Real Estate

Oracle announces Austin layoffs

Software company Oracle Corp. told state officials it is laying off 71 workers in Austin.  In a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, as required by federal law when a company does a mass layoff, Oracle said it is laying off employees who...

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Austin firm giving home designs a 3-D life

Justin Quick is fast with "SketchUp," a 3-D drawing program. Really, really fast. In about four minutes, he can take a flat architectural design for a home and make a first draft of a 3-D shape, tracing the floor plans and raising walls out of lines...

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Google's new downtown tower home reaches full height

The downtown tower that some are calling "the Google building" has reached a milestone. The 29-story glass building, which will eventually house hundreds of Google employees, has "topped out." That means it has reached its highest point of construction...

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Real estate tech startup RealSavvy scores an additional $1.6 million for growth

Real estate technology startup RealSavvy, which offers Web-based services for agents and home buyers, has collected an additional $1.6 million for expansion. Founded in 2014, RealSavvy provides custom websites for brokers and agents where they can...

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3M is selling its 156-acre Austin campus

Materials company 3M, best known for its Post-it notes and Scotch tape, is selling its main 156-acre campus in Austin, the company has confirmed. Company CEO Inge Thulin told 3M's Austin employees in an email last week that the Austin site "has served...

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Austin startup Great Agent aims to connect serious buyers with real estate agents

Jasper Juhl worked in business development for IBM in Houston for years, managing the tech firm's oil and gas accounts. "I managed probably $100 million in revenue," Juhl said.  But despite his business success, Denmark-born Juhl never got over that...

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Tech investor is selling his Austin mansion --  through an app

Retired Austin tech investor Martin Neath is selling his multi-million-dollar Austin home. And he's doing it in a tech-savvy way: with an app.  Neath is the first luxury home owner in Austin to use an app called "Instant Gavel," which is developed...

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UPDATED: Here's how you can own a former Austin tech CEO's multimillion-dollar mansion

 UPDATED ON MAY 26:  The auction for former tech CEO Ross Garber's mansion has come and gone.  While Austin-based Concierge Auctions hasn't disclosed a final sales price, it's clear Garber didn't get the price he wanted. It was previously listed for...

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