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The entire State of Texas is pretty much “HOT ON” right now. From a growing population to good job markets, the news keeps going from good to better. Texas was named the BEST STATE FOR DOING BUSINESS by Area Development magazine. And the Texas jobless rate for December has slipped to 6.1 percent -- the fourth straight month of declines.The fine folks in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas may not agree with this; but Austin Hits the High Note.Austin was recently named by the Milken Institute as the second best-performing cities in the U. S. The rankings are based on (5 comments)
austin economy: Austin Texas Real Estate News - 03/14/12 12:21 PM
Last week ended on a good note with experts touting optimism for an improving Austin economy during 2012. Our population is increasing while our available housing is slowly declining, and if the rules of supply and demand hold true, this could spell a frenzied market in our long-term future. For the time being, we're most likely to see a stable and steadily improving housing market. Below you'll find some of the latest news articles on Austin Real Estate. Economist, Angelos Angelou shared “fantastic news” about a “continued recovery” for Austin. To download the slideshow presentation, please click here. Austin saw (1 comments)
I ran across an article on Yahoo News Where The Richest People Live by Vanessa Wong, who based her article on information from Andrew Schiller, founder and chief executive of NeighborhoodScout.com I really was not interested in where the richest people lived in this country but as I scanned the article I noticed Houston and Austin were mentioned. River Oaks in Houston holds the title for the most expensive homes in Texas and then he mentions little ole Austin, which holds many titles, but not for the most expensive homes. Schiller notes that Austin real estate could have those high (3 comments)
It’s FIRST THRUSDAY in Austin today – which means party, music, shopping and dining (at the many Trailer Food establishments) on South Congress.
Recently the City of Austin shut automobile traffic off, making the event very pedestrian friendly – which is great as we can walk several blocks without the threat of getting run over or rude people honking at you for strolling and people watching.
This is such a fun occasion, especially when the weather is as wonderful as it is today – high of 68. I actually saw Austinites in shorts and tube (0 comments)
austin economy: Has Austin, Texas Fallen from Grace? - 01/05/11 07:02 PM
Says who? Well, so says the Harris Interactive Poll who conducted a poll for Forbes, recently asking more than 2,000 adults from across the US to name the coolest metropolitan areas to live. The results put New York and Las Vegas in a tie for 1st place with Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Orlando, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington DC following – in descending order. No not one Texas cities made the hip list, but Texas dominates -- especially Austin -- all other lists from Kiplinger’s to Entrepreneur. This could explain why Katie Couric is traveling to Austin (3 comments)
austin economy: Ready, Set, Go -- To Austin, Texas - 05/26/10 05:37 PM
I am amazed at the press that circulates about the economic viability of Texas and Austin in particular. During the past week Austin ranked HIGH on 'Quality of Life' in a new study released by Portfolio.com. Stated in the report, Austin ranked highest on the job opportunities for young adults, Houston taking the 5th position and Dallas 7th. In another report released by NEWSMAX, Texas ranked numero uno for business, the result of a recent survey of CEO's and stating that "Texas is pro-business with reasonalble regulations. The article went on to mention that Texas is where 70% of all new (2 comments)
austin economy: h1 ROBUST CONSTRUCTION EXPECTED FOR AUSTIN RETAIL MARKET - 03/16/10 05:22 PM
This from RECON in Texas -- good report and well worth the read. March 16, 2010 <!-- by hookemhomes --> This just off the press from RECON in Texas– AUSTIN (Marcus & Millichap) – The prospect of a shallow economic downturn has restored developer optimism in Austin, resulting in a leap in supply this year that will hamper property operations in older assets, according to the 2010 National Retail Report by Marcus & Millichap. Although anchors are in place at most new developments, including the 500,000-sf Domain II, lenders continue to show restraint when considering small business loans, limiting owners’ ability (0 comments)
austin economy: Austin, Texas - Jobs Predicted To Grow - Housing Gonna Stabilize - 03/08/10 05:22 PM
Texas' performance in the national economic arena has been head turning. Three of our fine cities appeared in Forbes top 10 metro areas where jobs are predicted to grow and the housing crises stabilize. While no city or state was insulated from the recession, Texas fared better than most. Austin, Texas ranked No. 2 on the list, just behind Washington, D. C.Y'all come on over! (0 comments)
austin economy: Jobs Coming to Austin, Texas - 01/29/10 04:00 PM
Bwtween LegalZoom and Schlitterbahn's Cedar Park resort thousands of jobs are planned for Austin. Also, please read about Austin's rank among the top 10 ciities -- best for women. (3 comments)
austin economy: Austin Employment Steady - 11/20/09 03:56 PM
Austin unemployment rate is at 7.2% in October according to a recent article in the Austin Business Journal. The article goes on to state that the unemployment in the Austin area held steady in October at 7.2 percent, the same as in September but up from 4.6 in October 2008.Texas’ unemployment rate is at 8.3 percent, slightly higher than the 8.2 percent recorded last month but nearly two full percentage points under the national average.Overall, the Lone Star State added 41,700 jobs in October, making it a standout in a national economy where the unemployment rate is now at a seasonally (0 comments)
austin economy: Windows 7 Upgrade Has Hidden Fees - 09/30/09 05:39 PM
October 22 the upgraded version of Windows 7 will be released and all those who will be buying a computer and thinking the upgrade is FREE -- think again. Many of the big computer makers are tacking on big shipping fees for the disc. Read the Mouse Print. (5 comments)
austin economy: Austin Real Estate -- Month in Review - 08/28/09 12:21 PM
Listings are down this month from the same time last year -- 11,490. That is a 10%+ decrease from last year. Click here MLS Inventory Report! July 2009Units for Sale: (compared to July 2008) New listings are down 9.06%. Pendings are up 8.12%. Solds decreased by 7.75%. As for Average Prices:The "New Listings" average list price is down 6.09% to 299,883. In July 2008 the average list price was $319,346. Sold average sales prices decreased 4.34% to $242,498. For July 2008 it was $253,500. Check it out the Monthly Sold Count Chart! (0 comments)
austin economy: Forecast: Austin economy should begin to rebound in Q4 - 08/24/09 10:39 PM
Forecast: Austin economy should begin to rebound in Q4 Published: August 24, 2009 The Austin-Round Rock region should begin to see the signs of a rebounding economy later this year, according to a new forecast. To continue reading, go to: http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2009/08/24/daily4.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article (0 comments)
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