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Farmhouse décor has been a trend for the last decade. The look combines functionality with a relaxed, lived-in feel. Pieces look slightly worn, rustic, and inviting. The ease of the farmhouse style is one of the reasons for its lingering appeal as designers look to modernize and update the look.

Modern Farmhouse style continues to emphasize a neutral color palette and sustainable materials, such as reclaimed wood and used brick but adds more sophistication to the theme. Capitalizing on the boho trend, the Modern Farmhouse style might include accent pieces in wicker or kilim rugs and pillows, warming the room and merging it with more traditional elements.

Contemporary designs such as Industrial and Scandinavian also get an update when mixed with

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With more stuff than you probably need or want, decluttering before a move can seem overwhelming, but you don’t want to pay movers to move or store items you don’t use, love or want. Here are some tips to make it quicker and easier:  

Start Small

Label moving boxes for selling, donating or throwing away. List items you want to sell online, or take them to a consignment store. When the donation box is full, take it to the Salvation Army or non-profit of your choice. Throw away broken items you’ll never repair and stained clothing you’ll never wear.

Pick a Schedule

How many days till you move? Devote an hour a day, a day to a room, or a weekend per floor – whatever your schedule permits. The goal is to make moving day faster and easier.

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Events This Week:

        

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, in IMAX® August 12th-18th.

Where: The Bob Bullock Museum located at 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Click here for tickets and more information.

 

Live Music: Central Plaza Lawn

There will be live music on the Central Plaza Lawn Friday nights from 7pm-9pm. Admission is free.

Where: Hill Country Galleria located at 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, Tx

Click here for more information.

 

Movies in the Park: Cruella

Wells Branch MUD presents our Movies in the Park Summer Series at Katherine Fleischer Park!  Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a fun filled

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Real estate is changing at a rapid pace and each year brings innovations to the industry. Pushed forward by thought leaders, the real estate industry embraces advancement of products and services quickly, all designed to stay ahead of the competition.

Here are a few tech trends for 2022 that are having people talking.

  • Immersive AR/VR for Property Touring – The pandemic forced a drastic change in the way agents marketed and showed properties to prospective buyers. New technologies are using Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to allow buyers to “walk through” the properties with an immersive experience.
  • Digital Marketplaces for Buyers and Sellers – Nobul is leading the field with its digital marketplace. They offer transparency
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In The News:

     

  • New-home market 'at a crossroads' amid uptick in canceled contracts, incentives

 

  • Slowing enrollment affects fiscal outlook at school districts in Round Rock, Pflugerville ISDs

 

  • S&P 500 ends down as jobs data rekindles rate hike fear

 

  • Pflugerville Moves Forward with Downtown East Development

 

  • Here’s where the jobs are for July 2022 — in one chart

 

  • Riverside Resources' plan to transform part of Sixth Street advances despite historical concerns

  

 

Events This Week:

        

Cedar Park Rodeo

The Cedar Park Rodeo returns to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, located at 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar

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Greater Austin Insider

  

In The News

  

  • USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

   

  • Austin-area office rental rates increasing as vacancies decrease

   

  • Texas records nation's largest job gains in June

   

  • Texas sales tax holiday on school supplies planned for Aug. 5-7

  

 

Events This Week

Zilker Theater Productions presents Newsies, The Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater Thursday-Sunday August 4th-7th at 8:15 pm. Based on the real- life Newsboy strike of 1899. Admission is free. Learn more: Summer 2022! – Zilker Theatre Productions

 

 

The Round Rock Public Library will be hosting a Splash Mob fountain fun event on Monday,

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Everyone recognizes that this is a difficult housing market for homebuyers. With inventory shortages and low interest rates, buyers have seen a face-paced market with strong growth in home prices. As interest rates begin to rise, the pressure for buyers to settle on a new home and lock in their rate is even stronger.

With so many buyers vying for the same property, it’s important to write the best offer right up front. Here are 5 tips to help you write a strong offer.

  1. Show Financial Strength – You already know you need a preapproval letter but ask your lender to include an explanation about how they qualified you, bank statements, tax records, underwriting review.
  2.  Include a Proof of Funds Letter – Ask your lender to include a letter which
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Buying or selling a home can be a stressful situation. When you are having issues with your agent, it can become untenable. The most common complaint from clients is that their agent does not communicate with them enough and aren’t responsive to their needs. While all relationships can have differences, how do you know if it’s time to fire your real estate agent?

If the relationship has reached the point where it’s unproductive, it’s typically better for both parties to terminate the agreement. If you find yourself dreading a conversation with your agent or if you complain about them to others, then you are wasting valuable time by trying to salvage the relationship and it may be time to move on.

Firing a real estate agent is not as simple as it

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As the seller’s market continues to thrive across the country, sellers are wondering how to choose the right offer. The frantic pace of the real estate market has resulted in multiple offers on desirable properties. While this may seem like a great problem for sellers to face, how do they know that the buyer they choose can close on the home? Many times, sellers make quick decisions and hope for the best, even as home prices continue to climb.

This is where a kick-out clause can help.

A kick-out clause allows a seller to continue to market the home for sale after accepting a buyer’s offer with contingencies. It also outlines the conditions under which a seller can cancel, or kick-out, the contract if they get a better offer

Most real

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July is Time for Yards, Watering, and HEAT Management [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Begins Return to Pre-Pandemic Activity: Chuck Farr’s July 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in June, “residential home sales declined 20.3% year over year to 3,441 closed sales as the median price rose 13%, setting a record of $537,475 for the month of June. Sales dollar volume dropped 9.9% to $2,301,865,479 while new listings jumped 19.6% to 6,160 listings. The number of homes on the market skyrocketed 217.8% to 7,090 active listings, causing housing inventory to jump to 2.1 months of inventory, up 1.5 months from last

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