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A Retreat in El Salvador

In February, Chris and I took a trip to El Salvador with our friends Andrea and Kelly. Andrea is a fitness coach in Austin, and she was leading the retreat along with a yoga instructor from El Salvador.

This is usually the type of thing I would propose, but this time, it was Chris' idea. When he said, "Do you want to go do a fitness, yoga and surfing retreat in El Salvador?" My first thought was, "Who are you and what have you done with my husband?"

So in late February, we boarded a plane to El Salvador with Kelly and Andrea, and no idea what to expect.

The house where we stayed was about 45 minutes from the airport in San Salvador. It was in the beach town of El Tunco, which is apparently the most touristy

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Y'all. I tried a cardio-dance class yesterday, and it was such a fun, awkward, train wreck! 

Are you looking to avoid the Quarantine 15? There are lots of apps and web sites offering lengthy free trials and more. Find the list below of all the sites and apps currently for free while we are all stuck at home!   *Nutrition - Check out this FREE 2-Week Challenge by David King, and if you're READY, PLEASE - DO THIS with me and let's hold each other accountable! I have done it in the past and IT WORKS. **Free Fitness Videos and Apps**   -305 Fitness – Free 10-45 minute dance classes   -Barre3 – 15-day free trial of unlimited barre3 workouts   -Barry’s Bootcamp…
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Happy Friday Friends!

We're all getting used to this more virtual lifestyle, so today, While we are all still in quarantine, we will continue our online exhibits and tours!

This week we are going to D.C., then to NASA, then visiting the Google Art Project and finally, to The Vatican!

Visit the National Gallery of Art in D.C. virtually, and see their children's tours, here:
https://www.nga.gov/audio-video/video/kids.html

You can also download some coloring pages and other activities, here:
https://www.nga.gov/…/…/lessons-activities/pre-klessons.html

Or, take a tour of NASA, here:
https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

And visit arts & culture opportunities on Google, here:
https://artsandculture.google.com/

Lastly, check out the

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Mark Sprague of Independence Title, who is a real estate and financial analyst in the Austin market, has provided this awesome resource is to offer insight and context on how COVID 19 is currently impacting the Austin economy and real estate. 

Hopefully, this will help provide some answers to questions that you may have about what to expect to happen next. Thank you, Mark, for the great insight. 

1. What impact do you think COVID-19 will have on Austin’s economy?

SXSW was a loss of $500+ million annual to the local economy.

Housing is a positive light in Austin. Locally there is not enough shelter inventory in all channels. So real estate will probably have another good year.

If builders quit building, that actually causes values to

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Courtesy of  Michael Sprague of  Independence Title Company

 

1.    What impact do you think COVID-19 will have on Austin’s economy?

SXSW was a loss of $500+ million annual to the local economy.

Housing is a positive light in Austin. Locally there is not enough shelter inventory in all channels. So real estate will probably have another good year.

If builders quit building, that actually causes values to increase due to the lack of enough shelter being built.

Locally however, many of our restaurants and businesses are dependent on the many festivals and conventions that are part of our history and culture (SXSW, ACL, F1 races and events, etc.) and their loss of income will definitely be felt. At this point it’s hard to say how deep that will affect us

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Dear Clients,

What strange times we're living in. It feels like every day is a whole new reality. We expect you're probably being bombarded with information right now. This email is to offer some context on how COVID 19 is currently impacting Austin real estate, and some thoughts about what we expect to happen next.

So far, Austin real estate has still been moving and we have not yet seen any significant impacts on pricing or inventory. As of the weekend of March 14th and 15th, there were still multiple offer situations happening in Central Austin. We had clients making offers, so we were in direct conversation with several different agents that weekend who were negotiating multiple offers for their seller clients. Although we did not directly

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Hi Friends!

Due to the current state of affairs, this week we are highlighting some fun online events that you can participate in!  Take a look, and let us know what you'll be digitally visiting this week!

 

Take a tour of our National Parks with Google Earth! (It may take a moment to load, but it's worth it!)

https://earth.google.com/web/@34.73255691,-94.20827506,295.46200256a,12000002.77290403d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=Ci0SKxIgMzVhNjc1YmQ0NjVjMTFlOTg0Yjg1NTMyNWRjMDk2MzQiB3ZveV90b2M

 

Visit The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA

https://www.getty.edu/art/

 

Or, take a trip to Brazil to see MASP, Sao Paulo (You will have to translate the page, but it's worth it!)

https://masp.org.br/

 

See the New-ish Dinosaur Exhibit

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Posted: March 12, 2020 | Updated: March 17, 2020

In the recent events worldwide, a new strain of coronavirus has been detected which has caused a global health emergency, threats on recession and on the economy, cancellation of events, and the number of infected around the globe grow. Headlines and misinformation are causing panic to people that's why it's always best to get your information from trusted outlets such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, the Texas Department of State Health Services, AustinTexas.gov website, and other reliable sources.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus comes from a large family of viruses that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as the

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Happy Friday, Friends!  And Happy Spring Break for some of you!   Let's all try to be safe out there.  Hope everyone has clean hands, a healthy body, and plenty of supplies.  We still have some fun events coming up this week including a music & arts festival, kitten yoga, jazz and gong meditation!   Are you guys venturing out or staying home this weekend?

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Family Friendly Poetry Read - Pflugerville https://www.facebook.com/events/635308543921513/ Music & Arts Festival - Round Rock https://www.facebook.com/events/383645415877667/ Dino Day - Austin https://www.facebook.com/events/402117330639936/ 3/14 Snake Avoidance Training - Round…
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When remodeling or constructing your home, you have different options to choose from for your flooring. One of the most popular options is wood flooring. It is naturally inviting and it's a timeless material that beautifies your home. Deciding between the type of wood material may be a hard choice to make. This blog is your guide for your hardwood flooring. Know the difference, pros and cons, and the costs of laminate and hardwood flooring.

 

What is Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood floors are harvested from trees and formed into plants, sanded down to become smooth. Hardwood flooring is 100% wood which also includes a petroleum-based factory finish. This type of flooring is known to be more durable compared to other wood counterparts. Hardwood

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