Austin-area home prices reach all-time high, home sales set record for March 2015 AUSTIN, Texas – April 21, 2015 – Austin-area single-family home prices hit an all-time high, while single-family home sales volume set a record for the month of March according to the March 2015 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Barb Cooper, 2015 President of Continue Reading
Austin – January 2015 Home Sales Rise
Austin-area home prices hit all-time high for January, home sales rise in January 2015 Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for January 2015 AUSTIN, Texas – February 20, 2015 – The Austin-area housing market started the year strong in January 2015, with single-family home prices reaching Continue Reading
Living in a State of well-being …
What happens when Gallup interviews more than 176,000 U.S. adults across all 50 states, conducted from January to December 2014 in the following five essential areas of well-being? Add all the scores up and you get a Well-Being Index; the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has released their 2014 results for the best (& worst) well-being states (The Oxford English dictionary describes Continue Reading
Is Austin in a Bubble ? …. Nope!
Is Austin in a Bubble ? .... Nope! - By Shonda Novak - American-Statesman Staff Is Austin in a Bubble ? Online real estate site Trulia recently issued a report saying that the Austin metro areas has the most overvalued home prices in the country. That has drawn the ire of local housing market experts and real estate agents, who say Trulia just has it plumb wrong. In Trulia’s latest Continue Reading
Austin unemployment drops below 4 percent!
Austin's unemployment rate dropped sharply in April. That's great news for Austin economic strength and those seeking work, but troublesome for recruiters trying to fill empty posts... Will we see more out of state recruiting? Austin needs you! Original article by Michael Theis - Digital Editor- Austin Business Journal Austin unemployment drops below 4 percent! Pressure is on hiring Continue Reading
The Top 5 U.S. Cities That Are Driving the Future – Austin Number One!
The Top 5 U.S. Cities That Are Driving the Future (a third of the top 12 are from Texas…..) Original article from Business Insider 01/07/2014 The American economy is being reshaped by the booming industries of technology and energy, according to new rankings by the Milken Institute. In the 2013 rankings of America's best performing cities, 13 cities defined by Milken as tech hubs made it into Continue Reading
Texas is the Best State for Business 2013
original article by JP Donlon, ChiefExecutive.net Texas ranked #1 overall in the following three categories: Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State of Texas GDP • % Growth ’10-’11: 3.3 • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 1.8 Unemployment in Texas • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: Continue Reading
The Top 50 Barbecue (BBQ) Joints in Texas! Austin has #1!
The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas! by Texas Monthly Staff, Tue May 14, 2013 5:15 pm The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints UPDATE: If you follow @TMBBQ's Twitter account (and if you're reading this, you should), then you'll know that the best joint in the state is Franklin Barbecue. Rounding out the rest of the Top 4, in alphabetical order: Louie Mueller Barbecue, in Taylor; Continue Reading