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25 Years of Changing Lives Through Real Estate

It's Our 25th Anniversary! 

The Gene Arant Team has had 25 years of building a successful company changing lives through real estate by helping people find homes or leave homes, building opportunities for team members to create wealth, and giving back to our community. We want to recognize this milestone year by celebrating our local community and thanking our past, present and future clients! We're here to say we appreciate you for going on this journey with us and entrusting us to be such a big part of your lives. For the next year, we will continue our tradition of giving back and celebrate our team members for their hard work and success!

We consider our clients to be a part of the Gene Arant Family. In the last 25 years, we've helped our clients buy...

Things To Do Around Austin | August Events

Things are HEATIN UP in Austin! Heres our lineup of top things to do in Austin this month!

August 7: Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Austin's favorite summer tradition is back for it's 29th season! ACL Radio's Blues on the Green invites music lovers out to Zilker Park to enjoy a family and pet friendly night of homegrown music in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab your family, friends, dogs, and blankets, and join us for Austin's largest FREE concert series!

August 8: Sip & Shop...

Summer in Austin

The Real Estate market is heating up with the weather! Last year we had 31 home sales from June - September. If you have a home to sell this year, there is no doubt that right now is the perfect time to put it on the market for sale. Home sale conditions are extremely good in the Austin area and your chances of selling quickly and at top dollar are excellent. Here's why now is the perfect time to sell your home:

  • New buyers are still entering the market.
  • Interest rates are still on the lower end.
  • You have high equity.
  • Selling now will be better than waiting till 2020.

New Buyers Are Still Entering the Market

With available housing inventory remaining low, even with rising interest rates, buyers who are ready to make a purchase will still shop for homes. While...

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Summer Has Arrived!

Print our Ultimate Summer Bucket List and check things off as we move through these warm summer days! 

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Things To Do Around Austin | May Events

It's May in Austin! Time to open up those windows and spend some time outside! Here's what's happening this month around town!

May 4: Hot Air Balloon Festival
Austin
Festival opens Friday night early for Tethered Rides and a Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting). Limited food and merchandise vendors will also be setup and open on Friday night as well. Live music and general admission areas open for all attendees. Anyone who has a pre-purchased Tethered Ride Pass or ANY pre- purchased pass for Saturday is allowed to attend for FREE on Friday. Parking passes are ALSO good for both days. Sales...

One More Week - SAFE Kids Need Your Help!

This is a reminder that we are a drop-off location for the toy drive for SAFE, a merger of Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace. We can accept donations at our office through Friday, December 14!

If you would like to join us in creating a smile on local children's faces who otherwise wouldn't have a Christmas, then please drop off unwrapped, new items at our GAT office. Below is a list of gifts in high demand. 

Suzy Day of SAFE told us, "We often have a need for teen and pre-teen gifts". 

If you prefer to donate from home, please shop for items from SAFE's Amazon and ...

SAFE Youth Gift Drive for the Holidays

'Tis the season to give back. As such, the Gene Arant Team would like to open our doors as a drop-off location for holiday toys. SAFE, a merger of Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace, is an Austin nonprofit with a mission to stop abuse for everyone, and they hold an annual gift drive that we are proud to support. 

If you are able and feel so inclined, please drop off unwrapped, new items at our office by end of business day Friday, December 14. Below is a list of gift suggestions that are in high demand. Suzy Day of SAFE said, "We often have a need for teen and pre-teen gifts."

Also, if you'd prefer to donate from home, you can shop for items from SAFE's Amazon  and Target  wish...

Client Appreciation Pie Day 2018

We love our clients!

This November, we called over 1,000 former and current clients to see who would be in town to receive a little client appreciation gift as a sweet thank you for thinking of us for all things real estate.  

Although National Pi Day is on March 15th annually, we celebrate the holiday in a little different fashion, for a different reason and at a different time. On Tuesday, November 20th, the Gene Arant Team office smelled of pumpkin and apple pie—we wish there was smell-o-vision for you to delight in. Hundreds of our clients picked up their chosen pie from GAT just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.


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Property Tax Event

Are You in the Minority or the Majority?

Did you know that 80% of the people in Travis County do not protest their property taxes? Paying taxes is as American as disputing taxes. In Texas, we do not pay state income tax however we do pay real estate tax. We understand that our taxes support local schools, roads and parks. We are proponents of investing in our community and paying taxes, we just do not want to overpay our taxes. 

Did you know that the Travis County portion of your property tax bill represents less than 20 percent of your total tax bill? Do you know what makes up the rest of your tax bill?

Travis County Property Tax Workshop

That and many other questions will be answered at the Travis County Property Tax Workshop. We can help you learn to navigate the process of appeal. Whether you plan to dispute your taxes personally or are looking for the right firm to protest for you, we offer this evening as an information gathering session.  Join the 20% of Travis County...

Santa Sightings

Be Merry and Bright Part 2

Take a Break During Christmas Break - Make Time for Fun

We have one week left before Christmas. The kids are out of school. There is still wrapping to be done, cookies to bake and donations to make…the list goes on and on. Give yourself a gift before the holidays; give yourself the gift of time. Time to take a breather. Time to spend with your family. Time to laugh and enjoy your kids this Christmas Season. Sometimes we rush around so much that we forget to actually enjoy ourselves. The list of to-dos must get “to-done” and the break is over in a blink of an eye. So take a break from the holiday madness and make time to do something fun with your kids; not because you have to, just because you want to. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Austin over Christmas break.

Still need to see the Jolly Fat-man in Red? Here are a few locations to get a pic with your kiddos with the larger-than-life elf. And remember that next year, you can...