austin texas: Weird-o-isms! - 04/02/10 07:11 AM
 
I've lived in Austin since 1980 and Gene is a native Austinite.  So trust us when we say, what you see here barely scratches the surface!  

Thanks, Alamo Title...Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Austin has its own set of traffic rules...
1. All directions start with 'Go down Mopac...'cause you don't want to get on I-35'2. Burnet Road, Braker Lane and Lamar Blvd. have no beginning and no end.3. It is impossible to go around a block and wind up on the same street that you started on.  The Chamber of Commerce calls this a scenic drive.4. … (15 comments)

austin texas: Canyon Creek Home For Sale ~ 11109 Calavar Drive Austin Texas 78726 - 03/31/10 10:37 AM
 11109 Calavar Drive Austin, Texas 78726 in Canyon Creek For Sale
Listing and selling homes in Canyon Creek is something I know and love because I live in the community.  Canyon Creek is located on Hwy 620 between Hwy 2222 and Anderson Mill Road.  It is a prestigious Northwest Austin master planned community comprised of homes ranging from $255K+ to $555K.  The neighborhood lies within the acclaimed Round Rock School District which includes Canyon Creek Elementary (which is located within the community), Noel Grisham Middle School and Westwood High School.
There is a 57 acre City of Austin park called Trail … (7 comments)

austin texas: Canyon Creek Home For Sale ~ 11021 Rio Vista Drive Austin Texas 78726 - 03/31/10 08:53 AM
11021 Rio Vista Drive Austin, Texas 78726 in Canyon Creek For Sale
Listing and selling homes in Canyon Creek is something I know and love because I live in the community.  Canyon Creek is located on Hwy 620 between Hwy 2222 and Anderson Mill Road.  It is a prestigious Northwest Austin master planned community comprised of homes ranging from $255K+ to $555K.  The neighborhood lies within the acclaimed Round Rock School District which includes Canyon Creek Elementary (which is located within the community), Noel Grisham Middle School and Westwood High School.
There is a 57 acre City of Austin park called … (2 comments)

austin texas: Canyon Creek Home For Sale ~ 10501 Brimfield Drive Austin, Texas 78726 - 03/31/10 07:46 AM
10501 Brimfield Drive  Austin Texas 78726 in Canyon Creek For Sale
Listing and selling homes in Canyon Creek is something I know and love because I live in the community.  Canyon Creek is located on Hwy 620 between Hwy 2222 and Anderson Mill Road.  It is a prestigious Northwest Austin master planned community comprised of homes ranging from $255K+ to $555K.  The neighborhood lies within the acclaimed Round Rock School District which includes Canyon Creek Elementary (which is located within the community), Noel Grisham Middle School and Westwood High School.
There is a 57 acre City of Austin park called Trail Head … (2 comments)

austin texas: AUSTIN, TX HOME FOR SALE ~ OPEN HOUSE ~ SUNDAY, MARCH 14th ~ 1-3pm ~10325 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD ~ CANYON CREEK COMMUNITY ~ ROUND ROCK ISD - 03/11/10 07:30 AM
NW AUSTIN ~ CANYON CREEK COMMUNITY ~ ROUND ROCK ISD ~ WESTWOOD HS ~ EXEMPLARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLNESTLED BEHIND TOWERING TREES IN ONE OF THE NEWEST SECTIONS OF CANYON CREEK
Quietly elegant with a covered entry and a 2 story foyer, a gathering with your friends and family will be a special event in this open floor plan. A well-designed modernized kitchen, large open family room with fireplace and a spacious master suite is sure to please.  Located in the prestigious community of Canyon Creek with amenities that include a true sense of community.  Canyon Creek offers an expansive park, community pool, … (0 comments)

austin texas: Cedars Adorned In Their Christmas Finery - 12/17/09 05:46 AM



From the lowest valley to highest mountain there are those special people that go out of their way to bring Christmas cheer to all those around them.  What began a few years ago with one or two lowly scrub cedar trees decorated along the highways in Austin has blossomed into a hillside of holiday beauty.

Living in central Texas this poor ugly trashy tree called a cedar tree (mountain juniper) now draws the attention each Holiday season by so many who want to share the trees they are decorating.  You'll find this display along Highway 360 between … (8 comments)

austin texas: ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL ~ TEXAS STYLE - 04/13/09 09:56 AM
Texans, like many folks in other states, enjoy the fun of an old-fashioned crawfish boil! I grew up in upstate New York so I was use to clam and lobster boils or bakes!
My daughter and family host an annual feast for family and friends. Families with all ages get their jeans on and come ready for fun.
 
I am always amazed at the wonder and adventure the children exhibit while helping out!  First they dump a sack of live crawfish in big pots of water and rinse several times while adding salt.  The kids all giggle, screech, oohhh and … (25 comments)

austin texas: SPREADING DOOM AND GLOOM? LEAVE TEXAS - 01/08/09 09:00 AM
Austin Board of Realtors sponsored the Economic Forecast for Austin event this week and there were some good statistics but not really too many surprises!
The 4th quarter in Austin real estate was the worst since 1986 however the thoughts are Austin is well-positioned and should take 2 years to work through excess inventory.  Nationally there is an 11.5 months supply of inventory and Austin is at 5.9 months.  Eldon Rude; the Director on Austin Market Metrostudy says Austin home starts are the lowest in 20 years and are half of what they were 2 years ago.  There is a 4 … (3 comments)

austin texas: A GIFT OF MENTORING ~ RRISD ~ AUSTIN, TEXAS - 01/02/09 07:52 AM
Mentoring continues to be the most effective way to pass on skills, knowledge and wisdom.  It's a tradition that has withstood the test of time and today is widely in practice.  It's a commitment that many make which actually ends up making them a better person.  When giving with no thought of anything in return it is surprising to feel such a a sense of accomplishment.  
In the U.S., January has been designated "National Mentoring Month".  In the Round Rock Independent School District there are more than 300 mentors who take time out of their lives to serve as a positive role … (2 comments)

austin texas: CHECK UPS TO CHECK OUT ~ INSPECTIONS IN AUSTIN - 12/17/08 08:42 AM
As if sellers trying to sell their home don't have enough to worry about! Now when their buyer gets an inspection report there will be a new category: "D" for Deficiency!!  If our kids come home with a report card with a "D" are you or your son or daughter happy??  What kind of reaction do you expect a seller and buyer to have when they encounter "D's" on their inspection report??
Instead of the previous "R" (Not functioning or In Need of Repair) designation as of Feb.1,2009 that will be removed from the inspection report and replaced with the "D" … (3 comments)

 
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