July 2020

We're officially in the swing of summer, which means enjoying the sunshine, readying for fireworks and typically planning backyard BBQ celebrations…but we’re finding ourselves staying at home now more than ever. 

If you're like me, you're anxious to see friends, hit the road, or even just spend one night away from your own home. But hang in there. Hopefully those times will return this Fall. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying time with your family and finding ways to love your space even more. Stay healthy and happy July!

Real Estate in the News

New Zillow study shows that Austin homes are selling in under 2 weeks

This new report from Zillow shows that Austin homes are flying off the market at their fastest pace in more than two years.

We Stand Together Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on companies to diversify boards. Further, Compass set up a pledge for agents to commit to allocating 15% of real estate vendor spend to Black professionals. Click here to watch the full interview.

Austin Market Stats | May 2020


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

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Return as Livestream Concert

The concert streams Saturday, July 4th, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET via luck.stream and williepicnic.com. Tickets are $35 now, and $45 on event day. 

Click here to read more from Rolling Stone.

2020 Virtual Tastemaker Awards

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards is an annual celebration of talent in Austin and San Antonio’s restaurant and bar communities. Get to know all of the nominees and tune in on July 23 for the awards to celebrate the nominees and unveil the winners!

Purchase tickets here.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Gardening for Wildlife 

Ready to make your yard, garden or land a paradise for native wildlife? Register for this virtual event all month long - and learn how to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and more. 

Learn more here.

The Best Austin Brunches to Enjoy From Home

Brunch from the comfort of your home with these great Austin spots to pick up from to cure for your brunchy blues! 

Find the list here.

Bullock Texas State History Museum presents Summer Family Film Series

Can't wait for the fifth annual Summer Family Film Series: Virtual Edition! The program is free to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

Find more info here.

Lifestyle Tips + Tricks

9 Summer Color Trends to Inspire you this Season

From lush greens to red wine colors, these rich shades will amp up any space. With warmer weather finally here, we’re focusing on the summer color trends that are defining the design industry this season. Elle Decor has compiled the full list. 

23 of the Most Beautiful U.S. 

National Parks 

You don’t have to travel out of the United States for sights that will take your breath away. In the United States, we are surrounded by so many majestic and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Read Elle Decor's list of top national parks you should visit at least once in your lifetime.

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants As things heat up this summer, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. Real Simple has compiled a list of show stopping plants to add to your curb appeal.

ATX: Don't Miss This

Austin's landmark estate opens doors to stunning hotel, restaurant, and members-only club

Perched on an expansive 10 acres on the corner of Red River and 41st streets, this new resort features 12 suites and 42 guest rooms.

Learn more here.

Austin on brink of becoming nation's 10th largest city

It appears Austin soon will join Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas in an elite club — the 10 largest cities in the U.S.

Read more here.

Austin bars and restaurants can now sell pre-mixed cocktails to-go

Coming just a day after Gov. Abbott reduced restaurants to 50-percent capacity and closed the state's bars, the ability to sell pre-mixed cocktails to-go could be an important source of revenue for businesses that have been struggling.

Click here to read more from CultureMap.