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The Fun Continues In Austin This September

by Rebecca Shahan

Summer may be coming to a close in Austin, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. There's plenty of good times in store in Austin during September (and the tail end of August).  Let's see what fun we have in store for the coming month.

The Mohawk

Celebrate all things melted cheese as the annual Quesoff returns to the Mohawk. You can indulge in melted cheese from 30 vendors that include restaurants, top chefs, home-cooks, and neighbors competing in 4 categories - Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. $5 admission includes a bag of chips to taste the best melted cheese in Austin.

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival 
Fiesta Gardens

Eat the heat to beat the heat! The Austin Chronicle hosts one of the largest hot sauce festivals in the world. Feel the heat!

9/7/18 - 9/9/18
Waterloo Music Festival
Carson Creek Ranch

Celebrate the roots of Austin's music culture with this independent music festival. You'll enjoy three days of nationally known jam bands along with the finest music acts in Austin.

9/20/18 - 9/27/18
Fantastic Fest 
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas 

Horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action fans unite for the largest genre film festival in the nation. Or just come if you love a great movie!

9/22/18 - 9/23/18
Fall Pecan Street Festival 
Sixth Street Austin 

Come to Sixth Street in Austin to enjoy arts and crafts from over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world. Admission is free!

Texas Craft Brewers Festival 
Fiesta Gardens

Craft beer lovers come together for this annual event featuring the best Texas craft beer. This is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. 

Austin Oktoberfest
Scholz Garten

Celebrate the 6th annual Austin Oktoberfest at Scholz Garten with the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state, the Austin Saengerrunde.  Come enjoy beer, sausage, live music and bowling as you celebrate German heritage in Texas.

There's plenty of great things to do in Austin and Lake Travis. Check back on our blog for more reasons to buy your next home in Lake Travis and Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Have Fun in Austin With These Upcoming Events in April

by Rebecca Shahan

Have Fun in Austin WIth These Upcoming Events in AprilNow that spring is well underway, it’s time to start having some fun in the Austin and Lake Travis area. There’s always fun events to enjoy here.  So get ready to enjoy the months of April with these exciting upcoming events in Austin.

4/13/18 - 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival 
Palmer Event Center
One of Austin’s favorite festivals, this event features almost 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities.

4/18/18 - 4/21/18
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
The Paramount Theatre is proud to present the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival.  Laugh yourself silly with some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. The festival will be highlighted by National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians for three days of hilarity.

4/19/18 - 4/22/18
30th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival 
Dale, TX
Celebrate American music and art with Central Texas' signature music event.  You’ll see and hear Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Swing and dance to acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.

4/20/18 - 4/22/18
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
Circuit of The AmericasTM
Come to the Circuit of The AmericasTM track for the MotoGPTM. This exciting race takes place with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue.

Weird Homes Tour
Around Town
Keeping Austin Weird is what this event is all about. This wacky annual event showcases a selection of the most creative homes around town.  You can also meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture alive and weird.

Check back each week on our blog for more great reasons to buy a home in Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.

Austin Is an Antique Collector's Paradise

by Rebecca Shahan

One of the many great things about Austin Texas is its rich history.  And the many great antiques stores located in Austin let you purchase a piece of that past. Austin is an antique collector’s dream come true.  All the antique stores and dealers are located walking distance or a short drive from each other, so you can literally spend all day perusing the treasures they contain.  You’ll not only find tons of antiques from the Austin and Texas area, but from around the world.  And it’s the perfect way to find unique items to decorate your new home in Austin or Lake Travis. Here’s a short list of some of the best antique stores in Austin to get you started on your journey through time.

The Austin Antique Mall

The ideal first stop on your antique shopping list in Austin, the Austin Antique Mall houses over 100 vendors.  For over 30 years, antique collectors have been exploring the largest selection of antiques and furniture in Austin.  You’ll also find items such as military memorabilia, crystal, toys, sports items, china, and just about anything else you can imagine.

Uncommon Objects

This quirky shop focuses on unique collectables, taxidermy, gadgets and more. With 24 vendors, it makes for a more intimate shopping experience, described as "your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids." You’ll also find folk arts and parlor crafts from around the world.

Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques

If you prefer antiques with an international flavor, then Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques is an excellent place to find the perfect French and Italian antiques from the 18th – 20th centuries.  They specialize in fine furniture, lighting, and items perfect for  decorating your home in Austin.

Antique Marketplace

Antique Marketplace offers a unique mix of American and European Antiques, featuring art, furniture clocks, potter, and much more.

Other antique dealers in Austin include Antiques & Things, Antique Swan, Room Service Vintage, Out of the Past Collectibles, just to name a few.

Check back each week on our blog for more great reasons to buy a home in Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.

Top Restaurants in the Austin Area

by Rebecca Shahan

There are many great reasons to buy a home in Austin Texas and the surrounding communities, such as Lakeway, Costa Bella, Flint Rock, Spanish Oaks, Lake Pointe, Falconhead, The Hills, Arbolago, and Vineyard Bay.  Austin is one of the best cities in America to live.  And one of those reasons is the amazing food!  Every year, comes out with their list of top restaurants in Austin.  Out of over 3000 places to eat in Austin, here are the top 3.

#1. Truluck's Seafood - Austin Downtown

Truluck’s is certainly a fine dining experience, featuring fresh seafood and prime steak, along with wine by the bottle or glass. The prices may be higher than average, but so is the food, service, and atmosphere. The full service bar is noted for its happy hour and piano bar.

#2. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

According to Eddie, “Man cannot live by music, wine, and fine dining alone. But it’s worth exploring.”  And you’ll certainly explore some of the best food and drink in Austin at Eddies. Reviewers comment on the comfortable elegance and the amazing service, not to mention the delicious food and drinks, and of course happy hour.

#3. Uchi

Hands down the best Japanese cuisine in Austin.  Featuring a daily menu, Uchi serves up Japanese dishes such as kinkan kanpachi (amberjack, kumquat, negi), and wagyu no daikon (ribeye, daikon, curry). All of this comes complete with valet parking and a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff.

Want more great reasons to buy a home in the Austin area?  Check back on our blog every week for more great places to eat and things to do here!

Get Ready For Fun in Austin This Month

by Rebecca Shahan

Fun times are at hand in Austin this month!  There’s plenty of good times to be had this April in Austin.  So get ready for a great time with these upcoming events!

Euphoria Fest | 4/6/17 - 4/9/17

Enjoy live music, yoga, and camping at this four day festival. Artists such as Alesso, Chromeo, Wiz Khalifa, Magna Carda and more will bring together music styles that cover ambient, electronic, hip-hop, tribal and experimental.

The 16th Annual Lonestar Round Up | 4/7/17 - 4/8/17

Hot rod and custom car enthusiasts unite at the Travis County Expo Center to see vintage cars from all over the country.

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort | 4/14/17 - 4/16/17

Indulge in the splendor and colors of over 20 hot air balloons from across the country as they meet at the Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort. Enjoy balloon rides, live music, and the annual evening balloon glow.

Weird Homes Tour | 4/22/17

Tour some of Austin’s wackiest and creative homes and meet the homeowners, as you discover what "Keep Austin Weird" is all about.

Check out more fun events in Austin this month!

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