April 2021


Sending you warm wishes for a glorious Spring.

Enjoy the warmer days everyone! Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

What Will Real Estate Look Like In 2021?

Chances are, you, or someone you know, has bought or sold a house in the last 10 months. No matter if you are moving across the street or across the country, it’s all part of a record-setting real estate boom. Triggered by job and financial changes, the push to stay at home, and low-interest rates - t he real estate boom is far from over. Here are three key home buying trends to look for in 2021. Learn more by Forbes.


Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’


In March 2020, the outlook in Austin was bleak after the pandemic forced business closures, lockdown orders and the cancellation of SXSW, the annual festival that brings in millions of dollars for the city.


A year later, optimism has replaced despair. Across the nation, the coronavirus remains a threat and empty office buildings and restaurants have hampered growth, but Austin, the Texas capital, has emerged as a hot spot for commercial real estate investment and a magnet for out-of-state corporate relocations that are strengthening its allure as a center of high-tech industry. Read more here.



Market Stats | February 2021


Community


Don't miss these activities, virtual events, and ideas to stay busy in the ATX.


Tuesday Twilights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center is staying open late every Tuesday this Spring to make more hours for wildflowers! Each evening will feature live music from local musicians, featured visual artists, a rolling lineup of Austin’s favorite food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages will be available for purchase too.


Learn more here.


Enjoy Crawfish Season this Spring


Spring in Texas means it’s prime time for crawfish season! This includes regular crawfish boils from Quality Seafood, crawfish cakes from Big Easy Bar and Grill, and plenty of crawfish etouffee.


Click here to find the finest crawfish boils this season.

Source: Eater Austin



Capitol 10K Virtual Race

Established in 1978, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 has grown to become the largest 10K in Texas and sixth largest in the country. Each year, Austin’s iconic race teems with talent and personality. Experience the 44th annual Statesman Cap10K virtually.

Learn more here.



Best Places To Find Bluebonnets In Austin


Every spring, the Texas Hill Country blooms into a colorful cascade of delicate Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes, as wildflowers blanket the meadows, fields and valleys near Austin.

Here are the top 10 spots for spectacular Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers.



Lifestyle Tips + Tricks

Early to List, Early to Sell. Give Your Home the Head start it Deserves.

With Compass Coming Soon, you can give a curated audience of potential buyers an early look at your property. With ample time to prepare, we can gather valuable feedback to drive demand and generate buzz prior to going live.


Interested in learning more? Click here to learn more


24 Stunning Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

for Dining Alfresco All Summer Long

Maximizing our outdoor spaces has never felt so important, and Veranda's on the lookout for fresh ways to make our patios, backyards, terraces, and balconies as functional as possible. One of the best ways to make the most of your outdoor space is equipping it with a kitchen, whether that's just a grill and sink or a state-of-the-art culinary masterpiece. Courtesy of Veranda.



The Do's and Don'ts of

Family-Friendly Design

Are you looking for ways to design your home to make it friendlier and safer for kids? HGTV has some do’s and don’ts for decorating a home with a family in mind.


Courtesy of HGTV



12 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Gardening should add joy-not stress-to your life, Martha Stewart has come up with some tasks to get you reacquainted with your outdoor space. Spring is a fabulous time to assess damage from winter, fix tools, fill in holes in the landscape, tend to your lawn, perform essential pruning, make new beds, and more. Courtesy of Martha Stewart.


ATX: Don't Miss This

Best of ATX 2021: Culture & Rec

Austin wouldn't be Austin without these artists, landmarks, and unique experiences.

Find the best staycation spots, people-watching landmarks, and more here.


Austin’s newest green space rolls into next phase with cool skate park


The next phase of construction at Southeast Greenway at Mueller will include a skate park ideal for skateboarding, roller skating and blading, and riding BMX bikes.

Learn more here.


Texas launches statewide COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduler


Texas has opened vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older. The state is rolling out a new scheduling system to help ease those difficulties.

Find out how to get vaccinated here.