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Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

Spring will be here before we know it. Whether you're planning on selling your home this season or staying in your home another year, Spring is always a great time to do a full home clean up. The link below has an entire room-by-room guide to make sure you don’t miss a spot, but here are a few quick tips to help you get started! 



Tackle one room at a time to keep from getting overwhelmed

  1. Start by clearing out unwanted items and clutter to throw out and take to donation

  2. Gather all of your cleaning tools in a caddy to easily move from one space to the next

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New Development Planned for East Austin 

As we all know, East Austin is growing extremely fast. Soon there will be a new development featuring apartments, coworking space, a grocery store, and even a café! 

Lincoln Ventures is developing the six-story project at 2700 E. Fifth St. The name of the development is not yet decided. There will be a total of 625 apartments, row houses, and live/work units. 

Additional amenities include two outdoor pools, a gym, a spin studio, a yoga room, a pet spa, a dog run, and a catering kitchen.

Click HERE for more information about the upcoming...

Four Seasons Private Residences - Lake Austin

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Described as the definition of luxury modern living, The Four Seasons Private Residences Lake Austin may just be the most luxurious combination of lifestyle and living that Austin, TX has ever seen. Meticulously placed in open green space, this 145 acre property features unparalleled Lake Austin views, over 3,000 feet of shoreline and sights ranging from 280-380 feet above the lake waters. Offering world-class property management, top-tier privacy and security, its residents will be able to relax, work and play in their very own luxury oasis all while just 20 minutes from downtown Austin. Said to start construction in 2023, the property includes floorplans for condominium- homes, penthouses and villas ranging from 2,500-10,000+ square feet with prices starting...

7 Elements of Design

Most homeowners desire their space to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Create unique interiors throughout your home that satisfy the senses and fulfill all potential roles by leveraging the 7 elements of design: Space, line, form, light, color, texture and pattern. 

Balance is essential when applying these elements to your space! Here are a few tips to get started: 

  1. Space - Use appropriate balance of negative and and positive space, which is the distance between...

January 2022 Market Stats


The January 2022 Austin Board of Realtors Stats are out and inventory, or lack there of, continues to be the name of the game. The median sales price was up 30% year over year to $476,000 in January while closed sales decreased by 5% to just about 2,300.  The biggest drop were in new listings which decreased 10% to 2,950. Active listings are also slightly down. Homes spent an average of 28 days on the market which is down compared to this time last year indicating that as new homes are listed, they are quickly going under contract. 

Coming off two consecutive record years for the MSA’s housing market, ABoR President Cord Shiflet added that morale among REALTORS® continues to trend upwards, with many feeling enthusiastic about the future.

“REALTORS® are optimistic about what this year could bring and looking forward to what will hopefully be a year filled with opportunity for homebuyers, sellers and developers alike. Working with a REALTOR®...

2022 Interior Trends



Curious about what the newest 2022 design trends are? We've got you covered!

  • Color Psychology: yellow is the most optimistic hue, with orange and violet close behind. Red and black are generally a no-no for residential interiors, but green and blue can work if you want a more serene, thoughtful mood. For neutral spaces such as floors, walls and ceilings, be wary of brilliant white, which can be sterile; instead favor off-white, ivory or dove grey.
  • Add Optimistic Flourishes with upbeat art, bold photography, statues, books or even inspirational quotes in 3D or 2D text by your favorite author, leader or singer
  • Maximize natural light...

It's Time For Spring Cleaning!

If you’re like most American’s, there’s a good chance that your living room has become the hub of your world over the past couple of years. With many living rooms now acting as multi-functional spaces, knowing how to declutter them is a must!

Here are a few tips to get started. Begin with the coffee table. Clear off old magazines, newspapers and piles of mail. Recycle what you don’t need and organize what you do need into a dedicated basket.

Next, purchase a large bin to place in the living room corner or at the bottom of your stairs. Make a habit to collect out-of-place items such as kids toys, house slippers and unfinished projects into the bin each night, and clean that bin out at least once a week.

Take inventory of unnecessary couch pillows and throw blankets. Any items that look warn or don’t match your aesthetic need to go. Items that are still in good shape should be donated.
 
If you are still holding on to outdated...

Rodeo Austin is Back!


It is almost time for the rodeo to come to Austin!! The rodeo truly represents all things TEXAS and brings spectators from all around the country. Not only are there incredible competitions; there are concerts, rides, shopping, and of course phenomenal food! Rodeo Austin is being held from March 12th-26th at Luedecke Arena. The event hosts one of America’s top ProRodeos every year with action-packed fun! Do not miss out on Rodeo Austin this spring! 



Learn more about Rodeo Austin here. 

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New Tex-Mex Restaurant!






It’s no secret that most Austinites consider themselves “foodies.” This year, our city will see a wave of new restaurants opening from food trucks up to high-end eateries. Arguably receiving the most hype, Austin’s beloved “Mi Trailita Y Mas” taco truck has openeded a permanent restaurant location just up the street at 5706 Manor Road in Windsor Park. Customers can enjoy all the menu classics as well as brand new menu options such as enchiladas and chile rellenos. 






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Where to Celebrate Valentine's in Austin


Looking for a place to celebrate Valentine's Day? Austin is full of so many romantic activities for you and your loved one. Let's take a look at some of the most popular spots for this holiday. 


1. Take a romantic boat trip on Lady Bird Lake or Lake Austin. Here are some options! 

- Love & Boat - click here for their website!

- Capital Cruises - click here for their website!

- Viato Travel - click here for their website! 

- Lone Star Riverboat...

New $500 Million Master-Planned Community in Southeast Austin



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Have you heard about the new master-planned community coming soon to South Austin? Mirador is a new development that will encompass thousands of homes over 1,400 acres of land. This $500 million project will be near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and close to Pearce and Wolf lanes. Mirador will be just minutes from the new Tesla factory and the Circuit of the Americas. The Houston-based real estate company Hines has partnered with Trez Capital, Caravel Ventures, and Sumitomo Forestry to develop this community. Homebuilders for the project are Gehan, Lennar, David Weekley, Highland, and MHI.

Construction on the homes will begin this year. There will be 2,500 single-family...

Koko's Bavarian


A German Brewery and Biergarten had it’s Grand Opening last month and it is all the craze already. Koko’s Bavarian is located in East Austin on E 5th St. On the menu you can find delicious delights such as pretzels, smoked pork shoulder, German sausages, schnitzels, and of course beer!

The atmosphere is very welcoming with a spacious and stylish patio. Bring your friends, family, or furry friends to Koko’s Bavarian soon!

Learn more about Koko's here. 

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Taquero Mucho Opens New Location in the Domain!



The original Taquero Mucho location opened on West Sixth Street in February 2020. It gained massive popularity for its all pink design and tasty food. The menu is inspired by Michoacán family recipes that co-owner and creative director Gabriela Bucio ate while growing up in Mexico.

Now the restaurant has opened another location at the Domain. They feature a similar menu, including Taquero Mucho’s weekend brunch menu. The restaurant also features craft cocktails, margaritas and micheladas made with fresh-squeezed juice. Go check it out!

Click here for more information!

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December 2021 Market Stats are out!

With December now in the rear view, the 2021 housing report is ready to review! Records have been set! Total units sold was at a record number of over 41,000 units (up 2.5%). Median home price was at a record of $450,000 (up 30.8%). New listings was at a record of over 46,000 (up 5.9%) and average days on market was down to 20 days, 55.6% less than 2020.


“In 2021, the record number of homes sold were demand-driven transactions and that demand was influenced greatly by companies continuing to target the region for job creation and expansion. Even though more homes are being built, listed and sold than ever before, our region is still nowhere close to having a comfortable amount of
supply to meet the demand, which is why home prices continue to rise steadily.” - Mark Sprague, Independence Title Dir. of Information Capital.



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November 2021 Stats are out!



The November 2021 ABoR Stats are out! The median sales price was $470,000 last month. Closed sales are down 4% compared to last November. More homes are also being listed across the MSA, as new listings increased 6% to 2,950 listings in November. Active listings are slightly down. Homes spent an average of 22 days on the market which is down compared to November 2020 indicating that as new homes are listed, they are quickly going under contract. 




“We have all seen the headlines about our housing market and the Austin Board of REALTORS® knows that it is competitive, however, when you dig a little deeper, you can see that there is plenty of opportunity and our market is still readily accessible for homebuyers across all price levels,” Susan Horton,...

You have to visit Austin's Trail of Lights!






Austin’s Trail of Lights is a must-see every December. Trail of lights is one of the city’s most beloved and longest running holiday traditions. It is hosted by the Trail of Lights Foundation. This amazing show is drive-thru style again this year so you can enjoy the sights in a warm car. Thousands of lights illuminate the park to make a truly spectacular show. It takes place in Zilker Park from November 27th to December 31st. Be sure to visit their website and buy your tickets before they sell out!


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Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker!




The magic of the holiday season comes to life in Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Between the stunning. sets, colorful costumes, and dazzling dancing, you will adore this performance! The music was written music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1892. The story is about a little girl named Clara who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve. The nutcracker leads her through the Land of Sweets. The Austin Symphony Orchestra performs as a live accompaniment. Enjoy this enchanting show with your loved ones!

Click here to buy tickets!!



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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot



 


It's that time of year again! Thanksgiving 2021 marks the 31st anniversary of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! This great event is committed to ending homelessness in Austin and provides an annual check to Caritas of Austin! You don't have to run in the race to be a part of the day. You can volunteer, sponsor the event, or just watch all of the excitement! The event will take place on Thursday, November 25th, and starts at the Thundercloud on the corner of Lavaca and Cesar Chavez downtown!



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Feel like a kid again... at the “World’s Biggest Bounce House” this November!

Big Bounce America, owners of the “World’s Biggest Bounce House,” will be at Carson Creek Ranch on Dec. 13th. They are bringing the massive inflatable playground with it. The 13,000 square-foot bounce house, certified by Guinness as the world’s biggest, is just one of four attractions that will be at the ranch. There will be a “Sport Slam” arena, a 900-foot long obstacle course known as “The Giant” and a space-themed area called “airSPACE.” There are even “Adult Only” jump sessions available. So bring your kids, your family, or your friends to this super fun event! 

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September ABoR Stats are out!

The September 2021 ABoR Stats are out! The median sales price was $450,000 last month. Closed sales are down 5% compared to last September. More homes are also being listed across the MSA, as new listings increased 16% to 4,136 listings in September. Active listings actually remained about the same. Homes spent an average of 17 days on the market which is down compared to September 2020 indicating that as new homes are listed, they are quickly going under contract. 

“Tesla moving its headquarters here has cemented Austin as a hub of the tech and innovation industry with the potential for limitless opportunities,” Laura Huffman, president...

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