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Parkstone | Offered at $1,095,000
Absolutely stunning home in the secluded Parkstone neighborhood in Westlake. This one is classic in all the right ways…gorgeous back deck with mature trees and privacy! Spacious kitchen, formal dining and living areas. Incredible study! Cherry hardwoods, built in cabinetry, travertine floors, crown moulding and media room! 

UNDER CONTRACT | 12616 Grama Cv 

Spanish Oaks | Offered at $1,575,000
Elegant Santa Barbara inspired home in the prestigious Spanish Oaks neighborhood.  Beautifully updated kitchen, walk-in wine cellar, vaulted, wood beam ceiling & massive wood wall sliders that lead to the outdoor living area! Private pool, spa and bar! First class community amenities Spanish Oaks golf course, guarded gate, clubhouse, pool pavilion and fish camp! 


Allandale | Offered at $1,050,000
Modern farmhouse perfectly positioned on a oversized, .27 acre corner lot. Built in 2017, the home balances classic design w/modern features-open floor plan, wrap around back porch, large front patio, covered carport w/workshop space.  Spacious kitchen, large island, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, quartz countertops & classic light fixtures. 


Southwest Austin | Offered at $465,000
Chasing views…this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 bath home measures 3,726 sq ft and sits on a beautiful .20 acre greenbelt lot. Don’t miss your opportunity to capture this gorgeous view from your back deck…perfect for entertaining or just relaxing with family and friends, Welcome home! 

AVAILABLE | 908 Nueces #13

Downtown Condo | Offered at $439,900
Single-level plan w/ open living space, large master, separate study, sophisticated finishes & private terrace. Gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances, modern fixtures & designer selections. Austin’s most vibrant location and exciting home for residents drawn to the city’s lively culture. 


20 Acres | Offered AT $495,000
Here’s your opportunity for a 20 acre slice of Texas just an hour from Austin & 15 min NE or Lockhart. Gorgeous gentleman’s ranch comes with private pond with fishing pier, creek & completely remodeled house! 2019 updates include bathroom remodels, whole house foundation level with transferable lifetime warranty. New features include breaker box, gutters, all flooring, paint inside and outside, dishwasher, fixtures, fans, garage door and 1000 gallon septic tank! 



It continues to be a deep sellers market in Austin. 

Yes, we saw some trepidation during the initial phases of quarantine, but over the last week or two as restrictions started to ease,we began to see signs of a more typical spring pace.  

🏠 The number of listings CLIMBED and buyers were ready to act!

🏠 The number of pending properties outpaced new listings!

🏠 What does this mean? It’s a great time to list your home- buyers are extremely motivated by lower rates and limited inventory, especially in closer in neighborhoods.


Jason Selk’s official definition for mental toughness is the mind’s ability to focus on solutions, especially in the face of adversity. You know you are mentally tough when you can thrive on adversity. To learn to thrive on adversity, there are two things that must be remembered:


Mentally tough people are not surprised when they experience tough times, they expect them to occur. You must realize that not all days will be sunny and cloudless. The reality is that there will be storms, and some of those storms will be major throughout life. Don’t be afraid or surprised by them.



I heard the great coach John Wooden say that one of the most important things he learned was that “true success is defined with effort and process…not with results.” Most people get caught up in defining success with things they ultimately can’t control.


Inside Jefferson Square on 38th Street this super cute venue offers cheers, sandwiches, breads, coffee and grab n go meals for breakfast and lunch.  If you need to deliver a special gift, check out their grazing boards. Plus the owners, Rosemary and Austin Ewald are just adorable! Order HERE


When the Spanish colonized Mexico, they brought European distilling techniques with them and taught the locals how to make a spirit out of the dasylirion plant, also known as desert spoon. Fast forward to 2020 and these guys in Driftwood are killing it – check out Sotol cocktails at their tasting room.


The Pentagon’s “Operation American Strong” mission, in which the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels fly over major American cities “to thank first responders, essential personnel, and military service members as we collectively battle the spread of COVID-19.” 


A growing number of consumers are choosing to eschew alcohol – and they deserve beverages made with the same thought and care dedicated to craft cocktails and free of high-fructose corn syrup and other nastiness. Running a bar is a business, so while it behooves owners to turn a profit from teetotalers, it’s also in keeping with the hospitality industry to make menus more inclusive. 

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