We're officially in the swing of summer, which means enjoying the sunshine, readying for fireworks and planning more backyard BBQ celebrations. Check out a few inspiring stories as well as insider tips and lifestyle content curated just for you.
Real Estate in the News
We Stand Together
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on companies to diversify boards. Further, Compass set up a pledge for agents to commit to allocating 15% of real estate vendor spend to Black professionals.
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Austin bars and restaurants can now sell pre-mixed cocktails to-go
Coming just a day after Gov. Abbott reduced restaurants to 50-percent capacity and closed the state's bars, the ability to sell pre-mixed cocktails to-go could be an important source of revenue for businesses that have already been struggling.
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Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
9 Summer Color Trends to Inspire you this Season
From lush greens to red wine colors, these rich shades will amp up any space. With warmer weather finally here, we’re focusing on the summer color trends that are defining the design industry this season. Elle Decor has compiled the full list.
23 of the Most Beautiful U.S.
You don’t have to travel out of the United States for sights that will take your breath away. In the United States, we are surrounded by so many majestic and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Read Elle Decor's list of top national parks you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants
As things heat up this summer, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. Real Simple has compiled a list of show stopping plants to add to your curb appeal.