Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale

Hello again...

It's been two years since I blogged. With Facebook and Social Media, I had decided blogging wasn't really worth my time anymore. Over the past two years, I've noticed less and less people contacting me to buy and sell because they weren't seeing "all over the place" anymore with my wonderful fun facts about the area, market reports, and wonderful pictures and activities with my kids.

Have you seen my kids lately?? They'll be 9 and 6 this month!! Many of you will remember when I was blogging in the hospital when they were each born. Those were great times!

Anyway, I hope to start blogging more about the Austin market and posting some market reports in various neighborhoods again. We get more than 150+ people relocating to Austin a day, so lots is going on here.

Landon and Alyssa Harris

They enjoyed their combo birthday party this passed weekend at the Creekrow Farm in Spicewood. It was pouring down rain, but a lot of fun!

Comment balloon 6 commentsDonna Harris • November 08 2016 09:34AM
Hello again…
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It's been two years since I blogged. With Facebook and Social Media, I had decided blogging wasn't really worth my time anymore. Over the past two years, I've noticed less and less people contacting me to buy and sell because they weren't seeing.. more
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