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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

Creating Luxury Home Scents

September 16, 2012

Making a house smell clean and fragrant has long been an aim of homeowners, and now businesses are catering to Austin luxury homes for unique, ambient scents that linger in every room. Department stores, boutiques, hotels and restaurants have cultivated identifying smells for decades, and now homeowners are seeking out that same effect in theirRead More

Residential Real Estate for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

August 20, 2012

As technology advances, so must the real estate industry. At issue is whether real estate agents and brokers are changing with the times to stay ahead of the competition or are avoiding change at risk of becoming obsolete. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, a typical REALTOR® earned 19% of business from past clientsRead More

Circuit of the Americas Austin Music Venue Announced

August 19, 2012

Austin’s Formula 1 may not be here until November, but it’s had Austinites frothing at the mouth for quite a while. In keeping with Austin’s music scene, to help with promotion of the venue year-round, and to help regulate post-race traffic, Circuit of the Americas recently announced details of The Tower Amphitheater, a magnificent open-airRead More

Downtown Austin Sees Unprecedented Growth

August 16, 2012

Austin’s downtown is undergoing a surge of growth as the city’s reputation for relaxed living and exciting nightlife lures young and seasoned professionals from across the country. Offices in and near downtown Austin are home to tech giants, political players, lawyers, and innovative businesses, attracting not only a geographically diverse work force, but a professionallyRead More

Austin Homes Sales Are As Hot as the Temperature

August 1, 2012

Austin is expected to have a hot summer, but the rising heat of the real estate market continues to surpass the expectations of realtors, home sellers, and those conducting Austin home searches. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Austin Board of Realtors reported Austin home sales jumped 23% in June, with the median homeRead More

Austin Sees Population Boom

August 1, 2012

The growth rate of the Austin area is currently paced at second in the nation, rushing the Austin housing market out of any slump it experienced in the recession years, and making Austin home searches some of the hottest keywords on the internet. Areas around Travis County with the biggest surges in population growth alsoRead More