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AUSTIN, TXRealty Austin, the #1 Best Place to Work in Austin, dedicated its 6th Annual Realty Austin Habitat for Humanity home to a new family on December 1, 2017. Over 200 volunteers from the company gave their time and energy by working alongside the future homeowner for 11 weeks to build a newly constructed home in northeast Austin.

As part of the company’s mission of giving back, Realty Austin and its team of agents, clients and industry partners raised over $90,000 to sponsor and build the home. The company’s Top Contributor Jeffrey Schnabel and Top Fundraiser Chad Proctor were applauded for their significant efforts in building and raising awareness of the need for affordable housing in Austin.

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At the dedication ceremony, the new homeowner Claudia Duran said, “Thank you to Realty Austin for making this Habitat home possible. I was so surprised by the excitement and energy from Realty Austin on the first day and couldn’t believe how fast the walls were up! I am very grateful for their hard work to build this home for me and my four daughters. It will change our lives.”

Realty Austin gave special recognition to the Max Leaman Team who gave over $10,000 again toward the home build. The company was grateful to industry partners who also supported the build in a big way, Texas National Title, Josh Jordan of Colonial Mortgage, Independence Title, and Tony Ruff along with the entire Movement Mortgage family. Realty Austin gave special mention to its industry partners who joined on the build with daily sponsorships including Harper Ray, Cornerstone Mortgage; Ryan Leahy, Leahy Lending; Patten Law; Martin Ochs; and Justin Boyd, SWBC.

Since 2012, Realty Austin has partnered with Austin Habitat for Humanity to build homes for deserving families. To date, the company’s agents, staff, and friends have given more than $357,000 and volunteered over 10,000 hours to improve the lives of Austin Habitat for Humanity families.

Realty Austin began construction on the home located at 7204 Boyle Lane, Austin, TX 7874 on August 16, 2017, and completed construction on November 8, 2017. View photos of the home build process here.

Donations are still being accepted online at the 6th Annual Realty Austin Habitat for Humanity campaign website.

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