Entries by Mike Ebert

Congratulations to Pam Fite and to Shelly Longoria

Pam Fite became a licensed Texas REALTOR® in December, 2015. She recently completed the requirements to earn the Texas REALTOR® Leasing Specialist certification (TRLS) from the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The course of study consisted of four, three hour classes in leasing techniques, agency, and marketing. Shelly Longoria recently completed a six month course of study in […]

Indeed to add 1,000 jobs to Austin + More

Indeed Hiring: Yesterday local TV station KVUE aired a report stating that online job posting firm “Indeed” is moving into new their new 220,000 square foot office in north Austin.  Currently Indeed is located downtown and employs 500.  An interview with Indeed spokesperson Chris Hyams stated that they like Austin because of their tie in […]

UPS Distribution Center Coming to Round Rock

This week various news sources state that United Parcel Service will build a 225,000 square foot distribution center on 50 acres of land where IH-35 and SH-45 meet. The facility should be up and running by the end of 2018. It is expected that this new facility will add 300 new jobs that will have […]

Small Business is Big Business in Austin

According to a recent article in the Austin Business Journal Austin small businesses grew 9.7% between 2010 and 2013 beating Provo, Utah that posted 6.8% – that folks is a wide margin.  Austin small businesses accounted for over 35% of all jobs in 2012.  Entrepreneurship is welcomed in Austin because it is relatively easy to […]

Austin’s Apple News

An article in the Austin American Statement stated that Apple is keeping their promise by adding jobs, and thereby wealth, to our fair city. In an agreement with the city Apple agreed to create 3,600 new jobs in Austin in exchange for tax incentives. Since 2012 Apple has kept good on its promise and has […]

Austin Millennials Home Buying Woes

A recent article in CultureMap, a local publication, had an article about the difficult challenges that millennials face in buying a house in the Austin area.  A survey of apartment renting millennials found that most would like to buy a house but can’t afford to do so right now.  Most said that they need at […]

Austin Area Continues Its Growth

As reported in the Austin American Statesman, the Austin metro area continues to grow and grow.  From March 2015 to March 1016 the area added a whopping 44,500 new jobs.  That’s enough citizens to qualify for small city status!  It also put the area over the 2 million mark.  This influx of people has put […]

Cedar Park to Get 50 New Jobs

Cedar Park is just north of Austin and is a growing little city, and grow it will.  According to a recent article in the Austin American Statesman, Comprehensive Healthcare Management has struck an incentive deal with the city that will bring 50 new jobs to Cedar Park starting in June.  The annual payroll for these […]