Connect

Find us on...

Dashboard

Login using...

New Search X

Real Estate Blog

university of texas at austin campus

A new school year is almost upon us and hundreds of new students are getting ready to go back to school in a matter of weeks. While many might be eager to jump into class as soon as possible and begin learning, most new students who come from out of the city are excited to explore the new and exciting things that Austin has to offer. Thankfully, Austin is a city packed with exciting events and delicious food, most of which are conveniently located near campus for students to enjoy.

Many of our favorite activities are free and are sure to become quick favorites for those who are new to the area. Here are but a few of the many activities that new students can do while in Austin that are surprisingly close to the University of Texas campus. 

5,764 Views, 0 Comments

ice cream shop

It's the hottest time of the year in Austin with high humidity making its way to the region. Cooling off is easy to do with a cold treat and nothing can compare to the delectable sweetness of ice cream. This summer treat is essential for those looking for some sweet delights that can keep the hot sun at bay. Thankfully in Austin there are a multitude of delicious treats to enjoy and many have their own unique spin on the traditional recipe.

In honor of the 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival taking place this August 12th at Fiesta Gardens, we've compiled a list of the best Austin ice cream shops that have made their mark on the tastebuds of residents. We have only two qualifications: the business has to serve some of the best ice cream in Austin

2,273 Views, 0 Comments

atx sign in austin texas

Summer is here again, and all the great things we love about summers in Austin are back too! Austin is well known for being a city packed full of endless activities to do each day and while the summer sun might be strong it doesn't stop Austinites from heading out for a fun day.

In fact, you don't have to only stay cool by going to pools to beat the heat. There are many other fun activities that involve delicious food, live music, and enjoying some of Austin's most beautiful sights. Most of them are completely free so it's perfect for those who are on a budget or those who are simply looking to enjoy a fun and memorable event with others outdoors. Here's some of the best things to do in Austin this summer to make this time of the year memorable!

950 Views, 0 Comments

austin skyline

While Texas is notorious for being warm throughout the year, nothing can compare to the sweltering, humid summers of Austin. Each day is packed full of humidity and sun, and with the temperatures getting warmer each year it's no surprise to see triple digits slowly start to become the norm. As a result, Austinites have long looked for creative ways to stay refreshed and cool.

From visiting the many bodies of water in this amazing city, to spending some time indoors with a frozen treat, there are endless ways to stay in comfort. Some don't even require any money so they're perfect for those who are looking to save some money! Here are some of the best things to do in Austin to cool off and enjoy the summer sun without braving the intense sun rays.

1,784 Views, 0 Comments

smart home

A home is a worthy investment that gives you not only a place to live, but also a place for your family to grow and for you to celebrate your milestones in life. Why not improve it as much as you can by using the latest in technology?

Smart home devices have recently become a must-have addition for homeowners who are looking to improve their lives. Thankfully, that is possible now more than ever as a result of a variety of companies who have come up with imaginative ways to improve our lives by using our voice or our smartphones. There are few reasons why you shouldn't already have a smart home system thanks to the multitude of benefits that they provide to homeowners.

Here are but a few of the many devices available on the market and some of

1,357 Views, 0 Comments

young couple buying first home

As the spring buying season begins, several millennial first time home buyers are setting their sights on finding the dream home that's right for them. Austin is the perfect place for this, with a bustling city packed full of opportunities for those who are looking to begin their career. Surprisingly, they are not alone. Young professionals have grown rapidly to become the biggest home buyers in the US.

Millennials are a force to be reckoned with

According to The Washington Post, most millennials have rated their own financial situation as fairly good to very good. This figure is a substantial increase compared to three years ago. Millennials today are also the largest group of home buyers according to Ellie Mae. This comes as a direct contrast

1,506 Views, 0 Comments

SXSW 2016Image Credit: quintanomedia

South by Southwest (SXSW) is happening again in Austin, TX. For people new to the area, it's an exciting time where amazing music, celebrities, parties, and a variety of fun activities descend on the city. For longtime residents of Austin, it can be a dreadful time. Bringing in over 400,000 attendees for different events annually makes navigating the Austin highways and downtown area difficult.

That's why the Pauly Presley Realty team has put together this foolproof survival guide for Austin, TX residents and visitors to help y'all navigate Austin during SXSW 2017. Be a champion and a survivor. And have fun!

Which Social Media Accounts to Follow During SXSW

If you're going to do SXSW, you have to do it right. You

1,883 Views, 0 Comments

Selling a house is pretty normal business: you take photos of every room, set a price, and you're set. However, you often find a gem among the many beautiful scenery photos. Gems that make you question "Why are you trying to sell that house with that photo?" as you browse the multiple photos showing off the beautiful landscape.

Terrible real estate photos, funny MLS photos, or whatever you want to call them, they're impressive works of art that defy explanation. From a random person in the frame to a pet casually walking by the camera, they've delighted and appalled real estate agents for years. Here are some of our favorite funny real estate photos from across the web:

Congratulations to Mrs. Pink Teddy Bear and Mr. Panda on their new home

worst mls photos teddy bear and panda on bed

3,479 Views, 0 Comments

chocolate dipped strawberries and rose petals on table

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. We're sure lots of you already have your dinner plans squared away, but if you've got a sweet tooth after your romantic meal, check out our list of the best places to get some lovely dessert for you and your Valentine.

Big Top Candy Shop

1706 South Congress Avenue
Open 11am - 7pm on Valentine's Day 2017

Big Top has perhaps one of the greatest selections of classic candy in Austin. Plus, they also feature a fully stocked soda bar and milkshake menu to satisfy even the largest of sweet cravings. Just a short (uphill) walk from the famous "I love you so much" painted on the side of Jo's Coffee, it's a great place to take your sweetheart for some sweet treats. According to Big Top's Facebook page,

1,833 Views, 1 Comment

 

Pure Austin South

Image Source: PureAustin.com

5 Fitness Centers in Austin to Help Start Your New Year Workout Plan

Now that its 2017, you might be adopting the motto "New Year, New Me" and working out a plan to hit the gym more often. If you live in Austin, you're in luck: Austin ranked #15.5 (tied with Raleigh, NC) in 2016 for being one of the fittest cities in the U.S., partly due to all of the fitness centers and gym options available.

There's plenty of indoor and outdoor places you can go to get a workout in if you live in Austin. Here's a list of a few of our favorites we've compiled to help with your New Year's motivation.

Go Rock Climbing at Austin Bouldering Project

Looking for an indoor rock-climbing gym in Austin? Austin Bouldering

1,185 Views, 0 Comments