Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Austin Named #6 City Millennials are Moving to By Brookings Institution



Austin has made yet another top 10 list. This time it’s the top 10 cities Millennials are moving to in the United States. Business Insider reports on findings by the Brookings Institution.

Austin ranked number 6 on the list. Our metro population is 2,000,860 and about 544,234 of those are millennials. Austin’s increase of millennials from 2010 to 2015 was 11.8%.

Two other Texas cities made the list. Houston tied Cape Coral, Florida for the 7th spot. Houston’s metro population is 6,656,947, they have approximately 1,650,923 millennials living there, and their population of millennials increased 11.7% between 2010 and 2015.

San Antonio was number 2 on the list, with an overall metro population of 2,384,075, 598,403 millennial residents, and an increase in their millennial population of 14.4% between 2010 and 2015.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Austin's Graffiti Park Moving


Austin’s Graffiti Park is moving from its current digs, a bunch of abandoned foundations that were laid for condos in the 80’s before the market went belly-up, to Carson Creek Ranch, the Austin American Statesman reports.

The developer will have to document HOPE Outdoor Gallery before demolition can start. The park will stay open through June while the developers create a timeline for construction on the new project. 

The developer has delayed construction on their project until HOPE found a new home. Their new home will be six acres with over 48,000 square feet for artists to use as their canvas.

The new home should be open by the end of 2019 and will include restrooms and other facilities that HOPE’s current space on Baylor street just doesn’t have.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Rental Trends in Austin and Beyond



Austin isn’t the most expensive place to rent in Texas, Culturemap Austin reports. 

That honor actually goes to Dallas, where the median rent last year for a one bedroom apartment was $1,190. Austin’s median rent was a tiny bit less at $1,142. 

Across the US, the median rent for a one bedroom was up 2.4 percent and two bedrooms saw an increase of 3 percent. Most of the increases came in the last quarter of 2017.

28 states had increases in rent for one bedrooms. Texas’ one bedroom rent was up .5 percent to $882.

Austin’s rent for a one bedroom increased by .3 percent overall, which was the least change in any rental market in the state. Of other Texas cities, Corpus Christi had the biggest increase in median rent at 1.9 percent and El Paso had the biggest decrease, where rent was down 1.9 percent.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Austin Named the 6th Hottest Housing Market in the US by Zillow



Austin has been named one of the ten hottest housing markets in the country, Culturemap Austin reports.

Zillow ranked US cities on metrics including home value and rent forecasts, income and population growth, current unemployment rates, and the number of job openings per person from Glassdoor to come up with a “hotness” score.

Austin’s hotness score put us in the 6th spot. As far as what neighborhoods are projected to see the biggest growth?  Zillow said Pecan Springs Springdale, MLK, Montopolis, West Congress, and Coronado Hills will see their home values increase the most.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Texas #1 Moving Destination in the US



Texas is the number one moving destination in the US, according to a report from U-Haul, the Austin Business Journal reports.

Arrivals of U-Haul trucks in Texas we up 1 percent over the previous year last year, and while departures were up 3 percent, trucks arriving in Texas were still over 50%, so that kept Texas as the top state for arrivals.

Texas was number 39 for growth in 2015. 

Florida was number 2, and Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, North Carolina, Connecticut, Colorado, and Vermont rounded out the rest of the top ten.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Austin Named 7th Best Housing Market for Millennials




Austin made Trulia’s list of best housing markets for millennials, Business Insider reports.

Austin grabbed the 7th spot on their list of biggest markets poised for growth.  Trulia looked at several key metrics: job growth, vacancy rates, the affordability of a starter-home, online listing searches, and the percentage of people living there that are younger than 35.

Austin’s job growth was 2.3%, the share of income needed to buy a home is 47.5% and 26.3% of Austin’s population is under 35.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Two Austin Neighborhoods Named Hottest Neighborhoods in the US



Two Austin neighborhoods made a list of the 25 hottest neighborhoods in the country, the Austin American Statesman reports.

Austin’s Holly neighborhood nabbed the 12th spot on the list, scoring high on the budget, weather, and walkability measures of the ranking.  

Central East Austin was named the 10th hottest neighborhood in the US and did well in the same categories as Holly. Both scored low in the entertainment measure.

The list took into account walkability, transit, budget, entertainment, lifestyle, and weather,  These were measured by examining how many bars and restaurants were in a neighborhood, local taxes, how severe the seasons were, and pet friendliness.

Houston’s Lower Westheimer neighborhood was the only other area in Texas to make the cut.  

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