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JBGoodwin team crunching Austin real estate statistics

The JBGoodwin Team Does It Again...

JB Goodwin successfully gets homes leased faster than the MLS again for another month as demand remains level and the supply of properties in Austin gains nearly 500 more properties over 2017’s numbers.

Take a look at some of the key statistics below:

  • The total number of properties for lease is up a dramatic 20% over 2017.
  • The total number of leases closed however dropped three percent, which means that it could be more difficult for prospective landlords to lease their property out as quickly as the past.
  • There are 27% more single-family detached homes that are available for lease than there was in February 2017.
  • The price per square foot for apartments and other properties dropped 6 cents per
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Today we're celebrating a new milestone at JB Goodwin: the launch of our new website!

Our priority is to help people. We do this by focusing on the buyers and sellers we work with, putting their needs first and foremost. This priority is no different when it comes to building new technology, and our clients were the inspiration that fueled this project.

We're proud of the new site and think you're going to love it as much as we do. It's bright and colorful, super easy to use, and will help you find the info you're looking for in just a couple clicks.

Let's talk about a few of our goals with this new design:

Save time with streamlined navigation and user experience

First and foremost, looking up real estate should be easy! We want you to be

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Millennial Home Buyers

Compared to previous generations, millennials have been cautious to enter the real estate market. Coming of age right at the most spectacular housing boom and bust in modern history—the 2008 Recession—made for a generation of observant and media-savvy homebuyers. But the tide is finally turning.

Based on recent data from Nationwide Mortgages, 66.1% of Millennials' report that they plan to buy a home in the next 5 years. Are you ready for this dynamic demographic of homebuyer?

It’s good news for the real estate world that 65.3% of millennials associate home buying with achieving the American Dream. That’s more than any other generation! Millennials put a high personal value in achieving the milestone of buying a home—precisely because it is harder

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San Antonio real estate views

It’s the start of another great year in Alamo City.

In 2018, San Antonio home values are appreciating and the allures of owning Central Texas real estate keep getting better and better. Our food scene is booming and the culture in San Antonio is more vibrant than ever.

If you’re considering a move to San Antonio in 2018, there are several things you may want to consider as you look to buy or lease in the area. We put together a San Antonio real estate preparation blog to kick off all this year’s real estate decisions.

It’s impossible to predict exactly what the real estate market will do in 2018, but by using aggregated information--and our own internal data-- you can equip yourself for real estate success and stability.

Here’s what you should know about San

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JB Goodwin Realtors combing through Austin rental statistics

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 shouldn't come as a surprise, however. The number of new construction apartments that were available at the tail-end of 2017 was at a low not seen since 2013 but the number of single-family homes for rent in Austin had grown by 19%.

JB Goodwin's leasing specialists were strong again, with the average listing renting out 2 days faster than the MLS median. Take a look at the full leasing

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happy Central Texas home owners - father and a young child

Search Home Tips To Help With Your 2018 Resolution

1. Eating Healthily

2. Spending Time With Family

3. Saving Money

4. Stop Procrastinating

5. 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 time to mull over what you hope to create in 2018. As a Texan, your dreams can be as large as the state itself.

New Year’s resolutions are easiest to fulfill when your home fosters an environment that pushes you toward those goals. Here are some ways to prepare your home for making the most of 2018:

1. Robust kitchen =

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Why Move to Texas?

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, passing horses and farms, city lights and towers. Texas is still a place where independence and new beginnings draw families from across the country to experience fresh starts that are filled with adventure.

No matter the city you choose, finding a new home in Texas is thrilling. It also comes with a handful of challenges.

We

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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 music to those searching for a lease as their number grew by a whopping 9%, which was more than double of 2016’s numbers. The trend for those who listed their leasehold property with JB Goodwin REALTORS continued too, with a JB Goodwin property being occupied and closed four days faster than the average property on the MLS.

See more of the Austin Leasing

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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 some of the most recognized corporations in the world. It is no surprise, then, that our state has caught some attention.

There are many incentives to living in Texas, and families from across the country have noticed and are responding by moving here. According to data from GenFKD, “The statistics reveal Texas is the new hottest state to live in...”

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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 HQ2, their statement was left open-ended. Instead of declaring a location, Amazon’s announcement came in the form of a request for cities to volunteer their metro areas to Amazon’s decision makers.

As you’d expect, cities across North America threw their hands in the air, volunteering diverse metro-areas with hopes of seizing Jeff Bezos’ attention. Amazon

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