March 2015

There are 4 blog entries for March 2015.

Premium international real estate firm celebrates achievements of North American network of real estate advisors and shops

Engel & Völkers, recently hosted its annual Engel & Völkers’ Exchange event, which brought together Engel & Völkers real estate advisors from shops throughout the firm’s vast North American network. The event, hosted at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 9-11, offered informative keynote addresses, significant announcements, and recognition of the noteworthy accomplishments of the brand’s real estate advisors and shops.

The three-day event featured a variety of influential keynote speakers from Engel & Völkers, prominent media, and a renowned leadership coach. Notable speakers included Anthony Hitt,

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Austin-area single-family home sales and home prices hit an all-time high for the month of February according to the February 2015 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “The first two months of 2015 have broken monthly records for single-family home sales, yet nearly half of the homes sold in the Austin area in February 2015 were purchased outside of Austin’s city limits. This growing urban sprawl has put a strain on our region’s infrastructure. Long-term and sustainable solutions for statewide transportation funding in addition to policies that allow more affordable housing options inside Austin’s city limits will be critical to

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Thousands of people will be visiting Austin during South by Southwest over the coming weeks. While the venues downtown are the place to be, there are locations in Austin worth visiting where you don't need to shell out any money.

Thursday evening, KVUE posted a question on The KVUE Insider Facebook page asking Austinites what free sights they would recommend for visitors. We grabbed some of the kinder responses and are sharing them here. (There were some very mean-spirited comments on the post.)

Cathy W. recommended Mount Bonnell. The 5-acre park west of MoPac and Camp Mabry provides great views to guests. Climb up the long staircase and take in the view. The park also has a few picnic tables. Almost any city park could be on this list. Go here

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International luxury real estate firm expands Texas presence through

partnership with leading Austin brokerage

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of its first Austin shop, enhancing the level of service and global real estate reach available to real estate consumers in the vibrant area.  The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Turnquist Partners REALTORS®, a longstanding luxury real estate firm serving Austin and the surrounding area for decades and owned by Steve and Michele Turnquist.

The partnership will bring 75 agents from Turnquist Partners to the new Engel & Völkers Austin, further solidifying the firm’s presence in the Texas marketplace.

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