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November 2015

There are 4 blog entries for November 2015.

Affluence by Austin Zip Code

Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 4:49pm. 1,084 Views

rough hollow homeThe Austin Business Journal recently ranked each Austin zip code based on 12 affluence factors, including household income, per capita income, and home values. The 78746 zip code, which includes West Lake Hills, took the top spot for affluence, with a median house value of $634,000. The largest homes, however, were not found in West Lake Hills but down in 78739, which stretches from about Slaughter Lane near MoPac to south of Highway 45 and includes the neighborhood of Circle C Ranch. Forty seven percent of the homes in Circle C were found to have nine or more rooms. This compares to, for example, 2.5 percent in trendy 78704.

Let’s take a look at a few of the zip codes.

Westlake homes

78704

The 78704 zip code, with its population of 41,999 and 23,557

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Austin Symphony Presents Christmas in the Community

Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 4:42pm. 975 Views

Austin Symphony Christmas concertsThe Austin Symphony will host ten free music concerts this holiday season with its new Christmas in the Community program. The concerts will be held at various locations in Austin and will feature different ensembles of the orchestra – Woodwinds, Bass, Strings, etc. – playing holiday music.

The first concert will be December 4, with Woodwinds at the Lakeline Mall Macy’s. The program concludes the concert series on December 23, with the Stardust Orchestra Big Band and the Austin Symphony string quartet at Symphony Square.

The Christmas in the Community events replace the previous holiday tradition, The Christmas Sing-Along, and are designed to help the Symphony reach a larger audience. While the Sing-Along would reach 3,000 attendees, the

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics November 2015

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 7:25pm. 1,078 Views

Austin Tarrytown homes2015 Might Be Record Year for Austin Real Estate

Austin-area single-family home sales increased two percent in October 2015 compared to the same month in 2014, and while this increase may seem small, it is the fifth consecutive month of upward momentum and adds to a potential record-making year in Austin real estate.

“We’re on pace for another record year and while home sales typically slow each fall, housing demand has remained strong far past the typical peak selling season,” said Austin Board of REALTORS­® President Barb Cooper. “This demand stems from strong employment and our area’s high growth rate—factors that help create a stable housing market.”

The two percent increase equaled 2,378 home sales in October 2015. Median price increased

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ABOR and AISD Partner to Educate Realtors about Austin Schools

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 6:02pm. 987 Views

Casis School AustinThe Austin Board of Realtors® and the Austin Independent School District are teaming up to help Austin Realtors provide homebuyers with more knowledge about area schools.

“The quality of area schools is consistently one of the most important factors that homebuyers consider when choosing a new home,” said Austin Board of Realtors President Barb Cooper. "Homebuyers want to know how local schools measure up, and they look to their Realtor to point them in the right direction.”

The partnership began when the district asked ABOR for feedback on individual web pages the district was redesigning. The request evolved into easy-to-navigate pages that highlight each school’s individual strengths, such as its programming and performance, plus photos and

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