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Austin A Top City for Jobs in 2014

Image Courtesy Gayle LindgrenOnce again, Austin has made one of the top spots on a “best of” list. In this case, the list of the best cities in the U.S. for jobs in 2014. Placing third out of 398 current metropolitan statistical areas, Austin scored highly specifically for it’s job growth rate of 4.1% in 2013 alone and a whopping 13.7% from 2008 to 2013. That made Austin the top Texas city on the list, besting fifth place Houston (3.0% growth rate in 2013) and tenth place Dallas (2.8% job growth in 2013).

According to a report on the list on ...

Improved Graduation Rates Give Austin Students a Boost in Urban Real Estate Areas


973 more AISD seniors graduated ready for college in 2012 than in 2007According to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Education Progress Report for the school district, Austin ISD graduation rates have increased from 74.3 percent in 2008 to an all-time high of 82.5 percent in 2012. The increase indicates improved quality of education, which in turn will lead to greater opportunity for students in Austin’s urban neighborhoods.

AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said it is a “troubling” time for the nation in terms of
public education, and urban education is at the...

For New College Grads, Austin is a Top Pick for Starting a Career

Austin real estate is a great choice for college grads.Since the Great Recession, college grads have been entering the workforce burdened with debt and challenged by a widespread scarcity of available jobs. To make the transition from college life to real life a little less difficult, Livability.com has compiled a list of U.S. cities that provide the most ideal environments for college grads to start out after school. Austin took the third spot on the list of 10 best cities for new college grads.  

Livability.com gauged each U.S. metro area based on factors such as the number of 25- to 34-year-olds living in each city,...

Many UT Graduate School Programs Rank High on Best School List

Many UT Graduate School Programs Rank High on New Best School ListMany UT Graduate School programs have ranked high on a new Best Graduate Schools List recently released by U.S. News and World Report. For this 2015 edition of the report, multiple UT schools were classified in the top 15 of their respective categories, including the schools of business, engineering, law, geosciences and education. The University of Texas' school of accounting program for graduate students scored the top spot in its group. 

The rankings used data such as GRE scores, faculty/student ratios, and job placement as well as academic ratings and research disbursements to base conclusions for the list. Approximately 30 graduate school programs are now included...

Texas Ranks as Top State for Women Who Are Self-Employed

Texas ranks as a top state for women who are self-employed, according to a new report by the Center for Women in Business, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  

Texas came in second on the list, with 44.5 percent self-employed workers being female. Oregon came in at the number one spot with 45.5 percent. Of the top 10 ranked, only 3 states, including Texas, were not located in the Western portion of the country. 

Other states ranking high on the list included Washington, Utah, Nevada, Delaware, and Maryland. States that ranked low included Mississippi, Arkansas and North Dakota, which ranged from 31.2 percent to 27.9 percent. 

According to the report, women-owned businesses have increased at 1.5 times the rate of male-owned businesses....

The Cain Team April 2014 First Friday Event

Cain Realty Group April 2014 First Friday EventCain Realty Group with Austin Keller Williams Realty is excited to announce that our next First Friday Client Appreciation Happy Hour Event will be this Friday, April 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Abuelo's off Mopac and 360 near the Barton Creek Mall. Don't forget to RSVP to get in on all the fun!

Every first Friday of the month, Cain Realty Group hosts a Happy Hour event to say thank you to our valued clients and friends. Each event includes complimentary appetizers, drinks, and more! This month, our happy hour client appreciation event is co-sponsored by Silvia Ward of United Lending.  

Join us this Friday for delicious drinks and appetizers. Plenty of free parking is available, and we can't wait to see you there. Please feel...