Monthly Archives: September 2011

Four Things To Do In Austin This Week

If you like Oktober, cool homes, HAAM, or live music, we’ve got the suggestions for you! Here are our recommendations for things to do in and around Austin this week. Continue reading

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Harris Hill Road – An Austin Gem

Introducing: Harris Hill Road – a 1.8-mile, 11-turn asphalt road course open to the public and located near Austin. Harris Hill Road offers classes and training, as well as special membership packages. Full membership gives you unlimited access to the course using your own road-safe vehicle (cars and motorcycles only, no trucks). Continue reading

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Spredfast Will Hire In Austin

Startup technology company, Spredfast, has recently received a round of investment capital totalling approximately $12 million to help with expansion. The company already has 50 employees in the Austin area with plans to hire an additional 50 in sales, marketing, and product development. Continue reading

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New UT Austin Medical School Would Bring Jobs

Senator Watson (D-Austin) envisions a massive investment in Austin to create a medical school, complete with a state-of-the-art training hospital, in collaboration with Seton Healthcare. The University of Texas would provide the medical degree and educational components of the plan. While he recognizes the challenge he is up against, he expressed a strong desire to move this past talk and into action.

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Austin Apartment Market – Sprague Quoted in Statesman

The downtown Austin apartment market continues to show strength. A recent announcement for a new high-rise luxury apartment building is a good indication of the confidence that investors and developers have in the urban core rental market.
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Four Things To Do In Austin This Week

This week in Austin you can attend an art opening, a street festival, or 32 museums. Oh, and music. Of course, there’s always the music… Continue reading

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Austin’s Lead Paint Removal Program

A grant has made funds available to Austin residents who may be exposed to toxic lead paint for safe removal. The program has income limits and a child requirement, but for those who qualify the labor and materials are free. Because lead paint was banned for use in residences in 1978, only homes built before that date will qualify for the program. Continue reading

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Austin Jobs Increase in August

The Texas Workforce Commission recently released August employment data showing Austin experiencing a net gain of 5,600 jobs from July. The increase resulted in the local unemployment rate dropping to 7.3%. Continue reading

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Wildfires and Real Estate

With the recent devastation due to wildfires in the Central Texas region, we thought it would be appropriate to outline the impact wildfires can have on real estate and the housing market. While not specific to the most recent fires, these are common effects a wildfire can have on a local market. Continue reading

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Austin Is A Top 5 Job Market

According to a recent survey by Manpower, a staffing and research agency, the Austin area has the fifth best job outlook in the nation. The survey looked at numerous factors to determine their rankings, including hiring and layoff plans. Continue reading

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