Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

September Calendar of Events!

Back to school blues setting in? Need some fun activities to reward your kiddos for those awesome grades? Check out this awesome calendar of events provided by our preferred Title Company: Texas National Title!

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Want TRIPLE Points on Cain Club? Check out the Featured Activity of the Month!

We heard you LOVE earning Cain Keys so we decided to raise the stakes for this month's featured activity, and trust me, you don't want to miss out! For the month of September ONLY, receive TRIPLE points when you take a selfie with a Cain Team yard sign! 

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Check out our featured listings to find a listing near you!

2. Get your best silly face, cheesy smile, and peace sign ready and let's see that selfie!

3. Share the photo on your Facebook and tag us in the post @cainhometeam to earn the points!

If you're really in the Cain Keys claiming mood, write a review on Facebook as well! With those two activities combined, you're already legible for THREE awesome...

KW Cares: Hurricane Harvey Relief

We need YOUR help to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey! We are looking for volunteers and supplies to bring to the KW Cares command center located in NW Houston.  The group will be leaving THURSDAY, August 31st.

ALL Volunteers need to register at kwrelief.org 

We are also taking donations at the SWMC reception until Thursday, August 31st at 3:00 p.m. SWMC is located at 1801 South Mopac, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78746

If you are unable to physically volunteer and/or make it to the market center for donations, please consider donating at kwrelief.org. This is going to be a very expensive and long clean up for this city, let's help in any way we can! 

Please review the list of suggested supplies list below. ...

Areas We Specialize In and Proudly Serve

Know someone who is looking to buy or sell? Cain Realty Group’s mission is to provide world-class home buying and home selling services to our clients by utilizing our state-of-the-art systems, our years of experience and training, and our commitment to always act in our clients’ best interest.

Check out the areas we specialize in and proudly serve! As always, let us know if we can do anything to serve you, a neighbor or anyone you know that may have a real estate question.

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The Cain Team Welcomes Amy Tijerina!

Amy was born and raised in mid-Michigan. Prior to joining the Cain Team, Amy worked in Mexico, gaining fluency in Spanish while teaching English as a Second Language. She strives to strengthen relationships to consistently deliver an excellent client experience. Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Michigan State University.
In her free time, Amy enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling to new destinations and spending quality time with her husband and their two dogs. Grateful for an amazing group of neighborhood friends, Amy makes sure that new residents are welcomed in a way that has become customary in Austin. 
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Austin Ranked 8th on a List of Most Educated Cities in America

Are you smart? Educated? Have a degree? Well, if you do, you might live in Austin. If you are these things, but don’t live in Austin, maybe you should consider packing up your stuff and get out here! According to a study done by WalletHub, Austin was ranked 8th on a list of Most Educated Cities in America.

Not only is Austin home to The University of Texas but is also home to other amazing universities like Southwestern, St. Edwards University, and Concordia. Many students at these university are from Austin, however there are many students who go to these schools from out of state.

Austin is a tech hub, and let’s be honest, you must be smart in order to work for tech company. Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries.

The ranking was determined by education level, education gaps, gender education gaps. Austin holds very intelligent people which in turn...

How To Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Remodeling your kitchen this summer? We know that remodeling any part of your home doesn't come cheap, but you definitely want to get the kitchen just right! Check out these four easy ways to cut down on remodeling costs! 

According to Remodeling Magazine average cost to update a 200-square-foot kitchen including the installation of new flooring, semi-custom wood cabinets, and standard appliances totals around $62,000. Homeowners who would rather go with the more luxurious approach spend as much as $123,000. Here are four simple ways to get your dream kitchen without breaking the bank! 

1. Paint or resurface your cabinets instead of replacing them: "A bold and modern hardware can breathe new life into old, ordinary cabinetry" says interior designer CeCe Barfield Thompson. Thompson told Times that...

Check Out What Our Past Clients Are Saying!

There are many things we could say and show you regarding the high quality of service we provide to our greater Austin home selling and buying clients, but none of them would carry the same weight as testimonials from a few of our wonderful past clients. We hope they help you to see the level of experience and integrity Cain Realty Group brings to each Austin area real estate transaction.

More importantly, we hope it helps you to see just how much we truly care about each and every one of our clients. Call us today to schedule a Home Buying or Home Selling Consultation, and let us exceed your expectations!

Austin Earns Spot on List of Top Ten Cities to Retire in

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute's 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey, six in 10 workers reported feeling at least somewhat confident that they'll have adequate finances to retire comfortably,  but only 18% reported a high level of confidence. Nearly four in 10, in fact, have little or no retirement savings whatsoever. Many are even worried about covering basic living expenses once they leave the workforce.

The EBRI survey found that four in 10 workers today expect to retire at age 70, as opposed to the median expected retirement age of 65. The alternative? Relocate to an area where you can stretch your dollar without sacrificing your lifestyle.

To help Americans plan an affordable retirement while maintaining the best quality of life, WalletHub’s analysts compared the retiree-friendliness of the 150 largest U.S. cities across 40 key metrics. Their data set ranges from cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to the availability...

Fill Out Nextdoor Review and Earn 25 Cain Keys!

Here at Cain Realty Group, our mission is to provide world-class home buying and home selling services to our clients by utilizing our state-of-the-art systems, our years of experience and training, and our commitment to always act in our clients’ best interest.

If we have ever had the pleasure of serving you or perhaps was able to provide value to you in some way, please share your experience so that we can continue to serve others, just as awesome as you! We value your feedback and would like to show our gratitude for sharing your experience by earning Cain Keys!

Log in to Cain Club to receive 25 points for completing your review! Simply follow the link to ...

Travis County Construction Projects Underway

A lot of exciting projects are underway in the Austin Area! Tens of millions of dollars of new construction ranging from apartment complexes in South Austin to a $10 million renovation to the UT Austin athletics facility. 

The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration maintains a list of construction projects that will break ground soon. Here’s a look at some Travis County projects coming up, ranked by construction cost:

 $128 million: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport parking garage. Six levels, 5,800 new parking spaces. Completion projected for November 2018. Design firm: PGAL.

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Amazon’s 'Alexa' Adds More Real Estate Skills

Integrating voice assistance to everyday technology is on the rise, and Amazon's 'Alexa' is no exception. Voice assistance has become increasingly popular in the real estate industry as it gives agents the ability access information with ease.

A recent consumer survey found that 72 percent of Americans with smart home products want voice control.  Voice Labs estimates there will be 24.5 million voice-activated devices shipped in 2017, which amounts to 33 million in circulation by the end of this year. 

Coldwell Banker, the leader so far in digital voice assistance devices, released new information on the second skill for Alexa. In addition to utilizing Alexa to look at the brand's most exclusive listings via an audio recording, users can now command Alexa to open...

The Cain Team was named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Texas

Cain Realty Group was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during the calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. “This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray,...

The Cain Team Welcomes New Realtor: Rick Seastrand

Cain Realty Group's continuous growth and mission to provide world-class home buying and home selling services comes hand-in-hand with continuous growth within our team. We are proud to announce the newest addition to our team: Rick Seastrand

Rick was born and raised in San Diego, California. He relocated to Austin to begin a new life and career and hasn’t looked back since.

Rick seeks to serve his clients with his incredible customer service and inner need to help others achieve the goals they have set out for themselves. He brings a high energy and out of the box thinking and strives to develop lifelong connections. Golf is a big passion for him and through his time playing it has helped him to obtain a high level of patience,...

August Calendar of Events!

Need some ideas to get the whole family involved before schools starts? Planning a date night with your spouse? Friends coming to town? Check out this awesome calendar of events provided by our preferred Title Company: Texas National Title!

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