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December 2017

There are 3 blog entries for December 2017.

Austin a Top U.S. City for Tech-Savvy Millennials

Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 2:46pm. 1,113 Views

Austin millennialsAustin, Texas is a top United States city for tech-savvy millennials, according to Forbes. Austin, along with Denver, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Durham, and Minneapolis were recently featured cities that provide millennials “the social, cultural and intellectual stimulation that they seek,” as well as an affordable cost of living. Forbes said the key to success for millennials, those born between 1981 and 1987, is moving to a city with “burgeoning tech companies that create good career opportunities.”

Citing Austin’s reasons for placement on the list, Austin was noted as having approximately 21.4 percent of residents between ages 25 and 34. Interestingly, it also has been ranked top in the world for internet speed. Austin did get dinged for temporarily not

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MADD Hosts 20th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K

Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 12:55pm. 933 Views

MADD austin 5kMother Against Drunk Driving hosted its 20th annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K recently at the Domain. With thousands of participants, the event is designed to bring awareness to the issues of drunk driving, drugged driving, and underage drinking.

Regent Property Group Broker Brian Talley and Regent Co-owner Erika Talley hosted a booth at the family friendly event. Brian’s motivation for supporting the event stems from his experiences; he was rear-ended by a drunk driver while in high school and also was witness to a drunk driver receiving his ninth Driving While Intoxicated citation. Unfortunately, he says, “We have all heard of people killed from a drunk driver, and many may have a personal experience.”

The Jingle Bell 5K included a chip-timed 5K for

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics December 2017

Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 1:15pm. 1,042 Views

Austin real estate statisticsAustin-Area Home Sales Volume Up, Austin Volume Slows

Home sales volume in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area increased in November 2017, while home sales within the city of Austin decreased, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® November 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report.

Austin-Round Rock home sales increased 3.7 percent compared to November 2016, resulting in 2,196 home sales, and city of Austin home sales decreased 3.3 percent compared to November 2016, resulting in 653 home sales. Williamson County home sales increased 10.2 percent, and Hays County home sales increased 14.3 percent. Travis County home sales decreased 1.3 percent, due to Austin’s decline.

“Even with the market normalization trends we are seeing,

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