Category: Austin area news

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

The popcorn will be “bring your own” and the barbecue won’t be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.   SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible…


Drive-thru coronavirus testing in Austin area

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas continues to ramp up its COVID-19 testing capabilities, more and more drive-thru testing sites are starting to pop up. Here are some of the groups doing drive-thru testing in the Austin area: Austin Emergency Center Austin Emergency Center (AEC) announced that it was offering drive-thru or drive-up testing on March 30….


March 2020 Austin Real Estate Market Update

‘If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, bitterns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinitive possibilities open up in your life” – Eckhart Tolle  Howdy, y’all! I know things feel pretty strange these days but truly, I’m seeing a lot of…


H-E-B giving raise to hourly employees through April 12

As H-E-B employees work to keep up with customers flocking to its stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas grocery store chain announced March 20 the company is giving many of its hourly employees a raise. Hourly employees who work at H-E-B’s store, manufacturing, warehouse and transportation departments will receive a $2 per hour raise that is effective March…


Austin Texas Is The Top City For Real Estate Prospects In 2020

Are you planning on buying or selling a home in the Austin area next year? If so, the ATX area continues to remain the top city for buying or selling a home in the United States, especially in 2020. Why buy or sell a home in the ATX area? The answers are simple. Homes in…


Bands to See at Austin City Limits 2019

Austin City Limits is getting close! We’re counting down the days until some of the biggest rock bands in the world will be in Austin for the annual music festival that draws bands from around the world who want the exposure that only Austin can offer them. If you plan on going to ACL 2019…


Lake Austin Homes Rank As Most Expensive In United States

AUSTIN, Texas — Waterfront homes are some of the most highly sought-after real estate on the planet, and Austin is no exception. Lake Austin is a constant level lake that begins at the Tom Miller dam and spans 21 miles upstream to the Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis. Homeowners enjoy the serenity of the lake…


What’s Life Really Like In Austin Texas?

Austin Texas has been rated as one of the best cities to live in the United States for a few years now because we still have an affordable cost of living here, good home prices, plenty of things to do and a thriving jobs market. Even though the press coverage of Austin has been good,…


Austin Real Estate Market – July 2019 UPDATE

The Austin Board of Realtors is reporting a sizable increase in both home sales and homes going pending in May. With interest rates now hovering around 3.5% for a 30-year fixed, the buyer market appears to be red hot. Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your Austin Texas Home If you are considering a…


Austin Texas Is Projected to Grow By 3.89% Per Year Through 2023

There’s no denying that Austin Texas has been growing fast over the last 10 years. We can see this on a daily basis with the increase in construction across the city but how fast is Austin projected to growing in the coming years? Thanks to recent data from the Perryman Group, we know that Austin…