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Even though it's nearly December, it's never too early to think about summer time fun. Volente Beach Water Park is just a hop, skip and splash away from Austin, in Cedar Park. It's located on FM 2769 right on the beach of beautiful Lake Travis. The park has water rides and slides for every person...
The 30 year rate fell from 4.42 to 4.36 this week. This is the 6th week in a row where rates have fallen. But more importantly this is the 5th week where we have hit a new all time low. In that time the 30 year rate has dropped from 4.57 to 4.36. Considering that 4.57 was an all time low this is ...
Sometimes federal programs get a bum rap, because there is so much bureaucracy tied up in it. The cost to run the program and time consumed in applying for it can exceed the benefits. There are two federal programs, though, that deserve a closer look if your home is in need of repair, or you are ...
Despite its apolitical mandate, the Federal Reserve remains one of the most politically sensitive institutions in the world, as evidenced by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's opinion column on November 29th. In the piece, Bernanke criticized proposed legislation before the Senate that would seek to cur...
The 30 year rate fell from 4.49 to 4.44 this week. This is the 4th week in a row where rates have fallen. What's interesting is not only is 4.44 an all time low. But we have been hitting new all time lows for the last 4 weeks in a row. What is even more interesting is no one cares. The market is ...
A quaint, tree-lined rural community exists in Southeast Austin called Dove Springs, and it has a unique charm and many opportunities for recreation, housing, entertainment and access to the central city area. Dove Springs can be found by exiting I.H. 35 and traveling east on Stassney, among othe...
Home prices increased from April to May of this year by 1.3 percent, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. The credit for this largely goes to the government's home buyer tax credit, which expired at the end of April. The general thought out there seems to be t...
Jollyville Road has recently become a mecca for shoppers, business people, and residents, due to its varied character, which is a combination of high tech businesses, shopping venues, and nice but fairly reasonably priced homes with big, shady yards. The relatively recent addition of the Arboretu...
Whether you're looking for a condominium, multi-family unit or a single-family home, you'll find an abundance available in the housing market in almost every major city in the U.S. Florida's slumping home market has targeted this state for some sweet deals on real estate. You'll even find beach f...
In what has become an almost weekly occurrence mortgage rates hit new all time lows. The 30 year rate fell from 4.56 to 4.54 this week. Rates have either reached new lows or matched old lows for 5 consecutive weeks. The 15 year also reached an all time low dropping from 4.03 to 4.00. It will be i...

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