Cain Realty Group Austin Real Estate Blog

Austin Is Named One Of The Top 10 Places To Retire In The U.S.

There are a lot of things to consider when thinking of retiring.  In addition to wondering when is the perfect time or what you will do once you retire, what may be the most important thing to ponder is where to live.  Do you continue living where you are currently, or do you consider a new location to live out your so-called golden years.

Finding an area or city to relocate to where you can get the most for your money and stretch out those dollars may be easier, yet where can you do this without sacrificing your current lifestyle?

According to a recent WalletHub study of over 180 U.S. cities, Austin, Texas was named the 8th best city in the nation to retire in.  While the study determined our Health Care to be mediocre, our scores for affordability and activities ranked towards the top.  

Austin consistently ranks as one of the top cities in the...

Our Two New Listings that Hit the Market Today!

19308 Smith Gin St.| $197,000 | 1,389 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bed | 2 Bath

This home has curb appeal! Bright & open floor plan w/ no carpet & updated tile flooring throughout. The kitchen features an upgraded Whirlpool oven, granite counter tops & center island to prepare all your home cooked meals. Master bath complete with a double vanity & garden tub with a separate shower. The master bedroom has the ultimate walk-in closet with built-in shelves. With no neighbors behind you, the fenced in backyard is the perfect place to entertain guests! Just miles away from top schools in Manor!


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Why You Should Not Sell 'For Sale By Owner' and Hire The Cain Team

Are you aware that 1 out of every 1,000 For Sale by Owners (FSBO) actually sell for list price? 

The most common reason why homeowners attempt to sell on their own is that they want to save money or maximize their profit by not having to pay for real estate agent commission. However, in the NAR 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, FSBOs remain at an all-time low of 8%. 

The typical FSBO home sold for $190,000 compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales.

Why? Because FSBO's struggle with:

  • Getting/setting the right price
  • Understanding and performing paperwork
  • Selling within the planned length...

The Cain Team Ranks #33 in Top 100 Real Estate Teams on Social Media

We are honored and humbled to be selected by Property Spark as #33 in the NATION for the top 100 Real Estate Teams on social media in 2018! 

"We’ve researched hundreds of real estate agents’ social media channels and went through a certain process to select the best. These real estate agents are reaching thousands of people by leveraging multiple...

Austin Ranks #3 Best Performing Economy in U.S. Metros

Downtown Austin

The source of America's prosperity is its big cities and the Business Insider recently ranked Austin, TX as the third best performing economy of all U.S. Metros. 

The study also shows steady economic growth for Austin, its ranking on the report over the years a bellwether of steady growth. In 2009, Austin ranked as the nation's 19th-strongest economy and by 2010, the city vaulted seven spots to earn its spot as the 12th-ranked economy in terms of strength.

The top rated areas have...