JBGoodwin REALTORS® - Austin & San Antonio Real Estate Blog

According to the National Retail Federation, about half of gift-givers have completed their holiday gift-buying by December 12th.

That’s not very exciting though, is it? So for everyone out there who enjoys the thrill of last-minute gift shopping, we’re here to help!

Here are some 11th hour gift ideas with broad appeal:

For Teens: Amazon Gift Card

Wait, is this a cop out? Far from it! The teenage years are about forming a unique identity, in preparation for life outside the home. A general purpose gift card actually shows that you, an established adult, respect their decision-making.

Available at: Amazon.com

For Young Adults: Lyft or Uber Gift Card

Young adult life is an opportunity to explore, before the responsibilities of

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Hot off the press! JBGoodwin REALTORS® are proud to present the Austin leasing stats report for December 2019, direct from the Austin MLS®. Take a peek below!

As we enter the last month of the year, we seem to be experiencing a normalizing of the market. Supply is level and demand is tapering off somewhat, registering an increase of just 2% over last year's figures. Rental prices also remain more or less consistent with previous years.

Key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases are up 1%
  • Total property leases remain level
  • Single-family home leases are down 3%
  • Median price per square foot remains level at $1.13
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin rental market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin…
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2019 central-south texas holiday events guide, Austin & San Antonio

Bundle up and wrangle your loved ones! Central Texas is cooling down fast and event planners are already organizing festive yuletide fun for you and your family.

Here are some of the standout holiday events and activities we’re anticipating this year, in Austin and San Antonio:

Holiday Lights on the River Walk

San Antonio
November 29, 2019 to January 13, 2020

Even though the annual River Parade to kickoff the holiday lighting on the River Walk has already taken place, the River Walk will continue to be lit up with lights and decorations throughout December and early January. There are over 100,000 lights that cover the trees along the River Walk to marvel at.

Learn More About the Holiday Lights on the River Walk

Holiday Boat

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Welcome to the JB Goodwin real estate market report for October 2019, pulling information from the Austin MLS® and our team of experienced local agents!

The growth of Austin's median real estate values continues its upward trajectory. 10 months into the year, the median price of a home in Austin is $313.000, a 3% increase over last year. With values increasing, inventory has not been able to keep pace - it's down 12% compared to this time last year. Inventory levels remain at a low 2.4 months supply.

As a result of these market trends, demand continues to be high, up 5% compared to last year!

It's a great time to sell.

Want to learn more about buying or selling a home in Austin? Talk to one of our expert agents at JB Goodwin who are…
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Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the JBGoodwin leasing report, direct from the Austin MLS®. Have a look at our latest infographic below.

Early indications point toward upward movement in Austin's leasing market. Demand is up slightly over 2018, with rental prices up 4% so far this year. Supply remains down with just 400 units available across the city.

Key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases are up 1%
  • Single-family home leases are down 13%
  • Price per square foot remains level at $1.13 / sq ft.
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin rental market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online today!

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On October 24, 2019, the JBGoodwin family lost a beloved colleague and friend when the Founding President of our San Antonio Division, Reagan Greer, passed away peacefully after a long-term illness.

Having successfully led the San Antonio division from its inception in 2010, Reagan was the very embodiment of an inspirational leader. The hundreds of agents who worked alongside him over the years will always remember him for his infectious enthusiasm, positive outlook, and undying encouragement.

In addition to his time in real estate and as a devoted father, Reagan was a man of many lifetime achievements in the city he called home. His interest in public service and politics led to his election as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 and Bexar County

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JBGoodwin REALTORS® is proud to announce that it has been named a 2019 recipient of The Austin American-Statesman's Top Workplaces award!

This recognition is the company's 9th consecutive year to receive this award, making JBGoodwin REALTORS one of only a handful of Austin organizations to be named a Top Workplace 9 times.

We are humbled and honored that our phenomenal team of office staff and agent partners have once again acknowledged the company in such a positive way.

Top Workplace awards are determined through employee surveys that cover various workplace topics. The results are then verified by an independent, third-party organization.

Founder and CEO, J.B. Goodwin offered his appreciation by saying, "Our team members are the foundation

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Austin, Texas - State Capitol Building

While the summer selling season has ended for most housing markets, the Austin Board of REALTORS® latest Central Texas Housing Market Report shows a double-digit percent increase in Austin home sales, which continue to outpace inventory and drive up home prices.

The median price of a single-family home in the city of Austin rose 11.9% this month to $406,000––an all-time high for any September on record.
Source: Austin Board of REALTORS®

Want to learn more about buying or selling a home in Austin? Talk to one of our expert agents at JB Goodwin who are always happy to help!
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Join us and get up to date on Austin's thriving rental market. JB Goodwin is happy to present our Austin Leasing Statistics Report for October 2019, compiled from data from our agents and the Austin MLS®.

The trends call for more of the same - if you're looking for a rental space yourself, the supply is dwindling, if you're looking to rent out your place - great! Demand continues rise and your place will likely be filled within a month. Rental rates are also up 3%.

Noteworthy stats to look out for:

  • Total leases remain level
  • Single-family home leases are down 20%
  • Price per square foot remains level at $1.19 / sq ft.
Looking for a rental or help leasing out your property? Reach out to one of our local agents who can give you…
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San Antonio Top Workplace 2019
Our team at JBGoodwin is proud to announce that we are once again a recipient of the San Antonio Top Workplace Award!

This year marks the 8th consecutive year that the JBGoodwin San Antonio Division has been recognized as the top workplace in the area, and the second time our division has earned top honors in the mid-size company category!

Many of our agents attended the awards luncheon at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on October 10th, where the winners were announced. This fantastic achievement was then published in the Express-News three days later.

Our phenomenal employees have acknowledged JBGoodwin’s great workplace culture by submitting surveys that cover various workplace topics. These surveys are read and verified by an independent

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