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JUST LISTED | 2820 Yandall Dr. | MLS#9857938

Gorgeously updated Southland Oaks home with spacious and private backyard paradise! You’ll love coming home to this amazing open floorplan that with an abundance of natural light. Enormous island-kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and has a breakfast area with views of the backyard oasis. Nice sized master retreat offers a spa-like master bathroom with a soaking tub, exotic granite countertops, upgraded fixtures, walk-in shower and nice sized dual vanities!

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Entrepreneurs are Getting Started in Austin, Recent Kauffman Index Reveals

Austin real estate is ideal for entrepreneursAcross the U.S., there’s been an increase in business startup activity since last year. Many of the nation’s top 40 metro areas also saw increased new venture activity. The news is according to the Kauffman index: Startup Activity, which was released on Saturday. Per the index, Austin not only topped the index of startup activity, but also ruled the list of metro areas with most new entrepreneurs.

All cities that made the top 10 with the most startup activity...

The $840 Billion Supreme Court Decision

Austin real estate benefits from marriage equality. Last week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality for LGBT couples may prove a boon to Austin real estate. Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, said that the LGBT community is "a powerful market segment that represents an estimated buying power of $840 billion." A 2012 study by the Harvard Business Review that looked at more than 20,000 real estate transactions in Ohio in 2000 suggested that gay couples gentrifying neighborhoods could even influence home values.

"The addition of one same-sex couple for every 1,000 households is associated with a...

Texas Real Estate breaking Speed Records

From the NAR RealtorMag.realtor.orgNational Association of Realtors compiled data on how long it’s taking homes to sell in the U.S. A report on the data was posted to their site and showed that Texas real estate, along with some other states, has had the least amount of days on the market with homes sold in less than 30 days. Overall, homes sold in an average of 40 days across the country in May, which is the third-shortest time on market since NAR started recording the data in 2011.

“Properties were on the market for some of the longest times -- more than 90 days...

Austin Real Estate is one of the 20 Hottest U.S. Markets in June

Austin real estate is one of the hottest markets in JuneRealtorMag.com, an online news site provided by the National Association of Realtors, has published a list of the 20 hottest U.S. markets for the month of June. Austin made the list out of 300 medium and large sized markets where homes are selling the fastest and homes are closing quickly. Three other Texas markets made the list, including Midland, San Antonio and Dallas. Here’s a look at the list from NAR:

  1. San Francisco

  2. Vallejo, Calif.

  3. Denver, Colo.

  4. Santa Rosa, Calif.

  5. ...

JUST LISTED | 117 Dove Song | MLS#9299034

117 Dove Song

Cozy Old Town Village home situated on a private lot with views of the lush greenbelt. Home is also in walking distance to the popular "Old Town," and is centrally located within Leander. New carpet, designer paint, nice wood-like laminate floors and recent landscaping make this home move in-ready!  Enjoy the tall ceilings and open style floorplan or escape to the backyard with a park-like setting.  Feeds to great Leander ISD schools and has easy access to the toll road!

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JUST LISTED | 4900 Canyonwood Dr | MLS#8640418

4900 Canyonwood Drive

Majestic greenbelt Walter Carrington built estate was one of the first handful of homes built in Travis Country & is being offered for sale for the first time! With it's ample sized four bedrooms, beamed ceilings, multiple living areas, updated kitchen & architectural design, this caliber of home coming up for sale is extremely unique & rare. Take in amazing views of the greenbelt from the expansive backyard deck, while taking in hill country views from the top floor. Award-winning schools & mins to DT!

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Record of Pending Home Sales Signals Continued Growth of Austin Real Estate

FreeImages.com | Roland MaierRealtorMag.com posted an article that announced the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR’s) latest report on pending contracts for homes in May. Based on their assessment, pending contracts for real estate purchases is at the highest level since April 2006. The 9-year record indicates that housing markets have recovered from the housing bubble disaster in 2008.

According to the report, NAR's Pending Home Sales Index rose 0.9 percent in May to 112.6, which is nearly at the 113.7 level it reached in April 2006. Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, said that "The steady pace of solid job creation seen now for over a year has given the housing market a boost this spring.” He also stated "It's very...

Excitement, Inspiration from “The One Thing” Event Hosted by the Cain Team

Attendees of Cain Realty Group’s “The One Thing” event gave rave reviews after being inspired to begin incorporating time-saving techniques into their busy lives and to start practicing habits that will set themselves up for success. Don Hobbs, guest speaker and expert on the New York Times best-selling self-help book “The One Thing” explained simple ways to make life more meaningful and productive - by actually doing less. Hobbs’ presentation laid bare the techniques to overcome day-to-day challenges that block the path to success but won’t require extraordinary effort to establish.

Some of the salient points of the presentation included:

  • How to set yourself up for effortless success

  • ...