Austin, Texas

Live Music Capital of the World.

People are drawn to the Texas capital's music, outdoor spaces and cultural institutions. Austin was established along the Colorado River on the edge of the Hill Country in 1839. Originally named "Waterloo," Austin remains rich in history, from the bronze statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan that greets visitors near the river, to the stately Capitol that anchors downtown, to the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin.

Named the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has a plethora of music venues and local bands to entertain endless crowds. However, musicians should think about finances before moving, as many say it's difficult to make a living in music in Austin. Still, a number of well-established locales are regularly booked and host major musical acts. The metro area is home to banner music festivals like Austin City Limits, a two-weekend-long fall event featuring major headliners and lesser-known acts, as well as South by Southwest, an annual set of film, interactive media and music festivals held in March. Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has become beloved as a pioneering festival of progressive music and comedy.

Austin is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. That may be great news for the local economy, but a tough pill to swallow for people shopping for a home. The median sale price for a single-family home in Austin is well above the national median. However, Austinites' pocketbooks benefit from no personal or corporate income tax, and a low state and local tax rate.

Summers in Austin take some getting used to, with temperatures often scorching. The metro area experiences mild weather throughout the rest of the year, though temperatures have been known to drop in the winter.

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About Michele Turnquist

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3700 Bee Caves Road Suite 102
Austin, TX 78746

Fourth-generation Austinite and the founder and owner of Engel & Völkers Austin.

Locals have always known that Austin, TX is a great place to live. Over the past few years, the rest of the world has discovered Austin, too. With an estimated 110 people moving here every day, Forbes has declared Austin the fastest growing city in the U.S. four years in a row.

Now more than ever, Austin and Central Texas home buyers and sellers need a trusted professional realtor with a deep understanding of the local market. With the right guidance, the local residential real estate market offers attractive opportunities for sales, leasing, building and investing. Buyers and sellers can make the most of their money with the help of an expert advisor.

Michele Turnquist is a fourth-generation Austinite and the founder and owner of Engel & Völkers Austin, formerly known as Turnquist Partners Realtors. With more than three decades of experience as a top-producing luxury real estate advisor, Michele has consistently been recognized by Luxury League, Elite 25 Austin, and Austin Business Journal. More recently she was inducted into Engel & Völkers Private Office, an exclusive group of 31 real estate advisors comprising the top 1% globally of E&V. In addition, she is a founding member of the President's Advisory Council for Brokerage Leadership in North America.

Michele has deep roots in Central Texas, dating back more than 100 years and beginning with her great-great grandfather, John McDonald. As mayor of Austin in the 1890s, he oversaw the construction of the Colorado River first dam, which created the reservoir and spurred Austin's original development boom. Carrying on his legacy, Michele has developed and marketed Lake Austin waterfront property since the mid-1980s. Whether it's a lakefront property or a downtown high-rise, one thing is for certain - Michele knows Austin.

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Turnquist Partners specializes in upscale and luxury real estate, and there is no other company that understands the Austin market better. Our unsurpassed reputation is complemented by our longevity, and we have a team of over 80 experienced professionals eager to help you achieve your real estate goals. Whether you're looking to buy or sell a luxury property, or a starter home, a condominium or a farm, choose Turnquist Partners, Austin Realtors®.

No matter what type of home you're looking for, you'll find it in Austin, Texas. The local real estate market is diverse, offering plenty of choices to perspective homebuyers. As you browse the Austin MLS, you'll find waterfront properties boasting breathtaking views, modern luxury condominiums, new construction houses in master-planned neighborhoods, and expansive equestrian estates and farm properties. Regardless of your budget, Turnquist Partners Realtors® are here to help you find that perfect home you've been dreaming of.

If you're interested in buying or selling real estate in Austin, Texas, or if you're just curious about the local market, email Turnquist Partners Realtors® or call 1-800-282-3939. While we're known locally as a luxury real estate agency, we work with all price points - after all, luxury isn't what we sell, it's what we offer.

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The Austin real estate market is one of the hottest markets in the country right now, and there's never been a better time to sell your home. Whether you're relocating to another city, are ready to upgrade to something a little nicer, or are thinking about downsizing to something that requires a little less work to maintain, you have a few big decisions ahead of you. Firstly, you'll need to decide if you're going to sell your home on your own or enlist the services of a professional real estate agent, because if you choose to work with an agent, they can help you answer the next major questions: how much to price your home for, and if you should buy another before selling this one.
From starter homes, to dream homes and even castles (yes, we can help with those, too) Engel & Völkers provides an exceptional, personalized buying experience. We believe luxury goes beyond any object, property or price point-it's personal and it's priceless. It's about the richness of life that begins and ends in the most important space we know: home.

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Years ago when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum.

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