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WalletHub: Texas 7th Best State for Working from Home

Personal finance website WalletHub ranked Texas the seventh best state for working from home. To determine the ranking, WalletHub analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia across metrics such as share of workers working from home, share of potential telecommuters, cybersecurity, cost of electricity and internet, and size and features of homes. WalletHub pointed to increased numbers of people working from home and an even larger amount who …

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Texas Condominium and Townhome Sales Increase

Texas condominium sales between July 2020 and June 2021 increased 41 percent to 17,152 sales, and townhome sales increased 36.4 percent to 11,508 sales when compared to the previous period, according to the 2021 Texas Realtors® Texas Condominium Sales Report. “This rapid uptick of condo and townhome sales is another great example of demand for Texas real estate. The market for these types of properties is as competitive as ever …

Mozart’s on Lake Austin’s 2021 Christmas Light Show

This year, Mozart’s Coffee on Lake Austin is offering three ways to watch its annual Christmas light show: seated at a table, in a standing section, or on the water. It’s estimated the musically synced show uses over one million lights! For reserved tables, visit https://mozartscoffee.com/ and select your day, time, and table location. Four-person tables are $20 and 6-person tables are $30. If your preferred slot is booked, Mozart’s …

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U.S. News Ranks Austin Fifth Best Place to Live

U.S. News & World Report named Austin, Texas the fifth best place to live in the United States, based on factors such as being a good value, being a desirable place to live, having a strong job market, and having a high quality of life. Boulder, Colorado; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; and Fayetteville, Arkansas ranked in places one through four, respectively. The highest-ranked Texas city, Austin also was named …

Austin #4 Place to Start a Career, First for Quality of Life

WalletHub named Austin, Texas the fourth best city to start a career, following Salt Lake City, Orlando, and Atlanta. Columbia, South Carolina rounded out the top five. Austin ranked first in the nation for quality of life, with Salt Lake City coming in second. Austin was 22nd for professional opportunities. WalletHub compared “the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities” to determine the rankings, designed …

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Austin Housing Inventory Drops, While Prices Increase

National Housing Inventory Down almost 50 Percent Housing inventory in the United States was down 48.6 percent in February 2021 compared to February 2020, according to a realtor.com® report. This equates to about 496,000 fewer homes on the market this February compared to last February. At the same time, the national median list price was up 13.7 percent to $353,000. When Texas metros saw severe winter weather the third week …

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What are homes selling for in Tarrytown in Austin TX? May 2019

Home sales in the Tarrytown area of Austin Texas are down 22% compared to the prior year with 32 homes sold Jan 1 to April 30, 2019 compared to 41 the same timeframe the prior year. The median sold price is $985,500, which is a 16.5% decline over the previous year when it was $1.180M. The median sold price per square foot was $450.14 per square foot, which is a …

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Austin #8 Best City to Retire

WalletHub ranked Austin, Texas the eighth best city in the United States in which to retire. With a score of 55.78, Austin ranked 10th for percentage of population aged 65 and older, 38th in affordability, 30th for its activities, 52nd in quality of life, and 73rd in health care when compared to more than 180 cities in the U.S.   The top retiree-friendly city was Orlando, followed by Scottsdale, Tampa, …

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Austin Top Ten City for Youngest Entrepreneurs

Austin, Texas made it onto a top ten list of the United States large cities with the youngest entrepreneurs. According to LendingTree, Austin is tenth in the nation for the young age of its entrepreneurs, who came in at a 39.02 average founder age. By percent of new business founders by generation, Gen X was the largest group in Austin at 42.3 percent, and Millennials were next at 37.8 percent. …

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More Parking Meters Could Be Coming to Lady Bird Lake

More parking meters could be coming to Lady Bird Lake, according to a plan put forth by the Austin Transportation Department and as reported by KXAN. ATD is looking to eliminate free weekday street parking on Lady Bird Lake’s north side and is looking to install meters in the parking lot adjacent to the Austin High School tennis courts. The earliest the meters would go up is at the end …