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A Tale of Four Markets

Within a local market, there can be a wide variety of conditions from one area or subdivision to another. Today, I focus on four neighborhoods in the city of Austin (not suburban cities and towns) where homes sell for roughly +/- 10% of our median price. Continue reading

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As we all sit down for a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, we should be thankful for being here — mild climate, progressive culture, healthy economy, and the grand variety of the Central Texas environment! Continue reading

Texas and Austin Stronger than most of U.S.

Despite the conclusion you might draw from most news media, Texas and Austin gained employable population last month and added even more jobs. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Requirements

The new rule will … mandate testing for every single- or two-family unit by outside contractors. Continue reading

Interesting information …

Interesting information from another blog … Continue reading

Austin — not a place … a way of life!

We are “The Live Music Capital of the World®,” the State Capital, home of The University of Texas and other colleges and universities with combined student populations exceeding 100,000, and a place where most new graduates try to stay. Austin City Limits, South By Southwest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, downtown Segway and Duckboat tours, rowing centers, yacht clubs, a local Surfrider Foundation chapter, Austin Pets Alive, and much, much more. All of these make Austin Austin!!! Continue reading

More on Austin foreclosures

More of the same about Austin foreclosures …. Continue reading

Austin Area Foreclosures Up?

… in the two worst years in recent history we had nothing even remotely like 14,000 foreclosure sales.
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Texas Foreclosures Down

If you’re in trouble with your mortage obligations, don’t just wait for the “final notice.” Talk to your lender, explain your genuine hardship, try to work it out. Continue reading

Challenges for apartment owners next year

The aspects of living in Austin that have always attracted and kept people living here, coupled with tax incentives for home purchases are making apartment rental less attractive. Continue reading