JBGoodwin REALTORS® - Austin & San Antonio Real Estate Blog

Austin real estate market update, July 2019

Welcome to the latest Austin real estate market update from the local MLS®, courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin REALTORS®.

The city of Austin is still a red-hot housing market, but signs are continuing to point to a slight cooling off. Total units sold for the year stand at 17,988 units, an increase of 3% compared to last year - inventory, however, has also dropped by 3%.

The median price of homes continues to rise with a 2% uptick!

Key stats to look out for:

  • Inventory across Austin remains low at just 2.7 months
  • Demand continues to rise, with a 3% increase overall compared to last year
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin real estate market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online…
536 Views, 0 Comments


Would you like your house to be the coolest on the block without feeling like you’re donating your paycheck to the local utilities company?

Then read on as we cover some tips and tricks to lower your home air-conditioning bill during the blazing Texas summer!

Let’s start with the lowest-cost, fastest options first:

1. Keep the Blinds Closed

Did you know closing the blinds can save you up to 7% on your electric bill and lower temperatures in your home by up to 20 degrees, according to website Family Handyman?

While you’ve probably felt the difference this makes at some point in your life, it’s nice to know what kind of return you can expect for your efforts here! For added savings, install neutral-colored blackout curtains to the south- and

453 Views, 0 Comments

On the heels of another record-setting year for real estate sales in 2018, San Antonio looks poised for continued – if slowing – expansion due to job growth and affordable home options.

Let’s run down what the experts are forecasting for the Alamo City as we approach 2020:

San Antonio Express News: "Not Enough SALT In High-Value Markets – Homeowners in high-dollar, high-tax markets will feel the effects of the late 2017 tax bill that limits deductions on state and local taxes (SALT) to $10,000 – a number easy to surpass in property taxes in some markets. Buyers in high-end markets may face regrets when tax time arrives."

San Antonio Board of Realtors [via CultureMap.com]: "Though the numbers are climbing, SABOR says this shouldn't dissuade

846 Views, 0 Comments

Austin, Texas real estate

Take a look at the leasing statistics for July 2019 brought to you by the Austin MLS® - courtesy of the JB Goodwin Team.

This month brings good news for renters! Although the overall supply of rentals is still down from 2018, the number of units available have doubled since May 2019. Austin’s competitive market has certainly eased up this month with the demand for rentals down 2%.

Here are the key statistics for this month’s leasing report:

  • Total leases are down 2%
  • Total home leases are down 2%
  • Median prices are level
  • Single-family home leases are down 12%
471 Views, 0 Comments

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

2,285 Views, 0 Comments

Hot off the press! Read up on the latest happenings in Austin's charged real estate market courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin! We've collected the latest statistics directly from the Austin MLS® - we've the done homework so you don't have to.

Signs point toward a bit of cooling of Austin's red hot housing market. Both median home prices and inventory remain level compared to 2018 figures. Total units sold are still up - 4% over May 2018.

Key Stats to Look Out For:

  • Inventory remains low at a mere 2.6 months supply
  • Demand continues to climb, up 4% compared to last year
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin real estate market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online today!

547 Views, 0 Comments



Austin Business Journal predicts that an average of 170 new people will move to Austin every day throughout 2018, which means 62,000 plus new residents over the course of this year.

The area has a perpetual allure that draws more and more families from across the country to call Austin their home.

As the basic laws of supply and demand would predict, our popularity has resulted in years of appreciating real estate values. For those in the market to live in or around downtown Austin, these growing home costs come with clear pros and cons.

In one regard, appreciating values mean a healthy real estate investment opportunity. On the other hand, rising costs mean there’s a growing financial barrier of entry for families in the market to buy central

3,660 Views, 0 Comments


Utilizing renewable energy is a great way to both lower your bills and reduce stress on the environment. Through some high and no-so-high-tech methods, there are more and more ways to efficiently save and even create energy.

1. Residential Solar Panels

As the efficiency of solar power technology increases and costs of installation decrease, more homeowners are adding electricity-producing panels on their roofs. Doing so often allows users to sell their surplus power back to their utility company and recoup their panel investment even faster.

With government entities sweetening the deal with tax credits and subsidized rebates, many homeowners are saying ‘yes’ to producing their own power.

2. Smart Energy

Thanks to technologies like

1,438 Views, 0 Comments

Join us as we dive into the latest leasing stats, direct from the Austin MLS® - courtesy of the JB Goodwin Team.

Supply is down and demand continues to rise - up 4.5% so far in 2019. Listing prices remain remarkedly level. If you're a homeowner looking to rent out your property, market conditions couldn't be more positive! There are roughly 200 units available across the city, and keep in mind JB Goodwin can get your rental filled 5 days faster!

Key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases are up 4.5%
  • Home leases are up 3%
  • Property leases are down 6%
  • Single-family home leases are down 3%
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin rental market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online today!

441 Views, 0 Comments

San Antonio was named the 3rd best place to retire in 2018 by U.S. News. Since Sarasota, FL and Lancaster, PA took first and second place (in that order), that means San Antonio is the #1 place to retire in Texas.

For generational Texans and newcomers alike, San Antonio offers the conveniences of living in a major city, without many of the big-city headaches. It’s a beautiful location for settling down, with reasonable housing prices that are appreciating.

Beyond our great restaurants, golf courses, and local attractions, it’s San Antonio’s neighborhoods that make it a great place to retire. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retirement surrounded by Texas golf courses in the Hill Country or an in-the-action retirement surrounded by stores,

7,316 Views, 0 Comments

Subscribe for Listing Updates Now