The Cain Team Austin Real Estate Blog

10,000 Guest Amphitheater Coming To Hutto

Hutto is expanding and with the expansion comes a $3.4 million amphitheater that will house around 10,000 guests. The city will pay for construction using bonds approved by the Hutto City Council last year, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Construction on the new amphitheater will begin this month and is expected to last about 4 months. 

The site is made up of 65 acres owned by the city since January and is expected to house 4,000 seats, with an additional 6,000 in a grassy area. The Hutto City Council also voted to negotiate a contract with an alternative country music station, KOKE-FM, to host four to six events per year at the venue. 

The amphitheater area also will include a pavilion; eight electrical hookups for RVs; a park bathroom with three stalls for men and three for women; paved roads to accommodate...

UT Seeks Construction Firm to Expand Longhorn Stadium

The University of Texas has issued a request for qualifications to construction companies that have the capacity to renovate and expand Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The stadium is home to the Texas Longhorns football team and is ranked as the eight-largest stadium in the United States, with the capacity to hold over 100,000 fans. The preliminary cost estimated by the RFQ is a rough $140 million boost. 

The expansion will be centered around the stadium's south end, the site of the $8 million "Godzillatron" screen. 

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The University of Texas at Austin seeks to build an expansion to the Darrell K Royal –...

Outsmart Your Thermostat For Each Season

With the ever-changing Texas seasons, it is important to fluctuate our thermostats accordingly to stay on top of our electric bill. According to a study done by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, nearly 90% of Americans say that they have never programmed their thermostat, simply because they don't know how.

Programming your thermostat is actually very simple and can save Americans at least 10% a year on heating and cooling costs. You can achieve that 10% by turning your thermostat back by 7-10 degrees F from its normal setting for 8 hours a day, according to the U.S Department of Energy.

The first step is to pick the right thermostat tailored to your needs. There are four types of programmable thermostats that each include a distinctive scheduling style. 

  • 7-day programming. Best for individuals or families with erratic schedules, since this is the most flexible option. It lets you program a different heating/cooling schedule for each day of...

Turn Your Doors Into True Show-Stoppers

Want a unique way to spruce up your interior decoration? Having some trouble thinking out of the box when it comes to decorating your space? Try thinking inside the box... or a doorframe perhaps! When is the last time you actually noticed your interior doors?

Notice no guests come over and say "WOW, look at that great bathroom door!" It's because typically, interior doors are bland and boring. Start thinking inside the door frame and create something unique. Doors are overlooked so often that customizing and personalizing them will make a world of a difference. Here are seven ideas courtesy of House Logic.

1. Fancy Trim: A little well placed trim, along with a coat of paint really goes a long way. It is so simple, easy to do and will boost your home value. 

2. Faux Stained Glass: Glass doors are a great addition, and stained glass doors are even...

Austin Awarded #1 Best Place to Live

The U.S. News and World Report have named Austin the #1 Best Place to Live in the United States for the second year in a row. While this doesn't come as any shock, we are extremely excited to share the news. 

The Texas Capital took the top spot in the U.S News and World Report magazine's 2018 edition of its Best Places to Live in the U.S. list, which ranks major metro areas on a number of factors. These six factors included the following: unemployment, annual household income, cost of living, education, healthcare, and migration.

Austin beat out 124 of the United States largest metropolitan areas after being assigned a score in each of five different categories: desirability, value, job market, quality of life, and net migration. 

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1st Annual Love Where You Live Event

One major driving force we use to push ourselves to be successful as a team is our non-profit, Cain Cares. With every home sale, we are able to make a donation to our non-profit in the homeowner's name. Cain Cares gives us the ability to serve our clients, past clients, neighbors and team members in a time of need. Our goal is to help when help is needed most, and that is exactly what we had the pleasure of doing this past month.  

For our 1st Annual Love Where You Live Event we had the pleasure of serving the Feil family. Marvin and Melba Feil have been Travis Country residents for over 40 years. They have found a great sense of community within Travis Country and have made a ton of memories in their house. With a great amount of work put on Melba as the main home keeper, their beautiful home needed quite a bit...

Stunning 4 Bedroom Round Rock Home with an Open Floor Plan

Hot New Round Rock Listing!

19905 San Chisolm Dr.

$289,997 | 3,743 Sq.Ft. | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom


Tastefully updated home in Greenridge! Huge kitchen provides ample space for cooking and entertaining. Cozy brick fireplace with a spacious living area and formal dining. Open-style floorplan also features a spacious game room upstairs! This is in addition to the 4 bedrooms & his/hers vanities in the master bathroom. A must see home with a tranquil backyard with a HUGE covered patio and charming updated shed!


Austin #2 Fastest Job Growth in U.S

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their final 2017 metro area job statistics recently and Austinites were not surprised! Austin has been ranked the #2 fastest city for job growth in 2017, by adding 22,200 new jobs with a growth of 2.2%. 

  • Wholesale trade was the fastest growing industry in the Austin MSA, increasing jobs by 7.1% (3,500 jobs) over the last 12 months. Leisure and hospitality added the most jobs—6,000 (4.9% growth).
  • Manufacturing jobs grew 5.1% year-over-year, outpacing private industry growth for the seventh month in a row.
  • Austin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 2.6%, reduced from 2.9% in September. Texas’ rate fell below 4.0% for the first time since the published data begins in 1976.

WalletHub analysts also conducted a study on the fastest growing cities in the U.S, consisting of the following data:...

Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy, is now available on Cain Club!

We are so excited to announce our newest Cain Club prize! Our team had the opportunity to host an amazing event last week that showcased some amazing speakers that shared how a small change in their mindset yielded astronomical results for them both professionally and personally. The Think, DO and Grow Rich event was such a success and photos will come soon! 

The last of our amazing speakers was James Whittaker, the author of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. He shared an amazing outlook on the power of mindset along with a glimpse of his newest book and we just knew we had to get it on Cain Club ASAP! We are proud to say that Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy is now available on Cain Club for ONLY 50 points! 


The Cain Team Welcomes New Inside Sales Associate: Scott

The Cain Team is excited to announce the newest member of our powerhouse real estate team, Scott Daniel! Scott takes on the position of Inside Sales Associate and brings a new sense of energy to the team, get to know Scott below!

Born and raised in South Georgia, Scott graduated from the University of North Georgia where he found his love for the mountains and outdoors. Scott relocated to Austin, TX after working in the outdoor industry serving others in the world of Outdoor Wilderness Therapy. Scott felt that Austin, TX would be a great place to share his love for people and the great outdoors with his best friend, Scooby.

Scott is a highly motivated individual that seeks to help others succeed in any way possible.  Scott is a well-cultured individual that has traveled through 12 different...

Monthly Market Updates with Ricky: February 2018

As first quarter comes to a close we are still seeing single-family home sales increase in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan. All signs are pointing towards another record year for home sales! Housing inventory levels are staying strong around 2.8 months, indicating it is still a HOT SELLERS MARKET. Remember, when housing inventory increases above 6 months this is the market naturally moving into what we consider to be a "balanced" market, which is vital for the long-term sustainability of our local economy. 
Housing prices still on the incline with the median of single-family houses up 9.1% in the city of Austin! Whether you are a buyer considering to make a move or a seller who is looking to preserve your equity, now is the time to explore your options in today's market! Call us today for a real-time assessment on...

Join us for the Think, DO, and Grow Rich Event!

We have a Big announcement and opportunity for you all to be apart of on Thursday, April 5th from 5:30 to 9:00 PM!
Recently, our team has been chosen to be featured on the New TV Show Success in Your City, which is a show highlighting entrepreneurs in different cities that are creating great things in their business and also helping others. 
The crew is Emmy award-winning, and the producers are the co-founder of Priceline, one of the original sharks on Shark Tank and a producer that worked with the Napoleon Hill Foundation to create the Think and Grow Rich movie.
As part of the show, we are filming a big fund-raising event for our non-profit, Cain Cares.  At this event titled Think, Do, and Grow Rich, we have the author of the new Think and Grow Rich book speaking and signing copies of the book, as well as myself speaking on...

The Cain Team Success Spotlight - March

At The Cain Team, we take our culture and our people extremely seriously. Ensuring our training/culture meets the needs of our individual team members is important to us. Join us as we highlight a new member of the team each month with The Cain Team Success Spotlight!

Travis kicks us off with our first video in this amazing series, and we can't wait for him to share his story! Get to know Travis and his success within our team through this month's Cain Team Success spotlight.


Charming Cedar Park Home for Sale

136 Deer Run Dr. | $179,997 | 1,104 Sq.Ft | 3 Bed | 2 Bath

Charming three bedroom, two bathroom Cedar Park home for sale! This quaint home sits on a gently sloping yard that's filled with trees and gardens. Conveniently located between Austin and Bastrop, this property has a great location with a lot to offer homeowners. 

This home is located in Bastrop ISD with schools such as Cedar Creek Highschool and Bluebonnet Elementary. Click here to check out more photos of this charming North Austin home.


Hot New Austin Listing


 11704 Quartz Circle | $299,997 | 2,130 Sq.Ft. | 5 Bed | 3 Bath

Tastefully remodeled home in established Anderson Mill community is privately situated on an estate sized cul-de-sac lot and is within walking distance to top-rated schools & popular parks & adventurous walking trails. Some of the many strikingly gorgeous updates include completely remodeled kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, new wood-like tile flooring, new carpeting in bedrooms & much more. This is not one to miss out on! ...

Join us for a South Austin Open House This Sunday!

Join us for an amazing South Austin Open House this Sunday, March 18th, from 2-4 PMThis beautiful home sits on a large corner lot, has a brand new roof and boasts a fantastic backyard with a gorgeous, established tree, granite countertops, and a lovely living space with fireplace. This home is cozy and inviting and the perfect place for you to call home! Convenient South Austin location! Don't miss this fantastic property! 

8770 Birmingham Dr. 

$249,997 | 1,563 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom


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Local Burger Chain to Expand Out of Austin

P. Terry's Burger Stand has taken Austin by storm being a local fan favorite. The ever-popular burger joint has grown to 14 locations across Austin since it started in 2005. That number will increase to 15 in early summer, as a location opens north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin American-Statesmen reports.

As if 15 stores in 13 years isn't enough, P. Terry plans to open a 16th store just shy out Austin, in San Marcos, TX. The 5,763-foot restaurant will be open by the end of the year including two drive-thrus and an inside eatery. The location, on the site of a vacant Kobe Steakhouse that needs to be demolished.  San Marcos is home to Texas State University and is expected to be a great home for the new location. 

P. Terry is one to watch as we expect further growth to come from this chain. Terry's Tex-Mex concept, Taco Ranch has seen success since it's...

Expensive Mistakes Homeowners Often Make

Maintaining your home is extremely costly and there are a ton of ways to save on the smaller projects that don't need as much attention. Are you spending extra money on unnecessary upkeep?  Here are the ten most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home. 

1. Using Traditional Light Bulbs

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home you could be throwing away a lot of money on an inflated electric bill. In its lifetime, an incandescent light bulb can use about $180, whereas as a CFL light bulb will only use $41 in the same time frame. If you really want to get cost savvy, go down to a LED bulb that will go down to $30 a month. 

2. Ignoring a leaky faucet

A leaky faucet is not a minor detail that you want to put on the back burner. A leaky faucet that...

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring

Are you second-guessing the right time to sell your house? Everyone is telling you Spring is the prime time to sell your home, but do they really know what they are talking about? We've got the answer you're looking for! The Cain Team takes pride in making the listing process smooth and seamless while offering jaw-dropping customer service. Take a look at 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring below, and click here to schedule a no-obligation home selling consultation!