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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 11:10am. 1,927 Views, 0 Comments.
In real estate circles, it’s all about “location, location, location.” The same could be said for landing a job. And a new study ranks Austin among the best locations in the U.S. to hunt for work.
The study, conducted by personal finance website WalletHub, places Austin among the top 20 cities in the country. To determine the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 30 key metrics, including availability of jobs, employment growth, and monthly average starting salary.
The data for each city in the study falls into two buckets: job market and socioeconomics. Austin, a perennial favorite on lists of the best places for jobs, appears at No. 16 in the WalletHub ranking. The Capital City comes in at No. 17…
Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 10:57am. 1,610 Views, 0 Comments.
It’s no secret that Austin is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and the area boasts myriad attractive neighborhoods for prospective homebuyers with different budgets.
So which ones are on track to be the hottest this year? For its Hottest Neighborhoods of 2019 list, real estate website Redfin determined the three hottest neighborhoods in many of the largest metro areas in the U.S., based on Redfin user data and agent insights from November 2018.
The neighborhoods below are poised to become “some of the most desirable places in the country in the coming year,” according to Redfin. The site measured metrics such as median sale price in the area compared to metro median, number of days on market, and percent that sold…
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 11:04am. 7,777 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. 5,033 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. 4,939 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. 2,667 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