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August 2018

Found 4 blog entries for August 2018.

What I Love About Austin ~ Two-Step Dancing

Austin is becoming a more sophisticated and high-tech metropolitan area every day. New towering sky scrapers are going up and are being planned as we write this article.

However, Austin has a country western legacy. If you're from Texas, it's hard not to love that part of your heritage.  Cowboy boots and two-step dancing are two of the attributes that make Austin and Texas unique. If you were born here, you'be been exposed to the country scene, even if you are not an avid two-stepper. If you're just visiting, moved here, or are looking to move here, you need to at least expose yourself to country music and the Texas Two-Step.  It's a great way to acclimate yourself to what is ingrained in our culture.

Below is a list of local establishments

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Now that the kiddos are heading back to school and there is a little more time for everyone to get out and enjoy some hopefully cooling weather...   Below we have put together a list of our favorite events happening in Austin and the surrounding area in September and October.  If we have forgotten anything let us know in the comments below.


Free Day of Yoga 
Various Locations 
All day long, participating studios across the Austin area offer free classes as an opportunity for every age and fitness level.

9/6/18 - 9/9/18
All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF)
Various Locations
aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQI+ cultural

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Strong homebuying activity throughout the summer led to double-digit home sales growth in July, according to the July 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. The five-county Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) experienced the highest volume of home sales since July 2011, and the highest median home price on record for any month.

In the city of Austin, single-family home sales experienced a double-digit increase of 13.5 percent year over year to 952 sales, while sales dollar volume increased 19.8 percent to $451,315,853 in July.

Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, July single-family home sales increased 8.8 percent year over year to 3,103 sales, while

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LinkedIn on Aug. 10 said the Texas capital is attracting more workers than any other place in the country, with hiring in July up more than 14 percent from a year earlier.

Meanwhile, MagnifyMoney ranked Austin as the nation's No. 1 "boomtown," a designation based on things such as wage growth, population gains and economic vitality. Austin was followed by Provo, Utah, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

No surprise here but MagnifyMoney, a website for comparing credit cards, found that Austin's housing stock isn't keeping up with population growth, so that No. 1 ranking might slip in the years to come.

According to the LinkedIn report, for every 10,000 of its users in Austin, 105 have arrived in the metro area in the past 12 months.

Of those new

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