Todd’s involvement with residential real estate began with the purchase of his first investment property in 1991. It all started with a personal desire to own real estate and turned into a passion for helping others do the same.
Because he wanted to know everything about the real estate and the building industry, Todd gained experience working for property management and subdivision development companies. He also started a general contracting company, custom woodworking company, and has purchased and renovated several investment properties over the years.
After living, working, and playing in Summit County, Colorado for 12 years (and a new baby girl), the time came to trade the mountains and cold snow of Colorado for the Hill Country and warm lakes of Austin, Texas. The home went up for sale, the moving truck rolled in, and the Hower Clan made a move to Austin, Texas in 2005.
Todd, along with his wife and two children, decided to call the Lake Travis area home because of the spectacular Hill Country views, access to Lake Austin and Lake Travis, hiking and biking trails, exemplary schools, shopping, and proximity to downtown Austin.
During the summer (9 months out of the year), you’ll find Todd spending time with family and friends — kids sporting activities, eating, outdoor patios, or just hanging out in the waters of Lake Travis and Lake Austin. He enjoys the rest of the year exploring all the mountain bike trails in the Texas Hill Country.
Todd also enjoys writing and photography. He shares this passion as the founder and managing editor of Lake Travis Lifestyle, the place to find and experience the best of all that life around the lake has to offer.