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bathroom design trends 2018Designing a home that you love begins with the spark of new ideas.

The right redesign project can add new character to a room and even increase the resale value of your home. One of the most popular rooms to change in any home is the master bathroom.

The master bath tends to start out so basic and non-descript, or simply becomes outdated in older houses. It is the perfect room to revamp when you're ready for a new look. 

When it comes to redesigning your bathroom, there’s a lot you can do to make yours unique.

We asked two designers and two architects about the latest trends in bathroom design. Here’s what they had to say:

2018 Bathroom Design Trends

With interior design trends, there is the perennial question, baked into the very fabric

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Supply remains level as does demand, at a 4% increase so far in 2018, compared to 10% by this time in 2017. Rental prices have remained more or less level from 2016 through to 2018.

Compared to the average, JB Goodwin gets rental listings filled 9 days faster!

Specific numbers to look out for, compared to 2017:

  • Total home leases are up 5%
  • Property leases are down 4%
  • Single-family home leases are down 6%

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There are many benefits to working for JB Goodwin Realtors. The training and support you receive, the resources offered to help you grow your business, and the ability to work in a rapidly growing market are just a few items that draw in some of the top real estate talent to Austin, TX. However, it is the culture, work environment, and sense of family that rises to the top of list of why someone would want to work for JB Goodwin. In the summer time, these traits are in full display.

While many companies hold gatherings or events to mark the mid-way point in the year and review numbers, JB Goodwin redefines how a company brings their employees together to build this great community. The annual JB Goodwin Realtors company picnic is an expansive

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austin real estate mls statistics, June 2018

It's that time again! Take a look at the latest Austin Real Estate MLS Statistics for June 2018!

The median price of a home in Austin continues to climb, with a value of $305,100 in the first half of the year - compared to 293,200 in 2017. Inventory levels remain more or less consistent over last month.

Market highlights:

  • Demand is up 4% overall
  • Real estate inventory remains low at 2.9 months
  • Total units sold are up 4% overall, with 17,330 units sold

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austin city skyline, new construction

A new building pierces the iconic Austin skyline. The Independent is a luxury residential complex under development in Central Austin. The building’s condo units vary from 1- 4 bedrooms and the finished building will offer weight rooms, swimming pools, and highrise play areas, among other residential amenities.

The 58-story, jagged-style building is among Austin’s tallest towers and is by far the city’s largest residential building. In fact, The Independent is one of several new buildings filling the skyline in downtown Austin. As our city continues to expand and more families call Austin their home, those who’ve been here for some time have the unique pleasure of watching Austin evolve right before our eyes.

If you live here, there’s a slim

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keep austin weird

Austin, Texas lives up to many of the iconic slogans that people have given it. We're known to some as "Bat City" and to others, "the place young people go to retire." But no phrase captures our city’s character quite like the 18-year-old slogan, "Keep Austin Weird."

Today this phrase lives on our mugs, t-shirts, and street art. But it is more than just an enjoyable statement of pride about our city’s uniqueness. Keep Austin Weird has been the rallying cry of not just one, but several important social movements in Austin’s recent history.

The phrase lives on through the ethos of peculiarity that attracts artists, creatives, innovators, and misfits from across the globe to call Austin their home.

Here’s how the famous Austin slogan got its

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top 5 waterfront patios in san antonio

The Riverwalk is one of San Antonio’s most popular tourist attractions. In fact, it is among those few local attractions that even first-time visitors know about long before they ever pay that first visit.

Dare we say, its tourist popularity even rivals that of the Alamo.

What many people don’t realize when visiting the Riverwalk, however, is that it is comprised of 15 miles of walkways! Far from the select few blocks most people know about, you have a wide array of choice cantinas, bars, and restaurants where you can grab a drink.

Whether you want to experience the popular tourist stops, or the hidden gems away from the most bustling districts, we’ve provided several popular waterfront patio eating options for you to consider as you explore

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4th of july fireworks in austin, tx

July is here again. The cold water at Barton Springs is drawing its typical summer crowd, kids are finding creative ways to enjoy their break from school, and many Texans are starting to text their friends or search online to learn where the best places to watch some spectacular Independence Day fireworks are in 2018.

If you’ve never been in Austin during the 4th, you’re in for a lot of fun. There are several incredible firework shows that take place across the city, and many cozy places to watch them from.

Austin is one of the most popular cities in Texas for our 4th of July light shows. Sponsors and producers go big, and crowds come out every year to see the lights and participate in the festivities.

Here are a few of the best places in

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Austin MLS statistics, june 2018

The results are here! Join us as we take a close look at the May 2018 real estate statistics for the city of Austin.

After a slower beginning to the year, the median cost of sold homes has surpassed 2017, with $302,300 compared to $293,200. Inventory continues to hold steady at a low 2.7 months of available inventory.

At 5 months into the year, the trend of continued rising median home prices is sure to continue.

Other highlights:

  • Total units sold is up 6% from 2017
  • 6% more units were sold up to May this year, compared to the same time period in 2017
  • Inventory level is down 4,400 compared to 8 years ago

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What will change about buying and selling homes within the next year, two years, or five?

Predicting the future of any industry isn’t easy. Fortunately, real estate generally offers more accessible and reliable data than other industries to use when making forecasts. That means making reasonable predictions about the not-so-distant future isn’t a complete shot in the dark.

Consider the Austin, Texas market as an example. We know that the U.S. government tracks population growth through periodic censuses. This decade to decade population data shows that Austin’s population usually grows by more than 20% every decade, with the single exception being the 1920s (16.8% growth). Someone could use such data to reasonably predict that this trend will

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