May 2020



Happy May! 

The recent temperatures have reminded us that we have said goodbye to our quick Texas spring and are moving into summer now. I hope that you’re finding many ways to enjoy the slower pace of life that we are all experiencing. I know that personally I have been loving more time at home with my family and connecting deeper with my community of amazing neighbors. It’s been great to hear stories and see pictures of all of the creative ways people are staying connected.


The Austin real estate market is still very strong. We had a lot of forward momentum coming into the Shelter In Place (SIP) and that made for a busy March and April. There is chatter in our industry that our traditionally busy spring market will likely shift into summer given that much of the listing inventory is in a holding pattern. There is no doubt that homeowners are reevaluating their housing requirements now that everyone is home. I’m getting calls daily to discuss options for more yard, more office space, pools, and just more space to spread out. 

A few interesting facts: 

// Searches for single family homes are up 40% since SIP

// Searches for pools have tripled since SIP

// Just this week there were 872 new listings in the Austin area

// There are 613 homes in “temporarily off market” status which we have to assume will be re-listing soon

// Multiple offer situations are still the “norm” in many micro markets around the city

// Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mom’s out there! You’re doing a great job! 

If I can help you in any way or just provide advice, call me. 

Real Estate in the News

Community

Here are some activities, virtual events, and ideas to stay busy in the ATX.


ATX Love Local presents Mother's Weekend Brunch

May 9-10


Order brunch for your mom all weekend at one of the participating restaurants - including the Cupcake Bar, Antonelli's, Contigo, and more! 

Learn more here.


Virtual Cooking Classes With Top Austin Chefs

Mondays + Thursdays, May 4 - June 29


This Cookin’ for a Cause program brings together some of the fiercest Austin chefs and restaurant owners, plenty of craft beer, and virtual cooking classes featuring creative dishes to make at home.


Drive-In Offers Way for Central Texans to Safely Catch a Movie


With local indoor theaters remaining closed for the foreseeable future, drive-ins are welcome relief for movie-goers. Learn more here.




Escape to These 3 Scenic Hiking Spots in Austin


Get ready to breathe in the most beautiful parts of Central Texas. Spots on the list include Mount Bonnell, Turkey Creek Trail, and River Place Nature Trail.  Learn more here.

Central Texas Food Bank adds additional drive-thru food delivery events throughout May

The Central Texas Food Bank is adding six new drive-through emergency food distributions this month. At these events, Austin-area residents who are facing food insecurity can drive to the sites to receive a box containing nonperishable items.  Learn how you can help here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Looking Forward: Destinations The Travel Pros Are Dreaming Of Visiting While travel is not possible for many right now, many are taking a moment to reflect on the natural beauty of the world that surrounds us. From far-flung islands to near-by cities, Forbes is listing places the travel pros are dreaming of visiting and supporting—just as soon as it’s safe to hit the road again.


50 Small Patio Design Ideas for a Dreamy Outdoor Oasis 

Your new favorite hangout is likely just outside your door. As sunny days and warmer nights approach, Elle Decor lists some tips you can utilize to spruce up your patio. Even though it’s outdoors, it’s still a part of your home and should feel connected to rest of your space, so give it some love.


20 DIY Front Door Ideas for the Most Inviting Entry on the Block

Revamp your front door with one of these easy exterior updates. Better Homes and Garden's creative projects for house numbers, welcome mats, mailboxes and more can bring personality to your doorstep. These DIY front door ideas will help you get the best-looking entryway on the block and nail that first impression.

ATX: Don't Miss This

Austin FOOD TO GO during COVID-19

Check out this Facebook group for all things take out in Austin! Follow along for menus, promos, reviews and videos of your favorite local restaurants. 

Shelter at home with streaming episodes of Austin City Limits

Don't miss these fan-favorite episodes from the recently broadcast Season 45 available for streaming, in addition to the entire slate of programs from the previous two seasons of the acclaimed concert showcase.

Featured Listings

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Tarrytown

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