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Here’s an update on Austin’s leasing statistics for August 2019 from the local MLS® and everyone here at JB Goodwin Realtors.

Summertime is usually a busy month for rentals, and this August is no exception. As more and more renters are looking for places, supply in Austin is lessening. Although the demand for rentals is higher than August of last year, the total leases have dropped 16%.

Other key statistics for this month’s leasing report include:

  • Total leases are up 2%
  • Total home leases are up 2%
  • Median prices are level
  • Single family homes leases are down 16%

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San Antonio has a proud military heritage that is a big part of the city's culture and identity. Thousands of military personnel are stationed throughout the area's bases, and each year military families from all over the country make their home in the Alamo City.

Moving from abroad is hard enough, but military families also bring with them specific requirements when searching for a home, like:

    • a home within close proximity to the military base
    • quality school districts
    • neighborhood safety

Here are our picks for the top four neighborhoods for San Antonio military families.

1. Olympia Hills

Olympia Hills is a golf course community in Universal City, just 20 miles northeast of San Antonio. With proximity to Randolph Air Force

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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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2019 central texas festival & events guide

Are you ready to have some fun?

Whether you’re doing the organizing or just along for the ride, the biggest events of the year take planning! To help you get ready, here are some of the most popular gatherings around the San Antonio and Austin area for the rest of 2019:

Rodeo Austin

March 15th – 30th

Ya’ll been to a rodeo? Austin puts its spin on the time-honored festivities of ropin’ and ridin’, with the live music and delicious BBQ you’d expect to accompany such an event. “Where Weird Meets Western.”

For more information, visit: https://rodeoaustin.com/

ABC Austin Kitefest

March 31st

After 90 years and counting, the Austin Kitefest proves that old school fun hasn’t lost its luster – no matter how realistic those new video

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Hot off the press! Get up to date with what's going on with the Austin real estate market direct from the MLS®, courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin!

There are some signs that the market may be slowing down slightly. Total units sold and median home values have remained level compared to 2018, even as inventory has grown by over 1000 units. That's an increase of 19%! Despite this increase, inventory still remains low when compared to the early part of the decade, with a supply of just 2.3 months.

Here are a few key stats to look out for:

  • Demand remains level
  • The median price of homes sold 1 month into the year is $294,000
  • 1,797 units were sold in January throughout the city of Austin
Have more questions about the Austin
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Hot off the press! JB Goodwin is happy to present the leasing statistics report for February 2019. Take a look at the complete info-graphic below.

Supply remains low as demand increases. With 10,000 new apartment units added in 2018, occupancy remains at a high 93.3%.

Overall, leases are down compared to 2018. Here's a break down:

  • Total leases are down 9%
  • Home leases are down 20%
  • Property leases are down 13%
  • Single-family home leases are down 15%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please get in touch with a JB Goodwin agent.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the JB Goodwin real estate market stats report, direct from the MLS®!

Upward is the overall trend more or less across the board. Inventory is actually up 700 units compared to 2017 figures, even though its down 2,000 units overall compared to eight years ago.

It was quite a year in Austin! The total units sold this past year amounted to 34,435, with a median price of $304,900, up 4% from the previous year.

Here are a few key stats to look for:

  • Demand is up 3%
  • Overall inventory is still low, with just a 2.3 months supply
  • Total units sold for 2018 is up 1.5% compared to 2017
Have more questions about the Austin real estate market? Please don't hesitate to contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® online…
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austin mls leasing stats - January 2019

Welcome to 2019 - here is JB Goodwin's first MLS® leasing report of 2019! Check out the info-graphic below.

As the Austin rental market enters 2019, trends remain remarkably similar to last year. In the first month of the new year, demand continues to grow as supply levels remain low. Demand is up 4% from 2018! It's a good time to have an investment property.

Here are the key stats to watch:

  • Total leases are up 4%
  • Home leases are up 6%
  • Property leases are down 10%
  • Single-family home leases are down 13%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please…
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Austin real estate MLS stats - November 2018

Happy new year! Here are the latest stats direct from the Austin MLS® for November of 2018. You can read JB Goodwin's full analysis of the month's sold data below.

Despite a seasonal slowdown, inventory is actually up with 700 additional units hitting the marketplace. With the year nearing its close, Austin's total inventory sits at 7,750 units. Even with this increase, the total inventory is still quite low, with a supply of just 2.7 months total.

Here are the key stats, compared to 2017 figures:

  • The median price of a home is $305,000, up 4% from 2017
  • Total inventory is up 10% from 2017
  • 31, 789 units have been sold this year to date, up 3% from 2017
Have more questions about the Austin real estate market? Please don't…
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happy Central Texas home owners - father and a young child

Search Home Tips To Help With Your 2019 Resolution

1. Eating Healthily

2. Spending Time With Family

3. Saving Money

4. Stop Procrastinating

5. 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 2019. 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 2019:

1. Robust kitchen =

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