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JUST LISTED | 5721 Zachary Scott St. | MLS#9663752

5721 Zachary Scott Street

Spacious brick home minutes from South Congress! Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Kitchen overlooks dining area and living room. Great covered patio off kitchen and the patio leads to a large backyard. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and master bathroom features double vanity and garden tub with separate shower. Hard tile in wet areas. The home also provides abundant storage space. No neighbors behind the house.

Photos & Virtual Tour 5721 Zachary Scott

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JUST LISTED | 6600 QUINCY COVE | CIRLCE C | MLS#3466169

6600 Quincy Cove Austin TX

Gorgeous Circle C home with amazing backyard living area! You’ll love coming home to this two-story home with multiple living areas, & 3 car detached garage. Just off the kitchen is a breakfast area with large bay window. A lovely living area is just outside in the covered patio w/ceiling fans & cooking area. Large master suite with separate vanities, garden tub & separate walk-in shower. Upstairs, there is a second living area. Community amenities such as hike and bike trails, pool & community center.

Pictures & Virtual Tour of 6600 Quincy Cove

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14 Reasons Why Austin is the Weirdest City in the World

Huffpost Travel recently posted an article by Suzy Strutner that includes her list of 14 reasons why Austin is the weirdest city in the world. From chicken poop bingo to a live flying bat show, Austin has an array of abnormal activities for the public. According to Strutner, “Austin doesn't take itself too seriously, and that's precisely why it's so awesome.” We agree!

Below is some of Austin’s weirdness, itemized. Read over the 14 item list and let us know what you would like to see added to Austin’s list of unusually appealing features! At Cain Realty Group, we think Austin’s abnormally amazing real estate market should top the list.

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Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed Announcement

Austin real estate is stronger than ever. Mortgage rates dipped last week after Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, announced that short-term federal funds rates would be reduced to reflect a conservative economic outlook for 2015. Yellen went on to state that the rates may rise later in the year, which many analysts expect to happen. Considering the recent news and strong forecasts for Austin real estate, it seems right now is the best time to save money on a new home purchase in the area.

Austin’s Board of Realtors released its May 2015 housing...

Studies show Zestimates are Grossly Inaccurate

Zestimates are the bane of Realtors' ExistenceIn this age of limitless information available at the click of a mouse, people increasingly attempt to act as their own realtor with market data they obtained from real estate sites. In fact, in December alone the online real estate behemoth Zillow, which recently acquired competing site Trulia, had about 73 million unique visitors. According to a survey by Discover Home Loans, a majority of participants who used online realty sites said it made them feel “smarter” and “more confident.” However, a Time.com report on the survey reported that only 22% of users said the listings...

Austin Home for Sale | 8313 Gallatin Drive | MLS#8159524

Austin home for saleAmazing value on great home w/ POOL & backyard paradise in Windmill Run! Home is ready for your personal touches and includes new carpet in bedrooms, laminate floors in living area, spacious bedrooms & an amazing game room just off the living area. The tree lined lot features gorgeous stone work & private backyard oasis perfect for summer pool parties & cookouts. This established community is only mins from DT & feeds to award-winning schools! Garage half converted to extra room perfect for home office!

Pictures and Virtual Tour of 8313 Gallatin Drive

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Texas Homeowners Gaining Wealth in State with Most Home Equity

Austin homeowners gaining wealth. Austin Homeowners will be happy to hear the news from Corelogic’s equity report. Data published in RealtorMag shows that Texas has the highest number of homes in the U.S. with equity in the first quarter of 2014. In fact, the state boasts 97.7% of homes with positive equity, compared to the national average of 90%. Subsequently, homeowners in Austin have increased wealth from their homeownership, which will continue to grow as home prices increase.

Building wealth

In the RealtorMag report, Frank Nothaft, chief economist for...

Move in Tips for Austin TX Home Buyers

New home basicsMoving into a new home is an exciting time! It may be the anticipation of enjoying a new space, adding more room for a growing family or starting a new job in a new area. Whatever your reason, the excitement shouldn’t be dampened by handling unforeseen issues that come up while getting established. To keep on top of the move-in process, we’ve come up with some helpful suggestions to smooth the transition into a new home.

Gathered from years of experience in the real estate industry, these suggestions will enable you to focus on getting your life set up instead of getting small fixes done. Although a home inspection during the closing process should reveal anything that needs immediate attention...

Forbes Ranks Austin Highly on Job Growth List - Names Austin an “Opportunity City”

Austin is a city of opportunityContinuing its overall job growth since the Great Recession in 2008, Austin has seen a 3.1 percent job growth rate in 2014. The data appears in a recent report on “The Best Cities for Jobs 2015” in Forbes.com. Although the Austin job growth rate has dipped 1 percent from 2013, the overall strength of the job market and the affordability of homes for sale make Austin one of Forbes’ “opportunity cities.” Author Joel Kotkin, who penned the report about the list for Forbes, explained that 7 of the top 10 U.S. metro areas - including Austin - continue to show strong population growth because of abundant...

Which Austin Neighborhood is your Real Estate Soul Mate?

What's your best Austin neighborhood?Ever wonder where in Austin would be the best place for you to call home? Maybe your current location isn’t fulfilling all of your needs, or maybe you’re curious about what it would be like to live  in another Austin neighborhood. If you fall into one of these categories - or if you’re just the kind of person who enjoys playing around - then a new matchmaker may help satisfy your wishes.

KVUE has created a fun new game that allows players to find their best Austin neighborhood by answering a few simple questions.

Give it try...

Realtor.com Ranks Austin Real Estate Market in the Top 10 Sustained by Robust Job Growth

Real estate in Austin hasn’t seen a strong Spring Season like this one since 2006. From the economic indicators empowering the market, this show of strength is enduring where other markets appear to be giving out. Austin real estate has been ranked by Realtor.com, the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, in the top 10 real estate markets powered by serious job growth.

A report on the real estate heavyweight markets on the site read, “Austin has been no stranger to top market lists throughout the past decade, as Texas has been one of the few reliable states for economic growth. Austin’s biggest employment sector is government, but professional and business services has been powering the more...

Austin Real Estate is the Best Bet for Investors, According to Forbes

Austin Real Estate is the Best Bet for Investors, According to ForbesWhen one of the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders releases its list of best areas to invest in real estate, the financial world listens. Making the top of the list is no small accomplishment, especially in this economic environment. This week, Forbes, a leading source for reliable business news and financial information, announced its top picks for real estate investment in 2015. It may not come as a surprise to those already reaping the benefits of purchasing Austin real estate that the Texas capitol topped the list this year.

Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor,...

Millennials Contributing to Fast-Paced Austin Real Estate Market


Millennials are giving Austin real estate a boostIf you thought there were a lot of young adults in Austin, you’re right! Millennials - the population demographic between the ages of 20 to 34 - are moving to Austin in droves, according to new data published in Bloomberg Business this week. The report cites population statistics that reveal the trend-setting Millennial crowd are preferring to make Austin real estate home over primary real estate markets like Houston, Los Angeles or New York. Austin ranked 7th overall in secondary market cities that experienced the greatest population growth of Millennials between 2010 and 2013.

A real estate brief by ...

Austin One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in May


Austin real estate one of the hottest markets in MayAustin real estate has turning a lot of heads this Spring. Buyers from across the country have been attracted to the affordable prices, jobs availability and lifestyle offerings in the city. With all the 

buyers and sellers in the Austin real estate market, the housing scene here continues to heat up while newcomers arrive in droves on a daily basis.

Realtor.com issued it’s findings for the 20 hottest housing markets in America for May and it’s no surprise that Austin made the list. Based on an analysis of views per listing and average number of days on...