Monthly Archives: September 2013

Five Ideas for Fall Decorating

Fall has arrived, and with the changing of the season, why not bring some fall atmosphere into your own home? Here are five ideas for giving your home a fall feel.

1. Fun with foliage: One of the unmistakable signs of fall is the changing—and eventually, falling—leaves. Pick up some faux silkFive Ideas for Fall Decorating leaves from your local craft store and use them to accent a bookshelf or table centerpiece.

2. Add some orange: Orange is the unofficial color of fall, so adding a little orange to your home will definitely create some fall flavor—just don’t go overboard. Try adding some orange accents to white furniture.

3. Pumpkins and gourds: This is a sure way to give your home a touch of autumn, and even if orange isn’t your thing, you could try white pumpkins instead.

4. Natural elements: Fall feels rustic and outdoorsy. You can bring that feeling into your home with feathers, weathered wood, or some antlers. Those items are perfect for your mantel.

5. Hang a wreath: Wreaths aren’t just for the winter holidays. Find one with some fall foliage and other season-appropriate accents. It’s an easy way to bring the outdoors into your kitchen or living room.

Dripping with Taste this Weekend! Your Guide to Vendors/Entertainment

DrippingWithTasteBreweries You don’t want to miss this weekend’s “Dripping with Taste” food and wine festival in Dripping Springs, TX. This year, Dripping With Taste will be held in the brand new Ranch Park Event Center. Foodies, wine aficionados, art enthusiasts, and live music lovers from all over Central Texas, Dallas, and Houston will gather here on Sat. Sept 14th from 12-7pm to enjoy some of the best the Texas Hill Country has to offer!

Tickets are $40 if you order online, or $50 at the door and include:

  • Entry into All Events of the Day
  • Access to Specialty Vendors, Juried Art Show, Food and Wine Demonstrations
  • 6 Wine Tasting Tickets*
  • 10 Food Tasting Tickets*
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Souvenir wine glass
*Ticketed patrons may purchase additional wine and food tastings on-site and buy wine by the glass or bottle for an additional price.
**Under 21 Tickets for $10
***Children Under 6 Free Admission

Take a peek at some of the vendors here, and buy your tickets to attend one of the best food and wine festivals in Dripping Springs & the Texas Hill Country!

For a Full List of Vendors and More information, Click Here to Visit the Dripping With Taste Website

Wineries

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  • Grape Creek
  • Texas Sake Company
  • Dionisio Winery
  • Texas Hills Vineyard
  • Lewis Wines
  • HaaK Vineyards & Winery
  • Piney Woods Country
  • Pleasant Hill Winery
  • McReynolds Winery
  • Alamosa Wine Cellars
  • Messina Hof Winery and Resort
  • Flat Creek Estate
  • Bell Springs Winery
  • Texas Legato Winery
  • Bending Branch Winery
  • Argus Cidery
  • Driftwood Estate Winery
  • Westcave Cellars Winery
  • Duchman Family Winery
  • Dry Comal Creek
  • Wines of Dotson Cervantes
  • Hilmy Cellars
  • Hawk’s Shadow Estate Winery
  • Kerrville Hills Winery
  • Pilot Knob Vineyard

Breweries

  • Independence Brewing Co
  • Jester King Brewery
  • Real Ale Brewing Company
  • Thirsty Planet Brewing Co
  • Twisted X Brewing Company

Food

  • Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria
  • Kate’s Place
  • Sugar Shack Bakery
  • Creek Road Cafe
  • Crepe Crazy
  • Celtic Seafare
  • Rolling in Thyme & Dough
  • John Soules Food
  • Duncan Team Catering
  • Juicy Jay’s Meatballs
  • Trish Martindale, Private Chef
  • Flores Mexican Restaurant
  • Linda’s Fine Foods/Linda Allen Catering
  • Pure Luck Farms Goat Cheese
  • Verdes Mexican Parilla
  • HEB
  • Smoke’n Hops

What’s that Home of Yours Really Worth?

There’s only one sure-fire way to determine the value of your home: Speak to the professionals who know best.

Maybe you’re thinking of selling, maybe you’re thinking of refinancing, or maybe you’re just curious about the market. But the question is, “What is that home of yours worth?”

What's your home really worth?

What’s your home really worth?

Such a simple question should be returned with a simple answer, right? Well unfortunately, determining the value of your home–or any home for that matter–can be a tricky process. You can go online and nowadays there are endless websites that will promise you a fast answer with fancy charts and graphs. As tempting as it may be to trust this information, be wary of letting a computer program tell you what your largest investment is worth.

The trouble with these websites is that they have little to no local market information. They are not aware that a new park is being built, or that a four-lane highway is being re-routed, or that you’ve lovingly cared for and maintained your home.

The bottom line is this: If you’re serious about getting an informative valuation for your home you should contact a local real estate professional. These professionals work with the actual people who will ultimately determine the value of your home–the home buyer

Don't just guess when pricing your home, find out what it's really worth by talking to a real estate professional.

Don’t just guess when pricing your home, find out what it’s really worth by talking to a real estate professional.

themselves. This is their profession and they will be happy to sit with you and explain the current market conditions that affect your home value.

Curious to know what you’re home is worth? Contact us today at 512-829-2062

 

Featured SW Austin Subdivision: Friendship Ranch

Friendship Ranch is an acreage home community located in Southwest Austin near the intersection of FM-1826 and US-290W. Homes in Friendship Ranch generally have between 2-7 acres, and are about 2,000-5,000 sq ft. in size. Homeowners in this subdivision enjoy a relaxed country feel, Hill Country views, large trees, and native wild life without sacrificing access to big city amenities in Austin. Friendship Ranch is served by the highly rated Dripping Springs school district. Thinking about moving? Check out our most recent listing in Friendship Ranch below. To view more information on this listing click here.

Front view of this beautiful 3276 sq ft home close to Austin with a country feel.

Front view of this beautiful 3276 sq ft home close to Austin with a country feel.

Spacious master bathroom with walk-in shower, jetted tub, and huge walk-in closet

Austin Home For Sale: 14413 Friendswood Ln

Open Living/Dining with lots of windows for natural light

Open Living/Dining with lots of windows for natural light

Relax on the large shaded deck, or take a swim in the refreshing pool

Relax on the large shaded deck, or take a swim in the refreshing pool

Gated Entry on almost 6 acres, just minutes from downtown Austin!

Gated Entry on almost 6 acres, just minutes from downtown Austin!

 

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