Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

Don't Overlook These Spring Cleaning Tasks

We get it, Spring cleaning isn't everyone's favorite Saturday afternoon activity, but it needs to be done! No matter how hard you try, it is easy to overlook some key spots and tasks. Before you've crossed cleaning off your Spring to-do list, check out these often overlooked tasks.

Clean and Inspect your Vacuum

A clogged and dirty vacuum can just about undo any progress you've made the minute you turn it on. Be sure to thoroughly inspect and clean your trustee vacuum before use.

How To Clean Your Vacuum

  • Change the bag and wipe down the bag's holder or empty and thoroughly wash the bagless container with a soapy rag. 
  • Wipe down the entire vacuum.
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Landscaping Ideas for Homeowners Who Hate Yard Work

Spring creeping upon us means that it is time to get your landscaping on and really show-off your gorgeous home with an equally gorgeous front lawn. We understand not everyone has a green thumb, and let's face it, some of us don't want to have a green thumb. Here are four landscaping ideas for the homeowner who hates yard work! 

1. Plant just ONE Tree

Planting a tree doesn't take as much effort as you think, and you'll be contributing to the planet too! Once the tree is established, it's about as low maintenance as landscaping can get. The key is to choose a tree that adds interest to your landscape in the form of color, shape, and texture. 

2. Add colorful mulch

Need an easy way to spruce up your yard? Add a colorful mulch that will also add great...

Join us for an Amazing Round Rock Open House

Join us this Saturday, February 24th from 10 AM to 1 PM for an amazing Round Rock open house. This gorgeous home in the ever popular Round Rock community is a true show stopper! The interior is well maintained and includes a cozy sunroom, a MUD room, and all of the bells and whistles! Gorgeous countertops, crown molding, wired for security, stereo, and surround sound, The outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall and gazebo create a true oasis. Don't miss the wonderful opportunity to make this house your forever, dream home.

2675 Henley Dr. 

$499,997 | 4,020 Sq.Ft. | 5 Bedroom | 4 Bathroom | Virtual Tour

Best Trees to Grow Great Curb Appeal

With Spring quickly approaching it is just about time to start reviving our plants and landscape from the treacherous winter we endured this year. Having a flawless landscape is almost every homeowner's dream, but many lack the desire to put in the extra work to maintain it. HouseLogic has come up with an easy fix for those homeowners who want the spectacular landscape view but have little to no time to commit. Here is a list of the best trees to easily grow curb appeal. 

Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

They love hot, sunny climes and bloom in summer when most trees have ended their show. BUT, crape myrtles hate to be topped off; if you give them plenty of room to grow (15-25 ft. high, and 6-15 ft. wide), you can use a lighter pruning touch. This flowering tree will please the eye year-round. 

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The Emotional Road Map When Selling Your Austin Area Home

Here at Cain Realty Group, we understand that the home selling process can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You will have moments of joy and moments of frustration. It is nerve-racking, exciting, and so many emotions wrapped up in one!

Our team works to make the home selling process as smooth and seamless as possible. During all phases of a listing from the initial paperwork and promotion through the very last details of the closing, we personally attend to all of the details. As a result, the large majority of our transactions come through referrals and repeat business. 

Here is an emotional roadmap during the process, but don't worry, we will be there the whole way!

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10 EXTRA Cain Keys for this weeks Featured Cain Club Prize!

Happy Monday! What a better way to kick off the week than by receiving 10 EXTRA Cain Keys for completing the featured Cain Club activity of the week? That's right, today until February 26th receive 10 extra Cain Keys when you complete a review on Yelp!

We love hearing your feedback just as much as we love seeing you earn Cain Keys, so we paired them together and are giving a little extra this week! Simply go to Yelp, complete your review, and then once confirmed you will be awarded 25 Cain Keys. Easy enough, right? 

We look forward to hearing your feedback, have a great week!

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New Cain Club Prizes Designed to Help with New Years' Resolutions!

We understand that New Years' resolutions start to slip come February, so we want to help! Cain Club now has two amazing prizes available for redemption that can help you get back on track of your health and fitness goals! 

These two amazing packages can give you that extra push you need to continue the journey of bettering your health and becoming the best version of yourself! 

PURE Sports Performance Package - 280 Cain Keys 

Enjoy the added value of natural pre, post and during workout supplements!

  • (1) - GPS Energize - Tub 
    • Providing antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, Energize delivers a nutritive support to your workouts, taking your training to new heights
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Austin Makes List of Best Places to Live with an Active Lifestyle

WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities based on 34 key indicators of an active lifestyle. Take a look at their data set that ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults. Read on for the complete ranking, additional insight from their panel of experts and a full description of the studies methodology.

Austin ranked #17 on the list of most active and physically fit cities in the United States. 

We evaluated those dimensions using 34 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for a physically active population. For metrics marked with an asterisk (*), we used the square root of the population to calculate the population size in...

Join us for double Steiner Ranch Open Houses!

Join us next week as we host DOUBLE Steiner Ranch Open Houses! Tuesday, February 13th we will be holding two amazing open houses at outstanding properties in the Luxurious Steiner Ranch Community. The homes will be open from 3 PM to 5 PM and trust us, you don't want to miss out. 

$749,997 | 4,363 Sq.Ft | A Bed | 4 Bath 

Steiner Ranch luxury retreat. Gorgeous home in the desirable gated community. It offers a large covered patio & deck areas that provide ample space to enjoy the hill country and lake views. Master on the main, office, game room, formal dining room, large bedrooms, welcoming foyer and amazing living dwellings are just some of the things this home has to offer. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with HUGE island, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Many amenities and award-winning schools. 
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Popular Austin Attraction Approved for Demolition

The Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved the demolition of the concrete walls and slabs that make up the local attraction, Grafitti Park by an 8-0 vote. The Austin symbol and attraction is expected to be turned into a condo development.  

The graffiti-smothered area, officially known as the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, opened in 2011 to muralists following a South-by-Southwest event. The concrete walls and slabs that evolved into a public canvas were leftovers from a failed multi-family development from the 1980s. 

Although the property is not considered historic by city standards, the Historic Preservation office said that because of its value to the community, the site cannot be demolished without "comprehensive photo-documentation of the existing conditions,' for preservation at the Austin History Center. Mid-City...

Monthly Market Updates with Ricky: December 2017

In the city of Austin, the median price for single-family homes increased annually to $362,000, an all-time high, and sales increased annually by 2.5 percent to 9,278 sales. In December, sales increased by 13.4 percent to 802 sales for the month, a contrast from October and November when the city saw declining sales. Housing inventory decreased year over year from 1.6 months of inventory in 2016 to 1.5 months of inventory in 2017.

Join Ricky as he goes through December 2017 Market stats and explains the changes we are seeing in the Austin Real Estate Market.  

Market Update December 2017...

Austin Activities and Events - February

It's time for our favorite blog of the month, Austin area activities and events for the whole family! With February being the shortest month of the year, it's important to plan ahead so that you can enjoy all the fun and exciting adventures February has to offer. Here is a list of various events and activities in the Austin area:

Cirque Italia @ Barton Creek Square Mall

February 2nd-11th | Enjoy an aquatic spectacular by Cirque Italia that you don't want to miss! *Admit one free child (ages 2-12) with every regular full price adult admission ticket in Levels 2 & 3! This coupon can not be combined with any other offers or deals!

The Wazir of Oz @ Austin Scottish Rite Theatre

February 3rd-25th | When the Wazir of Oz gets word that...