Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 11:04am. 6,088 Views, 0 Comments.
To start the new year, here's a great economic forecast from our friend Mark Sprague, The State Director of Information Capital for Independence Title. This excerpt is specific to Austin; click here to read the entire article.
"...Austin is the last major Texas metro that we will address. Austin cannot continue to grow West due to geography, road infrastructure, and environmental concerns. Do we move east, north or south? Recruitment of new business and organic local growth will be the driver of our city’s economy for the foreseeable future.
Google and Apple have not even begun to hit stride in expansion. Other companies that are moving to or expanding in Austin are Dell /EMC, GMC, Hewlett Packard, the University of Texas medical school, and…
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 11:27am. 3,796 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin is the 11th largest city in the nation (Source: Fusion), and just recently Austin's population has surpassed the 2 million mark earlier this year according to LawnStarter.com. Read more here...
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at 11:48am. 3,761 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin's residential real estate market isn't alone when it comes to skyrocketing prices. In fact, a new report from JLL reveals the most expensive commercial streets in the U.S., and one is in the heart of downtown.
Congress Avenue is the 11th most expensive street in America — and the most expensive in Texas — according to the report. The investment firm found that the average rent on this downtown thoroughfare is $48.11 per square foot, $16 higher than the Austin market average.
"Limited construction and growing tenant demand" is increasing rent in midsized markets like Austin, which has seen a 14.4 percent increase in prices in just two years. And, notes JLL, amenities like restaurants are adding to both the value and the price.
Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 9:05pm. 2,263 Views, 0 Comments.
Austin ranks No. 13 of the nation’s most environmentally friendly cities, according to a new report from San Francisco-based NerdWallet Inc.
Based on nine factors such as walking commuters, Austin generated a score of 53.5 compared with the No. 1 city, Honolulu, Hawaii, which scored 83.6. No. 2, Washington, D.C., scored 64.3, and No. 3, Arlington, Virginia, scored 62.8, according to the new report.
Irving, the only other Texas city in the top 25, generated an overall score of 51.2 and a ranking of No. 20.
Ten percent of Austin’s commuters carpool and just 3 percent of them walk to work versus Honolulu carpoolers of 13 percent and walking commuters of 9 percent, according to the report.
The number of Austin residential buildings with solar heating per
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 5:49pm. 2,665 Views, 0 Comments.
Tom Jean Webb Opening Night at The DEN
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 10:55am. 2,587 Views, 0 Comments.
A real estate bubble or housing bubble is a type of economic bubble that occurs periodically in local or global real estate markets. It can be identified through rapid increases in cost of real property until they reach unsustainable levels and then decline. Most bubbles are fueled by speculation and characterized by easy credit, irrational exuberance and rapid rise in prices. Prices rise not because demand for housing is increasing, but because buyers believe prices will continue to rise in the near future.
For several years the Austin-area housing market has been active and there have been some folks suggesting that we have been experiencing a “Bubble” and that Austin is poised for a crash. But experts have explained that speculation is NOT what is…
Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 3:40pm. 2,692 Views, 0 Comments.
We are excited to see one of our favorite Lake Austin DEN STR exclusive listings featured on USA Today! This is just one of the many ways for the world to enjoy Austin, TX at its finest. Lake living in Austin provides the perfect combination of waterfront activities like boating, wake surfing and poolside family fun highlighted by downtown top culinary experiences, live music and fashion. DEN Luxury Short Term Rentals has paired with homeowners to share all that Austin has to offer with guests around the world. Short Term Rentals are an amazing way to discover new places that you have been wanting to visit and ultimately Find Your DEN. If you are an Austin homeowner, you can also be a part of DEN by joining our list of over 100 exclusive,…
Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 2:26pm. 3,457 Views, 0 Comments.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 12:16pm. 2,652 Views, 0 Comments.
Walking is the new Cadillac. Remembering an episode of Mad Men, set in the early 1960's, Don Draper mentions a meeting happening just a few blocks over to a collegue that they should walk to. Both become hysterical with laughter, as if they might actually walk as opposed to drive. Times were different back then. The suburban neighborhoods were booming and buyers actually paid more for a home removed from the hustle of urban life, homes they had to drive to. Everyone saw what kind of car you rolled up in. Now, 50+ years later, things have flipped dramatically.
"This trend is about both the revitalization of center cities and the urbanization of the suburbs." The amount of walking or biking you do, ranks high in social circles. Your environmental…
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 12:04pm. 8,253 Views, 0 Comments.
Located on 6th Street but nestled on the banks of Waller Creek, Easy Tiger is where the East Side and Downtown Austin lifestyles converge. WIth a great selection of international beers, full bar, cured meats and giant pretzels, Easy Tiger is a great place to hang out with friends without all the hustle and bustle. It also doubles as a bakery, so if you are an early riser, stop in for coffee and pastries. And for those who like to be active while drinking, there are two professional-grade ping pong tables along Waller Creek.
For upcoming events and specials, check out their facebook page.