Updates Friday May 8, 2020

After CV-19 TRENDS, a Spanish Oaks Beauty & Macaroons for Mom!

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Allandale | Offered at $1,050,000
Modern farmhouse perfectly positioned on a oversized, .27 acre corner lot. Built in 2017, the home balances classic design w/modern features-open floor plan, wrap around back porch, large front patio, covered carport w/workshop space.  Spacious kitchen, large island, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, quartz counter tops & classic light fixtures. 

JUST LISTED | 12616 Grama Cv 

Spanish Oaks | Offered at $1,575,000
Elegant Santa Barbara inspired home in the prestigious Spanish Oaks neighborhood.  Beautifully updated kitchen, walk-in wine cellar, vaulted, wood beam ceiling & massive wood wall sliders that lead to the outdoor living area! Private pool, spa and bar! First class community amenities Spanish Oaks golf course, guarded gate, clubhouse, pool pavilion and fish camp! 

JUST LISTED | 2101 Cerca Viejo Way

Parkstone | Offered at $1,095,000
Absolutely stunning home in the secluded Parkstone neighborhood in Westlake. This one is classic in all the right ways…gorgeous back deck with mature trees and privacy! Spacious kitchen, formal dining and living areas. Incredible study! Cherry hardwoods, built in cabinetry, travertine floors, crown moulding and media room! 


I get asked, “What are you seeing?” in real estate almost daily. There are trends in the market, architecture, design, technology and amenities. Here are my picks for the NEXT BIG things in real estate.


The average U.S. home has shrunk by more than 80-square-feet since 2015. Millennials will make up the largest group of buyers in 2020 – they have typically gravitated towards smaller homes in close proximity to amenities. However, after Covid, we may see that families will  want larger homes on larger more private lots. The “burbs” just might be cool again! 


Open concept floor plans typically turn the main floor living area into one unified space with little separation of the kitchen, dining and living areas, These undivided spaces have been all the rage in recent years. After Covid, we might see a return towards more defined spaces including offices, gyms, & studio spaces so people can easily work from home. 


Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics, says, “25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021”. The longer people are required to work at home, the greater the adoption when the dust settles. When corporate culture is changes and  people are not tied to their job location, being close to family becomes the priority.


We’ll continue to see the use of Artificial Intelligence to make our lives easier, faster and better!  For many of us Alexa is already a fixture in every room. That trend will likely continue with everything from appliances and light bulbs to security and window coverings.  


Auxiliary dwelling units, granny flats, studios, detached offices – whatever you call them, they are increasing in popularity and with the work at home numbers increasing, the trend will likely accelerate even faster! 


— Sunday May 10th —

Mother’s Day certainly looks a little different this year. However, there are still many options for celebrations including gifts of chocolate, cheese, and desserts, as well as to-go brunches with the requisite mimosas. 

Austin Eater Article


The San Antonio-based bakery now has an Austin location and a Mother’s Day meal for four that includes cassoulet, salad, and strawberry shortcake. The bakery also has specials like a macaroon box and flowers and a dessert box. Order online. (11600 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain


Delysia is offering a virtual chocolate tasting class on Saturday, May 9, as well as special truffles for the occasion like an English rose tea chocolate truffle. Order online. (2000 Windy Terrace, Anderson Mill)


The fancy Clarksville standby is offering a to-go brunch menu with favorites like truffle deviled eggs, smoked salmon, and a pastry basket, as well as mimosa service. Email: [email protected] for pickup on Sunday, May 10. (1204 West Lynn Street, Clarksville)


You know your Mom wants to spend quality time with you…how about volunteering together? The Central Texas Food Bank is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19.  They still need volunteers to help get food out to our neighbors who need it, so our volunteer operations are open.

We hope that you and your family are safe and well. If you’re curious about the current state of real estate, or just want to chat, let’s connect. 

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