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What’s closed, what you can do in Austin amid coronavirus outbreak

What are you allowed to do, and how are the city and county responding? Here’s a running list.

Travis County shelter-in-place order extended, masks required

The new decree lasts through May 8

What Austin renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

From rent strikes to RISE, how the city is working to protect tenants

Utility relief ordinance will aid Austinites during coronavirus crisis

The measure aims to reduce utility bill impacts for households and businesses facing financial hardship.

Austin real estate business deemed ‘essential’ during coronavirus pandemic

A new state order allows home showings, says the Austin Board of Realtors.

Austin area rents remain steady despite coronavirus

It’s too early to know what the pandemic’s effects might have on leasing a place to live

How to get around in Austin—if you must—amid coronavirus closures: Updated

Capital Metro busses and rail are operating with abbreviated schedules, some closed routes, and no fares.

Capital Metro coronavirus response includes free fares in April

Bus and train service is still running but for essential travel only during stay-home-work-safe order.

City Council passes anti-eviction ordinance to protect renters during coronavirus crisis

The legislation delays tenant evictions for 60 days. But what happens after that?

Austin gets a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus. Here’s what that means.

Starting midnight Tuesday, residents must stay at home except to conduct essential activities and business.

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Coronavirus impact in Austin

News and updates on how the novel coronavirus is affecting Austin housing, transit, and more

Here’s where all those new Austinites are coming from: Updated

Austin is one of the top five destinations for people moving from other U.S. cities.

When to list your Austin home for sale

A new report breaks down the timing for you.

Here’s how many hours Austinites need to work to pay the rent

Study puts city in top 10 for labor needed to keep a roof over your head

What you’ll see on the Austin Modern Home Tour 2020

See the many manifestations of contemporary modernism as architects and builders show their work in neighborhoods across the city

Is Austin rent relief in sight? Not so much.

Rents across the metro continue to rise faster than the national rate.

New Austin store specializes in how not to kill your plants

Desk Plants in the Domain can help with your house plants, too.

Austin’s hottest neighborhoods aren’t necessarily what you think they are

There are plenty of great reasons people flock to planned communities.

Austin’s best neighborhoods for car-free living, ranked

Places where it’s easy to get around via foot, bicycle, or public transit

Rent report: How Austin compares to other US cities

Austin’s rent is still relatively low compared to some places, but it’s rising fast.

Sneak peek: Tribeza Interiors Tour 2020

The homes tour highlights one-of-a-kind design by local professionals.

Austin’s housing market expected to outperform national average, says study

The city’s real estate market is predicted to outperform the national average. What does that mean for affordability?

Austin rents show seasonal slowdown

Yearly growth rate is among highest in nation, however.

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Austin’s best places to get married

There's no shortage of beautiful places to get married in the great outdoors in Austin. But there are also plenty of gorgeous, year-round go-tos.

Austin rent totals rose faster than those in any other U.S. city in the past decade

Local tenants paid a whopping $36.7 billion since 2010

Austin rent rose sharply in 2019

Growth was sixth-fastest among nation’s large cities

AFS, city expand Austin Studios with major new facility

Creative Media Center adds 38,500 square feet of development and production space

Austin outpaces U.S. in rate of rising rent

Only four large cities had faster growth, according to a recent report

Austin home affordability ranks in bottom third among 100 largest U.S. cities

Home owners spend almost 40 percent of income on mortgages, according to one report

Election 2019: Austin rejects local props, votes for Expo Center proposal

Convention Center expansion, a new MLS stadium, and an Expo Center update were the real issues underlying hotel tax votes.

Austin expands program to help cost-burdened tenants

Almost half of city’s renters struggle to pay, according to study

Austin Design Week 2019: Where to find the placemakers

Recommendations for architecture freaks and city geeks

Austin rent jumps again

The city’s one-bedroom apartments are the most expensive in the metro area.

Viva la Vida y más: Austin weekend street closures

Texas Book Festival, Austin Film Fest, and more

Dig the designer dog houses of Barkitecture 2019

A sneak peek at pics of this year’s pooch palaces

Austin’s best historic places of the year

The 2019 Preservation Austin Merit Awards embrace variety and diversity.

Austin signs on to global pledge to reduce air pollution

At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, 34 city leaders pledge to push aggressive measures to curb dirty air.

How does extreme heat affect Austin kids?

PARD gets a grant to study the effects of sustained high temperatures due to climate change.