Sales increased despite flooding, taxes and rising prices AUSTIN, TX – Central Texas had yet another record-breaking year for total homes sold, according to the December and Year-End 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). State and national events such as flooding from Hurricane Harvey and the […]
Zillow: No rest for hot Austin housing market in 2018 – Austin Business Journal Austin’s appeal makes it a magnet for newcomers and a haven for job creation. And it also contributes to a steady rise in home prices. Those price hikes are good from an investment standpoint but they make buying a home less […]
Suburbs to propel Austin area past population milestone this year The Austin metro area is now home to nearly 2.2 million people – about 100,000 more than the region had just 18 months ago – and the suburbs are propelling much of that growth. When will the Austin area actually pass the 2.2 million mark?
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases November 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 14, 2017 – Single-family home sales declined in the city of Austin but increased across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for the second month in a row, according to the November 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report […]
Waiting for news on the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site which took a direct hit from Harvey between Fulton & Lockport. It’s a gorgeous piece of history that has been beautiful restored. Staff took care to get historic artifacts out of harm’s way. Hoping for the best for the staff, the house, and the thousand-year […]
Red-hot Austin bucks this nationwide real estate trend Zillow reports that the number of for-sale homes across the nation is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years, but that’s definitely not the case in Austin. Our red-hot real estate market has nearly 24 percent more homes for sale this year than last – […]
7 Famous TV Houses You Can Actually Live In It’s well known that many of the beautiful homes featured on our favorite TV shows are nothing more than sound stages; after all, giant Manhattan apartments like the one the Friends cast hang out in is wishful thinking.
Real estate market struggling to keep both millennials, baby boomers happy DENVER – Builders and developers are struggling to keeping younger and older customers happy in new offices and apartments. “We are at a demographic inflection point,” says Scott Muldavin with the Counselors of Real Estate. “We have people who are living and working together […]
The Backyard revisions may prove Bee Cave as a technology leader | Community Impact Newspaper Following two years of planning and architecture changes, Bee Cave City Council agrees The Backyard developer Christopher Milam may have gotten the local project correct this time. Milam, along with developer John Paul DeJoria, received a green light Dec. 14 […]
The 10 Best Places To Live In The U.S. Ready to make a move? Consider this your wish list. This week, U.S. News & World Report released its annual lineup of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The 20 Best Austin Neighborhoods By Robyn Ross, John T. Davis and Additional reporting by Chad Swiatecki, Danielle Ransom, Darcie Duttweiler, and Jason Heid Photo by Knoxy Knox Blessed as we are to live in Central Texas, it seems almost unnecessary to bother identifying the neighborhoods that are the best bets for home buyers seeking […]
How Austin popularized Tex-Mex food Now the landscape of Austin will speak for itself. The Downtown Austin Alliance in partnership with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has embarked on a series of interpretive ventures – online for now with a street presence planned for later – about the city’s natural and man-made environments.
Austin deemed one of the ‘wellthiest’ and most adventurous U.S. cities Austin is no stranger to best-of lists, and two new accolades have just rolled in from national authorities on health and wellness. According to Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines, the Capital City is one of the most adventurous – and “wellthiest” – cities […]
Texas declared one of America’s 10 cheapest places to live right now CULTUREMAP – Home prices may feel like they’re soaring in Texas, but a new ranking shows the overall cost of living in the Lone Star State is pretty reasonable. In fact, Texas ranks ninth on CNBC’s new list of America’s 10 cheapest states […]
23 signs that you definitely grew up in Austin For those who grew up in Austin-who can accurately say “I’m from here”-the Austin experience is a truly unique one. Transplants look at you like they’re seeing a live mermaid. Fellow lifers treat you like a comrade in battle.
America’s Best Cities to Be a Dog America’s Best Cities to Be a Dog To those who love dogs, they truly are (wo)man’s best friend. But depending on where you live, people may or may not share your sentiment. If you’re looking for a place to settle down where your pooches can enjoy the same […]
How the Canniest Sellers Price Their Homes You don’t need to be Bob Barker to know when the price just isn’t right. Just ask Candace Talmadge. She originally listed her Lancaster, Texas, home for $129,000, but “eventually had to accept the market reality” and chop $4,000 off the price.
30 Texas Cabin Retreats That Will Make You Want to Get Away from It All While Texas has several large metropolitan areas, most of the state is rural. That’s one of the things we love about Texas so much. With just a short drive from the cities, you can find little hideaways removed from the […]
20 Things Texans Have to Explain to Out-of-State Visitors Being Texan is great. It’s almost like being in an exclusive club where everyone goes around constantly talking about how awesome the club is. Maybe some of the things we do around here are a little weird to outsiders, and that’s okay.
AUSTIN ANSWERED: Where do the Congress Avenue Bridge bats go at night? Austin is a place that puts stock in a great many cultural symbols – breakfast tacos, Willie Nelson, Franklin Barbecue, the Capitol, Matthew McConaughey, burnt orange uniforms – yet any tour of the city’s crowded iconography would be incomplete without the bats. You […]
Are you living in 1 of Texas’ 5 most expensive zip codes? 3 of them are in Austin It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, so you’re probably looking for a way to feel worse about how much you pay in rent. If the shock of hearing that you’d need to make $23 an hour to afford […]
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For ‘Wizard of Oz’ star, there really is no place like home When she was 10 years old, Hannah Roberts stepped onto the stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater and looked out into the crowd. The native Austinite didn’t really know what a musical was when her mom suggested she audition for the part of […]
Get ready for Westlake’s annual 4th of July Parade! Meet at 8:30 at North Star Bank on July 4th! City of West Lake Hills 4th of July Parade & Celebration – Jul 4, 2017 – Westlake Chamber of Commerce,TX City of Westlake Hills 4th of July Parade /p>
Central Texas no longer home to nation’s fastest-growing city, according to U.S. Census | Community Impact Newspaper For the first time in five years, Central Texas is not atop the annual U.S. Census list of fastest-growing U.S. cities. But Texas did continue to dominate the population growth rankings. The city of Conroe, located near Houston, […]
Any surprise here? Although, it’s not quite the same as I remember from my childhood growing up in Austin… Beloved Austin park recognized as one of America’s best Zilker Park, considered the crown jewel of Austin’s park system, has received an accolade worthy of its regal status: It’s been named one of the 32 best […]
When you buy or sell a home, you get used to hearing words you’ve never heard before. The mortgage lenders and insurance agents who help you through the process will throw around so much real estate jargon, somewhere along the way you might wish you had brought a dictionary—or maybe a translator. Two rather vague but very […]
Millennials, they’re talking about you again… 5 US cities where you can actually buy new, affordable homes In an exclusive report with Trulia, Yahoo Finance assessed where exactly new and affordable homes are being built across America. First, Trulia classified homes into three different categories – startup, tradeup or premium. For each of the urban […]
I literally can’t say it enough… Take Zillow with a grain of salt! Believe it or not, Zillow was created to make a lot of money, not necessarily to do you a service. Zillow CEO overpaid for his home, according to Zillow Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff shelled out nearly $20 million on a six-bedroom Brentwood […]
‘Do not move to Austin’: Residents react to most desirable city ranking Austin is the No. 1 most desirable city where “everyone wants to live right now,” according to Business Insider. And that appears to be bothering a lot of Austinites. In a Facebook post sharing the new ranking, KVUE followers didn’t hesitate to express […]