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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 …

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Profile of Active Military and Veteran Homeownership

Financing options and family makeup have a substantial impact on the home buying demands of veterans and active military, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile. The profile found that the typical active-service military buyer had a median age of 34 years, compared to 42 years for a non-military buyer. Military buyers also were more likely to be married and were more …

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Millennials Lead All Homebuyers, But Many Still Live with Parents

Thirty six percent of all home purchases in the United States in 2017 were made by millennials, an uptick of two percent from the previous year and the fifth year in a row they have been the most active generation of buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. Gen X buyers were second with 26 percent, younger baby boomers made up …

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Luxury Home Market Sees Big Boom in 2017

The Texas luxury home market experienced a home sales volume jump of 19.1 percent in 2017, with sales topping $7.5 billion total, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® 2017 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report. “Despite slowing growth trends across the Texas housing market, job market and economy in 2017, Texas luxury home sales volume has continued to grow at a booming pace,” said TAR Chairman Vicki Fullerton. “Rising home …