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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME

Hello there, you!

You’ve landed at my blog, either by intent or accident — and I’m happy to have you!

I started this blog as sort of a catch-all spot to post all kinds of random stuff I’d like to pass along, much of it pertaining to Austin real estate (my own business in particular or market info in general), our local economy, information for first-time buyers and sellers, or interesting/funny tidbits about Austin… or gardening tips, home decor/design ideas, places you should check out, coming events, notes about the weather, or pictures I snap in and around Austin that I happen to like.

Like this one, which I took outside the Palmer Events Center on a sunny fall afternoon:

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Or this one, of the beautiful Brandeen (my sons’ dog) playing at Bull Creek Park (Austin being a very pet-friendly city):

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If you’re interested in browsing Central Texas real estate listings available for purchase or lease, please click on the SEARCH AUSTIN AREA HOMES FOR SALE link here or on the sidebar. (Note: You’ll be asked to register on the JB Goodwin REALTORS website in order to view properties, but we won’t start spamming you.)

If you’d like to talk about purchasing a home — as either your primary residence, vacation or second home, or an investment property — OR are curious about new home construction, OR possibly listing your home for sale (OR just finding out what price your home would list for even if you’re not yet ready to sell) I’d be delighted to chat with you!

Also note: if you’re moving out of the area, even to another country, I can still get you taken care of through our relocation department!  Seriously, you don’t have to try and track down an agent to help you buy your new home in New York or Paris or Bangkok:  JB Goodwin REALTORS is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a selective global community of over 500 independent real estate companies, with 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries — so I can get you connected to an agent who will take care of your needs every bit as well as I would personally, if only you were staying here. 🙂

See — there are so many things for us to talk about!

Now, if you don’t want to chat but you are interested in getting monthly email updates from me on current sales info/market conditions in specific zip codes, click on the Neighborhood News link and sign up with your info (no spamming here either, I promise).

I always post the most recent greater Austin Metropolitan Area real estate market stats on my About Real Estate page if you just want to have a quick look.

If you want know a little more about me, my qualifications, or just read nice things folks have said about me, click on the associated links.  If you want to add to my collection and also say nice things about me that I can then share with the world, please do so!

You can also check out my Facebook page where I post all manner of interesting and sometimes relevant stuff — and please don’t be shy about hitting the LIKE and FOLLOW buttons once you get there; it makes me feel special and important when you do!

And finally, following my blog by clicking on the link labeled Follow Adventures in Austin Real Estate is always encouraged.  That way you never have to worry about any missing any morsel of wit or wisdom I might drop.

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Austin: Keeping it real, keeping it weird at the Hope Outdoor Gallery

Please feel free to leave me your comments or questions or, even better, reach out to me if you’d like to chat about real estate.  My contact info is ALL OVER this site!

In the mean time, like the unknown artist at Austin’s graffiti wall says above: Just keep swimming. One day I’ll be in your ocean.

I’m not entirely sure what that means, but I’m sure it’s profound.

Thanksgiving 2020

Even in a pandemic there’s a lot to be grateful for

While everyone’s holiday gatherings this year probably don’t much resemble what we are all used to, I’ve been heartened to see so many folks cobbling together what celebrations they can, making the best of things with a patchwork of socially distant, outdoor, or online get togethers.

My husband and I celebrated at our home with just the two of us and a full table of tasty eats and equally tasty wine.  We toasted to our happy and lucky life together, and counted the blessings of having such an abundance of lovely friends and family and that, even though we decided to stay apart to keep us all safe, we hope to make up for in spades in 2021!

With a full belly and grateful heart, wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Featured Listing: 5203 Beechmoor Drive, Austin, TX 78723

East Austin Groovy at Its Finest!

As a Realtor, some houses you come across are just ultra cool and hip in an (almost) effortless way that shines through beautifully with just the teensiest bit of zhushing.   My listing at 5203 Beechmoor Drive is one of those houses.

Built in 1966, this single story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located near 51st & Manor Road features two living spaces and an ultra cool mid-century modern vibe that showcases perfectly the sellers’ quirky/sophisticated style and brings to life everything to love about this area and the local aesthetic.

It sits on a corner lot just shy of 1/4 acre and includes fantastic entertaining/living space outside with plenty of room to accommodate any buyer’s ideas on expansion.

Located just minutes from downtown and Mueller, this must-see home is the epitome of East Austin groovy!

For more details on this home (and a 3-D interactive tour), please click here or reach out to me to schedule an appointment to view.

 

Independence Day 2020

Eyes on the prize

Celebrating Independence Day in 2020 (the year currently favored to take home the award in the Most Apocalyptic Year Ever category) will likely be a little different than what we are typically used to, but I reckon we will still celebrate our nation’s birth in whatever socially distant, limited size and face-masked capacity we can.  Just be safe, y’all — and smart — and remember we are all in this together.  Let’s celebrate how we can today, with an eye toward really blowing it out in 2021!  We just have to get there…

Happy 4th!!