June 2021


Happy June! Here’s wishing you a happy summer that’s filled with lots of sun and fun all around. Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

Buyers Expect the House Hunt to Get Easier


Thirty-three percent of prospective buyers recently surveyed are hopeful that it will be easier to find a home over the coming months—an improvement from 25% who said so a year ago, according to the latest Housing Trends Report, produced by the National Association of Home Builders. Still, the majority (61%) of buyers expect home searches to become more difficult or stay the same in the future.

But why are some buyers more hopeful?


Learn more from Realtor Magazine


Austin real estate market leads the nation in new homes for sale


In a new report by Homes.com, Austin ranks No. 4 in the U.S. for the newest homes for sale, with 34.6 percent of listings being built in 2000 or later. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the Austin area ranked No. 5 for most permits issued last year for new-home construction


Learn more here.


Austin Market Stats | April 2021

Community

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


Attend the Inaugural Austin FC Home Game at Q2 Stadium, June 19th

Get ready to root for the home team! Austin FC, the City’s first Major League Soccer Team, will have their inaugural home game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, June 19th at 8pm CST. Click here to get notified when tickets go on sale.

Source: Austin FC


Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration


Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park. Click here to learn more.


Source: Visit Austin


Beyond Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience, Starting June 18th


Experience Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork like never before with a walk-through exhibition featuring audiovisual projections and masterpieces that come alive. “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” will be in Austin for a limited engagement, starting June 18, 2021. Learn more here.


Source: Visit Austin

Preservation Austin’s 29th Annual Historic Homes Tour

June 17 This year’s virtual tour celebrates the incredible history and post-war homes of East Austin’s Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross Historic District, Austin’s first historic district honoring Black heritage.


Learn more here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Gardening for a Great Cause


Many people are facing food insecurity due to the economic impacts of the global pandemic. Did you know that many local food banks will take fresh produce donations? If you’re a gardener, consider growing a few extra plants and donating the surplus food - small, pandemic victory gardens can help fight a big problem.


Use the hashtags #CreateFoodSecurity, #TheFoodSecurityProject as you share your growing gardens on social media! If you don’t have a green thumb, support The Food Security Project started by Compass Boulder Agents, Catherine & Andy Burgess.




30 Outdoor Bars That Will Tempt You to Sit and Sip


From pergola-covered and perched on a hill to open-air and oceanside, these outdoor bars are the ultimate destinations for at-home relaxation.


Courtesy of HGTV



50 Unique Father's Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

Although your dad may say he doesn't want anything for Father's Day this year, you know that showing up without a present isn't really a possibility. After all, he's the guy you looked up to (quite literally) all these years, and it's only fitting to get him a Father's Day gift that shows just how much you appreciate him and all that he does for your whole family. Courtesy of Good House Keeping


11 Rewarding Plants to Grow in June for a Colorful Summer Garden

Summer is just around the corner, which means things are heating up and your garden will need a little extra care. Oftentimes, gardeners think that Memorial Day weekend is their last to relish in planting for quite some time, but if you're willing to put in the work, there are plenty of heat-loving, drought-tolerant plants out there to start growing in June for a vibrant summer garden.

Courtesy of Veranda

ATX: Don't Miss This

Austin Motel: Summer Pool Passes

Soak up the sun or the neon nightlife at the Austin Motel Pool. Book your reservation for a 3-hour day or nighttime swim in the motel’s massive pool! Food and drinks are available to order from Joann’s Fine Foods.

Learn more here.


The Best Frozen Treats in Austin From ice cream tacos to Korean bingsu, here's where to go to cool down—and cure your sweet tooth around town.

Find the list here.