Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 5:03pm. 1,418 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin's Top Workplace was a Finalist for Austin Gives 2014 GeneroCity Awards for Outstanding Philianthropic EffortsAUSTIN, 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.
Walter Moreau (Foundation Communities), Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Realty Austin Co-Owner, Yvette…
Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 12:10pm. 1,682 Views, 0 Comments.
Todd Grossman, Lisa Muñoz, Lisa Sexton and Susan Doyle Were Named to ABJ's Top 50 Realtors List
AUSTIN, TX--Realty Austin congratulated all the industry's nominees for the Austin Business Journal's 2014 Residential Real Estate Awards. Each year ABJ ranks the Top 50 Residential Realtors by gross closed residential sales. This year's winners were announced at the annual awards ceremony held on March 6, 2014 at the Sheraton Austin. Realty Austin had 28 individual agents and 8 teams who were finalists for the award.
Todd Grossman placed 6th in the individual agent category with total sales of $26.9 million. For the past five years, Grossman has placed high on the annual Top Realtor list. Since joining Realty Austin in 2008, he has earned the top…
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 4:03pm. 3,359 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. 1,836 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. 2,175 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. 2,435 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
UPDATE (3/22/2014): Amplify Austin's 2nd annual online "festival of giving" raised over $5.7M in 24 hours benefiting 496 local nonprofits.
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…
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 1:50pm. 1,906 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. 4,835 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
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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
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February 19-22, 2014
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February 21-23, 2014
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 2:03pm. 1,153 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. 499 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……