Texas Real Estate Market Sizzles

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Reprinted from CultureMap Austin The housing market in Texas is as hot as this summer heat. The latest quarterly housing report from Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) shows home sales have continued to increase across the Lone Star State for the hottest season to date. Looking at the second quarter of 2016, the median home price in Texas grew to $215,000, a 7.5 percent increase from Q2 2015, and an all-time high for the state. In addition, active listings rose by 4.1 percent, while the number of closed sales hit 91,418 (up 4.4 percent) — the highest volume of Texas home sales ever. “The last few months have been one of the strongest starts to the summer selling season in the history of Texas real estate,” says Leslie Rouda Smith, chairman of the…
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New Music Festival Coming to Texas

Austin Area, Real Estate News
The daily CultureMap email arrived this morning with an interesting announcement: there's a new music festival coming to town. And by 'town' I mean '35 miles east of Austin'. Many new festivals have popped up in our area over the past several years, but I thought I'd check this one out. Let me just say this: we might be camping out in 'Sherwood Forest' during the first weekend of November! BEACH HOUSE • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY • PHANTOGRAM • RUN THE JEWELS • BIG BOI • PURITY RING • DESCENDENTS • COURTNEY BARNETT • DEATH GRIPS • YOUNG THUG • THURSDAY • MAC DEMARCO WALE • GUIDED BY VOICES • FLAG • BOYS NOIZE • A-TRAK • CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES • FIDLAR • THE DEAD MILKMEN • YOUTH OF TODAY • STRFKR • JAGWAR MA •…
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