January 2021


With 2020 behind us, it's time to refresh, renew, and ring in the new year with style. Here is to wishing you a wonderful year ahead. Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

The top housing markets heading into 2021 Millions of Americans have embraced the work-from-home life. And the shift toward remote working is beginning to influence where people call home. A new report identifies the housing markets that are poised to be the strongest in 2021 across the country. Realtor.com ranked cities based on their projected home sales and price growth. Read more here by Market Watch

‘Startup City’: Accelerated Growth Strains Austin Austin is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., with a population of about a million, versus 675,000 in 2000. Between April and October, the Austin metro area saw the highest ratio in the country of arrivals to people leaving, according to LinkedIn.


Read more here.



Austin Market Stats | November 2020

Community


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


Front Porch Sessions

Join Austin Monthly for a concert series streaming live to your living room!

The next Front Porch Session features Walt Wilkins presented by Perry Homes ob January 14 at 7 p.m.


Learn more here.



5 Austin Outdoor Activities to Try This Year

Boost your physical and mental health with socially distanced activities around town like horseback riding and vintage boat rentals.


Find activities here.



Weird & Wonderful Places to Stay in Texas

From treehouses, teepees, bubbles, safari parks, even a train car — Do512 rounded up some exciting places to book an overnight stay for an unforgettable vacation experience. Find places to stay here.




Copycat Austin Recipes: Cocktail Edition


Check out this list of copycat and confirmed recipes for the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around town. Read more here.



Lifestyle Tips + Tricks




What could Compass Concierge do for your home in 2021? With the predictions of an earlier spring market, we're here to help you get ahead and start prepping so you can maximize your home's value. Exclusive to Compass, our Concierge program helps you easily prepare your home for sale by fronting the cost of home improvement services so that you can sell it faster and for more money. Whether you're facing basic wear-and-tear or your home requires more significant upgrades, Concierge has the power to transform a property — and the price it can claim.

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Interior design trends 2021 – the 12 biggest looks for the New Year

It's been a long year, so we have good reason to rejoice when thinking of the interior design trends coming up in 2021, from the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements of individuality and uniqueness, our 2021 with sensational style.

Courtesy of Homes & Gardens


Creating the Ultimate 2021 Self-Care Routine

Smaller, more attainable goals add up to create a big impact. Experts share all of their best self-care tips they've learned while on the clock, including small life changes that can help you feel less stressed, more fulfilled, and feel more energized to conquer your goals in 2021. Courtesy of Good Housekeeping

ATX: Don't Miss This

21-Plus Wellness Ideas for 2021


These local companies, classes, people, and products are promoting self-care, growth, and an optimistic new outlook this year.

Find ideas here.


2 new Austin bike lanes cruise onto list of the best in the U.S.


The nonprofit People for Bikes initiative puts the new protected bikeway on Shoal Creek Boulevard #4 in its ranking of the 10 best new bikeways in the U.S., and it awards an honorable mention to new protected bike lanes on South Congress.

Read more here.


Travel + Leisure heralds the Hill Country as a top place to visit in 2021


Travel + Leisure magazine released its annual, unranked list of the 50 best U.S. places to visit in the coming year, putting the Texas Hill Country in the mix.

Find the full list here.