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Downsizing your Austin home

Are you a recent retiree or empty-nester living in an Austin home that is simply too big for your personal needs? This is the case for many people as they start to age out of their family home and look for something a bit smaller, and more manageable. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with downsizing your Austin home, and, in fact, for many Austin residents, it’s a great way to feel rejuvenated and free in your golden years. 

Here’s everything you need to know about downsizing your Austin home:

Signs It's Time to Downsize 

As we grow up and enter the working world, the status quo is to aim for a big house with a big yard. When you’re raising a family, that’s not a problem, but as your kids move out, you may start to feel that your big home is a

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Movies in Austin
Austin is a cultural mecca known for being pleasantly weird and delightfully unexpected. Between the amazing arts and culture scene to the captivating nightlife and world-class food, Austin has it all. It’s no wonder, then, why there’s a huge film industry here. Combined with the tech sector, arts, culture, and its varied terrain and interesting landscape, Austin is often the perfect backdrop for movies and there are several films in particular that have been made famous thanks, in part, to being filmed in Austin. 

Here’s our top six famous movies filmed in Austin: 

1 - Dazed and Confused 

Arguably one of the most famous movies to be filmed in Austin, Dazed and Confused is a coming-of-age movie that follows the lives of teenagers in the 1970s.

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It's hard to focus on getting your education and studying all hours of the day and night, if you have the worry of where you are going to live. Some students live on campus and want to immerse themselves in the college or university lifestyle, while others want their home away from campus so they are not distracted by all the on-campus fun. For those looking for housing away from your schooling, we have given some thought to some of your options. Let's take a look at some of the places that you may be calling home during your days as a student:

Skyloft Austin Student Apartments

There's a lot of buzz around the Skyloft Austin high-rise that was developed exclusively for students. The idea is to have a tower that offers amazing views, plenty of

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Dell Inc. is located in Round Rock, Texas, which is just 20 miles north of Downtown Austin. Dell is the largest shipper of PC monitors in the world, the 3rd largest PC vendor in the world, and the 6th largest company in Texas with respect to total revenue. They are definitely a force to be reckoned with in the Tech sector! Dell has a major facility and headquarters in the fabulous city of Round Rock and with this large facility comes the need for housing for all of the thousands and thousands of employees that are proud to call this area of Austin home.

Round Rock has a population that is just over 100,000 people and is rapidly growing due to companies just like Dell setting up shop in the area. The question then becomes where all these hardworking

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When outsiders think about Texas, they often picture cowboy boots, ten-gallon hats, and good, old-fashioned country music. But in reality, it’s so much more than that. This is especially the case in Austin, which is often considered a mecca for everything hip and cool. With diverse neighborhoods, unique residents, and some of the best food in the country, there’s a lot that many people don’t know or get wrong about Austin. 

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Austin: 

1 - It was One of the First Places with a Thriving Food Truck Scene 

We all love food trucks these days, but Austin had one of the first food truck scenes starting in the early 90s. Today, there is almost 2,000 food trucks throughout the city. 

2 - It’s Home to Many

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The Top Luxury Condos in Austin

Living in an Austin luxury condo building is the definition of effortless cool. With a city like Austin, who wants to spend their weekend’s cutting grass or performing home repairs. Austin luxury condos are your no-maintenance choice to get the most out of the exciting city of Austin. 

It also helps that the majority of luxury condos in Austin are located in the incredible downtown core. With exceptional nearby amenities, unique shops, fine dining, and a diverse vibe, luxury condos in downtown Austin are a perfect choice for active buyers looking to enjoy everything the city has to offer. 

Continue reading for an insider look at some of the top luxury condo buildings in Austin: 

The Austonian

 As the tallest residential building in Texas, The

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Where to Live in Austin If You Work For Apple
Although Apple is known primarily for its Silicon Valley campus in Cupertino, CA, one of the biggest campuses the company has is actually the corporate one located in Austin. With over 6,000 people working there, the Austin Apple campus is a huge employer in the area. 

They say that when choosing a home, you have to think of three things – a housing triangle – if you will. Cost, location, and comfort are usually the three main considerations, and many agents will suggest choosing two that are important and one that you’d be willing to compromise. But for Apple employees in Austin, there are several nearby neighborhoods to choose from where you won’t have to compromise on anything. Here’s a rundown of some of the best places to live if you work for

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Austin Events, Spring 2018
At Keller Williams Austin, we love springtime in Central Texas. Though March comes in like a lion, as they say, we know that it'll go out like a lamb—and there's so much to do once the city starts to shake off the frost and get moving again. From one of the largest music festivals in the country to several events celebrating the best of local food and drink, Austin might just be one of the best places to be this spring. There's plenty for families too—flying kites, finger painting, and egg hunts are just around the corner. And if you're looking for something a bit more subdued, it's the perfect time to start on that garden too.

With that in mind, here are some of the best events to check out during spring in Austin, Texas:

The 89th Annual ABC Kite

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Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old Austin Home

It can be stressful purchasing a home, but if the home is an older property it presents a different set of challenges altogether. Regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer or a home buying expert, you'll still need to make sure you are informed when looking at older Austin real estate. These properties can be so charming to look at as you approach them along a beautiful tree-lined street, on a perfect spring afternoon, and with your favorite coffee in your hand. However, regardless of how pretty the owners have made the home, how neat the yard looks, or how good the price may seem, you must consider a number of things before buying old Austin homes for sale.

Many old Austin homes are just oozing with vintage features and surrounded by lush

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Local Apps Every Austin Resident Should Know

Austin is such a thriving, vibrant city, with an overwhelming list of exceptional restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Austin residents that have been living in the area their entire life may be able to navigate the city without any issues, but what about anyone that is newer to the city? Even if you have lived here your entire life, do you know all the latest and greatest restaurants in Austin? Do you know the top art galleries and the exhibitions that are currently taking place? Were you aware that your favorite artist was scheduled to perform two months from now? You may or may not be able to answer these questions off the top of your head, but the following Austin apps will put the answers right at your fingertips:

1. Go Austin

Go

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