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Austin Economy Named on Most International List in New Study

Austin Economy Named on Most International ListThe Austin economy was named on a Most International List in the country by a recent study released by Brookings Institution. The study evaluated economies of other cities in the nation based on statistics from 2010. 

The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area ranked ninth in percentage of international trade share, according to the report. Austin came in at 22.3 percent. Houston was the only other Texas city to make the list and ranked 5th in the country at 23.9 percent.

One main reason that Austin has such high international trade compared to others cities across the country include the city's technology industry involvement. Austin is home to many tech and electronic...

New Report Estimates Austin to Have Top Growing Metro Economy for 2013-2014

New Report Estimates Austin to Have Top Growing Metro Economy for 2013-2014A new report estimates that Austin will have the top growing metro economy from 2013 to 2014. This report was created for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and was compiled by international forecasting and information company IHS Global Insights. 

This new report projects that the Austin-Round Rock- San Marcos area will increase the region's gross metropolitan product by 5.9 percent in the next year. The GMP equals the total value of services and goods in a metro area. It's projected that the Austin area's value will grow from $103.2 billion to $109.3 billion.

Of the 363 metro...

The Cain Team Christmas Party 2013

Cain Realty Group Christmas Party 2013Join us for a Cain Realty Group Christmas Party! For our next First Friday, we would like to say thank you to our valued clients and friends with a special Holiday Season celebration at our office. Please stop in and check out our beautiful new office suite. Our happy hour event will include complimentary appetizers and desserts, drinks, raffle prizes, and more. 
Mark your calendars to celebrate with us on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Keller Williams Southwest Market Center located at 1801 South Mopac, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78746. Please RSVP to our First Friday Happy Hour by registering at the link below.

Austin Ranks High for Top Commercial Real Estate Markets

Austin Ranked High for Top Commercial Real Estate MarketsAustin has been ranked as one of the top commercial real estate markets in the country, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. The UIL recently published the Emerging Trends in Real Estate review for 2014 to coincide with its annual conference that took place in Chicago this November. 

Austin ranked 7th on the list. The report gave props to the capital city for strength in areas including employment growth, housing construction and opportunities for new business. Lower taxes combined with highly-trained employees also contribute to Austin's top ranking. 

The report claims that investors are now more willing to take higher risks...

Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in Review (November 11, 2013)

Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in ReviewIf you would like to know the Austin real estate market statistics for the exact area you live in or are looking to buy, check out this link:

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2012)

For November 3, 2013 - November 9, 2013
New listings are down this week less than 1%
Pendings are up this week 13.96%
Solds are up 54.15%

COMING SOON: NORTH AUSTIN 1020 Peggotty Place MLS# 8311790

1020 Peggotty Place MLS# 8311790COMING SOON in Northeast Austin - 1020 Peggotty Place MLS# 8311790

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Don't miss your chance at this affordable Northeast Austin home which features an in-law floor plan  with high ceilings, open kitchen, and spacious private back yard with green space. Interior features include stainless appliances, a large master suite with garden tub and walk-in closet,  cozy fireplace, hand-scraped wood floors and new carpet, as well as an open concept perfect for entertaining guests. Recent paint and roof. This property is conveniently located with easy access...

Austin Named A Top Energy-Efficient City

Austin Named a Top Energy Efficient CityRecently Austin was named a top energy-efficient city in the U.S., according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The Capital City placed 6th overall on the ranking. 

The ACEEE is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. The group conducts research and works to promote and advance energy efficiency through policies, investments, programs and technology. The ACEEE studied over 34 cities in the nation to compile their list, known as the City Energy-Efficiency Scorecard. Factors taken into consideration for the rankings include community initiatives, transportation, buildings, local government operations and energy water utilities public benefits programs. 


Austin Ranked Top Economy in Country

Austin Ranked Top Economy in CountryOnce again, Austin ranked the top economy in the country, according to The Business Journals' On Numbers. Austin seized the No. 1 spot on the list for many factors, including its steady job-creating power. 

Austin has held the top spot on the list for 8 out of 10 months during the current year. Only Oklahoma City and Provo, Utah briefly stole the crown from the Texas capital in 2013. The ranking consists of 102 major metropolitan areas that span the country. 

Austin received a total score of 83.9 of a possible 100 points. The ranking is based on 18 various economic factors including job growth, unemployment rate, worker earnings, and home value. 

The main reason Austin has remained...

Austin Named Top City for Veterans to Find Jobs

Austin Named Top City for Veterans to Find JobsAustin has been named a top city for veterans to find jobs, according to a recent USAA and Hiring Our Heroes study. Austin ranked the 5th top city in the country for U.S. veterans to find employment. 

Austin Homes for Sale

This study was conducted by research website Sperling's BestPlaces. This site is run by author and researcher Bert Sperling, and is often commissioned for research studies ranking us cities. Other Texas cities also ranked high on the list. Houston was the number 1 spot, and Dallas-Ft. Worth came in at second place. This is the second year in a row that Austin has ranked in the top 10...