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Perhaps Austin's Pro Sports Events Are Catching Up With Its Evolving National Stature!

It was announced today that Dell Inc. will bring the World Golf Championships-Match Play event to an Austin-area golf course starting in 2016.

“The lure of a PGA-level event is also one of the selling points behind a 700-acre golf course proposed to be built at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin. No word yet on how the presence of a PGA golf event in Austin might impact that proposal” side the ABJ.

Maybe we’ll see a Ryder Cup match in Austin one day?!

Austin Named a Top City 'Poised to be the Next Silicon Valley Tech Hub'

With record-high prices in Silicon Valley, opportunities to profit from real estate are slim. There are, however, emerging Tech hubs with characteristics similar to Silicon Valley. These Tech hubs – Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Miami – are prime environments for real estate investment.

Here is what they said about Austin...

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Pending home sales at highest level since 2013....

January may have been a weak month for home sales, but it was a strong month for contract signings.

Austin Reported As The Most Economically Segregated City In The Country

A new report found that four of the top 10 most economically segregated large metro areas in the U.S. are in the Lone Star State. Austin at No. 1 are followed by San Antonio at No. 3, Houston at No. 4, and Dallas at No. 7.

Looking for Something to do in Austin in March?

Looking for Something to do in Austin in March?

Here is a good list for you to use as a guide for activities in March!

Zilker Park Kite Festival
Mar 1
Zilker Park
www.abckitefestival.com

Jack Hanna: Into The Wile Live!
Mar 1
Paramount Theatre
www.austintheatre.com

Vienna Boys Choir
Mar 1
The Long Center
www.thelongcenter.org

Fleetwood Mac
Mar 1
Frank Erwin Center
www.uterwincenter.com

Eric Church
Mar 4

Software developers take note: Your dollar goes way further in Austin....

If you're looking for the best place to stretch your salary in software development and engineering, you might want to try sending your resumé to some Austin companies. That's the takeaway from a new analysis of IT salaries, cost of living and tax information for selected U.S.

Recognized Texas Expert Believes Major Mortgage Rate Increases Soon - What Does It Mean To You?!

I attended an Austin economic/housing forum yesterday, titled “No Place But Up … Interest Rates, Rents, Prices, Real Estate and the Economy”, presented by Ted C. Jones PhD, a recognized State expert and Chief Economist at the Texas Real Estate Center. Here are his insights ...

'Vanilla Ice' Arrested in Foreclosure Theft

'Vanilla Ice' Arrested in Foreclosure TheftRobert Van Winkle, the former rapper known as “Vanilla Ice” who now renovates homes for the DIY Network, faces charges of burglary and grand theft of a Florida property that was in the process of foreclosure. He calls the charges a misunderstanding.

Economist: Buy into Austin retail real estate now, but sell those hotels....

Looking for the right commercial real estate investment? The word is "retail."

Austin Housing Prices Pulling Further Away From State of Texas … Now 34% More

You saw in one of our prior Blogs that the median price for an Austin home was up 13% over January of last year, now at $240K. Texas as a whole is still growing well but definitely losing pace to the explosive and ongoing growth in Austin. Texas home sales were up 4 percent last month from a year ago, while the median price was up 9 percent from $164,500 to $179,100, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service data compiled by the Real Estate Center.

If you want to find out about anything Texas Real Estate related, check out ... http://www.recenter.tamu.edu