I think we knew this already, but now it’s official! According to Community Impact Newsletter… Westlake has become the only $1 million real estate market in the Austin area, according to median home sale prices in the first quarter of 2017. According to the Austin Board of Realtors, median home sales reached $1.03 million from […]
We were recently looking at SeaWorld tickets which are surprisingly expensive. After Disney trips, we expected other parks to feel like a bargain. Not SeaWorld! This is real, direct from SeaWorld, and on their website. Free Park Admission for Preschoolers | SeaWorld San Antonio Only available by registering online. Texas preschoolers get free admission to […]
April 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report highlights impact of regional housing development on housing market activity AUSTIN, Texas – May 16, 2017 – Single-family home sales increased throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in April, according to the April 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of […]
11 Reasons Why Everyone Wants to Move to Texas Published on Featured in: Economy As many of you know, I was born in Canada but moved to the great State of Texas 26 years ago when I bought a controlling stake in U.S. Global Investors. As a “Tex-Can,” I’m so proud of my adoptive state […]
Austin, Texas Hailed As The Best Place To Live In America Looking for the best place to live in the States? Well, you might want to consider moving into Austin in Texas after it has been hailed by the U.S. News and World Report as the best place to live in America.
5 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Save for a Down Payment Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook advice to squirrel […]
Map shows 24 high rises set to change Austin’s skyline Austin’s skyline, much as you would expect of the fastest growing city in the U.S., is everchanging. Downtown construction has become the norm, and it’s not long after you grow accustomed to a certain configuration of high rises and sky gaps that the whole thing […]
The Best Restaurants to Take Your Parents in Austin The question of where to eat is going to crop up and potentially be a topic of debate whenever they come in town, whether your parents live nearby or are only able to visit once every couple of years.
When Home Buyers Change Their Minds The offer was accepted. The mortgage was approved. What happens when the buyer gets cold feet and wants to back out of the deal? Jason Michael faced this issue about 18 months ago when he listed his three-bedroom home in St. Louis. Mr. Michael, a 36-year-old public-relations executive, asked […]
Here’s how much money millennials make in Austin – and how far it goes CULTUREMAP — Texans work hard for our money, but how far does it go? A report exploring the power of millennial money says that Texans, Austinites in particular, fare better than most young Americans. For the report, financial firm JLL combed […]
Westlake junior wins SXSW Start-up prize again For the second year in a row, Westlake High School junior Rohit Srinivasan has won the top prize in the SXSW Edu Student Start-up competition. This year, his brother Sidharth, a 14-year-old freshman, shared the $1,000 award for their company, “Trashbots,” which is developing low-cost science and engineering […]
5 Affordable Austin Neighborhoods With Amazing Schools Whether or not they have children, many homebuyers in the Austin area seek out neighborhoods located within a good school district. That’s because real estate near strong public schools has a higher resale value and tends to stay sheltered from fluctuations in the market – a win for […]
Richard Garriott’s sprawling Lake Austin land on sale for $45 million REAL ESTATE Posted April 4th, 2017 Game developer Richard Garriott de Cayeux doesn’t do things small. And if the sale of an Austin property he owns goes through at its $45 million asking price, it could be the biggest home-property sale in Austin history.
Austin for 51st U.S. state? We have the population to back it up We get it, we get it: Austin isn’t always like the rest of Texas. Certain folks love to call the city “the People’s Republic of Austin,” due to its liberal policy bent and undying embrace of the strange.
NAR, Realtor.com® Identify Growing Rift Between Housing Availability and Affordability WASHINGTON (February 16, 2017) – Existing-home sales are forecast to expand 1.7 percent in 2017, but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, operated by operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, […]
Hot Austin real estate market starts 2017 with surge in sales Austin’s hot real estate market isn’t cooling off. The latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors shows big increases in the typically slow month of January. Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock area grew by an impressive 7 percent year-over-year.
Self-made millionaire: Not buying a home is the single biggest millennial mistake Bach argues that you have to live somewhere for the rest of your life, so you might as well invest in a home that you could own permanently.
25 high-rises that will transform Austin’s skyline It’s not news to anyone that downtown is currently a hail of jackhammers, construction dust, and detours. On the ground, the maze that the boom begat can be confusing. To help navigate that cacophony (literal and spatial), we offer this guide map.
Here’s where you’ll find the most affordable homes in the Austin area CULTUREMAP – Feeling priced out of Austin? It’s not your imagination – Zillow recently calculated that a house payment in the Capital City takes a 20.3 percent chunk out of residents’ income.
Here Are the Wealthiest Zip Codes in Every State Peaceful neighborhoods, gated communities, top-notch schools and big, beautiful homes – living in one of the best zip codes in America obviously has its perks. Not to mention, the most desirable neighborhoods also tend to have some of the most valuable homes and properties in the […]
Southern Living names an Austin bar the best in the state Southern Living magazine has taken on the job of naming the best bar in every Southern state. Despite the fact Texas is not in the South, they went ahead and included the Lone Star State. Their #1 choice, without explanation? The Driskill Bar at […]
Austin surprises as one of the world’s top cities to watch Austin is rife with investment opportunity. We have one of the most desirable rental markets in the U.S., and commercial real estate is booming, too, according to the 2017 Investment Intensity Index from global financial firm JLL.
Home sales growth slows across Austin-Round Rock MSA, declines in local markets in February 2017 Austin Board of REALTORS® releases expanded February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report AUSTIN, Texas – March 16, 2017 – The February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Reportreleased today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® showed a slowdown in single-family […]
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases expanded February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report AUSTIN, Texas – March 16, 2017 – The February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Reportreleased today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® showed a slowdown in single-family home sales growth throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in February 2017, indicating that the Central Texas housing market […]
Austin sure feels expensive these days. How does it stack up nationally? See how the National Association of Realtor’s compares counties median home prices and mortgage payments for counties around the country.
Is anyone surprised? Proud to be from Austin and proud of my alma-mater. Texas School Ranked the No. 1 College in America: Admissions Angst Doesn’t Seem Silly Now – PaperCity Magazine The University of Texas gets so flooded with applicants every year that there are lawsuits and investigations into its admissions process. There’s more new […]
What are you doing for Spring Break. Add one last adventure by visiting one of Texas’s castles! Yep, we have castles. What are you doing for Spring Break. Add one last adventure by visiting one of Texas’s castles! Yep, we have castles.
Austin ranked as the best place to live in the country Published: AUSTIN (KXAN) – If the number of people moving to Austin every day isn’t enough of an indicator, U.S. News has ranked the Live Music Capital as the best place to live in the United States. U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous […]
Why do readers think Austin is the best place to live – or not? To almost no one’s surprise, Austin was named “the best city to live in” by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. And why not? There’s a growing tech industry, a bustling restaurant and bar scene, and the city is filled […]
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases expanded January 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 16, 2017 – Single-family home sales posted strong gains throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in January, according to a new and expanded Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. […]