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Austin-Area Home Sales Jump 29%, Setting New Record for May - KUT News

Austin-Area Home Sales Jump 29%, Setting New Record for May - KUT News | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Austin-Area Home Sales Jump 29%, Setting New Record for May
KUT News
So we called Madison Inselmann with the real estate tracking firm MetroStudy. KUT News: Could homebuilders be doing more to increase supply?
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A Drone's-Eye-View of Downtown Austin

Colin Guinn, CEO of DJI Innovations took KUT News to Zilker Park, where he shot this amazing footage. He's able to shoot video using a UAV because the footag...
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Slideshow: UT Med School finalists strut their stuff - Austin Business Journal

Slideshow: UT Med School finalists strut their stuff - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
The short list of architectural firms to design the first phase of the University of Texas Medical School released a sample of their work.
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U-Pack Moving Trends in 2011 | U-Pack

U-Pack Moving Trends in 2011 | U-Pack | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Where are people moving in the U.S.? Check out the latest U-Pack infographic for current migration trends.
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Angelou projects Austin's boom to continue in 2013, 2014 - Austin Business Journal

Angelou projects Austin's boom to continue in 2013, 2014 - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
It’s been a spectacular couple of years for Austin, and the future is looking just as bright, predicted local economist Angelos Angelou at his annual economic outlook event.
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Five of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country between 2011 and 2012 were in Texas, according to new figures from the US Census Bureau. New York is way out in front in terms of added population, but Houston is second with San Antonio and Austin fourth and fifth.

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Austin Envy

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I’ve written a lot about how places make us and we make places—cities like San Antonio, Providence and Pittsburgh reinventing themselves and becoming newly trendy. But then there are those places that have been trendy for decades.
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U.S. has Austin envy.

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Austin makes 10 best cities to find work in the U.S. list - SiliconHills

Austin makes 10 best cities to find work in the U.S. list - SiliconHills | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
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Austin is one of the best U.S. cities to find work, according to Adecco Staffing U.S., Siliconhillsnews.com reports. A healthy job market equals a healthy Austin real estate market.

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Where Americans Are Moving

Where Americans Are Moving | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
For all the talk of how the Great Recession has driven people -- particularly the young -- toward dense urban centers, Census data reveal that the big coastal cities continue to bleed residents, and sprawling Sun Belt metro areas are vacuuming them...
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Forbes: Americans Are Moving To These Top Cities...Austin is #3 on this list. From July 2010 to July 2011, almost 31k people moved here.

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Austin hangs high on recent best-of lists - Austin Business Journal

Austin hangs high on recent best-of lists - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Magazines, think tanks and list makers have ranked Austin high on some high-profile...
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21! No stranger to "Best Of" lists, here are 21 Austin mentions in just the past few months.

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Austin's economic growth record is unparalleled, index says - Austin Business Journal

Austin's economic growth record is unparalleled, index says - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Austin maintained its No. 1 spot in the Business Journals' latest analysis measuring the economic health of major metropolitan areas.
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Private-sector job growth, earnings, unemployment, housing-price appreciation, construction, and retail activity all factor into the formula for Austin's success.

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The Austin Real Estate Guide: Austin-area home sales up 32 percent, hit 9 year high for April!

The Austin Real Estate Guide: Austin-area home sales up 32 percent, hit 9 year high for April! | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
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Bloomberg names Austin as America's top boomtown - Austin Business Journal

Bloomberg names Austin as America's top boomtown - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Austin made another national list for its strong economic factors.
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Boom. #AustinRanksFirstAgain

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Broker: Expect national retailers to re-emerge in Austin - Austin American-Statesman

Broker: Expect national retailers to re-emerge in Austin - Austin American-Statesman | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Broker: Expect national retailers to re-emerge in Austin Austin American-Statesman When the real estate market slowed in Houston in the early 1980s, I relocated to Austin and subsequently worked with two other national firms before venturing out on...
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Austin, Provo, Utah dominate On Numbers Economic Index in June - Austin Business Journal

Austin, Provo, Utah dominate On Numbers Economic Index in June - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Austin is No. 1 in June's version of the On Numbers Economic Index, the same position it has occupied since February. Provo, Utah, presently holds second place, just as it did in March, April and May.
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Austin continues 5-month domination in June's economic health index
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Austin in the News : Media Center : Chamber : The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Austin in the News : Media Center : Chamber : The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
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Austin Relocation Guide | Austin, Texas Housing, Realtors, Moving

Austin Relocation Guide | Austin, Texas Housing, Realtors, Moving | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Learn why folks are moving to Austin, Texas. View Neighborhoods, What to do, Housing, Schools,Neighborhoods, Jobs and more and request a free guide.
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Everything you need to know about moving to Austin, TX.

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10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas

10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Half of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US are in Texas, according to new figures. Why?
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Five of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country between 2011 and 2012 were in Texas, according to new figures from the US Census Bureau. New York is way out in front in terms of added population, but Houston is second with San Antonio and Austin fourth and fifth.

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Coca-Cola: Enjoying Austin's innovation - Austin Business Journal

Coca-Cola: Enjoying Austin's innovation - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Writers at Coca-Cola pumped up Austin's startup scene in a recent blog post that...
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Coca-Cola loves Austin. Who doesn't?

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What Draws People to Austin (And What Drives Them Away)

What Draws People to Austin (And What Drives Them Away) | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise that Austin ranks highly on many lists: fastest growing cities, best cities, even “hipster” cities. But a more personal conversation has
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Interesting article from KUT on "What Draws People To Austin"...and also what drives them away. For me, it was the plentiful and beautiful green spaces Austin provides. I thought it would be a great place to raise my children. How about you?

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Lennar unveils new model that even 'The Waltons' would like - Austin Business Journal

Lennar unveils new model that even 'The Waltons' would like - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Lennar Homes is introducing its NextGen multigenerational housing model in the Teravista master-planned community in Round Rock.
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Interesting concept! New home builders recently introduced a "NextGen" housing concept. These new floorplans come with 2 master suites on the main floor, as well as adding a small living room and kitchenette to the floor plan with a separate entrance. A great solution for multi-generational living.

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Austin Texas Among Top 10 That Beat the Recession

Austin Texas Among Top 10 That Beat the Recession | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Since hitting its recession low in the third quarter of 2009, output in the Austin area has increased by 17.2%, among the highest in the nation.
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Employment is now 6.6% higher than its pre-recession high in 2006.

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Austin tops economic health index for third straight month - Austin Business Journal

Austin tops economic health index for third straight month - Austin Business Journal | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
Austin remains the top-rated metropolitan area in the On Numbers Economic Index for April, which means it has the strongest local economy in the United States.
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Austin has held first place since February, thanks to its broad-based record of economic strength.

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Austin is the 11th largest U.S. city, according to latest Census Bureau estimate - 2013-May-23

Austin is the 11th largest U.S. city, according to latest Census Bureau estimate - 2013-May-23 | Austin In The News | Scoop.it
If you’re cursing the traffic on I-35 and MoPac or groaning about how hyper-competitive the local housing market is, you’ve now got one more valid excuse to let loose with ...
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Over 25,000 people moved to Austin in 2012.

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Austin growth outpaces housing supply

The steady growth in population is putting a strain on Austin's housing supply and limiting the ability of many people to purchase a home, representatives of...
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Austin is currently at a 2.6 month supply of housing inventory. Anything less than a 6 month supply is considered a "seller's market." This is causing prices to rise and slight headaches for buyers. Call me if you need help navigating through this market.

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