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Meet Anna Culina- The Apache Shores Expert!


We have been out and about meeting some of Lakeway’s finest Real Estate Experts. Today we talked with Anna Culina from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Texas Realty.

Anna is an Apache Shores expert; she not only lives in the neighborhood, but she has personally listed and sold several of her neighbors homes!  You will often find Anna hosting an open house in Apache Shores or hanging out enjoying the lakeside park along Lake Austin. Anna also specializes in the communities of Lakeway, Lake Travis, Lake Austin area, and Convict Hill. She goes above and beyond to provide top notch service and marketing to all her clients!

We asked her a few questions and here were her answers:

What is your favorite quote?

“We make time for what’s important and excuses for what’s not.”

When did you move to Austin and why?

The summer of 99.  Loved the people, weather and affordable housing.

Where is the best place you have spent a day in Austin?

Anywhere on Lake Austin or at the Apache Shores lakeside park.

If you were going to dinner in Lakeway tonight- where would you go?

Fore; it’s close to home and they’ve got great appetizers and food.

You need a gift for a friend. Where would you go in Lakeway to get it?

Somewhere at the Hill Country Galleria or the Shops at The Galleria.

Have a favorite new home model in Lakeway? What builder and why?

Dazzle me; I don’t have one yet.

“I am the Apache Shores Real Estate Expert!  I have personally previewed almost every single home that has been on the market in Apache Shores.  I work hard to get my clients the best prices for their homes and lots.  I have helped neighbors buy and sell homes and lots in Apache Shores.”  

Anna’s Website

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New Highland Homes Ready Now in West Cypress Hills


New Home at 22417 Rock Wren Rd- Highland Home in West Cypress Hills

Today was spent touring new Highland Homes in West Cypress Hills.

I actually find myself spending a lot of time in this particular community since my kids attend the brand new on-site West Cypress Hills Elementary School. Not only do I drive through West Cypress Hills daily, but I’ve spent many afternoons there at kid birthday parties in the covered pavilion or at the pool. I can say from personal experience that this is a really REALLY great neighborhood! And the people who live in West Cypress Hills love their community. It’s pretty easy to see why too. Not only are the homes beautiful- most back to greenbelt- and the residents all have use of the resort style pool- soccer field- basketball court- playground- hike and bike trails and of course there is the onsite LTISD West Cypress Hills Elementary School…which again, from personal experience, is an amazing school with top notch teachers and staff members.

Besides the new school, one of the best things about West Cypress Hills is the location. If you are leaving the community and you take a right you will reach Bee Cave and Lakeway within minutes. There you have the Hill Country Galleria with fabulous shopping, great restaurants, a movie theater, Whole Foods, Michaels, Cost Plus World Market, Salons…you get the idea. You pretty much have the convenience of everything you could want or need right down the road. But if you were to turn left upon exiting West Cypress Hills you would soon by surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country- wide open roads with breathtaking scenery all around. This makes for a truly peaceful and gorgeous Sunday drive out towards Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Marble Falls, the Texas Wineries, or so many other memorable day trip destinations. It’s like living with one foot in the country and one foot in the city!

If you are looking for a brand new home available now in West Cypress Hills, Highland Homes has ones that will truly impress!! And I am not just saying that! From the landscape, to the exteriors, to the floor plan layouts, to the tastefully chosen design features- Highland Homes really did an impeccable job!

View all homes available now from Highland Homes in West Cypress Hills. 

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New Homes Ready Now in Lakeway at Rough Hollow

Looking for a new home in Lakeway? Check out 301 Dolcetto Court from Highland Homes!


This home has it all with a game room/half bath, extended master suite, outdoor fireplace on patio, wet bar, extended outdoor living, planning desk, utility cabinets w/sink, bookcase shelves, butler’s pantry, faux beams in study/library, faux beams in family/great room options. It is approx. 3856 square feet. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths. And to top it off, it is located in Rough Hollow in Lakeway!

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Lake Travis Real Estate Group

If you are considering purchasing a new home in the Lakeway area, or you are a Realtor that specializes in Lakeway, Bee Cave, Spicewood – please considering joining the conversation @

Lake Travis Real Estate Facebook Group Page

This is a place to post listings in the Lake Travis area, open house, lots, new home builds, or even ask general real estate questions.

Join Us!!

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Lake Travis New Home Inventory List

We recently surveyed a large group of Austin area Realtors to ask the following questions:

1. What do you need in order to sell more NEW homes in the Austin area?

2. How are you getting your information for NEW homes currently?

3. When you have a new client, what other methods (besides a detailed MLS search) do you take?

We asked several more questions, but what stood out the most was the word SIMPLICITY.

Austin Realtors want to be able to quickly see what is available in a specific submarket. You all know (and most mentioned) that not every new home is listed in the Austin MLS, and it can be a lot of work to go to specific builders websites, or flip through anything that has homes listed by every individual builder.

A couple of you even admitted that if a home was not in MLS, it was not on your radar!

One of the most surprising findings was that many of you are deleting builders emails without looking at them.

“There are too many clogging up my inbox.”

“If I don’t have a client looking in that particular area at the moment, I have no need to look at it.”

We took all your feedback and suggestions and have created a simple + sortable list!!  So far we are getting great feedback.

We created a Lake Travis Submarket List of New Homes for Sale and made it sortable.

This feature allows you to quickly see what is available. For example if your client wants a new home and they want their kids to attend West Cypress Hills Elementary- you can quickly see what new homes are available now (or will be soon). Plus you can quickly see what home builder is building in each community. You can also quickly sort by price range of the new homes in the Lake Travis area. Not to mention it gives you a very easy way to see what community is zoned to what school, what the tax rate is, and can give you a quick market snapshot of what pricing is looking like in each Austin development.It’s a great comparable piece. Please email us for a sneak peak!!

If you are interested in viewing this list or getting on our email list to receive it biweekly in the future- please let us know.


We are trying to determine which submarket to focus on first. So far, we have the most votes for the Lake Travis Submarket.

We are so grateful for your time and feedback while we gathered this information and hope you find the tools we are creating helpful to finding your clients a new home in the Austin area!

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