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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 …

Moody Foundation Awards Grant to Upgrade Waterloo Park

The Moody Foundation has awarded $15 million for a makeover of 11-acre Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. The upgrades will include a new iconic outdoor public amphitheater and a “great lawn” designed to hold up to 5,000 people, plus a mile and a half of walking trails, heritage trees, play spaces, elevated promenades, and wetland gardens. When the Waller Creek Conservancy made the announcement, it dubbed the grant “the largest …

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Texas #2 in Nation for U.S. Relocation in 2015

Texas was the second top state in the United States for relocation, with a net gain of 107,689 people moving to Texas from within the country, according to the 2017 Texas Relocation Report by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. This is a four percent increase in net gain compared to 2014. Total newcomers to Texas from within the U.S. increased 2.8 percent from 2014, to 553,032 incoming residents. Texas’ largest …

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Future of Lions Golf Course Remains Uncertain after UT Lease Offer

The future of the Lions Golf Course near Westlake and Tarrytown took a turn this week when the University of Texas offered to extend its lease of the 141-acre property to the City of Austin beyond its term of 2019 – but at a market price. The move, detailed by the Austin American-Statesman, follows years-long wrangling amongst the City of Austin, Austin residents, golfers, and the UT System. Many residents …

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Texas #1 in Population Growth by Numbers

Texas’ population grew by the largest number of any state in the period of July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016, adding 432,957 people, according to the most recent United States Census Bureau population estimates. The state’s population reached 27.86 million from the growth. Texas’ increase of 432,957 people was more than 60,000 above the number two spot, Florida. Growth in population generally is seen as a positive sign for …

Austin, Texas #2 in the Nation for Tourist Satisfaction

Austin, Texas has the highest overall satisfaction among visitors in the Southwest region of the United States and is second only to Las Vegas, Nevada in the entire U.S., according to a J.D. Power report. The study was the first of its kind to measure overall satisfaction among tourists of the top 50 U.S. travel destinations and was based on activities, cost and fees, food and beverages, infrastructure, lodging, and …