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SOLD: Austin home renovated by Property Brothers goes off the market in just one day

A home renovated by HGTV's Property Brothers was sold for over $1 million after being listed for just one day in Austin. (Joe and Cara Keenan)

Combine HGTV's "Property Brothers" reputation with Austin's on-fire housing market, and a $1.35 million home can get snatched up in just a day.

The Austin home, located "only minutes from downtown" near Zilker Park, was sold in about a day after the home renovating "Property Brothers" worked their signature magic on the project back in season four.


The owners hit the jackpot when they bought a home listed by Realty Austin for less than $350,000 in 2011, but that didn't originally seem to be the case. The home was "crumbling and full of dirt," according to Realtor.com, but its prime location gave it plenty of potential.

Joe and Cara Keenan of Realty Austin connected the homeowners with the Property Brothers to help fix up the home. The brothers got to work on the midcentury home while making sure its original flair was still intact, including keeping the home's original hardwood floors and limestone fireplace.

The remodeled living room still retained its original hardwood floors and limestone fireplace. (Joe and Cara Keenan)


With $80,000 to invest in the project, brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott opened the kitchen, adding a large, gorgeous window and brand-new quartz countertops. They modernized one bathroom and spruced up the other's retro feel. The two also added a room to the home; separated by a sliding barn door, the space can be used as a bedroom or office.

Finally, the large lot was revitalized into a usable space, with a new fire pit and covered patio added to the newly-fenced backyard.

The home was complete in 2012, but the expert renovation clearly still worked wonders for the owners, who likely sold the home for more than its asking price through Realty Austin after it was listed for just about 24 hours.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway