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April 2015

There are 4 blog entries for April 2015.

P. Terry’s Vegetarian & Vegan Patties Now at Whole Foods

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 3:45pm. 4,266 Views

P. Terrys veggie burgerWhat’s this we spy at Whole Foods? A local Austin favorite: P.Terry’s vegetarian burger patties, alongside a new version created especially for Whole Foods: vegan patties. The popular all-natural burger chain’s patties will now be sold in four-packs in the freezer section.

The P. Terry’s veggie version is made with brown rice, crimini mushrooms simmered in cream, black beans, oats, onions, cheddar cheese, and fresh-cut parsley. The new vegan version is based on the original version and substitutes dairy, soy, and gluten free Daiya cheddar and mozzarella-style vegan cheeses.

The patties began rolling out in Austin’s five Whole Foods this past weekend and will be sold at more than 30 stores in the southwest region, across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,

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Vacation Home Sales Soar to Record High

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 10:02pm. 1,775 Views

lakefront Lake AustinVacation home sales reached a record high in 2014, rising above the last peak level reached in 2006, before the housing market crash, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ annual survey of residential homebuyers.

The survey, which included existing home and new home transactions during 2014, showed vacation home sales reached an estimated 1.13 million, the highest amount since the study was first issued in 2003. 2014’s numbers for vacation homes were up 57.4 percent from 2013, nearly doubling the combined total of the previous two years. They accounted for 21 percent of all transactions in 2014, also their highest since the survey was first conducted.

“Affluent households have greatly benefited from strong growth in the stock market in

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics April 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 3:25pm. 1,844 Views

Austin luxury homes Austin Home Prices Reach All-Time High in March

Once again, we have a record breaking month in Austin real estate. Single family home prices hit an all-time high for the Austin area, and sales volume set a record for the month of March, according to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

How high have home prices gone?

Average price increased 13 percent year-over-year to $334,758, and median price increased 10 percent to $255,000.

The total dollar volume of single-family properties sold in March 2015 was $816,809,520, a whopping 28 percent more than March 2014. Home sales volume reached its record by increasing 13 percent year-over-year to 2,440 homes.

Interestingly, over half of the homes sold in

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Austin-Round Rock Fastest Growing Metro in Texas

Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 11:10am. 1,827 Views

Austin homes populationThe Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area grew by three percent between July 2013 and July 2014, making it the fastest growing metro area in Texas and the third fastest growing in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.

The estimated population for the Austin-Round Rock area is now 1,943,299, about 57,500 more than the last estimated period. This is an over 13 percent increase in the area’s population in the last five years.

Four Texas metro areas were among the nation's 20 fastest growing by percent change. Austin-Round Rock was followed by Odessa at fourth, Midland at ninth, and Houston at 11th. Harris County, which contains Houston, added more people than any other county in the nation, at 89,000. Houston-The

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