Monthly Archives: May 2011

Why a Texas boom?

According to an article released this week by the Austin Business Journal, Texas added 732,800 jobs since 2001.  The next closest state was Arizona with 92,000 jobs added over the same period.  According to the article only 19 states even … Continue reading

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How to buy investment property in today’s boom

While most would think that tight credit markets would lower the value of investment properties and make room for some solid deals to surface, the increasing occupancy rates and rent have actually caused the opposite effect on Austin real estate.  … Continue reading

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AT&T Announces Hot Spots Along Sixth Street

AT&T announced Friday May 7th the launch of a new AT&T hotzone in Austin, Texas.  The hotzone will provide quick Wi-Fi along Sixth Street reaching all the way from block 100 to block 600 which is from I35 to Congress … Continue reading

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Plan for the Future of Downtown Austin

Last week the Austin American Statesman featured an article describing the plan development over the next 10 years in downtown Austin.   The plan calls breaks downtown into 9 districts each with their own goals for future Austin development.  Key … Continue reading

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Deregulation of Austin Energy: The Right Choice?

Austin Energy has long been the only service provider for almost 1 million residents that live with in its 437 square mile service area. Debate has surfaced in the recent years on whether or not to provide Austin residents with … Continue reading

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2nd Street’s Newest Addition: Violet Crown Cinema

Austin’s second street district offers a unique lifestyle set out by the visionaries of Austin’s new Downtown Plan. With retail, living, restaurant, and office, the 2nd street district offers urban amenities accessible to compliment today’s city dweller. The Downtown Austin … Continue reading

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Rental Rates Expected to Rise in 2011

The average rent prices in Austin, Texas are expected to increase by 4 percent in 2011 according to Marcus and Millichap, a California-based real estate analysis firm.  In 2010, 2,900 rental units were constructed in the city.  This year, that … Continue reading

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