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Spring Cleaning Tips to Last Year Round

By Charles Kim

 

According to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute 72 percent of Americans engage in the ritual of spring cleaning every year. From small apartments to large homes, the ritual is different for everyone. The one thing that should hold true for all is to have a plan. Here’s is a list to consider and to start with if this is your first Spring Cleaning effort.

  1. Declutter. From clothing and linens to small appliances, label each item in one of two categories—to keep or not to keep. Keep in mind the local charities that look forward to this time of year for donations. Make sure to clean the spaces that you use for storage before returning the items you choose to keep. And organize what
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Deep Eddy

 

Summer is on the horizon and with so many warm weather days every year, you have to love the outdoors. And what is more outdoors than the Austin's public pools? Austin has some great pools from Deep Eddy Pool, the states oldest pool, to everyone's favorite, Barton Springs.  In the heat of the summer, our pools are a great place to cool off.  Barton Springs Pool, in the heart of a 358 acre park, itself measures three acres in size. It is fed from underground springs that keeps it at 68 degrees, even on hot summer days.  So grab your bathing suit and join us!

 

All Austin municipal pools have the same fee structure:

 

Seniors and children under 12, $1

Twelve to 17, $2

Adults, $3

Non-residents add $1

 

Our favorite

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E&V News

Engel & Völkers Integrates VR Technology Into All Real Estate Offices
REM Online
Engel & Völkers North America has launched a network-wide initiative to integrate virtual reality technology, capabilities and support into each of its real estate shops.

How Millennials Are Transforming The Real Estate Business
Cheddar
Anthony Hitt, CEO of international real estate agency Engel & Völkers discusses how millennials are transforming the housing market and how realtors do business.

 

North America

US New Home Sales Surge To Seven-Month High In February
CNBC
New U.S. single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February.

Canada’s Red Hot Rental Market
REMI Network
With a record-setting year behind us, what does the future hold?

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For all of you wondering just how quickly the Austin-area is growing, the official numbers for 2016 is in and the number is higher than what you expected!  The regional population now accounts for more than 2 million people and the Austin area alone has a net gain of 159 people a day.  

The federal agency released July 2016 estimates for 382 metros and 3,142 counties across the nation. Eleven major metropolitan areas, led by the Texas duo of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, are growing at a pace of more than 1,000 persons per week. 

When just looking at migrants, about 110 people per day moved to the Austin area — largely because so many jobs are being added across all sectors, principally technology. The influx is the primary reason why affordability

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By Ann Rennée Miciak, Lead Academy Trainer, Engel & Völkers North America

 

Many real estate professionals have graduated from the “school of hard knocks” or some form of on the job training, with a trail of successes and failures and a string of transient mentors along the way months or even years after they have obtained their real estate license.

When we take a look at other professionals such as commercial airline pilots, surgeons, attorneys or even professional athletes, we expect that while they have obtained some practical experience on the job, they have also received a lot of formal education, practice and training before they successfully face real life scenarios.   For example, an Olympic athlete will tell you that the average

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It is nearly impossible to keep track of all the restaurant openings across the city of Austin with seemingly endless options sprouting up across the city and beyond!  Here at Engel & Volkers Austin we have looked across the landscape and checked in with one of our favorite food blogs Eater Austin to compile a list of must try restaurants this Spring.  We hope you enjoy these newcomers to the Austin-area dining scene.  

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JT Youngblood’s

Location: 1905 Aldrich Street, Suite #120, Mueller
Key Players: Jeff Weinberger, Todd Duplechan, Shane Stiles, Jeff Haber
Projected Opening Date: Monday, March 20 27, 2017

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Pitchfork Pretty

Location: 2708 East Cesar

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E&V News

Engel & Völkers Equips Agents With VR Technology For Listing Innovation
Luxury Daily
Real estate firm Engel & Völkers North America will be the latest to tap virtual reality for homebuyers to view listings.

Engel & Völkers North America Announces 2016 Award Winners
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers North America has announced its 2016 award winners, with Engel & Völkers Minneapolis given the company’s highest honor.

Peebles Lists Historic Bath Club in Miami Beach, Could Fetch More Than $25M
The Real Deal
Developer says he's selling because he's not in the event venue biz.

 

North America

How Big Data Improves The Real Estate Industry
Inman
Investing is less risky, growth is easier to predict and appraisals are less tricky.

Canada

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Home sales growth throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in February 2017, indicating that the Central Texas housing market is beginning to normalize to more stable market conditions.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, “The Central Texas housing market is just now beginning to catch up to itself after years of unprecedented sales growth. It’s important to remember that current figures are being compared to very strong housing market activity in 2016, so a decline in home sales growth does not automatically mean that the market is softening.”

Michele Turnquist, Owner and CEO of Engel & Volkers Austin said "The slowing of the market during the winter months and the fact people were

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By Julie Pellestor  

How is it that the hot always seem to get hotter? As the largest island in the Balearic archipelago off the coast of Spain and a popular travel destination year-round, Mallorca has long been a hot spot, especially for visitors from northern Europe. Even more, according to Engel & Völkers’ most recent report on the island, international buyers are increasingly investing in premium properties across Mallorca as they’re consistently attracted to the land’s mild climate, accessible flight connections and cosmopolitan atmosphere.  

Some of the top addresses for real estate investment in Mallorca are found in the southwest region of the island, and strong demand is mainly centered at the prime locations of Puerto Andratx, Santa

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Engel & Völkers North America, today announced the recipients of the company’s 2016 North America awards. Engel & Völkers Minneapolis was awarded the company’s highest honor, The Engel & Völkers Cup, which is given each year to the shop that successfully demonstrates market leadership through the successful use of the brand’s systems, tools, and marketing programs. 

“Engel & Völkers has established a solid reputation of premium international real estate service because we continue to attract top performers who share our commitment to quality and professionalism,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America.

Private Office Advisor Inductees

This designation is granted through a nomination process and selected based on an advisor’s

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