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Eanes ISD Named the Top School District in Texas

January 18, 2016

The Eanes Independent School District was named the top school district in Texas and the second best school district in the nation by Niche, based on a comparison of over 10,000 school districts from around the country. The only other school district in the state to make the top ten on the 2016 Best SchoolRead More

Texas Housing: Demand High, Construction Slow, and Inventory Low

December 29, 2015

A December report by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University says that housing demand remains strong throughout the state of Texas but that new construction to meet that demand is being constrained by a shortage of both labor and lots. New Construction and Inventory Statewide, new building permits were flat, with recent declinesRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics December 2015

December 21, 2015

Austin Home Sales Take a Dip, Prices Hit Record Home sales in the Austin area took a dip in November 2015, decreasing four percent compared to November 2014, according to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. The retraction follows an increase in home sales for five consecutive months andRead More

Austin Area Population Surpasses Two Million

December 15, 2015

The City of Austin’s demographer Ryan Robinson says that the Austin, Texas metro area has reached a milestone: surpassing two million people, according to an article by Austin startup LawnStarter. The milestone likely was reached over the summer, as his October 1 population estimate reached 2,020,452 people. The article states that Steve Murdock, director ofRead More

Texas Housing on Track for Record Year

December 14, 2015

The 2015 Texas Annual Housing Report, a recap of all of the market research reports distributed by the Texas Association of Realtors, shows that Texas is on pace for a record year for real estate in 2015. The report indicates that Texas made a strong showing in all segments of the housing market, due toRead More

Austin Symphony Presents Christmas in the Community

November 30, 2015

The Austin Symphony will host ten free music concerts this holiday season with its new Christmas in the Community program. The concerts will be held at various locations in Austin and will feature different ensembles of the orchestra – Woodwinds, Bass, Strings, etc. – playing holiday music. The first concert will be December 4, withRead More

Affluence by Austin Zip Code

November 30, 2015

The Austin Business Journal recently ranked each Austin zip code based on 12 affluence factors, including household income, per capita income, and home values. The 78746 zip code, which includes West Lake Hills, took the top spot for affluence, with a median house value of $634,000. The largest homes, however, were not found in WestRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics November 2015

November 24, 2015

2015 Might Be Record Year for Austin Real Estate Austin-area single-family home sales increased two percent in October 2015 compared to the same month in 2014, and while this increase may seem small, it is the fifth consecutive month of upward momentum and adds to a potential record-making year in Austin real estate. “We’re onRead More

ABOR and AISD Partner to Educate Realtors about Austin Schools

November 23, 2015

The Austin Board of Realtors® and the Austin Independent School District are teaming up to help Austin Realtors provide homebuyers with more knowledge about area schools. “The quality of area schools is consistently one of the most important factors that homebuyers consider when choosing a new home,” said Austin Board of Realtors President Barb Cooper.Read More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics October 2015

October 26, 2015

Austin Home Sales and Prices Hit Record Highs for September While August 2015 saw record highs in Austin-area home prices, September 2015 saw all-time highs in both home prices and in home sales, according to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Home sales reached 2,603, an increase of sevenRead More