We are pleased to announce that the Austin Business Journal has named JBGoodwin Realtors® as the number one place to work in Austin. The honor was announced at the Austin Business Journal's annual awards luncheon on June 24th, with JBGoodwin taking home the number one ranking for large companies with over 250 employees.

JBGoodwin REALTORS® was given the top ranking thanks to our commitment to ensuring that all of those who work for us are consistently rewarded and recognized for their outstanding efforts. Our goal is to make sure each and every one of our staff and clients are made to feel like family. We believe work should feel less like a job and more like home, and we're thrilled to be recognized with this tremendous accomplishment.

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Free Events in Austin

Austin is a popular location for those looking for real estate, but there is much more to the city than just its homes for sale. Austin is filled with wonderful events and attractions, some of which can be enjoyed free of charge.

Whether you are single, or with children, there is something waiting with your name on it! This coming weekend Austin is playing host to a number of free events throughout the city. Take a look at our list below for some of the free events happening in Austin this weekend.

The Ride the Lightning Electric Flight Event

This event takes place on Saturday at 8705 Lindell Lane in Austin. Beginning at 10 am, pilots will control some of the coolest radio controlled electric planes you’ll ever see. Giant scale model planes…

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Prevent real estate wire transfer fraud

Imagine that you've just found your dream home. You've agreed on terms and you've signed a purchase contract. You're sent an email with wire transfer instructions, and you send off the money, knowing you're only a few steps away from owning your new home.

But the escrow agent or buyer never receives the money. You check your account, and the money's gone.

How Wire Fraud Works

Wire transfer fraud is the use of electronic communications to fraudulently obtain money, such as an email or phone scam. Here's how the typical real estate wire fraud scam works:

  • Scammers identify the email address of a real estate agent or broker
  • The scammers identify closing real estate deals, and access a client's confidential personal information
  • The…

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Shopping at The Domain in AustinThe Endeavor Real Estate Group has announced that the third and final phase of development for The Domain is set to launch in September 2016. Nine years after opening its doors, The Domain will unveil its final slate of retail stores, residential condos, and prime office space this fall, known as Domain Northside.

Partnered with Columbus Realty Partners and Lodgeworks, the Endeavor Real Estate Group is set to unveil 590,000 square feet of retail space, 125,000 square feet of office space, 563 luxury multi-family condos, and a hotel with over 170 rooms. The new development is already making waves in the Austin real estate market, as over half of the residential units have already been leased, and more than 20 shops and restaurants have committed to the…

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The Best Austin Neighborhoods for Schools

Every parent wants the best for their child. In today's highly competitive college environment, every schooling decision you make for your child along the way may be the difference between getting in to a top college and just missing the cut. Buying a home in a good public school district is one of the easiest and most financially responsible ways to get what's best for your child. When undertaking your Austin home search, keep in mind that by living in range of top public schools, you'll be saving money on costly private school tuition and your home will be more likely to increase in value over time.

Here are five of the best Austin neighborhoods for schools—for those families looking for the best possible education for their kids, all the way from…

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