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Fastest Houses in the West: Austin Real Estate Selling Faster than in Any other U.S. City

Austin real estate selling faster than any other real estate market in the country. California-based ZipRealty Inc.(Nasdaq: ZIPR)
, an online real estate brokerage and research company, analyzed numbers from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). They released their findings which showed residential real estate is selling faster in Austin than in any other real estate market in the country at the moment. According to the data of all the homes for sale in Austin, half of them are selling in 10 days or fewer.

A report on the analysis in the ...

Texas ahead of game in 'smart' homes

According to a recent article in the Austin Business Journal, Accenture Consulting has Nest Thermastatdetermined from research that Texas is a head of the game in "smart" homes.  Smart homes are homes that use technology and other sources to help cut cost in terms of power and water. Research is finding more and more home owners want these options.  The City of Austin offers rebates and programs that help conserve energy and use other sources like ...

Austin Cuisine Helps Texas Rank Near the Top for Best Food in the U.S.!

According to the website Thrillist, Texas ranks #2 in the country for best food.  Franklins BBQ Austin TXTexas' ranking mainly due to the food found in the Austin area. You can see the full list here.

According to the Thrillist website, "We're a quick, free, daily email.  Each weekday, we'll drop you a must-have recommendation, from the best of what's new, to deeply under-the-radar goodness. We're talking absinthe-only cocktail spots, eateries that dish up BBQ Rattlesnake Salad and Reindeer in Bourbon Sauce, and ATMs whose currency is marijuana -- handy, although after making a withdrawal, you'll feel even more paranoid about the stocking repercussions of consuming Santa's only friend. We...

Do you think Austin is expensive these days?

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The average price per square foot of a house in Austin is $137 according to the latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors

The Freddie Mac Blog posted the costs per square-foot of housing in a few U.S. markets compared to international destinations based on information collected by website Credit Sesame. So when you look at other cities like San Francisco, New York, Paris, London or Singapore, Austin is very afforable even though Austin is seeing some...

10 Lost Pet Prevention Tips for 4th of July

Keep your furry friends safe & calm this 4th of July. Animals are afraid of the sound of fireworks and runaway so shelters experiences a big influx of spooked animals every year. Here are some things you can do to reduce those odds. 

Have a Safe and Fun 4th of July! If you will be at the Travis Country 4th of July parade be on the look at for the Cain Realty Group team passing out water.


Have you thought about a container home?

The Austin area is known for being environtmentally friendly and attracts many residents who like to be creative with recyable items.  One which no Cain Realty Group team members has seen yet in Austin is a container home.  Do you want to be the first?  Container homes are former steel shipping containers that are used to build a new home.  Here is a link to some samples.  The total cost for a large house to be built from containers is between $150,000 and $175,000, after any options or add-ons are completed. This is still less than half the price per square foot of a conventional home.