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Texas Names Number One State For Corporate Expansion In 2016

Once again Texas ranks as the number one state for corporate expansion by Site Selection Magazine. Texas is the 2016 Governor's Cup winner for the most qualified projects of any US state. Site Selection, published by Conway Inc., is the senior publication in the corporate real estate and economic development fields. This magazine has been in existence for over 63 years and has awarded the Governor's Cup annually since 1988. The focus is on new corporate facility projects, including headquarters, manufacturing plants, R&D operations and logistics sites. Site Selection defines a qualified project as one that meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Involves a minimum of $1 million in capital investment
  • Creates 20 or more new jobs
  • Adds
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Austin Names One Of The Most Affordable Rental Markets For 2017

Austin has been getting a lot of attention recently for its incredible food, outstanding live music, growing tech sector, and "weird" culture. The city has been featured on a variety of top 10 lists across the country, including best place live, best place to retire, as well as most affordable place to live.

Most recently the Austin rental market was voted as the fifth most affordable in the U.S., based on the average percent of monthly income spent on housing. The survey, conducted by a property management software company called AppFolio, found that Austinites only spend approximately 23 percent of their monthly income while renters in New York and Miami spend 50 percent, making these the two most expensive cities to rent in in the nation.

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Best 55 Plus Communities In Austin

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 being 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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Friends shopping at The Domain NORTHSIDE Austin

On September 30, 2016, The Domain development in North Austin held the grand opening of its newest and final addition: The Domain NORTHSIDE. Located in a beautiful park-like setting with lush landscaping and custom art elements, this development spans 600,000 square feet of retail, dining, hotel, and service space. The Domain NORTHSIDE features some of Austin's best homegrown businesses with a thoughtfully curated list of benchmark brands and first-to-Austin tastemakers. Whether you call it home, stay the night, or enjoy the community, you can expect the uncommon vibe that keeps Austin together.

One of the more unique aspects to The Domain NORTHSIDE is that many of the locations on site are dog friendly. Austin is well-known for being an

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Austin's Hottest Neighborhoods for 2017


Zillow recently released their predictions for the hottest housing markets of 2017 that included some interesting information about Austin. The report announced Zillow’s top five Austin neighborhoods on track to see the highest growth in value this year, with four out of the five neighborhoods belonging to East Austin. This information was shocking to some but anticipated by most Austin real estate experts, who have been predicting that this area would be the next up-and-coming market. What's most interesting about the location of these neighborhoods is that many lay on the outer edge of the region, suggesting that home buyers interested in moving to East Austin are more interested in affordable, suburban housing.

Without further ado, the top five

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Family in park at Presidio Austin

A big announcement was made for the planned development of Presidio Austin. Houston-Based home builder David Weekley Homes announced the firm has purchased 15 acres of land near Lakeline Mall in the Cedar Park area. The plan? To build 180 new, high-end townhouses in the Presidio Austin development.

Welcome to Presidio Austin

Construction on the Presidio Austin townhomes are scheduled to begin by the third quarter of 2017, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to more than $500,000. Staying true to the style that David Weekley Homes are known for, interested buyers can expect the townhomes will be designed to be energy-efficient with private yards, open floor plans, and site amenities including a pool, pavilion, and open space.

Presido Austin

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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.

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. The cost of living continues to grow, housing prices are astronomical, and though the active lifestyle, food industry, and arts and culture scene are outstanding, the lack of job

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Austin Named 2017 Best Place To Live


U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Austin as the best place to live in the United States. With an overall score of 7.8 out of 10, Austin beat out other top metro areas such as Denver in second place with a score of 7.5, and San Jose in third place with a score of 7.4.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 100 metro areas across the United States based on people's desire to live in the area, the perceived value of living in the area, the job market, the quality of life available to residents, and the net population.

Here's how Austin ranked on the scorecard:

  • Desirability: 8.4
  • Value: 7.3
  • Job Market: 7.5
  • Quality of Life: 7.3
  • Net Migration: 9.8

What Makes Austin The Best Place To Live

Desirability

Austin is known as

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Best Home Renovation for Resale Value in Austin

If you've ever thought about selling your home at all—whether you're trying to sell now or further down the road—renovating to add value to the home has probably crossed your mind. Cost-effective home renovations are a common practice for anyone in the seller's market, but what are the best home renovations for resale value?

It's important to weigh cost vs. value when it comes to home renovations and it's also important to research your own real estate market. For example, the renovation projects that result in the biggest return on your investment in the Austin real estate market aren't necessarily the same as other American cities. We're not just referring to the resale value of adding pools to Austin homes for sale vs. homes in a city in the

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Texas Home Sasles Skyrocketed in 2016
It looks as though the Texas real estate market— and in particular, the Austin real estate market—is going to once again break records in all facets in 2016. The latest reports from the Texas Association of REALTORS® and the Austin Board of REALTORS® show records in both home sales and prices, which could be good news, but it may also cause questions about the future of the market for potential buyers and sellers.

A staggering 247,931 homes were sold across the state in the first three quarters of 2016, with the median home price currently at $214,000 (a seven percent increase from this time last year). These statistics increase when it comes to Austin homes for sale. The median home price in the Austin-Round Rock area is at $279,900 (a 7.7 percent

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