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RE/MAX supports our military and their families

One of many reasons I am proud to be part of this organization … Continue reading

CowParade Auction in Austin — $1.5 million for kids!

CowParade Austin — what a great, fun way to raise money for the kids! Continue reading

How much is your house worth?

There are many websites that offer “automated” estimates of home value, but this important process still needs the human touch. If you’re considering the sale of your home, consult a professional, and choose carefully. Continue reading

Do you know who owns your mortgage?

This is more than just interesting. It is vital to confidence in private property rights, a foundational principal and a huge part of what makes the United States the United States. Especially if you work in the mortgage industry or the title insurance industry, please comment. Continue reading

Another bit of perspective on Austin home sales

There is an obvious upward trend overall from 2008 through 2011, and the shape of this curve in 2011 looks very much like pre-bubble 2005. Year-to-date dollar volume in 2011 (January through September) is just 2% lower than the same period in 2005.
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Disclose all about your home — a great Austin example

Anyone who has been in the real estate business is well aware of the requirement to “disclose, disclose, disclose” everything you know or think you know about the condition of your home when selling. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it is the best protection against this kind of horrible surprise. Continue reading

Median Home Prices Down?

Austin’s “slow and steady” performance during the recession means that a dip compared to last year’s very unusual July price spike should not be surprising. The longer-term view remains encouraging. Continue reading

Austin – market to watch in 2012

Austin is ranked #2 in this study of “markets to watch” in 2012 Continue reading

Texas #1 for business

A few days ago the Austin Business Journal noted that Texas has the best business climate in the United States, according to Site Selection magazine. What makes Texas attractive?  Here’s an interesting compilation of reports from the business journals in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas: Grow Texas

Hottest jobs in Austin

What fields offer the most abundant employment opportunities in Austin? Continue reading