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With the holiday spirit in full swing now is a great time to get out and enjoy some great holiday lighting strolls throughout Central Texas with family and friends!  Below we've put together a list of the best places to go check out some great holiday Christmas lights.  


December 8th - December 23rd

A fun run is hosted on December 2 that goes through the Trail of Lights. You can register for the run on the site. A Preview Party is December 8 and the Trail is open December 9-23. Admission is free on select nights and $3 other nights.


November 26th - December 31st

Austin’s “tree” at Zilker Park is actually one of Austin’s moontowers. It’s over

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Everyone in Austin has noticed the dramatic change in the real estate market over the past ten years since the recession.  But did you know how dramatic the change was?  New statistics from the National Association of Realtors shine a light on the appreciation of not only Austin, but the rest of the lone star state!  

The U.S. median home sales price in 2016 was $236,000, 2% higher than in 2006. In fact, 31 of the 50 largest U.S. metros are back to pre-recession price levels. Austin, TX, has seen the largest price growth in the past decade: 63%. It’s followed by Denver, at 54%, and Dallas, at 52%. Nationwide, data show that listing prices have been up by double digits for the majority of 2017.

A lot of Austin's growth is due to the

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According to U.S. News, the rankings were determined by a pre-determined set of criteria such as global and regional research reputations and number of publications produced. Researchers also sent out surveys to academics around the world in order to "create a comprehensive snapshot of [their] opinions about world universities."

The University of Texas at Austin was named as the top University in the state of Texas and 32nd in the world!  Out of 1,250 institutions in 74 countries, the university was ranked No. 32 in the world, beating out schools like University of Copenhagen (No. 37);  Kings College London (No. 41); University of Tokyo (No. 57); and, yes, University of Maryland, College Park (No. 50).

Texas though was well represented across the

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Whether your looking to avoid ACL traffic this week or trying to map out your weekend at Zilker there is a lot of helpful info out there!  With the help of some our friends from Austin City Limits Music Festival and Curbed Austin we have put together some great maps and tips.  There’s complimentary shuttle bus service from Republic Square Park for attendees, as well as ramped-up Capital Metro service, a taxi stand, and lots of bicycle racks.

If your looking to avoid all that is ACL and skip the traffic jams here is what you need to know! 

And lastly if your looking to bike or plan where to park to hit the festival here is the info you'll need!  


For more helpful info visit ACL's homepage here!

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With it already feeling a little like Fall weather (be it short lived) now is the best time to look ahead at the handful of amazing music and art festivals happening across Austin and one of our favorite hipster hideways Marfa.  We all know Austin has its fair share of festivals and live music runs through our blood, and Fall is one of the best examples of all the amazing events Austin has to offer.  Below we've highlighted a few of our favorite festivals from Austin City Limits Festival to the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love.  

Trans-Pecos Festival 2017 (Sept. 28th-October 1st)  

This is a weekend-long adventure of live music, camping, sandlot baseball, stars, workshops, art installations and community in the majesty of Marfa, Texas. Set

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It is crazy to think college football season is only a couple weeks away at this point!  But with Football fever in full swing in the state of Texas now is the perfect time to look ahead to the key matchup's and highlights of the season.  With expectations high under the first year coach Tom Herman and a lot of returning players this should be an interesting season for the Texas Longhorns.  Below we highlight some of the best home games on the schedule and what to look forward to this season!  

Sep. 2

Maryland Terrapins 
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX

This is the first game of the season and the Terrapins come to town with a tough team and a strong test for the first game at DKR!  With the first game of an

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A Three-Part, Free Music Series at Domain NORTHSIDE
-- August 26, September 30 and October 28 --

Engel & Völkers Finest Real Estate Worldwide, in partnership with Domain NORTHSIDE and MIX 94.7, is pleased to present NORTHSIDE AMPLIFIED, a three-part music series open to the public on Saturday, August 26, September 30, and October 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to watch DJ 2DQ spin out on the NORTHSIDE Lawn followed by incredible live music from Matt Wilson Band on Saturday, August 26, The Nightowls on Saturday, September 30, and closing out with Charlie Mars on Saturday, October 28.


August 26th: Matt Wilson Band

September 30th: The Nightowls

October 28th: Charlie Mars


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Engel & Völkers announced the launch of its Extensive Domestic & Global Exposure (EDGE™) platform, a diversified suite of preferred and premium partnerships designed to maximize exposure of Engel & Völkers’ property listings to qualified, targeted buyers worldwide.

“In today’s real estate landscape, it’s important that we continue to empower our advisors by aligning with strategic partners who provide the greatest opportunities to give our network and consumers a competitive edge in selling homes efficiently,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “EDGE goes beyond a standard syndication function by truly marketing our listings to relevant consumer segments in ways in which they want to be marketed.”

EDGE is inclusive of primary

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The Austin City Council has gone into summer hiatus and the hotly contested Code Next zoning overhaul will have to wait.  Now, they can spend the weeks until August 3  musing about how to revise CodeNEXT.  Before August 3rd though there are important dates on the horizon.  

Whats Next?

According to The Austin Chronicle, A second draft of the code-in-progress is expected to be available for public hearings to begin in September; during last Thurs­day's regular meeting, Council added a third draft to be made available by the turn of the year to the Planning Com­mis­sion (for a vote) and the Zoning and Platting Commission for recommendations, with all of that to come to Council in early February – and Council still hoping for an April vote. 


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There is no where better to celebrate the great U.S.A. than Austin, TX and of course there is no shortage of amazing fireworks shows and events happening across Austin and our surrounding suburbs!  Whether your looking for a family friendly outing or wanting to hit the town this holiday weekend we've got you covered.  

Downtown Austin

Spend this Independence Day with 100,000 of your closest friends! Central Texans will hurry to claim their grassy spot with the Austin Symphony Orchestra this July 4th for the largest Independence Day Celebration in the state. Tens of thousands of families will be decked out in red, white, and blue.  The ASO will perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. The event is free and

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