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Quaint towns near Austin
Looking for the entertainment value of a city like Austin with the quaint living environment of small rural town?

While there are many small towns around ATX that can give you the best of both worlds, we’re highlighting four here that fit the bill:

Lockhart

Lockhart, Texas buildingsPopulation: 13,700

Distance to Austin: 33 miles

Noted for its particularly beautiful Victorian architecture, Lockhart is an old railroad cotton town that has since become known as a popular filming location for Hollywood movies.

Unofficially known as “The BBQ Capital of Texas” for its four famous eateries, Austinites were often known to spend the day here organized around delicious meat consumption before Austin became known as a barbecue town in its own right.

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A beginners guide to investing in Austin Real Estate

Are you considering buying an investment property in fast-growing Austin?

If you’ve ever owned a home before, you know that real estate transactions require a great deal of due diligence (and retaining a knowledgeable agent helps a lot).

Yet, investment properties offer unique benefits that might not be as readily available from other investment forms like stocks, including:

1) Steady Income

Unless you purchase a stock with a regular dividend-yield, you won’t see any income from that investment until you sell the stock and collect the appreciation.

With rental real estate, purchasing a property for a monthly cost less than what you can ask in rent produces a positive cash flow differential each month that goes into your pocket.

2)

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We're nearing the end of a prosperous year here in Austin. It's a great time to check in on the status of the local Austin real estate market! We invite you to take a look at the real estate market report for November 2019, courtesy of the professionals at JB Goodwin and the Austin MLS®.

11 months into the year, the Austin market has seen a total of 33,847 units sold, a 6% increase over last year's numbers. Median home prices hold steady compared to last months, but are up 2.5% compared to last year.

Unsurprisingly, demand continues to rise, up 6% over last year. As a result of a huge demand, supply continues to dwindle, down 14% with just 2.1 months supply.

To recap, the Austin real estate market continues to boom. Without a doubt, it's a

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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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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!
mls austin real estate market stats for September 2019, JBGoodwin realtors
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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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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!

Austin leasing statistics September 2019

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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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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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