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Brand New Austin Properties Opening Summer 2019

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So you’re looking to move soon? Well, Summer is the hottest time to move (literally) and new properties are popping up all over the city.  We have the inside scoop on all of the fresh properties around Austin and we’re here to tell you about them because what’s cooler than living in a brand new, never-lived-in apartment? The Clark Photo Source Located in Downtown Austin, these luxury apartments are perfect for Austinites who want to be in the middle of it all! Offering one, two, and three-bedroom options that are fully-equipped with designer interiors. Including quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, gas range stoves, high ceilings, and large windows! But it doesn’t stop there; the community provides an amazing pool with a poolside fire pit, terrace sky lounge with panoramic views of Downtown, 24-hr fitness center, and game room. Rates start at $1920+. The Copeland Photo Source The ever-popular Domain area is where The Copeland lives; a brand new luxury property that offers studio, one, and two-bedrooms. If you love bright airy spaces, this is for you! Apartments include gorgeous finishes spread throughout the gourmet kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms. With high ceilings, wood flooring, and spacious floorpans— you won’t be disappointed! Head over to the pub-style room and billiards lounge, resort-style pool and a “hideaway” pool with fire pit, dog park, and fitness center. Not to mention you’re near everything in The Domain! Studios starting at $1295+. Flatiron Domain Photo Source Located in The Domain and surrounded by all of the shopping…

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Get Your Game on at These Austin Bars and Cafés

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When you hear the term “gamer” these days, your mind probably races to images of people having a great time as they save humanity from zombies or other hostile invaders on a computer screen. While that may be the modern image of a gamer, the term used to be more commonly affiliated with other types of traditional games. In many cases, these games haven’t undergone an update since they first hit the market. These games sometimes require skill and sometimes force you to pray for a lucky roll of the dice. We’re talking board games, pinball machines, pool tables and arcade games. Those multi-generational games that have proven their staying power. The Renaissance of Conventional Games In recent years, people of all ages have started to seek out opportunities to play the games of yesteryear. Board games are a great example of the renaissance that traditional games are currently experiencing. In 2013, the sales of games and puzzles around the world hit a total of $9.3 billion. Just three years later that total reached $9.6 billion. By 2023, boards games sold across the globe are expected to generate more than $12 billion in revenue. With the new and renewed interest people have in more conventional games like board games, businesses that give people the chance to test their skills and luck have been popping up all over. Austin, Texas, is not an exception in this regard. Whether you want to play board games in Austin, try your hand at pool or…

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How To Pet-Proof Your Apartment

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We all love our fur babies, but letting them loose in your shiny new apartment can be a little scary! Not only do you want to keep your space clean, you also want to ensure your pet isn’t doing preventable damage to your apartment or furniture. So, we’re here to tell you a few tricks to pet-proofing your space!! Flooring Image Source Let’s start here, because obviously this is where your pet spends most of it’s time. If you’re four legged friends aren’t quite potty triained, it’s not a bad idea to roll up your favorite rugs and store them away while you continue training them. You can also buy baby gates to block them from going into certain parts of your apartment because unintentional dog pee is bad, but dog pee on the bed is worse! Also, consider pet-proofing your flooring to keep your place from adopting any unfavorable aromas and stains. Furniture Image Source You know that friend with the pet? The one who’s place is 50% dog/cat hair and if you’re wearing black and sit on the couch you’re basically screwed? Don’t be that friend. If you don’t have time to vacuum regularly, keep a lint roller nearby to get any hair off before having guests! You can pet-proof furniture by using Scotchgard to prevent stains as well as buying a non-toxic bitter-tasting furniture spray. The spray will teach your pet that contrary to their belief, your very chic couch (that cost so much it’s almost embarrassing)…

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Fastest Growing Companies and Industries in Austin

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Austin is the place to be. South By Southwest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and dozens of other amazing concerts keep the city rocking. It’s the birthplace of Whole Foods and home to our country’s only Formula 1 race, the United States Grand Prix. It’s a haven for foodies and college football, a sanctuary for artists and outdoorsmen and an all-around awesome city to spend countless hours enjoying and exploring. To put it simply — the capital of the great state of Texas is exactly where you want to be. Austinites love ATX and you will too. If you’re considering moving to the Austin area — and seriously, why wouldn’t you? — chances are that you’re looking to begin a career in an industry that is growing quickly. Luckily for you, Austin also happens to be a hotbed for a range of industries. Smart City Apartment Locating is here to give you just a glimpse at some of the hundreds of career possibilities around the city. Check out these fast-growing companies and industries in the Austin area. Tech and Data Forget Silicon Valley — welcome to Silicon Hills. We’ve got two humongous Apple campuses that employ more than 6,000 people. Dell, IBM, Accenture, Activision, Blizzard — do those names ring any bells? We’ve got tons of computer, technology and web-based companies that need creative and talented employees to help them get to the next level. With a computer in our pocket and social media always on our minds, these companies…

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Get Your Caffeine Fix At The Best Coffee Shops In Austin

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Here in Austin, we take our caffeine very seriously. And now that we’re seeing the temperatures dropping, it’s true coffee season! What could be better than throwing on a cozy sweater and heading to your favorite coffee shop to meet up with friends, get some work done, or just enjoy the cool weather and most of all; get your caffeine fix. So we have a list of some of Austin’s fav shops for you to check out the cold season! Radio Coffee and Beer Located in the ’04 on Manchaca, Radio coffee not only offers some great coffee and a killer outside patio vibe; they also have 25 beers on tap! The patio is huge and they always have live music and events going on like Bluegrass Night every Monday, trivia nights and a ton more! And if you’re looking to grab some lunch you can stop at the  Veracruz All Natural  food trailer!   Jo’s With three locations in Austin, you can find Jo’s downtown, on campus, and most famously known on South Congress; lets not forget this is where you can find the iconic I Love You So Much wall. Jo’s Coffee has been an essential Austin hangout since 1999! The coffee shop has its own custom Stumptown blend and for hunger pains, they offer a variety of sandwiches and breakfast tacos on the menu.   Buzz Mill Buzz Mill is located off East Riverside and in San Marcos. It is a full service bar and coffee shop that serves…

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The Ultimate Moving Checklist

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Moving isn’t fun for anyone, and it’s something many people dread. Around 11 percent of people in the United States move every year. There are a number of ways to move, including hiring a moving company to do most of the work (even some of the packing), doing some of the work yourself or utilizing family and friends to complete the move. No matter which method you choose, there’s a list of things you’ll always need to complete to move successfully. 1. Line up a New Place Your first step, if you haven’t already completed it, is lining up a new place to live. There are a lot of things you should consider as you seek out a new apartment or home: Figure out your budget. How much can you afford for rent? Use a rent calculator to figure out a range that meets your income. Consider added expenses, such as paying for parking in the city and which utilities the monthly rental fee includes. Think about how close the new place is to work and if there is public transportation nearby. Even if you think you know a neighborhood, take the time to pull up crime reports, research walking and transportation options and talk to nearby neighbors. 2. Figure out the Logistics Your next task on the checklist is choosing a day for the big move and lining up how your items will get from Point A to Point B. Follow these steps: Choose a moving day that allows…

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Spooky Szn In Austin, Texas 👻

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Yes, that’s right! It’s that time of year again; Fall! Or better yet– spooky szn! Now that it’s not 100 degrees outside, it’s time to break out the pumpkin scented candles and dig up that Snuggie you shamelessly bought back in ’09. But this being Austin, luckily you don’t have to stay at home all season because there are a ton of festive things to do! So, we’ve put together a list of things you can do in Austin to make this the ultimate spooky szn!! HAUNTED HOUSES Photo Cred For our homies who like to pay money to pee their pants, check out Austin’s House of Torment! With three scary attractions, this will definitely give you the adrenaline rush you’re looking for! While you’re there, you can grab some food and adult bevs to help take the edge off! HALLOWEEN MOVIES Photo Cred One of the best parts of Halloween is definitely all of the movies! Whether you stay in your apartment and invite your friends over for a movie night or make it a date night at Alamo Drafthouse; it’s gonna be a good time! For all of the movie buffs out there, make sure you check out the October specialty screenings that Alamo Drafthouse offers; especially if you’re into that old school spooky vibe! COSTUME PARTIES Photo Credit With Halloween right around the corner, we hope you have fire costume picked out! Because there are a ton of bars and venues that have awesome bands playing, costume…

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How to Pick the Right Renter’s Insurance

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According to stats compiled by the Insurance Information Institute, the average premium for renter’s insurance amounts to roughly $15 per month for a total of $188 per year. Despite this, fewer than 40 percent of renters take the initiative to insure their belongings. Part of the problem is down to renters, particularly young renters, not knowing ways to pick renter’s insurance. Sadly, some people learn the lesson only after they’ve gotten robbed or suffered property damage. To avoid this trap, read the following top tips for renter’s insurance. For most young adults and first-time renters, insurance is a necessary investment. Granted, not all people in this demographic are aware of the importance because most young adults are still coming to grips with the basic responsibilities of adult life. However, for all the time you spend working, studying, commuting and partaking in social activities, your personal belongings could be vulnerable to loss or damage at literally any time if fire or burglary occurs in your apartment building. College students: As a college student, choosing renter’s insurance could depend on your living situation. If you live in an off-campus apartment, renter’s insurance would be a wise investment. Even if you have never lost anything of value in the past, things could be different if you’ve moved to the heart of the city. A renter’s insurance policy will cover the value of your computer, laptop, gaming console, clothing, school supplies, smartphone and various other valuable items in your unit. If your unit gets…

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10 Best Hiking Spots in Austin Texas

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If you’re looking for a fresh start in the heart of Texas, Austin is one of the best places to start. Known for its eccentric vibe and fun culture, Austin has a nook or cranny for everyone to tackle their unique interests. Some Austinites embrace the music scene. Foodies find their niche among the famous street tacos and downtown eateries. Other locals, welcoming their inner nature-spirit, thrive within the hundreds of options Austin offers for gettin’ outside. For adventurers, exploring the trails scattered within Austin city limits is a stellar way to treat yourself to some light to hard-core exercise. There are so many possibilities that you’ll definitely have the chance to figure out your favorite hiking regimen. How much do you wanna exert yourself? Do you prefer an urban feel over dirt and rocks? Do you enjoy looking at trees and birds? You may not know the answers yet, but adventuring through Austin can help you decide! Ready to discover your trailblazing match? Here’s a list of the top ten spots for hiking near Austin to help you get started. For newbie hikers, we’ve even thrown in a few packing and preparation tips to set you up for a good time. And, of course, if you’re looking for a place to live near your favorite trail, we can help with that, too. 1. Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve To enjoy a protected space for endangered species, take a 2.5-mile-long immersive nature hike through the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. You’ll find…

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