Austin a Top Healthy Housing Market

August 11, 2015

Austin was ranked the sixth healthiest housing market in the United States by WalletHub, which compared 25 of the largest metropolitan areas across 10 key factors. The top five markets included Boston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Northern New Jersey, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively. Some of the measured factors included interest rates on a first mortgage,Read More

Round Rock #3 Most Affordable U.S. City

June 9, 2015

Round Rock, Texas is the third most affordable city in the United States, according to a Nerd Wallet study comparing median household income to average cost of living in over 300 metropolitan areas around the country. Rather than ranking cities by where it was the cheapest to live, the study reflects where dollars stretch theRead More

Vacation Home Sales Soar to Record High

April 28, 2015

Vacation home sales reached a record high in 2014, rising above the last peak level reached in 2006, before the housing market crash, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ annual survey of residential homebuyers. The survey, which included existing home and new home transactions during 2014, showed vacation home sales reached an estimated 1.13Read More

Largest Group of Home Buyers? Millennials

March 31, 2015

The millennial generation, those ages 34 and younger, was the largest group of recent homebuyers, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. This is the second year millennials have garnered the largest percentage, 32 percent, which was one percent higher than the previous 12-month period. Generation X,Read More

Regent Property Group Releases Austin Home Search App

March 10, 2015

Austin real estate brokerage Regent Property Group has released a new Austin home search real estate App, designed to let you search for available homes in the Austin market from the palm of your hand. Created for iOs mobile devices, this user-friendly and free App can be downloaded at your online App store by entering,Read More

Go Local Spotlight: Young Austinite Creates BeeSweet Lemonade

February 12, 2015

Austin is buzzing with a variety of social entrepreneurs, but not many of them are pre-teens. Meet Mikaila Ulmer, a social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, and creator of the BeeSweet Lemonade line sold at Whole Foods Market, TOMS, Peoples Rx, East Side Pies, Barton Hills Market, The Natural Gardener, and more. At only ten years old, Ulmer has createdRead More

Regent Founder Brian Talley Named Platinum Top 50 Finalist

December 31, 2014

Regent Property Group Broker Brian Talley has earned a spot among Austin real estate elite yet again, this time as a finalist in the 2015 Platinum Top 50 awards. The Platinum Top 50 awards recognize residential REALTORS® for overall success – for outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation, and civic leadership. The announcement wasRead More

Go Local with Austin’s Brush Strokes Mobile Pottery Studio

November 19, 2014

Looking for a new twist for your holiday traditions? Hand-painted Christmas gifts, ornaments to commemorate a special event, and even plates for Santa’s cookies can be made right at home or with your favorite group, thanks to Austin’s only completely mobile paint-your-own-pottery studio, Brush Strokes Pottery. Austin resident Courtney Harding founded Brush Strokes after sheRead More

Wildflower Center: Fall is for Planting

September 30, 2014

Miss the spring Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center plant sale? Fall is actually the best time to plant in central Texas, and on October 11 and 12 the Wildflower Center will have 300 species of native plants, trees, and shrubs for purchase at its twice annual plant sale. A members-only sale will take place onRead More

Locavore’s Guide to Austin Farmers’ Markets

September 26, 2014

Locavore – a person who eats food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home. Austin abounds with opportunities for locavores, from farmers’ markets to community-serviced agriculture to community and home gardens, fresh and local food is only the next meal away. Looking for a more nutritional-packed punch? Local foodRead More