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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

Austin-Round Rock MSA — Growing Economy

As always, Austin must grapple with managing the positives of that growth while preserving the culture and the environment that are the basis for the “Austin Lifestyle” that attracts and keeps so many people here. Continue reading

HELOC Anyone?

If you needed any more evidence that the times have changed, this is it. Continue reading

Unemployment and Productivity

“Worker productivity surged at the fastest pace in six years ….” Continue reading

Tax Credit Extension

has approved a new version of the tax incentive for home purchases. Continue reading

Encouraging News for the U.S.Economy

Good news on manufacturing, construction, and home sales today. (See The national economy is showing strength, and more economists are optimistic that the recovery is sustainable. Continue reading

Ballot Issues — November 3, 2009

Tuesday is the day for you to vote and protect your interests. Continue reading