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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 […]

Luxury Homes about 10 Percent of Texas Market in Q2 2020

August 31, 2020 | Brian Talley

Homes that sold for over $500,000 accounted for about 10 percent of overall Texas home sales in the second quarter of 2020, according to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report by Texas Realtors® and the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Homes from $500,000 to $749,999 were 6.7 percent of the total, homes $750,000 to […]

Commodore Perry Estate Opens as Luxury Resort

July 27, 2020 | Brian Talley

The Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection has opened on 10 acres in Hyde Park. The estate was originally built in 1928 during the height of the Jazz Age, and the Italianate mansion, carriage house, and formal gardens along Waller Creek have been renovated into a boutique luxury hotel. With “European elegance and Gatsby-era bon […]

Second-Home Market Surges in May

June 29, 2020 | Brian Talley

The luxury home market outpaced the overall market in price growth and listing views online in May 2020, according to realtor.com®’s Luxury Housing Report, and of particular interest for this segment of buyers was second homes. These buyers were looking at smaller, less populated markets, rather than dense, urban metros. “Unlike prior downturns, the luxury […]