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Highland Homes at Santa Rita RanchOne of my favorite builders in my favorite new community just sent me an email that they are starting construction on another house due to be ready this October.  Highland Homes in Santa Rita Ranch have just announced plans to build a beautiful 1-story 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house as their next spec home.

This is an amazing house, a great starter home, or ideal for a couple that wants to downsize, and priced right at around $300,000.  Sure it's a bit more than the current average price of an Austin home, but for an average Austin home, you only get 2 beds, and a single bath, and with this home you get so much more.

So why should you choose a newly constructed home?  Because all the features you would have to do to an older home to update it are

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Managers make or break workplaces, says Alex Charfen, CEO of the Austin-based Charfen Institute. Talented leaders motivate, are approachable, offer opportunities for advancement and provide routine feedback. Not–so–skilled bosses often micromanage, rule by fear and spend most of the day locked in their offices, unavailable.

"Morale craters because people don't know what's going on, how to make things better, or what their role is," said Charfen, whose company provides business leadership coaching around the globe. "Human beings, by their nature, want to perform. They want to succeed. They want to be recognized."

Executives at many of the businesses highlighted in the American–Statesman's 2011 Top Workplaces of Greater

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Companies on Top Workplaces list took different roads to the same destination: Happy workers

By Barry Harrell
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Some are huge corporations with billions of dollars in assets. Others are small startups. There are software makers and restaurants, insurance companies and cleaning services.

The 85 Central Texas employers highlighted in the American-Statesman's 2011 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin special section don't have a lot in common – except that their employees say they are great places to work.

The Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project involved surveys of 15,731 workers from 143 Austin–area employers.

The surveys were conducted by our partner in this project, WorkplaceDynamics LLP,

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coats-for-kidsThe Austin Board of REALTORS® was presented an award recognizing its contribution to the 2000 Coats for Kids effort. Supplying 224 coats, ABoR was among the top three organizations to bring coats to the needy in the Austin community this winter season.

"The role the Austin Board of REALTORS®  played in our effort is greatly appreciated," said leigh Simmons, 2000 Coats for Kids Chair.

Chaired by Leonard Guerrero, of JBGoodwin REALTORS® the ABoR community service committee included Coats for Kids in their community efforts as a means to bring warmth to children during the winter months.

More than 23,000 coats were collected by the Coats for Kids program, making the 2000 effort the most successful effort in the 14 years the program has been in place.

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Drum roll please! JB Goodwin REALTORS® is pleased to present the Austin MLS® leasing stats for December 2018.

Supply is up slightly as the market slows for the holiday season, but is still outpaced by Demand. Demand is up 4% this year, compared to 10% in 2017. It's still a great time to lease out that property; JB Goodwin can get your listing filled 3 days faster than the market average!

Key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases & home leases are up, 4% & 5% respectively
  • Leased properties & single-family home leases are both down 13%
  • The median rental for a single-family home is $1,750, or $1.15 per square foot
Have more questions about the Austin rental market? Please don't hesitate to contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® online…
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