Living in Austin

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Austin waterfront restaurants
Austin offers no shortage of great places to eat. Major food journals and television networks frequently give Austin's food scene generous accolades for the eclectic, diverse, and exquisite cuisine available throughout the city.

It's also no secret that Austin’s coffee culture is top-in-class.

All the locals know that Austin's food scene believes in providing tasty dishes, good portions, and quirky dives. Dining in Austin is designed to be an experience.

Summer is just around the corner along with patio season. Many of these establishments have closed their dining rooms due to the current public health crisis, but are still offering pick up and delivery options. Let's think forward to when we can all enjoy public places like this again and help

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It may be an understatement, but people are moving to Austin - lots of people.

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 properties.

This barrier of entry has added to the growing trend of purchasing Austin condos. By

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keep austin weird

Austin, Texas lives up to many of the iconic slogans that people have given it. We're known to some as "Bat City" and to others, "the place young people go to retire." But no phrase captures our city’s character quite like the 18-year-old slogan, "Keep Austin Weird."

Today this phrase lives on our mugs, t-shirts, and street art. But it is more than just an enjoyable statement of pride about our city’s uniqueness. Keep Austin Weird has been the rallying cry of not just one, but several important social movements in Austin’s recent history.

The phrase lives on through the ethos of peculiarity that attracts artists, creatives, innovators, and misfits from across the globe to call Austin their home.

Here’s how the famous Austin slogan got its

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Austin is most known for its vibrant and youthful vibe, making it popular among young professionals and growing families.

But what most people don't know is that Austin is one of the top ranking regions in the U.S. for senior living. With 30 percent of its population over the age of 55, it seems as though this news is catching on.

So what makes Austin such a great place for 55 plus living?

Austin is seeing strong growth in industries with jobs for seniors, outstanding small-business opportunities, and a strong emphasis on living active and healthy lifestyles. On top of all of this, Austin's residential communities have been rapidly developing, bringing mixed-use communities with luxury, resort-like amenities, as well as variety of features

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Ever since 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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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 2020. 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 2020:

1. Robust kitchen =

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Join us and get up to date on Austin's thriving rental market. JB Goodwin is happy to present our Austin Leasing Statistics Report for October 2019, compiled from data from our agents and the Austin MLS®.

The trends call for more of the same - if you're looking for a rental space yourself, the supply is dwindling, if you're looking to rent out your place - great! Demand continues rise and your place will likely be filled within a month. Rental rates are also up 3%.

Noteworthy stats to look out for:

  • Total leases remain level
  • Single-family home leases are down 20%
  • Price per square foot remains level at $1.19 / sq ft.
Looking for a rental or help leasing out your property? Reach out to one of our local agents who can give you…
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Summer is winding down right now for much of the country… But not for Central Texas!

Thanks to that Southwest heat, there’s still time to get in a few more summer-only activities before the cooler fall weather sets in.

Here’s our list of summer musts to sneak in before all the beverage menus in Central Texas start to include pumpkin spice:

Float the River in New Braunfels

Bring your own tubes or rent ones from a local company and float down the Guadalupe River at your own pace!

The river can get quite crowded during the hottest months, but visitation thins out towards the end of the season.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels

If you have small children or river floating just isn’t your thing, bring your

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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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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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