Austin Real Estate

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Natural disasters, theft, and other home security problems can arise no matter the technology or attention that you give to your home. But preparing your home with practical safety measures is a powerful way to enhance the safety of your family, and alleviate the problem or damages these incidents cause.

Central Texas isn’t exactly the most dangerous place to live in the U.S., but even the safest places on earth are far from perfect. Theft, fire, and weather are a possibility no matter where you turn. Those who desire more safety for their family can easily improve their security with a few intentional investments of time or money.

Here are a few ways to improve the safety of your Central Texas home:

1. Always Give The Appearance Of Someone

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Here's a look into Austin's leasing and rental market for the month of August 2017. Highlights include:

  • The median price for a single-family home is $1,750 per month or $1.15 per square foot
  • Total leases are up 7% since August 2016
  • JB Goodwin rentals spend 4 days less on the market

Austin Leasing Stats For August 2017

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For somewhere to qualify as a lucrative place for homeowners to lease out their properties, the city should offer several traits. The most optimal locations tend to be areas popular to young families, and where local universities consistently attract students to the area.

With those factors in mind, Austin is a great city for taking the plunge into your landlord business. With many young families moving to the area, and the thriving campuses of Austin Community College and The University of Texas at Austin, local property managers have a long future of business to look forward to.

But becoming a landlord is not usually a get-rich-quick scheme. There is a lot that goes into being a successful property manager, especially at the beginning when

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Locals are the first to brag about the experience of living in Austin, Texas. Their happiness has spurred a migration of families from every corner of the country who couldn’t resist all that is offered in this slice of the Hill Country.

New families come to Austin every day. The healthy lifestyles, booming job market, year-round warm weather, and renowned cuisine is enough to incentivize people to try Austin for themselves.

As real estate agents, we know that exciting and tasty motivations are not all that gets factored into a move. Choosing the next city to call home is a decision that considers job possibilities, housing costs, and more. To help families looking for their next home, we devoted this blog series to compare Austin real estate to

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Take a look at Austin's real estate MLS® sold data for the month of June 2017 below.

Highlights include:

  • Housing inventory was up 20% from last year
  • There was a 4% increase in demand for Austin homes since June 2016
  • Total of 16,222 homes have been sold in 2017

June 2017 MLS Stats Austin

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Have you ever wondered how Austin real estate costs compare to other major cities across the U.S.? We were curious too.

Austin’s delicious food, prolific creativity, booming industries, and vast outdoors are no national secret. More families are won over by our awesome city every single day. But these aren’t the only features that qualify a town to be the next place a family calls home. One of the most important factors behind any move is affordability.

Cost of living considers many income and expense variables. Before moving, it’s worth looking into the average rental cost, grocery bills, and median incomes of that city. Since JB Goodwin is a team of expert real estate agents, we decided that crafting a blog series that compares Austin’s cost of

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School is out!

That means parents are scrambling to schedule fun activities to keep their kids active and learning during the summer break.

Fortunately, Austin is a place where healthy living is valued and boredom is hard to achieve. If you’re new to the area or simply looking for a reminder of the fun places to take your kids, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite healthy summer activities.

1. Explore The Greenbelt

For locals, this one is the most obvious. For newbies, this is arguably the best gem we can provide. Miles and miles of beautiful nature trails run right through Austin’s backyard. Find the entrance nearest your home, and your kids will swim and explore to their hearts’ content.

2. Swim At Deep Eddy

Don’t forget your

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Here's a look into Austin's leasing and rental market for the month of July 2017. Highlights include:

  • JB Goodwin rentals spend 4 days less on the market
  • The median price for a single-family home is $1,700 per month or $1.15 per square foot
  • Total leases are up 8% since July 2016

Austin Leasing Stats For July 2017

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For about a year, a small mystery existed regarding the future of one of the most famous buildings in Austin. It began in 2015 when the Cox family purchased the Austin-American Statesman building, a property on Congress Ave, just south of Lady Bird Lake. Anyone who has been to the Congress Ave Bridge to view the bats coming out at dusk has seen the nondescript building just south of the knoll where many stand to view the iconic Austin bats.

The intriguing thing about this purchase, and perhaps why it drove so much curiosity, was the fact that the Cox family has owned the publication since 1976.

Speculations quickly began among local real estate companies in 2015 about whether this expensive property was soon to return to the market. Recently, some

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Take a look at Austin's real estate MLS® sold data for the month of May 2017 below.

Highlights include:

  • Housing inventory was up 22% from last year
  • There was a 5% increase in demand for Austin homes since May 2016
  • Total of 13,210 homes have been sold in 2017

May 2017 MLS Stats Austin

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