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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics May 2017

May 17, 2017

Home Sales Up in Austin and Surrounding Areas Home sales in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical area increased 3.2 percent in April 2017 compared to April 2016, for a total of 2,640 home sales, according to the April 2017 Austin Board of REALTORS­® Central Texas Housing Market Report. Within the city of Austin, home sales increasedRead More

Austin Jobs Grow by 3.3 Percent

May 15, 2017

Austin jobs grew by 3.3 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017, an addition of 32,700 net new jobs, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and compiled by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. This growth makes Austin the tenth fastest growing major metropolitan area ofRead More

Austin #8 Best Large City in U.S. to Start a Business

May 12, 2017

Austin, Texas is the eighth best large city in the United States in which to start a business, according to Wallet Hub’s 2017 list. Using 18 metrics ranging from office space affordability to five-year business-survival rate, Austin was the top city in Texas to make the list, followed by Amarillo in ninth place. Austin’s totalRead More

Insights by Regent Property Group Broker Brian Talley

May 1, 2017

I’m now verging on 10 years in the residential real estate business this June 2017, having started in commercial/corporate real estate for my first nine years in 1998. Over the last 10 years, I’ve sold approximately 174 homes personally, and during 2018, I likely will hit my 200th residential sale. This does not include theRead More

Austin’s Fastest Growing New Construction Neighborhoods

April 26, 2017

The Austin Business Journal, in partnership with information from Metrostudy Inc., released a list of the fastest growing new construction neighborhoods in the Greater Austin area, with results including neighborhoods in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties. As reported by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the results track one year ofRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics April 2017

April 24, 2017

Homes Sales Neutral in Austin and Greater Austin Home sales in Austin and Greater Austin were relatively neutral in March 2017. Within the city, home sales increased 1.2 percent compared to March 2016 to 780 home sales, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® March 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report. In the Austin-Round RockRead More

Single Women in Texas Buy Twice as Many Homes as Single Men

April 21, 2017

Texas homebuyers are becoming increasingly diverse, with more single and minority homebuyers, according to the Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report 2017 Edition, released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Single homebuyers now represent 28 percent of all homebuyers, spurred by increases in sales by both male and female single homebuyers. Single female homebuyers increased fiveRead More

Downtown Austin: Back from the Grave?

March 29, 2017

If you’ve moved to Austin within the last five years or so, you’ve probably always known downtown Austin as a trendy, happening kind of place. But it wasn’t that long ago that building a high-rise condo was a risk, that walking around after business hours meant walking alongside darkened storefronts, and that conveniences in generalRead More

U.S. Census: Austin’s Raw Growth Equals 1,042.7 More People Each Week

March 28, 2017

Turns out the oft-cited statistic of Austin growing by 150 people per day wasn’t quite right. The final tally shows that the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area grew by more like 159 people per day in 2016, according to an article in the Austin Business Journal. This was a 2.9 percent annual growth rate forRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics March 2017

March 18, 2017

Austin-area Home Sales Flat in February 2017, while Prices Rise Austin-area single family home sales increased 0.9 percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016, resulting in 1,829 home sales. Median price, meanwhile, continued its climb, rising 6.5 percent to $287,000, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report.Read More