Monthly Archives: September 2012

Upcoming Events In and Around Dripping Springs!

If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out these fun, upcoming events benefiting some great causes right here in your community!

RUN BY THE CREEK

WHAT: 5/10K Race

WHERE: 195 Roger Hanks Parkway, Hwy 290 W, Dripping Springs, TX

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 30th at 8am

There’s still time to register! For more information please visit http://www.runbythecreek.com

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WHAT: Schoolhouse Golf Scramble

WHEN: Thursday, October 18th, 11:30am – 9pm

WHERE: Grey Rock Golf Club, 7401 Hwy 45
Austin, TX 78739

For more information contact erin@pioneerbanktexas.com

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WHAT: 18th Annual Dripping Springs Chili Cook-Off

WHEN: Saturday, October 20th

WHERE: Dripping Springs Ranch Park

For more information please visit http://www.dscoctx.com

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WHAT: CrossFit Dripping Springs, Muddy Pumpkin Challenge & Costume Contest

WHEN: October 27th, 9am

WHERE: 207 W Mercer St, in front of the Barber Shop

To register visit ocourseracing.com or for more information email info@crossfitdrippingsprings.com 

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How’s the market in the Austin Area?

The housing market is doing well in Austin-Area!  These are the just released market statistics from the Austin Board of Realtors.

As you can see, the Austin-Area home sales volume increased again and the median home price is at a 10 year high. Here’s a few more stats from ABOR:

2,397 – Single-family homes sold, 21 percent more than August 2011.

$212,000 – Median price for single-family homes, six percent more than August 2011.

61 – Average number of days that single-family homes spent on the market, 18 days less than August 2011.

2,740 – New single-family home listings on the market, 15 percent more than August 2011.

7,262 – Active single-family home listings on the market, 17 percent less than August 2011.

2,207 – Pending sales for single-family homes, 23 percent more than August 2011.

4.0 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, 1.7 months less than August 2011.

$663,700,536 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 30 percent more than August 2011.

To read the full article, please visit http://www.austinhomesearch.com/pages/austin-market-update

Could this be the end to traffic at the “Y” at Oak Hill?

For everyone who has wasted hours of their lives sitting in traffic at the “Y” in Oak Hill where Hwys 290 and 71 meet, TXDOT has a plan that will soon go into effect to help ease your traffic woes. Though not a permanent solution, the new intersection is something that Austin has never seen before and will hopefully end some of the traffic nightmares commuters have grown accustomed to.

Check out the video below of a continuous flow intersection in Salt Lake City to see what Austin has in store. What do you think – could this be the end of the crazy traffic in Oak Hill?