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November 2017

Found 4 blog entries for November 2017.

What I Love About Austin ~ Microbreweries

Microbreweries are everywhere nowadays. Many are tucked away, almost hidden, in areas of town where you might not expect late-night society.  Austin has it's share of microbreweries, each with it's on twist on brewing.  Some brew coffee as well as beer.  Others offer their version of European or even Japanese beers.  And still others make their own versions of tried and true domestic beers.  Most have a menu or food trailers and many provide live music, pool, shuffleboard or other activities.

No matter your neighborhood, there is most likely a microbrewery near you.  Below is our take on some of the microbreweries in the area.  The list is not complete as there are too many to show here.  But the sampling below should give you a good start on

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The holiday spirit is now in full swing and there is a whole lot happening throughout Austin to get you into the holiday spirit!  Below we have put together a few of our favorite events leading into the holiday season and beyond.

December Events

Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
Texas State Capitol
Join hundreds caroling in front of the Capitol as the tree is lit before heading down Congress Avenue for live music, shopping, art and much more.

German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market
German Free School of Austin
The German-Texan Heritage Society's annual market offers shoppers handmade, imported crafts, decorations, ornaments and more. Browse the market, visit Sankt Nikolas, listen to traditional German

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In the month of October the greater metro area saw an increase in home sales and is outperforming the market of a year ago, but in the city of Austin sales dipped.  One of the reason for the dipping sales numbers in the city reflect the issue of a constrained market and a limited number of new home construction.  

Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 2.2 percent year-over-year to 2,292 home sales in October 2017. During the same time frame, single-family home sales in the city of Austin declined 1.7 percent to 699 home sales. At the county level, home sales volume increased 1.4 percent year-over-year to 1,124 home sales in Travis County, increased 5.4 percent to 794 home sales in Williamson County, and increased 6.2 percent

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Everyone in Austin has noticed the dramatic change in the real estate market over the past ten years since the recession.  But did you know how dramatic the change was?  New statistics from the National Association of Realtors shine a light on the appreciation of not only Austin, but the rest of the lone star state!  

The U.S. median home sales price in 2016 was $236,000, 2% higher than in 2006. In fact, 31 of the 50 largest U.S. metros are back to pre-recession price levels. Austin, TX, has seen the largest price growth in the past decade: 63%. It’s followed by Denver, at 54%, and Dallas, at 52%. Nationwide, data show that listing prices have been up by double digits for the majority of 2017.

A lot of Austin's growth is due to the

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