Austin Real Estate Update & Newsletter | June 2017




I hope this newsletter finds you well.


This edition includes my latest Featured Listing, market updates about both BartonPlace and Spring Condominium, as well as Austin news and events - enjoy!


In addition, I want to share that my new website recently launched, featuring Client Services, Testimonials, Significant Sales, and more...visit


Featured Listing

Just Listed - Light & Bright East-facing Residence
#2206: 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath - $358,000
Impeccable condition and ready for move-in! Thoughtful upgrades include gleaming pecan hardwoods throughout, tailored shades, custom closet system, kitchen pendant lighting, high-end stainless Bosch appliances.  Rare 40 SF storage unit located in private parking garage also available for sale. Hike & Bike trail right out the front door, amazing local restaurants along Barton Springs Rd. and Zilker Park just two blocks away - Live where Austin plays!  MLS #2752405

Popular 1B Floor Plan - 743 SF
Contact me for more information or to schedule a private showing - l et's talk soon!

Audra W. Smith 
(512) 247-8788   
BartonPlace Market Update |
Live the best of both worlds at BartonPlace!
Live the best of both worlds at BartonPlace - see below for current availability:

One Bedroom:

Two Bedrooms:

Three Bedrooms:
- Unit 4301 - 1,686 SF - NOW $1,075,000 - Virtual Tour

For more information, or to schedule a personal tour, please contact:

(512) 247-8788   
Spring Market Update  |


Live in the middle of it all, above it all at Spring - see below for current availability: 

Two Bedrooms:

Three Bedrooms:

For more information, or to schedule a personal tour, please contact:
(512) 247-8788  
ABOR Market Update: Single-family home sales increase across Central Texas region in April 2017

AUSTIN, Texas - May 16, 2017 - Single-family home sales increased throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in April, according to the April 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the  Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, "After a slow beginning to the year, increases in single-family home sales, homes on the market, and housing inventory across the region in April 2017 indicate that the Central Texas housing market is ramping up for a strong summer selling season."

Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 3.2 percent year-over-year in April 2017 to 2,640 home sales. In the city of Austin, single-family home sales rose 2.2 percent annually to 827 home sales during the same time frame.

At the county level, single-family home sales jumped 8.6 percent year-over-year in Williamson County to 886 home sales in April 2017. In Hays County, single-family home sales grew 3.3 percent during the same time frame to 344 home sales. Single-family home sales in Travis County, conversely, declined 2.1 percent annually to 1,283 home sales in April 2017.

Single-family sales growth across the Central Texas region is partly being fueled by strong housing development activity, particularly in Williamson County. Last week,  Metrostudy reported that annual new home starts through 2017-Q1 are up nearly 15 percent year-over-year, with 14,392 new home starts in 2017-Q1. The top five Austin-area submarkets for home starts - Cedar Park/Leander West, Pflugerville, Kyle/Buda, Hutto and Del Valle - comprised 46 percent of annual home starts during that time frame.

"The Austin area is delivering more lots than ever before, and as a result we're seeing strong gains in new home starts so far this year, particularly in suburban areas in northeast Travis County and throughout Williamson County," said Vaike O'Grady, Austin Regional Director for Metrostudy. "Rising development and construction costs as well as regulatory hurdles, however, are impeding growth in some markets, causing some builders to look outward in attempt to meet buyers' affordability needs."

Both active listings and monthly housing inventory experienced significant gains throughout the five-county area in April 2017, which could indicate strong home sales activity in the summer months to come. Active listings jumped 16.9 percent year-over-year to 6,474 listings in the Austin-Round Rock MSA and rose 14.6 percent year-over-year to 1,564 listings within the city of Austin.

Unplugged at The Grove 

Join 93.3 KGSR for free live music every THURSDAY evening at 8P for 24 consecutive weeks at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin's longest running free concert series. There's still no cover charge, and the best music, food, and fun you'll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas! 21+ can enjoy $4 Ziegenbock pints! 

The live music begins at 8pm. And we always reserve VIP parking for the first ten Subarus, courtesy of  Austin Subaru . Get registered for a $500 giftcard to  Strait Music  with a suggested donation to  HAAM

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Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K - June 24th

Weirdness Everywhere!

We all know it takes a certain amount of weird to fuel our beloved city of Austin. So think of the Keep Austin Weird Fest + 5K as the ultimate celebration and toast to Austin-to what it is, to what its becoming and to what it will always be, WEIRD.

Join us from 4 PM to 9 PM Saturday, June 24, 2017 for hours and hours of live music, good eats, and plenty of Weird Austin attractions.

Local Food + Drink News

Now Open - Veggie Heaven, New Digs on 5th Street

Fans of the original campus restaurant can relax: Veggie Heaven came back to life in new digs with a new menu focus (vegan as opposed to vegetarian). 

The menu features with old favorites like the Protein 2000 with brown sauce and new ones like the Protein Vader with soy protein doused in Sichuan sauce, served on a sizzling plate.

I look forward to staying in close contact with you.  Please remember to visit my website  to see all of my current listings, past sales history and client testimonials.
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