May 2021


Happy Spring!


You all know Texas spring- and it won’t be here long, but I’m so happy to see the sun shining the the plants coming back to life after our winter storm. I promised myself that I would never again complain about the temperature being too hot. Let’s see how long that lasts.


It continues to be a very strong sellers market! We’re feeling shifting conditions week to week around inventory and buyer demand. For the latest updates feel free to call me anytime. I’d love to tell you what I’m experiencing and specifically, what’s happening in your neighborhood. The March stats show that once again we’re seeing 20%+ increases to median home prices YOY for all of the Austin area.


Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

Millennials are Ready to Take Over the Real Estate Market


Over the last several years, millennials have rented to stay nimble and keep work opportunities open. Now, they're ready to buy. Why it matters? About 4.8 million millennials are turning 30 in 2021, and many are expected to enter the home-buying game if they haven't already. According to Axios, this wave of new buyers will have the opportunity to build and pass on wealth and shape the market for years to come.


Learn more from Axios


Austin housing market skyrockets as home price hits all-time high of $515,000


Another record-breaking month is in the books for the unstoppable Austin housing market. The latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors, detailing sales activity in March 2021, shows that the median home price in both the city itself and the greater metro area jumped well over 20 percent year-over-year, leading to new all-time highs for both segments. Learn more here.



Austin Market Stats | March 2021


Oasis Collections: a smarter way to rent your second home or investment property


Oasis is a new upscale platform for short- and mid-term rentals offers full-service solutions to maximize your revenue, reduce wear & tear and provide peace of mind. From photography, to reservations, to cleanings and guest communication, homeowners can sit back and just collect the checks. Oasis is the leading player for Corporate Travel and Extended Stay solutions, and their portfolio properties average 1.5x more revenue compared with traditional rentals, with an average stay of 45 over nights.


Learn more here.

Community


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



Celebrate Cinco De Mayo


Looking for a place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo? Here are some of Austin’s Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond.


View the full list here.


Source: Thrillist




NASCAR at COTA

May 21st - 24th

Circuit of The Americas will welcome race fans to an experience like no other when the NASCAR Cup Series visits Austin, Texas for the first-time, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports.

Grab your tickets here.



Weird Homes Tour

May 15


This wacky annual event showcases what "Keep Austin Weird" is all about. Tour a selection of the most creative homes around town and meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture thriving.

Learn more here.



Live Music At Last Stand Brewing Company

Last Stand Brewing is hosting live music events Saturday evenings in May. Enjoy some great music, beer, and vibes! The series takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. beginning on May 1st & will wrap up on the 22nd.

Learn more here.


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Sell your home faster and for a higher price. Compass Concierge is the hassle-free way to transform your home with zero upfront costs or interest. I'll work with you to determine how we can maximize the value of your home by taking advantage of select Compass Concierge Services. With Concierge, you do not have to pay the initial out-of-pocket costs for home improvement services like painting, staging, flooring, and more.

Learn how you can maximize the value of your home.



Design Ideas to Try Now

From budget hacks to easy updates, these creative home ideas from HGTV Magazine are sure to spiff up your space. Test a few or try 'em all! Your next weekend project is waiting for you.


Courtesy of HGTV




DIY Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

Nothing says thoughtful giving like a homemade gift, especially on Mother’s Day. Anyone can buy a card and a fresh bouquet, but why not get a little crafty with these DIY Mother’s Day gifts made just for her.


Courtesy of HGTV


ATX: Don't Miss This


Austin's new Waterloo Park set to open this August


The long-awaited Waterloo Park in Downtown Austin finally has an estimated opening date – sometime this August! Later this summer, the 11-acre urban green space will open to the public. It will feature 1.5 miles of hike-and-bike trails, as well as a cultural center for music and performance art events.

Learn more here.





Everything you need to know about Austin FC

Learn about Austin's new pro team and find a schedule for upcoming games here!




Vaccinated and ready for fun in Austin? More than 70 places that have opened in the past year We've lost several local businesses over the past year, but quite a few new spots have opened since March 2020. Here's a curated roundup of notable new dining and entertainment destinations.