Fall Jacket and Blanket Drive

Though it's hard to imagine Austin's weather cooling down anytime soon, in no time at all fall and winter will be here! While many of us are fortunate enough to have the resources to stay warm, many others struggle throughout the season. At REILLY, REALTORS®, we are proud to give back to the Austin community through our Love Austin Initiative. This fall, we will be organizing a jacket, coat, and blanket donation drive, benefiting both Coats for Kids and SafePlace. We will be collecting new and gently used coats and jackets in all sizes, as well as blankets, now through October 10th. Please make sure all donations are clean.

To donate, you can either call your REILLY, REALTOR® to arrange a pick up, or drop them off at our office, Monday through

Major League Soccer Stadium Coming to Austin!

Last month, Austin city council officials finally came to a decision to move forward with the addition of a 20,000 seat major league stadium near the Domain, in partnership with Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Venture (KUT). The council worked for hours on making amendments to issues concerning parking, transportation, affordable housing, and local youth soccer, which had been points of contention since the stadium's initial proposal in 2017. Although the agreement itself is finally moving forward, construction is not estimated to be completed until at least 2021 (KXAN).

While construction of the stadium and ensuing costs (parking/admission taxes, personal seat licenses, etc.) will cost the city a fair amount of money, it will not come for

Things to Do in Austin in September

Summer is winding down, but Austin is busier than ever! Treat yourself to a relaxing day of free yoga on September 3rd, or a free music show every Thursday at Unplugged at the Grove. The Waterloo Music Festival is hitting town starting September 7th, and the annual Pecan Street Festival will make its way to 6th Street on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd. However you choose to spend your month, you'll never be bored in Austin!

Event Date Location / Time
Website
Capital City Black Film Festival September 1 - 2 Austin Convention Center / Dates and Times Vary capcitybff.com
Shrine Circus September 1 - 2 HEB Center at Cedar Park / Dates and Times Vary hebcenter.com
Capital of Texas Aerial

Virtual Staging Brings Vacant Listings to LIfe
Photo courtesy of Twist Tours Photography and BoxBrownie. Featuring REILLY, REALTORS® agent Tracy Wallingford's sold listing, 5214 Kings Highway.

Technology is changing the way people buy and sell homes. Per NAR, 95% of buyers used the internet to search for a home in 2017, and for 42%, that was the very first step they took in their home buying process. Further more, 89% of buyers reported that photos were one of the most useful things they found online. In a time where buyers have thousands of listings at the tip of their fingers, it's important that listings stand out, and photos are a great way to showcase homes looking their best.

Virtual Staging

Agents and their sellers can choose to professionally stage a home, which allows a buyer to more easily

New Music Festival Coming to Austin!

While Austin City Limits may be the largest outdoor music festival the city hosts, it's certainly not the only one! Tourist and city-dwellers alike can enjoy the likes of South by Southwest, the Austin Reggae Fest, the Urban Music Festival, and more throughout the year, and now they can add another to their list. From September 7 - 9, the Waterloo Music Festival will be making its debut at Carson Creek Ranch, hosting local Austin bands as well as talent from all over the country. 

For those wanting to attend for only a single day, tickets start at $69, while multi-day and camping passes range from $179 - $269 (prices do not include service fees). The ranch provides campers with RV hookups, tents with special features, or the option to bring your

July 2018 Austin Market Report

Demand continues to be high for housing in Austin while inventory is starting to fall, leading to increased pending sales and decreased active listings. Most counties in Central Texas saw an increase in single-family home sales, with the Austin-Round Rock area up 9% to 3,103 homes sold while the median home price rose 6% to $320,000. Despite the continuous rise in prices, pending sales for July increased by 11%. The month of July also yielded an increase in total dollar sales volume to $1.3 billion. The home inventory level for the Austin area saw a slight decrease with 2.9 months of inventory available. Check out the newest numbers from the Austin Board of REALTORS® for July:

July 2018 Austin Area Market Statistics

  • 3,103 single-family homes

Austin Area Football Rivalries

Football season is officially underway! Every year, fans tune in to watch their favorite teams compete and hopefully bring home a trophy, cheering them on and condemning their rivals. Texas has no shortage of football rivalries between schools, and team spirit is alive and well in the Austin area. We've included information about some well known football rivalries below - what team will you cheer for this year?

Anderson Trojans vs. McCallum Knights - Coming up on its 17th year, the annual Taco Shack Bowl, a competition between the Anderson and McCallum High Schools in Austin, always peppers in a bit of fun among the rivalry. Each team has a pre-game "spirit competition" in which they decorate the namesakes for the event, the Taco Shack restaurants

Austin Area 2018-2019 School Calendars

It's already back to school time for Austin area students! To help get your family ready for a successful school year, we've put together a list of the 2018-2019 calendars for Austin area school districts, private schools and universities. School begins as early as August 13th and as late as August 29th this year, so be sure to check the start date for your school. Interested in buying a home in a certain district? Our Austin Area School Districts Map helps you search for Austin homes zoned within your preferred district or specific school. To learn more about any of the Austin area's school districts, check out our Austin School Districts Guide.

2018-2019 School District Information

School District School Calendar
Start Date