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The small city of Bee Cave, located just west of Austin, is the perfect spot if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With a population of a little over 5,000, Bee Cave has retained the small town feel that it was built on. But this little town is anything but boring! With beautiful parks including the famous Hamilton Pool Preserve, delicious food, shopping, and entertainment Bee Cave has fun for the whole family! Whether you're there for a visit or thinking about making Bee Cave your new home, here are just four of the little gems you don't want to miss out on in this wonderful community! 

  1. Sculpture Park

The Bee Cave Sculpture Park is home to over twenty five masterpieces, including historical

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Many people know that spring and summer is when the real estate business is booming and inventory is at its highest, so you’d think this would be the best time to buy a home. But, maybe not! There are many benefits to buying a home in the off season. Real estate experts say fall may be the best time of all to buy a home, for these five reasons:

  1. Less Competition

Since spring and summer are the busiest times of year in the Real Estate business, competition is sure to be fierce. If you wait until fall, most buyers will have either found their home already or decided to wait until next spring to start looking again. With kids back in school and the busy holiday season fast approaching, many potential buyers are too busy during the fall

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With the year quickly winding down, 2018 will be here before you know it! If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling in your home, or just want to make some quick and easy changes to liven up your space, here are ten design trends coming in with the New Year. The big take away: color, color, color! Try out some of these design ideas and wow friends and family with show stopping colors and accent pieces - they’ll say you have the coolest house in town!

  1. Intense Colors

Gone are the days of all white rooms and muted neutrals, 2018 is the year for bold, beautiful color. Bright blues and greens, fuchsia, purple, turquoise, hot pink, white, and creamy “frosted almond” are some of the colors that will be trending in the coming year

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Fall is fast approaching and bringing with it cooler weather, back-to-school sales, piles of leaves to jump in, pumpkin spice lattes, and some great events in Austin! Read on for a list of fun things to do in the Austin area this month and start the season off right. Happy September!

September 1st - September 3rd: World Beard and Moustache Championships

Hosted by the Austin Facial Hair Club, this three day event will attract hundreds of beard competitors from around the world (Who knew there were so many!) and even more spectators. The competition is held every two years and this is the first time it has ever been held in Texas! It’s not just about impressive and sometimes bizarre beards and moustaches though! There will be plenty of other

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  1. Laugh out Loud at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival kicked off yesterday and will continue through the long weekend. The festival features 130 hilarious acts including headliners Nick Rutherford, Katie Rich, and David Hill. Shows are sketch, improv, or stand up comedy and can be seen at one of six venues in Austin. Festival passes are $139.00 and will get you into any show, at any time, all week long! For more info on all the great performers and to purchase passes, check out the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival website.

  1. Get Your Grub On at the Salty Sow’s Labor Day Pig-nic

Salty Sow will be hosting their annual Labor Day feast on Monday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Chef Harold Marmulstein

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Georgetown is located just twenty-seven miles north of Austin and is a wonderful place to visit or settle down with your family! With plenty of outdoor activities and the most beautiful downtown square, Georgetown has something for everyone. Whether you love adventure, art, fishing, swimming, shopping, or just spending time with loved ones you will have a blast exploring the city of Georgetown. Read on for some of the best area attractions and start planning your next day trip! 

  1. Blue Hole Park

Blue Hole is a beautiful lagoon surrounded by limestone cliffs along the southern fork of the San Gabriel River. It’s similar to Barton Creek in Austin with less crowds, making it the perfect summer hideaway. The surrounding park features

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Whether you have a large, grassy yard or just enough space for a small patio your backyard should be an extension of your home! Take advantage of this extra space by treating it like another room in your house. You don't have to spend a ton of money to have a beautiful and well landscaped yard that’s perfect for entertaining or just hanging out with your family on a sunny afternoon. Here are some great DIY projects you can do to add some character and functionality to your yard without breaking the bank!

  1. Build a Bench:

There are plenty of great DIY tutorials out there for building a backyard bench, but here’s one that’s super simple and inexpensive! All you’ll need are some cinder blocks, a few 4X4 wood posts, concrete adhesive, and

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Austin is known for having some of the best public schools in the state and many families are choosing to move to the Austin area because of this. But with over twenty districts and hundreds of schools in the Greater Austin area, it can be difficult to narrow down your search when looking for the school districts that are the best fit and can offer your children the very best education. We know that this is an important factor for families when deciding where to buy a home, so we did some research! Here's a list of some of the top districts in the Austin area, based on data from both the 2017 Children at Risk Texas School Rankings and Niche.com's 2017 Best School Districts in Texas ranking. After you read this article you can search for listings by

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15 Fun Things To Do in Austin This Month! 

Here's a list of some of the great events happening in and around Austin this month. Many are both family friendly and FREE! Don't miss out on all the fun! 

1. Now through August 12th: Zilker Summer Musical
The Zilker Theatre Production kicked off its 59th Annual Zilker Summer Musical back in July and through August 12th you can catch a live performance of The Wizard of Oz at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Performances are free (But donations are welcome!) and are done every Thursday - Sunday starting at approximately 8:15pm.

2. August 2nd: Blues on the Green
Austin’s largest free concert series is held monthly throughout the summer, and August 2nd is your last chance to enjoy some local Austin tunes

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Breakfast food is the best - pancakes drenched in syrup, sizzling bacon, spicy sausage, eggs scrambled, sunny side up, and over easy - but who wants to wake up early on a Sunday?! That's why Austinites love a good ol' fashion brunch! From mid-morning to mid-afternoon you can find restaurants all over town serving up great food and even better mimosas and bloody marys. It's not just a meal, it's a social event! There are so many different restaurants offering a Sunday Brunch special, you could go to a different one every week! This weekend check out one of the places on our list of the top 5 Sunday Brunches in Austin! Let us know what you think and if you have any other favorites that aren't on our list!

5. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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