Happy 4th Birthday Hudson!

09.13.16

I don’t generally share much family insight, but August and September are big months in our house.  We have 3 birthdays and my wife and I’s wedding anniversary.With Hudson’s arrival 4 years ago, my wife and I nearly spent our 1st wedding anniversary in the hospital.  Instead, we were released just in time to spent the evening eating Freebirds burritos on the couch and staring in awe at our beautiful son.    Hudson is all boy and there is rarely a moment he is sitting still.  He loves cars / trucks, jumping off objects much higher than his parents would prefer, playing with his sister Beckett and Dinosaurs!  I have learned more about these pre historic creatures in the last 6 months than I ever dreamed of knowing.  So what do you get a 4 year old boy when he turns 4?  A near life size dinosaur pet… at least for the next week till he slowly starts to fade :-)Happy birthday son ~ Oh, we can’t wait to see the places you’ll go!

Happy 4th Birthday Hudson!

09.13.16

I don’t generally share much family insight, but August and September are big months in our house.  We have 3 birthdays and my wife and I’s wedding anniversary.With Hudson’s arrival 4 years ago, my wife and I nearly spent our 1st wedding anniversary in the hospital.  Instead, we were released just in time to spent the evening eating Freebirds burritos on the couch and staring in awe at our beautiful son.    Hudson is all boy and there is rarely a moment he is sitting still.  He loves cars / trucks, jumping off objects much higher than his parents would prefer, playing with his sister Beckett and Dinosaurs!  I have learned more about these pre historic creatures in the last 6 months than I ever dreamed of knowing.  So what do you get a 4 year old boy when he turns 4?  A near life size dinosaur pet… at least for the next week till he slowly starts to fade :-)Happy birthday son ~ Oh, we can’t wait to see the places you’ll go!

Happy 4th Birthday Hudson!

09.13.16

I don’t generally share much family insight, but August and September are big months in our house.  We have 3 birthdays and my wife and I’s wedding anniversary.With Hudson’s arrival 4 years ago, my wife and I nearly spent our 1st wedding anniversary in the hospital.  Instead, we were released just in time to spent the evening eating Freebirds burritos on the couch and staring in awe at our beautiful son.    Hudson is all boy and there is rarely a moment he is sitting still.  He loves cars / trucks, jumping off objects much higher than his parents would prefer, playing with his sister Beckett and Dinosaurs!  I have learned more about these pre historic creatures in the last 6 months than I ever dreamed of knowing.  So what do you get a 4 year old boy when he turns 4?  A near life size dinosaur pet… at least for the next week till he slowly starts to fade :-)Happy birthday son ~ Oh, we can’t wait to see the places you’ll go!

Burnet Rd Comes Alive in Austin’s Midtown

09.02.16

There is no putting the toothpaste back in the bottle, the secret about Austin is over.  Like it or not, we are on the national and international tourist scene for live music venues (ACL Festival is right around the corner), Formula 1 races, bat watching and a growing foodie destination (have you stood in line for Franklin’s BBQ?).  Downtown and SOCO have been on the map for years as popular hotspots, as East Austin explodes with popular eateries and developments. Now old sleepy Burnet Road is making a splash in the NY Times as venues relocate or expand for cheaper real estate (a relative term in our town) and the next popular cooridor.  I’ve called the area home since 2002 (having grown up in far NW Austin) and my family drives this road every day for school, work and to play.  The NY Times article from earlier this month highlights 5 places to go in Austin, all along Burnet Rd.  Some new comers like Lick Honest Ice Cream, which is one of our family’s favorite evening walks for desert.  Next door to Lick, my wife and I have enjoy new comer Barley Swine for it’s farm to table meals and dining experience.Yes, it’s another evolving part of town with many changes and added traffic congestion.  Alas, you can still play Chicken Sh*t Bingo at The Little Longhorn Saloon Sunday afternoons, and visit Top Notch for an old fashion drive in meal (check their calendar for Hot Rod or family movie night).  At the South end near 45th St Upper Crust Bakery still stands with it’s staple cinnamon bunn, and Billy’s on Burnet has cold draft beer with the best fried pickles.For those tempted to rename the area NOBU or BURO, please don’t.  Here is a map Austin Title generated for people last year showing how popular Burnet RD and Midtown has become!  Watch out, Anderson Ln has it’s own hotspots!

Burnet Rd Comes Alive in Austin’s Midtown

09.02.16

There is no putting the toothpaste back in the bottle, the secret about Austin is over.  Like it or not, we are on the national and international tourist scene for live music venues (ACL Festival is right around the corner), Formula 1 races, bat watching and a growing foodie destination (have you stood in line for Franklin’s BBQ?).  Downtown and SOCO have been on the map for years as popular hotspots, as East Austin explodes with popular eateries and developments. Now old sleepy Burnet Road is making a splash in the NY Times as venues relocate or expand for cheaper real estate (a relative term in our town) and the next popular cooridor.  I’ve called the area home since 2002 (having grown up in far NW Austin) and my family drives this road every day for school, work and to play.  The NY Times article from earlier this month highlights 5 places to go in Austin, all along Burnet Rd.  Some new comers like Lick Honest Ice Cream, which is one of our family’s favorite evening walks for desert.  Next door to Lick, my wife and I have enjoy new comer Barley Swine for it’s farm to table meals and dining experience.Yes, it’s another evolving part of town with many changes and added traffic congestion.  Alas, you can still play Chicken Sh*t Bingo at The Little Longhorn Saloon Sunday afternoons, and visit Top Notch for an old fashion drive in meal (check their calendar for Hot Rod or family movie night).  At the South end near 45th St Upper Crust Bakery still stands with it’s staple cinnamon bunn, and Billy’s on Burnet has cold draft beer with the best fried pickles.For those tempted to rename the area NOBU or BURO, please don’t.  Here is a map Austin Title generated for people last year showing how popular Burnet RD and Midtown has become!  Watch out, Anderson Ln has it’s own hotspots!

Burnet Rd Comes Alive in Austin’s Midtown

09.02.16

There is no putting the toothpaste back in the bottle, the secret about Austin is over.  Like it or not, we are on the national and international tourist scene for live music venues (ACL Festival is right around the corner), Formula 1 races, bat watching and a growing foodie destination (have you stood in line for Franklin’s BBQ?).  Downtown and SOCO have been on the map for years as popular hotspots, as East Austin explodes with popular eateries and developments. Now old sleepy Burnet Road is making a splash in the NY Times as venues relocate or expand for cheaper real estate (a relative term in our town) and the next popular cooridor.  I’ve called the area home since 2002 (having grown up in far NW Austin) and my family drives this road every day for school, work and to play.  The NY Times article from earlier this month highlights 5 places to go in Austin, all along Burnet Rd.  Some new comers like Lick Honest Ice Cream, which is one of our family’s favorite evening walks for desert.  Next door to Lick, my wife and I have enjoy new comer Barley Swine for it’s farm to table meals and dining experience.Yes, it’s another evolving part of town with many changes and added traffic congestion.  Alas, you can still play Chicken Sh*t Bingo at The Little Longhorn Saloon Sunday afternoons, and visit Top Notch for an old fashion drive in meal (check their calendar for Hot Rod or family movie night).  At the South end near 45th St Upper Crust Bakery still stands with it’s staple cinnamon bunn, and Billy’s on Burnet has cold draft beer with the best fried pickles.For those tempted to rename the area NOBU or BURO, please don’t.  Here is a map Austin Title generated for people last year showing how popular Burnet RD and Midtown has become!  Watch out, Anderson Ln has it’s own hotspots!

Crestview/Brentwood ~ Market Update July 2016

08.15.16

Each Summer we generally see an August lull in the market fueled by several factors: a new school year looming, people are taking last minute vacation, Texas football is gearing up (yes, it’s a big deal in Texas…college, NFL, high school, youth flag football), and many who have been on the hunt but missed out in competitive situations are drained!  It’s not just buyers / sellers either ~ real estate agents, inspectors, lenders, and title companies generally take a breather in August.That normal August slow-down arrived early in late June this year and carried into mid July.  In my humble opinion, I believe it was the early start some buyers consciously made to get ahead of the busy Spring / Summer months.  People came out of the gates running in January / February ready to buy, and that bumped up our typical ‘hot selling’ months.So it’s not surprising if we see a little bump in Days on Market compared to earlier months.  Year to date we are averaging about 34 days on the market for the 2 neighborhoods.  Homes are still going to sell from September through the end of the year.  Be sensitive to what the market is supporting in terms of price and spend a little extra time preparing the home before ‘throwing it on the market’ (that is not an official plan by the way!)Brentwood Stats Crestview Stats

Crestview/Brentwood ~ Markst Update July 2016

08.15.16

Each Summer we generally see an August lull in the market fueled by several factors: a new school year looming, people are taking last minute vacation, Texas football is gearing up (yes, it’s a big deal in Texas…college, NFL, high school, youth flag football), and many who have been on the hunt but missed out in competitive situations are drained!  It’s not just buyers / sellers either ~ real estate agents, inspectors, lenders, and title companies generally take a breather in August.That normal August slow-down arrived early in late June this year and carried into mid July.  In my humble opinion, I believe it was the early start some buyers consciously made to get ahead of the busy Spring / Summer months.  People came out of the gates running in January / February ready to buy, and that bumped up our typical ‘hot selling’ months.So it’s not surprising if we see a little bump in Days on Market compared to earlier months.  Year to date we are averaging about 34 days on the market for the 2 neighborhoods.  Homes are still going to sell from September through the end of the year.  Be sensitive to what the market is supporting in terms of price and spend a little extra time preparing the home before ‘throwing it on the market’ (that is not an official plan by the way!)Brentwood Stats Crestview Stats

Crestview/Brentwood ~ Market Update July 2016

08.15.16

Each Summer we generally see an August lull in the market fueled by several factors: a new school year looming, people are taking last minute vacation, Texas football is gearing up (yes, it’s a big deal in Texas…college, NFL, high school, youth flag football), and many who have been on the hunt but missed out in competitive situations are drained!  It’s not just buyers / sellers either ~ real estate agents, inspectors, lenders, and title companies generally take a breather in August.That normal August slow-down arrived early in late June this year and carried into mid July.  In my humble opinion, I believe it was the early start some buyers consciously made to get ahead of the busy Spring / Summer months.  People came out of the gates running in January / February ready to buy, and that bumped up our typical ‘hot selling’ months.So it’s not surprising if we see a little bump in Days on Market compared to earlier months.  Year to date we are averaging about 34 days on the market for the 2 neighborhoods.  Homes are still going to sell from September through the end of the year.  Be sensitive to what the market is supporting in terms of price and spend a little extra time preparing the home before ‘throwing it on the market’ (that is not an official plan by the way!)Brentwood Stats Crestview Stats

Crestview/Brentwood ~ Market Update July 2016

08.15.16

Each Summer we generally see an August lull in the market fueled by several factors: a new school year looming, people are taking last minute vacation, Texas football is gearing up (yes, it’s a big deal in Texas…college, NFL, high school, youth flag football), and many who have been on the hunt but missed out in competitive situations are drained!  It’s not just buyers / sellers either ~ real estate agents, inspectors, lenders, and title companies generally take a breather in August.That normal August slow-down arrived early in late June this year and carried into mid July.  In my humble opinion, I believe it was the early start some buyers consciously made to get ahead of the busy Spring / Summer months.  People came out of the gates running in January / February ready to buy, and that bumped up our typical ‘hot selling’ months.So it’s not surprising if we see a little bump in Days on Market compared to earlier months.  Year to date we are averaging about 34 days on the market for the 2 neighborhoods.  Homes are still going to sell from September through the end of the year.  Be sensitive to what the market is supporting in terms of price and spend a little extra time preparing the home before ‘throwing it on the market’ (that is not an official plan by the way!)Brentwood Stats Crestview Stats