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2009 

What is the lifetime of the elements of your home? In part, that depends on the quality of installation and the maintenance it receives but a new study by the National Association of Home Builders provided the following list and I've included comments from my personal experience which is prob...
01/26/2009
Location, location, location. This is a great opportunity to live in one of the hottest & coolest areas is Austin in a new home - no rehabbing for you. Just move in and enjoy being walking distance to Central Market, 10 minutes to the medical center and 15 minutes to downtown Austin, Zilker P...
01/20/2009
In Texas, you may claim your primary residence as your homestead and file a homestead exemption with the county appraisal district for a reduction on your property taxes of about 12%. Who: Any homeowner who is claiming the home (and only one home) as a primary residence. Where: The form can be fo...
01/19/2009
Quick and easy to understand market statistics for the Greater Austin area. Statistics from NOVEMBER 2008 Compared to NOVEMBER 2007 Homes Sold 990 - down 40% Median Sales Price $180,000 - down 3% Active Listings 9,243 - down 11.5%source: Austin Board of Realtors Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Res...
01/19/2009
THE CAPITAL METRO RED LINE RAIL Service is planned to begin on the Capital MetroRail Red Line on Monday, March 30, 2009. The sleek trains, designed for commuter convenience will be equipped with high-back seats, bicycle and overhead racks,Wi-Fi connections and some will feature tray tables. Initi...
01/19/2009
An interesting article in the Austin American Statesman this past Sunday shows research from austinhomesearch.com about what price range is selling in Austin based on pending sales January 5-11. How many homes have pending contracts: $1 million and up   11 $900k-$999,999   3 $800k-899,999      5 ...
01/19/2009
While the second house was immaculate and beautifully staged, the first house I showed my new buyers was just too gross even for it's reduced price. I know it's difficult when you have a seller that's not inclined to clean or stage and even harder to get them to lower the price but wh...
01/13/2009
The Austin Museum of Art has been trying for decades to build a downtown facility. Although they are currently leasing space downtown on Congress Ave., they own a block downtown at 4th a nd Guadalupe. Through a partnership with Houston based Hines Interests there was a plan to build a 30-story of...
01/13/2009
As soon as the new year began, a friend of mine asked me about protesting his taxes. He's really on top of things because the estimated tax appraisals don't come out until summer but there is a reason to his interest. Property taxes are paid in arrears so at the end of the year when you g...
01/09/2009
I love to quote National Association of Realtors (NAR) statistics to my clients because they are so absolute and a recent NAR survey showed some interesting results from questions asked regarding consumer confidence in the housing market. Even though 2008 was a challenging year in real estate and...
01/09/2009
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