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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

MADD Hosts 20th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K

December 21, 2017

Mother 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 familyRead More

Texas Land Price Increases Slow

November 30, 2017

Interested in a piece of Texas land? A recent slowdown in price increases indicates this may be a good time to jump into the land market. According to a report by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University’s Charles E. Gilliland and Tian Su, Texas land markets in the third quarter of 2017 experiencedRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics November 2017

November 17, 2017

2017 on pace to be another record-breaking year The real estate market for the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area is poised for another record-breaking year in 2017, following an increase in home sales in October 2017. According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® Central Texas Housing Market Report, Austin-area single family home sales in OctoberRead More