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May 2014

There are 4 blog entries for May 2014.

June 12-15: Republic of Texas Biker Rally® and Parade Hits Downtown Austin

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:30pm. 4,762 Views

ROT Rally Austin 2014Austinites know summer has arrived when the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally® floods Austin with over 40,000 rumbling motorcycles. June 12-15, over 200,000 enthusiasts and spectators will gather to celebrate this 19th annual event, creating enormous economic impact and revenue for the City of Austin.

“It’s Sturgis meets Woodstock,” said local promoter and Austinite Jerry Bragg. “The ROT Rally staff strives to combine the best entertainment, live music, professional attractions, specialized vendors, and celebrity guests, and all things motorcycle to ensure the Rally goers have a memorable experience year after year.”

Since the first official ROT Biker Rally® in 1995 at the Travis County Expo Center, the event has grown to become the largest rally

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Catch Austin’s 10th Annual Downtown Living Tour: Sunday, June 1

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 1:55pm. 3,466 Views

The Shore Condos AustinConsidering a condo or home in downtown Austin, Texas? Get ready! Sunday, June 1 is Austin’s 10th annual Downtown Living Tour. You don’t want to miss this! Attendees will be chauffeured on air-conditioned shuttles to 10 stunning downtown ATX living spaces. Along the way, they will enjoy live music, specials, and giveaways (such as a pair of diamond earrings from Kruger's Jewelers and a DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone) from local retailers, restaurants, and coffee shops.

“The Downtown Living Tour is your once-a-year, no-obligation opportunity to window shop ATX’s unique assortment of downtown residential options,” said Regent Property Group’s Brian Talley. “It is a great way to experience Central Austin in a day.”

Presented by the Downtown Austin

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics May 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 10:51am. 1,575 Views

Austin real estate salesAustin homes have never been more expensive. During the month of April 2014, Austin-area home prices reached their highest point ever, with a median sold price of $239,900, beating the previous April by six percent. The average home price is now at about $309k. Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold was $765,396,208, up one percent compared to last April.

The tricky element of the Austin real estate market is inventory: there is not enough of it, and this is what keeps pushing prices higher and higher. An only one percent increase in total sold homes this April seems to be indicative of the tightness that is being felt by those on the buying side.

“We continue to see multiple offers on listings, often above listing price,” said Austin

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Thinkery: Austin’s All-New Children’s Museum at Mueller

Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 12:52pm. 3,794 Views

Thinkery Austin Children MuseumIn December of 2013, the beloved children’s museum in Downtown Austin took on a new name—Thinkery—and moved three miles northeast to a new Austin home in the Mueller Development. At 40,000 square feet, the museum has twice as much room to focus on “STEAM” learning (science, technology, engineering, art, and math,) as well as on healthy living. It also includes a custom-designed outdoor playscape and dynamic programming, from interactive musical performances and story times to special events.

Designed by architect Koning Eizenberg and STG Design of Austin, the new steel building received a Silver LEED certification and features concrete tilt walls and metal panel siding, plus a wood bridge on the second floor. Energy-efficient design elements include a

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