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Isn’t this a mess — Friday’s court ruling on foreclosures

What would you do if one day your life is interrupted by a notification that the bank you bought your home from may not have had the right to sell it to you because they never actually owned it themselves? The odds may be low, but it’s worth thinking about.
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Austin in the news … in case you missed it

CBS Evening News featured Austin yesterday as the top job-creating city in the country … Continue reading

Is your agent really on your side?

So … you saw a sign last weekend and called the agent’s number … and now he’s driving you to see a couple of houses. Is he really your agent? Not unless you took steps to formalize the relationship — i.e., to hire him. This may seem dry, but it is VERY important.

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What a place — Austin grows jobs!

There is an entrepreneurial ethic in Austin that you don’t find everywhere. Continue reading

Austin featured on CBS Evening News 01/07/11

CBS Evening News, 5:30 PM CST, Friday, January 7, 2011 — Katie Couric on Austin Continue reading

Still flocking to Texas …

For the sixth consecutive year, Allied Van Lines reports that Texas enjoyed the highest level of net in-migration in the United States. I went to Allied Van Line’s source data and found the strength of Texas’ attraction even more impressive than the report sounded. Continue reading

2010: in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health Continue reading