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so much sweetness.

“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August."

– Denise Levertov

This month, I'm serving up news, lifestyle tips, and fun things for you to do in Austin this time of year.

 Read on for the latest in Austin real estate and Austin living.

Real Estate 

in the News
Why You Need To Know About ‘Pocket Listings’ in an Increasingly Competitive Real Estate Market

Some of the most exclusive real estate properties never hit the open market. Instead, sellers will only solicit offers from a select group of buyers through what’s known as a “pocket listing.” This practice is nothing new. But in a super-competitive real estate market, it’s not just luxury homes that are being sold this way. Here’s what you need to know about pocket listings — and how you can find out about them if you’re in the market for a new home.

Austin Area Stats

Find Your ATX

Dream Home

Whether you're browsing for fun or ready to embark on a serious house hunt, we've got some incredible homes for every taste. Take a peak at one of our newest listings in North Loop!

Local Events

So Close, Yet So Far Out

Cocktails are delicious. Cocktails in the pool are even better. Steals of deals prices on cocktails at Austin Motel's happy hour, M - W, 5-10 PM... Perfection!

Friday Night Movie Screenings: 

Pool Gates open at 5 PM

📷: @alisonmarlborough

Explore the Museum of Ice Cream - Coming Soon to Austin

Opening on Aug. 21, you don't want to miss this world-famous exhibition, featuring sprinkle pools, retro diners, boozy frozen treats, and more!

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Don't Overlook These Hidden Costs When Rushing to Buy a Home in a Hot Market

In a housing market where almost half of U.S. homes sell within a week and prices are climbing at a rapid clip, it’s easy for a buyer to overlook hidden costs in the quest to land a new home. 

That’s all the more reason buyers - especially first-time buyers - should step back, breathe, and consider all the costs involved.

The Best Vegetables and Flowers to Plant in August

If the idea of gardening in Texas summer heat isn't sitting well with you this year, or if you've just been too busy to actually start your garden, don't worry. The crisp fall season is a great time to grow a slew of vegetables and flowers!

The 26 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Every Budget

Despite what you might think, improving a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many tricks that real estate agents use to make their listings look great and sell faster on a budget. No matter what your budget is, there are ways to make your listing shine.

Read more on The Close
The Best Places to Travel in August

Is there any month more tailor-made for a vacation than August? The peak of summer is the perfect time to jettison all 9-to-5 obligations and indulge in a trip. If you're hoping to squeeze in a vacation before Labor Day, here are nine of the best places to travel in August.

Perhaps "the sweetness that hovers in August" is the memory of summer days well spent; perhaps it's the  promise of fall - and the chill in the air that we're all longing to feel. As we 

transition from summer, are you considering any big changes? Let's chat!

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