March 2016

Found 4 blog entries for March 2016.

7 Amazing Hiking Spots Near Austin TXAs much as we love being at the heart of the action, sometimes it's nice to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. But that's one of the great things about living here — immaculate green spaces are just outside our city limits (not to mention the amazing parks and waterways we have within the city.

These pristine areas will have you feeling like you've gone on vacation — only you'll be just an hour from home. They're perfect for day trips, weekend getaways, or even just a Saturday morning walking the dog. Whatever your reason for venturing into the gorgeous natural spaces around Austin is, you'll know that it never gets old. Check these 7 amazing spots off your list and find yourself frequenting your favorites!

Balcones

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How to make a small condo feel more spaciousAustin's luxury condos are usually pretty good at pulling off a vast, expansive look even when square footage is limited. They often feature panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious balconies, and elevated ceilings to increase openness where walking room is restricted. However, if your condo does not have these things, it's not exactly as if you can cut new windows, push up your ceiling, or tack on a porch. But that doesn't mean you can't achieve that airy, open-space feel and make your cozy condo feel roomier than it may actually be. Here are 9 tips to help you make a small space feel large!

 

Paint It Light

Light paintPaint colors go in and out of style. Decades are defined by the decor color palettes that characterized them — whether we look back

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Austin art eventsAustin is brimming with outstanding events year round. For the artist—chefs, poets, musicians, sculptors, and more—April may just stand out. So why not pack your April weekends with art? Get your fill of gourmet cuisine, contemporary visual art, heartstring-tugging poetry, and foot-tapping music.

Meet new friends and spend time with old ones. Mark up your calendar and familiarize yourself more with Austin's world-famous, thriving arts & culture scene. To expand your horizons, you have to start somewhere. Why not start with our handy sampler of 4 upcoming Austin arts events?

Austin International Poetry Festival

Austin International Poetry FestivalThe Austin International Poetry Festival will be held at the stunning Blanton Museum of Art, part of The University of Texas at Austin.

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Model homes in varying sizesWhen we think of holding out for your ideal home, what often comes to mind is the process of saving over the years until you can by the grand estate you deserve. Then we stay there until retirement which is the appropriate time to downsize. But there is a wealth of reasons one might consider taking this step many, many years before retirement rolls around. Whether you're part of a large family or a small one, a couple, or a single professional, it's often possible to trim down on space and unnecessary belongings, and many people can find at least one reason that applies to their lifestyle. But downsizing requires careful planning and it may not be right for everyone. Here are 3 key questions to ask yourself to help you make the decision.

What Potential

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