Updates Friday September 4, 2020

Spike in Lumber $, Road Trippin’, Bumble IPO & Pandemic Perks

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The Oldham Group | Updates September 4, 2020

FEATURED LISTINGS

JUST LISTED | 327 Lombardia Drive
Lakeway Condo| Offered at $390,000

Luxury Lake Travis lock & leave condo located 1/2 mile to lake & marina. Large family room w/soaring ceilings. Spacious kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances & solid wood cabinetry. MASTER DOWN! Near restaurants, hospital, shops, etc! Exemplary LTISD. Enjoy amazing views! 

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JUST LISTED 3608 S. 2nd Street
78704 | Offered at $600,000

Don’t blink or you’ll miss this turnkey, lock-and-leave home in 78704! Timeless Victorian architectural details combined w/amazing outdoor spaces make for a perfect home. Main living area features a open living & dining areas that flow seamlessly into a well-appointed kitchen. Master bedroom is upstairs, featuring a beautiful balcony w/ views! Moments away from South Congress!

JUST LISTED | 10833 WORN SOLE
Pioneer Crossing  |  Offered at $265,000

GREAT one-story with open concept and in-law floor plan. High ceilings & large living room space with gleaming wood floors. Spacious, gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, 42″ dark oak cabinets, hard tile, stainless appliances and eat-in breakfast area. Covered patio and additional uncovered deck area great for entertaining – lot shape gives you two large side yards. 

OPEN HOUSE | SAT 11-1 & SUN 11 – 2
HAVEN AT TERAVISTA | Round Rock

Haven at Teravista™ is an exclusive section of the larger community featuring 30 Farmhouse style detached townhouses starting at $270,000 and 1629 sq ft. Award-winning Schwartz Custom Homes is the builder and the first units will be ready in October! Click HERE to schedule your neighborhood tour!

AVAILABLE W/ CONDO UNIT!
503 Canion Street
North Central | Offered at $749,000

Quintessential craftsman style home 2,535 sq ft | 4 bed | 4 bath | 2009 year built on a .21 acre lot. Open floor plan, 9 ft ceilings, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry & plenty of storage. Walk to Black Star Coop, Michi Ramen, Ranch 99 & more. Reilly or Brentwood Elementary school. 


BUMBLE OFFICE AUSTIN

WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU’RE
PLANNING A ROAD TRIP

Last minute road trips are on the agenda for many vacationers as we reach the end of summer, even for those who usually hop on a plane to faraway destinations. 

According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Travel Association in partnership with MMGY Travel Intelligence, 68 percent of travelers “continue to feel safest when traveling by personal vehicle and when visiting outdoor destinations such as parks and the beach.” Nearly half (45 percent) of the respondents said they are likely to travel more by car.

Traveling with family and friends limits contact with others, and those travel companions are likely to be the same individuals you’ve quarantined with over the past few months. If any of your passengers have had outside contact, however, it may be advisable to wear masks inside the vehicle. As an aside, experts caution against wearing a mask when driving alone because of a potential reduction in oxygen and possible light-headedness. 

In the era of corona virus, avoiding public transportation, crowded waiting areas, and strangers is considered a safer way to go. For overnight stops, plan ahead, so you can choose a property by price as well as by published cleanliness standards. Hotels listed on AAA’s guide offer clean, comfortable stays.
(Travel and Leisure)


DID YOU KNOW?

🏠 DID YOU KNOW? 

Dating app Bumble is reportedly planning for an upcoming IPO that could value it between $6 to $8 billion.
(FORBES)

🏠 DID YOU KNOW?

The recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $16,148 since April 17, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home.
(NAHB)

🏠 DID YOU KNOW?

How do you keep your team’s creativity thrumming when they’re not in the same room? Read our story to learn six pieces of crucial advice from some of the country’s foremost innovation experts
(Inc. Magazine)

🏠 DID YOU KNOW?

Why Every Leader Has to Allow Teams to Fail
If your group is constantly worried about not succeeding, they’ll never get you the best possible results. Give your team the freedom to fail.. 
(INC.)

🏠 DID YOU KNOW?

Amazon received Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate its fleet of delivery drones, joining UPS and Alphabet-owned Wing. 
(CNBC

🏠 DID YOU KNOW?

Prince Harry and Meghan are Netflix’s latest star producers. 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a multiyear production deal with the streaming giant, in which they’ll make documentaries, films and other content. 

🏠 DID YOU KNOW? 

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million to protect the U.S. elections. 
The donation is one of the couple’s biggest ever, with the bulk going to a nonprofit that will focus on recruiting poll workers, buying protective equipment and setting up drive-through voting. 


— FUN TEXAS FINDS —

PANDEMIC PERKS!!

Businesses accustomed to lunch meetings and well-stocked office pantries are redirecting that budget to feeding remote employees. Companies like SnackNation and SnackMagic will deliver packaged treats to workers’ homes, while Fringe’s platform, which allows employers to allocate points to individual workers that can be redeemed for a wide variety of benefits and discounts, offers food-delivery services, grocery boxes, and even coffee and tea subscriptions.

EMPOWERING A BILLION WOMEN
FULFILLING THE DREAM

It was such an honor to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the March on Washington, and National Black Business Month with so many incredible speakers who are fulfilling their dreams into the future. We were lucky enough to have Ingrid’s team film here at The Oldham’s home, Half Pint Ranch.

ENDLESS SUMMER CONCERT
GARY CLARK JR.

The Surf Lodge, Bumble, and The Governor’s Ball have joined forces once more to host a summer send-off virtual concert! Headlined by Australian break-out artist Tones and I and featuring Gary Clark Jr., Oli Benz, and Blackillac, the live streamed concert will be raising funds, through exclusive merch designed by Jacquelyn Jablonski, for the Equal Justice Initiative.

$1 MARGARITA’S DOC’S BACKYARD GRILL

It’s the last weekend for $1 Margaritas at Doc’s Backyard! College Football is finally here, come watch your favorite team this Saturday while enjoying our $1 Margs and game day grub! Get $1 Margs now till Monday, September 7th (Labor Day). Spread the word!!!

SYRUP COMPANY’S SALES JUMP 78% AFTER AUNT JEMIMA RETIREMENT

After over 35 years of making syrup through her company Michele Foods, founder and CEO Michele Hoskins found herself at an impasse. Even though her products were on the shelves of major supermarket chains such as Kroger KR and Publix, she simply didn’t have the marketing budget necessary to increase consumer awareness…and then everything changed! 

STORIES OF RESILIENCE
SARA BLAKELY

Sara discusses the rise of her brand, as well as her new Red Backpack Fund, which supports women entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19. She’ll answer live audience questions and offer candid advice for today’s small businesses. You’ll walk away with inspiration from one of today’s most selfless and respected leaders.


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