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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

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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%
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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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5 Reasons Why So Many Californians Are Relocating To Austin, TX

Spurred by the 2008 U.S. recession, thousands of Californians have been making the decision to relocate to Austin, TX.

So what's going on?

California has long been the dream location for many. Picture year-round warm weather, gorgeous sandy beaches, endless blue skies, and that notorious laid-back attitude. It's hard to believe that anyone would want to move away from such a luxurious location.

The reality of the situation is that many Californians are realizing that this picturesque dream is just that; a dream.

California is becoming an increasingly difficult place to live and work. Well...relative to Austin at least.

The cost of living continues to grow, housing prices are astronomical, and though the active lifestyle, food industry,

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Take a look at the latest leasing report for April 2018, coming to you from the JB Goodwin Team!

Attention property owners! With supply down and demand up, it's still an incredible time to lease out that space. There are approximately 200 available units across the city, with occupancy sitting at around 93%. Keep in mind, if you are lookning to fill your rental space, we can find a tenant an average of 3 days sooner!

Key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases are up 4%
  • Home leases are level
  • Property leases are down 7%
  • Single-family homes leases are down 7%
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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austin, texas downtown cranes, new construction

Have you heard the news… Austin is growing?

Local news station KXAN is now reporting that 27 new construction projects are currently in the works in downtown Austin alone!

According to KXAN, this includes:

  • Six new high rises on Cesar Chavez, including a 46-story skyscraper overlooking Republic Square
  • Along Waller Creek: A medical research facility that’s part of the Dell Seton Medical Complex and a 5,000-seat amphitheater at Waterloo Park
  • Eight new hotels, including a 32-story tower off Cesar Chavez featuring a hotel and apartments, a new Marriott west of the Austin Convention Center and a 42-room boutique hotel in east Austin

They are even reporting that a new condo on Rainey Street is being budgeted at a cool BILLION

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