April 2010

Found 9 blog entries for April 2010.


For Austin residents who love exotic automobiles, a new Ferrari dealership is certainly exciting news!  Located at 4108 N. Lamar Boulevard, Ferrari of Austin will sell new and pre-owned vehicles while also offering service, insurance and financing.  The new dealership will feature new Ferrari models ranging in price from $200,000 to $350,000.

The grand opening event, which is by invitation only, will take place on the afternoon of the 25th.  As part of the grand opening festivities, the new Ferrari 458 Italia will be unveiled. The much-anticipated new model won't hit the Texas market, however, until sometime this summer. The mid-engined sports car will replace the Ferrari F430 and has a base MSRP of $230,675. The official 0-60 acceleration speed of the

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According to a report released by RelocateAmerica.com, Austin is the third best city to relocate to in the United States. Austin residents have known this for quite sometime, which is part of why the city and the surrounding area has been growing so rapidly over the last several years. Still, it is good to know that the capital city of Austin is receiving recognition for all that it has to offer to those who are looking for a great city to move to.

Of course, this isn't the first time Austin has been recognized as a great place to live or as a great place to move to. In fact, the city took the number two position in the "America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2010" report. This particular report, on which Huntsville, Alabama took the number one position,…
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While housing markets around the country took a significant hit as the country struggled through economic troubles, the Austin real estate market has fared much better. Although the Austin housing market did take a dip in sales and in housing prices, the fall has not been as drastic as with most markets throughout the country. In addition, just as economic experts predicted, the Austin housing market has started to rebound before other housing markets around the country.

According to the Austin Board of Realtors, multiple listing service data indicated that home sales increased while also spending less time on the market during the month of February. In fact, a total of 1,145 homes sold within the Austin market, representing a 4% increase when compared to…
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1716 10th Street, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,278 sqft

REDUCED $84,000!!!! Clarksville has the best of both worlds: It's a quaint, quiet Austin neighborhood with unique homes, diverse residents, and plenty of history, but it's in the center of the city and only a stone's throw from downtown's many attractions. This Clarksville home has a very large lot. Updated Electric 2005, Updated HVAC 2005, Wrap Around Deck off the front porch, large deck off back. Recently replaced carpet, and fresh paint. This home is ready for move in!

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For Austinites who love to travel, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has made an exciting announcement: as of June 2, the airport will be offering a nonstop flight from Austin to Cancun, Mexico.

The new addition to the flight schedule will provide Austin residents with a couple different options to select from, with flights leaving on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:50 p.m. and arriving at 4:10 p.m. Return flights, on the other hand, will leave at 10:30 from Cancun and will arrive back in Austin at 12:50 p.m.

Although the flights won't start until June 2, the airport is already selling tickets for the flights through the Sun Country airline service, though passengers will be checking in through the United Airlines desk. Sun Country is currently…
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According to a new Portfolio.com/bizjournals study, the Southwest is the place to go for young adults who are looking for a place to work and to settle down. In fact, three of the top ten places identified as the best places for young adults to live are located in the Southwest, with Austin taking the number one position.

Although there are many reasons for young adults to want to live in Austin, there were two main reasons why the city took the top honors. One of these reasons is the fact that Austin actually managed to add 99,200 jobs over the past five years, while two-thirds of the country's major markets actually have fewer jobs now than they had five years ago. With an annual employment growth rate of 2.8%, Austin has enjoyed the fastest growth rate

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One of the biggest draws to living in the Austin area is the fact that employment opportunities are quite abundant when compared to many other metropolitan areas throughout the country. While there is no doubt that Austin unemployment rates did take a bit of a hit during these difficult economic times, the city has managed to do quite well when compared to national averages and even when compared to the rest of the state. Furthermore, according to some data recently released by the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment rates in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area are only getting better.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment rates in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area jumped from 7% in December to 7.6% in January. Things got…
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Residents of the Austin-Round Rock area are well aware that the metro area is one of the best places in the country to live, but it is always nice to have these assertions confirmed by those who don't live there. Thanks to the Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners, residents of the Austin-Round Rock area can feel good in knowing that they are residents of the best performing city in the United States.

The Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners recently released its 2009 list of Best Performing Cities Index and the Austin-Round Rock area topped the list. In creating the list, the Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners considered a number of different factors. These included the area's ability to create and sustain jobs as…
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According to a recent study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, Austin Bergstrom International Airport showed a strong standing in passenger satisfaction when compared to other national competitors.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport managed to come in the fifth position on a list of the 25 best small airports, which is defined as an airport that sees less than 10 million passengers per year. The study, which was entitled the 2010 North America Satisfaction Study, was based on responses received from more than 12,100 passengers who took flights last year.

Among the small airports included on the list, Indianapolis International took the top spot, while San Jose International airport came in the last position. Among the larger airports that serve 30…
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