December 2014

Found 6 blog entries for December 2014.

The year 2014 has marked tremendous growth in Austin real estate, including major hotel developments, new communities, and neighborhood revivals. There’s been plenty of buzz  surrounding the new hotels in particular. From the JW Marriot opening early 2015 to the Westin Austin set to open shop next summer, this past year has been one of build and boom. The entire city has been sparked with growth, and these additions to the skyline will welcome all of those who seek to find out why Austin is heralded as weird.

For more permanent Austinites, developments like the Bowie Apartments presented intriguing rental endeavors. Not to mention that the housing developments surged in both the inner-city and surrounding communities. In fact, Barrington Oaks was

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austin new years 2015Ring in 2015 with your nearest and dearest. New Year's Eve celebrates the roll over to another year, and with it comes plenty of family friendly fun. Whether you'd rather go out, stay home, or celebrate until the next day, Austin has the events for you and your family (even your furry friends!).

Austin's New Year

Take the kids out for an evening-packed with family activities in the heart of the Austin, all the while making sure that you're all home far before the ball drops. For the 2015 kick off, Butler Park will be alive with stations for crafting, playing, and enjoying the artful and interactive activities provided by the Austin community. Raise your (non-alcoholic) glasses early at the final fireworks, set to launch at 10pm.

Home Sweet Home

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buying homes holidaysMaybe you're considering listing your home, maybe your home has been on the market for a bit, or maybe you'd like to ring in the New Year somewhere different. Should you start to worry about the upcoming holidays?

It's a common misconception that buying and selling in the winter isn't worth the effort. But what most people don't realize is the wealth of advantages that come with the drop in temperature. The holidays in particular can give both buyers and sellers the edge they're looking for.

The halls are decked, the fire is lit, and the house has never felt more like a home. That atmosphere is exactly what sells a buyer on a home. They can easily picture themselves enjoying the holiday season with their own family and friends.

Not to mention

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marble falls homes for saleLocated on the shores of Lake Travis, this countryside sanctuary spans over almost twenty acres. The land itself is rolling Hill Country, speckled with tall live oaks and natural brush. Nearer the home is a series of artfully landscaped gardens and paths, winding from the main house to the guest house to the barn.

Living in this Marble Falls home is comfortable, where visitors are greeted by the grand doors and soaring ceilings. Each room is trimmed with exposed beams, whether it be on the gabled roofs of the living room, along the walls of the study, or on the sliding, barn-style doors. Most impressive is the 100-year-old, wide-planked wood flooring that stretches across the properties. With seven bedrooms, there's plenty of room for family and

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austin non-profitsThe holidays are upon us! And with the New Year round the corner, many Austin non-profits are gearing up for a bigger, better year. They provide outreach services, educate Austinites, and help all of us real our goals of being a better city. What they need to make the most of 2015 is a lending hand from the community. Here’s just a handful of non-profits in the area who could use a little TLC over the holidays, whether that be through a donation of supplies or of your time.

Lights. Camera. Help.

LCH takes an interesting approach to the non-profit standard. Their impact on the community comes in the way of helping other non-profits. LCH specializes in creating visual marketing materials, and by educating these groups on film and video, they help

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family holiday events austinWith the whole family off for the holidays, the days get filled with cheerful outings, family visits, and much more. Whether you're entertaining relatives or keeping it simple, Austin is chock-full of events that are suited to the entire family. Here's a small sample of what's going on around town this month.

The Candy Jar Gingerbread House Workshops

There's no need to dig out the house templates and whip up icing this year. Just register for a gingerbread house decorating workshop at the Candy Jar! This family friendly event will have you and your wee ones adorning tiny homes with plenty of gumdrops and sugar plums. It's also a great opportunity to stock up on stocking stuffers. The Candy Jar is hosting four weekends of decorating, and spots can be

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