Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 12:48pm. 466 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin Board of REALTORS reported that 2,145 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in October 2013–9% more than October 2012! The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 9% at $217,000.
Is this a housing bubble? While we've seen steady sales volume and home price increases month-over-month the last few years, this is not the case. True demand is the reason behind Austin's growing housing market. Austin is growing at an average of 150 people per day which is the main reason for these increases.
Inventory reduced one month from 3.5 months in October 2012 to 2.5 months in October 2013. This shortage hasn't been seen since January 2013. Homes are selling 20 days faster spending an average of 48 days on the market.
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 7:04pm. 566 Views, 0 Comments.
Searching fof things to do in the last days of 2013? We have made a list of fun Austin events for you to enjoy this December! Some days it's chilly, some days it's warmer, and that doesn't stop us from enjoying our city this Winter. Enjoy annual events like the Trail of Lights , the Armadillo Bazaar, and other holiday favorites. There is plenty for you to do, like attending Eat Drink Local Week, running the Lights of Love 5K or watching the Zilker Tree lighting ceremony, to make this December in Austin one you won't forget!
|Blue Genie Art Bazaar||
November 27– December 24
|Free admission to this event at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre at Lincoln Village! You can find just about anything amidst all of the cool and unusual things for|
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 7:03pm. 1,311 Views, 0 Comments.
There is so much to do and see in Austin, especially during the Winter holidays! We have complied a list of everything you can do in Austin to get in the holiday mood, like where to see Christmas lights, where to go to get unique holiday gifts, and other ways to celebrate this wonderful season in Austin! We've also included fun ways to give to people in need who could use some more holiday spirit as well.
Where to see Christmas Lights in Austin, TX
Nov. 1 - Jan. 4
Zilker Tree Lighting
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 6:42pm. 343 Views, 0 Comments.
As if our economy wasn't booming enough already, this next year in Austin is expected to have the fastest growing metro economy in the country. According to a report by IHS Global Insight, the Austin-Round Rock- San Marcos area is projected to grow its gross metropolitan product by 5.9 percent.
Gross metropolitan product is the value of all goods and services produced throughout a metropolitan area. Although neighboring metro areas like Dallas and Houston have much higher GDPs and total GMPs, the Austin metro area is expected to see more than a $6 billion increase in GMP between 2013 and 2014, which will result in the highest percentage growth in the nation.
One of the factors helping our economy top the charts again…
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 1:48pm. 420 Views, 0 Comments.
AUSTIN, TX--November 18, 2013--Realty Austin was named Austin's no. 1 Top Workplace for the second consecutive year.
After growing out of the small category, the residential real estate brokerage maintained its no. 1 rank in the midsize company category. Realty Austin was announced as the winner and awarded the highest honor in Sunday's edition of the Austin American Statesman.
Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "Our culture is one of our strongest assets, and this recognition is a true reflection of the reason we are successful. This honor is a testimony to the hard work and collaboration of our incredible team and their commitment to helping our agents succeed. They are the ones who truly earned this award.”
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 4:18pm. 434 Views, 0 Comments.
It's safe to say that Austin's economy isn't backing down any time soon. For the ninth month in a row, Austin has been recognized as having the best economy in the country.
Like other top ranked months, strong job creation rates have pushed Austin ahead of the competition. According to On Numbers, Austin is the only city with job growth percentage in the double-digits, just below eleven percent. To give you a gist of what that means... no other cities in the U.S. have seen job growth over a span of five years that is higher than eight percent. From August 2012 to August 2013, Austin added 23,800 jobs. Give yourself a pat on the back, Austin!
Each month the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index ranks 102
Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 1:17pm. 720 Views, 0 Comments.
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The 2013 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix is about to embark on it's 2nd year in the states at Austin's Circuit of the Americas track. Races, concerts, entertainment and other events will be held at the COTA track and other venues around Austin from November 14th to the 17th. Realty Austin has all the information you need to have the full experience.
The innaugural event was held in November 2012 and attracted fans, enthusiasts and newcomers from around the world. The races recieved the second-highest Grand Prix race attendance of 117,429 people with a total of 265,000 fans that visited the track over the entire weekend for races, events and entertainment. Each Formula One race is broadcast to more…
Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 12:55pm. 794 Views, 0 Comments.
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Looking for the best Austin haunted houses to get your terror on this Halloween weekend? We all know Halloween ins't Halloween without a scare, so this year we put together a list of some of our favorite Halloween haunted houses. There are a handful of good ones in Austin to choose from. If you're interested in a mild church-run haunted house or the year-long planned haunted house extravaganza, Austin haunted houses are for every thrill seeker and Halloween lover. Check out our list of the best Austin haunted houses and get your terror on!
*Note: These haunted houses may not be appropriate for children.
House of Torment in Central Austin
The most known Austin haunted house is the House of…
Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 11:04am. 782 Views, 0 Comments.
It's all about filling up those bellies for the winter, experiencing different cultures and giving back to the community this November in Austin! We have compiled a list of fun events for you to partake in as Winter arrives! The weather is cool, but that doesn't stop the outdoor lovers and event seekers of Austin this November. Annual events such as East Austin Studio Tour, Turkey Trot and A Christmas Affair are some favorite events to attend before the holidays. There are plenty of things to do, like attending Wurstfest or catching the 2nd annual Formula One races, to make this November in Austin one to remember!
|Early Voting Ends
|Fun Fun Fun Fest||November 1-3
|A coexistence of all things punk, hardcore, indie,|
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 2:24pm. 3,766 Views, 0 Comments.
It's October which means the pumpkins have arrived! You can find them in many shapes and sizes all around Austin including churches, grocery stores and farms, ready to be chosen, carved, and made into props for Halloween parties and backgrounds for family photo opps! Though you may pass patches here and there while driving, it seems to be a common dilemma to find a patch when you are actually looking for one. To make your favorite Halloween activity search easier, Realty Austin has compiled a list of the best pumpkin patches in Austin for 2013. Use our comprehensive list and map of Austin's best pumpkin patches to find the perfect pumpkins for you and your little ghouls and gobblins.
Don't have time to shop around or take photos? At…