July 2015

There are 4 blog entries for July 2015.

  By: Nicole Raney   

When it comes to purchasing a home, when to buy is just as important as where to buy. A new analysis fromZillow reveals which Austin homebuyers got the luckiest and made their move at just the right time.

To determine the luckiest homeowners, the real estate website compared current median home prices to the prices from the neighborhoods' lowest purchasing point. The analysis focuses on home purchases since January 2006.

So where are Austin's luckiest homebuyers living? Jollyville is the luckiest neighborhood in the Austin area. Homeowners have experienced a 39.2 percent increase in value since January 2006. Median home prices grew from $165,900 to $230,900.

In Cedar Creek, No. 2, home prices have increased

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  1. Rhythm on Stage: Videodance, Michael Jackson’s “Bad” – Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Rhythm on Stage, in partnership with Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School, is back for its 4th year. Be a part of Austin’s only instructional dance series that invites you to take center stage in the Long Center’s Dell Hall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dance instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. Stay and dance until 9 p.m. FREE! Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.
  2. Americana Memories Film Screening: Jaws – Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Americana opened as a state-of-the-art theater in April 1965. When it closed in April 1987, it was the last single-screen theater in town. The building reopened as the Yarborough Branch in January 1999. Celebrate this history
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  By: Leah Shafer   

There are about 79 million millennials in the United States, and their purchasing power is estimated to be $170 billion per year. This powerful demographic, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now represents the largest group of homebuyers at 32 percent, taking over from Generation X.

But when it comes to millennial homebuyer behavior, it can be difficult to distinguish fact vs. fiction. We looked at information from a recent Pardee Homes and Builder survey, Realtor.com and the National Association of Realtors to cut through the noise.

We know that millennial homebuying behavior is different than older generations, like texting vs. calling when contacting their Realtors and extensive use of real estate

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By: Paige Turner 

A new list of the 101 best farmers markets in America ranks two Austin favorites among the top 20 in the country.

The Daily Meal ranked national farmers markets based on the following criteria: standards for vendors, street cred and Twitter following, accolades, quality and variety of products sold, and affordability.

East Austin's darling HOPE Farmers Market snags the No. 9 spot. "The Hope Farmers Market is a gathering place for everyone. Visitors come to shop for fresh food and one-of-a-kind crafts, and to listen and dance to music performed by local musicians," writes The Daily Meal. 

SFC Farmers’ Market ranks No. 16. "With four different locations, the SFC Farmers’ Market has everything from seasonal produce and dairy

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