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AXIOS Austin writes, "aiming to win older empty nesters, Austin apartment developers are now including spas and libraries.

Why it matters: More senior communities look like modern luxury apartments.

Driving the news: America is going gray. Baby boomers and their kids make up a growing share of the country's population, according to Census Bureau data.

  • In greater Austin, the share of renter households that are 55 or older has hopped from 11.1% in 2005 to 17.6% last year.

What's happening: Apartment developers are courting empty nesters as young as 55 years old, dangling prime locations, easy living and amenities you'd expect at a five-star hotel, senior living expert James Hill with Houston-based Kirksey Architecture tells Axios.

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Austin skyline ARNOLD WELLS / ABJ

Austin Business Journal reports, "a new study released by financial technology company SmartAsset this month named Austin one of the most popular destinations millennials moved to in 2022. The analysis found one in four millennials moved to a different city last year, with the study ranking cities based on “the highest percentage of the population represented by newly transplanted millennials.”

Austin ranked No. 9 in pulling new residents within the 25 to 44 age range, per the study. The Lone Star State’s capital attracted 103,461 millennials, with the new residents marking 11% of the city’s overall population. The report added the median age in Austin is also in line with that trend, at 34.7 years old.

Austin wasn’t the only Texas city in the…

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Hoodline writes, "Austin's holiday spirit flickers to life with the 57th annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, a dazzling tradition aglow with over 3,300 lights, set to take place this Sunday, November 26. The city's beloved event, which will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2100 Barton Springs Rd., has enchanted Austinites since the first lighting back in 1967 as per KXAN report.

In a ceremony warmed by the community's eager anticipation, local entertainment, delicious food, and live music, young artists from Austin will experience the honor of lighting up the night.

Winners of the Zilker Holiday Tree art contest, Claire Bonyun and Maya Nolan, will "Flip the Switch!" in their respective junior and senior divisions, a tradition dating back…

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Intracorp's latest development would rise where this rehab center, a next-door auto shop and the Shell station pictured in the background stand today.

Austin Business Journal reports, "Intracorp Texas may demolish some existing buildings on the South Congress Avenue retail strip to build a mixed-use project that would bring about 250 housing units to the area.

The project at 2105 S. Congress Ave., directly south of Lively Middle School, would raise a mid-rise condo building with a garage and street-level retail on one of Austin's most popular streets, according to a construction filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.

Construction is expected to begin March 1, 2024, according to the TDLR, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2025. The project carries an estimated cost of $110 million and will be 620,000 square feet.

A site plan filed with the city shows the…

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River City Capital Partners is planning a 700-plus apartment development at 6610 Riverside Dr..` SCREENSHOT OF CITY OF AUSTIN DOCUMENTS


Austin Business Journal reports, "River City Capital Partners is planning a big apartment complex in Southeast Austin near the airport.

The project is set to include more than 700 apartments northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to site plans filed with the city. That's about a 15-minute drive from Tesla's Gigafactory, which has ramped up to more than 20,000 employees. The project will be developed in multiple phases and will have an affordability component.

River City Capital did not respond to requests for comment.

The project will rise on about six acres at 6610 E. Riverside Drive and will consist of 708 apartments. While the site plan did not indicate the total square footage of the project, it did specify…

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"The Austin Board of Realtors says buyers are willing to enter the market, despite higher interest rates. However, Zillow says the demand for houses is cooling off."

KVUE reports, "home prices are dropping in Central Texas, and the housing market overall is cooling off. That's according to new reports from both the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) and Zillow.

According to ABoR's October report, the median home price in the Austin-Round Rock area is $435,000. That's a 7.5% drop from a year ago.

The report also shows residential home sales are up about 4%, which experts say shows buyers are still willing to enter the housing market, despite higher interest rates.

In October, homes spent an average of 68 days on the market,…

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TheRealDeal reports, "an influx of international home buyers is providing a boost to Central Texas’ housing market. 

Over a 12-month stretch that ended in March, foreign homebuyers spent $609 million in Central Texas, accounting for 3 percent of sales dollar volume in the Austin region, the Austin American-Statesman reported, citing a study by the Austin Board of Realtors. 

“The Central Texas region continues to be a magnet for international homebuyers and investors,” Ashley Jackson, president of the Austin Board of Realtors, told the outlet. “One in six new Austin-area residents come from abroad.”

India was the primary source of international homebuyers for the second consecutive year, accounting for 21 percent of transactions among foreign…

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Austin Amerian-Statesman shares, "Mandar and Asmita Shinde are international homebuyers from India who, after seven years of living in Seattle, now call Austin home. 

Mandar Shinde, a tech business developer for Amazon, originally came to the U.S. from Nagpur, India.

He said Nagpur has similar weather to Austin, so "it literally feels like home here."

Since January, he and his wife, both 40, have been leasing a home in Liberty Hill. They are paying $2,375 a month in rent for a three-bedroom house with about 1,900 square feet, including a study.

But by next summer the Shindes and their 4-year-old son, Jai Shinde, plan to move into a new home in Leander once the house, which Perry Homes will start building soon, is completed. They expect to…

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This 100-plus acre field in Pflugerville's outskirts could soon be sprawling warehouse property. GOOGLE MAPS

Austin Business Journal reports, "Endeavor Real Estate Group plans to transform a large swath of land outside Austin into an industrial development.

The project is set to rise on more than 100 acres off State Highway 130 and Pecan Street in Pflugerville, according to several construction filings with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The number of buildings planned on the site and the total square footage of the project are unknown, but the filings indicate at least four buildings will be built, ranging from 132,214 to 186,415 square feet each. The buildings will be speculative warehouses, according to TDLR.

Endeavor did not provide comment on the project. It should be noted that information found on TDLR filings are preliminary…

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Austin, Dallas and Houston (Getty)

TheRealDeal writes, "real estate in the Texas Triangle is magnetic, according to the Urban Land Institute.

Austin has the fifth-best real estate market in the nation going into 2024, the Austin Business Journal reported, citing the ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate study, which compiled data and insights from over 2,000 industry experts to analyze shifts in the market and make predictions for the coming year. 

Austin’s ranking, down from No. 3 last year, reflects the city’s status as a “magnet city,” attracting both people and companies. Over recent years, Austin has seen significant investments from major corporations, such as Tesla and Samsung, which have drawn substantial business to the area. 

The city’s industrial sector is thriving,…

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