Austin Real Estate

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2018 has started off with a bang for property leases in Austin with the total number of available properties rising, largely due to an almost insatiable demand from the market.

The properties that are being leased in December 2017 are larger compared to those available in December 2016, which has led the overall price per square foot to decline slightly.

That shouldn't come as a surprise, however. The number of new construction apartments that were available at the tail-end of 2017 was at a low not seen since 2013 but the number of single-family homes for rent in Austin had grown by 19%.

JB Goodwin's leasing specialists were strong again, with the average listing renting out 2 days faster than the MLS median. Take a look at the full leasing

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 young couple in Austin doing their taxes

There is a wealth of opinions about how the new tax bill will impact our country. Economists have disclosed many predictions across all the familiar news outlets, and interpretations of the 500-page document are still underway.

Among these predictions, numerous smart real estate experts have also weighed into the conversation. Ample information about how the U.S. real estate market might be affected under the new tax bill is available in many places online.

To save Austin homeowners time, we decided to apply that information to what we know about Austin’s real estate market, its homeowners, and other factors that are specific to families in this beautiful piece of Central Texas.

In other words, we investigated what this new tax bill means

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Search Home Tips To Help With Your 2018 Resolution

Eating Healthily

Spending Time With Family

Saving Money

Stop Procrastinating

Keeping Organized

The fireworks have burst into the sky to welcome the New Year, and the Christmas decorations are coming down. Most of us are returning to work after vacation. As you return home from holiday travels or finish the last of that leftover turkey, it’s time to mull over what you hope to create in 2018. As a Texan, your dreams can be as large as the state itself.

New Year’s resolutions are easiest to fulfill when your home fosters an environment that pushes you toward those goals. Here are some ways to prepare your home for making the most of 2018:

1. Robust kitchen = healthy family

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Texas has become one of the most popular places for relocation in the United States, according to The Fiscal Times. Our state is home to sprawling cities, temperate weather, and an ethos that is still punctuated by the independence and adventure of Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne films.

On their way to their new Texas homes, families drive through the dips and winds of the Texas Hill Country, passing horses and farms, city lights and towers. Texas is still a place where independence and new beginnings draw families from across the country to experience fresh starts that are filled with adventure.

No matter the city you choose, finding a new home in Texas is thrilling. It also comes with a handful of challenges.

We created a supportive

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Texas is a goliath state that encompasses more area than many nations. You can start driving from one side of the state, and can continue for 10+ hours to still find yourself looking at Texas cacti, cities, and farms.

Within this vast state, we boast both beaches and mountains, rolling hills and agrarian farmland. We are the home to a diverse breadth of flora and fauna, as well as headquarters to some of the most recognized corporations in the world. It is no surprise, then, that our state has caught some attention.

There are many incentives to living in Texas, and families from across the country have noticed and are responding by moving here. According to data from GenFKD, “The statistics reveal Texas is the new hottest state to live in...”

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An exciting question has flooded much of the local tech and business news in Austin lately: Will Amazon set up its second headquarters – Amazon HQ2 – in Austin, Texas?

According to trusted data-driven sources like Moody’s Analytics, which predicts Austin as the most likely place for Amazon’s new location, Austinites have room for confidence.

When Amazon announced the imminent construction of HQ2, their statement was left open-ended. Instead of declaring a location, Amazon’s announcement came in the form of a request for cities to volunteer their metro areas to Amazon’s decision makers.

As you’d expect, cities across North America threw their hands in the air, volunteering diverse metro-areas with hopes of seizing Jeff Bezos’ attention. Amazon

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More people are moving to Texas than any other state in the country. According to U.S. Census data, Texas added more than 6 million people from 2000 to 2010. Overwhelmingly, net domestic migrants are moving to Texas from California, but as Jeff Salamon points out, Californians are not more likely to move to Texas than other inter-state migrants—since the population of California is so large, there are simply more Californians coming in than say, Louisianans or South Dakotans.

Growth is strong across the largest metropolitan areas in Texas, making these large areas highly attractive to migrants from all over the United States. Americans are moving to Texas.

But why are people relocating to Texas from other states?

According to a Fiscal Notes blog on

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Austin has grown into a sprawling, innovative place. It is a magnet for many young people wanting to jumpstart their careers, raise their kids in a healthy and fun place, and foster an enjoyable lifestyle in one of America’s most popular cities.

With a thriving job market, regular accolades from top media outlets across the country, and rich culture and cuisine, Austin attracts new residents every day from across the country. As some have put it, Austin is where young people go to retire.

Among the many praises Austin receives, it has been recognized as a choice city to invest in real estate. It turns out that year-round temperate weather, great academic institutions, and local incentives for business development can really attract many people

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Austin, Texas wears many different hats. Live Music Capital. Home of SXSW. Filming location of Richard Linklater’s early films. Namesake of the “Keep Austin Weird” slogan. Up-and-coming tech hub.

But more recently, Austin has come to be defined by its young, entrepreneurial base that celebrates the increase in women-owned businesses across the city. This fact has never been more clear than when you talk to the women who are starting and running successful businesses in Austin. Their energy is apparent, and the optimism is almost tangible.

“Austin is perfect for growing a business,” says Page Vandiver, founder of Simply Heaven Design. “There's a unique blend of creativity that allows people to think flexibly and dream for the future. There are

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Austin Leasing Statistics

November 2017

Despite demand more than doubling between 2016 and 2017, the base price for a lease in Austin has remained relatively flat, which is great for both renters and landlords. Since 2013 the rate of apartment occupancy has been on a steady decrease, which is a trend that continued in 2017. That being said, landlords can expect that listing their apartment for lease with JB Goodwin means that their property has the greatest opportunity to be occupied.

    • Demand has risen 8.5% in 2017
    • Price has remained steady for 2017
    • JB Goodwin listings have been on the market 5 days less than the MLS average
    • 3,000 fewer apartments between 2016 and 2017 (to date)

Are you a landlord looking to have your

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