Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 6:13pm. 684 Views, 0 Comments.
In honor of the month of LOVE, we decided to share why we LOVE Austin. We post regularly about the most recent awards Austin has garnered - from "Best City for Job Seekers" to "Number 1 City to Watch" by Forbes. From young professionals to families, from elementary students to retirees, from start-up entrepreneurs to leading corporations, Austin is host to a hugely diverse population, and we're doing a really great job at it. In 2013 Austin won numerous awards, including most 'Aspirational City,' topping nine out of ten of the nation's 'best-of' lists.
From real estate to business, and education to lifestyle, Austin ranks high for being the best of the best. It's easy to love a city with so much acclaim and we wanted to make sure our design showed…
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 6:12pm. 1,057 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin Real Estate Market Snapshot
Austin Board of REALTORS reported that 27,298 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in 2013–19% more than 2012! The median price for Austin-area homes was also up 9% at $223,890.
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 throughout the holidays with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Get ready for another busy New Year in Austin Texas real estate!
Homes are selling 19 days faster spending an average of 50 days on the market.
Austin's housing market increased its activity again selling 28% more
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at 9:44pm. 1,339 Views, 0 Comments.
Love is in the air and it is time to make plans for you and your special someone for Valentine's Day 2014! It's hard to have the outlook that this day is simply a Hallmark holiday when you see what fun and unique ways Austinites will celebrate V Day 2014. But we know there are still some out there looking to celebrate in other ways - talking to you, cupid haters! Make it a night to remember and keep it local with Austin restaurants that are having great deals. Don't wait until last minute to make your plans or else you might just need the bottom list after all!
Valentine's Day 2014
Arro will be offering a special three course menu for $45.
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 6:10pm. 1,232 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin’s No.1 Top Workplace Sets Aim on Being the Luxury Market Leader by Opening New Office in West Austin
AUSTIN, TX--January 27, 2014--Press Release
Award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage Realty Austin officially announced it will open its fifth class A retail location to serve residents in the Westlake area. Realty Austin will begin renovating the 4,100 square foot space in the first quarter of 2014 and open its doors just in time for summer.
Located at the intersection of Westlake Drive and 360 Loop/Capital of Texas Highway, Realty Austin Westlake will open in Davenport Village, an upscale open-air shopping area full of amenities. The modern, street-level office will serve 25 Westlake-based agents in addition to…
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 2:35pm. 1,411 Views, 0 Comments.
Realty Austin co-owner, Jonathan Boatwright, discussed the luxury market in Austin, Texas with the Austin Business Journal.
Austin's luxury market, which saw a considerable increase in sales in 2013 compared to 2012, had nearly $883 milllion in sales of homes sold at $1 million or more. Upon crunching numbers, Jonathan found that 555 homes were sold - a 49 percent increase from 2013, when just 373 were sold. This statistic does not include luxury homes that were not listed in MLS.
The average price per square foot was $326, a $3 increase from the previous year. Average days on the market for luxury homes was also reduced by 33 days from 2012.
The downside to the dynamic sales of 2013 is that the…
Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 2:41pm. 617 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin’s Top Workplace Names Top Producer to Lead Its Westlake Market Center
AUSTIN, TX -- Realty Austin, Austin's no.1 top workplace, is proud to announce Cara Keenan will oversee its Westlake Market Center upon its opening in Davenport Village. A licensed REALTOR® with 14 years experience, Keenan joined Realty Austin in January of 2010 where she has been a top producer year over year. As team leader, her business steadily increased from $5M in 2010 to $15M in 2013.
Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "We look forward to providing excellence to our clients in the Westlake area at our state-of-the-art market center. Cara’s passion for mentoring, training and business development will be a tremendous asset to the new Westlake…
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 6:02pm. 710 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin is the place to be for insurmountable reasons. For most, they are appealed by the vast numbers of opportunities one can discover in the capital of the Lone State State. The state itself was named the #1 Most Competitive State, the #2 Best State for Business, as well as the #2 Best Entrepreneurial Climate. Fellow Texan cities, like DFW, San Antonio and Houston help to keep Texas in the high ranks, but Austin has taken the lead on most occassions. According to NerdWallet, the Best City for Job Seekers in 2014 is the one and only - Austin, TX!
Factors taken into account were the working-age population growth from 2010 to 2012, monthly homeowner costs, median income for workers and the unemployment rate. For…
Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 2:21pm. 960 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking forward to an awesome month in Austin? We have made a list of events and activities for you to enjoy this February! The weather is cooler, but that doesn't stop us outdoor lovers and event seekers this February. Annual events such as Carnaval Brasieiro and Modern Home Tour Austin are some favorites to attend. There are plenty of other things to do, like running the Livestrong Marathon or kicking off rodeo season at the Cowboy Breakfast, to make this February in Austin one for the books!
|Hyde Park Theatre Frontera Fest||January 14–February 15
|The Hyde Park Theater's Frontera Fest will showcase various works for one whole month.|
|Carnaval Brasileiro||February 1
|Experience one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval|
Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 9:41am. 1,184 Views, 0 Comments.
The great city of Austin topped a 2014 list even before the year began! This time Forbes named the Austin metro area as the Top U.S. Region To Watch In 2014.
This moment Forbes speaks of is all but ready to slow down. With a job growth of 11.8% and GDP growth of 21.7% in the last six years, as well as a 2013 unemployment rate of 5.4% (and decreasing), Austin has one of the healthiest economies in the country. Not to everyone's liking, the population growth is also expected to continue. By 2035, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization estimates a population of 3.25 million people including all five Austin metro counties, which calls for a lot more city and transportation planning than is already in the works.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 12:58pm. 1,089 Views, 0 Comments.
2nd Annual Realty Austin Habitat Home Build Comes to LifeAUSTIN, TX--Realty Austin joined Austin Habitat for Humanity in the dedication of a newly built home for a deserving family. As part of Realty Austin's long-term commitment to giving back locally, the company, its team of agents, clients and industry partners donated $65,000 to sponsor and build a new home.
The Realty Austin team began construction on the home on October 2, 2013 and concluded on November 20, 2013. More than 160 Realty Austin agents and staff filled the volunteer list at record speed, and were eager to raise hammers and paintbrushes to contribute to the company's 2nd Annual home build.
Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "Community service is a cornerstone of our…