Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

2018 Color of the Year!

Pantone has just announced its 2018 Color of the Year, and as far as house paint goes, it's quite breathtaking: Ultra Violet. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.


“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.


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Austin No. 9 In The Country For Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Austin is the ninth best city in America when it comes to keeping New Year's resolutions, according to a study by WalletHub. The study took several categories of holding resolutions and ranked 182 cities around the country.

The four categories WalletHub measured were health, school and work, finances and bad habits. Each city was ranked in each category, resulting in a final score. They measured rankings by exploring how easy it is to keep or break resolutions in each city.

If a city has very few gyms, for example, their score for holding true to health-related resolutions is lower. Austin did well in that category, coming in No. 28.

Austin came in No. 60 for ease of keeping financial resolutions, third in the school and work category and No. 57 in getting rid of those bad habits.

School and work played a big role...

Hottest Interior Design and Decor Elements you'll see in 2018!

Are you decorating a new home or just looking to spruce up your home in the New Year? Here is a list of the hottest design and decor trends that are sweeping homes moving into 2018, courtesy of realtor.com.

1. Bold Colors

"Dipping a room in a dramatic shade like midnight navy, eggplant, or charcoal is a fun way to embrace a deep, rich color, and the result is deliciously inviting,” says Elissa Morgante, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects in Illinois.

2. Mixed Metallics

A few years back, mixing metals was a total no-no. But experts now agree that today’s homeowners want more than simple one or two copper or brass fixtures. To warm up the industrial feel of some metals, pair them with a natural stone like...

The Cain Team Awarded High Honors in PT50 Awards

We are very proud for our team to be honored by Platinum Top 50 as a Centurion Award Winner and Platinum Top 50 Real Estate Team! This is the most coveted award as it recognizes production, industry involvement, community involvement, and educational achievements. 

This is the eight-time our team has received an accolade from this prestigious award-giving body. The commitment of the Cain Team to provide a world-class real estate experience will continue and excel in the coming years. We are truly honored and humbled to accept this award, we look forward to what we can accomplish in 2018!

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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Week Three

Christmas in exactly ONE WEEK AWAY! Take a break from all the holiday shopping and enjoy some time with the family at one of these amazing activities full of Christmas cheer! From twinkling lights to parades, gingerbread houses, live music, theatre, ice skating and more — the holidays in Austin are full of wonderful family events to celebrate the season! 

1.  Zilker Holiday Tree
Tree on Display through Dec. 31, 6 p.m. – 12 midnight
Take a spin under this holiday tree and enjoy hot drinks and snacks from food vendors on-site. It’s an Austin tradition!

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Round Rock and Central Austin Open Houses

Happy Friday!

We trust you are loving our Christmas Event and Activity blog series, although, there are a few 'can't-miss' events we forgot to mention. We have two amazing OPEN HOUSES this Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 pm. These homes are sure to go fast as they are great properties just waiting for a family to make them their own. Read more about these amazing properties below, see you Saturday!

4216 Columbine Drive

$419,997 | 2,747 Sq.Ft | 3 Beds | 3 Baths

Beautiful and spacious estate in the popular Preston Oaks community. Enjoy dining,...

Winter Referral Program!

To celebrate the giving spirit of the holiday season, your friends at Cain Realty Group want to offer something special! 
We are now offering 50 EXTRA Cain Keys for every home buying or home selling referral completed on Cain Club. This activity is regularly 100 Cain Keys, be sure to get those extra points while you can! This deal will end January 31st.
Click here to submit a referral now!
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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Week Two

Welcome back to week 2 of our Holiday Fun blog series!

Last week we gave you tons of events and activities to kick off the best time of the year and this week we are back again! Enjoy the cool weather with some outdoor fun and Holiday cheer with our list of seven things to do this upcoming week! 

1. AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS 2017

The 53rd annual Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B has been announced for Saturday, Dec. 9 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 23. 
Calendars for ticket availability and online ticket purchases will be available at www.AustinTrailofLights.org.

2. Storytime with Mrs. Claus 

FREE
The Arboretum - Monday,...

Amazing Four Bedroom Steiner Ranch Open House

Join us this Saturday, December 9th, from 1-4 pm for an Open House located in the luxurious Steiner Ranch community!

13221 Coleto Creek Trail

$749,997 | 4,363 Sq.Ft. | 4 Bed | 4 Bath

Gorgeous home in a desirable gated community. It offers a large covered patio & deck areas that provide ample space to enjoy the hill country and lake views. Master on the main, office, game room, formal dining room, large bedrooms, welcoming foyer and amazing living dwellings are just some of the things this home has to offer. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with HUGE island, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Many amenities and award-winning schools.

13221 Coleto...

New Cain Club Prize Available!

In order to continue providing value to our clients, past clients, and neighbors we have made an addition to our collection of amazing prizes available for redemption on Cain Club! 

Secure your home this winter with a Home Re-key service with up to 6 new locks courtesy of the Cain Team, installed by Mr. Re-key!  Complete simple tasks and activities to rack up those points, and for only 180 Cain Keys this amazing prize can be yours! 

Complete tasks as easy as sharing a Facebook post, reviewing our team, and inviting friends to join in on the fun. Head on over to our activities section to start earning those points!

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Keller Williams Rated #1 Company to Work for in 2018

It is no secret the amazing culture that comes with being in partnership with Keller Williams. When you choose to join Keller Williams, you join forces with the most dynamic real estate company in the world. It is obvious why Forbes just rated KW as the happiest company to work for in 2018! 

"Keller Williams Realty takes the top spot. The Austin, Texas company has 175,000 agents across more than 900 metro areas and claims to be the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. A Keller Williams Realty employee wrote on CareerBliss.com, “One of the greatest benefits is how our company promotes from within. All employees are encouraged and supported to be in control of their growth and career paths.”"

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.

1. Demand IS Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains to stay consistent and strong throughout the majority of the country. Most of the buyers are readily able to purchase and are look right now! Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed to maintain a normal housing market. This means that there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number...

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family This Week!

There is always fun to be had in the Austin Area, especially during the Holidays! With tons of options, where does one even begin? Christmas is our favorite time of the year, so we wanted to make it easy for you! Each week we will have a new list of fun holiday activities for your family to attend!

1. Zilker Holiday Tree

12/4 | 6 pm - 12 pm

Enjoy local entertainment, food, live music and more at the annual lighting of the Zilker Tree, which stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs – totaling 3,309 lights.

November 27 – December 31, 6 pm – 12 midnight, tree on display nightly. REMINDER – on Trail of Lights Nights the area roads will be closed as thousands visit the Trail of Lights. If you are planning to visit the Holiday Tree itself, make sure to plan around those nights.

Hot New Listing: Quaint 3 Bedroom Austin Home For Sale

10621 Denell Circle 

$279,997 | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,808 Sq.Ft

Cain Realty Group is proud to announce our newest listing in the greater Austin area! This quaint Austin home sits on a large, lush, and green lawn with a private shed and is located near a serene, lazy-flowing creek. A brick fireplace is tucked into the living room, adding to the home's welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen is spacious and lined with light-wood cabinetry and includes a built-in oven and flat top stove. Natural light floods the home through its many windows, including the kitchen's massive bay window.

To learn more about this amazing new property, click here!

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