Happy Friday, Y'all! I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with the kids. We're going to Sweet Berry Farms to pick pumpkins and my daughter has asked if we can make pumpkin pie, too! I've never made a gluten free pie crust, so that will be a new adventure. I hope you all are finding some fall activities to do this weekend as well. I've included more ideas for you below.
As for the Austin housing market, when I predicted at the beginning of January that prices would go up in Austin this year, I wouldn't have predicted it would be 17.55%! That's right, September stats are out and the average home price in Austin is up 17.55%!
Also, did you know that Austin is #1 in the 50 fastest growing metros? Our population as of last year is 2.2 million, which is almost 30% higher than in 2010. Did you know that a little over half of Austin's new residents are moving from other parts of Texas? I was surprised to discover that as well as only 8% are coming from California.
If you know anyone moving here from elsewhere, please reach out. Our team has a special way of helping people relocate to Austin with ease and a very soft landing.
We already know that Austin’s real estate market is red hot right now, but recent statistics are showing some remarkable changes! See below how the Austin market has dramatically shifted YOY from last September.
Total home sales are up 19.35%, and the average price has jumped 17.05% to $457,658.
The average median price has jumped 12.08% to $350,000.
Homes are currently on the market at a median of 11 days compared to 26 days last September.
Total home sales are up 14.52%, and the average price has jumped 17.55% to $583,142.
The average median price has jumped 10.69% to $435,000.
Homes are currently on the market at a median of 8 days compared to 18 days last September.
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AIA Austin Homes
In its 34th year, the nationally recognized AIA Austin Homes Tour is going virtual! While the event looks a bit different this year, it will not skimp out on excellence. AIA Austin is providing an incredible online experience that will showcase and celebrate Austin’s top talents in architecture and home design. Viewers can take self-guided 360-degree virtual walkthroughs, watch perfectly-crafted videos of homes, and listen in on live sessions with design professionals! The event takes place on Oct. 16-19. Get the full details and tickets here.
Your Guide to All Things
$15 Million in Relief Approved for Austin Music Venues, Restaurants and More
he Austin City Council approved at least $15 million in COVID-19 relief to help live music venues, arts organizations and child care providers pay for expenses as a result of losses caused by the pandemic. The funding will be deposited for distribution in the Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors Fund" ... keep reading.
All-Star Cast of Iconic Austin Film Reunites for Virtual Fundraiser
“Twenty-seven years after the release of the Austin cult classic Dazed and Confused, a virtual reunion of the cast will support get-out-the-vote initiatives in Texas. Two nonprofits, the Voto Latino Foundation and March for Science, are hosting a virtual table reading of Dazed and Confused on Sunday, October 11" ... keep reading.
Top Picks for Things to Do
Light Wizards Illuminate
Head to Centennial Plaza this weekend for a fun and immersive lighting-audio-visual experience by the Light Wizards! Roam through modern art exhibits full of color and light while being enchanted by creative LED performers. Experience the spectacle and embrace your artistic side with tons of interactive displays. It’s perfect for all ages! Get more details here.
Classic Film Series at The
The hills are alive this weekend with the sound of musical movies! Enjoy a classic cinema-style day by heading to The Paramount Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 11 for a screening of The Sound of Music. There will be social-distancing measures in place, such as staggered entry, to make it a safe and enjoyable event. Click here
Spots for Fall Fun, Festivals and Pumpkin Patches Around Austin
We might not be experiencing true fall foliage in Austin at this time, but there are still a lot of exciting fall outings and adventures to experience in and around our beautiful city! Whether it’s picking out the perfect pumpkin at a festive pumpkin patch or heading out to the farm to venture through a corn maze, check out my list below of the best fall festivals and happenings in our area!
1. Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms
Barton Hill Farms is THE place for all kinds of fall festivities. Want to pick out some pumpkins? Check. Want to get lost in a corn maze? Check. Want to snack on autumn-inspired treats and sip on seasonal ciders? Check. Want to spend the entire day enjoying all-things fall? Check! Barton Hill Farms is where you need to be for a full-day outing with scenic views and picture-perfect moments that will leave you feeling fall-fulfilled! Open every weekend through Nov. 15. Click here for more details.
2. Pumpkin-Carving Classes at
Ready to impress your neighbors with professional-grade Jack-O’-Lanterns or just want to elevate your pumpkin-carving skills? Take your Jack-O’-Lantern creations to the next level by taking part in an advanced pumpkin-carving class at Pioneer Farms. Led by carving champ Griffon Ramsey, an HGTV, YouTube and Food Network star, participants will learn from this top pro how to master the art of pumpkin design. Classes available Oct. 17th & 18th. Get your tickets here
, or you can also come watch for free!
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