July 2015

There are 6 blog entries for July 2015.

Reagan GreerAs a native San Antonian born and raised here, it’s still hard for me to get my mind around we are now the 7th largest city in the country.      

Growing up here included memories of driving downtown to see Santa on top of the Joske’s building at Christmas time (now Rivercenter Mall), following construction & participating in HemisFair 68, trips to our still famous zoo, Brackenridge park & Skyride, birthday parties at Kiddie Park on Broadway, field trips to Buttercrust Bakery (as well as the Alamo), and attending fiesta events! As you can see much has stayed the same; and yet so much has changed.

When I was in the 7th grade my parents decided to move out to what we considered the country at the time, for a large ½ acre lot to get away from the

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Austin CondosThe Texas Association of Realtors has just published their annual report on the Condominium sales statistics in the state of Texas, and the results are interesting for Austin. While other areas in the state experienced modest gains (3% gain in Dallas, 6% gain in San Antonio) or losses 1% loss in Houston) in terms of overall sales, Austin Condo Sales dropped by 12% when compared to the same time period last year.

In terms of the average value of condos sold in Austin, the average sale price and the price per square foot both increased by 9%. The average time spent on the market also dropped by 8% to an average of 43 days from listing to sale, all numbers that indicate that demand is still strong despite fewer sales.

The report states that condo sales are…
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Ever wonder how Google deep dreams of Austin? Well, we put several of Austin's sights and landscapes through Google's deep dream AI emulator and found out! Here are the results:

Deep Dream 1: Austin TX Skyline



Deep Dream 2: Downtown Austin TX



Deep Dream 3: Texas State Capitol Building, Austin TX



Deep Dream 4: Terry's Texas Ranger at Austin's Texas State Capitol Building



Deep Dream 5: Austin's Texas State Capitol Building



Deep Dream 6: Austin's Evening Skyline

What is Google Deep Dream?

Google Deep Dream is an open-source software that takes an image and then modifies it based on artificial intelligence. It recognizes similar features between images, and then modifies the images to fill in features that it thinks are

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Modern building conceptsAustin has always been a creative hub and in recent years it has also evolved into one of the country's biggest centers of business. The combination of these two complimentary elements has led to an abundance of proposed large-scale projects that fit in with Austin's growth as a global, cosmopolitan focal point. Many of these are residential or office buildings, meant to introduce cutting-edge new design trends to the Austin skyline; some focus more on drawing in tourist attention; others, on creating positive business environments. No matter the purpose, these projects are often highly ambitious concepts that push the boundaries of traditional design and, if implemented, would give Austin a boost as an architectural trendsetter. Here are 3 proposed

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JBGoodwin Best Place to WorkWe are pleased to share the news that JBGoodwin REALTORS® was ranked the #2 best large company to work for, in the Austin Business Journal's 2015 Best Places to Work in Central Texas!

JBGoodwin REALTORS® received the ranking because of our respectful and caring approach to doing business. We strive to treat our clients and agents like family members, ensuring every interaction is handled with care and respect.

In terms of agent support, we were noted for:

  • "Outstanding management support"
  • "Free marketing tools"
  • "An advanced website"
  • "Cloud-based application to help make their business mobile"
  • Monthly, quarterly & yearly recognition of success
  • Monthly celebratory function

JBGoodwin Best WorkplaceWe have our own team to thank for this honor, as the

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Downtown San Antonio view of river and buildings.San Antonio is the seventh most populated city in the United States, but ask anyone from San Antonio and they’ll tell you that it certainly doesn’t feel that way. Residents of San Antonio take pride in its unique ability to be a geographically and statistically huge city while encapsulating a small-town essence, thanks in large part to its many awesome sub-communities. While there are so many great neighborhoods one could mention, these five communities contain some of the best in San Antonio real estate opportunities.

The Dominion:

This elite, master planned community includes 1500 acres of residential area, country club, green spaces, and lakes. Beauty and luxury come together to create this upper-class community of around 3000 residents. Dominion

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