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Realty Austin Dedicates Its 8th Austin Habitat For Humanity Home

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AUSTIN, TX — Realty Austin, dedicated their 8th Austin Habitat for Humanity home to the Tovar family on Friday, December 6, 2019. As part of the company’s mission to support affordable housing in Austin, Realty Austin and its team of agents, clients and industry partners donated over $100,000 to sponsor and build the home.

Over 250 Realty Austin agents and staff volunteered over 2,400 hours building, raising funds, or donating a portion of their commissions. The company’s top charitable contributors, Jeffrey Schnabel, Ashley Brinkman, Susan deGraffenried, Art Fonseca, Adam Walker, Jen Berbas, Cristina Valdés, Kelvin Glover, Lisa Muñoz, Scott Joffe, Aaron Nann, Salma Manzur, Sharon Murray, Ami Davis and Jeremy Fisher were applauded for their significant contributions.

Cara Keenan, Jen Arsaga, Paco Bertsch, Lockie Ealy, Bryan Greenleaf, Evonne Gotsch, Bob and Michaela Hachtel, Bill Boyd and Jeffrey Schnabel were spotlighted as #HabitatHeroes this year for their unwavering commitment to giving back and dedication to supporting affordable housing solutions for our neighbors in need. Schnabel and Keenan were given special recognition as the team’s longtime ‘Habitat Captains’ as they helped guide crews onsite each day during construction and were especially credited for their leadership not only on the build site but also within the company.

Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “Building a home for Habitat is one of the highlights of our year! Our Realty Austin family cherishes giving back to the community through affordable housing solutions. Our team meets each week with passion and the spirit to give back. We are proud to partner with organizations like Austin Habitat for Humanity who make affordable housing a priority in Austin. Paula has worked extremely hard, currently holding two jobs, and it’s a pleasure to make this dream a reality for her and her family!”

Realty Austin and its industry partners and friends who helped make the Tovar’s dream of homeownership a reality included the Max Leaman Team, Max and Dana Leaman; Texas National Title; Harper Ray Team, Cornerstone Home Lending; Patten Title; Independence Title; Barton Creek Lending, Lynn Morenz; Fairway Mortgage, Alex Ihler and Jordan Jones; Michael Landers, Assurance Financial; Matt Leschber, 1836 Properties; Tre Homes Property Management; and First American Home Warranty.

Phyllis Snodgrass, CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity said, “Realty Austin is committed to uplifting Austin and the people who live here. They are one of our most dedicated partners and their culture of community and giving back inspires us. We thank Jonathan, Yvette and their team for supporting our mission of building strong, stable and affordable communities alongside us!”

Realty Austin began construction on September 18, 2019, and concluded on November 20, 2019. Since 2012, Realty Austin has partnered with Austin Habitat for Humanity to build homes for deserving families and donated more than $800,000 to change lives.

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Giving back is the cornerstone of the culture at Realty Austin, which stems directly from their mission to support those who need safe, affordable housing in Austin. This has led the brokerage to launch the “We’re for Here” campaign, a call for community building, neighborliness and love, in support of finding solutions for our Austin neighbors in need. Learn more and get involved at

To support Austin Habitat for Humanity, please consider donating.

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