The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and Austin is thriving!
Springtime in Austin is always a highlight of my year. It's the season we get to sit on front porches, float down the river, have BBQ on a picnic bench, enjoy music under a live oak tree, and celebrate the new life growing around us.
Spring brings new trends, new colors, and new desires!
Be inspired by the wildflowers at Mueller Park, dress your home with a new plant, or go enjoy a cone of Amy's Ice Cream on S. Congress. I'll see you there!
Stay up to date with the latest trends and exciting news with the Heyday Group!

All my best.
Meredith Alderson + Lisa Harrell

Market Stats & Local News

Austin metro population continues to rise according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau

Dozens of new residents are arriving in Austin every day according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Austin area remains one of the fastest growing metros in the country. roughly 116 people a day moved to Austin in 2021. This number is rising.

Learn more here.

Latest mortgage news: 30-year fixed rate nears 4.75%

While inflation accelerates at home and the current war impacts Europe, the average rate on a 30-year mortgage has hit an all time high of 4.73% since 2018.  That is a .14% increase compared to last week. A year ago, fixed 30-year mortgage rates sat right around 3.33%.

Take a look at where mortgage rates are headed, here.

2 huge high-rises to amp up Austin skyline

On March 31st, Carr Properties announced that it has partnered with Austin-based Manifold Development to to develop and office tower of up to 738,000 sqft on what's known in real estate circles as Block 16, at Trinity and Second Streets. Meanwhile, plans to construct the largest tower just south of Red River Street are underway. 

To find out more, check out the lasted announcement, here.


Lalitha Kasal
Growth Marketing Manager

Heyday is incredibly excited to welcome the immensely talented Lalitha Kasal as its new Growth Manager. In the role, Lalitha leads the team’s marketing and communication efforts - empowering Heyday’s agents and partners to stand apart and matter. Seeking a role that allowed her to fully harness her diverse interests, experiences, and expertise, Lalitha jumped at the opportunity to join a different kind of real estate team - one that shares her commitment to helping people and communities find their shine!

Claire Moore

A lifelong Austinite, Claire has always loved architecture, interior design, and real estate. She is a 3rd generation Austin real estate investor - combining both a keen eye for design and a local's knowledge of the market. Claire has dedicated her entire career to helping people lead their best lives, and she carries that passion into her real estate business.

To learn more about both Lalitha and Claire,
visit the Heyday Team page, here!

Community Spotlight

Statesman Capitol 10K

April 10, 2022 will be the 45th Annual Statesman Capitol 10k. Each year, the Austin American-Statesman partners with  nonprofit communities and donates proceeds to local organizations. 
Past nonprofits include Austin Parks Foundation, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Marathon Kids, the YMCA, and Austin Children's Shelter. 

Learn more about the Statesman Capitol 10k community, history, and its philanthropies, here.

2022 “Out of the House” Spring Tour

Preservation Austin’s marquee educational and outreach event, the annual Homes Tour, is back with an exciting twist: the 2022 “Out of the House” Spring Tour will take guests into a specially curated selection of iconic historic spaces that speak to our city’s expansive history. The event will take place in-person on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Learn more here.

Austin Raggae Festival

Scheduled Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th, the 2022 Austin Reggae Festival returns to an in-person experience at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin. The Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank in their mission to feed thousands of our hungry families in Travis County and other surrounding regions. This neighbor-helping-neighbor mission has grown even more important as a result of the pandemic.

Learn more here.

Home Design

A Little GREEN this Spring!

Looking to vamp up your space? Add a little life to your little abode by dressing it up with some greenery!
Filling both small places and large places with plants is the latest home decor trend. Change the mood of any space by adding a plant or two! Better yet, Austin is known for its abundant plant nurseries.

Check out how interior designers fill the space here.
The Texas Farmers Market 
at Lakeline & Mueller

Last June, Mueller revealed its brand new space for the Texas Famers Market. Located at 2006 Philomena Street, the market's expanded location offers even more local artisan and food vendors. Mueller's expansive farmers market is where residents all over Austin can meet up with their neighbors and friends, try local foods, shop local, and enjoy the great outdoors. Spring is the perfect time to grab a picnic blanket, pick up some tasty bites, and enjoy a day in the park!

For more information on vendors & hours, click here.

Visit The Heyday Group!

Featured Properties

2400 Narrow Valley

 Just Sold
Cedar Park
4 bed | 3 bath

Buyer Represented by Meredith Alderson

506 Beauchamp

Just Sold
Dripping Springs 
2 bed | 2.5 bath

Buyer Represented by Miranda Molen

6600 Bradley

 Under Contract
University Hills
5 bed | 3 bath

Buyer Represented by Lisa Harrell

2011 Riverview #B

Under Contract
East Austin
1 bed | 1.5 bath

Buyer Represented by Meredith Alderson
5517 Shoalwood

 Just Sold
4 bed | 4 bath

Seller Represented by Anna Uliassi

3908 Edwards Mountain

 Under Contract
Northwest Hills
3 bed | 3 bath

Seller Represented by Tina Hambly


Principal, Realtor®

The Heyday Team

Meredith Alderson
Principal, REALTOR®
Tina Hambly
Baker Harrell, PhD
Lisa Harrell
Principal, Broker Associate
Tessa Lauritzen
Miranda Molen
Jill Schavrda
Anna Uliassi
Broker Associate 
Claire Moore
Lalitha Kasal
Growth Manager 
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulates real estate brokers and sales agents, real estate inspectors, home warranty companies, easement and right-of-way agents, and timeshare interest providers.You can find more information and check the status of a license holder at You can send a complaint against a license holder to TREC. A complaint form is available on the TREC website. TREC administers two recovery funds which may be used to satisfy a civil court judgement against a broker, sales agent, real estate inspector, or easement or right-of-way agent, if certain requirements are met. Real estate inpectors are required to maintain errors and omissions insurance to cover losses arising form the performance of a real estate inspection in a negligent or incompetent manner.

Please note: inspectors may limit liability through provisions in the contract or inspection agreement between the inspector and their clients. Please be sure to read any contract or agreement carefully. If you do not understand any terms or provisions, consult an attorney.

If you have questions or issues about the activities of a license holder, the complaint process, or the recovery funds, please visit the website or contact:

TREC at Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 12188
Austin, Texas 78711-2188


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