Southwest Austin Real Estate Blog
Community Spotlight: Goldenwood
Tucked away in the hill country, Goldenwood is a hidden gem between Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs. If you’re looking for a room to spread out, the large acreage lots in Goldenwood are the perfect setting. Homeowners can spot plenty of wildlife on their property, and many residents keep horses, goats, and chickens. Although Goldenwood is part of the Dripping Springs school district, it is just thirty minutes from downtown Austin. Goldenwood is located at Goldenwood Way off of Crystal Hill Drive, which is accessible from FM 1826. The zip code for Goldenwood is 78737.
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Break the Rules with these Eclectic Home Decor Ideas
Homeowners typically gravitate towards a common theme, color, and or style when it comes to the overall look and feel of their home. That is until now! Join the fun, spunky and rule-breaking home design trend sweeping homes across Austin, Texas! These eclectic home design trends are sure to bring your boring home decor to life. Check out REALTOR.com's recent home improvement article.
Origins of eclectic style
The eclectic look is hardly new. Even though it's in the spotlight these days, eclecticism actually came about in the early 1900s, with the Arts and Crafts movement. "It became hip for progressives and thinkers to fit art and furnishings into their homes to achieve a more personal feeling, rather than one particular style," Solomon explains.
Sounds familiar, right? Today's homeowners are once again turning to eclectic style to show off a distinctive touch to their decor.
Just beware: Eclectic decor might allow you to break some rules, but it isn't a totally lawless design scheme. If this style speaks to you, read on for how to make it work in your home—without veering into tacky territory.
- Embrace BOLD colors
- Use a variety of furniture styles
- Accessorize with FLAIR
- Showcase a RIOT of textures and patterns
- Toe with the line between eclectic and "EW"
Homeowners Beware: Four Signs of a Water Leak
When it comes to protecting your home from leaks, it is important to be proactive. Here are a few signs courtesy of Austin Plumbery that can help you catch a water leak in the early stages. These telltale signs may just save you thousands of dollars.
Sign #1: Water Bill Spikes
If you notice your water bill increases drastically or a change in pattern this could reflect a possible undetected leak. Compare your bill from year to date, to confirm any irregularities.
Sign #2: Foundation Shifts and Cracks
Sudden and frequent cracks in the foundation can indicate a leaking pipe behind the scenes. Seepage can cause damage and present itself as cracks in your foundation and other structural components such as walls.
Sign #3: Ticking Water Meter
Another way to check for a home leak, turn off the water of your home, then check the status of the meter. If the water meter is ticking and starts to move quickly, this indicates that you have a rather large leak. If it slowly increases, your leak may be of a smaller impact.
Sign #4: Mold, Mildew, and Wet Spots
If you notice any wet spots on or around sinks, toilets, showers/tubs this may be a sign of leakage. You may also find accumulation in your yard. Beyond the visuals, if you have a persistent damp or musty odor, contact your local plumber....
8th Annual Apple Pie Giveaway
Thank you to everyone who came out and made our 8th Annual Apple Pie Giveaway such a HIT! We love this event as it gives us the opportunity to make new friendships in the community and reconnect with some familiar faces. We look forward to this each year and hope to see you all again next year!...