October 2014

There are 5 blog entries for October 2014.

Come join Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. and all of our agents and friends to enjoy another great Saturday afternoon outside of the University of Texas at Austin football stadium for free food, drinks and the game on a big screen starting at 11:30 a.m.!  If you have any questions feel free to call us at 512-328-3939 all you need to bring is your burnt orange gear.  Hook'em Horns and we can't wait to see everyone tomorrow afternoon!!!  

The game begins at 2:30 p.m. and we will have it on the big screen, so even if your not planning to head to the game stay and watch it with us and enjoy games for the kids, foods and drinks all while hanging under the big Oak trees.  

For more information on the Austin, Houston, and Texas real estate market

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According to the September 2014 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area single-family home prices set a record for the month of September. At the same time, Austin-area single-family home sales rebounded from the last two months of home sales declines, increasing 10 percent from September 2013 to 2,524 home sales. 

Median price for Austin-area single-family homes increased eight percent year-over-year to $240,000 and average price rose seven percent year-over-year to $308,514 in September 2014. These are the highest figures recorded for both median and average price for the month of September.

Michele Turnquist, Owner of Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc., said, “September’s numbers are a

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Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. represented Austin as the only Luxury Real Estate (LRE) Regent at this years Fall LRE conference.  The semi-annual conference is dedicated to bringing the top luxury real estate brokers all under one roof to discuss their various techniques for marketing, branding and selling their clients homes. 

As Austin's only LRE representative Turnquist has the advantage of showcasing listings and our agents on the the number one luxury real estate website in the world.  The network of brokers stretches over 40 countries and all of the top luxury markets in the U.S. visit here to learn more about our exclusive partnership.

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Annual Fall Conference took place from Sunday, October 5th to

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Road Closures and Map of ACL Music Festival:

Austin City Limits is upon us and while some may forego the fest, it’s safe to say many Austinites will join the revelry both at Zilker Park and downtown for the after-shows.  With that in mind, here’s a map of the street closures over the festival weekend and some of the parking spots in the downtown area suggested by the festival organizers and the City of Austin.

Both Stratford Lane and Barton Springs Road near Zilker Park will be closed from Friday Oct. 3 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday Oct. 6 at 3 a.m for the first weekend, and close Friday Oct. 10 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday Oct. 13 at 3 a.m.  Downtown near the Republic Square Park shuttles, 4th Street will be closed between Guadalupe and Nueces Streets. San

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New numbers provide further proof, Austin is the hottest real estate market in the country.  The capital city is now No. 1 in the country for fast home sales, with 40 percent of homes selling within seven days. The average is 10.  Average sale prices are cresting too, running about $60,000 more than Texas cities like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio with no significant slowdown in sight.  "In many areas we were seeing double digit growth in sales volume during this year"  said Michele Turnquist Owner of Turnquist Partners Realtors.  She went on to say "The luxury market also saw median prices jump nearly $100,000 over the past six months, we may not see this growth continue into 2015 though as inventory is now starting to flood the market!"

 

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