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May 2017

There are 3 blog entries for May 2017.

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics May 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 11:46am. 260 Views

Austin real estate statisticsHome Sales Up in Austin and Surrounding Areas

Home sales in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical area increased 3.2 percent in April 2017 compared to April 2016, for a total of 2,640 home sales, according to the April 2017 Austin Board of REALTORS­® Central Texas Housing Market Report. Within the city of Austin, home sales increased 2.2 percent to 827 home sales.

Countywide, Williamson County saw home sales increase by 8.6 percent compared to April of last year, with Hays County homes sales increasing by 3.3 percent. Travis County, however, had a 2.1 percent decrease in home sales in April.

“After a slow beginning to the year, increases in single-family home sales, homes on the market, and housing inventory across the region in April 2017 indicate

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Austin Jobs Grow by 3.3 Percent

Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 9:55am. 200 Views

Austin jobsAustin jobs grew by 3.3 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017, an addition of 32,700 net new jobs, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and compiled by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

This growth makes Austin the tenth fastest growing major metropolitan area of the 50 largest metropolitan areas, in regards to jobs. Dallas was the first fastest growing, with a growth rate of 4.1 percent. No other Texas cities made the top ten, with Fort Worth coming in 16th with growth of 2.9 percent, San Antonio coming in 21st with growth of 2.4 percent, and Houston coming in 44th with growth of one percent.

Austin Snapshot: March 2016 to March 2017

  • Austin added 32,700 net new jobs in the 12 months

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Austin #8 Best Large City in U.S. to Start a Business

Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 5:03pm. 210 Views

Austin start businessAustin, Texas is the eighth best large city in the United States in which to start a business, according to Wallet Hub’s 2017 list. Using 18 metrics ranging from office space affordability to five-year business-survival rate, Austin was the top city in Texas to make the list, followed by Amarillo in ninth place.

Austin’s total score was 53.37, compared to first-ranking Oklahoma City, which scored 56.85. In ranked categories, Austin was fourth for “Business Environment” and ninth for “Access to Resources.” Austin scored poorly, 127th, for “Business Costs.” Austin also was fourth for “Highest Average Growth in Number of Small Businesses.”

Following Oklahoma City were Salt Lake City, Utah; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Grand Rapids,

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