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Most Potential Home Sellers Prepping to Sell after Stay-At-Home Orders

Seventy-seven percent of potential sellers are preparing to put their homes on the market at the end of stay-at-home orders, with half of those using the time to complete do-it-yourself home improvement projects, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey, which polls Realtors® on their clients’ behaviors during the pandemic. “After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening …

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This Week: 25 Percent of Realtors® Say Homes Going under Contract without In-person Showing

Twenty-five percent of Realtors® who put homes under contract this week did so without an in-person showing for at least one of their clients, according to a National Association of Realtors® survey. In general, Realtors® have been proceeding with real estate activities during the pandemic using virtual tours, e-signatures, and other online tools. Of the clients who put an offer on a home, the median amount of homes “toured” before …

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Rough Hollow Elementary Construction on Pace for August 

Construction on Rough Hollow Elementary School in Lake Travis Independent School District is approximately 65 percent complete, with the district’s seventh elementary school on track to open in August 2020. In the master-planned community of Rough Hollow, the $33 million facility will have over 102,000 square feet and accommodate up to 850 students. The project was approved by voters in a November 2017 bond. Angela Frankhouser, the former principal of …

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City of Austin Approves $4 Million to Combat Zebra Mussels

The City of Austin approved spending up to $4 million over the next five years on copper sulfate, a liquid chemical compound that is expected to help combat an infestation of zebra mussels in Lake Austin and Lake Travis. According to KVUE, the City also will work to “retrofit water intake structures to reduce the risk of the chemical killing fish and other wildlife.” Zebra mussels are small but invasive …

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Lake Travis Economic Forecast Luncheon

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Lake Travis Economic Forecast Luncheon on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The event will provide a forecast of south Lake Travis area growth and development, according to several speakers: Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Doug Land, Lakeway City Manager Julie Oakley, and Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox. The event will …

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Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon and holiday shopping bazaar at its December meeting. The event will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High 5 in The Oaks, 1502 RR 620 South, in Lakeway. Lunch is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Retailers who would like to be a part of the bazaar can apply for onsite selling, …

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Lake Travis ISD Earns ‘A’ in 2019 State Accountability Rating System

The Lake Travis Independent School District has earned an ‘A’ rating from the Texas Education Agency’s 2019 accountability system, which ranks districts and campuses from A to F and campuses from 0 to 100. The ratings are based largely on how well students perform on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), but also include factors such as Graduation Rates; College, Career and Military Readiness; and weighted performances …

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State of Lake Travis Independent School District

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon featuring Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster, who will discuss the “State of the District.” According to the Chamber, exemplary-rated LTISD with over 10,000 students is the “#1 reason people are moving to our little haven in the Hill Country,” and the event is billed as an opportunity to “be in the know about the latest on …

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Lake Travis In the Water Boat Show

The Lake Travis In the Water Boat Show will be held from Friday, September 13, 2019 through Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Hurst Harbor Marina on Lake Travis. This free event open to the public will feature area boat dealers with “end of season deals on new and brokerage boats.” The event also will include live music and food trucks. Billed as “the best way to see all local dealers …

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Caution Urged over Zebra Mussels in Lake Travis

The Travis County Parks Department urged caution recently for those visiting Lake Travis, due to an increase in injuries from invasive Zebra Mussels that are proliferating across the waterways. Zebra Mussels are very small but have sharp edges and can cut the skin of humans and animals. They are found on rocks along the shoreline, on the underwater portion of docks, on buoys, alongside boats, virtually anywhere solid that they …