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The Cain Team Awarded at Austin Keller Williams SWMC Awards Ceremony 2014

Cain Realty Group Awarded at Austin Keller Williams SWMC Awards Ceremony 2014This Monday, Cain Realty Group attended the 2014 Keller Williams Awards Ceremony for the Southwest Market Center. The team brought home several different awards. This was the first year for Cain Realty Group to be recognized in the team category with two licensed agents from the 2013 calendar year. 

Cain Realty Group placed at the top for teams at the SWMC in several categories. Cain Realty Group was awarded third place for Top Listing Units Taken in the team division. The real estate team also placed second for both the Top Closed Units and Top Closed Volume divisions. 

Cain Realty Group also received the Platinum...

JUST LISTED: NORTH AUSTIN CONDO 7800 Northcrest #209 MLS# 7440819

Just Listed: North Austin Condo 7800 Northcrest Blvd #209 MLS# 7440819JUST LISTED: NORTH AUSTIN CONDO 7800 Northcrest Blvd #209  MLS# 7440819

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This lovely two story condo is just what you are looking for. The cozy living area is warmed with a fire place. The convenient kitchen and dining room look out to the patio with its manicured, quaint backyard. The main level includes a half bath, and upstairs...

Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in Review (February 25, 2014)

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: https://www.cainrealtygroup.com/sell/market-snapshot/

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2013)

For February 16, 2014 - February 22, 2014
New listings are up 0.60% from 1 year ago.
Pendings are up this week 3.53%
Solds are up ...

Austin Named the Fastest Growing City in U.S. by Forbes for 4th Consecutive Year

Austin Named the Fastest Growing City in the U.S. by Forbes for 4th Consecutive YearAccording to a recent report, the Capital City hasn't slowed down at all in 2014. Austin was named the fastest growing city in the U.S. by Forbes for the 4th consecutive year. This comes as no surprise to many living in the city, as an estimated 110 people move here each day, according to local demographer Ryan Robinson.

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Forbes reports that Austin's economy grew 5.88 percent...

Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in Review (February 18, 2014)

Austin Real Estate Market 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: https://www.cainrealtygroup.com/sell/market-snapshot/

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2013)

For February 9, 2014 - February 15, 2014
New listings are down 0.60% from 1 year ago.
Pendings are up this week 2.74%
Solds are up 6.78%

As for Average Prices:  (compared...

Austin Technology Employees Among Highest Paid in the Country

Austin Technology Employers Among Highest Paid in the CountryAustin's technology industry employees are among the highest paid in the country, according to a recent report released by Forbes. 

According to the report, Austin techies earned an average of $92,000 last year, which was a 3 percent increase from the previous year. In the report, Austin ranked the 10th best city for highest paid jobs in the technology industry. The area is home to many major tech industry employers, including Dell, AMD, Apple, IBM, AT&T and Freescale to name a few. 

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Over 100 Newcomers per Day Fuel the Austin Real Estate Market


Have you ever wondered how many people move to Austin on a daily basis? It’s pretty common
knowledge that the city is growing rapidly, which is contributing greatly to Austin's amazing real estate market. With more people entering the city, the demand for homes for sale increases, too. We know that 
over 1,500 homes were sold in January, setting a record for our real estate market. Yet the number of new people we’re adding to our population on a daily basis hasn’t been nailed down until now.

At an annual meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, Austin demographer Ryan Robinson reported that the city is getting 110 net arrivals per day. The figure factors in the amount of people who leave, which is relatively few.

Robinson went on to state that ...

Austin's Top Mexican Food Restaurants 2014

Austin's Top Mexican Food Restaurants 2014The team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty has compiled a list of what we feel are the top Mexican Restaurants in Austin, Texas. We've included places that will fit everyone's budget, ranging from upscale dining to fast food.  Whether you are a true born and bred local Austinite, a recent transplant new to the area, or perhaps just in town for a few days, we have you covered on where to go for the best tacos and margaritas in town! 

Fonda San Miguel- This upscale restaurant features authentic interior Mexican cuisine. Once you arrive to this North Austin eatery, you feel as if you have been transported to Central Mexico. The ambience...

Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in Review (February 13, 2014)

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: https://www.cainrealtygroup.com/sell/market-snapshot/

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2013)

For February 2, 2014 - February 8, 2014
New listings are up 5.04% from 1 year ago.
Pendings are up this week 4.19%
Solds are up ...

Austin Unemployment Rate Drops Even More

Austin Unemployment Rate Dips Even MoreThe unemployment rate in Austin has dropped even more as 2,300 new jobs were added to the city in December 2013. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the unemployment rate is now down to and unadjusted rate of 4.5 percent. 

In December 2012, the local unemployment rate was at 5 percent. In the past year, over 27,000 jobs have been added to the Austin market. 

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Austin's new unemployment rate is a full 2 percentage points under the national average of the 6.5 percent unadjusted rate. The future looks bright as well, as even more jobs are comming to Austin during 2014. Athenahealth...

Texas Ranked Top State in Exports for International Trade

Texas Ranked Top State in Exports for International TradeTexas ranked first in exports for international trade Governor Rick Perry announced this past week that Texas ranked the number one spot for exports in international trade in the country. This is the twelfth year in a row that Texas had ranked at the top of this list, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Texas exported over $279 billion in revenue during 2013. This is a 5.4% increase in revenue from 2012. The state of California also had a large increase in revenue this past year by $6.4 billion. 

Other states that ranked high in the country for international trade include Washing, New York and Kentucky. 

Texas has such a firm...

Austin Named Top City in U.S. for Valentine's Dinner Date

Austin Named Top City in U.S. for Valentine's Dinner DateWith Valentine's Day around the corner, many procrastinators may be scrambling to set plans for this coming Friday. Good news for those in the Capital City, as Austin has been named one of the top cities in the U.S. for a Valentine's dinner date, according to real estate website Trulia.

Austin made it into the top 10 list of great cities for Valentine's Day dining. Trulia used factors such as the density of restaurants and bars within cities across the country, and then also included elements of romance such as "how exciting, romantic, delicious and interesting the bars scenes are."  

Austin was given credit for the numerous live music venues that populate the city of a variety of entertainment...

2014 Valentine's Day Activities in Austin

2014 Valentine's Day Activities in AustinValentine's Day is fast approaching, and Cain Realty Group is here to help! From treats to retreats, we have tons of great ideas to help you plan your perfect 2014 Valentine's Day activities in Austin. 

February 14th may be one of the busiest nights of the year for the restaurant industry. Many eateries in the area require reservations for Valentine's Day; however, there are a few that do not require advance notice. If you aren't so great with advance planning, the team at Cain Realty Group recommends Gumbo's (fantastic Cajun cuisine with several locations in the Austin area), Chez Nous (French dinning located in downtown Austin), or ...

Congrats Freddie and Madison! Welcome to Your New Home in Dripping Springs!

Congrats Lawrence and Madison on Your New Dripping Springs HomeCongratulations Freddie and Madison on your new home in Dripping Springs! Cain Realty Group is happy to help these great clients buy a wonderful ranch just West of Austin.

More Dripping Springs Homes For Sale

Freddie and Madison recently purchased this fantastic 3/2 home in Dripping Springs. The home is over 1,400 square feet and features hard tile and carpet, a cozy fireplace, a private drive and separate garage, and a huge 5.5 acre lot with tons of matures oaks, a spacious covered deck, and multiple barns on the property. This tranquil property is only minutes away from downtown Dripping Springs.

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Austin Real Estate Market Statistics Week in Review (February 4, 2014)

Austin Real Estate Market StatisticsIf 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: https://www.cainrealtygroup.com/sell/market-snapshot/

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2013)

For January 26, 2014 - February 1, 2014
New listings are the same as 1 year ago.
Pendings are down this week 8.74%
Solds are down 3.78%
 

As for Average Prices:  (compared...