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Homes Fly Off Markets Like Black Friday Deals

December 3, 2012

Home prices and sales of existing homes continue to rise nationally due to lower levels of inventory, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, rose 2.1% in October, and are 10.9% above the level of completed transactionsRead More

Client Testimonial for South Austin Sale of Austin’s First Historically-Designated and 5-Star Energy Rated Home

November 12, 2012

South Austin, in the 78704 zip code From Sarah and Marc Nathan: “My husband and I were anxious to complete the sale of our house before he was transferred overseas.  We were also concerned because our target list price was one of the highest on a dollars-per-square-foot basis for our neighborhood.  After our wonderful experienceRead More

Does Buffett Buy Mean Good News for Real Estate Investing?

November 9, 2012

Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Prudential’s real estate agent network from Brookfield Asset Management and launching a new brokerage brand for those agents. Berkshire and Brookfield will start Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and begin switching agents to the new firm in 2013. According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, WarrenRead More

Client Testimonial for Southwest Austin New Construction Home Build & Purchase

November 8, 2012

Southwest Austin homebuyers From Jay & Jessica Manojlovich: “Brian did a great job helping us with the purchase of our new construction home. He knew all the right questions to ask the builder, things we never would have thought of on our own. He was particularly helpful in getting pricing information about the optional upgrades beforeRead More

Real Estate Wealth Really is Bigger in Texas

November 6, 2012

The old adage states that everything is bigger in Texas, and Austin lake houses and Austin mansions are testaments to that. The wealth in Texas is no exception, in large part thanks to the real estate market. In 2011, Texas wealth in real estate was valued at $1.6 trillion, or $65,432 worth of real estateRead More

Boutique Hotel ZaZa Planned for Downtown

November 6, 2012

Austin’s growing reputation as a cool kid on the international scene has meant scores of visitors from across the world are entering the Austin City Limits every day for vacations, Formula 1 races, music festivals, technology fairs, and more. The one problem Austin has had to contend with is not enough beds to sleep theRead More

Oil & Natural Gas Jobs Helping Drive Texas Real Estate

November 6, 2012

During the recession, home prices fell across the country, but one indicator that continued to thrive, and still does, is the price of gas. While pump prices may drive Texans with a commute crazy, those fluctuating numbers can be beneficial for the entire Texas economy, including the real estate market. Texas has been a majorRead More

Miles of Trails for Motocross Fans in Austin

October 4, 2012

Did you know Austin and nearby Marble Falls offer motocross sport enthusiasts acres of off-road parks and trails for ATV, UTV 4×4, or motocross dirt biking? The City of Austin offers a trail in Emma Long Metropolitan Park, close to the River Place neighborhood, while private parks offer multiple trails, providing fun and adventure forRead More

SecureNet Plans New Austin Facility

September 21, 2012

Another technology company plans to expand its base of operations in Austin in the coming year, further solidifying Austin’s growing reputation as a technology hub. SecureNet Payment Systems, a company that develops payment-processing technology, plans to establish a technology and innovation center that will create up to 200 new jobs. The type of technology createdRead More

Austin Retail Space Expands Rapidly

September 20, 2012

Austin’s economic growth is made manifest in the growing footprint of local and national retail stores. The commercial retail real estate sector has improved by leaps and bounds in recent months and is poised for further growth in Austin, according to a report released by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc., a national commercialRead More