Your Austin Holiday Gift Guide

With mere days before the big day we’ve amassed a shopper’s shortlist of our favorite local goodies to put more fa-la-la-la-la in your holaday gift giving. ❄️ ❄️❄️  These gift ideas are sure to delight the senses!
Hill Country Water Garden Owl
Owl bet you have someone on your list who would love one of these granite owls. Perfect for the garden! Available at Hill Country Water Gardens – our go-to place for inspiration for special things inside and especially outside the home!

Hemlock and Heather Texas Art

Show them the love for your favorite state! These one-of-a-kind works of art are made from recycled wood. Gift cards, T-shirts and more available at Hemlock & Heather online.

Just For Fun Watercraft Rental

Don’t just give them a present – give them an *experience* to remember! Boating Lake Travis is one of my family’s favorite things ever. Gift cards are available beginning at $60 at QuickGifts. Surf’s up!Lizard Lips SPF 22 Lip Balm

Kiss goodbye to dry lips and give a hello kiss to a great smile, compliments of Austin-based Lizard Lips! This stuff heals, moisturizes, and protects for life’s greatest adventures (like when you’re enjoying the lake). Available online or at our favorite home away from home… Buc-ee’s! 
Music Of The Spheres Wind Chimes

“Create world peace one backyard at at time!” Wind chimes from Music of the Spheres are tough as Texas nails but create etheral sounds that delight. You can purchase these online or swing by the East Cesar Chavez showroom to get yours. *And theirs!*

Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey

It may be local honey but you’ll send their taste buds into outer orbit with Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey. This stuff is the bomb diggity that’s fresh. Raw. And local. Score it online! Plus try our honey-roasted cashew recipe that was inspired by this tasty liquid gold.

Flat Creek Super Texan Wine

What do super Texans drink? Super Texan wine, of course! This wine hails from Flat Creek Estate and it’s won several awards including “most romantic wine,” from the Home Style Austin Team. Available at select HEBs, online… or via short drive to the wine estate. From Cedar Park head west on 1431 for about 30 scenic minutes.

Soul Popped Popcorn Austin Texas

Gift them comfort food for the soul! Soul Popped is a small biz on the rise with Texas-sized flavors like Chicken ‘n Waffles, Banana Pudding, and Heavenly Macaroni & Cheese. Dash to Barton Creek Square or the Soul Popped website to get your groove on.
Home Sweet Home 1803 Candle

Dorothy won’t be the only one claiming “there’s no place like home” when your lucky gift recipient lights one of these “Home Sweet Home” soy candles! Vanilla bean, spice, juicy raisins, and oats will ignite the heart and home. We score ours regularly at Honey & Hay in Cedar Park.

Neighborhoods Of Austin

They’ll always be able to find their way home with this Austin’s Neighborhood poster. Maybe it’s the Realtor in me but what a fun way to celebrate the neighborhoods that make Austin so great. Available on Etsy.

All the best for the happiest of holidays from us to you!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

For Lease In Downtown Austin

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806 Austin TX 78703 Balcony View

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806, Austin, TX 78703
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 reserved parking space, 698 square feet
Leasing for: $2,500/month

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806 Austin TX 78704

Live in the center of Austin’s vibrant downtown district. Here are some of this condo’s features:

  • Located in the green-rated Spring Condominiums on the 38th floor with impressive views of Austin’s skyline and surrounding vistas.
  • Never worry about where to park with your reserved parking space in a gated garage.
  • Also included are a new stainless steel refrigerator and a washer and dryer.
  • There’s wood and tile flooring throughout.
  • Resident amenities include a pool, gym, resident lounge, and more.
  • You’ll be mere steps away from Lady Bird Lake, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • View this condo’s official listing for full details!

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin property – please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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For Sale in Quail Hollow

1501 Quail Hollow Drive Austin TX 787581501 Cricket Hollow Drive, Austin, TX 78758
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,584 square feet
Offered at: $304,900

We’re hosting an Open House today from 1-4 PM in Austin’s Tech corridor. Here are some of this home’s features:

  • Conveniently located between Mopac, 183, and I-35. This home is just 2 miles from The Domain Austin near some of Austin’s finest restaurants and shopping venues.
  • Located on a 1/2 acre cul-de-sac lot with mature trees.
  • This remodeled home features granite counters, subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
  • Recent upgrades include the roof, siding, and the home’s electrical panel.
  • Enjoy the benefits of cooking with natural gas.
  • A modern, sleek fireplace in the living room.
  • Pflugerville ISD schools.
  • View the home’s official listing on my MLS website.


1501 Quail Hollow Drive Austin TX 78758 Living Room View

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home – or join us at an Open House on Sunday, September 16th from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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Austin Heritage Hills Home For Sale

1039 Wisteria Trail Austin TX 78753
1039 Wisteria Trail, Austin, TX 78753

4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 1,822 square feet
Offered at: $310,000

UPDATE: This home is currently under contract and set to close in September, 2018

I’m proud to be representing this home which is conveniently located in Austin’s Heritage Hills neighborhood. Here are some of this home’s features:

  • Conveniently located 8 minutes from The University of Texas at Austin, 10 minutes from the Mueller Retail Center, and 15 minutes from The Domain Austin
  • Well maintained corner lot home with mature trees.
  • Light and bright open floor plan with tile and wood floors throughout.
  • Recent upgrades include wood flooring, a master bath renovation (2018), and window replacements (2017).
  • The natural gas-equipped kitchen opens to a large covered deck overlooking a spacious backyard complete with water collection tanks for conserving and reusing Austin’s rainwater.
  • Stone fireplace in living room.
  • Austin ISD schools.
  • View the home’s official listing on the MLS website.

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I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home that just listed this week – or join us at an Open House this Saturday, August 11th from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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Mandola’s Cedar Park

Mandola's Italian Market Buona NotteBenvenuto, Mandola’s!

As a former resident of Tuscany, Italy, I’m always on the hunt for authentic Italian experiences here in Central Texas. So with the news about the newest Mandola’s Italian Kitchen coming to Cedar Park I knew we were in for some exciting eats and sweets at this local Italian favorite. What’s on the inside truly counts at this Italian hotspot deep in the hearts of Texans!

Mandola’s Cedar Park Fast Facts: 
Grand Opening Day: Monday, April 16, 2018
Address: 12100 W. Parmer Lane, Suite 200, Cedar Park, TX 78613 (in The Presidio)
Hours: Mon-Sat 11 AM – 10 PM, Sun 11 AM – 9 PM
Phone: 512-879-1450

My marketing director wormed our way onto the short list to attend this week’s soft grand opening and I’d thought I share this fresh-baked post with friends and neighbors who are excited about the Italian eatery’s arrival as Mandola’s most northern location in the greater Austin metro. Let’s have a peek!

Mandolas Cedar Park Outdoor PatioParents can enjoy their meal al fresco while they watch their kids in the outdoor play area that’s adjacent to the patio. Psst: The patio will allow dogs!

Mandolas Cedar Park Bakery and Gelateria

Once inside you’re mere steps from some of the tastiest bakery items, gelato, and caffè.

Mandolas Cedar Park Fried Mozzarella

A great way to start your meal is with fried mozzarella and marinara. The best this side of the Pecos. And handmade daily!

Mandola's Cedar Park Tortellini Modo Mio

I enjoyed the Tortellini Modo Mio (tortellini “my way”). It’s pasta stuffed with chicken, pork, mortadella, prosciutto, ricotta and parmigiano – topped with a cream sauce with peas and mushrooms! Oh, Mangia!

Mandola's Cedar Park Wine Bar

While Mandola’s Cedar Park is missing the Italian Market found in their other locations it has a wonderful wine bar that offers full food service. “Obet” took great care of us!

Mandola's Cedar Park Main Dining Room

The main dining room is alive with the colors, aromas, and flair of Italy.

Cedar Park Mandola's Bakery Items

It was back to the bakery for me! My favorites were the Pignolli, Anginetti and the hand dipped Chocolate Espresso cookies.

Mandola's Cedar Park Gelato

A great accompaniment to the bakery items is gelato. Pistachio and stracciatella are molto bene!

Mandola's Cedar Park La Vita“Life is too short to eat and drink badly”

I enjoyed shaking hands with Damian Mandola, a friendly foodie force behind this bustling Italian ristorante. Damian gave us all a brief Italian lesson about the meaning of this sign; our friend Celeste was quick to capture this foto for the memory books. It was truly a night to remember!

In addition to my sweet pre-sampling of Mandola’s Cedar Park, I look forward to their grand opening this week! You’ll likely find me and my Dogs on the patio enjoying the rays of the setting sun along with food, friends, and laughter.

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com


A fan of Italy?

Visit my other passion site at ForTheLoveOfItaly.com – a resource for Texans who want to learn about the two great lands of Texas and Italy.

Open House in Balcones Woods

11503 Santa Cruz Drive Austin TX 78759
Join Us For An Open House!
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1-4 PM

11503 Santa Cruz Drive
Austin, TX 78759

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 car garage
1,794 square feet
$420,000

This home is in an enviable location in Austin’s Balcones Woods neighborhood, which is situated close to the Domain and The Arboretum. Some of the area’s best shopping will be easily accessible (think Trader Joe’s, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Whole Foods and many more). Quarries Park is located just behind the home!

11503 Santa Cruz Drive Austin TX 78759

This home’s features include a signature curved brick fireplace and a wood beamed ceiling in the living room, and a spacious walk-in shower in the master bathroom. It has also undergone recent updates including double paned windows, insulation, roofing and the HVAC. The refrigerator and washer and dryer convey!

If you can’t join us for Sunday’s Open House I can give you a personal tour of this home – or other Austin area homes – at your convenience. Please call or email me with any questions! You can visit the official MLS listing here on my website for more information.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Joe Paul Reider, Keller Williams Realtor
~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

Get The Free Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!


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All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!

Open House in Georgetown

1033 Winding Way Drive Georgetown TX 78628
Join Us For An Open House!
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1-4 PM

1033 Winding Way Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628

4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
3 car garage
2,563 square feet
$388,000 (new price!)

As a Realtor, I’ve seen many floor plans and this one I found super flexible! Not only does it have two bedrooms connected by a Jack and Jill bathroom (perfect for kids, guests or home office), it has a Mother-in-Law ensuite complete with a great view of a majestic oak tree overlooking the spacious backyard. All this is wrapped into a single-story design that’s favored by most of my clients.

This home is located in Georgetown’s Water Oak community, west of I-35 just brief drive from the Wolf Ranch Town Center. The official MLS listing is located here on my website. See some of this home’s features with the slideshow below!

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If you can’t join us for Sunday’s Open House I can give you a personal tour of this home – or other Austin area homes – at your convenience. Please call or email me with any questions!

Hope to see you Sunday!

Joe Paul Reider, Keller Williams Realtor
~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!


Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!

Open House in Cedar Park

214 Big Sur Drive Cedar Park TX 78613Join Us For An Open House!
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 1-4 PM

214 Big Sur Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
    3 bedrooms
    2.5 bathrooms
    2,870 square feet
    $275,000 (new price!)

This home is located in North Buttercup Creek, in the heart of Cedar Park – just blocks from the Destination: Bell Boulevard project. Leander ISD, a wooded backyard, and a kitchen pantry the size of Texas might just seal the deal! The official MLS listing is located here on my website, plus you can see more pics and a video tour.

If you can’t join us Sunday I can give you a personal tour of this home – or other Austin area homes – at your convenience. Please call or email me with any questions!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Joe Paul Reider, Keller Williams Realtor
~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!


Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!

Open House in North Austin

9103 Hazelhurst Drive, Austin TX 78729Join Us For An Open House!
Sat + Sun, May 6-7, 2017, 12-3 PM

9103 Hazelhurst Drive
Austin, TX 78729
    4 bedrooms
    2.5 bathrooms
    2,172 square feet
    $339,000 (new price!)

This home has recent upgrades and is located in the heart of 183, 45, Parmer and Anderson Mill. The official MLS listing is located here on my website.

If you can’t join us this weekend I can give you a personal tour of this home – or other Austin area homes – at your convenience. Please call or email me with any questions!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Joe Paul Reider, Keller Williams Realtor
~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com

Get The Free Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!


Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!

Open House in Georgetown

Sun City Georgetown Open House
Join Us For An Open House!
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1-4 PM

405 Capote Peak Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633
    3 bedrooms
    3.5 bathrooms
    2,603 square feet
    $419,900

Sun City Georgetown

A few of this home’s great features:

  • Located in Sun City Georgetown this single level home was built in 2011.
  • Foodies will appreciate the Texas-sized pantry, gas cooking in the gourmet style kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and the spacious open concept floor plan which is perfect for entertaining.Sun City Georgetown Open House
  • There’s tile and hardwoods in the common and bathroom areas and carpet in the bedrooms. Plantation shutters are throughout the home.
  • Outside you’ll enjoy the oversized covered patio complete with a tranquil greenbelt view.
  • Amenities include: Club House, Fitness Center, Jogging Path, Lake Privileges, and a Sport Court. This home is located less than 1 mile from Cowan Creek Golf Course!
  • More information including a virtual tour link are located on my website and you can sign-up to send yourself a reminder for the Open House via our Facebook event page.

If you can’t make Sunday’s Open House I can give you a personal tour of this home – or other area homes – at your convenience. Please call or email me with any questions!

Hope to see you there!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com

There's tile and hardwoods in the common and bathroom areas and carpet in the bedrooms. Plantation shutters are throughout the home.

Get The Free Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!


Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!