Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

Monthly Market Updates with Ricky: February 2018

As first quarter comes to a close we are still seeing single-family home sales increase in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan. All signs are pointing towards another record year for home sales! Housing inventory levels are staying strong around 2.8 months, indicating it is still a HOT SELLERS MARKET. Remember, when housing inventory increases above 6 months this is the market naturally moving into what we consider to be a "balanced" market, which is vital for the long-term sustainability of our local economy. 
Housing prices still on the incline with the median of single-family houses up 9.1% in the city of Austin! Whether you are a buyer considering to make a move or a seller who is looking to preserve your equity, now is the time to explore your options in today's market! Call us today for a real-time assessment ...

Austin Makes List of Happiest Cities in the U.S

It's no secret, Austin is full of amazing people who love spreading goodness, and now WalletHub has confirmed it as one of the happiest cities in the U.S! WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. The study was based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. 

Austin ranked #21 Happiest City in the United States, beating out 181 other U.S. cities.


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The Cain Team Success Spotlight - March

At Cain Realty Group, we take our culture and our people extremely seriously. Ensuring our training/culture meets the needs of our individual team members is important to us. Join us as we highlight a new member of the team each month with Cain Realty Group Success Spotlight!

Travis kicks us off with our first video in this amazing series, and we can't wait for him to share his story! Get to know Travis and his success within our team through this month's Cain Team Success spotlight.

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Charming Cedar Park Home for Sale

136 Deer Run Dr. | $179,997 | 1,104 Sq.Ft | 3 Bed | 2 Bath

Charming three bedroom, two bathroom Cedar Park home for sale! This quaint home sits on a gently sloping yard that's filled with trees and gardens. Conveniently located between Austin and Bastrop, this property has a great location with a lot to offer homeowners. 

This home is located in Bastrop ISD with schools such as Cedar Creek Highschool and Bluebonnet Elementary. Click here to check out more photos of this charming North Austin home.

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Hot New Austin Listing

#HotNewListing

 11704 Quartz Circle | $299,997 | 2,130 Sq.Ft. | 5 Bed | 3 Bath

Tastefully remodeled home in established Anderson Mill community is privately situated on an estate sized cul-de-sac lot and is within walking distance to top-rated schools & popular parks & adventurous walking trails. Some of the many strikingly gorgeous updates include completely remodeled kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, new wood-like tile flooring, new carpeting in bedrooms & much more. This is not one to miss out on! ...

Join us for a South Austin Open House This Sunday!

Join us for an amazing South Austin Open House this Sunday, March 18th, from 2-4 PMThis beautiful home sits on a large corner lot, has a brand new roof and boasts a fantastic backyard with a gorgeous, established tree, granite countertops, and a lovely living space with fireplace. This home is cozy and inviting and the perfect place for you to call home! Convenient South Austin location! Don't miss this fantastic property! 

8770 Birmingham Dr. 

$249,997 | 1,563 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom

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FREE Austin, TX Relocation Guide

If you're relocating to Austin or anywhere in the greater Austin TX area, we'll be happy to send you a complimentary Austin relocation package.

Our relocation package has the latest information about area schools, restaurants, and attractions.

If you aren't sure where to start, begin with our comprehensive list of Austin TX neighborhoods and subdivisions.

Click here to sign up for a complimentary Austin Relocation guide.

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Local Burger Chain to Expand Out of Austin

P. Terry's Burger Stand has taken Austin by storm being a local fan favorite. The ever-popular burger joint has grown to 14 locations across Austin since it started in 2005. That number will increase to 15 in early summer, as a location opens north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin American-Statesmen reports.

As if 15 stores in 13 years isn't enough, P. Terry plans to open a 16th store just shy out Austin, in San Marcos, TX. The 5,763-foot restaurant will be open by the end of the year including two drive-thrus and an inside eatery. The location, on the site of a vacant Kobe Steakhouse that needs to be demolished.  San Marcos is home to Texas State University and is expected to be a great home for the new location. 

P. Terry is one to watch as we expect further growth to come from this chain. Terry's Tex-Mex concept, Taco...

Expensive Mistakes Homeowners Often Make

Maintaining your home is extremely costly and there are a ton of ways to save on the smaller projects that don't need as much attention. Are you spending extra money on unnecessary upkeep?  Here are the ten most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home. 

1. Using Traditional Light Bulbs

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home you could be throwing away a lot of money on an inflated electric bill. In its lifetime, an incandescent light bulb can use about $180, whereas as a CFL light bulb will only use $41 in the same time frame. If you really want to get cost savvy, go down to a LED bulb that will go down to $30 a month. 

2. Ignoring a leaky faucet

A leaky faucet is not a minor detail that you want to put on the...

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring

Are you second-guessing the right time to sell your house? Everyone is telling you Spring is the prime time to sell your home, but do they really know what they are talking about? We've got the answer you're looking for! Cain Realty Group takes pride in making the listing process smooth and seamless while offering jaw-dropping customer service. Take a look at 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring below, and click here to schedule a no-obligation home selling consultation!

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Austin Activities and Events - March

March is upon us and that means new exciting activities and events to enjoy with the whole family! Here is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Austin area events for the month of March.

March 8th: Movies in the Park - Moana @ Ramsey Park

7PM

Kick off the 2018 Movies in the Park season with a showing of Moana at Ramsey Park! Bring a blanket and come hungry, because food trucks will be at each movie this year. (FREE)

March 9th: Hook Free Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema

Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends and enjoy this special screening of Hook.

Come as early as 6:30 pm to explore Community First! Village, pick your...