Austin-area home prices set August record, outpace household income growth in August 2015
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for August 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – September 22, 2015 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area single-family home sales remained high in August, increasing eight percent to 2,943 home sales compared to August 2014. Austin-area single-family median home prices, for both sales and leasing, set a record for the month of August. Median home sales prices increased by eight percent year-over-year to $265,000, while median home lease payments increased by seven percent to $1,600.
If you grew up thinking of bats as creepy little creatures in horror movies a visit to Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge will give you a new respect for these fascinating flying mammals. From March through early autumn the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is home to North America’s largest urban bat population. It is estimated that between 750,000 and 1.6 million Mexican free-tailed bats inhabit this colony.
Every evening a crowd gathers to watch the bats depart from the bridge at dusk, in search of insects to eat. When the bat population is at it highest peak, it can take forty-five minutes for all of the bats to take off into the night sky.
Nightly Bat Flights
The bats resemble a thick cloud of black smoke when they take flight