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Steven and Lara Home Buying and Home Selling Testimonial

Steven and Lara Home Buying and Home Selling Testimonial | Cain Realty Group | Austin Keller Williams RealtyTravis Country / South Austin Home Selling Testimonial Presented by Ricky Cain, Realtor with Cain Realty Group - Austin Keller Williams Realty 512-794-6601 | https://www.cainrealtygroup.com

Working with Steven and Lara was such a pleasure. We were able to find them a home before it came onto the market in the Southwest Austin community of Travis Country, and then we were able to sell their south Austin home in hours for well above the list price. We couldn't be happier for our clients!

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See Austin's Cool House Tour Showcase This Weekend

See Austin's Cool House Tour Showcase This WeekendThis weekend marks the 17th annual Austin Cool House Tour featuring 10 homes in the Austin area. Each of these properties features energy efficient construction as well as smart and green technologies. The tour will be available on Sunday, June 2 from 10 am to 6 pm and includes homes in various Austin neighborhoods.

Austin Cool Homes Tour is a collaboration between the Austin Energy Green Building and the Texas Solar Energy Society. The tour showcases properties with attractive design and high energy efficiency while maintaining comfort of the residents. This tour can be a great learning resource for those interested in energy efficiency for residential properties. This nationally recognized home showcase offers ideas for new constructions,...

Austin Realtor Ricky Cain to be Featured on KEYE News Tonight

Austin Realtor Ricky Cain to be Featured on KEYE News TonightThe team at Cain Realty Group with Keller William's Realty is pleased to announce that our favorite realtor Ricky Cain will be featured tonight, Wednesday, May 29, in a segment on Austin's KEYE news channel. The segment will air on KEYE during the 6 pm news on channel 5 for those with Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse, Suddenlink, or Grande Communications. Tune in to channel 42 for those with Direct TV or channel 910 for those with Dish Network.

During the interview, Ricky spoke about the real estate market in Austin, as well as trends the metro area has seen this year. Cain Realty Group client Tazia Salinas was also interviewed for this segment. The team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty recently...

Austin Ranked High for Best Large Cities for Working Women

Austin Ranked High for Best Large Cities for Working WomenAustin, Texas ranked the 4th best large city in the country for working women, according to a new report from personal finance service NerdWallet.com.

The study included over 366 metro areas across the nation. Each city was ranked on four separate criteria, including highest pay, smallest gender gap in salaries, prevalence of women in the highest-paying industries, and also population growth during a two year span from 2010 to 2012. 

Link to slideshow for Best Large Cities for Working Women

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2525 Mcgregor Dr. Austin TX | South Austin Home for Sale

2525 Mcgregor Dr. Austin TX | South Austin Home | MLS# 2112082 | Austin Keller Williams RealtyDo not miss your chance to grab this HOT South Austin home. Our Pre-MLS Broker Open House is Friday, May 24th, from 11am - 1 pm at 2525 Mcgregor Drive. This home won't stay on the market long, so be the first to view this slice of heaven before it's active on the MLS.

This beautiful and modern 3/2 South Austin home has tons of luxury upgrades and is only minutes from Downtown Austin. This home features an open floor plan and 1,598 square feet with gourmet chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, travertine stone flooring, and tons of storage space. Check out the gorgeous sunroom that's perfect for sipping coffee and curling up with...

Unemployment Rate in Austin Dips

Unemployment Rate in Austin DipsAccording to the Texas Workforce Commission, the unemployment rate in Austin took a slight dip for April 2013. Previously the jobless rate was 5.3%, and fell to 5.1% last month.  In April 2012, the rate was 5.6%.

Austin ranks below the national average for joblessness at 7.1%. Texas employers have added over 33,000 jobs in April and also over 326,000 jobs from the year before. According to TWC, the Lone Star State had experienced a growth rate of 3% from 2012 to 2013.  

Link to Austin's Unemployment Rate Drops in April

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Austin Ranks High for Fastest Selling Homes

Austin Ranks High for Fastest Selling HomesAccording to a recent report from brokerage firm Redfin, Austin is at the top of the list when it comes to selling homes fast. Austin ranked 5th in the country for most amount of homes to go under contract within 24 hours of listing. 

Other cities that topped the list included Dallas, Houston, Chicago and the number one spot was Phoenix. For these rankings, Redfin collected data from the multiple listing services as well as public records. 

Austin's real estate market is prime for selling homes right now. A shortage of available inventory and a high demand from the growing population as well as affordable home prices have helped contribute this current market circumstance. Many sellers are having their listed homes go into multiple offer situations,...

Austin Recognized as Friendliest City in US for Small Businesses

Austin Recognized as Friendliest City in US for Small BusinessesAustin ranked the Number 1 Friendliest City for Small Businesses in a new report released by San Francisco based company Thumbtack.com and Kansas City based Kaufman Foundation. Data was collected in nationwide survey of over 8,000 business owners. 

Factors that contributed to Austin's top spot include ease of starting up a business, hiring regulations, as well as training and network programs. Other categories include in the report were employment health and safety, zoning, and tax code. 

Many other Texas cities made the cut for the top 10 spots, including Houston ranking No 3, San Antonio at No 5, and Dallas-Ft. Worth rounding out at the No 7 spot. 

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Check Out our The Cain Team Team Video Blooper Reel

Check Out our Cain Realty Group Team Video Blooper ReelNow that you have seen all of our fantastic team videos that we've been posting to our blog and YouTube channel each week, and you've learned more about each team member's specific role at Cain Realty Group with Keller William's Realty, we wanted to have a little fun and provide our clients and friends with some of our outtakes and bloopers from the shoot. 

Check out the link below to see our Gag Reel, and be sure to let us know which is your favorite blooper! 

Link to Cain Realty Group Blooper Reel

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Banks Predict Home Prices To Continue to Rise in Coming Years

Banks Predict Home Prices To Continue to Rise in Coming YearsTwo of Austin's largest banks predict that home prices will continue to rise over the next couple of years. Both Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase released forecasts this past Quarter that housing prices will steadily increase throughout the rest of the year, and continue on through 2015.

According to a Bloomberg report, both banks predict that U.S. home prices will increase 7-8 percent by the end of the year, and JP Morgan Chase forecasts that homes will increase in value up to 14 percent through 2015. 

The team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty has definitely seen a trend of rising home prices in the Austin area. Some homes have even gone under contract for $5,000-$50,000 more than they would have even just a...

The Cain Team Team Volunteers on Annual KW RED Day

Cain Realty Group Team Volunteers at Central Texas Children's Home for Annual KW RED DayThe team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty volunteered at the Central Texas Children's Home in Buda during Keller Williams RED Day on May 9th. The entire team spent the day painting the administrative building, as well as a barn and horse stables for the children's home. 

RED Day is a Keller Williams annual tradition to help give back to the local communities. Each year on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams agents, staff and teams go our into the community a volunteer time and manpower for a gamut of special projects ranging from building homes, cleaning up beaches and refurbishing parks, to volunteering at local food shelters. Each individual Keller Williams...

Team Video for Executive Assistant Maranda Creamer

Team Video for Executive Assistant Maranda CreamerWe have more Cain Realty Group Team Videos posted on the Cain Realty Group YouTube channel. Check out Maranda's video and learn more about her position as Executive Assistant on the team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty. The video explains Maranda's various duties and responsibilities assisting the team. Learn more about how Maranda helps make Cain Realty Group's real estate team so unique.

Link to Maranda's Team Video

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Austin Real Estate Market Week in Review

Austin Real Estate Market Week in ReviewCheck out Austin's Real Estate Market Week in Review: 

Units for Sale: (compared to the same week in 2012)

For April 28, 2013 - May 4, 2013
New listings are down this week 6.08%
Pendings are up this week 10.50%
Solds are up 10.95%

As for Average Prices:  (compared to the same week in 2012)

For April 28, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Sold average sales prices increased 12.28to $305,962 from $272,511 in 2012.

Current pendings = 5,048 pendings with an average list price...

Austin Ranked Top City for Young Adults

Austin Ranked Top City for Young AdultsAccording to The Business Journals, Austin is the #1 top city for young adults in the US. The Business Journals ranked 102 metro areas across the country with populations over 500,000, and found Austin to be a land of golden opportunities for young adults in the 20 to early 30's age range looking to establish themselves and their careers in this post-recessionary era.

Factors that lead to Austin's high ranking include the expansive growth the city has experienced in both private-sector jobs as well population categories. The Business Journals analyzed each major market in a 10-part formula including cost of living, solid growth rates, unemployment rates, median rent rates, and education levels. 

Other cities that ranked high on the list include San Jose, CA and Washington...

Team Video Featuring Buyer Specialist Tim Landy

Check Out Our Team Video Featuring Buyers Specialist Tim LandyWe have more Cain Realty Group Team Video posted on the Cain Realty Group YouTube channel. Check out Tim's video and learn more about his position as Buyer Specialist on the team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty. The video explains Tim's many duties and responsibilities assisting clients in the home buying process, as well as his motivations for helping clients find their dream homes in Austin. Learn more about how Tim helps make Cain Realty Group's real estate team so unique.

Link to Tim Landy's Buyer Specialist Video

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