JBGoodwin REALTORS® - Austin & San Antonio Real Estate Blog

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!”

For many one-time New Yorkers, “anywhere” has become Texas. So what’s drawing them to the Lone Star State, aside from delicious barbeque?

Lower Cost of Living

New York City is consistently at or near the top of the most expensive cities in the country. While the bigger Texas cities aren’t necessarily cheap, your dollar goes a lot further here than New York

Housing costs in Austin, for example, are nearly half of what you would pay in NYC for a comparable property.

Employment Opportunities

If you’re looking to replace your New York income, Texas is at the top of the list for job growth. Industries like technology, healthcare, and oil & gas are growing rapidly!

Not sure which

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McKinney Falls in Austin, TX 

Hot off the press. Read up on the latest from the Austin real estate market with our August 2019 report, courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin REALTORS®.

The median price of homes continues its upward climb, up 2% compared to the same time period last year. Inventory remains quite low, down 8%, or 750 units, compared to 2018.

The Austin real estate market is still performing strongly moving into the second half of 2019. It's a fantastic time to sell with a high demand and low inventory overall.

Key stats to look out for:

  • Median home price: $301, 500
  • Available inventory: 8,076 units
  • Level inventory at a 2.7 month's supply
Want to learn more about buying or selling a home in Austin? Talk to one of our expert agents at JB…
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In a hurry to sell your San Antonio property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss.

To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to implement tasks that can significantly drive up the allure of most properties.

Your real estate agent will be responsible for marketing your home, but you can also take a few steps to make your home one of the most desirable in the San Antonio real estate market. That means once you’ve chosen an agent you can trust, it’s time to put your money and energy

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map of boerne, tx - just outside San Antonio


Pronounced /ber·nie/ by locals, Boerne, Texas is a gem of a small-town in Kendall County.

Located smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is far from a small, dusty Texas town. The town is not only filled with Central Texas country charm, it boasts a strong German heritage too.

Boerne has developed an eclectic downtown shopping experience along “the Hill Country Mile”, an area which has many restaurants and breweries. The Texas Hill countryside and surrounding area promise near-endless opportunities for natural beauty and outdoor adventure.

Find A Boerne Home Today!

Here’s the highlights and a brief overview as to all the best aspects of visiting or living in this quaint community that is located in Texas Hill Country:

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Austin, TX condos for rent in downtown

If you’re wondering about what’s been happening in Austin’s real estate market this September, here’s an update on the leasing statistics from the local MLS® and all our agents here at JB Goodwin.

Had trouble finding a rental unit back in August? Unfortunately, September doesn’t bring any better news. The total number of home leases on the market has dropped 2% from last month and a whopping 18% from September 2018.

Other noteworthy leasing statistics for this month include:

  • Total leases are level
  • Single-family homes for lease are down 19%
  • Median price per square foot is level

Interested in buying or selling your Austin home? Reach out to one of our local agents who can give you expert advice!

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It’s time to update our list of the top neighborhoods in San Antonio for first-time homebuyers!

Being the 7th most populous city in the country, San Antonio has a huge number of neighborhoods to choose from with very desirable qualities. But for this article, we wanted to single out just the top spots.

So, we asked our agents where the action is happening for affordable homes in up-and-coming areas. Here’s the list:

Braun Hollow

Click here to see homes for sale in Braun Hollow

Age: 1994 to 2002

Sq. Ft.: 1,523 to 3,388sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 3 to 4 bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 3 bathrooms

Current Prices: $255,000 to $279,900

Closed Prices: $205,000 to $249,500

Median Sale Price: $227,200

Average $ per sq ft: $93

Association Fee

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GOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

Lucky Austin residents will soon be able to experience the city’s first major team sports franchise, the Austin FC of Major League Soccer.

While no launch date has yet been set, construction was recently approved for the 24-acre, $240 million dollar mixed-use project at McKalla Place in North Austin.

So what does this mean for homebuyers and investors targeting the Domain and surrounding vicinity?

Rising prices.

“Those areas are increasing in value pretty rapidly,” according to Austin real estate agent John Martin, as quoted in The Statesman. “The ripple effects are going to be huge.”

Overall, the city of Austin just recently set a new monthly record for both the number of homes sold and the median price.

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Central Texas home prices in July 2019
The Austin Board of REALTORS® recently reported that Austin-area home sales and the median prices for those homes both hit all-time highs in July.

That July record also extended to the number of sales and the median home-sales price inside the Austin city limits.

According to ABoR’s monthly housing report, a total of 3,439 homes were sold in July across the five county area. That number represented an 11.7% increase over July 2018′s sales volume. The median price for those homes enjoyed a record increase of 3.2% to $310,500.

Buddy Schilling, Austin Division President at JBGoodwin REALTORS® adds, “The Austin market is on pace for another record sales year. Jobs, jobs, jobs and population growth are driving the economy. Austin is a great investment

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Austin real estate
Here’s the Austin MLS Sold Comparison chart from July 2007 to July 2019 brought to you by Austin MLS® and yours truly.

Austin's real estate market has slowed a bit, but it's still an amazing place to sell with a striking rise in home prices. As of July 2019, the median home price in Austin was $310,500, which is already up 2% from last year.

Even though it’s more expensive than ever to buy a home, they’re selling fast. In fact, there’s a 4% increase in units sold compared to 2018.

Here are other important statistics to pay attention to:

  • Inventory has decreased 4%
  • Demand has increased 4%
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…
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Summer is winding down right now for much of the country… But not for Central Texas!

Thanks to that Southwest heat, there’s still time to get in a few more summer-only activities before the cooler fall weather sets in.

Here’s our list of summer musts to sneak in before all the beverage menus in Central Texas start to include pumpkin spice:

Float the River in New Braunfels

Bring your own tubes or rent ones from a local company and float down the Guadalupe River at your own pace!

The river can get quite crowded during the hottest months, but visitation thins out towards the end of the season.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels

If you have small children or river floating just isn’t your thing, bring your

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