February 2017

There are 4 blog entries for February 2017.

Austin Named 2017 Best Place To Live


U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Austin as the best place to live in the United States. With an overall score of 7.8 out of 10, Austin beat out other top metro areas such as Denver in second place with a score of 7.5, and San Jose in third place with a score of 7.4.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 100 metro areas across the United States based on people's desire to live in the area, the perceived value of living in the area, the job market, the quality of life available to residents, and the net population.

Here's how Austin ranked on the scorecard:

  • Desirability: 8.4
  • Value: 7.3
  • Job Market: 7.5
  • Quality of Life: 7.3
  • Net Migration: 9.8

What Makes Austin The Best Place To Live

Desirability

Austin is known as

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Take a look at Austin leasing and rental statistics for the month of February 2017 below. Highlights include:

  • Homes rented by JB Goodwin spend an average of 8 less days on the market
  • 42% increase in total lease properties between February 2016 and 2017, including a 40% increase in homes for lease
  • The median price for an Austin rental is $1,675, or $1.15 per sq. ft.
Austin February leasing and rental statistics
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JB Goodwin REALTOR® Diane Strauch is a retired educator who has made a career out of helping people. A native San Antonion, Diane has a lifetime to offer about the San Antonio real estate market. In this blog post, Diane explores the value of hiring a REALTOR® when buying a new construction home.

I am often asked if a REALTOR® is needed when purchasing a new construction home and my answer is, "Yes, yes, YES!" Many people assume that because new construction homes are typically wrinkle free, and that the home prices are often fixed, that there's nothing to be gained from hiring a real estate agent to represent you as the buyer—but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Here are eight reasons why you should always hire a REALTOR®, even when

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Every year, the Austin Board of REALTORS® recognizes the best of the best in Austin real estate. Winners are nominated by their peers and selected based on outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and the local community in areas such as business accomplishments, association participation, dedication to the community, and education achievements.

Leonard Guerrero, 2016 REALTOR® Of The Year

2016 REALTOR of the year Leonard Guerrero

JB Goodwin is proud to announce that the Austin Board of REALTORS® recognized our very own Leonard Guerrero as the 2016 REALTOR® of the Year!

Leonard has 23 years of experience in the real estate industry and is currently an active agent and Assistant Sales Manager in our Northwest Division. Passionate about his community and the real estate

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