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Real Estate Agent - WJK Realty - 0570241
Experienced in high end custom construction and green building as well as architecturally unique homes. Are you looking for something special, call me! I am your best bet when looking for Austin real estate!
Here are the latest approved changes from the City Council for Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance that are effective as of May 2, 2011 One change relates to the energy audit disclosure requirement for sellers of single-family homes 10 years old or older.  Originally, the or...
As a lifetime avid gardener I shop at several hardware stores and nursery's around Austin Texas. I am always looking for Heirloom plants and unique items for the outdoor living area. Zinger Hardware is one of my favorites as they have such a wide variety of unusual products. So this is a once in ...
Austin is home to many desirable neighborhoods, some are close in and others are in the "burbs". There is something for everyone in Austin. Tarrytown is one of the older neighborhoods that is very close to downtown. This area has many great amenities. There is an abundance of great dining establi...
Here are some words of wisdom from my dear friend Toula. In my experience "first time home buyers" are typically good about asking what to do, but this post is a fantastic reminder about what not to do! Buying that fancy new car the week before closing can keep you from being able to close on you...
My friend Toula always has the best advice. I wanted to take a moment to share one of her gems. So everybody its time to create a new habit. It only takes three weeks to reinforce a new habit. Good luck! Betina PS. Many thanks and many hugs to Toula!! QUOTE:        "We are what we repeatedly do. ...
Right2Know - Rally For Real Food - Austin, TXAustin is hosting the Right2Know Rally for real food. Don't miss plenty of samples and coupons of numerous local products, its held on Oct. 2, 2011 at the Texas State Capitol.  Beanitos will be one of the food manufacturing partners, all of which are d...
I have a new listing in the Lake Travis area. It is a three bedroom two and a half bath home with formal dining room and an office. The Master bedroom is downstairs and has two big windows overlooking the 600SF deck and panoramic hill country view. The Master bath has a deep garden tub and separa...
Here is a little known fact about Texas. Back in 1997 the Texas Legislature was so bored they decided we needed a State Shrub, and I don't mean George Bush. They named the beautiful Crepe Myrtle as our "state shrub". Crepe Myrtles also come in Dwarf varieties as well as full sized trees.    The g...
Do you think the classic Drive-In Movie Theater is a thing of the past..? Not anymore, because Austin now has the Blue Starlite Drive In. some of you are doubtless too young to remember the old style drive-in movies. However I have fond memories of the whole family piling into the station wagon a...
Are you looking for some summer fun in Austin Texas? If so I have the answers and a few of them allow you to beat the brutal Texas summer heat. These events all take place in central or south Austin. Some events are free while others have varying admission fees. Perhaps I will see you at some of ...

Betina Foreman

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