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Realty Austin Moves Up On National Power Broker List

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 12:34pm. 540 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin - RISMedia Power Broker List 2014

Austin’s Game-Changing Brokerage with $1.3B in 2013 Sales Ranks on the Nation's Real Estate Heavyweights List

AUSTIN, TX--April 9, 2014--Press Release
Realty Austin was again named to the Power Broker List on RISMedia's 26th Annual Power Broker Report, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation's top firms. Award-winning Realty Austin, one of only four Austin-based companies recognized on the list of 500, ranked no. 119 on sales volume of nearly $1.3B and no. 153 on transaction volume with 3,956 closed deals.

The prestigious honor was awarded to big hitters across the country based on closed transactions and sales volume for 2013. The Power Broker List represents the most comprehensive look at the real estate industry and provides these firms a

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Kids Summer Camps in Austin 2014

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 9:23am. 691 Views, 0 Comments.

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Looking for Austin Summer camps for kids? Use our comprehensive guide to kids Summer camps in Central Texas to find the perfect ones for the kiddos in your family. Don't let the kids stay in all Summer, get them outdoors for some fun in the sun. From art to sports, music to dance, there's something for everyone this Summer. If you know of a great Summer camp for kids that's not on the list, leave a comment and we'll add it to the next edition.

 

Best Summer Camps in Austin

ART

Abrakadoodle Art Camps
Numerous Locations in Austin
Call for more info
(512) 380-7555


The Thinkery Spring & Summer Camps

The Thinkery

1830 Simmond Ave, 78723
(512) 472-2499


Creative Side Teen Jewelry Workshop
Creative

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Realty Austin Market Update for February 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 3:20pm. 804 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Real Estate Market Snapshot

Austin Market Stats - February 2014

Austin Board of REALTORS reported that 1,761 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in February 2014–9% more than February 2013! The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 11% at $230,530.

Will the Spring season of 2014 continue to see a strong housing market in Austin, across all segments? Austin's population and job growth keep climbing and so does the number of homes for sale in this great city! There are no signs of slowing down anytime soon, so get ready for another busy Spring season in Austin, Texas real estate!

Inventory reduced 0.6 months from 2.6 months in February 2013 to 2 months in February 2014. Homes are selling 16 days faster spending an average of 55 days on the market.

Austin's

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Play Ball! Realty Austin's Fan Guide to Baseball Around Austin

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 9:12am. 433 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Baseball Guide - Realty Austin

We hope you had a great Opening Day, Austin!

Some of Texas' best baseball leagues and clubs are gearing for a great season at baseball diamonds all over the Austin area.

Whether you are a rookie to Austin or seasoned veteran, check out our ultimate fan guide to America's favorite pastime sport. From little leagues to the big leagues, Austin has a team just right for you this baseball season!

Minor League

Round Rock Express

College

University of Texas Longhorns Baseball
Concordia University
St. Edwards University

Little League

Western Hills Little League
Northwest Little League
South Austin Little League
Balcones Little League
Del Valle Little League
Delwood Northeast Optimist
Greater East Austin
Montopolis Little League
Bastrop Little

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Realty Austin Open House - April 6th, 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 4:15pm. 428 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin Open House Event - April 6th, 2014

Realty Austin hosts its 2nd monthly Open House event on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 from 1-4 PM. March was the first time Realty Austin hosted a city-wide open house, with 62 homes available for the public to tour. This event happens monthly on the first Sunday of every month to showcase our newest Realty Austin listings!

What better way to explore Austin's real estate inventory than to set out on an self-guided tour at your own pace with plenty of options and our Open House Map to guide you?

View listings on this month's tour on our Open House Map updated hourly.  Click here to see our pocket listings that are also on the Open House tour, but not listed in MLS. We hope to see you this Sunday!

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SXSW's Impact on Austin's Economy

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 1:00pm. 664 Views, 0 Comments.

SXSW 2014 - Economic Impact on Austin Image by Jack Plunkett

South by Southwest, Austin's massive film, music and interactive festival is known not only for bringing major talent to the Lone Star state, but also for its great impact on the city's economy.

The 2013 Economic Impact Report states that last year the 10-day festival brought in $218.2 million to the economy. With thousands upon thousands of visitors and residents buying local, the short-term impact on area businesses is significant. Long term effects on the economy result in new retail businesses, real estate purchases, and improvements to infrastucture.

As the fesitval grows, the city faces new challanges and must be proactive in making improvements to this city-wide event.  An estimated 155,000 people attended at

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Fastest Job Growth and Second Lowest Unemployment Accelerates Austin’s Economy

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 11:01am. 575 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin, TX - Fastest Job Growth and 2nd Lowest Unemployment Rate Original image by hdrgolf.wordpress.com

Austin currently has the fastest job growth rate and the second lowest unemployment rate nationwide, despite being the 35th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. More than 37,700 jobs were created in the last year in Austin, beating both San Francisco and Orlando's job growth.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Austin accounted for 874,700 total nonfarm payroll jobs as of January 2014, a 4.5% change from the previous year. Of the almost 38,000 jobs created in the past year, half include jobs in two major industries, professional & business services, and leisure & hospitality. The goods-producing industry accounts for the smallest share at 10.9%. Cities in close competition for highest job

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2014 Austin Bluebonnet Guide

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 9:20am. 2,089 Views, 0 Comments.

  2014 Austin Bluebonnet Guide - Realty Austin Original image by ButlerTexasLonghorns.com

As the cold begins to subside and the days are filled with sun and springtime air, one of our favorite things to do in Austin in the spring is admire the beautiful bluebonnets that line our hills. Whether there are acres of our state flower or small patches on the side of roads and highways, stopping to smell these Texas-native flowers is sure to brighten anyone's day.

This time of year they bloom as if their sole purpose is for us to enjoy… and to take pictures in. You think we'd get tired of it by now, but how could you?!

In case you are searching for a perfect place to have a bluebonnet photo-op, here are some of the best placesto find ample bluebonnets in Austin! If you're looking

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Things to Do in Austin in April 2014

Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 10:39am. 1,377 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In April GraphicDoesn't this spring weather just make you want to get out and have fun? If it does, we have a list from here to Buda to get you started on having fun in Austin, TX this April! We have compiled a list of activities, festivals, races and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

Annual events such as Eeyore's Birthday, Capitol 10K, and the Wiener Dog Races are always favorite Austin events to attend. Be sure to help out our city and attend the Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep. New Austin-y events like the East Austin Urban Farm Tour and the Funky Chicken Coop Tour are sure to make this April in Austin one to remember!

April Fools Day

April 1

Yoga In The Park (every Wednesday) April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
In

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Realty Austin Honored for its Big Heart

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 5:03pm. 1,398 Views, 0 Comments.

2014 GeneroCity Awards Finalist - Realty Austin

Austin's Top Workplace was a Finalist for Austin Gives 2014 GeneroCity Awards for Outstanding Philianthropic Efforts

AUSTIN, TX-- Realty Austin was honored as a finalist of the Austin Gives GeneroCity awards, a community program committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy. Mayor Leffingwell kicked off the annual event at at the Four Seasons Hotel, followed by keynote speaker John Paul DeJoria who spoke on the importance of business philanthropy. This year’s finalists included Alt Creative, Sabre Commercial, Realty Austin, Silicon Labs and The Advisory Board Company. Realty Austin was a finalist in the Big Heart category.

Yvette Boatwright with Foundation Communities and Mayor Leffingwell Walter Moreau (Foundation Communities), Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Realty Austin Co-Owner, Yvette…

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