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20 Years of experience in Austin & Dallas Texas Real Estate.







• Texas is one of only seven states that has no personal income tax.1

Most of taxes in Texas are sales taxes and taxes on businesses and specific industries. The state does have a property tax, but it's collected by cities, counties, and school districts, not by the state, and it can only be used for local needs. 

• Texas has no individual income tax, but it does levy a franchise tax of .475% on some wholesalers and retail businesses as of 2020. The rate increases to .95% for other non-exempt businesses. Also called a "privilege tax," this is a type of income tax based on total business revenues exceeding $1.18 million

• Inheritance and estate taxes are often grouped under the label "death taxes." Texas repealed its inheritance tax on Sept. 15, 2015. There's no estate tax in Texas, either, although estates valued at more than $11.58 million can be taxed at the federal level as of 2020

• The state's gas tax has been set at 20 cents a gallon on diesel and unleaded fuels since 1991. This works out to just less than $10 a month for the average driver.


In June 2021, Austin home prices were up 40.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $599K. On average, homes in Austin sell after 29 days on the market compared to 14 days last year. There were 1,686 homes sold in June this year, up from 1,549 last year.

  • Home sales across the Austin-Round Rock MSA soared 31.5% year over year to 3,892 sales.

  • The median price rose 40.8% to $598,500

  • New listings increased 5.0% to 3,539 listings.

  • Sales dollar volume increased by a whopping 51.7% to $1,779,067,529.

  • Pending sales jumped by 28.2% to 3,767.

  • Active listings dropped 49.9% to 3,708 listings.

  • Homes across the MSA spent an average of 29 days on the market, 14 fewer days than September 2019.

  • Housing inventory decreased by 1.3 months to 1.2 months of inventory.


For the second year in a row, Austin, Texas has earned its place as the metro area containing one million people or more with the no. 1 job market in 2019, according to a ranked list created by the Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analytics.

The list was compiled by analyzing the labor market in 381 metro areas where each metro was ranked based on unemployment rate, labor-force participation rate, job growth, labor-force growth and wage growth. Those metrics were then averaged in order to determine the best labor markets.

The Nashville, Tennessee, metro area came in second on the list while the Denver, Colorado metro are came in third. Seattle, Washington, earned the fourth place spot and the San Francisco, California and Salt Lake City, Utah metro areas tied for fifth place.

The top two metro areas, renowned for their music scenes, earned their rankings in large part due to low unemployment rates. In Austin’s case, it also experienced high wage growth in 2019, and Nashville benefited from high labor-force growth


Meridian School in Round Rock, Texas ranks as the sixth best high school in the nation, with a score of 100 for college readiness.

Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) ranks as the 16 best high school in the nation, with a 100 percent graduation rate and a score of 100 for college readiness.

Chaparral Star Academy ranks as the 23rd best high school in the nation, with a 94 percent graduation rate and a score of 100 for college readiness.

Kipp Austin Collegiate ranks 53rd in the nation for best high schools, with a 93 percent graduation rate and a score of 93.3 for college readiness.

Westlake Academy ranks 79th in the nation for best high schools, with a 98 percent graduation rate and a score of 87.2 for college readiness.

Richards School for Young Women Leaders ranks as the 117th best high school in the nation, with a 100 percent graduation rate and a score of 83.1 for college readiness.

Westlake High School ranks as the 213th best high school in the nation, with a 99 percent graduation rate and score of 72.4 for college readiness.

Westwood High School ranks as the 221st best high school in the nation, with a 99 percent graduation rate and a score of 72 for college readiness.

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About Austin

Austin is one of the most beloved cities in the nation. It has become a destination for people who want their careers and their social lives to flourish. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report confirmed what we already knew—and named Austin the best place to live in the U.S.

Music is a hallmark of Austin. Its status as the Live Music Capital of the World is backed by 200 live music venues and 2,000 bands and performing artists who deliver amazing shows every night of the week. SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival have brought the city international fame, drawing celebrities and locals alike for an unforgettable music experience.

Over the past decade, Austin has built a renowned food scene. Award-winning restaurants and adventurous food trucks fill the city’s streets and neighborhoods, where chefs plate up classic fare and create new favorites. You might have a hard time deciding whether you want ramen, barbecue or tacos, but one thing’s for sure—it’ll be some of the best you’ve ever had.










With 300 sunny days a year, Austin is a perfect place to explore the outdoors. Running the hike and bike trail, swimming in Barton Springs, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake or climbing at a greenbelt are go-to favorites. The Central Texas Hill Country offers even more opportunities to get outside, with hiking, mountain- and road-biking, camping and floating the rivers.

Whether you’re a music lover, foodie or outdoor enthusiast, imagine living your best life in the nation’s best city—imagine yourself here.

We can assist you with all your realty needs. From listing your home in California, to help locating the perfect dream home in Texas. We can facilitate all your real estate needs from one source. Please contact us with any questions on how we can help you. 20 years of Texas Real Estate experience. Take all the worry and stress off your plate and allow us to help simplify your move experience. 




Our services are pretty straight forward. If you are looking to purchase, the Seller pays all fees. If you are looking to Sell, we offer competitive listing fees.



Thinking about selling your home, contact me for a FREE evaluation on your home.



We have staff all over the city to fulfill your needs. Don't hesitate to contact us for information, we are happy and ready to help.


Wow, what can I say! Most attentive realtor I've ever worked with! He read between the lines and brought me properties to view that fit my needs better than I expected! Really knows his business!

- Angel S.

He's the Man!.. cool guy, he was super patience with us and keep us up to date with any openings. Very personable as well. He was able to get us the apt i wanted thru his relationship with the leasing staff. the apt wasn't even on the market yet. he was a relief from our last lady, she was pressuring me to get me  to sign a longer lease to up her commission..She literally told me that was the im glad i found Jonny and I honestly never fill these out but they guy really deserves it.

- Fred and Denise G.

I would highly recommend Jonny Phelps' services. He was extremely knowledgeable in various areas of his business. From discussing architecture and design, while providing various ideas, to also providing me with information regarding the area I was interested in. He was also able to locate and facilitate a deal with a lender and made sure to communicate with me and walk me through the whole process. He helped alleviate any stress that comes with purchasing a home. Overall I am very pleased with the assistance I was provided. Jonny definitely made this a very enjoyable experience.

- Randy G.




3601 South Congress Ave #B520

Austin Tx, 78704



JP & Associates Realty


Tel: 512.825.4571

Text: 512.825.4571

TxLicense# 0539086

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