Austin Real Estate Top Choice for Single-Family Home Investors
HomeVestors, a Dallas-based real estate business, has ranked Austin the number one market in the U.S. for single-family home investors. The list appears in a recent post on the Austin Business Journal website. Although several other cities ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on December 30, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Real Estate in Austin Ranks Highly for City Livability
Living in the Live Music Capital of the World comes pretty easily to Austinites. But how does Austin real estate fare in a comparison to the other great metropolitan areas of the country in terms of livability? A non-biased analysis done by Vocativ, ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on December 9, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Area Real Estate Booming in 3rd Fastest-Growing City in America
Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Austin’s population boom since 2000 has earned it the title of third fastest-growing big city in the nation. The increase is a 27.4% rise in the population count that was recorded in 2000. ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on December 4, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Bergstrom Rated as one of the Best Airports in the U.S. and Canada
Travel-happy residents of Austin can take some added pride in their city now that Austin-Bergstrom International has been deemed one of the least-frustrating airports in the U.S and Canada. Bloomberg, a major global provider of 24-hour financial ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on November 28, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Central Texas Loves Hispanic-Owned Businesses
For business-owners, there’s no better way to show support than to contribute to the businesses that you love. A recent study reveals that in Central Texas, Hispanic-owned business are being showered with love, which is showing up in ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on November 25, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Milken Institute Reveals Best Cities for Successful Aging: Austin Makes the Top 10
A brand new study on the best U.S. cities in which to age successfully was released by the Milken Institute this week. Austin made the top 10 rankings based on a broad set of factors. Unlike lists that name the best cities in which to retire, the ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on November 18, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Named Among the Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs
Millennials have been characterized for their idealism, optimism and innovation. The qualities that make them a unique generation also inspire many of them to become business owners. In fact, in 2011 alone, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on November 18, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin is 2nd Fastest Growing City for Families
With more and more people moving to Austin with their kids or giving birth to kids in Austin, it has become the 2nd fastest growing city in the country for families according to Forbes. The rankings were based on data on the changes in ...
Posted by Brian Cave on October 30, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin A Top City for Veterans, According to Study
USAA recently teamed up with Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative started in 2011 to help veterans and their spouses find jobs, and with Sperling’s Best Places, a website that rates the country’s best places to live. The group assessed ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on October 28, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Urban Land Institute Issues Best-Ever Assessment for Austin Real Estate
Over the past four years, Austin real estate has garnered strong forecasts in the Urban Land Institute’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” annual reports. The report is a summary of data collected from real estate investment experts ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on October 22, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin is #3 City in the Country for Kid Events & Activities
Website macaronikid.com was founded with two very specific goals: enrich communities and empower mom by connecting the libraries, schools, rec centers, community centers and all of the wonderful organizations and businesses that ...
Posted by Brian Cave on October 13, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
One Side of a Great Divide: Austin’s Economy Draws Strength from its Families
The Great Migration
A great divide is developing in the U.S. due to a migration of families from large, expensive metropolitan areas to smaller, suburban regions. The divide is illustrated in a recent Forbes report that lists out the U.S. cities ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on September 11, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin’s Rocket-Ride to Economic Supremacy Graphed
There surely isn’t a person in Austin who questions that this is far and away the best city in the state. Support of that sentiment has come in the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Economic Indicators report. Journalist Colin Pope ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on September 9, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Round Rock One of the Cheapest Places to Live, according to Kiplinger
Affordable housing in an area that boasts high incomes isn’t easy to come by. In the Austin metro area, however, there are great options that are seeing newcomers arrive in droves. Lured by large paychecks and affordable living, migrants are ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on September 5, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Outside Magazine Names Austin As One of the Top Ten Big Cities For Active Families
Outside magazine looked at the following to determine what big cities are best for active families: cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18, affordability, health, and access to large urban parks, trail networks, ...
Posted by Brian Cave on August 26, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Food Truck on Bon Appetit's Top 10 New Restaurants for 2014
In the backyard of Wonderland Bar in East Austin, you will find Bon Appetit's #8 best restaurant of 2014. Thai-Kun is a food truck owned and operated by Chef Thai Changthong co-owner Paul Qui that serves Thai food with a ...
Posted by Brian Cave on August 25, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Moves to #3 from #19 on Forbes 'America's Coolest Cities'
Forbes magazines' latest research of entertainment options per capita in metro areas around the United States put Austin on the list as the 3rd coolest city. Austin has always been known for its music. However lately there have been many ...
Posted by Brian Cave on August 8, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Fastest Houses in the West: Austin Real Estate Selling Faster than in Any other U.S. City
California-based ZipRealty Inc.(Nasdaq: ZIPR), an online real estate brokerage and research company, analyzed numbers from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). They released their findings which showed residential real estate is selling faster in ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on July 28, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Texas ahead of game in 'smart' homes
According to a recent article in the Austin Business Journal, Accenture Consulting has determined from research that Texas is a head of the game in "smart" homes. Smart homes are homes that use technology and other sources to help cut cost in ...
Posted by Brian Cave on July 14, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014
Austin Cuisine Helps Texas Rank Near the Top for Best Food in the U.S.!
According to the website Thrillist, Texas ranks #2 in the country for best food. Texas' ranking mainly due to the food found in the Austin area. You can see the full list here.
According to the Thrillist website, "We're a quick, free, daily ...
Posted by Brian Cave on July 10, 2014 in Austin Accolades 2014