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You may have just been looking for fun things to do in Round Rock or Austin because you’re new in town, or you may have actually been looking for real estate updates. Regardless, we’re glad you have come to our blog and hope that these help you along the way as a buyer, a seller, a realtor professional, or just someone looking for some fun in the city!

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Migration Patterns Amid COVID-19

LinkedIn recently shared it’s data with the public to determine which cities LinkedIn users changed their zipcodes to in 2020, and Austin, TX, was the most migrated to city in the U.S.

What does something like this mean for real estate? 

It’s no secret that people are moving to Central Texas in large quantities. Inventory remains at record lows. With less home supply and more home buyer demand, our real estate market leans in favor of home sellers and makes a competitive market for those looking for their next home.

The RJF Team will have a solution for you and will aggressively stand up for our clients on the buying or selling side to make sure you are truly being taken care of. In the top-migrated-to market in the U.S, it matters now more than ever to have the RJF Team in your corner.

 

Top 10 Cities that gained the most newcomers between April  2020 and October 2020, according to LinkedIn:

Austin, Texas

– For every one person that moved out of Austin, 1.53 people moved in.

Phoenix, Arizona

– For every one person that moved out of Phoenix, 1.48 people moved in.

Nashville, Tennessee

– For every one person that moved out of Nashville, 1.48 people moved in.

Tampa, Florida

– For every one person that moved out of Tampa, 1.47 people moved in.

Jacksonville, Florida

– For every one person that moved out of Jacksonville, 1.46 people moved in.

Charlotte, North Carolina

– For every one person that moved out of Charlotte, 1.45 people moved in.

Dallas, Texas

– For every one person that moved out of Dallas, 1.35 people moved in.

Denver, Colorado

– For every one person that moved out of Denver, 1.34 people moved in.

Las Vegas, Nevada

– For every one person that moved out of Las Vegas, 1.32 people moved in.

Charleston, South Carolina

– For every one person that moved out of Charleston, 1.31 people moved in.

 

 

 

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Looking forward, homebuyers and homeowners alike are looking at revising their kitchen dreams to reflect the newest tastes in appliances, lighting. flooring, countertops, and so much more.

Check out these top 5 trends to keep your eye on when it comes to kitchens. We won’t be surprised if you agree with ALL 5!

 

Marble Countertops 

If you’re looking for the newest and trendiest staple to add to your kitchen or look for in your next kitchen during 2021 – it’s marble countertops. Marble can come in bold designs or sleek tones. While offering next-level luxury for anhy kitchen, marble countertops are making their kitchen debut! Popular marble choices are Calacatta gold (beige-gold veining), Calacatta Viola (burgundy veining) and Arabescato Corchia (thick gray-blue veining).

The More Cabinets, The Better

With more and more time spent at home during the sweep of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more homeowners saw themselves cooking at home more. With more cooking brings the need for more cookware, including but not limited to pots, pans, air fryers, Instant Pots, and more. More cabinet space allows your kitchen to stay organized, decluttered, and functional.

All White Kitchens

With more time at home and an unforgettable year behind us, it is not unlikely that all-white kitchens will continue their resurgence and stay at the top of many wish lists. These all-white kitchens will bring a warm, cozy, and nostalgic feeling to the heart of any home!

Multi-functional, Hybrid Islands

If you’re going to have an island or consider getting one in your home, why NOT make it functional? Go for the choice that offers additional dining space or even additional cooking space. Adding value and functionality to your home is easier than ever with a hybrid island.

The Return of Wallpaper

Most people steer clear of wallpaper due to the permanency and commitment it requires. However, we’re starting to see options that are less permanent. Whether it is a peel-and-stick wallpaper or a small portion of the room wallpapered, adding  dimension and texture to your home has never been easier…and more stylish!

 

Home Office Trends | 2021

It’s no secret that 2020 altered the way in which we operate. Not only have our personal lives, but also our professional lives. A lot of people around the world are now working from their homes. Whether it be in your home office or on the kitchen table, working from home is now a key topic in today’s society.

Check out these predictions for the BIGGEST Home Office Trends in 2021:

 

  • Your desk or work table should be paired with a chair you’d sit in at your dining room table. It helps the space feel more relaxed and provides extra seating when you have people over for dinner!

  • This year is an invitation to bring  joy and cheer into your home office with a playful and vibrant color palette. A rise in colorful home office accents is expected! Look into choosing the right paint color here.

  • Many homeowners or those who are frequently working from home might invest in double or triple pane windows or other soundproofing techniques, such as carpeting or acoustic panels!

  • It is highly likely that we will see the home office become an established staple in the modern home, potentially overtaking the kitchen as the focal point of the home!

  • Creating the perfect ‘Zoom Room’ or video conferencing space will become a norm. The two most important features to consider are lighting and background. Light your home office with multidirectional lighting to look your best on camera for all your video conferencing needs!

  • Home office areas will be much more intentionally planned and considered. Gallery Walls and styled bookcases will become more prominent as people consider their professional spaces and reflecting their style and personality through working from home!

  • We’ll see a rapid rise in home office spaces that are designed to maximize self-care while helping to maintain productivity!

 

 

 

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Round Rock & North Austin Holiday Light Displays | 2020

Check out some holiday displays in Round Rock and North Austin!

 

Holiday Lights in Round Rock:

 

Holiday Lights in North Austin:

  • Harlien Family Christmas | 400 Liscio Cove, Georgetown, TX 78628
    • 40,000 synchronized lights twinkle each evening 6PM-10PM! The homeowners will also be accepting donations for the Make a Wish Foundation.
  • Spindler Family Christmas Light Show | 2441 Candle Ridge Trail, Georgetown, TX 78626
    • An all new light show awaits you! Runs daily until January 3rd. 6PM-10PM
  • Toungate Klub Kringle | 2305 Arroyo Grande, Leander, TX
    • OPver 25,000 red, white and blue lights that twinkle to 14 different songs. This runs daily.
  • Rhodes Family Christmas | 2410 Sharon Dr. Cedar Park, TX
    • Featured on ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight, this home is collecting canned goods for a local food bank.
  • Chinati Court | Chinati Ct. Cedar Park, TX 78613

 

 

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Your Local Gift Guide

 

The holiday season is upon us! Take a look below at some awesome shopping events, local shops and boutiques, locally made products, and gift ideas to make your gifting easy and creative! Click each item for more info and to go to their site.

 

Annual Holiday Shopping Events

Blue Genie Art Bazaar – November 13th to December 24th | 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin

This year you have many shopping options! Choose from time slots reserved in-person or online with pickup and delivery options. All items sold are handmade by regional artists that are selected through a rigorous jury process. Featuring works by 200+ artists offering a wide variety of imaginative and beautiful gifts.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Art Concierge – November – December 2020 | Online

A fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists. Enjoy regularly updated and curated collection works available for direct purchase from the artists on their linked profile pages.

 

Local Shops and Boutiques

Adelante | Downtown Austin

Art for the People | South Austin

Grit and Grace Boutique | Cedar Park

Hearth and Soul | Central Austin

My Happy Place | Wimberley

My Steel Magnolia LLC | Northwest Austin

Parts and Labor | South Austin

Personally Yours | North Austin

Slow North | North Austin

Take Heart | East Austin

The Rural Home | Dripping Springs

Vintage Soul | Dripping Springs

 

Locally Made Products

Benjamin Soap 

Small-batch, natural, artisan life of bath and beauty products.

Cornucopia Popcorn

PEACE, LOVE, and GORMET POPCORN!

Lammes Candies 

Legendary Texas confections made in Austin since 1885! Home of the Texas Chewie Pecan Praline.

Maggie Louise Confections 

Hand painted artisan chocolate confections!

Music of the Spheres

Locally made wind chimes crafted in many musical styles.

New Canaan Farms 

Jams, jellies, condiments, sauces, salsas, and gourmet spice blends.

Texas Hill Country Olive Oil

Culinary and spa products made from locally grown olives.

The Bees Wax Company 

Hand-crafted natural bees wax candles.

The Good Hippie

Small-batch, natural, artisan line of skincare + beauty

Yellowbird Sauce 

Spice condiments crafted to take you on a fiery-fresh food adventure.

 

Gift Ideas

  • Gift cards to favorite restaurants 
    • Give the gift of good eats via take out, delivery, or in-person!
  • Action Hero Training at Stunt Ranch
    • This team of professional stunt and special effects coordinators will take you through an action-packed day of explosions and adrenaline-filled stunts, teaching you the trade secrets of the special effects and stunt work you see everyday on TV and the big screen.
  • Cheese Tasting Class by Antonelli’s
    • Classes led by entertaining and knowledgable cheese mongers featuring pairings, multiple cheese varieties, and entertaining tips.
  • Dessert Decorating Classes by Make it Sweet
    • Choose from a variety of different tasty dessert courses!
  • Indoor Skydiving by iFly
    • Feel the adrenaline rush of floating, flying, and free-falling on this unforgettable iFly Indoor Skydiving Adventure!
  • Trapeze Lessons by Sky Candy 
    • Always wanted to run away with the circus, or just taken with the beauty of aerial silks? Sky Candy is Austin’s premier circus training center for students of all ages, body types, and fitness levels.
  • Choose an Uncharted Adventure: Smash Rooms, Splatter Paint, or Axe Throwing
    • Offering five ziplines, three of them are the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas! your adventure includes all necessary equipment and boat transportation.