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Diaper Cake Challenge SUCCESS!

TJ Lewis Real Estate was so excited to be able to participate Reveal Resource Center’s Diaper Cake Challenge! In all, 50,112 diapers were donated, wrapped and built into a cake to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the largest diaper cake ever built! 

At TJ Lewis, our diaper drive goal was to collect and contribute 3000 diapers and we also hit our goal! TJ Lewis agents, clients and friend graciously donated 3290 diapers for this event! 

We are so thankful to be part of such a giving community and for impact we can have our those in need around us! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and donated diapers, money and time to make this event such a success! 

 

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TJ Lewis Sponsoring Diaper Cake Challenge

TJ Lewis Real Estate is excited to be joining Reveal Resource Center as a sponsor for their Diaper Cake Challenge – an event to collect diapers for families in need in partnership with the Austin Diaper Bank.

Reveal Resource Center is hosting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD breaking event to build the worlds “Largest Diaper Cake” on Saturday, September 26th at Reveal Resource Center (RRC)! At TJ Lewis, we are joining as a sponsor in this event by hosting a diaper drive on September 21st where we will collect diapers from 2-5 PM at our office (11814 Jollyville Rd STE 104, Austin, TX 78759).

  • WHAT: TJ Lewis Diaper Drive
  • WHEN: September 21, 2020 from 2-4 PM
  • WHERE: 11814 Jollyville Rd STE 104, Austin, TX 78759
  • GOAL: Collect 3000 Diapers!

Why?

RRC began helping families with diapers in January of 2020, unaware of the actual need in our community. With the partnership of Austin Diaper Bank, RRC receives 6000 diapers a month which helps serve approximately 240 babies a month but there are still many more in need. Our goal is to help collect 50,000 diapers to help serve families for another year.

How can you help?

Our goal at TJ Lewis is to collect at least 3,000 diapers. It sounds like a lot but it’s possible with the your help! It’s approximately 25 large boxes or 100 single packs. We will collect diapers on Monday, September 21st from 2-5 PM at our office, but 

How can I help if I can’t make the event?

If you cannot make the event but would like to donate diapers, you can connect with your personal TJ Lewis agent to deliver yours. RRC also accepts donations on their website.

Who is Reveal Resource Center?

Reveal Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit food pantry and clothes closet. Our mission is to feed families through spiritual and physical resources. Our vision is to change lives within Central Texas by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, through meeting basic needs while sharing the gospel. RRC serves up to 400 families weekly, approximately 1,600 people distributing approximately 20,000 pounds of food with the help of 100+ Volunteers each week. 

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of social gatherings in late September, we are all limited in the involvement we can personally have record breaking day. … STAY TUNED to the Facebook Event!

Austin’s Top Moments from 2016

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What a year 2016 has been! What stands out to you from the year now almost behind us? With the year coming to a close, I wanted to take a look back on the most memorable, controversial and newsworthy stories in Austin for 2016. Here are five…
  • In an event that hosted likely the most famous visitor to Austin this year and the cause of the most traffic gridlock in one day, President Obama visits SXSW in March to talk tech and how that industry can help solve some of our nations problems (LINK). First Lady Michelle Obama also was there to talk female empowerment and to promoter her “Let Girls Learn” initiative (LINK)
  • In the most publicized local political story of the year, Uber & Lyft leave Austin in May after losing the Prop. 1 Referendum. This allows numerous Austin start-ups to take over the unregulated ridesharing market in town (LINK) Uber & Lyft met with city council staffers in August as a first step towards trying to bring their services back to town but no  resolution has happened yet (LINK)
  • In probably the most controversial Austin story of the year, local Austinite, Jordan Brown, drew national attention when he sued Whole Foods for allegedly writing an anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered from its bakery. Whole Foods responded swiftly  denying Brown’s story and releasing a video contradicting his claim. Brown quickly dropped his suit and the grocer dropped its counter-suit (LINK).
  • Odds are pretty good you know someone directly affected by this next piece of news. Dell merges with EMC in September in a deal worth $58 Billion. The now combined companies are Central Texas’ largest private employer with some 140,000 employees (LINK)
  • The most recurring piece of news for Austin this year (and the last number of years) is the 157 people per day who moved to the Austin area mid-2014 to mid-2015 (LINK). Austin’s growth ranks No. 2 nationwide for cities of at least 500,000 people, but the suburbs are actually growing much swifter (LINK)
What stands out to you from 2016? Please share with me because it’s more interesting when I hear from a voice not in my head.
And Three Bonus Stories…
  • In news that matters more than anything else to a lot of people in Austin, Tom Herman becomes the new head coach of the Texas Longhorns. Charlie Strong is Fired (LINK).
  • Perhaps the saddest news of the year was the tragic death of 16 people in a hot air balloon crash in Lockhart (LINK)
  • Water levels in local lakes continue to rise and recover from lows during the recent drought. In November, Lake Travis was the highest it had been in 8 years (LINK) and some lakes had to close to recreational boating because they were too high (LINK)!

PS: I started a new YouTube channel called Real Estate. Real Answers. which gives honest answers to real estate questions. PLEASE take a moment to check it out and SUBSCRIBE because I guarantee you’ll come across someone in 2017 who is thinking of buying or selling and could use these answers!

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: KPfaffe@cityscapepg.com

m: 512-636-9707 w: AustinHomes4You.com

Williamson County Market Update – July 2016

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Rather watch than read? Click image for video!

In Williamson County, which includes Round Rock, Georgetown and most of Cedar Park and Leander, home prices rose 6.6 percent versus last July to $262,000 and home sales volume decreased by 6.5. On average, homes spent two days fewer on the market and the housing inventory declined slightly to 2.4 months.

What do these numbers mean? Well, home prices in Central Austin will continue to push home buyers to places like Round Rock and Cedar Park as affordability becomes a serious issue in Austin. Home values should continue to grow, inventory should stay very low and I would expect that any significant slowing in the market would be seen in Austin before Williamson County.
If you want to know more about the Austin market, you can visit this other post and if you are thinking of selling your home in Williamson County and want more information on how this information is affecting your neighborhood or home in particular, drop me a note or call me and I’d be happy to help!