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SxSw (South by Southwest) is Back and Alive, March 8th - March 16th 2024 in Austin, Texas. Check it out...

 SxSw (South by Southwest) is Back and Alive, March 8th - March 16th in Austin, Texas. Check it out... click here to visit  ABOUT SXSW: South by Southwest® dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW® is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture.    Click here for the longstanding nostalgic HISTORY of SxSw. 

per KUT.ORG News: "When was Austin's Golden Age? Here's how Austinites answered."

When was Austin's Golden Age? Here's how Austinites answered. KUT 90.5 | By  Chelsey Zhu Published February 22, 2024 at 5:00 AM CST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email PICA-06374, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library Swimmers hang out at Barton Springs in the 1960s. "Austin was so much better when …" Is there any way to fill in the blank that isn’t controversial? Probably not, but it’s an interesting thought experiment. Austinites have always had a habit of romanticizing the city’s past —  even as far back as 1884  — and that feeling of nostalgia only seems to get stronger the more Austin grows. But is there any consensus (among those still living, anyway) on when the city was in its heyday? KUT threw the question out to the crowd. Y’all had a lot to say. For some, the Golden Age of Austin boiled down to a feeling. For others, it was a person, a band, a beer, a stage. These responses have been edited for length and clarity. When I was young The Golden Age of Austi

33 Chalmers, cleared superbly located East-side HOLLY cul de sac, park adjacent LOT with Downtown Views for Sale. $749K. For Sale. Austin Silent Market Realty

  View this email in your browser 33 Chalmers, cleared superbly located East-side HOLLY  cul de sac, park adjacent LOT with Downtown Views for Sale. Pre-MLS, coming soon, $749,850 For Sale. Contact exclusive listing broker George Vance McGee @ 512.657.9281 for agency work. Austin Silent Market Realty Per T.C.A.D the LOT size is 5,729.32 square feet of lot land, or .1315 Acre LOT. The HOLLY neighborhood is perhaps the premier and most desirable residential neighborhood of close-in East Central Austin Texas. The HOLLY neighborhood is east of I-35, South of East 1st street and just north of the Town Lake River and Hike and Bike Trail.  This exact 33 Chalmers LOT is already cleared and builder ready. It is located on a cul de sac, and adjacent to a neighborhood park. In addition it also has potential for Downtown Austin Texas Views. Click here for 50 + more AERIAL DRONE and GROUND Photos of 33 Chalmers Ave, Holly neighborhood Austin, Texas 78702 LOT for sale.  Copyrig

Sad News. Tim Harrington of Austin, Texas passed away in mid-February 2024 from a heart attack. His Memorial Service is 2/29/2024 2 pm, @ Austin Ridge Bible Church in Westlake.

  George Vance..... Just making sure you know that Tim Harrington passed away last weekend. Heart attack.  Tim’s Memorial Service will be: 2/29/24 at 2 PM at Austin Ridge Bible Church at 9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733 in Westlake. At the Worship Center building. Please spread the word. GVM speaking here, "Tim showed up on my 40th birthday at Pitch N Putt for an afternoon of golf and bullshit. Tim was in good spirits that afternoon after boasting of his mega million dollar commercial fresh sale in SoCo. St. Elmo @ the ol' Hills Cafe.   Tim was a former SOUTHWESTERN door to door salesman and alumnus like me. A fellow bookman. Tim showed up @ my BookPeople booksigning event, for the "The Nation We Live In."   Overall Tim was a good man and character . A worthy Austinite!  Tim Harrington was quick to make friends. Just in February, randomly Tim and I participated in 3 straight days of Champions Real Estate School (off Hwy 620 & US 183) for full day required clas

Austin, Texas Metro Rental/Leasing Statistics: January 2024

  Hi George-Vance, As we sail into February, I’m excited to share the Austin Metro rental/leasing data for our first month of the New Year! As always, I have been closely monitoring our investor and rental market activity in the Austin Metro Area and I am including the January 2024 statistics in this newsletter along with observations and notes. January 2024 SFR and Duplex Rental Stats below :    Main Takeaways: DAYS ON MARKET (DOM) REMAIN HIGH One of two consistent trends continuing from 2023 to 2024 (for now) is that it's taking a lot more time to lease properties. The largest contributing factor for this in 2023 was due to the large increase in inventory available for lease on the market. However - a notable change in the inventory we see in January 2024 is that we have a decrease in new SFR listings YOY. I will continue to track inventory closely this year (along with everything else) in relation to DOM.  We can combat Days on Market by focusing on TWO THINGS. Eliminating Vaca

Per the Miliken Institute; Austin, Texas takes #1 top spot as 'best-performing' US city in 2023. Raleigh, Boise and Salt Lake City also big winners on respected ranking

  About Best-Performing Cities Welcome to the Best-Performing Cities (BPC) webpages. The BPC rankings offer an objective evaluation of the economic performance of US metropolitan areas based on 13 indicators that cover labor market conditions, high-tech impact, and access to economic opportunities. This year, two new metrics are incorporated into the index: community resilience and income inequality. To ensure that population size doesn't skew our results, we've divided US metropolitan areas into 200 large and 203 small cities. We've then classified these cities into five tiers, with Tier 1 being the highest-ranked cities and Tier 5 being the lowest-ranked cities. You can learn more about BPC's large and small cities by using the navigation buttons at the top of the page. The 2024 Milken Institute Ranking of Large U.S. Cities Austin-Round Rock Raleigh, Nort