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Love to workout, but longing for inspiration? Are you ready for an elevated fitness experience? Then there is some good news coming for you!

Equinox is coming to Austin, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them!! You might have seen the building under construction if you were down on SoCo anytime recently. Their first Austin club will be opening up at 1007 South Congress later this year.

If you’re not familiar with the brand, Equinox Fitness is an American luxury fitness company that is has produced hits like SoulCycle and PURE Yoga. And the Equinox Club is an industry-leading member experience that few gyms can recreate. They’ve consistently remained high-design and edgy in all of their brandings. In short, they’re the cool kids of Health

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Hey, come in close…we are going to share with you the worst kept secret in Central Texas. If you’re looking for an investment property, you should consider Fredericksburg.

Located within an easy hour and a half drive from Austin (78 miles), Fredericksburg is a small town with so much to offer to tourists, they have become a boom town for Short Term Rental properties and have deemed themselves “The B&B Capital of the World”!

Although we didn’t verify this with the Guinness Book of World Records, the algorithm for its success isn’t that complicated: Start with a location just the right distance from the Austin and San Antonio to make it an easy day trip, overnight stay, or weekend holiday. Make it a charming German village that was founded in 1846,

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In our opinion, one of the easiest ways to change the vibe and ambiance of your house is through scent. So, before you go and order that custom sofa, please take a visit to our favorite fragrance store - Diptyche.

If you’re not in on one of the worst kept secrets in the world of scents, let us introduce you. Diptyche is a home fragrance and accessories company that began in Paris in the stylish mid-century modern years of the late 50s/early 60s. Three friends with a passion for design came together, and Diptyche was born.

Lucky for us, Diptyche moved into the Domain NORTHSIDE in September 2016. Since it’s our go-to gift shop for our friends, family, and clients, we asked our favorite Sales Ambassador, Coco Garza, and she gave us the inside scoop

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Did you know that Engel & Völkers has an Aviation Division? It’s a multi-faceted service that we can offer you!

If the world of private flights is new to you, we can help you get your feet wet by coordinating a chartered flight. Do you have an upcoming trip with friends or family? Splitting the cost of the plane might be a way to make your travel very special. Avoiding the lines at the airport, skipping baggage claim, just think about all of the worst parts of air travel and picture them gone! This is precisely where Engel & Völkers Aviation Air Charter can help. Contact your E&V Advisor, and they can help you request a free firm quote for your trip.

Flying private might seem like an excessive expense to some, but with the ever-increasing fares

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One of the great things about Austin is there seems to be an unlimited amount of cool things to do! And, among the cool stuff to do around town, Hopscotch: Light & Sound is at the top of our list.

Hopscotch is an immersive art experience that will only be around until the end of March. We’d love to explain to you what exactly an immersive art experience is, but it’s better to refer you to the Hopscotch website and let the folks who run it explain it in a way only they know how. (Make sure to check out the pics of this totally Instagrammable place!) Located at 6100 Airport Boulevard, Hopscotch - Light & Sound requires tickets that you can get online. They are only open Thursday-Sunday, so make sure to plan accordingly.

Speaking of Airport Blvd,

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As we head into the cooler weather months in Austin, the market slowdown has hit with Austin area median home values now over $300,000.  Inventory across Austin has dipped in September which in turn has caused sales to slow as we head into October and November.  Take a deeper dive into the numbers across the greater Austin area below and contact us at 512-328-3939 if you have any questions about the market or the value of your home in today's market.  

Austin-Round Rock MSA

In the five-county MSA, sales volume decreased 0.9 percent year over year from 2,390 sales in September 2017 to 2,368 sales last month. Year to date, home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA are up 3.6 percent from the first nine months of 2017.

Sales dollar volume increased

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According to a January Austin Business Journal article, its official attendance in 2017 was 450,000, squeaking past SXSW, which had 421,900. While it’s unlikely that the traffic nightmares around the festival and several surrounding areas will be abated entirely anytime soon, expanded transit options and festival organizers have combined to make getting there and back less of a headache—and, hopefully, lessened the irritation involved for non-attendees/average citizens to avoid the whole mess while going about their business. The following information should be helpful for anyone attending the festival or trying to avoid it all together!  

Pro Tips For a Smooth ACL Experience

Forget something at home? Looking for a place to fill up your water

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OCTOBER 2018

10/5/18 - 10/7/18 and 10/12/18 - 10/14/18
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.
www.aclfestival.com

10/6/18
Texas Teen Book Festival
St. Edward's University
This free annual festival celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. Check out the schedule which is full of panels and signings with some of the best YA authors in the world.
www.texasteenbookfestival.org

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Excellence Award Scholarship

Engel & Völkers Austin is proud to present Faith Putnam with the Engel & Völkers $5,000 Excellence Award Scholarship in conjunction with the Lake Travis Rotary Club.  As a student, Faith has shown excessive promise graduating from Lake Travis High School and now attending the University Of Texas Austin with a major in business. This scholarship is paid for by money raised from our generous agents at E&V Austin and the patronage of Steve and Michele Turnquist. 

  Over the past 17 years, we have raised over $100,000 for the scholarship fund. E&V Austin and the Turnquist family want to give a special thanks to Jeff Lamb in our Lakeway Office. We would not be able to do this year after year without his hard work and…
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What I Love About Austin ~ Water

 

Water is one of the great benefits of Austin and the surrounding counties.  The Colorado River runs through the heart of Austin.  In the area, we also have the Pedernales River, the Comal River, the Guadalupe River, the San Marcos River and many creeks, lakes, campgrounds, and water features to enjoy.  So, if you are a water person, Austin is your town.

What I Love About Austin ~ Water (Locations)

Below we cover some of the great spots to indulge your desire to be in or on the water: 

1)   Lady Bird Lake, Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail + Zilker Park

Lady Bird Lake and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most often mentioned features of Austin and a great place to dog-walk.  It’s downtown, and it’s ten miles of trail, with local restaurants and bars

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