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The Cain Team August First Friday Event

Cain Realty Group August Happy HourCain Realty Group with Austin Keller Williams Realty is excited to announce that our next First Friday Client Appreciation Happy Hour Event is this Friday, August 2, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Doc's Bayard in Sunset Valley. 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, prizes and more! This month, our happy hour client appreciation event is co-sponsored by Jeannie Mutchler of American Casualty Insurance. Jeannie will be available during the happy hour to answer questions or assist you with any insurance needs. 

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Client Relations Specialist Position at The Cain Team

Client Relations Specialist PositionOur growing real estate team is looking for talent.  We are specifically looking for a Client Relations Specialist. Below is the descriptions for this position, and we would appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you think would make an excellent candidate.  This is a great opportunity for talented individuals that are looking to create a better life and be surrounded by a team that will bring the best out of someone.

 -Cain Realty Group - Keller Williams Realty

LINK TO APPLY for Client Relations Specialist

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Austin Real Estate Market Week in Review (July 23, 2013)

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 July 14, 2013 - July 20, 2013
New listings are up this week 24.41%
Pendings are up this week 21.95%
Solds are up 43.49%
 

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

For July 14, 2013...

Austin Eatery Makes U.S.'s Most Beautiful Restaurant List

Austin Eatery Makes U.S.'s Most Beautiful Restaurant List

Local Austin eatery Green Pastures was named one of the most beautiful restaurants in America according to Zagat.com. This restaurant is located inside a gorgeous Victorian-style 1894 estate in the Bouldin Creek area of South Austin. 

Green Pastures is a popular Austin eatery, especially for Sunday brunch. With wrap-around porches and peacock's strolling the lush grounds, this restaurant offers a serene atmosphere that makes this spot a local favorite for romantics.  

Green Pastures was one of the least expensive options to make the national Zagat list. The average tab for Green Pastures was listed at $41 on the report. ...

COMING SOON - 1523 Big Bend Drive Cedar Park TX | Cedar Park Home for Sale

1523 Big Bend Drive Cedar Park TXCOMING SOON - This beautiful two-story home offers tons of space with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The charming landscaping lends tons of curb appeal, which is easy to maintain with the automated  underground sprinkler system. The spacious kitchen includes plenty of storage, while the master suite features a double vanity,  relaxing tub and separate shower.  This home is also conveniently located near shopping and dining, as well as in the award-winning Leander Independent School District. 

 

See the virtual tour for 1523 Big Bend Drive Cedar Park TX 78613...

Experts Conclude Austin Not in Housing Bubble

Experts Conclude Austin Not in Housing BubbleExperts conclude that the recent increase in Austin home values is not a housing bubble forming, but genuine price increasing directly from population and job growth in the area and lack of available housing. 

A housing bubble forms when home prices drastically increase over a period of several years, and overtake income levels from the local labor force. Prices rapidly increase until they become unsustainable, and then decline.

During the housing peak of 2008, while other areas in the country such a Phoenix or Las Vegas saw housing spikes increase up to 38 percent, Austin had an annual increase rate at 9 percent. Then while home prices declined up to 37 percent in those same areas,...

Austin to Host X-Games Starting in 2014

Austin to Host X-Games Starting in 2014Austin has been chosen to host a stop on Global X-Games circuit for a four year contract starting in 2014. The first round of Austin X-Games are scheduled for May 15-18, 2014 at the new race track, Circuit of the Americas, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown.

Austin won the bid, beating out finalists including Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, North Carolina. Austin, known as the Live Music Capital of the World, will replace long time host Los Angeles that has held the summer spotlight for the past 11 years. 

Many factors contributed to the Capital City's win, including the city's vibrant spirit and festival feel. Austin is experienced in holding large and successful events, including ACL and...

Derek and Stacy Home Selling Testimonial

Derek and Stacy Home Selling TestimonialNorth Austin Home Selling Testimonial Presented by Ricky Cain, Realtor with Cain Realty Group - Austin Keller Williams Realty 512-794-6601 | https://www.cainrealtygroup.com

We were able to help Derek and Stacy sell their home for top dollar in a matter of days, and we were excited to be able to help them move on to a different part of town. We made a great team working together, and things turned out perfectly!

To have your Austin home buying or home selling expectations exceeded, call Austin's Most Trusted Home Selling and Home Buying Team today! 512-794-6601

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JUST REDUCED - Open House - 1716 Westmeadow Trail Round Rock Home for Sale

1716 Westmeadow Trail Round RockPUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Check out this beautiful Teravista home during our public open house this Sunday, July 14th, from 1-3 pm at 1716 Westmeadow Trail in Round Rock. This gorgeous 4/2.5 home is located in the desirable Teravista neighborhood. With over 3,000 square feet, this home features plenty of space and offers breathtaking views of the lake. Luxury upgrades include master bath with jetted tub and separate shower, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops, breakfast bar and center island, as well as tons of community amenities. PRICE JUST REDUCED - $309,997

Link to Virtual Tour and...

UT Named One of Top Universities

UT Named One Of Top UniversitiesThe University of Texas has been ranked high on multiple lists for top colleges in the country, as well as in the world. UT is also recognized as a best value for higher education. 

The University of Texas ranked number 26th out of the top 100 schools in the world according to the 2013 report from The Center for World University Rankings. For in the U.S., the Longhorns placed 7th for public universities. 

According to the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges, UT was also listed as one of the "Best Buys in Higher Education," though no specific rankings were released in that report. This list included 21 public universities and 20 private colleges across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom....

Austin Real Estate Market Week in Review (July 9, 2013)

Austin Real Estate Market Week in Review (July 9, 2013)Check out Austin's Real Estate Market Week in Review: 

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

For June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013
New listings are up this week 23.17%
Pendings are up this week 20.44%
Solds are up 12.89%
 

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

For June 23, 2013 - June 29,...

Austin Grows to 11th Largest City in the Nation

Austin Grows to 11th Largest City in the NationAccording to new Census data, Austin has now grown to the 11th largest city in the nation. This is a surprising jump from the 13th spot that Austin held last year.  Austin has now passed both Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana for population size.

 

The data included in this report account for populations within the city limits. Information collected from the U.S. Census Bureau included data from births, deaths, and migration to calculate population numbers. 

 

The study also showed that much of the country's growth came from the South and West regions, but more specifically from Texas. Eight of the top 15 large cities and towns were located in the Lone Star State. Other Texas cities with high growth...

Record Month of May for Home Sales in Austin

Record Month of May fr Homes Sales in AustinMay 2013 marked the most volume of homes sold in the greater Austin area, according to the Austin Board of Realtors. The real estate market has been strong in the area for some time, and continues on an upward rise. 

2,991 single family homes sold in this May, which is a 29% increase from the year before. During May, homes sold in an average of 44 days, which is 19 days quicker than in May 2012. Home prices are also up 8 percent from the same month last year, with the medium Austin-area home price of $231,500 this May.

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Austin Area Firework Celebrations for 2013

Austin Area Fireworks Celebration 2013If you don't already have your 4th of July plans set, check out this year's firework displays that are occurring in and around the greater Austin area.  As your Austin Real Estate experts, the team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty wants to make sure that you are in the know with everything that's happening in and around Austin!

 

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

July 4th - 8:30 pm - Free Event

On July 4th, more than 100,000 people gather at Auditorium Shores for the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin. The Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks features patriotic music and the ever-popular...

Austin Real Estate Market Week in Review (June 23-29, 2013)

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 June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013
New listings are up this week 23.83%
Pendings are up this week 23.14%
Solds are up 11.46%
 

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

For June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013
Sold average sales prices decreased 2.50to $297,279 from $304,892 in 2012. 

 

Current pendings = 5,018 ...