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t the 2017 Greater Austin Housing Forecast conference, roughly 700 homebuilders and real estate industry professionals had an opportunity to get updates on real estate analytics, finance, and trends. Speakers at the conference shared some great news. Eldon Rude, a Principal from 360º Real Estate Analytics, declared that it is going to be a

good year in the Austin housing market. A senior real estate finance lecturer from University of Texas, Dr. Greg Hallman, said that employment growth in the state is higher than national rates and, since 2006, there has been a 25 percent increase in employment numbers. In light of this welcomed data, Colleen Sharp, vice president at Kantar Futures, a global consumer foresights consultancy, pointed out crucial changes in home buying and building trends. Design concepts are evolving at the speed of light and technology solutions come and go even faster. The word that should be on every real estate professional’s mind right now is adaptability.

Trend updates Sharp focused on three primary trends at the conference: technology, changing demographics, and “Big Tent Branding,” an idea that brands can create community among disparate consumer segments.

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Technology According to Sharp, the proliferation of digital devices are altering how we think and use technology. Edjuan Bailey, vice president at Brookfield Residential, agrees that homes are more connected than ever. And for that reason, builders at Blanco Vista and Kissing Tree in

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Consumer trends expert Colleen Sharp of Kantar Futures says homebuyers are opting for smaller homes in neighborhoods that offer green space areas like this Dog Park in Newland Communities' Rancho Sienna.

Realty Texas, LLC 2000 South Interstate 35, Suite E-1 tionTX in community the San Marcos vicinity, Easton Park and Ad-Rock, Round 78681 activities and also building

dison closer to the city, and Retreat at Dripping shared spaces for neighbors to socialize, whethSprings, are determined to continue looking to er that means a communal barbecue, a place for Residential Brokerage Serving Buyers, Sellers, Tenants, the future. “We make sure our houses can ac- block parties, community gardening and more. surrounding areas. cess anything coming down the pike,” says BaiNicolle Ramia, marketing director at NewWant to join our Realty Texas family? We are decisively ley. “For example, 10 years ago noneEstate of us had land Communities, says, “residents absolutelyof bu firm focused on our consumer’s experience an iPhone and now, we can’t live without one. ” love to unplug and enjoy analog amenities model is acquiring seasoned and the recognized profession expertise thrive! Our is “we Another tech innovation that and Brookfield andnecessary activities wetooffer. ” There aremoto dog trails, fit- alwa is starting to offer at one of its communities is ness classes, and lots of opportunity for socialRealtyTexas.com info@realtytexas.com Amazon Echo, a device that responds to verbal izing. This spring, Rabbit Hill Park at Teravista Facebook.com/RealtyTexasLLC commands and questions. Consumers can ask is opening a water park and Dinosaur Dig – a Alexa, the voice of Echo, for the weather and place for kids to experience a lifelike archeologito stream anything from a smartphone, tablet, cal dig. or computer. The device can build and operate a smart home by integrating with automation Changing culture hubs like Wink and SmartThings. The hands“Significant cultural changes are happening free device can even help host a trivia party, plus as a result of demographic shifts in society,” says dozens of other fun and convenient features. Sharp. “We’re seeing a blurring of the boundarAccording to Bailey, “The connected home is ies of identity and lifestyle, impacting how we one of the biggest trends we’re seeing.” define and society’s openness to what it means Something that hasn’t changed that much is to be ethnic, and decisions around marriage, that people still desire face-to-face interaction having children, staying single or LGBTQ.” with neighbors. That said, communities are now Sharp says that society today, especially in and working with community coordinators to proFront Page: Continued on page 28 vide fresh ideas for ways to encourage participa-

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Features of the Month Column: ABoR—ABoR South is moving to Manchaca Road.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg. 3 Column: WCREALTORS—Giving back to the community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 7 Special Feature: Builder breathes new life into established community. . . . . . . . . . . .pg. 8 Column: HBA—2017 Parade of Homes Builder Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 15 Column: AREAA—Happy Lunar New Year from AREAA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 21 Associates in Progress: Select Title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 25 Column: WCR—Inspiring brilliance, designing lives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 29 Upcoming Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 30


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President’s Column

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By Brandy Guthrie • 2017 President

Stay updated with your ABoR services, tools To grow your business prosperously, your is what your MLS service provides you. Keep all of your MLS tools and take advantage of other great benefits by renewing your MLS

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ur current south office is moving to 11200 Manchaca Road. Ste. 301, Austin, TX 78748 and will open its doors on Wednesday, March 1. Our original south office has been so popular, we’re moving to a bigger space to better fit your needs. You’ll have access to a closing room and larger classroom space. You’ll still find the REALTOR Store and same great service and hours at our new facility. Please note that our current south location will close February 24-28 while we move. Join us at the new facility for a Grand Opening REALTOR/Affiliate Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Stay tuned for more details to come soon.

TransactionDesk has all you need in one place TransactionDesk is now live in the ABoR MLS and hopefully you’ve gotten adjusted to this new MLS tool. TransactionDesk is a complete transaction management tool that is included in your subscription, meaning that it is free of charge! This tool comes with a number

of benefits such as a FREE e-signature tool, access to all ABoR and TAR forms, as well as checklists, templates, and faxing. Changes can require extra support, so you may call TransactionDesk support 24/7/365 at 800668-8768 with your technical or system questions. Sign up for recorded webinars, training options, and learn more at ABoR.com/ TransacationDesk.

Love is in the air at TREPAC Wine Tasting TREPAC is committed to sharing your voice at every level of government. Ultimately, its mission is to keep Central Texas a great place to live, work, and raise a family. TREPAC is celebrating the month of love with delicious wines and tasty bites. We are just a few days away from this year’s event, which will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 Crú at the Domain. Tickets are $65 each and are limited so purchase yours at ABoR.com/Wine Tasting. You’ll have the chance to bid high on silent auction items that support TREPAC as

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Past WCREALTORS President Jack Stapleton, center (standing) and Leisa Ormsbee, center (sitting), hold the first team meeting of the year since opening their new brokerage, Realty Texas, in Round Rock.

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Past Platinum Top 50 REALTORS' Broker of the Year Michael DaSilva of Avalar Austin congratulates Carol Dochen of Carol Dochen REALTORS on winning the award at this year's PT50 REALTORS Awards Banquet.

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John McClellan, center, and his team at Supreme Lending gather at the Austin Board of REALTORS 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards banquet to cheer on their friends and colleagues. They look forward to another year of clearing the path to homeownership for clients served by Austin's REALTORS. Buy Photo: RL_120916_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

AWARD WINNER Marjorie Tinnell of Independence Title wins the Trainer of the Year award at the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS awards banquet. Congratulations Marjorie, you deserve it!

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Jennifer Clarke of Independence Title welcomes of Intelligent Real Estate to the company's holiday party — it's just Independence Title's way of saying, "thank you" to their favorite REALTOR partners.

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Natalie Penland of Legacy Mutual Mortgage kicks off the year as Treasurer at the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association of Austin's monthly meeting at Austin Country Club. She and her colleague Stephanie Winans of Liberty Mutual Insurance welcome fellow colleagues while attending the meeting.

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e have all heard that saying "New Year, New You." As hopeful business people, we begin setting plans and goals on how to be the best version of ourselves. Just the idea that we can start with a clean slate for the new year is refreshing. Along with meeting personal goals and getting our business plan in effect, try to add helping your community. Why not consider helping a local organization, charity, join the chamber, show up to help serve pancakes for the Sertoma or Rotary clubs, and get involved with the City Council's planning and zoning departments? Have you considered helping Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing or food pantries? All of these groups need community volunteers. Because the Williamson County Association of REALTORS believes in giving back, we are committed to being involved with our different community services. REALTORS donate their time, money, experience and talents to help those in need. We've always done it and we are doing it this year. You can count on us for next year too.

Things you may not know about us: 1) We are involved in the Williamson county Habitat for Humanity - every year, our members congregate and assist in the building of homes. 2) We are involved in a massive annual food drive where last year we brought in over 27,000 pounds of food for our local food pantries. 3) We attend City Council and P&Z meetings to voice opinions about doing the right things for our cities and residents. 4) We attend the Hill Visits to talk to our Senators and Congressmen to work for homeowner's rights and concerns. 5) We have a Community Service and Governmental Affairs committee chaired and volunteered by very capable REALTORS who care about our county and its success for its residents. Being active in your Association and your communities broadens your network, increases consumer perceptions of the REALTOR brand, educates you and increases professionalism in our field; not to mention increases our economic growth. Get involved this year for a new you. RL

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ill Country Artisan Homes, a new luxury brand for Qualico, a North American Homebuilding Company with 65 years of experience, is starting to build homes in the Greater Austin area. Qualico has been building homes under the Pacesetter Homes brand in Austin since 2008. In 2015, Hill Country Artisan Homes acquired the last parcel of land available at the popular gated and master planned community, La Ventana, located in Driftwood, Texas. This final phase will be called The Preserve at La Ventana. At The Preserve at La Ventana, Hill Country Artisan Homes will feature custom homes from $600K to just over $1 million. When buyers show interest in purchasing one of the 65, one-acre to acre-and-a-half lots, Hill Country Artisan will present potential residents with a portfolio of masterfully designed plans from three different architecture firms. According to Roy Edmiston, senior project manager, “We also offer a fourth option. When buyers come in with their own plans, we would be happy to help actualize their dream home.” One thing to remember, says Roy, is that “Each Hill Country Artisan home offers a flexible layout, rich in

features and customization, to best match with a homebuyer's current stage in life.” La Ventana is a gated, luxury masterplanned community located in one of the most secluded, scenic and desirable areas close to Austin. While Driftwood covers three different school districts, this last and final phase of La Ventana is in the Wimberley school district. Residents of The Preserve, as well as original La Ventana neighbors, have fantastically unparalleled views, from thick woods to varying topography on site and adjacent surroundings. A meadow filled with Texas Longhorn cattle welcomes residents at the entrance to the community, which is one feature that makes this one of the more sought after Hill Country neighborhoods. There’s an equestrian trail for horseback riding and nearby stables. La Ventana is less than 22 miles southwest of downtown Austin, near the original Salt lick BBQ. Just nine miles from Dripping Springs, residents will find that daily errands suddenly become much more enjoyable. The city of Dripping Springs, notably the “gateway to the Hill Country,” offers lots of community events, a farmers market, rock-bottom creeks and abundant wildlife, not to mention all of the necessi-

ties, like a supermarket, banks, and a movie theater that will open soon. The long list of La Ventana amenities includes a beautiful community pool with lounge, playground, spa and sauna, gym and weight room, driving range and putting green, tennis and volleyball courts, picnic areas, and day horse corrals. The onsite clubhouse and full size commercial kitchen allows residents to host personal affairs or neighborhood functions. As if The Preserve at La Ventana’s location and amenities weren’t enough, there’s also the low property tax that draws potential homebuyers to the community. The Driftwood neighborhood has one of the lowest property taxes around, at 1.86 percent. Compare that to a 2.9 percent property tax rate just three miles away. For anyone interested in viewing the community, visit the model home today, constructed specifically for The Preserve at La Ventana. “What is so unique about the recently completed model is that it is like having two homes in one. A nana suite is attached to the house,

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which is ideal for live-in, older parents,” says Spero Stavros, new home custom specialist for Hill Country Artisan. The apartment has a private entrance and another door to the main house. It has a kitchen, bedroom, and living area, and a small, private courtyard. The model is valued at around $1.2 million. “The custom homes that are built to each buyer's specifications will include smart home capabilities”, says Spero. Do you love La Ventana but prefer a location north of the city? Then be sure to follow Hill Country Artisan Homes on social media so you won’t miss the opportunity to be first to check out Hill Country Artisan’s next expansion projects at Rio Ancho Ranch in Liberty Hill and Marbella in Leander. For more information contact Hill Country Artisan Homes Concierge at 512-640-2360. RL

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Cord and Ann Shiflet of Moreland Properties attend the Austin Board of REALTORS 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards banquet where Cord won the Salesperson of the Year award for 2016.

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T O S TA R T L I V I N G L A K E S I D E , C A L L 5 1 2 . 4 1 0 . 6 0 9 1 Lakeway’s newest, gated Lock & Leave neighborhood nestled directly on the Lake Travis shoreline. Lake Ridge residents enjoy carefree living just steps away from Austin’s most prestigious Yacht Club & Marina, Canyon Grille, and the award-winning amenities of Rough Hollow.

L a k e R i d g e R o u g h H o l l o w. c o m New home construction managed by LC Luxury Homes. Exclusively marketed by Legacy International Resort Properties. Obtain the Property Report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits of value, if any, of this property.

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AWARD WINNER David Pruitt of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS is recognized as Manager of the Year at the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS awards banquet.

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Mark Hairston of Supreme Lending hosts former KXAN reporter Kim Barnes of Barnes Team Media to teach an On Camera and Media class to REALTORS at Cover 3.

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Brian Carlock, Duke Kerrigan, MaryJane Ashmore, Quincy Crow, Danny Ellis, Kim Comiskey and Gary Schmitz, all of Hillwood Communities, welcome over 200 REALTORS to its grand opening of Wolf Ranch in Georgetown. The new community offers homes from the $300s by Coventry Homes, Drees Homes, M/I Homes, David Weekly Homes and Wilshire Homes.

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Chris Sachs, Byron "Buddy" Schilling and Leonard Guerrero, all of JB Goodwin REALTORS, join their friends and colleagues at the ABoR 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards event at the JW Marriott Austin.

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We’ve changed our name to Select Title. While our name may have changed, we still have the same great people and Round Rock location with a commitment to provide the very best service possible. Not only do we have a new name, Select Title has expanded its operation adding a new Title Plant that will make us even faster and more efficient for all of your closing needs. And with the addition of two new underwriters—Old Republic Title and Stewart Title, our roster of financial partners is stronger than ever. The New Year has brought about many exciting changes that can help strengthen your business. We’re equipped with the right people, resources, and the latest technology to provide an unequaled customer service experience. We are Select Title, where people always come first.

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Celeste Messer of MAX Avenue and Theresa Seibold of Seibold Properties glean some media tips from former KXAN reporter Kim Barnes of Barnes Team Media at the On Camera and Media class hosted by Mark Hairston of Supreme Lending.

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Past ABoR President Aaron Farmer honors Sandy Bednar of Distinct Austin Properties with the organization's Special Recognition Award at the 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards banquet at JW Marriott Austin.

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New home market expert Eldon Rude of 360º Real Estate Analytics presents his analysis of the 2016 Austin housing market and expects 14,000 to 14,500 housing starts in the Greater Austin region in 2017. With the pace of building well below what experts say is needed to serve the level of population growth, he says home prices are expected to increase.

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Isaac Named ABoR Affiliate of the Year for Second Year North American Title Company congratulates Business Consultant Christina Isaac, who was named the 2016 Affiliate of the Year by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. This is the second year Christina has received this prestigious award. NATC is proud to stand beside Christina as she serves Austin-area REALTORS®, lenders and the community at large. Visit Our Website:

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Luxury is on the Horizon at the 2017 Parade of Homes in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow

ast month the HBA and our friends at Rough Hollow invited REALTORS to join us in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow to see the progress on the spectacular homes coming together for the 2017 Parade of Homes May 12-29. We were excited to have more than 250 REALTORS attend the event, ask questions of the builders and learn more about this exclusive, gated, lakefront neighborhood within the Rough Hollow master-planned community. The Peninsula at Rough Hollow is truly a “diamond in the rough.” Situated on the crest of a hilltop overlooking beautiful Lake Travis, The Peninsula extends into Lake Travis along Rough Hollow’s western frontier and offers estate-sized home sites — perfect for expansive, luxury custom-built homes like those crafted for the HBA of Greater Austin’s Parade of Homes. Five sprawling, custom-built, state-of-theart homes crafted by some of the region’s finest custom builders are taking shape along the 2017 Parade route. This year’s Parade builders include Arbogast Custom Homes, Jenkins Design + Build, Lake Travis Builders, Laurel Haven Homes and Triton Custom Homes.

Mark your calendars for the Parade of Homes’ REALTOR Days on May 18th and 25th when we invite REALTORS to attend the Parade of Homes for free, using your business card as your ticket. Since the Parade is an amazing opportunity to gather design ideas for individual home projects, we invite you to purchase tickets to treat your clients to attend this one-of-a-kind event. Discounted early-bird tickets can be purchased through April 19th for just $12.50 each. Visit www.paradeofhomesaustin.com for details.

Parade of Homes Builder Spotlight Jenkins Design + Build As one of only a handful of true design-build firms, the Jenkins experience is more than just architecture and construction. With over 110 international, national, state, and local awards, plus a quarter century of designing and building homes, Jenkins Design + Build remains most proud of the meaningful experience they create for each and every one of their clients while they collaborate with them on their ideas and collectively compose designs to enhance their lives.

AVAILABLE: $1,600,000 This beautiful, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4,143 square foot home has a rustic charm and is decked out in modern appeal with its clean lines and high-tech conveniences.

About the home When the Jenkins design team first walked the empty lot at this homesite, the vast size of the lot and its proximity to the front of the neighborhood seemed to call for an expansive one-story home. The idea of a barn, the mere thought of which provokes the image of a community coming together to build something, seemed appropriate for the first home in the neighborhood. The four simple platonic masses of the architecture brought together in the center by an all-glass “link,” created a private courtyard in front and private pool/spa area in back. The design team wanted the architecture to be experienced, blurring the lines between indoors and out. The breezeway starts that journey, giving way to the well-appointed courtyard. The foyer, with its stone walls and indoor water fountain, is experienced subsequently. Ceilings are intentionally lower here to prepare for the vast vaulted ceilings to be experienced next. Large stackable glass doors and automated screens in the main Kitchen/Dining/Living space capture the yearround cross breezes without inviting in the

“winged neighbors.” Although the home feels like a barn with its rustic charm, it is decked out in modern appeal with its clean lines and high-tech conveniences. Earthy materials like 100-year-old reclaimed wood floors and native stone create a feeling of warmth and help balance its bright natural light. An outdoor pavilion connects the front yard to the back, providing a great place to grill and watch the game. The front courtyard is large enough to host neighborhood parties with its built-in seating and Bocce Ball court. Don’t miss the Dekton ultra-strong countertops and the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines lighting. Green features standard in a Jenkins Home, such as tankless water heaters and open cell foam insulation, keep maintenance costs economical, while smart home features like lighting and whole home audio inspire and enhance daily life. This Parade 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with 3-car garage will be available Spring 2017 for $1,600,000. For more information on this home as well as all the other homes in the 2017 Parade of Homes, visit www.paradeofhomesaustin.com. RL

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Dr. Jim Gaines of Texas A&M Real Estate Center presents his 2017 forecast to WCREALTORS members. Looks like blue skies are in store for the 2017 Austin real estate market.

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Doug Land of Kuper Sothebys International Real Estate thanks his friends at Independence Title — Marjorie Tinnell, Jay Southworth and Phyliss (Avery) Anderson for all their help and great customer service in 2016. They enjoyed some food and drinks at the Independence Title holiday party. Download Photo: RL_020217_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Joni Langle of Highlands Realty, Jodi Gregg of Independence Title, Ryan Rogers of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty and Kay DaSilva of Avalar Austin are blown away at the homes being built for the 2017 Parade of Homes in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow. They can't wait to see them finished when they return for REALTOR Days on May 18th and 25th.

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Valorie Doyle of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS is honored with the Community Service award at the Austin Board of REALTORS' 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards Winners banquet.

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LIMITED TIME REALTOR INCENTIVE $3,000 TRAVEL VOUCHER OR CASH In celebration of hosting the Spring 2017 Home Builder’s Association of Greater Austin Parade of Homes™, The Peninsula at Rough Hollow is pleased to announce a limited time Realtor Incentive on our four remaining Parade Homes.

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Chad Goldwasser, principal of Pure Gold Realty, and Isaac Torres, principal of Isaac Torres Realty Group, check out the five homes that will debut at the 2017 Parade of Homes in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow May 12-29. Four of the five homes are for sale and are priced over $1M. For a limited time, REALTORS will receive a $3,000 travel voucher or cash at closing for any of the four Parade Homes currently for sale.

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Alisha Kelley and Yvette Boatright, both of Realty Austin, attend the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS event to support the more than 30 Realty Austin agents nominated for the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS Award.


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The crew from KB Home makes their rounds at the WCREALTORS holiday shopping event to see if they can find any goodies. Pictured left to right are: Rob Ruiz, Monika Leandry and Stan Ramos.

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Cheryl Scully of Austin Title and Karen McGrath of JB Goodwin REALTORS attend the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS Awards event — where Karen was a finalist — Good job Karen!

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AWARD WINNER Christina Isaac of North American Title wins the Austin Board of Realtors' Affiliate of the Year Award at the 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards banquet at the JW Marriott Austin.

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Liz Don Carlos of Scott Felder Homes and Debbie Horridge of Builders Update find their way to their seats at the HBA/ABoR 2017 Housing Forecast at the JW Marriott Austin. Over 650 people attended the event to see how the local market will fare in 2017.

Axia is now in Austin! Who We Are Axia Home Loans is the only 100% employee-owned full-service mortgage banking firm in the nation. Founded during the housing crisis in 2007, Axia has grown more than 20% year over year while offering superior customer service and adhering to the highest ethical standards. The company thrives by providing access to cutting edge technology and a wide array of products and customized lending solutions.

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he Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a non-profit professional trade organization that was founded in 2003 by real estate professionals from California and Texas. It is dedicated to promoting homeownership within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and is the only trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the Asian real estate market nationwide. AREAA’s membership represents a broad array of real estate, mortgage and housingrelated professionals that serve the diverse Asian American market. Membership includes housing and real estate professionals of all cultural backgrounds and is open to those who support the mission of increasing sustainable homeownership in the Asian community. AREAA Austin chapter was started in 2013. We offer events to the general public (e.g. Austin Housing Fair, Homebuying 101 workshops), educational classes to the real estate community (e.g. Feng Shui, FIRPTA, Multi-cultural Selling, Introduction to Commercial Real Estate, Non Traditional Loans, etc) and networking events.

We also reach out directly to our communities through booths at the Lunar New Year and Diwali festivities. Annually, we help a deserving Asian American family rebuild their home at the AREAA Building Community Day (ABCD). One of the key strengths of the organization is its national reach. With 15,000 members, 37 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, 51 ethnicities represented and 27 languages spoken, the AREAA offers extensive networking opportunities. We have our voices heard at the National Policy Summit in Washington D.C. every year in May. Join us this April 21-23 in Miami, Florida for the Global Luxury Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel! And if that is not enough, AREAA offers multiple trade missions to Asia each year. If you are looking to grow your business internationally, join AREAA and it will open doors for you! Check us out at www.areaa.org! Like us on facebook.com/AREAAaustin. And see you at the next AREAA Austin event! In Chinese, we greet you “Gōngxῐ fācái” and in Vietnamese, “Chúc Mừng Năm Mới”. Once again, Happy Lunar New Year! RL

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Jan Hill and Tracy St. Pierre, both of City Bank Mortgage, and Michelle Goldberg of Stonegate Mortgage attend the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association's first meeting of the year at the Austin Country Club. The Association hosted the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association's general counsel John C. Fleming.

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Gary Gentry of Keller Williams Realty wins the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS Career Achievement of the Year award at the PT50 REALTORS Awards Banquet.

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This master- planned community includes miles of hike and bike trails, a private residents’ pool and outdoor pavilion, green space boundaries, tree-lined private entry and more. MLS

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AWARD WINNER Marilyn Van Uum, left, of Independence Title and Jeanette Spinelli, center, of Keller Williams Realty, congratulate Adrianne McEwen, of Keller Williams Realty, on winning her place in the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS of Austin. The three ladies attended the annual PT50 awards banquet.

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Lily Lynn of Realty Austin wins a Visa Gift Card at the Crescent Communities Poker Run Casino Night where REALTORS selling in Bryson, Belterra and Rough Hollow, along with properties outside of Austin, were recognized for their success. Download Photo: RL_021317_F.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Kathleen Kelby of EXP Realty gets a sneak peak at the Jenkins Design + Build home being built for the 2017 Parade of Homes in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow. These $1M plus homes are for sale and for a limited time, REALTORS will receive a $3,000 travel voucher or cash at closing for any of the 2017 Parade homes by Arbogast Custom Homes, Laurel Haven Homes, Triton Custom Homes and Jenkins Design Build.

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AWARD WINNER Kathy Mayer of Travisso and Derrick Jones of Austin City Living case the 2017 Housing Forecast for potential Parade of Homes builders for the 2018 event to be hosted in Travisso in Leander. Builders interested in being a part of this group should contact Derrick.

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Loren Dicky of Rough Hollow Lakeway, Bill Hayes of Legend Communities and Staci Wimbush of Legacy International Resort Properties, welcome more than 250 REALTORS to the 2017 Parade of Homes Luxury on the Horizon VIP REALTOR event to see the progress of the homes coming together for the main event May 12-29. The Peninsula at Rough Hollow boasts 360º views of Lake Travis.

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Jayna Love of Keller Williams Realty makes her acceptance speech at the Austin Board of REALTORS 2017 Installation and 2016 Industry Awards Banquet where she was named Rookie of the Year.

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Keller Williams Realty agents Lisa Hall and Kim Henry ask Curt Sexton of Laurel Haven Homes about his inspiration for his sprawling 6,600 sq. ft. home he's building for the 2017 Parade of Homes in The Peninsula at Rough Hollow. This home sits on a hilltop with 360º views of Lake Travis and includes a twostory closet and separate catering kitchen.. Download Photo: RL_021317_O.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Roxanne Ford, Jim Barringer and Brittany Morrison, all of Austin Title, meet up with REALTORS and homebuilders at the HBA/ ABoR 2017 Housing Forecast event where they learned about consumer homebuying trends, international, national, state and local forces impacting the market and a forecast of what to expect for 2017. Download Photo: RL_021017_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

More than 200 REALTORS attended and dined in the beautiful clear tent showcasing Barefoot Park in Wolf Ranch — a new community in Georgetown with homes starting in the $300s.

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Dull, CESP, branch manager and senior escrow officer for Select Title. To serve the Austin area, Select Title has an office in the Round Rock area, but is open to additional locations as new opportunities arise. “We are interested in expanding our footprint wherever we can find good, hard working and customer service oriented title professionals.” Serving real estate agents, institutional

fice locations that served the Austin, Dallas and Houston markets. Now operating as Select Title, the company has committed to opening four new offices and will add its own Title Plant, allowing them to quickly and efficiently address closing needs and customer service requests.

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different types of transactions and the skill set to help guide them through the exciting and important financial transaction that is represented by buying, selling, building or refinancing their house,” says Dull, who is responsible for ensuring that customers are satisfied, employees are happy and professionally motivated. In addition to its rebranding, one major change Select Title is experiencing is related to the Federal government and its involvement with lending, real estate disclosures and title transactions. “The legislature is in session this year, and various parties have proposed legislation that could affect how the title industry services their clients,” Dull says. “It’s an exciting time in our industry, and Select Title will be prepared to serve effectively as changes are

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watch the growth, but have been able to help others to make the American Dream come true,” she says. “I am — Aisha Dull, Branch Manager thankful to get to be part of this experience every day.” Dull says that this same mindset and dedication to exemplary customer service runs throughout the company. “At Select Title, we will do everything in our power to meet the needs of our clients in a professional, caring and compassionate way,” Dull says. “This is the most important and biggest financial transaction the average perimplemented.” For Dull, a native Austinite, watching the son will ever be involved with in their lives. change and growth of the real estate market The team at Select Titles appreciates that and has been an exciting experience. “Over the wants to help make that a wonderful and repast 20 years, I have been able to not only warding experience.” RL

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AWARD WINNER More than 650 industry professionals attend the HBA/ABoR 2017 Housing Forecast at the JW Marriott Austin.

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Penny Green of Willow Bend Mortgage and Kristin Carroll of Sente Mortgage keep up with industry issues affecting their business by attending the Austin Mortgage Banker Association's monthly luncheons. The January guest speaker was the Texas Mortgage Banker Association's general counsel John C. Fleming. Download Photo: RL_020517_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Kelley Murphy of First American Title, Debora Flores of Coldwell Banker United REALTORS, Doreen Dillard of Coldwell Banker United REALTORS and Roxanne Ford of Austin Title attend the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS Awards Banquet to cheer on their friends and colleagues.

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Leonard Guerrero of JB Goodwin REALTORS thanks the Austin Board of REALTORS for recognizing him as the 2016 REALTOR of the Year—one of the highest honors bestowed by the organization.

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around Austin, is open to cultural fluidity more than ever. Staci Wimbush, vice president of marketing at Legacy International Resort Properties, says that to stay appealing to cultural and population shifts in a community like Rough Hollow, “it’s important to encourage builder partners to maintain a particular price segmentation and ensure we have options for various demographics.” For example, Bailey says that at Brookfield he’s seeing less need for multiple bedrooms. “The typical starter home has always been three to four beds. Now, buyers are coming in and asking for one and two bedroom homes, thanks, in part, to singles becoming one of the fastest home buying demographics. Of the singles population, the fastest growing group of buyers are educated females with high incomes. They rank just behind married couples. “Unmarried women are also statistically proven to default less,” says Sharp.

What consumers want Sharp’s goals are to help clients anticipate changing needs, behaviors, and attitudes of homebuyers, and how builders and REALTORs can profit from continually shifting trends. One thing Sharp has observed is that in the past, homebuilders designed and built what they want in a “If you build it, they will come” approach. Now, builders are working with trend experts to develop concepts and strategies that even buyers may not be able to anticipate. Many buyers still want to feel welcome to provide input on the design of their homes, but there is one distinct difference, says Sharp. It’s not unusual to hear from buyers, “I like the home you have, but I want to be able to make modifications as my lifestyle changes over the

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years, or over the day.” In other words, we’re no longer a society dominated by first-time homebuyers on a predictable trajectory: Newly married couple to family unit, followed by empty nesters to finally living with grown children or moving to a mature living community or facility. One of the biggest ways the modern buyer’s lifestyle is impacting the homebuilding industry is increasing patronization of on-demand businesses. According to Bailey, Brookfield’s partner builders are limiting pantry sizes. Because of the inundation of the grocery-delivery industry, heads of families no longer need to stock up on food from a weekly supermarket run. Kantar Futures has also predicted that the need for multiple garages is not as big now as in the past since more people are starting to rely on ride-sharing. But not all communities respond to trend metrics in the same way. Rather than going from a three to two or one-car garage, Ramia says many Newland buyers still want the extra space, which they are able to convert into a workshop or storage units, reinforcing the desire for adaptability. At Rancho Sienna in Georgetown, Ramia adds “there are options to build some garage space to be used as additional living space.” And as far as accommodating a changing makeup of family units, at Legacy International,, Wimbush says that buyers are requesting separate wings, casitas, or mother-in-law plans. But these mini apartments have other uses too, like using their at-home, independent living spaces for shortterm rentals for out-of-towners or vacationers, via services like Airbnb. At the Forecast, Rude said “job growth is the engine that drives housing demand.” As long as builders continue on a path of adaptability, we can experience many more years of a strong and stable housing market. RL

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his year is an exciting year for Austin WCR as we are celebrating 60 years as a networking group. Our goal is to make everyone who comes to our meetings and events feel welcome and special. Everyone has a gift and we encourage them to be as brilliant as the diamond they are. Our very first meeting was full of inspiration. Our “Why WCR” spotlight member Jennifer Lish shared with us her story and we were all excited to hear more. Darlene Templeton gave us insight into the difference between dreams and goals in her amazing talk on “goals are dreams with deadlines.” One of the big takeaways was that action is key: not just writing a goal down but sharing with someone as that solidifies the goal. Overall, we enjoyed a successful meeting with two new members joining as a result of the meeting as they, too, were inspired and were able to see why WCR is such an amazing organization to be a part of. Please remember to renew your membership at http://www.wcr.org/

www.myRealtyLine.com or https://www.facebook.com/wcr.austin/ . Our mission statement states: “We are a network of successful REALTORS, advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities we serve.” We are moving in a new direction this year and the changes coming will be good. This is the last year to have a theme and ours is “Inspiring Brilliance Designing Lives.” As an industry, we have very full lives, and it is quite a balancing act. We hope to inspire others to see the “diamonds” that they are and we want to be polished to shine brighter with professionalism, knowledge, integrity, and a high standard of ethics, to lead others to the same. The outcome we desire is to produce

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Music, music, music! Our “2nd Annual Winter White Party” was a hit, and bringing back “Suede” was essential to making this networking event a “dance party”! Thanks to all who made this a special evening. We are very excited to see what the rest of the year brings to all of our fabulous members.

Coming up In February, we have our WCR District meeting before Winter Meeting starts. We encourage everyone to come to Winter Meeting as well as the free CE classes throughout the next few months. Our Education/Programs committee will bring to us, on February 13th, a three-hour CE RPR course, free to members. WCR will host a “Tale of Three Cities” — what inquiring REALTORS want to know. Please mark your calendars for our Annual TREPAC Cake Auction on April 13th at the Austin Board of REALTORS office. For more highlights and information visit our website at http://www.wcr.org/chapter-sites/texas/austin/

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Continuing Education Classes Friday, February 17th Stewart Title: Legal Update II Stewart Title North, 183 North Oak Knoll – Training Room 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / RSVP Required Friday, February 17th Stewart Title: MLS On the Go Stewart Title Lake Travis @ Lohmans Crossing 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. / RSVP Required Friday, March 3rd Stewart Title: Broker Responsibility Stewart Title North Mopac — Training Room 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. / RSVP Required

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Monthly Meetings Wednesday, March 1st AMBA Monthly Meeting Austin Country Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19th CRS Austin Bi-Monthly Meeting Westwood Country Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

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Realty Line February 2017 Issue  

Putting a face on real estate since 1995. The Realty Line February 2017 Issue focuses on the the 2017 Housing Forecast and the trend toward...

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