Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Looking for a special family activity to attend next weekend? Do you enjoy great music and jazz?  Then this event is for you. April 28, 29, & 30, 2017 The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival will be held for all you Lake Kiowa residents who are into Jazz and Art, and special Kids activities...For all Transportation questions be sure to see how to get here below.

The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival for 2017 will be a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. World Renown for it's graduates in the music field, The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the city of Denton. This annual event will be held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, and this event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Fun for the family, friends and those who enjoy outdoor events, we invite you to join in on all the fun.

If you are not familiar with this prestigious festival and The Festival Foundation,This is really a big deal in Texas and surrounding states too. The Festival Foundation uses proceeds from booth rentals and concession sales to support the arts throughout the city of Denton, Texas.  Arts facilities, service organizations, and preservation projects have all been the recipients of the proceeds from past events, in addition to public art for the enjoyment of all. This is a great time to find out more about the historical events our great State of Texas has to offer. Come see the best that Denton has to offer – the sights, sounds and flavors that make up the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival are perfect for all ages.

Unfortunately, due to the large crowds we ask that you leave your pets at home – SERVICE DOGS ONLY, PLEASE and NO COOLERS IN THE JAZZ AREA!

Denton Arts & Jass Festival 2017 Headliners Include:

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison - (Friday, 9:00 pm – Jazz Stage) In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner JACK DEJOHNETTE has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of his creative associations is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Omette Coleman, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many more.

He is one of the most consistently inventive jazz percussionists in history, having emerged in the 1960's playing with John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, Thelonius Monk, Keith Jarrett and many others. Considered one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th Century, DeJohnette incorporates elements of jazz, free jazz, world music and R & B, making him one of the most highly regarded and in-demand drummers. His style has been called unique; one critic wrote that he is not merely a drummer but a "percussionist, colourist and epigrammatic commentator mediating the shifting ensemble densities" and that "his drumming is always a part of the music's internal construction". Modern Drummer magazine, in a 2004 interview, called DeJohnette's drumming "beyond technique".

The list of his creative associations is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Omette Coleman, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many more. Born in Chicago to a family where music appreciation was a high priority, he first studied piano and later added drums to his repertoire when joining his high school concert band. "As a child, I listened to all kinds of music and I never put them into categories:, he recalls. "I had formal lessons on piano and listened to opera, country and western, rhythm and blues, swing, jazz, whatever. To me, it was all music and all great. I've kept that integrated feeling about music, all types of music, and just carried it with me. I've maintained that belief and feeling in spite of the ongoing trend to try and compartmentalize people and music."

The son of saxophonists John Coltrane and jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, RAVI COLTRANE is a tenor and soprano saxophonist, band leader and composer. He has fronted a variety of jazz line-ups, recorded critically-hailed albums as a leader and produced recordings by other artists, including his mother, and founded an independent record label.

Ben Ratliff of the New York Times wrote this about Ravi's 2005 album In Flux: "Mr. Coltrane avoids tired song structures and doesn't want to bore you. He's fascinated on one hand by miniatures and on the other by the idea of longer songs that sound like collective improvisation from start to finish. It's a record you can point to and say: This is what jazz sounds like now in New York."

The godson of Jack DeJohnette, MATTHEW GARRISON has been called "an electric bass virtuoso" and is considered one of the most technically gifted jazz musicians of his generation. The son of bassist Jimmy Garrison, he began to play professionally in 1994 and has performed with the likes of Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, John McLaughlin and toured with Whitney Houston on her Nothing But Love tour in 2010.

In 2012 Matthew, along with his business partner Fortuna Sung, opened ShapeShifter Lab which is quickly becoming one of the most important and influential music venues in New York. The Brooklyn based venue features performances by the most important artists on the music scene today and has been voted by Time Out New York (2013) as one of the best 10 venues in New York and by Downbeat (2014) as one of the best jazz venues in the world.

Aaron Neville - (Saturday, 9:00 pm – Jazz Stage) Although AARON NEVILLE is often compared to singer Sam Cooke in terms of sheer vocal refinement, he has a voice and style uniquely his own. He is well known as part of the New Orleans sound of The Neville Brothers. Musically, of course, you know Aaron as a lover, not a fighter. The strange trajectory of his recording career began in 1960 when he recorded a single with producer/writer Allen Toussaint.

In the late 1970's The Neville Brothers - Cyril, Charles, Art and Aaron - came together as a backing unit for their uncle's Wild Tchoupitoulas and finally decided to strike out as a unit on their own. The sibling group found success primarily on the touring circuit but also garnering attention for albums like their 1989 debut for A&M Records, Yellow Moon, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of that era, for reasons not the least of which was the spooky richness of the Aaron-penned title track. And when it rained, in 1989, it poured. That was a very good year for his sole career, as he had his first real hit in 23 years with Don't Know Much, a No. 2 pop smash that was one of several duets with Neville that Linda Ronstadt included on her album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind. His work with Ronstadt netted him 2 Grammy Awards in 1989 and 1990.

For the quarter-century that followed, Neville deftly balanced the needs of dual group and solo careers. But eventually the demands of the road got to him and in 2015 The Neville Brothers held a "Nevilles Forever" all-star jam and goodbye blast in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. "There comes a time when you look at life and think about your mortality and say, 'How much have I got left?"', he said. "I wanted a chance to do some of the stuff that I'd always wanted to do, and I couldn't do all of it."

The affect of Aaron Neville's voice on people is incalculable. "I've had people tell me different things, like this lady who told me they had a 5 year old little boy who was autistic, and they had to keep him in a padded room - the only thing that would calm him down is when they put a headset on him with my voice. It gave me chills when she said that", says Neville. "All I could say is, it's the God in me touching the God in him. I can't take responsibility. I'm just a singer, you know, and I'm trying to make the tenderest notes that could heal, in some way. I used to say that I wish I could make a note so pure that it could cure cancer."

Brave Combo – (Sunday, 7:00 pm – Jazz Stage) Our own for many years, if you try to describe BRAVE COMBO's music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary- at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton-based quintet has perfected a world mix music that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha-cha, the blues and more. They are America's premier dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey­offering what one critic recently wrote: "Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education."

The band's catalog of recordings includes everything from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. From festivals and fairs od all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City), Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for their work a total of seven times.

The band is comprised of founder Carl Finch who was recently inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame, Finch sings vocals and plays guitar, keyboard and accordion. He is joined by Danny O'Brien on trumpet, Alan Emert of drums, Little Jack Melody on bass guitar and Robert Hokamp on guitar.

Fine Arts & Crafts - Of of the most important aspect of the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is the juried art show. 10’ X 10’ Booth spaces are available both indoors and out, with artists and craftsmen representing Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon and beyond. Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while Fine Art and Crafts are located immediately outside the building. Arts and Crafts are located in the north end of the park. Here you will find clothing, metal and wood crafts, jewelry, paintings, candles, dolls and accessories and more.

For 2017 there will be 34 booth spaces available inside the Civic Center with approximately 60 located just outside the building.  The north park houses approximately 75 arts and crafts booth spaces.

2017 Children's Art Area - If you have kids, or are keeping grandchildren this weekend, be all means make this event. The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is dedicated to a mission of introducing children to the arts. The Children’s Art Tent is located in the north park and children have the opportunity to experience art in many forms. The tent features 15 different stations with volunteers instructing the children in such creative outlets as Clay and Flower Sculpture, Tan gram Art, Stamp Art, Collage, Drawing and more. This is a hands-on opportunity for young people and their parents to participate.

Next to the Children’s Art Tent is the Children’s Wood Tent, with volunteers assisting in the selection of wood and the creation of anything the imagination can hold. And, rounding out the Children’s Art Area is the Percussion Petting Zoo with Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion. This is an intriguing and hands-on interactive exhibit featuring percussion instruments from around the world for everyone to play with and explore the sounds!

2017 Has A Activity, Game, and Information Booth Area: The games, activities and information booths are always popular with attendees. Face painting, rock climbing, inflatables and a playground are all available for the young visitors. In addition, many nonprofit organizations use the opportunity to raise funds for their organization while sharing information about the services that they provide.

Food Food & More Food - Are you hungry yet? You will find 6 food courts at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. German sausage, hot dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted corn, ice cream, egg rolls, shish kabobs, burgers, fried onion and potato dishes, salads, baked goods, turkey legs, BBQ, popcorn, Asian, Cajun, Mexican, Greek & Italian fare and much more will certainly satisfy your festival appetite. Several different beverages such as bottled water, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffees and a variety of ice drinks will also be available.

See you there!

37th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival


April 28, 2017, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 29, 2017, Saturday, 10am-11pm
April 30,  2017, Sunday, 11am-9pm


Denton's Quakertown Park and Facilities
321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell)
Denton, Texas 76201

Facility Description and Capacity:

6 Outdoor Stages (5,000 seating capacity each)
1 Indoor Stage (150-200 seating capacity)
Roving Musicians (50-100 standing)
Park & facilities are Accessible to Disabled

Exhibit Space Availability and Description:

Park facilities: 17,000 square feet (Civic Center and Senior Center)
Park grounds: 20 acres
Booth space: 10 x 10 square feet (indoor/outdoor space)




  • Amtrak - We will have a Denton Arts & Jazz Festival welcome team at Union Station in Dallas to facilitate the transition from Amtrak to DART and and also accompany you on the A-train ride all the way to Denton. The Amtrak also has a bar car and dining cars to make your trip more fun!
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the DCTA - A-train -
    • From Dallas:
      • Take DART’s Green Line to the Trinity Mills station in Carrollton
      • At the Trinity Mills station transfer to the A-train* with a simple cross-platform transfer
      • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
      • At the Downtown Denton Transit Center transfer to bus route6, 7, 8 or 9** to get to either the Campus Theater or the Square Donut Theater
        • *A-train does not run on Sundays
        • ** Route 9 only travels on the weekdays
  • From Ft. Worth:
    • Take the TRE to Victory Station in Dallas
    • At Victory Station take DART’s Green Line headed to Carrollton
    • Get off the Green Line train at the Trinity Mills station
    • At the Trinity Mills station transfer to the A-train* with a simple cross-platform transfer
    • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
    • At the Downtown Denton Transit Center transfer to bus route 6, 7, 8 or 9** to get to either the Campus Theater or the Square Donut Theater
      • *A-train does not run on Sundays
      • ** Route 9 only travels on the weekdays

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Longevity In Real Terms

Lake Kiowa Premier Home Longevity

You are considering selling your home. Now you have made the decision, but you may have other questions. You realize that the realtor is going to ask about this home. Prepare yourself for the answers to those questions by reviewing some common sense information about how long things in that home are supposed to last. Ok, let's talk about it in real time in real terms.

Most people don't think about the things we are going to talk about. If you think like a buyer, you are getting a head start in the overall selling process, and a heads up as a potential buyer as well.  Replacing windows, appliances, roofing, or wood flooring can be very pricey. In terms of a purchase or a sale, what must you do and what not to do is probably a better discussion on both sides. That's where this article comes in. Longevity of a refrigerator or stove, or roof leaks are serious to a new home buyer; and that may determine the priorities on replacement. Do we replace Now Or Later; as the old saying goes.

An educated buyer may factor in replacement costs for aging components when making an offer. An educated seller will want to evaluate it terms of what will make the house sell fast terms. Often this type of buyer will use this type of information to replace a component before they move into a new home purchase for instance. Paint, invasive things like windows, and roof or major landscaping can be done right after close and prior to move in. Useful life statistics are out there, and the National Association of Home Builders does have insight that will help you in selling your home, deciding on a price, and consider building materials that may need replacing as well.

Longevity is a subjective term when discussing any home for sale. The "True Longevity" of a home factors in things like:

  • Maintenance
  • Use
  • Quality of Installation
  • Climate Conditions
  • Insulation
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Wiring
  • And More

Here are some standard statistics put together by the NAHB Board - The general guide or rule of thumb if you will is as follows for the question How Long Will It Usually Last? Two factors to remember all manufacturere have planned obsalesance not all construction will always be the same. Also considerations must be given to weather. Extreme heat or extreme cold will need adjustments of the figures.

100 Years or More - With General Wear & Tear

  • Brick siding: Lifetime of the home
  • All wooden floors: Lifetime of the home
  • Cellulose insulation material: 100-plus years

50-100 Years - With General Wear & Tear

  • Slate, copper, and clay and concrete roofs: 50+ years
  • Copper gutters: 50+ years
  • Kitchen cabinets: Up to 50 years
  • Modified acrylic kitchen sinks: 50 years
  • Vinyl floors: 50 years

30-50 Years - With General Wear & Tear

  • Thermostats: 35 years
  • Wooden windows: 30 years
  • Wood shake roofs: 30 years
  • French interior doors: 30–50 years

10-20 Years - - With General Wear & Tear

  • Built-in audio system: 20 years
  • Aluminum windows: 15–20 years
  • Cultured marble countertops: 20 years
  • Asphalt shingle roofs: 20 years
  • Faucets, kitchen sinks: 15 years
  • Gas ranges: 15 years
  • Interior and exterior paints: 15+ years
  • Dryers and refrigerators: 13 years
  • Air conditioning units: 10–15 years
  • Lighting controls: 10+ years
  • Electric or gas water heaters: 10 years
  • Air conditioners: 10–15 years
  • Furnaces: 15–20 years

5-10 Years - - With General Wear & Tear

  • Security systems: 5–10 years
  • Heat and smoke detectors: 5–10 years
  • Dishwashers: 9 years
  • Microwave ovens: 9 years
  • Carpet: 8–10 years

Remember every home is going to be different. Style is in particular a very subjective issue for most buyers. Replacement takes on a whole new perspective when you are talking about a renovation vs. a remodel. That is the reason you always have a property inspection on each and every home, along with the appraisal. These two things really determine a lot of things for both the buyer and seller. Your realtor in either position will be able to provide accurately a better evaluation of the specifics after the inspection takes place. Information is always knowledge; and can work to your advantage as both a buyer or seller as well.

Thanks to Melissa Dittmann Tracey as a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine who created the basis for this article. Information of this type is always appreciated by realtors, and ultimately keeps you connected to all your clients. The National Association of Realtors is always about keeping you informed in the marketplace. Appliance Longevity: How Long Should It Last? Find out how long those kitchen appliances, flooring, fixtures, and more should really last.

It's The Little Things That Count

Prepare Your Home For SaleAre you considering selling a Lake Kiowa investment property, or a Lake Kiowa Home? Ward Lowe from the Texas Association of Realtors has some very interesting things to say about the prospect of selling your Lake Kiowa home or Lake Kiowa Investment Property.

Take it from the pros, "It doesn’t take much to change a buyer’s impression of a home."

As a realtor, as we move through showing a home there could be some negative aspects to an older home. Seeing some peeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink of an otherwise appealing house, could suddenly put the prospect we bring to the home on the defensive. The result could be that this prospect or potential buyer crosses that property off his list. Just as minor imperfections can turn off a buyer, we believe that even a few small actions you can do will make your home seem even more appealing. The subtle apple pie baking in the oven may seem like nothing to you, but to a potential buyer it may smell like home.

If you can repair, paint, add to, or remove negative aspects of this type of conspicuous problem, you may find your home stays on the buyers list as a very possible home for purchase. Put your home's best foot forward. If budget is an issue, try to at least fix obvious ones. A buyer will notice the rotten porch railing or cracked window pane on a casual walk-through, and you may lose a sale.

Here are some great ways to breeze through scrutiny:

Show the owner’s manuals

  1. If you can put everything in the listing and available online
  2. Know the model number of your oven, dishwasher, and microwave when something breaks
  3. Show buyers that you’ve kept that information and let them know you have cared for the home
  4. Pay attention outside and in the back yard make it beautiful
  5. Short grass makes bare patches less obvious
  6. Add bags of mulch around trees and in flower beds and will work magic on an otherwise lackluster yard
  7. Add in a planter of colorful flowers by the front door, and you’ve added significantly to your curb appeal
  8. Paint the front door, powerwash all the concrete around your home
  9. Get the windows cleaned professionally. Your realtor can help
  10. Stage your home if vacant, it helps your potential buyer visualize their furniture in your place
  11. Touch up paint especially if you can in everyroom.
  12. Clean carpets and polish wood floors

If you are selling any Lake Kiowa Lots, be aware that the potential buyer does want the lay of the land highly visible. Keep all grass, and weeds trimmed short. Remove all trash and debris. Repair any fencing, and make sure the property is clearly marked.

Remember that a little effort goes a long way with buyers, so ensure your home makes a great first impression. BTW, it makes a good impression on your realtor as well becuase they enjoy showing a home that is ready for a buyer to purchase.

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. We invite you to contact us today 940-665-3300

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.


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Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Yes, Sales Are At An All Time High Right Now

02/21/2017 | Author: Texas Association of Realtors Editorial Staff


Are You in the know about Lake Kiowa? Did You Know that the new report about 2016 Real Estate is now Out? This report is exactly what you want to hear right now.

The 2016 Texas Real Estate Year in Review Report released February 21, 2017 by the Texas Association of REALTORS® states that home sales volume and prices reached all-time highs for the second year in a row. In 2017, this is just the kindof news we want to hear. Also, with this knowledge, you may be interested in considering placing a home in Lake Kiowa Tx, on the market, or evaluating the purchase of a new home for investment purposes.

According to the report, "Strong gains in end-of-year home sales activity were a key factor in making 2016 another record year for Texas real estate," said Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. "Last year’s record home sales activity was fueled by the momentum of multiple years' strong job and population growth across the state, despite the fact that Texas job and economic growth began to slow in 2016."

As our clients, you may not follow the real estate market on a regular basis, so, let us provide some additional key information that will help you make the best decision for your Lake Kiowa investment property. Regardless if your home is where you currently reside, or you are leasing a property at Lake Kiowa, have a Lake Kiowa home for rent, or have or interested in a Lake Kiowa real estate purchase for investment opportunitie in mind; you may find this information very interesting at this particular time.

The Texas Real Estate Association Reports:

  • The median Texas home price in 2016 was $210,000, up 7.7% from 2015.
  • Home sales volume in the same period was up 4.6%, to 324,924 homes sold.
  • Low housing inventory remained constant in 2016, with 3.3 months of inventory in December.
  • A balanced market has between 6 and 6.5 months of inventory, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
  • Texas homes spent an average of 58 days on the market in 2016—about the same as in 2015—and active listings increased 6% from 2015 to 2016.
  • Plan accordingly for placing a home on the market and be sure to give your agent as many opportunities to show the property listings.
  • Celebrate this Review Report in all your sales information book for every current listing as well.

"Rising home prices and skyrocketing property taxes are driving up the cost of homeownership at an alarming rate," Fullerton said. "Growth in property values makes homeownership a strong investment, but must be balanced by lower tax rates so that Texans are not being forced out of their homes."

At Lake Kiowa Premier Real Estate believes this report is great news for you! Why? For all these reasons:

  1. If you currently own Lake Kiowa Real Estate as a home or lot
  2. If you have any Lake Kiowa Homes For Sale
  3. If you have any Lake Kiowa Lots for Sale
  4. If you currently own one or more Lake Kiowa Homes
  5. If you currently own any Lake Kiowa Lots
  6. If you have any Lake Kiowa Homes For Rent
  7. If you or a family member has a home or lot as aLake Kiowa Investment Property
  8. Want to consider the purchase of one or more Lake Kiowa Lakefront Homes
  9. Are interested in any Lake Kiowa Golf Course Homes
  10. Want to consider having any Lake Kiowa Rentals available
  11. Want to live at Lake Kiowa Texas

Your interest is our first priority here at Lake Kiowa Premier Realty. In addition,  since  The Texas Association of REALTORS® urges state legislators to pass legislation that ensures an honest and transparent conversation occurs at the local level if more tax revenue is needed and gives property owners the right to decide when their tax rates should be raised.” you need to be in the know about Lake Kiowa. That's where we come in. Lake Kiowa Premier Real Estate has agents who care about your property and lots both here at Lake Kiowa TX, and in any of the counties we serve.

If you have questions about any of the information and how it concerns your property values here at Lake Kiowa, please contact one of our qualified agents here on the website. We welcome referrals as well and look forward to meeting you and discussing your current investment holdings, friends looking for a new home, or business partners looking to purchase a new home at Lake Kiowa for investment purposes.

This Week At Lake Kiowa

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!The team at Lake Kiowa Real Estate wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come. Please remember to have a safe Holiday Season if you are traveling.

For those residents who will be celebrating Christmas and New Years here at your homes with family, pay attention to the special events this week.

Remember The Lodge Dining Schedule Hours:

December 22 - 11 am to  9 pm
December 23 - 11 am to 10 pm
December 24 - 11 am to  4 pm
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - Closed


Also Come Visit Santa at 210 Pueble Drive December 22, 23, & 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Texas Holdem @ the Lodge December 22, and 23 from 6:45 pm See You There!

Texas Association of REALTORS® releases 2016 Texas Annual Housing Report

Texas Association of RealtorsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

CONTACT: Danielle Urban - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950

Dec 01 2016 — Austin, Texas

The demand for Texas real estate grew in 2016 with robust sales activity among several types of property, according to the Texas Annual Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.

“Texas is a national leader in real estate growth, housing demand and development, which attracts homebuyers from across the country and around the globe,” said Leslie Rouda Smith, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “Texas’ diverse economy, rapid population growth and high quality of life continue to fuel home sales activity across the state.”

Texas real estate demand increased among first-time homebuyers, single women and international homebuyers over the last year. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report showed that 30 percent of homebuyers in Texas were first-time homebuyers and that single women were twice as likely to purchase a home than single men.

According to the Texas International Homebuyers Report, Texas real estate is increasingly in demand among international homebuyers from Asia. International homebuyers from India purchased more homes in Texas than any other state, with one in five homebuyers from India purchasing a home in Texas.

Condominiums, new homes, luxury homes and small land parcels also saw higher demand. The Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report showed condominium sales experienced double-digit growth in most of Texas’ major metropolitan areas in the first half of 2016.

Small land sales were the highest-performing segment of Texas real estate, with small land sales volume increasing nearly 19 percent year over year. According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Texas families are increasingly viewing small land purchases as a wise investment strategy as well as making land purchases for a second home, recreational property or agricultural operation.

New-home sales activity continued at a strong pace in 2016. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report showed that 30 percent of Texas homes purchased in a 12-month period were new homes, while the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report showed that sales of homes priced $1 million and higher continued to rise throughout the state.

The 2016 editions of the Texas Quarterly Housing Report indicated that the total number of Texas home sales is on track for another record year in 2016. Texas home sales posted modest but steady gains throughout the year, while statewide housing inventory continued to remain low.

Chairman Smith concluded, “The continued growth of the Texas housing market this year despite a slowing Texas economy has been remarkable. As in 2016, housing development and affordability will remain key areas of focus throughout the state next year.”

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