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High-end Neighborhood Planned for Leander

September 15, 2021 | Brian Talley

Homebuilder Toll Brothers received initial approval in September 2021 from the Leander City Council to rezone a 112-acre site in Leander for single-family home construction, according to a report in the Austin Business Journal. If it receives final approval later in the month, the community northwest of County Roads 175 and 177 ultimately would offer […]

California Homebuyers Migrate to Central Texas

June 28, 2021 | Brian Talley

The San Francisco Chronicle published an in-depth article on migration from California and why many are picking the central Texas region for relocation in Californians are fueling Austin’s housing frenzy. Reasons cited for the migration include home affordability, quality of life, and friendliness of the population, as well as the presence of companies such as […]

Austin and Texas Tops for Remote Workers

April 27, 2021 | Brian Talley

Texas is the trendiest state to live, and Austin is the trendiest city, according to a CraftJack study that asked participants where they would move if given the opportunity to work remotely. Overall, 61 percent of respondents said they would move if given a remote work opportunity, with even higher percentages in New York City, […]

Texas Luxury Home Sales Up Almost 24 Percent

March 24, 2021 | Brian Talley

Sales of Texas homes that closed for $1 million or more increased 23.5 percent in the latest Texas Luxury Home Sales Report, created through a partnership of Texas REALTORS® and local REALTOR® associations with data analyzed by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The data is based on single-family home sales in the […]

Austin Named Top U.S. Tech Town

February 25, 2021 | Brian Talley

CompTIA named Austin the best tech city in the United States for the second year in a row. The Tech Town Index cited Austin’s relatively low cost of living, plus current and projected IT jobs, in its study that compared cities with populations greater than 250,000.   The report stated: “Home to 5,500 startups and […]

Westlake Chamber of Commerce Hosts Community Luncheon

January 20, 2021 | Brian Talley

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce will host two versions of a Community Luncheon on Friday, February 5, 2021: an in-person event and a remote event. The in-person event will be held at Austin Country Club, with registration and networking beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch and the program will begin at 11:30, at which point a […]

Eanes ISD Budget Impacted by COVID-19

December 17, 2020 | Brian Talley

The Eanes Independent School District School Board received an update on the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 budget. As expected, factors such as lower enrollment played a part in what is now anticipated to be a $2.7 million budget deficit. This is despite the approved Penny Swap, which resulted in a gain of $3.3 […]

Eanes ISD Approves “Thought Breaks” for Teachers

November 30, 2020 | Brian Talley

The Eanes Independent School District approved a series of staff “Thought Breaks” for the remaining 2020-21 calendar. These breaks were added for “mental health and planning” and based on the recommendation of the District Leadership Team following staff requests. Most of the breaks will be blocks of two back-to-back early-release days. This will apply to […]

Luxury Housing Insight

October 29, 2020 | Brian Talley

A record-breaking 4,000 luxury homes were sold in Texas in August 2020, even as overall home sales decreased 4.1 percent from an all-time high the prior month, according to Texas Housing Insight published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Austin, with a modest increase in overall sales, had a “record-breaking 3,622 sales […]

Texas Housing Sales Up, Higher-end Market Reaches Its Highest Level

September 16, 2020 | Brian Talley

Texas housing sales increased 17.1 percent in July 2020, reaching a record-breaking 36,165 sales, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Homes priced more than $400,000 accounted for over 20 percent of home sales – the most ever – while homes under $200,000 dropped to about one-fourth of sales.   Months of […]