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What's One of the Best Things About Austin Real Estate?

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Updated on Jun 11, 2013

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What's one of the best things about Austin real estate? Oak trees, and lots of them!

One of the best things about Texas, and Austin, are our oak trees. These wonderful, hardy, and beautiful trees are found in all sorts of homes in Austin. They are great for shade, landscaping and climbing!

Looking for Austin houses with big back yards and lots of oak trees? We got them! Looking for outdoor patios shaded by these beauties? No problem!

And if you are not into oak trees, or any tree, we have plenty of houses in Austin that provide great opportunities for a beautiful yards. Into landscaping? Then we have Austin homes just for you that are just waiting for your green thumb to plant that first seed.

Oak trees are known to last for long amounts of time, but some of these great houses in Austin won't. Don't wait! Give us a call today!

If interested please call Rose Castro at 512.656.3281.

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NOTE: As a thank you for reading this blog post, we are providing you with a free excerpt from Dan Castro’s book CRITICAL CHOICES THAT CHANGE LIVES.

When you learn to see through the eyes of heroes, be careful because you might see a cause or a purpose that is much bigger than yourself. The things you see might cause you to dream, and the things you dream may be things that cannot be achieved in your lifetime. And those dreams might get you into a world of trouble.

Martin Luther King, Jr. never saw his dreams fulfilled in his lifetime. Yet, before he died he said to us all, “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” Neither he nor Rosa Parks, who almost single-handedly started the civil rights movement in the 1960s, were satisfied with their experience in the present. They both realized that things had to become worse before they got better. The status quo was no longer acceptable and they had to stir things up. They were willing to stir up the hornet’s nest in the short term, even though it meant they would be stung, in order to improve the lot of blacks in the long term.

Some problems have been brewing for a long time. They did not just crop up over night. There are no quick fixes for these types of problems. They can only be fixed through consistent, long-term effort. Solid granite boulders can be reduced to sand, but only through the rocking of ocean waves, the rushing of rivers, the whispering of the wind and the gentleness of time.

Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized that we can’t have everything we want over night. There is no rushing the harvest. You can make instant “cream of wheat,” but there is no such thing as instant wheat crops. In order to create wheat crops, the earth must be tilled, the seed must be planted, the soil must be fertilized, the seed must be watered, it must germinate, and it must receive plenty of sunlight. The sun must rise and set. The farmer must wait patiently. There is no rushing this process. This is the only way to see and enjoy the fruit of your labor. Hard work now pays off later—after a sufficient amount of time has passed. There is no way around daily hard work applied consistently over a long period of time.

“How poor are they that have not patience!

What wound did ever heal but by degree.”

William Shakespeare

Some things are worth waiting for. Successful careers don’t happen overnight. A quality college education, a master’s degree, or a Ph.D. take years to obtain. Artists, musicians, and authors know it takes years to develop a reputation and a following. For every success we achieve, we usually experience a multitude of failures along the way. Each failure has the potential to teach us something. Each failure brings us a little closer to our goal. It wasn’t until Lee Iacocca was fired from Ford in 1978 that he went to Chrysler and became famous for turning the company around. Time, patience, and hard work yielded the victory and the fame. The tragedy of being fired from Ford merely opened the door to greater opportunities elsewhere. Remember, the significance of any “tragedy” cannot be determined until enough time has passed.

“In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

The term “starving artist” comes from the fact that many artists live on next to nothing in order to pursue their art careers full-time. They are betting that the hard work and sacrifices they make in the short term will pay off in the long term. The same applies to struggling actors, musicians, and authors. Those who endure will be victorious. The victory is not always great riches. But remember, the real victory is simply being able to spend your life pursuing what makes you happy.

“Do not be desirous of having things done quickly.

Do not look at small advantages.

Desire to have things done quickly

prevents their being done thoroughly.

Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

Many people say, “Live for today, for tomorrow may never come,” “Carpe diem” (Seize the day!). “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die,” or “Live each day like it was your last.” Marilyn Monroe once said, “Ever notice how ‘what the hell’ is always the right decision?”

Although these philosophies are inspiring and can motivate us toward great accomplishments, they can also cause us to act rashly without considering the long-term consequences. Clearly, there must be a balance. If you spend all of your time, energy, and money seeking immediate pleasure and satisfaction, then what will you have to show for it in the long run? On the other hand, if you defer all pleasure to another day and live only for tomorrow, you’ll miss some of life’s greatest pleasures that are available to you now.

I know of several men who worked their whole lives and saved all their money so that they could retire and finally do the things they loved, only to die within a few months after they retired. What a tragedy. One of them was a friend of mine. I have made up my mind not to be like them. Yes, I know how to work hard, but I am squeezing every ounce of adventure out of life along the way. Jumping out of airplanes. Scuba-diving with sea turtles. Playing with lion cubs. Most of America’s millionaires and billionaires didn’t get that way by saving money over the long haul. They became wealthy by being daring and taking the risks others were not willing to take.

There is something to be learned from the men who saved all their money and then died just shortly after they retired. You shouldn’t defer your greatest dreams and the things you love to do for another day. Some of life’s most satisfying moments come from spontaneous, totally outrageous, “throw caution to the wind” kind of fun. Sometimes, like Marilyn Monroe, you just have to say “what the hell” and go for it. For the most part, this kind of enjoyment is extremely satisfying, but it isn’t long lasting and it may have long-term consequences. Enjoy it for what it is, but only after you have considered the long term consequences or benefits.


Remember, if you are buying or selling real estate in Austin, please call Rose Castro at EXIT: Options Realty.

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