Living in Austin

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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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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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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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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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2019 sxsw festival: everything you should know

The hype surrounding South by Southwest (SXSW) may sound hard to live up to. But Austinites and attendees from across the globe will tell you that this springtime event doesn’t disappoint.

For concert enthusiasts, there are concerts in every corner of the city, from new artists to old-timey bands. You can find live music playing in the airport, small bars, street corners, and of course, at Austin’s largest stadiums and concert halls.

SXSW Film brings in moviemakers and films from many cultures and walks of life, everything from Indie to blockbuster hits.

Any aspect of SXSW is renowned for networking opportunities. But SXSW Interactive is where some people really get their product pitches and business cards ready. Many now-celebrity business

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why moving to austin is a no-brainer for tech workers

Careers in tech are more accessible than ever. With the influx of VC-backed startups, accessible training, and high job growth across many fields, it’s a great time to work in tech.

One of the first decisions when it comes to job hunting is location. Though remote work is on the rise, in-office jobs remain the standard.

Even in tech.

Known by some as Silicon Hills, Austin has been a destination for tech businesses and innovative minds for decades.

This beautiful city has so much going for it: quirky nightlife, beautiful natural areas in the hill country for hiking and camping, innovative dining, new luxury condo/apartment options, and a city pride that is larger than life.

People love living in Austin.

If you’re in tech, here’s why

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why millenials moving to austin

Austin’s skyline has evolved quickly in the last decade. New businesses and residential high rises show the remarkable speed at which our infrastructure is changing.

Perhaps the only thing growing faster than our buildings is our population.

Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with 170 new residents moving here every day. But one demographic is moving here faster than others: the Millennial generation.

Millennials constitute the generation born between 1981 - 1996 and make up most of today’s workforce.

So why is Austin such a magnet for this population? We have some ideas:

Careers in Austin

Cities with competitive employment opportunities offer an obvious selling point to the largest generation in the modern

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