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During an up market everyone is rushing into the real estate market and during a down market everyone is running scared. But if we remember markets go up and down. And generally in 10 years people that bought during a down market frequently are happier with the appreciation on their home than pe...
A while ago I set out with a mission. Kind of like when james bond has a mission and climbs on a plane in midflight to stop someone from blowing up the world. Anyway my mission was a little more boring. Basically I wanted to automatically post updated mortgage rates on my website. I thought it wo...
With East Austin’s affordable housing prices and close proximity to downtown, it’s long been a hub for Austin’s musicians and artists. Over the years the different artists in East Austin started to work and collaborate with each other. Over time this has turned into an event called the East Austi...
It started off simply enough. I had been updating site by hand to keep mortgage rates up to date. So I wanted to create a widget that would automatically update my website with current mortgage rates. Sounds easy enough right? But once I got started I just kept going. As long as I was putting in ...
More times than I can remember I had a buyer interested in a property think that I would be thrilled when I found out they didn't have a buyers agents. I'm not excited. In fact I would prefer that they had a buyers’ agent. Here are the reasons why: 1) Liability - There is more liability for me if...
In a speech in California recently John McCain proposed 0 Percent Mortgages to help get the real estate market back on track. While 0 percent mortgages would help alleviate the current problems in the real estate market they would also probably put most mortgage companies out of business. more on...
For a long time, Austin has been considered the “Third Coast” in the film industry, with more filmmakers on the rise in Austin, and more Hollywood types coming to Austin to shoot their movies. One of the biggest proponents of the up and coming filmmakers is UT’s Radio-Television-Film department. ...
On March 14th, Bear Stearns, the fifth-largest investment bank in the United States, entered a period of insolvency. As growing lack of confidence in the firm's subprime exposure grew, other banks eventually refused to lend to the stricken company, which has existed for over 85 years. Were Bear S...
Many of the historic buildings in Austin are either privately owned, have been turned into modern-day businesses, or are open to the public in the form of museums. Luckily for those looking to actually live in such a building, even if for just one night, both the Driskill hotel and the Stephen F....
The statistics have been released for the Austin real estate market. It looks like prices are basically flat compared to last year which is better than most parts of the country. Here is a breakdown of the statistics for the last few years. To read more February Stats on the Austin Real Estate B...

Ki Gray

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