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Austinites Get Easy Access to Colorado Slopes this Winter

American Airlines recently announced they will begin the first non-stop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Eagle County Reginal Airport in Vail, Colorado starting December of 2022. This is one of 38 non-stop destinations their airline offers Austin residents.  

 

The flights to Vail, CO will begin daily from December 15th-January 9th, weekly from January 10th-February 15th , and back to daily again from February 16th-April 3rd.

“Austin continues to grow, and we’re proud to support the growth with new routes,” says Philippe Puech, American’s director of short-haul network planning. “This winter, American will offer nonstop service to 38 destinations from the Texas capital. From connecting Central Texans to the slopes this winter...

Prefabricated Luxury Homes Hit the Austin Market

“The future of construction is here,” claims The Escobedo Group, commenting on their new panelized construction system that creates luxury, prefabricated homes in as little as just 5 months.

 

The Buda home builders have now constructed over 70 homes for their “DARIO Villas” project which is challenging the status quo that manufactured homes are low-end, cheap, and mass-produced.  Buyers choose from a 1,2, or 3 bedroom floorplan ranging from 800-20,000 sq ft and $600,000-$1,000,000 in price.

Construction add-ons include, but are not limited to, roof mounted solar power, battery storage (supplies electricity during power outages), and eco-friendly water collection.

“The ability to construct a well-designed, superior quality home, office or guest house with minimal waste and impact on the job site didn’t exist...

Austin Schools Among State's Top Districts

Just a few weeks of Summer remain before the 2022-2023 school year begins!

 

For families with kids, purchasing a home in a good school district is essential. Fortunately, the Austin-area is home to 5 of the top 50 school districts in the state of Texas. With EANES ISD leading the pack at #1, it’s no wonder why so many parents are choosing to purchase homes in the area. Lake Travis, Leander, Dripping Springs, and Round Rock ISD join EANES on the list’s Top 50. Districts are ranked on academics, teaching staff, diversity, sports programs and more. If you are curious to learn more about which district would best suite your family, click the link below to read on:

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/texas/

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June 2022 Market Stats

The June 2022 Austin Board of Realtors Stats are here! The median sales price was up nearly 13% year over year to $537,475 in the month of June. Active listings increased to a record-breaking 217.8%, causing housing inventory to jump to 2.1 months of inventory, up 1.5% from last June.

George Ratiu, senior economist and manager of economic research at Realtor.com, weighed in on the recent increase in inventory. 

“When we look at the data across the Austin housing market, it reinforces what we see on a national scale—a combination of cooling demand from the tremendous surge in mortgage rates and rising prices with a noticeable increase in supply. The shift signals welcome news for more buyers who may be ready to embrace a post-pandemic reality and take advantage of more inventory. This...

Chicken Salad Chick will make an Austin debut!




Chicken Salad Chick has been absolutely BOOMING around the country! It is the country's only fast &  casual chicken salad restaurant chain. There are now 200 locations in 17 states! The popular restaurant has a few locations in Texas but will finally make a debut in Austin soon! In fact, Chicken Salad Chick plans to open 8 Austin locations over the next 3 years! This project will be led by restaurant and franchise veterans Austin Young and Sara Ingram.

"Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and we're very excited to introduce the brand to such a booming market," Young said in a written statement. "This eight-unit deal was a natural next step in our career with the brand...

Mueller welcomes its first boutique hotel

Last month, Mueller opened its first-ever boutique hotel. Origin Hotel Austin is a 5 story, 120-room property with a mission to “cultivate exploration of the surrounding area, encourage well-being, and foster connection,” for their guests and neighborhood.

 

Perfectly placed in the heart of Mueller’s town center, this hotel offers an impressive onsite, 120-seat modern diner, Blue Lacy, that will join Mueller’s list of impressive restaurants including L’Oca, Halcyon, B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub and more.

The hotel caters to many types of travelers. They offer “pup packages” for those traveling with pets, special “camping” packages for kids, state-of-the-art gym space, multiple outdoor gathering spaces, and more!

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Perry’s Restaurants announces new modern Mexican steakhouse concept, VERDAD

VERDAD True Modern Mexican will be joining its wildly popular sister concept, CARVE American Grille, at The Grove in Central Austin in late summer 2023.

 

VERDAD, translating to “truth,” will create an elevated Mexican steakhouse experience by mixing traditional dishes with modernized cooking, offering an explorative dining experience in a beautiful atmosphere. This large 10,300+ sq ft restaurant will feature 2 patios, expansive bar + tequila tasting table, and interior design inspired by Mayan, Aztec, and Spanish culture.

 

Click the link to read more: https://bit.ly/3bH2ZMx

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Austin set to become home to the tallest tower in Texas

In the coming months, Austin is set to break ground on a 74-story tower that will host over 350 apartments, 251-room hotel and 686,000 sq ft of office space.

 

The 98 Red River tower, headed by Lincoln Property Co. and Kairol Residential, will be located on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Red River in the Rainey St district. Once constructed, the 1,000+ foot tower is said to become the tallest tower in the state of Texas, just taller than Texas’ current tallest tower, the JPMorgan Chase Tower located in downtown Houston that stands at a whopping 1,002 feet. There is no set price tag, but the project is projected to cost around $520 million.

 

Click the link to read more: https://bit.ly/3yvqNvN

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Firework Time! Where to watch the best fireworks in the Austin-area

It’s Fourth of July weekend at last! Time to grab your family and friends and head out for some fun and fireworks. Austin has no shortage of Independence Day celebrations, hosting events all over the area. Check out this list of holiday weekend events to experience parades, picnics, concerts, drive-in theaters, and more!

 

What: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

Where: Q2 Stadium

When: 12pm, doors open at 11am

 

What: Cedar Park’s July 4 Celebration

Where: Milburn Park

When: 4pm, fireworks start at 9:15pm

 

What: Bee Cave’s Independence Day Festival at Hill Country Galleria

Where: Hill Country Galleria

When:  July 4th from 4-10pm

 

View full list here: https://bit.ly/3ON1laj...

95-acre Manor development could include an H-E-B





A 95-acre, mixed-use project that might feature Manor’s first H-E-B grocery store is in the works.

In mid-June, the city council in the Austin suburb passed financial incentives for the project and approved rezoning for more than 26 acres to accommodate 600 apartments. The property is located at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 290 and FM 973. It is owned by the Austin-based Butler Family Partnership. 

Matt Harriss gave an overview of the project at the council meeting. He is CFO of Butler Family Interests. They handle business and personal affairs for the family of former Austin Mayor Roy Butler. Harriss said H-E-B has a portion of the property under contract and Home Depot has expressed interest in another parcel. H-E-B says it doesn’t have any of the Butler land under contract....

The Iconic Ski Shores Cafe Reopened!



The iconic Lake Austin restaurant the Ski Shores Cafe reopened at the end of June! Ski Shores has been enjoyed by lake-goers since 1954! This Austin staple is back with all the classics — fried catfish, burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, and the list goes on and on. It is now owned by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality. The drink menu is impressive with refreshing margs, beer, chilled wine, and cocktails. There is seating inside, on the porch, or on the lawn by a fire pit. 






Click here to view Ski Shores website!


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May 2022 Stats

The May 2022 Austin Board of Realtors Stats are out. The median sales price was up 19% year over year to $550,000 in May. Active listings increased a whopping 146% to 4,173. New listings are also up 18%. Homes spent an average of 15 days on the market, indicating that as new homes are listed, they are quickly going under contract.  

“The strength of our evolving housing market remains a very important part of Austin’s economy,” Cord Shiflet, 2022 ABoR president, said. “The increase in inventory that we’re seeing is helpful for buyers who have had a hard time finding a home these past two years. However, REALTORS® continue to see homes selling faster than ever before, so working...

Dos & Don'ts for Decorating Your Patio This Summer

It’s the time of year for cookouts and cocktails!. Sara Malek Barney, owner of Bandd Design, shares do’s and don’ts that can help create your ideal patio! 

Do: Get creative.

Get creative this summer! Pinterest is full of fun and easy ideas to spruce up your home and have fun with your family!

Don't: Neglect color.

A pop of color can bring the whole patio together! Consider bright and fun outdoor cushions for the summertime!

Do: Buy durable furniture. 

"Plastic, wood, and wicker patio pieces aren’t built to last Texas summers", Barney says. “I tend to skew more toward items that are made of metal or aluminum or concrete...

New Home Sales in Austin are Through the Roof

As of Spring 2022, Austin and San Antonio tied for 3rd place on the list of major cities in the U.S. for new home sales. The ranking was based off active listings on Point2, Redfin, Realtor.com and Zillow. For these cities, the number of new homes on the market represented a 42% share of all homes for sale. This is based off homes built in or after 2012.

El Paso topped the list at 51% of new home sales and additional Texas cities including Fort Worth (36% new home sales), Houston (31% new home sales), and Dallas (24% new home sales) made the list’s top 20. Read full article here

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50+ Things to do in Austin this Summer

It’s summer at last! Make the most of these next few months by getting off your couch and going out to explore the city. Austin offers a variety of events and activities to keep people of all ages and interests entertained. Explore museums, outdoor parks, live music, famers markets and more! Rain or shine, this list of Top 50+ Things to Do in Austin Texas has something for everyone. You better get started – there’s so much to do and so little time! View full list here

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Georgetown and Leander Named Top 2 Fastest Growing Cities in the Nation

Georgetown and Leander have officially been named No.1 and No. 2 on the nation’s fastest growing cities list by the Census Bureau, respectively for population growth from July 2020 to July of 2021. Both cities are the only towns with 50,000+ residents to experience population growth of at least 10% during that time frame. According to the Mayor of Georgetown, Josh Schroder, new residents are attracted the area for “good jobs, safe neighborhoods, and unbeatable parks and events.” Schroeder goes on to say, “People don’t just move here: They fall in love with this town.” With a strong sense of community, family, and outdoor living, it’s no wonder why people are moving to these areas from all over!

Read full article here

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Austin-Area Farmers Markets to visit this Summer

As we move into the summer months ahead, it’s the perfect time to check out your local farmers market! Austin is home to over 40 famers market locations that serve our community in a unique and personal way. Enjoy shopping fresh, seasonal produce and artisan goods while meeting your neighbors and local vendors. Supporting local business’ is essential to Austin living and these top-rated farmers markets make it easy and fun to do! Check out 3 top-rated locations below:

 

Texas Farmers Market at Mueller

Sundays from 10am - 2pm

Location: 2006 Philomena St. Austin TX, 78723

 Website: Texas Farmers Market at Mueller

 

 

SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley

Saturdays from 9am – 1pm

Location: Toney Burger...

'Floating' Texas Waterfront Home


There is a stunning and unique property on the market in Galveston that will amaze you. 16502 Bayfront Dr. has panoramic views of Galveston Bay! It just went on the market for $3.75 million. 



"The home's history dates back to the 1960s, when it was a marina outpost at the Village of Jamaica Beach, then a new development designed as a beachfront retreat by noted Houston developer Welcome Wilson, Sr. and others. Design aficionados and historians will recognize Wilson as the mastermind behind several pivotal developments and buildings all over the Bayou City. His company built the sixth Marriott in the world near The Astrodome and created the Lakes of Bridgewater subdivision.. As for this beachfront property, its bones as a marina are still evident in its design, which has been fully renovated as a luxe waterfront...

Blue Hole Regional Park



This summer is the perfect time to get out & explore all of the beauty that Austin has to offer! Blue Hole Regional Park is one of the coolest spots out here. 

Located in the adorable town of Wimberley, Blue Hole is only a little less than an hour away from downtown Austin. It is a natural creek that has turned into one of the most popular swimming holes! Blue Hole is very spacious for you and your friends or family to float around. There is even a rope swing!

Don’t wait to book your reservation. Tickets for the summer are selling very fast!






Go see this gorgeous park soon!  Click here for more info about Blue Hole! 

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Pecan Square Cafe is now Open!



Pecan Square Cafe is Now Open in Austin! It was opened by the famous restaurant group, McGuire Moorman Lambert. Pecan Square was inspired by the seasonal coastal cuisine and timeless vibes of Northern California restaurants like Zuni Café and Chez Panisse.

In a phone conversation with the American-Statesman this week, MML co-founder Larry McGuire called those spots “inspiring places that have become the institutions that we’re always trying to build in Austin.” 



                

Pecan Square Cafe is located at 1200B W. Sixth St. in the Clarksville area. The restaurant resides in the renovated building behind MML property Clark’s. 

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