Featured Client: The Lawton Family

The Lawton Family | Tucson, Arizona Cathy made every part of our relocation to Austin welcoming. From our very first meeting, Cathy took care of us like family. She rushed to homes that were potential contenders, often the morning they would hit the market! She sent videos with commentary specific to our priorities – we must have had a dozen private tours without ever leaving our home! Cathy was honest when she felt a listing…

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The “upside down” Austin real estate market

High demand and low inventory In the Austin housing market, buyers are driving prices up but overall sales down. The city of Austin ended the first half of 2020 with sales volume down 6.2 percent while the median price rose 9.7 percent. But after months of lower overall home sales and souring prices, Austin’s residential real estate market appears to be rebounding with near-double-digit increases in home sales in June. Looking at numbers for all…

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Real Estate “Take Five”

Summer seems different this year but we are still here, still talking, and still washing our hands, a lot. Below you will find my TAKE 5 on real estate and more. Take #1: TAKE on Austin Real Estate At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, economists predicted huge inventories across the board. Now five months later, there are fewer homes for sale in Austin than this time last year with little change in prices while…

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Going Outdoors Safely

We all are feeling the strain of staying in our homes due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many are choosing to venture outside, but is that a good idea? “For everyone, it’s about weighing risks. It’s still recommended to do these things: ‒ Avoid large crowds. ‒ Avoid smaller spaces with more people. ‒ Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. ‒ Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap…

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Austin Food News

Aaron Franklin is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the U.S. He received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2015. Popular and critically lauded restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, was awarded Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas, and Bon Appetit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. The restaurant has been a must see by presidents and celebrities alike. Austin culinary icon Aaron Franklin will soon be inducted into…

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Real Estate During COVID-19

As states reopen, homebuyers are now ready to purchase properties; here’s a valuable and unique one on Lake Austin Compass saw the average number of listings under contract hit a low on April 12, with a 40% dip from mid-March. However, the market rebounded quickly – by the end of April contracts were back up, 24% higher than before the national shutdown, and up 64% from the April 12 bottom. Read the full article here,…

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Our First Austin Home Live

You’re invited to tune into Austin Homes Live — the first-ever live virtual home tour festival featuring listings in Austin’s hottest neighborhoods and an array of expert panel discussions! WHERE: Austin Homes Live (AHL) will be hosted virtually on AUSTINHOMESLIVE.COM and my INSTAGRAM WHEN: May 19, 2020 from 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM CST(our live talk is at 11:45 am) Check for a complete list AHL home tour show times in your inbox soon. Bob and I will be…

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