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December 2016

Found 8 blog entries for December 2016.

Austin has no shortage of events happening week to week.  But if there is a special holiday the Capitol City tends to pull out all the stops and this year is no exception!   We have put together some of our favorite happenings across town including family friendly events.  We hope y'all enjoy the holiday weekend and ring in the new year safely!!

Austin Top New Years Eve Events:


Austin's hometown musician, WILLIE NELSON, returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year in style with three nights featuring special guest RYAN BINGHAM. New Year's Eve will also feature a performance by LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL and appearances by Father

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What I Love About Austin ~ Day Trips


What I Love About Austin ~ Day trips

Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and much of what brings people to move to Austin is all of the events and activities available in Austin. However, for me, much of the attraction of Austin is everything close by. So in this installment of “What I Love About Austin”, we are going to cover day trips.


San Antonio

The number one place to visit on a day trip from Austin is San Antonio. It is worthy of more than a day trip, but you can drive there, enjoy many of the things San Antonio has to offer and drive back in the evening, with a day well spent.

San Antonio has the River Walk with it's water taxis and lots of great restaurants, a mall with an IMAX theater and engaging

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As we head into the home stretch of 2016 as the holidays approach, Austin home sales have not slowed down at all!  Year-over-year sales are up double digits across Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties.  See the full market report and what our owner Michele Turnquist thinks of the market going into 2017.

Michele Turnquist, owner of Engel & Voelkers Austin said, “The surge in home sales is a somewhat unusual occurrence but with the shear number of people moving to Central Texas we have come to see seldom lulls in the market over the past 5 years. At this pace, 2016 will likely turn out to be another record year for Central Texas home sales."  She went on to say, "We expect 2017 to be another banner year as growth projections in both housing prices and

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Engel & Völkers North America is a proud champion of Special Olympics Play Unified Campaign.  This year, we will continue to support this important campaign to inspire and mobilize youth to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. We want to be a part of developing the first Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice. We want to be a part of improving the health care for those who

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We see report after report on the exponential growth of the Austin-area and if you've been south on Interstate 35 you know that growth extends beyond Travis county.  New studies suggest that we are not that far from having a similar metroplex to Dallas-Forth Worth.  Although this may seem far off see what studies from the Texas Department of Transportation and Forbes found.  

A recent article written by Forbes goes into detail about the growth.  "The area is home to three of the 10 counties with more than 100,000 residents that have logged the fastest population growth in the country since 2010.

In fact, there is no regional economy that has more momentum than the one that straddles the 74 miles between San Antonio and Austin. Between these two

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Turnquist-Owned Real Estate Franchise Opens Location at The Oaks in Lakeway; Franchise’s Third Location to Open at Domain Northside in December

The Austin-area Engel & Völkers franchise, owned by top-producing residential real estate advisors Michele and Steve Turnquist, opened its newest office today, at Lakeway at The Oaks. The franchise will open its third Austin-area Engel & Völkers location, at Domain Northside, in mid-December.

“Engel & Völkers Austin has over 35 years of experience bringing luxury service to Austin’s residential real estate market, and we are growing to meet the needs of our residents.  Whether our clients are looking for a penthouse downtown, a private retreat on

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Rodeo AustinIn 1938, Rodeo Austin started out as a small stock show. Located at, 9100 Decker Lake Road, it has become one of the premier events in Austin, taking place for fifteen days, from March 11th through the 25th.


Entertaining crowds with more than 100 live music performances, by many local artists, Rodeo Austin has previously featured such artists as Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Maroon 5, and Lady Antebellum.


There is also a family friendly fair that runs the length of the rodeo with a large carnival, shopping, food, kidstown, wild west show and pig race. Shopping includes unique shopping opportunities with vendors located in the Exhibit Hall, Rodeo Arena Mezzanine and various outdoor locations, selling everything from cowboy boots and

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With the holiday season now in full swing in Austin there are no shortage of happenings across town from Christmas Bazaar's to the Austin Trail of Lights!  Take a look at our favorite events happening across Austin this month and we hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.

50th Annual Trail of Lights
Zilker Park
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held on November 27th, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season on December 3rd. Plan your visit early and don't forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!

Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown

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