Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

We are both proud and excited to announce The Cain Team is now Cain Realty Group!

We are both proud and excited to announce The Cain Team is now Cain Realty Group!  You can expect the same great service, commitment to doing what's right and passion for serving others that's driven us since 2006.  With this change comes some other monumental changes to our company that we are excited to share with you!

The cutting-edge technology we currently use to provide an exceptional service experience and a high-impact marketing punch will be even further enhanced in 2019.  We will continue to upgrade our systems and platforms as technology allows us to work more efficiently, smarter and faster.

In addition to our non-profit, Cain Cares, and our rewards program, Cain Club, we now officially have our own Client Concierge Director and program.  This means the level of service, care and value we provide while working with clients can be extended well beyond a home buying or home selling transaction. ...

Austin Placed 8th on List of the Safest Metro Cities in America

Moving to a big city can be frightening, there are many unknown people and greater opportunity for crime. In a recent study done by safewise, Austin placed 8th on a list of the safest metro cities in America! In 2017, Austin was ranked 26th. Austin has upped its game in public safety in the last year and continues to be more and more safe.

The population of Austin sits at approximately 950,000 and is only going to continue to rise. Even with this many people, the average “violent crimes” per 1,000 people sits at only 4. I don’t know about you, but this sounds much more appealing than Detroit, MI that has an average of 20.5 “violent crimes” for every 1,000 people.

Another statistic to look at is the “property crime” per 1,000 people. The average for Austin is right at 35 per 1,000 people. Not a bad number to be at considering cities like Memphis, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Oakland all sit above 50 per 1,000. Not the easiest places to feel...

Austin Makes the Top Ten List for “Best Foodie City in America”

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you have probably heard the term “Foodie” in conversations or on the internet. From rainbow bagels to sushi burritos, I am sure you are curious as to what people are talking about. According to The Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of a Foodie is:

a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads”.

Austin made the top ten list for “Best Foodie City in America” by a study done by Wallet Hub. If you have been around, you know that the restaurant scene in Austin has tremendously stepped its game up. With Korean BBQ, authentic Dim Sum, ice cream rolls, snow cones, and al the Mexican food you can dream of, you can see why Austin is the place to be.

One of the best parts about Austin is the brunch scene. Sunday is...

Secret Santa and More!

On Friday, Cain Realty Group spent the morning working and the afternoon playing! Before everyone jetted off to be with their family and friends over the holidays, Cain Realty Group wanted to celebrate the holidays together. The most exciting part of the day was that it was all a surprise!! Ricky and Kodikay planned an eventful afternoon…

We shut things down in the office at noon and headed out to the Cain’s home for some yummy treats and Christmas drinks! With still no clue where we were going, we got to our first location-lunch! We enjoyed queso and margaritas and chatted about our favorite Christmas traditions.

After lunch we piled into cars and headed over to Barton Creek Mall. We all gathered in the center of the mall waiting to be directed to our surprise when Kodikay passed out envelopes. Inside was money for each of us AND for a coworker. We were confused until we read the envelope…

“Roses are red, violets are blue,

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Austin Named Best City to Live in America Right Now

According to a study done by Money Magazine Austin is the best city to live in right now! Out of a list of the top ten, Austin was named THE best place to live at the number 1 spot on the list. If you need some more reasons to move to Austin here are some factoids that are sure to make you rethink your current living situation-

-          Average Family Income: $87,389

-          Median Home Price: $326,562

-          Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 10.9%

Not only is the job growth projected to grow by over 10%, but the unemployment rate sits below the national average at just 3%. The job growth projection is contributed from small businesses but more importantly the tech boom. Large tech corporations like Dell, IBM, and Amazon are the biggest employment opportunities....

Santa's Winter Wonderland!

This past weekend Santa flew down from the North Pole to spend time with the boys and girls in Travis Country. It’s incredibly important to Cain Realty Group to give back to the community and stay in touch with past clients. This weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to spread holiday cheer throughout Travis Country! Our 3rd annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland was a major success!  

We had special visits from Buddy the Elf and SANTA!! The room was set up so that everywhere you turned there was something to do. Take pictures with Santa, decorate your own ornament, write a letter to the North Pole, it truly felt like Santa’s Winter Wonderland.

Not only did we have fun activities for all the kids and adults, we also had tons of treats!! Kids had fun decorating Christmas cookies, eating fresh popcorn, and drinking yummy hot cocoa. Cain Realty Group was dressed like elves and spent the day helping children with all the fun little crafts and activities.

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Christmas with The Cain Team

With things only getting crazier towards the end of the year, this week we set aside some time to set up our office for Christmas! We wanted everyone to feel the warm and fuzzy feeling of the holidays. Simply hanging some Christmas lights and putting up a tree has already put the whole office in the holiday spirit.

Before everyone parts ways to visit their loved ones, Cain Realty Group has been working together to close out the year stronger than ever. Everyday we help each other achieve our personal and team goals. The holidays remind us of what is important and why we are doing what we do. Decorating and listening to Christmas hits while eating some sugar cookies really brought us together to appreciate one another!

Little Christmas treats like cookies and chocolates have been exchanged and with everyone nibbling on sweets, we understand that the holidays aren’t easy for everyone. We want to make sure everyone is using smile.amazon.com when purchasing through...

Austin Holiday Events

Looking for something to do with your significant other, family, friends, or pet? The holidays are officially here which means you are most likely in the party spirit, or looking for some holiday spirits... Lucky for you, we have created a calendar with all the fun events going on in the Austin area until the end of the year!

Our list includes some of the locals favorite’s like, Zilker Trail of Lights, Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, and Zach’s Theatre Santaland Diaries. We also wanted to include a list of events and occasions that are absolutely free!

We understand that for most the holidays can put a stress on...