Design/Build Custom Homes, Lake LBJ Style

When I started my homebuilding career almost 40 years ago I remember the immense job satisfaction from scraping dirt on a lot, pouring concrete, building a home and handing lucky homeowners the keys at the end. Their excitement was contagious... Continue reading

Builders Learn, Home Buyers Win!

Certified Graduate Master Builder, Texas Star Builder Senior Instructor for University of Housing, NAHB For the past year and a half the United States housing market has made national and international news. Builders across the country are starting less homes... Continue reading

Austin makes ‘greenest cities’ list

Austin is in a six-way tie with Dallas, Fort Worth, Nashville, Tucson and Washington, D.C. for the No. 17 spot on a list that ranks the “greenest cities” in the United States. The ranking by Corporate Knights, a Canadian research... Continue reading

Cool off at the Hamilton Pool

On hot summer days in Austin there is perhaps no more perfect spot to cool off than Hamilton Pool. This natural pool is part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve located northwest of Austin in Dripping Springs, Texas. Hamilton Preserve is... Continue reading

Austin Zoo

A visit to the Austin Zoo is a lovely way to spend an afternoon with your family and help support a good cause. The zoo is a non-profit animal sanctuary and rescue facility located in southwestern Travis County just off... Continue reading

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

If you’re seeking a pleasant and educational outdoor experience in the greater Austin area, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center should be high on your list of options. The botanical garden is open to the public and dedicates its operation... Continue reading

Arty and Eclectic East Austin

East Austin is a neighborhood located one mile from downtown. It was historically a working-class neighborhood heavily populated by African-Americans, forced to live there due to early segregationist laws, and later inhabited by Mexican-Americans. More recently, the neighborhood has gentrified... Continue reading

Cool and Casual Rainey Street

Located in the southeast corner of downtown Austin close to Lady Bird Lake and I-35, Rainey Street offers a unique entertainment experience. Rainey Street was originally a quiet neighborhood of pre-1934 bungalows. Then, in 2004 the area was rezoned as... Continue reading

Iconic Sixth Street

Sixth Street is the historic street and entertainment district in Austin which contributed to the city being named the “live music capital of the world.” Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Sixth Street was formerly designated as Pecan Street.... Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving To All

“Happy Thanksgiving to our customers, business associates and friends.  Our home building company has been truly blessed by our relationship with each of you, and we are grateful.  Many organizations have recognized our combined contributions this year and the awards have... Continue reading

Housing: Is It Time to Buy?

The Relationship Between the National Housing Market and Local Markets Is Breaking Down—and Opportunities Are Cropping Up for Well-Heeled Buyers. Here’s What You Need to Know By M.P. MCQUEEN Michael Rubenstein For the Wall Street Journal The Rybski family recently... Continue reading

Five Signs That Say ‘Buy’

Check Out This Interesting Article… Reprinted From the Wall Street Journal Weekend Investor, February 26, 2011 Personal Finance