Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 4:03pm. 255 Views, 0 Comments.
It's that time of the year again - like Austin's very own holiday! Traffic becomes chaos (like it wasn't already), and weird people from all over the country and world are scouring the streets to find a good live show. WARNING: During this week, the downtown area is not for the timid, who prefer taking it easy during Spring Break. Or maybe you just don't want to spend money to see all that SXSW has to offer this year.
For music lovers who are looking to avoid the downtown chaos (or don't want to buy a SXSW badge or wristband), SXSW thoughtfully hosts free shows during the last few days of the festival at Auditorium Shores. Since the usual site is experiencing renovations right now, it will be at Butler Park, 1000 W Riverside
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 4:58pm. 512 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin Real Estate Market Snapshot
Austin Board of REALTORS reported that 1,449 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in January 2014–4% more than January 2013! The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 7% at $211,800.
Will 2014 bring an even stronger housing market in Austin, across all segments? With no signs of decline, Austin's population and job growth will keep climbing and so will the number of homes for sale in this great city! It has been full steam ahead heading into Spring with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Get ready for another busy season in Austin Texas real estate!
Inventory reduced 1/2 of a month from 2.5 months in January 2013 to 2 months in January 2014. Homes are selling 9 days faster spending an
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 2:38pm. 782 Views, 0 Comments.
For the 4th year in a row, Forbes ranked Austin as the #1 fastest-growing city with a 2.5% population increase which comes out to about 110 people per day. No surprise here. We're used to being the fastest city on the block, and we're feeling it. Most of us complain about the traffic, but fortunately that's the only thing to complain about. Everything else is simply amazing.
Four Texas cities rounded out the top 20 fastest growing cities. The study was based on the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the U.S. that include cities and their surrounding suburbs. Using data from Moody’s Analytics, cities were ranked by six metrics: population growth rate for 2013 and 2014, year-over-year job growth for 2013,…
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 1:56pm. 604 Views, 0 Comments.
Help Amplify Austin Raise $4M for Local Charities in 2nd Annual I Live Here I Give Here Campagin on March 20, 2014.Image by ASA Austin
For the second year, Amplify Austin will host "I Live Here, I Give Here", a charity marathon that lasts 24 hours where Austinites have the chance to give back to the city they love! The "festival of giving" is a fast, fun and easy way for anyone, even people outside of Austin, to help almost 400 nonprofits in the area with critical needs.
The idea for the giving day was inspired by cities throughout the country that have had success in raising money for nonprofit organizations in the same manner. Those cities include Minnesota, Seattle, Portland and areas of Colorado and North Texas.
Donors can visit the…
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 1:50pm. 549 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin's residential luxury market is hot, hot, hot and Realty Austin agents are taking advantage! Austin's luxury market saw a major boom in 2013, with nearly $883 milllion in sales of homes sold at $1 million or more. To get a better look at what Austin has to offer over a million, Realty Austin agents showed KVUE News around a few of our listings.
To find out more about the luxury market statistics in Austin, read below.
4609 Mirador Drive in Barton Creek
Listed by Carl Shurr
1002 Arroweye Trail on Lake Austin
Listed by Charla Housson
210 Lavaca St #2103 at W Residences
Listed by Carlos Ojeda
Austin Luxury Real Estate Market Analysis
2012 vs 2013 Home and Condo…
Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 2:42pm. 1,449 Views, 0 Comments.
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
It's obvious that Austinites enjoy live music, even if the conditions are less than ideal. Rain, dust and heat can't stop us from enjoying what we love most: contributing to the growth of the music industry and our economy. We are so thankful that the City of Austin understands this and continues to promote live music festivals.
February Festivals in Austin
Photo via AustinDaze.com
February 1, 2014
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Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
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February 6-9, 2014
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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
Video via ScienceFest.org
February 19-22, 2014
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February 21-23, 2014
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 2:03pm. 951 Views, 0 Comments.
Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Honors Brokerage's Lake Travis Market Center with Top Recognition
AUSTIN, TX--February 21, 2014--Realty Austin was awarded the Young Business of the Year honor by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards luncheon on February 19, 2014 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Police Chief Todd Radford emceed the event sponsored by the Lakeway Police Foundation.
Austin's reigning top workplace, Realty Austin, received the award on the merit of their proven commitment and strong leadership to the Lake Travis community. Since opening its doors in June 2012, Jolene Weinstein has led the Realty Austin Lake Travis market center and delivered a 252% increase in sales by growing the office
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 10:24am. 385 Views, 1 Comments.
Ex-music professional and Realty Austin agent, Fred Meyers, shared his insight on Austin real estate with Real Estate Radio Austin’s Steakley and Stubbs Show.
After his career as a Record Executive at Warner Brothers Records in Detroit, Fred moved down South and got his Real Estate License. Realtors are “problem solvers,” Fred says. “Our world is about making [the home buying] process smooth, easy and enjoyable by using our expertise in value and strategy.”
Proud to be a Realty Austin agent and head of The Fred Meyers Team, Fred says that he wanted to simplify his business and focus on helping people buy, sell and invest in real estate in Austin. How did he go about that? By Making the Move to Realty Austin. “They’re very local [and] giving……
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 5:40pm. 698 Views, 0 Comments.
Who's ready for springtime in Austin, TX? We are ready to get out of the house and into fresh air, so we've compiled a list of fun activities for you to enjoy in Austin this March! The weather can't warm up soon enough and this list is making us more excited by the day. Annual events such as Explore UT and Texas Relays are some favorites to attend. There are plenty of other things to do outside, like volunteering at It's My Park! Day or spending the day at the Zilker Kite Festival, to make this March in Austin one to remember!
|It's My Park! Day||March 1
|Volunteer with more than 2,000 others on various park projects around Austin.|
|2nd Street Soundcheck||March 1
|It doesn't get much better when you give Austinites a|
Realty Austin Congratulates Our Agents and Teams Nominated for Austin Business Journal's Residential Real Estate Awards
Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 5:32pm. 2,434 Views, 0 Comments.
Realty Austin congratulates all of our agents and teams from our roster who are nominees for the Austin Business Journal's Austin Residential Real Estate Awards. ABJ ranks the Residential Top Realtors by gross closed residential sales. The Top 50 will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 6, 2014 at the Sheraton.
For their outstanding achievements, 28 individual Realty Austin agents and 8 teams are finalists.
Residential Real Estate Awards Finalists
Group 1: Licensed Agent with No Other Licensed Assistants
- Alicia Kelley
- Amy Gandy
- Barrett Sandefur
- Brian Copland
- Carl Shurr
- Cristina Valdes
- Colette Fitzgerald
- Cynthia Mattiza
- Dori Garner
- Drew Griffin
- Elliott Sanchez
- Haval Abbas
- Jackie Good