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Housing affordability in Austin

Austin most expensive rent in TX. As is generally true, press reports are best served with context.
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Great Central Texas Daytrip!

A great outing on Lake Buchanan just an hour from Austin … Continue reading

Beautiful Texas Hill Country Panorama!

Spectacular hilltop building site! Continue reading

Austin developer shows what entrepreneurship is about!

In all recessions there are winners and losers. These are the times that allow true entrepreneurs to gain market share and security, positioning themselves for the next growth phase. Continue reading

New mortgage relief program

Approximately 6 million homeowners nationwide have missed at least two mortgage payments, and as many as 10 to 12 million foreclosures are possible in the next three years. This new program aims to help. Continue reading

Housing Recovery — yes … no … maybe?

News reports about the national economy and the national real estate market should be the starting point for analysis, not the end. Of course, we are susceptible to some national trends, but we also have our own local and regional strengths. Just like some companies fail while others thrive in difficult times, local and regional economies have comparative advantages and disadvantages, and optimism for the Austin/Central Texas area has been widely reported. Continue reading

Austin — a model for job creation

“Austin is emerging as one of the first pockets of the country where people are getting back to work ….” Continue reading

Home and 15 Acres near Georgetown, Texas

Home on 15 unrestricted acres — convenient to Georgetown and easy access to transportation arteries to Austin or points beyond. Continue reading

Distressed properties, distressed sellers

Don’t wait until it’s too late to admit you can’t keep up with your mortgage payments. Call me! Continue reading

Austin Metro Building Permits

Much of what I have written about the “state of the market” in and around Austin has focused on resale homes. New construction is obviously an important part of the market, and it’s a great barometer for confidence in the local economy, job growth, investment opportunities, etc. Continue reading