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Austin waterfront restaurants
Austin offers no shortage of great places to eat. Major food journals and television networks frequently give Austin's food scene generous accolades for the eclectic, diverse, and exquisite cuisine available throughout the city.

It's also no secret that Austin’s coffee culture is top-in-class.

All the locals know that Austin's food scene believes in providing tasty dishes, good portions, and quirky dives. Dining in Austin is designed to be an experience.

Summer is just around the corner along with patio season. Many of these establishments have closed their dining rooms due to the current public health crisis, but are still offering pick up and delivery options. Let's think forward to when we can all enjoy public places like this again and help

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san antonio, tx famous riverwalk

Every time we walk a first-time homebuyer through the process of finding and purchasing a new home, it’s cause for celebration.

At JB Goodwin, we recognize purchasing a home is a big commitment — and a very exciting decision. There are so many factors to consider including location, number of bedrooms, style of home, price range, amenities, forecasted rates of appreciation, property taxes, and more.

If San Antonio is your choice for a first home, expect to enjoy a blend of affordable city-living with a deep Texas pride connected to one of its most popular locations. Alamo City is definitely up-and-coming, with new restaurants and developments being added every day.

First-time homebuyers in San Antonio have a lot to think about. The property

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It may be an understatement, but people are moving to Austin - lots of people.

The area has a perpetual allure that draws more and more families from across the country to call Austin their home.

As the basic laws of supply and demand would predict, our popularity has resulted in years of appreciating real estate values. For those in the market to live in or around downtown Austin, these growing home costs come with clear pros and cons.

In one regard, appreciating values mean a healthy real estate investment opportunity. On the other hand, rising costs mean there’s a growing financial barrier of entry for families in the market to buy central properties.

This barrier of entry has added to the growing trend of purchasing Austin condos. By

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keep austin weird

Austin, Texas lives up to many of the iconic slogans that people have given it. We're known to some as "Bat City" and to others, "the place young people go to retire." But no phrase captures our city’s character quite like the 18-year-old slogan, "Keep Austin Weird."

Today this phrase lives on our mugs, t-shirts, and street art. But it is more than just an enjoyable statement of pride about our city’s uniqueness. Keep Austin Weird has been the rallying cry of not just one, but several important social movements in Austin’s recent history.

The phrase lives on through the ethos of peculiarity that attracts artists, creatives, innovators, and misfits from across the globe to call Austin their home.

Here’s how the famous Austin slogan got its

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San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants and attractions

Long recognized as one of San Antonio’s main charms, the Riverwalk has beckoned tourists and locals alike. If you want to have a night out on the town in San Antonio, the Riverwalk is the place to go.

The Riverwalk is comprised of over 15 miles of cobblestone walkways and arched bridges, as well as restaurants, bars, and hotels. As you walk along the San Antonio river at dusk, skyscrapers and hotels soar overhead. You can see their reflections in the water below you.

It's undeniable that the Riverwalk is one of the best ways to experience San Antonio's beauty. So you can make the most out of your experience, here's the definitive guide to most well-visited attraction in the city:

  • Getting Around the Riverwalk
  • Food and Entertainment
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Investment properties in San Antonio
Every homeowner is an investor.

With home values appreciating in San Antonio, it’s a great time to think about buying so you can start seeing the benefits for yourself.

Even if you never take the extra steps to directly monetize your real estate purchase—like flipping, short term renting, or leasing out your home—at least you’ll start putting more money in your own pocket, as opposed to the pocket of someone else.

"It helps to put homeownership in perspective: If there is a roof over your head, you’re either paying a landlord’s mortgage or you’re investing in your own future."

But real estate investment offers more than just an escape from paying rent.

The Benefits of Investing in San Antonio Real Estate

Passive Income

There are sides to

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Why Move to Texas?

Texas has become one of the most popular places for relocation in the United States, according to The Fiscal Times. Our state is home to sprawling cities, temperate weather, and an ethos that is still punctuated by the independence and adventure of Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne films.

On their way to their new Texas homes, families drive through the dips and winds of the Texas Hill Country, passing horses and farms, city lights and towers. Texas is still a place where independence and new beginnings draw families from across the country to experience fresh starts that are filled with adventure.

No matter the city you choose, finding a new home in Texas is thrilling. It also comes with a handful of challenges.

We

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In a hurry to sell your San Antonio property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss.

To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to implement tasks that can significantly drive up the allure of most properties.

Your real estate agent will be responsible for marketing your home, but you can also take a few steps to make your home one of the most desirable in the San Antonio real estate market. That means once you’ve chosen an agent you can trust, it’s time to put your money and energy

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map of boerne, tx - just outside San Antonio


Pronounced /ber·nie/ by locals, Boerne, Texas is a gem of a small-town in Kendall County.

Located smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is far from a small, dusty Texas town. The town is not only filled with Central Texas country charm, it boasts a strong German heritage too.

Boerne has developed an eclectic downtown shopping experience along “the Hill Country Mile”, an area which has many restaurants and breweries. The Texas Hill countryside and surrounding area promise near-endless opportunities for natural beauty and outdoor adventure.

Find A Boerne Home Today!

Here’s the highlights and a brief overview as to all the best aspects of visiting or living in this quaint community that is located in Texas Hill Country:

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the best austin suburbs for raising a family

Raising a family in Austin can be a wonderful experience. The city offers great career opportunities, reputable schools and universities, exciting year-round events for all ages, and easy access to beautiful Texas nature.

Once you’ve decided Austin is where you want to live, how do you choose the right neighborhood for your family?

Fortunately, Austin is a very family-friendly place. It’s not hard to find safe, pleasant communities with access to fun experiences and daily amenities. So when it comes to choosing which part of town to settle down in, you can really just start with your preferences:

What part of town do you want to live in?

How close do you want to be to downtown Austin?

How close do you want to be to work?

What is my

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