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Entries from May 2011

Why a Texas boom?

May 27th, 2011

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 reported gaines and the biggest loser was California which lost 632,000+ jobs over the same […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Job Market · Austin Real Estate · Austin Rental Property

How to buy investment property in today’s boom

May 26th, 2011

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.  Finding a good investment is difficult because property owners are reaping the benefits of ownership […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Investment Property · Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Market

Austin’s Small Businesses Drive the Real Estate Market

May 18th, 2011

Austin has recently been ranked top seat in small business vitality by the American City Business Journals. With a business friendly infrastructure, healthy residents and a stronger economy than many other cities nation-wide, Austin has been compared to Silicon Valley. Though large corporations have brought their business and jobs to the Austin Market, small businesses […]

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Tags: Austin businesses · Austin Home Search

Austin Home Values Stronger than National Average

May 11th, 2011

Zillow.com’s new report states that the Austin Real Estate Market has faired better than the national average. Austin Real Estate home values have risen by 4.2 percent, a stark contrast to home prices nationally which have dropped three percent. Austin’s economy has kept the Austin real estate housing market strong. The city’s 50,000 students, high […]

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AT&T Announces Hot Spots Along Sixth Street

May 9th, 2011

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 Avenue.  Now Austinites and visitors will be able to enjoy the pleasure of having instant […]

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Tags: Austin businesses · Austin Home Search · Austin Real Estate Market