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January 2017

Found 36 blog entries for January 2017.

The Austin real estate market capped off 2016 in historic fashion by breaking the overall home sales record.  There has been a lot of news circulating about home values in the Austin area reaching record levels, but that did not slow home sales this year.  The market is showing signs of normalizing in 2017 though with homes spending more days on market in general and prices stabilizing.  What will this mean for the 2017 market?  Be sure to to check back next month as we review the trends of January!


Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

More than 29,000 (29,569) single-family homes were sold in the five-county MSA in 2016, a 3.9 percent increase from 2015 and an all-time high for annual home sales volume. Median price for

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E&V News

North America’s Most Exclusive Ski Resort Towns
Unique Homes
Engel & Völkers has rounded up the perfect ski homes in eight of Canada and the United States’ most coveted ski enclaves.

Pacific Palisades Home Tied to Record Exec Mo Ostin Sells for $4.86 Million
Los Angeles Times
A Pacific Palisades home purchased by legendary Warner Bros. Records President Mo Ostin and later deeded over to his late son, music executive Randy Ostin, has sold for $4.86 million.

6 Palatial Park City Homes Ready for Their Sundance Fest Close-Up
Pull on your Sorel snow boots and zip up your Canada Goose down coat to take a look at Park City’s best off-screen attractions, its dramatic and luxurious real estate.

Local Realtors Wary of UK Scam

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Texas continues to be a high-demand destination for incoming residents across the United States, according to the Texas Relocation Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors. Based on state-to-state, county-to-county and city-to-city data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2015.

Texas experienced a net gain of out-of-state residents in 2015, with 107,689 more people moving to Texas than Texas residents moving out of state. This is a 4 percent increase in the net gain of Texas residents from 2014 (103,465 residents). The total number of residents moving to Texas from out of state in 2015 increased 2.8 percent year-over-year to 553,032 incoming residents.

Texas once again ranked third in

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Healthy Salad Recipes

When you are trying to stick to a healthier food regimen, it's easy to fall into a rut with your meal prep.  Variety is the spice of life, and in many cases, it is the key to staying on track with a healthier diet. These three salad recipes should help you mix things up in the kitchen.

Apple Arugula Salad

Forget bland, soggy salads!  This Apple Arugula Almond Salad with Orange Dressing is full of strong flavors from the citrus dressing and spicy arugula.  The almonds, apples, and carrots give the dish plenty of crunch too.  Visit My Food Story for the recipe.

BLT Salad

Are your sandwich cravings threatening to derail your New Year's resolutions?  A BLT Salad might be just the thing to keep you on track.  All the elements of a traditional BLT are present, right down

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Pineapple Place

This stylish community was conceived by third generation native John Leighton, with architectural detailing by local celebrated architect Gary Kelly as well as interior designs by renowned designer Kerry Allabastro. Planning and designing of Pineapple Place was achieved with a conscientious focus on sustainability, energy efficiency and unparalleled design principles. The five residential townhouses incorporate upscale bathroom finishes, kitchen finishes, interior accents, exceptional exterior detailing and energy efficient design elements. Countless restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural entertainment, and venues surround Pineapple Place, while also catering to a golf cart friendly atmosphere. Living seconds away from downtown

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E&V News

Yacht Featured in James Bond Film 'Skyfall' for Sale at $9.3 Million
Even sharing screen time with actor Daniel Craig and Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe, 'Regina' was hard to miss.  

Realtors Predict Strong 2017 for Intown Real Estate Market
Atlanta INtown
The key phrase for the Intown real estate market in 2017 seems to be “more of the same.” That’s not a bad thing, since last year’s market saw growth in many areas of the city.

Meet the Agent: Toronto Storeys Talks to Anita Springate-Renaud
Toronto Storeys
Anita Springate-Renaud is a third-generation real estate agent. Both her mother and grandmother made a living in the business, but nepotism has nothing to do with her success.

The Right Time to Sell Is Anytime
The New York

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The LA Art Show

MODERN | CONTEMPORARY: Los Angeles Convention Center: January 11th 2017 to January 15th 2017

The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country—there's something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. The show is broadly divided into Modern & Contemporary and Traditional Contemporary sections. The event will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after-parties, and beginning with a benefit opening night premiere party on January 11. Click here for more information and how to get your tickets to this can't miss event in LA.

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Why do you need a Realtor when you are buying from a builder?  Your agent looks out for your interests.  The builder's representative/sales agent represents the builder.  Your agent will make sure you see the complete list of new and existing homes on the market, so you can make an informed choice.  She will follow the process with you all the way to closing. 


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