Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

The Cain Team Welcomes New Account Manager: Eliza Adams

Cain Realty Group is excited to announce the newest addition to our powerhouse real estate team: Eliza Adams! Eliza will be working hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure the highest level of customer service, welcome to the team, Eliza!

Eliza was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where her family owns a residential real estate firm. Having grown up in the industry, her passion for real estate started at a young age. Eliza attended the University of South Carolina and spent her summer breaks earning her North Carolina real estate license. It was during this time that she developed a stronger appreciation for how deeply personal real estate is, for both...

Join Us For an Open House! 105 Dawn River Cove

Please come and join us as we host an open house at one of our hottest listings to date: 105 Dawn River Cove, Austin, TX. The open house will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Home 

Gorgeous private Steiner Ranch property located on over-sized cul-de-sac lot w/ private drive, over-sized bedrooms, rustic finishes throughout & welcoming kitchen and living dwellings. Uniquely featuring full media room, surround system,climate-controlled 3-car garage...

HOT New listing: 1829 Coronado Hills Dr.

1829 Coronado Hills Dr.

Welcome to Coronado Hills. Situated in a secluded neighborhood with easy access to cross town highways. Enjoy over-sized bedrooms, welcoming kitchen and living dwellings, refined wood and lavish finishes throughout interior and exterior. Beautifully equipped media room and surround sound system to allow for comfort and ample opportunity for guest entertainment! Luxurious backyard resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen, and patio provides for an instant vacation featuring waterfall, hot tub, covered patio overlooking greenbelt and beautiful Austin hill country.

Easy access to beautiful Downtown Austin and close shopping in the area. With a plethora of community amenities such as tennis courts and pool, undoubtedly this fantastic home...

Austin is one of the 10 Most Educated Cities in America based on ranking of the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan areas

To identify the most and least educated cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs, across two key dimensions, including “Educational Attainment” and “Quality of Education & Attainment Gap.”

We evaluated those dimensions using nine relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest educational attainment and quality of education.

Finally, we determined each metro area’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the metro areas in our sample.

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Austin Ranks #6 of WalletHub’s 2017 Best Big Cities to Live In

Big cities continue to get bigger – and fast! According to the United States Census Bureau, large urban centers are growing at nearly twice the rate recorded during the opening decade of the 21st century.  Big cities bring opportunity, economic growth and attract those looking to advance their professional careers. WalletHub used five key dimensions to determine their findings. 

 The 5 key dimensions

1) Affordability

2) Economy

3) Education & Health

4) Quality of Life

5) Safety

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Austin Ranked #7 on a List of 8 Big Tech Hubs in America

Austin was ranked #7 on a list of eight big tech hubs in America. The growth of job postings for tech positions went up 9.9%. According to a study done by Indeed Hiring Lab, Austin continues to grow and doesn’t look like it’s going to change for a while.

The list of cities are:

San Jose, California

Washington DC, DC-VA-MD-WV

Baltimore, MD

Seattle, WA

Raleigh, NC

San Francisco, CA

Austin, TX

Boston, MA

The share of US tech-job openings in these eight hubs has been consistent for years, rising slightly from 26.5% in 2013 to 27.6% in 2016 and 27.4% in 2017. In other words, there hasn’t been a broad shift of technology jobs away from these hubs toward the rest of the country. Furthermore, the metros in the top eight have been almost unchanged over the past five years.‎

Obviously, the best part of Austin being on this list is the job...

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What is Cain Club?

Cain Club is our Loyalty Rewards Program designed to give users points for various actions that can, in turn, be used to redeem gifts, services, and other exciting prizes provided by Cain Realty Group!

How does it work?

The concept of the rewards system is for users to participate in simple activities listed in the Obtain Points page. The activities can be something as simple as liking a page or sharing an article to friends, with new activities unlocked as users gain higher points. The aim is to collect...

New Statistics Prove Home Staging Pays Off When Selling a Property

Home staging gains traction among real estate agents as a secret weapon in the selling process, with 62 percent of Realtors® saying they believe home staging helps decrease the amount of time a property stays on the market according to the 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of Realtors. 

More than Decluttering

The NAR survey found that 93-percent of agents recommend that sellers declutter their home before putting it on the market, which all home stagers would agree is a crucial step in the process, but there is more to home staging than just decluttering. Preparing a home for sale means staying on top of cleaning and decluttering tasks. Plus, seeing what updates the home could...

The Cain Team Welcomes New Client Care Specialist: JT Arocha

Cain Realty Group is dedicated to serving our clients to the very best of our abilities, therefore, we hire the best! We are proud to announce our newest Client Care Specialist: JT Arocha!

Born in Miami, Florida, JT spent a majority of his childhood traveling the country due to his parents' line of work. This exposure to different cultures and places allowed JT to develop a unique and keen understanding of people and how to connect with them. After visiting the Hill Country in 1997, JT made a vow to himself that he would live there when he was "grown up". Fast forward 20 years later and his commitment to live in the Hill Country of Austin, TX has come true.

JT relocated to Austin from Fort Bragg, North Carolina after serving 6 years in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman....

The Cain Team Welcomes New Client Care Specialist

Cain Realty Group is proud to introduce the newest member of its powerhouse real estate team: Please welcome Travis Guebert!

Born and raised the great city of Austin, Travis has had the rare opportunity to watch Austin grow over the years into the city it has become. A true Austinite, Travis attended the University of Texas where he started his career in the sports industry working for UT's athletic program. After graduating, he planted his roots in Austin while working at a local startup company. Quickly excelling in the company Travis realized his natural ability for sales. This gift combined with his servants heart lead him to Real Estate.

Clients are quickly impressed by his vast knowledge, drive, and motivating spirit. This triple threat allows Travis to provide his clients with a customer service experience that is simply like no other. Newly married, Travis enjoys spending...

The ‘Flintstone House’ has finally found a Buyer after Two Years on the Market

The ‘Flintstone House’ was first put on the market in September 2015 for $4.2 million. The house was listed by San Francisco Realtor Just Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors. Located in Hillsborough California, an upscale suburb in the area, the home has been updated to a “sale pending” status. The property is in one of the wealthiest communities in America, right off of Highway 280. According to Trulia, the median sales price for homes in Hillsborough is about $4.37 million.

With a kitchen designed by architect Eugene Tsui, the house is enriched with lighted niches and appliance enclosures, glass countertops encased with diagonal metal spines, swinging wood cut out doors, drawers, and cabinets. The door was created by famed Burning Man artist, Dan Das Mann, and the living room was built with a sunk-in conversation pit with circular seating. The home overlooks the Crystal Springs Reservoir.

Check out some photos of the unique home courtesy...

Austin Welcomes New Nonstop Flight to London

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is adding new nonstop flights to London provided by Norwegian Airlines. Flights will begin next spring, with a three-day-a-week, year round schedule every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. March 27, 2018, will be the kick off

March 27, 2018, will be the first international flight for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, an aircraft that offers passengers spacious searing with seatback entertainment throughout its economy cabin. In addition, Norwegian Airlines also offers more legroom and complimentary meal service...

What Is Cain Cares?

Cain Realty Group takes pride in serving our clients and community to the absolute best of our abilities and have taken the steps to heighten that level of service by forming Cain Cares

What is Cain Cares?

Cain Cares is a non-profit organization, founded in 2016, by Ricky and KodiKay Cain.  As owners of a successful real estate company, Cain Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty, Ricky and KodiKay wanted a way to assist their past clients, their direct family members and the community in times of severe need.  This passion for wanting to give back and help those they've served led to the formation of Cain Cares.

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Austin's Stature as a Top Technology Hub is Reinforced in a New National Research Report

Austin's stature as a top technology hub is reinforced in a new national research report ranking it #7 among the top 25 U.S. tech cities. The top 25 tech cities were determined by analyzing the concentration of factors such as talent, capital, and growth opportunity – key ingredients that comprise a tech stew.

Some of the major categories (as defined by Moody’s Analytics) include:

  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Computer...

Austin-based Windshield Repair Company Offers Free Repairs When Broken To Save Distressed Dogs

The Texas heat is going up and so are the numbers of animals left in vehicles unattended. Jeremy Driscoll, the owner of JRD Windshield Repair, decided to use his skills to make a difference by offering free car window replacement and installation to anyone who breaks a vehicle’s window to save an animal in distress.

 

The state Good Samaritan law protects anyone who breaks a car window to save a child, but Texas does not protect against those attempting to save animals. Driscoll decided to take a stand as well as make a point that furry family members are important too. Way to go Jeremy!

JRD is located at 2105 S. Congress Ave., Building 2, Austin, and is open Mon- Fri 9 a.m....

Check Out The New Backyard Trend Sweeping the South!

Need a cost efficient yet stylish way to beat the heat this summer? More and more homeowners are catching on to this new innovative solution. While it is much more than just filling a tub with water, it is pretty simple. Tractor Supply gives an easy-to-follow Stock Tank Pool DIY guideline!

  • Job one is obviously selecting the site for your stock tank pool. You’ll need to prepare the area by creating a solid, level base. You could use compacted sand, or even crushed granite. But, it’s very important to ensure that it’s a smooth surface, free of any rocks or sharp edges. The same is true whether you plan to use the stock tank for an above-ground pool, or want to dig out enough...

Hot New Listing! 4605 Foster Ranch Rd

Stunning Travis Country estate privately situated on greenbelt lot and only steps to Regents! Spacious home features open floor plan, over-sized bedrooms, remodeled island kitchen, hardwood floors, plentiful storage, surround sound, soaring ceilings and much more. The "park-like" backyard is your very own private retreat featuring an outdoor kitchen, a paved patio and breathtaking views of the greenbelt. Only minutes to downtown Austin, great schools and situated next to the Barton Creek Greenbelt!

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The Cain Team Welcomes New Inside Sales Associate

Cain Realty Group's continuous growth and mission to provide world-class home buying and home selling services to our clients comes hand-in-hand with adding to our great team! We are proud to announce the newest member of its powerhouse real estate team, Cait Moravits!

Born & raised in Corpus Christi, Cait was raised on all things Texas A&M. Cait graduated Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, and while studying in College Station, she had the opportunity to work for a real estate call center where she found her love for the industry. Cait has also has had the opportunity to volunteer...

Ted Cruz to Hold Healthcare Discussion in Austin

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is headed to Austin Thursday evening to talk to veterans as part of his statewide tour to discuss his version of the proposed Senate health care plan. Sen. Cruz was invited by the Concerned Veterans for America to conduct a town hall-style meeting that will focus on issues faced by veterans.

Sen. Cruz aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act but offering an amendment to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. However, Cruz wants to keep the provision allowing those who purchase insurance on the open market to be given access to the plan of their choice.  

“It’s kind of like when President Obama said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. “That’s what we’re actually trying to do here. Sen. Cruz is trying to give you access...

The Cain Team Hosts Annual Travis Country 4th of July Parade

Cain Realty Group celebrated this Independence Day at the Annual Travis Country 4th of July Parade.  It was a festive morning with streets lined of red, white and blue as the parade kicked off at 9 AM. The parade included yummy refreshments, patriotic tattoos, balloon art, Kona Ice snow cones, and a water balloon fight -- a very patriotic event enjoyed by all! A big thank you to the Austin Fire Department for leading the way in our festive parade!

Cain Realty Group may have sparked a friendly competition among the parade participants as they held a contest with great prizes on the line. The competition categories included:

  • Most Patriotic Girl
  • Most Patriotic Boy
  • Best Decorated Wagon/Stroller
  • Best Decorated Bike
  • Most Patriotic Family
  • Most Patriotic Pet 

Check out our video to see more of our festivities and the winners for each category!