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2019 central texas festival & events guide

Are you ready to have some fun?

Whether you’re doing the organizing or just along for the ride, the biggest events of the year take planning! To help you get ready, here are some of the most popular gatherings around the San Antonio and Austin area for the rest of 2019:

Rodeo Austin

March 15th – 30th

Ya’ll been to a rodeo? Austin puts its spin on the time-honored festivities of ropin’ and ridin’, with the live music and delicious BBQ you’d expect to accompany such an event. “Where Weird Meets Western.”

For more information, visit: https://rodeoaustin.com/

ABC Austin Kitefest

March 31st

After 90 years and counting, the Austin Kitefest proves that old school fun hasn’t lost its luster – no matter how realistic those new video

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Hot off the press! Get up to date with what's going on with the Austin real estate market direct from the MLS®, courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin!

There are some signs that the market may be slowing down slightly. Total units sold and median home values have remained level compared to 2018, even as inventory has grown by over 1000 units. That's an increase of 19%! Despite this increase, inventory still remains low when compared to the early part of the decade, with a supply of just 2.3 months.

Here are a few key stats to look out for:

  • Demand remains level
  • The median price of homes sold 1 month into the year is $294,000
  • 1,797 units were sold in January throughout the city of Austin
Have more questions about the Austin
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pros & cons of buying a new construction home in texas

As you enter the central Texas real estate market, there are many types of homes to consider. It may be helpful to narrow your search by asking simple either/or style questions:

One or two story? House or duplex? Close to downtown or remote?

You also might ask: Should I buy a new construction home or one that’s been lived in before?

There are wonderful benefits to buying a new or used home in Central Texas. For today’s article, we’ll investigate the pros and cons of buying a new construction home. By default, this article will also tell you about some of the benefits of buying used homes as well.

We hope this is helpful as you enter the Texas real estate market.

Without further ado:

The Pros of Buying a New Construction Home

Many

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2019 sxsw festival: everything you should know

The hype surrounding South by Southwest (SXSW) may sound hard to live up to. But Austinites and attendees from across the globe will tell you that this springtime event doesn’t disappoint.

For concert enthusiasts, there are concerts in every corner of the city, from new artists to old-timey bands. You can find live music playing in the airport, small bars, street corners, and of course, at Austin’s largest stadiums and concert halls.

SXSW Film brings in moviemakers and films from many cultures and walks of life, everything from Indie to blockbuster hits.

Any aspect of SXSW is renowned for networking opportunities. But SXSW Interactive is where some people really get their product pitches and business cards ready. Many now-celebrity business

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Hot off the press! JB Goodwin is happy to present the leasing statistics report for February 2019. Take a look at the complete info-graphic below.

Supply remains low as demand increases. With 10,000 new apartment units added in 2018, occupancy remains at a high 93.3%.

Overall, leases are down compared to 2018. Here's a break down:

  • Total leases are down 9%
  • Home leases are down 20%
  • Property leases are down 13%
  • Single-family home leases are down 15%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please get in touch with a JB Goodwin agent.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the JB Goodwin real estate market stats report, direct from the MLS®!

Upward is the overall trend more or less across the board. Inventory is actually up 700 units compared to 2017 figures, even though its down 2,000 units overall compared to eight years ago.

It was quite a year in Austin! The total units sold this past year amounted to 34,435, with a median price of $304,900, up 4% from the previous year.

Here are a few key stats to look for:

  • Demand is up 3%
  • Overall inventory is still low, with just a 2.3 months supply
  • Total units sold for 2018 is up 1.5% compared to 2017
Have more questions about the Austin real estate market? Please don't hesitate to contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® online…
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the best austin suburbs for raising a family

Raising a family in Austin can be a wonderful experience. The city offers great career opportunities, reputable schools and universities, exciting year-round events for all ages, and easy access to beautiful Texas nature.

Once you’ve decided Austin is where you want to live, how do you choose the right neighborhood for your family?

Fortunately, Austin is a very family-friendly place. It’s not hard to find safe, pleasant communities with access to fun experiences and daily amenities. So when it comes to choosing which part of town to settle down in, you can really just start with your preferences:

What part of town do you want to live in?

How close do you want to be to downtown Austin?

How close do you want to be to work?

What is my

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austin mls leasing stats - January 2019

Welcome to 2019 - here is JB Goodwin's first MLS® leasing report of 2019! Check out the info-graphic below.

As the Austin rental market enters 2019, trends remain remarkably similar to last year. In the first month of the new year, demand continues to grow as supply levels remain low. Demand is up 4% from 2018! It's a good time to have an investment property.

Here are the key stats to watch:

  • Total leases are up 4%
  • Home leases are up 6%
  • Property leases are down 10%
  • Single-family home leases are down 13%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please…
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the ultimate relocation checklist for moving to san antonio

San Antonio is a popular place to call home, even by the numbers. Beyond its famous landmarks that attract 31 million visitors every year, San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, after Houston.

It’s a sought-after place to visit and an even more welcoming place to call home.

If you’re thinking about moving to San Antonio, we created this checklist to help ensure your move is as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Is San Antonio the City for You?

It’s not easy to relocate to a new city. You must take on a lot of unknown unknowns, make new friends, and get to know an entirely new collection of roads, businesses, and local culture.

Fortunately, San Antonio has a little bit for everyone. The city offers a mix of luxury,

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why moving to austin is a no-brainer for tech workers

Careers in tech are more accessible than ever. With the influx of VC-backed startups, accessible training, and high job growth across many fields, it’s a great time to work in tech.

One of the first decisions when it comes to job hunting is location. Though remote work is on the rise, in-office jobs remain the standard.

Even in tech.

Known by some as Silicon Hills, Austin has been a destination for tech businesses and innovative minds for decades.

This beautiful city has so much going for it: quirky nightlife, beautiful natural areas in the hill country for hiking and camping, innovative dining, new luxury condo/apartment options, and a city pride that is larger than life.

People love living in Austin.

If you’re in tech, here’s why

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