Austin Proper Hotel & ResidencesAustin is about to receive an extra dose of class. Developers are about to break ground on Austin's newest high-rise residential development: Austin Proper Hotel & Residences. Soon to be located at the northwest corner of Neuces and 2nd Street West, the 33-story, 500,000 square foot building is slated to have 244 hotel rooms, 99 luxury condos, and a bevy of impressive amenities. The residence isn't set to open its doors until 2018, but buyers are already lining up to purchase units.

The development is part of a project to reinvigorate the Seaholm District in downtown Austin. Other recent developments in the neighborhood include a high-rise office building set to be occupied by Google, the Northshore apartment tower, and several new commercial…

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Austin Waterfront homes overlooking Lake Travis

With Lake Austin running through the city, and Lake Travis only half an hour west of downtown, Austinites are privileged with several hundred miles of easily accessible waterfront. Naturally, home owners have flocked to the banks of Lake Austin and Lake Travis, making Austin lakefront property in constant demand.

Let's take a look at some of the most prestigious communities for Austin waterfront homes.

Vineyard Bay

Vineyard Bay is easily one of Austin's premier waterfront neighborhoods. This gated community is located east of the Hurst Creek Arm of Lake Travis, only 3 miles north of Lakeway. Entering Vineyard Bay, you're greeted with ornate iron gates, stone walls, and cobblestone roads that open up into a beautiful neighborhood of many of…

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Austin has built a reputation as a major technology hub, earning a ranking as one of the country's top 5 tech cities. Austin's tech-savvy population is open to experimenting with the latest tech innovations, including the recent tidal wave of potentially life-changing apps.

Here's our list of 6 can't-miss Austin apps to get the most out of your city.

1. Favor

Favor is part of the recent wave of on-demand service apps reminiscent of Uber. This app has become an Austin favorite for the delivery of just about anything. Through the app, you can browse lists of specially curated restaurants and have their food delivered at the press of a button. But hold on—this sounds like every other food delivery app, right?

Wrong! Favor goes the extra mile…

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So you've made the important decision to put your home on the market. All research of similar homes for sale, their asking prices, and their time on the market have been completed. Only one question still remains.

What's next?

Simple. A little do-it-yourself work will go a long way in attracting buyers to your home. Today, we're going to discuss 5 easy DIY tips that will see you increase the value of your Austin home for sale. These tips are cost-effective and require minimal effort, but the results can have a positive impact on your asking price.

Cost-Effective Landscaping

Think a little more greenery would go a long way to make an amazing first impression? Head on over to your local Austin garden center and browse for some beautiful…

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