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February 2014

There are 5 blog entries for February 2014.

Eco-Friendly Business News: Get Glam with Northwest Austin’s Only Vegan Salon

Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 2:03pm. 3,874 Views

Austin vegan salonWhen The Beauty Jar made itself at home in northwest Austin in the summer of 2013, it was CEO Brizy Tait’s second, and Austin’s only, vegan hair salon. Inspired by her grandfather, Tait had set out to create an affordable, eco-friendly, and vintage beauty apothecary with modern boudoir charm.

“Our trendsetting hair stylists give our clientele the hair design that they’ve always dreamed of, using natural, vegan, and conventional hair color lines free of parabens, sulfates, ammonia, and formaldehyde. Our lovely boutique has 100% natural products with organic ingredients.”

Tait was one of the first cosmetologists in Texas to receive training and become organic-certified in 2010 by organic color systems. Afterward, she founded her first vegan salon,

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics February 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 1:00pm. 2,186 Views

Austin homes for saleIn 2013, Austin real estate soared, with substantially rising prices and decreasing inventory.

Guess what? 2014 looks to be much of the same. According to Gracy Title, Austin is expected to have a whopping 35.3% increase in population from 2010–2020, and Austin home prices are expected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018. Over 25%! What in your investment portfolio looks to provide that much of a return in only four years?

Whether you are a potential investor or a potential homeowner, buying homes in Austin is looking more and more attractive – especially while interest rates are still low. If you’d like to see the way Austin has progressed, we’ve created an infographic to demonstrate the changing makeup of Austin real estate prices, broken

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ATX News: Apple Inc.’s Americas Operations Center 10% Complete

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 1:13pm. 2,537 Views

Apple AustinIn March of 2012, Apple committed to an investment of $282 million in a one million square foot new Americas Operations Center in Austin, promising to bring 3,635 jobs to the Texas state capital. Where is Apple’s new Austin home? The 10-year expansion project is well underway in northwest Austin near Parmer Lane and McNeil Road, with many of its future employees expected to look for homes of their own in the Milwood neighborhood just next door.

So far the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has spent over $27.8 million in facility design and construction, according to the Austin Business Journal (ABJ). Two of its buildings, totaling 290,000 square feet, have been granted temporary certificates of occupancy. The project stands in phase one of

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HOT Time in the City: Austin Real Estate Heats Up in 2013

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 2:26pm. 2,805 Views

Austin sales MLS areas 2013

Below are specifics on Austin's amazing year of real estate gains, broken down by Austin MLS areas. Would you like even more? A Regent Property Group agent can help you discover numbers related to your own neighborhood and your home.

A special thanks to Gracy Title for compiling the original document!

2013 Median Price and Percent Change Compared to 2012

  • 6 $330,000 0.0%
  • LS $385,000 + 3.1%
  • RN $429,000 + 3.2%
  • 1A $409,000 + 5.3%
  • UT $209,450 + 5.5%
  • SWE $236,714 + 6.9%
  • N $195,000 + 8.3%
  • 7 $438,500 + 8.8%
  • LW $300,000 + 10.1%
  • NE $162,000 + 11.0%
  • PF $173,950 + 11.6%
  • NW $234,500 + 11.7%
  • 10N $212,425 + 11.8%
  • W $387,125 + 12.2%
  • 4 $360,000 + 12.7%
  • SWW $335,000 + 13.6%
  • 1N $317,250 + 13.7%
  • 10S $203,000 + 14.0%
  • DT

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2014 Greater Austin Parade of Homes to Feature Willie Nelson’s Tierra Vista

Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 10:42am. 4,021 Views

Willie Nelson's Tierra VistaImagine seven Spicewood hilltops offering stunning views of the Pedernales River and, nestled in the valleys between, pristine Texas Hill Country preserve. Add access to Briarcliff Marina, a winery, two country clubs, and a 35-minute commute to Austin. Sound like seventh heaven?

Texas icon Willie Nelson thought so.

A brand new community, Tierra Vista is located on Nelson’s beautiful 688-acre Luck Ranch, and come April, four homebuilders will be ready to show Austin and Lakeway visitors what it’s like to live there.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has chosen Willie Nelson's Tierra Vista as the site of the 59th Annual 2014 Parade of Homes™ this April, and the participating builders will be Jenkins Custom Homes, Lake Travis Builders,

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