January 2018 Events at Tarrytown’s Howson Library

The Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library is holding multiple events this January 2018, just in time to kick off the new year! The events serve a range of ages and are all free and open to the public. Read below for event schedule: Minecraft Club will meet Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. and is recommended for kids ages seven and older. The Historical Fiction Book Club …

Mozart’s Light Show Kicks off Holiday Season

It’s time for an “over-the-top dose of Christmas magic, along with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa!” Mozart’s Coffee Roasters has kicked off its annual festive Christmas Lights Show, which will run daily through January 1, 2018, except for Christmas day. This year’s show will run continuously from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and features a record number of more than one million LED lights. This year’s event is …

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Austin Leads for Work-at-Home Life

The Austin area is home to more people working from home than any other major city in the United States, according to United States Census Bureau Data, as reported by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the Austin American-Statesman. Almost nine percent of Austinites ages 16 and up who have jobs telecommute, compared to about five percent nationally. Higher percentages of those who work from home tend …

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Texas’ Priciest Residential Real Estate Market: Austin-Round Rock

The Austin-Round Rock area is Texas’ most expensive residential real estate market, according to the Texas Association of Realtors® Midyear Review 2017. While this comes as no surprise to the people who live in Central Texas, it’s worth taking a look at where Austin-Round Rock area real estate stands in regards to pricing. The report compared the median price for a home in the Austin-Round Rock area from January to …

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Homeownership a Good Investment, Say 84 Percent of Americans

The highest number of Americans since 2007 believes purchasing a home now is a good financial decision. Eighty four percent of Americans believe now is a smart time to buy a home, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey. Eighty percent cite building equity in a home as the number one financial reason to buy a home, versus spending money on rent. The second top …

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U.S. Home Sellers Net Highest Profit in 10 Years

In the second quarter of this year, United States home sellers landed the highest profit of the last 10 years on the sale of their homes, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Mag. U.S. home sellers earned an average of $51,000 more on the sale of their home compared to the amount they originally paid. The $51,000 gain was the highest gain for home sellers since the second …

Central Austin’s Commodore Perry Estate to Become Boutique Luxury Hotel

One of Austin’s most significant architectural landmarks, the Commodore Perry Estate is being “restored and reenvisioned to create an exquisite, intimate urban oasis in the heart of the city,” while also remaining true to the property’s architectural heritage, according to media information by Auberge Resorts Collection. Located on 10 acres in the Hancock neighborhood just north of the University of Texas campus, the 10,800-square-foot home is part of a walled …

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Homes in 78703 Average Well over $1 Million

Home prices in the Austin zip code of 78703, which includes the area of Tarrytown homes, are averaging well over $1 million, with the most recent Austin Board of Realtors® Local Market Report showing an average price for single-family homes of $1,246,958 for the month of April 2017 and $1,223,082 for year to date. This is a year over year increase of 7.7 percent and 16.4 percent, respectively. Median price …

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Austin the #3 Best City for New College Grads

Realtor.com named Austin, Texas the third best large city in the United States for college grads, following a study that rated factors such as percentage of millennial residents, new business growth, percentage of single people, and number of bars and restaurants per capita. Fargo, North Dakota took the top spot, with Lincoln, Nebraska coming in second. According to the report, Austin now has a millennial population of 523,490, plus, along …

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All Saints’ Episcopal School Adds 2-Year-Old Class

All Saints’ Episcopal School in central Austin near the University of Texas campus has announced the addition of an Early Learners two-year-old class, expanding the school’s offerings to children from ages two through kindergarten. The twice a week class will begin with the 2017-2018 school year. All Saints’ has a focus on the “whole child,” with “play-based learning” and other adaptable approaches, according to its website. The school has a …