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Home Sales Rebound In February

Austin-area single-family home sales increased nearly 3% in February 2016 compared to the same month last year. The median single-family home price also increased 8.0 percent, according to the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR). Here are all of the  February 2016 Austin area home statistics: 1,783 – Single-family homes sold, 2.9 percent more than February 2015. $269,900 – Median […]

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Traffic Crawls & Austin Sprawls – Deals With Growing Pains

According to KXAN TV, over 400,000 people settled in Texas from July 2014 to July 2015 in the state’s four largest metro areas: Houston: The Woodlands and Sugar Land Dallas: Fort Worth and Arlington Austin: Round Rock San Antonio: New Braunfels The Austin metro area has been one of the fastest growing in the country […]

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High 5 Lakeway!

  Lakeway has a new entertainment venue, located in the Oaks at Lakeway shopping center, where the showcase HEB opened last fall. The High 5 is furnished in mid-century modern style and includes 28 bowling lanes, a video game arcade and laser tag arena.  In addition, there is a full-service restaurant, a separate bar and […]

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Home Sales Dip Slightly in January

Austin-area single-family home sales dropped slightly in January 2016 compared to the same month the year before, according to the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR), while the median home price increased. Here are all of the  January 2016 Austin area home statistics: 1,459 – Single-family homes sold, 1.9 percent less than January 2015. $254,999 – Median price […]

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SXSW 2016 Opens March 11

Each March for 29 years the South By Southwest Conferences and Festival has taken over the Capital City. SXSW showcases new music, film and digital media as well and offers hundreds of industry-related seminars, discussions, workshops and meetings. Getting registered and obtaining a badge are essential first steps in accessing any part of this wildly […]

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Red Hot Company Makes Austin “Cooler”

Founded ten years ago by brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders, Yeti Coolers, LLC has become famous for its containers that keep food and beverages continually icy cold or piping hot – and that come with huge price tags. ($199.99 – $1,299.99). Now Yeti is reportedly expanding in Southwest Austin and is currently preparing new offices […]

Austin Real Estate 1 City in US for Young Families

Austin #1 City in US for Young Families

Austin has made the top spot on ValuePenguin’s most family-friendly cities list. The personal finance website analyzed 156 cities in several categories, including education/environment, working parents, outdoor activities, real estate, safety and healthcare. Austin’s highest individual score was for education/environment (3rd).  For working parents, Austin ranked 10th, thanks to a thriving economy and low divorce […]