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Events This Week:

Veteran's Day

When: Friday, November 11th

Thank you Veteran’s! In honor of all who have served, check out these Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin – Parades, Live Music, and other celebrations near you!

 

 

Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show

When: Saturday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Clay Madsen Recreation Center, located at 1600 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX

The Holiday Bazaar is an opportunity for local and surrounding city exhibitors and crafters to sell and display their unique, hand-crafted and creative merchandise. This event is hosted by the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department. (Source: Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show)

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5 Yard Design Fails Homeowners Make

Warmer weather is here, and homeowners are ready to get outdoors. Over the past decade, our yards have become an extension of our living space. But as spring fever takes over, avoid these mistakes that can derail the best of intentions and turn the yard into an epic failure.

5 Yard Design Fails Homeowners Make

1. Unrealistic Expectations – Expecting a picture-perfect yard at once can cause more damage than just disappointment. In a rush to get that lush look instantly, they do not allow for growth and plant too close together, ultimately strangling the plants and requiring replanting.

2. Using Indoor Items Outdoors – While it’s trendy to mimic indoor living outside, such as kitchens and living spaces,

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October is Time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Shows More Inventory, Sales Decline, and Slower Price Growth: Chuck Farr’s October 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 September, “sales dollar volume fell by 12.7% to $1,777,575,531 as new listings declined 3.8% to 3,967 listings across the MSA. The median price increased by only 5.6% to $470,000—setting a median price record for the month of September. Pending listings fell by 29.7% to 2,365 listings and available inventory increased by 2.1 months to 3.1 months of inventory.” Remember also that historical

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Events This Week:

Texas Wine and Cheese Pairing Class

When: Friday, October 21st at 6:30 pm

Where: 3500 Ranch Road 620 S, #F400, Bee Cave, TX

Join us for our first in a series of new monthly wine tasting classes at Con ‘Olio. We are kicking things off in style by celebrating the best of Texas! Come eat, drink and learn what makes Texas such a delicious wine destination. In honor of Texas Wine Month, this first class will have a special focus on 100% Texas wines and cheese. From bubbles to big reds, you'll enjoy four wines with special pairings of artisanal cheeses. All of your favorite wine accoutrements are also included: charcuterie, local sourdough bread, crackers, olives, Marcona almonds and more! (Source: Texas Wine and Cheese

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September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Shows Normal Price Growth and Increasing Inventory, Continued Housing Stabilization: Chuck Farr’s September 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! Even real estate agents take a vacation now and then, so I’m getting a late start on the September issue after a memorable trip to the mountains and American Revolutionary War battlefields of New England.

In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in August, “active listings in the five-county area skyrocketed 170.2%, causing housing inventory to reach 2.9 months – the highest inventory level since September 2018.

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News reports all over the country are filled with stories of rising crime. Homeowners and business owners alike are concerned and looking for better ways to safeguard their properties and lives. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available on the market; from full-service security companies to DIY smart home systems, there is a solution available for every budget.

Following a few simple strategies can help protect you and your belongings from theft and crime.

· Install a Security System – Security systems are one of the most effective ways to protect your home. Many systems include motion detection video surveillance as well as two-way communication.

· Be Unpredictable – Burglars love routine. Using smart home devices, it’s easy

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Buying a new home is exciting and confusing. There are a lot of steps to buying a home, and people have questions. These are the most common questions home buyers have, and the answers.

1. How do I get started? – The first step is to speak with a lender and get a pre-approval. This will tell you, and potential sellers, how much you can afford.

2. How long does it take to close on a home?– Typically, it takes about 30-45 days once contracts are signed to complete the lending, appraisal, and inspection processes.

3. What does my agent do?– A buyer’s agent will negotiate terms and manage the closing process from start to finish.

4. How much do I pay for a buyer’s agent?– Nothing. The seller’s agent gives the buyer’s agent a portion of their

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Dark-sky ordinances are popping up across the country. The movement started when a few amateur astronomers realized that urban lights were blotting out the stars, causing a disruption in sleep for both wildlife and humans alike. This nocturnal light pollution hurts the environment and affects the feeding, mating, and living patterns of local wildlife.

To combat this effect, more and more communities are adopting dark-sky ordinances designed to limit the negative impact of artificial light. Compliance with the dark-sky regulations is the responsibility of not just the city, but homeowners within those zones as well, all designed to illuminate skyglow.

Skyglow is the reflection of light caused by the saturation of artificial light. It’s the orange

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August is Time for Lawn & Garden Survival and HEAT Management [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Continues to Normalize as Price Growth Slows, Inventory Rises: Chuck Farr’s August 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 July, “median price grew by only 8% year over year to $515,000, a record for the month of July but the first time home price growth has been in the single digits since June 2020. The region’s housing inventory reached 2.7 months — the highest level of inventory since November 2018.” Remember that historical guidelines tell us that 6 months of inventory indicate a “balanced” market—so we are still

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Events This Week:

        

Shipwrecked At The Texas Spirit Theater

Learn about the historic voyage, consequences, and ground-breaking successes that changed the course of Texas History by checking out the La Belle exhibition and Shiprwrecked, a 26 minute multi-sensory film.

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

Click here to learn more and get tickets

 

 

Screen On The Green Presents: Luca

Enjoy the Screen On The Green Series every first Saturday of the month! Arrive early around 6:00 pm to reserve a good spot on the green for this outdoor movie. This month will feature Luca.

Where: 111 Congress Ave., Austin

Click here for more information

 

 

 

Live Music Series

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