The Real World Austin house located.

The Real World Austin house located.
The hunt is on in Texas to find the location of The Real World Austin house, and after a lot of speculation, the house–er, warehouse–has apparently been found. A warehouse located at Third Street and San Jacinto, which is downtown near the convention center, raised suspicion because of the presence of cameras and construction. The folks at realworldaustin.com seem to think this is it; checking out the building revealed “NO TRESPASSING” and “UNDER 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE” signs. One person posted quasi-aerial shots of the warehouse (the building to the right of the pink apartments), while KISS FM has posted detailed photographs of the building’s exterior.
Local media followed up on the leads; KXAN reported on KISS FM DJ Bobby Bones’ search. He says they “had 15, 20 different leads all through the city, and we started out some lofts on Fifth Street, moved over to the theater on Congress, and eventually we landed here at Third and San Jacinto.” Bones later reported on the realworldaustin.com message boards that “1. There is a pool installed inside the warehouse. A pool installer callled to tell us that. 2. The inside has been mic’d up. 3. Its only leased for 6 months.” If that’s true, that sounds promising. Of course, we’ll know for sure once seven self-absorbed 20-somethings show up with cameras in tow.
+ also: The Boss Hogg Show promises to “start pulling pranks on them” when the cast moves in.

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