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  • 2018 has started off with a bang for property leases in Austin with the total number of available properties rising, largely due to an almost insatiable demand from the market. The properties that are being leased in December 2017 are larger compared to those available in December 2016, which has led the overall price per square foot to decline slightly. That shouldnt come as a surprise, however...

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  • There is a wealth of opinions about how the new tax bill will impact our country. Economists have disclosed many predictions across all the familiar news outlets, and interpretations of the 500-page document are still underway. Among these predictions, numerous smart real estate experts have also weighed into the conversation. Ample information about how the U.S. real estate market might be affec...

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  • Search Home Tips To Help With Your 2018 Resolution Eating Healthily Spending Time With Family Saving Money Stop Procrastinating Keeping Organized The fireworks have burst into the sky to welcome the New Year, and the Christmas decorations are coming down. Most of us are returning to work after vacation. As you return home from holiday travels or finish the last of that leftover turkey, it’s ...

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  • Texas has become one of the most popular places for relocation in the United States, according to The Fiscal Times. Our state is home to sprawling cities, temperate weather, and an ethos that is still punctuated by the independence and adventure of Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne films. On their way to their new Texas homes, families drive through the dips and winds of the Texas Hill Country,...

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  • Well, December 2017 was another wild ride according to the Austin Leasing Statistics. Between June 2013 and June 2017, the number of apartments that are occupied has dropped four percent exactly. But this is almost definitely because of additional supply coming on to the market. In fact, between 2016 and 2017, the market saw 600 more units become available for lease, which must have been like mu...

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  • Texas is a goliath state that encompasses more area than many nations. You can start driving from one side of the state, and can continue for 10+ hours to still find yourself looking at Texas cacti, cities, and farms. Within this vast state, we boast both beaches and mountains, rolling hills and agrarian farmland. We are the home to a diverse breadth of flora and fauna, as well as headquarters to...

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  • An exciting question has flooded much of the local tech and business news in Austin lately: Will Amazon set up its second headquarters – Amazon HQ2 – in Austin, Texas? According to trusted data-driven sources like Moody’s Analytics, which predicts Austin as the most likely place for Amazon’s new location, Austinites have room for confidence. When Amazon announced the imminent construction of H...

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  • More people are moving to Texas than any other state in the country. According to U.S. Census data, Texas added more than 6 million people from 2000 to 2010. Overwhelmingly, net domestic migrants are moving to Texas from California, but as Jeff Salamon points out, Californians are not more likely to move to Texas than other inter-state migrants—since the population of California is so large, there...

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  • 2017 Has Been Good for Austin Real Estate Growth Although demand has continued to dip throughout 2017 and inventory throughout the year has continued to climb, the median price of a home in Austin has steadily gained traction. In fact, the median price of a home in Austin has steadily climbed since 2013. However, after years of continued growth in the 7-9 region, the market price has slowed to...

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  • Austin has grown into a sprawling, innovative place. It is a magnet for many young people wanting to jumpstart their careers, raise their kids in a healthy and fun place, and foster an enjoyable lifestyle in one of America’s most popular cities. With a thriving job market, regular accolades from top media outlets across the country, and rich culture and cuisine, Austin attracts new residents eve...

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  • Austin, Texas wears many different hats. Live Music Capital. Home of SXSW. Filming location of Richard Linklater’s early films. Namesake of the “Keep Austin Weird” slogan. Up-and-coming tech hub. But more recently, Austin has come to be defined by its young, entrepreneurial base that celebrates the increase in women-owned businesses across the city. This fact has never been more clear than when ...

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  • Austin Leasing Statistics November 2017 Despite demand more than doubling between 2016 and 2017, the base price for a lease in Austin has remained relatively flat, which is great for both renters and landlords. Since 2013 the rate of apartment occupancy has been on a steady decrease, which is a trend that continued in 2017. That being said, landlords can expect that listing their apartment fo...

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  • Prepping your home for a showing can be a bit surreal. It’s likely that your house has been a home to you and your family for years; saying goodbye can be difficult. As bigger and better things come your way, however, you will need to sell a home and move At JB Goodwin, we created this checklist to give you a go-to resource as you setup your home for a showing or an open house. Unfortunately, stag...

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  • A peculiar housing trend has emerged in Austin and many other cities across the United States in the last few years. The trend disrupts what many thought was an inseparable correlation: high-income families prefer buying homes instead of paying rent. The vast majority of affluent families, until lately, were homeowners. As soon as they had the means to begin building equity in their own home, thes...

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  • Long recognized as one of San Antonio’s main charms, the Riverwalk has beckoned tourists and locals alike. If you want to have a night out on the town in San Antonio, the Riverwalk is the place to go.The Riverwalk is comprised of over 15 miles of cobblestone walkways, arched bridges, and restaurants, bars, and hotels galore. As you walk along the San Antonio river at dusk, skyscrapers and hotels s...

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  • Pronounced /ber·nie/ by locals, Boerne, Texas is a gem of a small-town in Kendall County. Located smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is far from a small, dusty Texas town. The town is not only filled with Central Texas country charm, it boasts a strong German heritage too. Boerne has developed an eclectic downtown shopping experience along “the Hill Country Mile”, an area w...

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  • Have you ever wondered about the best time of year to buy a home in Central Texas? It may come as a surprise to many homeowners in Central Texas that there are huge financial advantages to buying or selling during specific months, or seasons, in Central Texas. After all, it’s not like Texans endure harsh winters like those living further north in the United States. It’s easier to understand wh...

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  • MLS Stats - Austin - Sept 2017 Despite gaining 1,000 homes, Austins real estate inventory continued to be low in September Median price has still continued to climb to $293,000 +3 more homes sold in September 2017

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  • If you’re shopping for a new home to lease or purchase in Central Texas, you may wonder whether homeowner’s associations are worth your while. It’s usually easy to educate yourself about what specific HOA communities provide and allow. Before taking the financial plunge, take some time to learn about what Central Texas HOA communities offer. To some, the benefits of having a quality HOA far ou...

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  • It’s that time of year again. Summer has ended and kids are getting back into their routine of attending classes, adjusting to new teachers, and looking ambitiously into the new school year. For parents, there is the endless cycle of lunch-making, early mornings, shuttling, after-school snacks, and communication with teachers. Going back to school in Central Texas means preparing for an awesom...

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  • The Austin real estate market is one of the most explosive markets in America. Austins growing reputation as one of the most livable cities in America has luxury-seekers flocking to the city, looking to become a part of this hot trend. This has led to an increase in luxury condos for sale in Austin—designed to impress even the most discerning buyers. Austin, TX condos for sale are in some of the...

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  • The Austin City Limits Music Festival, known to locals simply as ACL, has been a staple of the thriving Austin music scene since 2002. The two-weekend festival brings in music lovers from across the world to Zilker Park to enjoy a deep lineup of some of the worlds greatest music acts. The first weekend of ACL Music Fest takes place on Friday, October 6th at 11:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 8nd at 1...

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  • If you’re considering finding a home to rent or buy in Central Texas, San Antonio is probably on your radar. But which neighborhood is best? We want to spotlight Alamo Heights as a particularly good choice for buyers and renters in Central Texas. Quick look: Alamo Heights is known for accessibility, short commutes, growing economy, top-rated public schools, verdant and walkable streets, luxury...

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  • Conversations about credit shouldn’t make you cringe, even if you have a poor or below average credit score. When used responsibly, credit is a financial asset that can simplify your life and improve your finances. There are actionable steps for rebuilding and maintaining a good credit score, and those steps begin with little more than a willingness to learn. No one establishes a strong cred...

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  • If you’re like many families right now in the real estate market, you’re on the hunt for more than just another house. You’re in the market for a place you and your family can fall in love with. You’re looking for your dream home. At JB Goodwin, we know as well as anyone that searching for the right home can feel daunting. Many families don’t even know where to start. Even people with a vivid ...

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  • Austin offers no shortage of great places to eat. Major food journals and television networks frequently give Austins food scene generous accolades for the eclectic, diverse, and exquisite cuisine available throughout the city. Its no secret that Austin’s coffee culture is also top-in-class. All the locals know: Austins food scene believes in providing tasty food, good portions, diverse options,...

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  • The hot Austin real estate market didn’t disappoint the speculators and only seemed to rapidly gain steam as the summer months drew on. But, how did we get here? Despite a brief 3-year decline during “The Great Recession” of the late-2000s, the Austin real estate market very quickly bounced back. Between 2011 and 2013 alone there were 9,000 more homes sold in Austin—going from a paltry 21,208 to o...

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  • In a hurry to sell your San Antonio property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss. To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to...

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