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Central Texas fires … pray for all who are affected


I was out of town for the past several days, catching glimpses of the news about fires burning all around the Austin/Central Texas area. I contacted clients and colleagues that were the most likely to be directly affected, and I am very happy to find most still okay.

One family that I helped buy their first home a few years ago still hasn’t been able to get back to find out if it is still there, but they got themselves and their pets out safely. Another friend and client who lives on acreage south of the Austin airport is packed up and waiting to leave if necessary. There was a fire near her last night, apparently started by a neighbor who thought burning trash in his back yard would be just fine in these conditions!

Other friends and clients and colleagues were evacuated but have been able to return home … for now. It has been a full year since we had any significant rain here, and although it’s a few degrees cooler today, by the end of August we had 76 triple digit days this summer, with more in the forecast next week!

Two lives are known to have been lost so far, hundreds of Central Texas families are without homes, and there is no end of the drought in sight. I love this area, and I really haven’t minded the hot summer, but please take a minute to send out some prayers for those that have been so devastingly affected over the past several days.

For more, here’s the latest on the fires at this moment:

Central Texas Fires Update

With Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee along with Texas fires, there are plenty of prayers to spread around, but it is SO VERY important!

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About Bill Morris, Realtor

More than thirty years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including many years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs: -- Seller Representation is a comprehensive process that begins with thorough market analysis and consultation, continues with properly staging the home to achieve the highest price possible in a reasonable time on market, a complete program of marketing and promotion, ongoing updates and communication, closing coordination, and follow-up throughout (and after) the sale. -- Buyer Representation is also full service: shopping, previewing, price and market consultation, contracting, negotiating, coordination of inspections, appraisals, repairs, and closing details, and follow-up beyond the closing of your purchase to ensure your lasting satisfaction. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. I go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. That's why I constantly research the market and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public knows your home is for sale by using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract potential buyers.

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