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Mark Sprague – Economic Outlook

I recently attended an economic forecast presentation at a luncheon for the local chapter of the Residential Real Estate Council. Our speaker was Mark Sprague, Director of Information Capital for Independence Title and an analyst and prolific writer and speaker on all things real estate. I am pleased to offer some important insights about the Austin-area. Continue reading

A quick follow-up: Austin growth

Big challenges require big solutions, but I believe we can get this done. Continue reading

And another expert …

Last week I attended a great presentation by Mark Sprague, Director of Information Capital for Independence Title.  Here are some key takeaways. Continue reading

Austin ranks among best places to live in the U.S.

Austin is the second-best place to live in the U.S. … Continue reading

Affordability Pressures in Austin

Much has been said over the past couple of years about housing affordability in the Austin area, and rightfully so. This is not hopeless, however. There are ways to address this trend, by allowing the addition of much more, and more varied housing stock throughout the area. Continue reading

Austin #1 for jobs

Equally impressive is that 4 of the Top 5 cities in that ranking are in Texas! Continue reading

Growth culture in Austin

Innovation, entrepreneurship, investment, and growth are cultural mainstays in Austin. Being the Live Music Capital and all that that means to the community is an important part of this city, as is the moderate weather, Texas Hill Country, the Highland Lakes, and our central location with easy access to the rest of the state. All of these factors work together to make Austin the dynamic community it is, and these articles and many others tell the stories that make the future look bright. Continue reading

More expansion in Austin

Each of these stories represents confidence in the economic and financial strength of Austin and our healthy supply of high-skill employees. Continue reading

Recession? Yes, but it’s great to be in Austin!

“Since we know Austin went into the recession later, emerged earlier, and lost fewer jobs than most other major metros, it may be helpful to put this month’s performance ranking in perspective by also looking at where Austin and these metros are currently vis-à-vis peak pre-recession employment.” Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard Update

The February market snapshot shows mixed results, but important point of emphasis regarding the Austin/Central Texas residential real estate market remains remarkable strength in property values. Continue reading