Austin makes top 10 list

Austin once again makes a top 10 list, and this time it’s for being one of the best places to invest. This means you should diversify your retirement and buy real estate in Austin. Feel free to search for available Austin real estate right here on my site. For more information on this great news …


Should You Pay More to Park Downtown?

The City of Austin is considering extending parking-meter hours in the downtown area. This would create more turnover of parking spaces and increase revenue but is is the best option? Let the city know what you think by taking their survey.  You can also read the background and research on the issue at the city’s …


Waller Creek Tunnel Project Gets Underway

The Waller Creek Tunnel Project gets underway today.  Crews will begin renovating a pedestrian bridge in preparation for the project.  While planning has been underway for years, this marks the first visible signs of construction. Once completed, the Waller Creek Tunnel Project will have removed approximately 28 acres from the flood zone along Waller Creek stretching from Lady …


Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

As everyone knows, more jobs means more housebuyers.  As jobs grow, consumer confidence grows.  So not only will people have more income to spend but also will be less reluctant to spend it.  Well, fortunately, Austin is once again on the top-ten list of job growth.  With 14, 300 new jobs in the past year, …


Austin Area Roads To Be Improved By Federal Stimulus Bill

The Texas Transportation Commission has decided to spend $1.s billlion to move forward on several area road projects. These projects include: flyover bridges at U.S. 290 and U.S. 183 a new I-35 bridge in Buda the widening of FM 1460 in Round Rock So it appears there is some good news to this mess we’re …


Austin Tops Forbes List of Best-Value Cities

Austin is #1 on the Forbes list of cities where you get the most bang for your buck.  Forbe’s used five factors to determine their list.  Here are the factors with Austin’s ranking for each: Job Growth Projections Rank: 1 Inflation Rank: 24 Median House Price/Median Household Income Rank: 8 Median Income/Cost of Living Index …


Once Again, Texas is a Great Place to Buy

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently conducted a study in the 100 most populous metro areas in the country.  They analyzed whether it makes more sense to buy or rent in each area.  Of the top ten areas where it makes more sense to buy than rent, five of them are in Texas.  Austin comes …


Austin Real Estate Search Has Moved

I have been making some changes to my Austin Real Estate site recently.  One of the things I have done is moved the property search to a subdomain.  So from now on, to search for Austin properties go to search.braxtonbeyer.com and continue to go to braxtonbeyer.com for all the real estate news and tips. [ …


Home featured on KVUE News

One of my client’s home was shown on KVUE last night.  I represented him when buying the house.  Patrick Easter, who you will see in the clip is the developer who built my client’s home and is placing another one next to it. The story covers manufactured homes and the benefits they can provide.  One …


Waller Creek Survey

I attended the City’s Waller Creek Workshop recently and was very impressed with the ideas they had as well as changes they had implemented due to citizen feedback.  They are continuing to take feedback through their online survey until the end of this month.  I urge each of you to give your input.  The Waller …