Everything Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Surrounding Luxury Austin Real Estate

1704 Lake Shore is a stunning contemporary estate that boasts a sublime new-age elegance on the inside while keeping focus on the natural surroundings and views of the lake with plenty of patio and outdoor living areas.

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Located on Lake Austin, this property is the pinnacle of waterfront living in West Austin. Nestled in the upscale neighborhood of Laguna Loma, 1704 Lake Shore is positioned at the intersection of Lake Austin and Bee Creek, which flows northwest from Red Bud Isle back towards Lake Travis.

From the outset, you'll notice the elegant entrance and matte finish of the exterior which is stucco construction adorned with concrete accents that eschew a touch of industrial decadence into an otherwise warm and

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If you're like most Central Texans, you most likely love the water. It's one of the top reasons that new residents move here, and the lake is a great place to be on a hot summer day.

In the Texas Hill Country, we're lucky to be home to plenty of bodies of water to enjoy both in the summer but also in the cooler months. If you are looking for the best lakes and damned rivers in the area, be sure to try out one of these top boating destinations in Texas Hill Country below.

Lake Travis

This is a scenic reservoir on the Colorado River known for its crystal blue waters and gorgeous limestone cliffs. For the avid water sports enthusiast, you can find pretty much anything you want on Lake Travis, from fishing tours, yacht tours, party barges,

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2018 best neighborhoods in Austin for first time homebuyers

For our first time homebuyers, it might be tough to pin down where you plant your roots. Austin is a highly diverse town with a TON of amenities, so different neighborhoods will appeal differently to certain buyers. If you’re looking to make your first home purchase in the Austin, TX area, here are some top neighborhoods that you should look into for your first purchase.

Because Austin is changing so much, great neighborhoods for first-time homebuyers differ from year to year. If you’re looking for a good list for 2017, you can check out this list from Austin CultureMap.

If you’re looking for the best 2018 neighborhoods for first time homebuyers, check out some of these premiere locales below:

MLK/183

The MLK corridor stretches from

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25208 Colorado Canyon Drive is a two-story, stone waterfront home built on a 1.6-acre waterfront oasis. With 360-degree lake views and features that rival elite luxury retreats, this property imbues its owner with a sense of satisfaction and excitement on a daily basis. From the boat dock to the spacious entertainment center, you will live a vacation every day of your life!

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While technically located in Marble Falls, it’s really closer to the town of Briarcliff on the north side of the lake. Easily accessed from Marble Falls and Lago Vista, to get to the property from Austin, you’ll have to make your way up and around the lake.

Although your lake views and spacious property are freeing, you

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78732 - Lake Travis

In the 78732 zip code of Lake Travis are the highly sought-after Comanche and Steiner Ranch luxury neighborhoods. This area combines the lake lifestyle with upscale housing in this sophisticated Austin area. Boating, wakeboarding, and other water sports are popular attractions here on Lake Travis. Homeowners in the Lake Travis communities are rewarded with waterfront views and picturesque sunsets, while still in close proximity to the big city amenities in Austin.

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78735 - Barton Creek Greenbelt

In West Austin, the Barton Creek Greenbelt combines luxury housing with ample entertainment options. Here in the Travis Country and Lantana communities, residents live within close

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hottest luxury homes on the Austin luxury market august 2018

IT’S HOT.

Let’s get that out of the way. That being said, the weather isn’t nearly as hot as these amazing luxury homes that are new on the market. Below, you’ll find three choice homes that feature the pinnacle of Austin real estate, from location, to amenities, and more.

WARNING: if you can’t handle 3-star chef quality kitchens, amazing waterfront views, bespoke interior designs, and more, don’t check out the properties below.

820 Caslano Cove, West Austin

Clocking in at just under $10 million for the asking price, this gated estate features unbeatable amenities with amazing views overlooking Lake Austin. From the outside, you’ll immediately notice the Spanish and Italian style architecture that permeates the exterior. For a single

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Located along the banks of the Pedernales River about 40 minutes northwest of Central Austin, the lot at 2003 Performer Road boast several great amenities, including waterfront access, hilltop views, and natural walking trails throughout the property.

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Located in the Paleface Ranch subdivision of Spicewood, the lot is easily accessed by Highway 71 just across the Pedernales River. It checks all the boxes for a waterfront lot.

Located on a cul-de-sac in Paleface Ranch, you’ll have plenty of privacy and flexibility in what you want to do with the property. There are multiple great building sites on the property and you’ll have easy access to docks via the HOA boat ramps.

Along with the property, the location cannot

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We worked with our team to put together a new look and feel for our website, waterfronthomesofaustin.com. With a clean modern design, and improved listing experience, we think the new site is going to make searching for your waterfront or luxury home even more enjoyable.

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Summer in Austin means that homeowners far and wide are dropping an extra $100, $200, sometimes $300 on their monthly electricity bill to keep their home cool and comfortable. Large, multi-story homes will especially feel the pinch with the additional energy costs associated with keeping large spaces cool. While there's not "magic bullet" to beat the heat and keep costs low (except for installing solar power) there are some tasks you can undertake to help your cooling system out and save money on energy bills.

Below are 6 tips to help keep your home cool this summer.

1. Keep Your Fans Clean

While it doesn't necessarily reduce the temperature in your house, a ceiling fan is the best tool for improving air movement and circulation. When you let

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216 Golden Bear is a primo luxury home located along the Flintlock Falls subdivision in West Austin. Not only does this property feature course-side living, it comes packed with all of the amenities, including a zero-edge pool, large 3-car garage, amazing wine cellar, chef grade kitchen and more.

Recently reduced, this property is set to move quickly off of the luxury market.

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From the get-go, it’s easy to notice the elegance and sophistication of 216 Golden Bear. The cobblestone driveway leads to the front entry where you’re greeted by a hard wood adorned 3-car garage and an arched entryway. Because it’s on a golf course and managed by an active HOA, the landscaping is impeccable. While not a gated

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