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NAR Names Austin a Top U.S. Housing Market for Millennials during the Pandemic

June 17, 2020

The National Association of Realtors® named Austin one of the top United States housing markets for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas cities Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Houston-The Woodlands also made the unranked top 10. To make the determination, NAR analyzed the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. for housing affordability, local jobRead More

Austin One of Fastest-Growing Cities in World, Report Finds

February 10, 2020

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, according to the JLL 2020 City Momentum Index report. Austin placed 19th on the list, while Silicon Valley placed 9th – the only two United States cities to place in the top 20 – with both expected to see significant growth in comingRead More

A view of the downtown Austin skyline at twilight

Austin 4th Best City for Finding a Job in 2020

January 28, 2020

WalletHub named Austin, Texas the fourth best city in the United States to find a job in 2020. The study looked at 182 cities across the U.S. — the 150 most populated cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — and included two dimensions, “Job Market” and “Socio-economics.” AustinRead More

A view of the downtown Austin skyline at twilight

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Celebrates Reopening

May 28, 2019

The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa celebrated its grand reopening following an extensive $150 million renovation and expansion that began in November 2017. The ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Renovations include a new lobby and arrival area, 493 freshly-designed guestrooms and suites, an all-new conference center with aRead More

Texas Almost Doubles U.S. Job Creation Rate

October 31, 2018

Texas gained nonagricultural jobs at a rate of 3.3 percent from September 2017 to September 2018, almost doubling the nation’s growth rate of 1.7 percent, according to the Monthly Review of the Texas Economy by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Nongovernment jobs also almost doubled that of the United States’ rate, withRead More

WalletHub: Austin is Third Best U.S. City

August 16, 2018

WalletHub named Austin, Texas the third best big city to live in within the United States. Seattle, Washington and Virginia Beach, Virginia took the top two spots, while San Francisco, San Diego, and Honolulu rounded out the top five. The top three scores were very close, with scores of 63.63, 63.27, and 63.24. There wasRead More

Sunset over downtown Austin, Texas, with Greenbelt in foreground

Austin Named the Top Place to Live in the United States

March 9, 2018

In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report has named Austin, Texas the number one place to live in the United States. With a score of 7.8, the capital city was compared to the 100 most populous metro areas in the U.S. and scored based on value, desirability, job market, and quality of life.Read More

WalletHub: Austin is the Nation’s Best State Capital

February 20, 2018

Austin, Texas is the 2018 best state capital to live in, according to WalletHub, which compared all 50 United States capitals on factors such as affordability, economics, education and health, and living standards. Austin scored a 67.73 on its State Capital Index score, besting second place Madison, Wisconsin by over three points. Boise, Idaho; Lincoln,Read More

Texas Economic Outlook

January 16, 2018

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University has released its January 2018 outlook for the Texas economy, with major factors robust, including those involved with residential real estate. Housing sales across the state expanded, despite “shortages of homes priced under $300,000,” which is making entry level and starter home purchases potentially more difficult forRead More

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

December 29, 2017

Austin, 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,Read More