Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

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 the number of 5 to 14 year olds since 2000. This is not surprising as Austin was also recently named the number 3 city to educate, entertain and exhaust your kids.

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DRIFTWOOD HOME FOR SALE | 225 SOUTHERN SUNSET CV #C | MLS# 4634089

225 Southern Sunset Cove

Stunning energy efficient estate quietly nestled on a 1 acre paradise.  This home features an open floor plan with a dream kitchen that is perfect for entertaining.  With African Ebony hand scraped wood floors, exotic granite counter tops, and elegant lighting, no expense has been spared.  Step outside to a paradise rarely seen in this price point.  The $60,000+ outdoor transformation includes an outdoor kitchen, multiple outdoor living areas, 32 new trees, outdoor lighting and electrical, high quality 12x16 storage shed, cozy firepit, elegantly lined walking paths and so much more.  All with award winning schools and close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment!

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HOME FOR SALE IN STEINER RANCH | 3512 GRIMES RANCH RD | MLS# 6897827

3512 Grimes Ranch Rd

Stunning 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, open floor plan home with over $25k of recent upgrades.  The kitchen has cherry wood cabinets and granite countertops with a breakfast room and formal dining room off of it. The master bedroom, family room and game room have in wall speakers for when you are relaxing or entertaining.  Master bedroom is downstairs away from the four bedrooms and game room upstairs with a spectacular master bath with a double vanity, trim-less shower and separate tub great for bubble baths.  The backyard is a private retreat with its easy to care for zero-scape layout and outdoor patio!

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Urban Land Institute Issues Best-Ever Assessment for Austin Real Estate


Austin's real estate market is looking excellent for 2015Over 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 around the world. It’s prepared in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. In 2015, Austin real estate has been ranked as the country’s second-best real estate market.

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Austin Dogtoberfest 2014

Looking for something to do with your dogs this weekend in Austin? Check out the annual Dogtoberfest at the Domain. Dogtoberfest is an Austin based, non-profit organization, created for the purpose of instilling awareness about dog rescue, as well as raising much needed moneys for local dog rescue organizations. The event is an opportunity for you and your dog to enter the weiner dog race, canine costume contest or have a family photo taken with your pooch at the Whole Foods Pet Potrait booth! Here are the full details of the event.

Photo Courtsey of  Nicole Mlakar Photography

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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 create programming and fun for kids and families with local families. So while doing their research based on a per capita basis they selected 50 cities to rank. Austin came in as the #3 top city for kid activities! Here is the full list!

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HOME FOR SALE IN LEGEND OAKS | 6430 IRA INGRAM DRIVE | MLS#8014392

6430 Ira Ingram DriveThis beautiful home was thoughtfully finished with storage & outdoor entertainment in mind! Updates include custom elfa shelving in utility room, garage & all closets, Nest thermostats, granite counters, tankless gas water-heater, hardwood floors, soft close drawers & more! The spacious master has 2 walk-in closets & remodeled bath. Awesome yard with full outdoor kitchen plus advanced irrigation system & weather station to keep landscaping beautiful. Great schools, close to shopping, dining & entertainment with easy access to Downtown!

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Looks like Austinites are moving to the suburbs while transplants are moving to Travis County.

With all the out-of-state people moving to the Austin area and buying homes, where are the current Austin residents moving? According to Austin Business Journal reporter Jan Buchholz, it looks like they are moving the suburbs with Williamson County seeing the most new comers. Buchholz dug deep into the Relocation Report and came across some interesting findings. To see what she found, click HERE.

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