August 2016

There are 6 blog entries for August 2016.

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9/4/2016 Notre Dame Austin, Texas 6:30 p.m. ABC presented by Southwest Airlines Details
9/10/2016 UTEP Austin, Texas 6 p.m. Longhorn Network presented by SoFi Details
9/17/2016 Cal Berkeley, Calif. 9:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2   Details
10/1/2016 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBA     Details
10/8/2016 Oklahoma Dallas, Texas TBA FS1 AT&T Red River Showdown Details
10/15/2016 Iowa State Austin, Texas TBA LHN/   Details
10/22/2016 K-State Manhattan, Kan. TBA     Details
10/29/2016 Baylor Austin, Texas
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Since accepting the Leasing manager position at the brand new Engel & Volkers at The Domain, 2 questions are consistently asked by my budding new agents.  First: “How do I farm an area, which area, does it work?” Second: Why do a lease if it lots of work for a couple hundred dollars, is it worth it?”   I know what you’re thinking… Thats more than 2 questions.  True, but the point is: How do I farm?  Why lease?   Here is a story that is a nice lesson for investors and agents alike in how leasing has turned into real money.   The Joe Story   Names and addresses have been changed to protect the savvy and the successful!   As a young agent I was eager to get new clientele.  I was full time, had lots of time on my hands, and no…
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According to the July 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Across the Central Texas region, 4,230 single-family homes were sold in July 2016, a decrease of 3.1 percent compared to July 2015.

“When it comes to sales volume, we’ve grown very used to seeing year-over-year increases every single month, but it’s important to remember that 2015 had the strongest summer selling season in the region’s history,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “The value of Central Texas real estate has continued to increase, which is good news for homeowners, but those rising prices could start to have a cooling effect on sales volume in the market amidst growing affordability

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Texas home sales and prices experienced strong gains in the second quarter of 2016, according to the 2016-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.

“The last few months have been one of the strongest starts to the summer selling season in the history of Texas real estate,” said Leslie Rouda Smith, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “Texas homes of all types and price classes are in high demand. This is especially true for homes priced under $200,000, which are often preferred by first-time homebuyers but also in shortest supply across the state.”

According to the report, 91,418 homes were sold in Texas in the second quarter of 2016, a 4.4% increase from 2015-Q2 and the highest volume of

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Engel & Volkers Austin and the Rotary Club of Lake Travis have announced the winner of the Engel & Volkers Excellence Award, which is a scholarship awarded each year to one student of Lake Travis High School. The Scholarship is awarded every year from proceeds generated during the Rotary Club of Lake Travis annual car raffle, which happens in the fall. Engel & Volkers has been the primary sponsor of the car raffle for 15 years and from this event, has been able to give a scholarship each year named the Engel & Volkers Excellence Award to one deserving Lake Travis High School student. The Lake Travis Rotary Club selects the Engel & Volkers Excellence Award recipient based on the student’s financial need, community service and potential for success.

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Austin's Barton Springs Pool In Zilker Park                                         Photo Courtesy of Austin Parks And Recreation Department

 Austin ranks number one in ten best cities for urban forests by  And what makes for the best urban forests?  City parks! 

Austin may have become America’s favorite city.  It consistently ranks high on every publication’s list of “Top Cities” based on countless attributes, coming first on many of those, like’s Ten Best Cities For Urban Forests.  One of Austin’s best features is the many parks available in and around Austin.  Austin is sometimes known as the city within a park. 

Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities

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