Austin the leader in the nation towards making the city a green city. The resolution being called the Austin Climate Protection Plan . The plan has several elements designed to fight global warming and cut greenhouse gas emissions, some of them are: See the full News Article: Austin Wants To Be Leader In Global Warming Fight In conjunction with the city's ambitions to be green it was announced this week that Austin will soon be the home to a State-of-the-Art residential community which will be First Five Star Rated (24 comments)
I'm 55 years old rapidly approaching my "Golden" years! I've been eligible for membership to AARP now for the last 5 years. So now I'm beginning to look at what I have left to do for my retirement years or what I need to continue doing once I reach that point in my life. My biggest thought and advice to all is Think YOUNG, Do YOUNG, Be YOUNG! Stay active, think positive about your situation, get out into the community and participate with Charity's, Community functions, Church activities..Get a JOB! Go back to School! The main thing is to stay around (31 comments)
Services a Buyer or Seller Needs to Plan On - 06/07/07 04:37 PM
So you've decided to buy a piece of Real Estate, be it a Home, Lot, Commercial, or Investment. The first thing you need is an expert in these matters. Someone you respect, trust and can depend on to help you in your path to finding just the right piece of Real Estate for you needs. You need to pick a REALTOR®. Each REALTOR® specializes in a specific type of REAL Estate. Personally I specialize in Residential homes for either Buyers or Sellers and of course Investors. So Now you have chosen your REALTOR® what should you expect from him or her? Your (27 comments)
Austin City Limits - 06/06/07 04:20 PM
Austin City Limitshas been on PBS now for over 30 years! It first started in 1976. It has showcased over 500 of the nations Musicians. From Willie Nelson to Sheryl Crow, BB King to Bob Wills Texas Playboys , Mary Chapin Carpenter to Ray Charles. There probably isn't any major artist that has not been on Austin City Limits at one time or another since it first started. The music presented over the last 31 years has covered every facet of American music. Country, Folk, Bluegrass,Zydeco, Blues and Rock & Roll. Willie Nelson cut the pilot for the first show in 1974. By (27 comments)
Meet Chris Frizzell Agent of the WEEK @ Avalar Real Estate Associates New Home Construction in Austin brings the buyer the best value for his money. Median homes are still in the $185,000 range. But special deals can still be found in the $150,000 range. Or for the professionals looking for higher priced homes Chris Frizzell can help you locate the best deals. Chris works closely with all the New Home builders in all the surrounding Austin areas. Discover Texas Homes with Chris! Chris specialize's in New construction homes, Builder specials, Custom homes, and also resale. Most importantly he takes great pride in finding you these (2 comments)
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