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2009 

Active Rain is really great but yesterday we had actual rain for the first time in weeks. In Austin, we have had an unusually hot and dry summer. the weatherman reports it as the worst drought in Texas history and the hottest summer in decades. Austin has experienced over 40 days of triple digit ...
07/31/2009
YES! This week I've met with three different potential first-time homebuyers. They all seem to feel insecure about whether it's a good time to buy and if it's a risk they want to take. That's understandable after the chaos that has struck the real estate industry. The good news in the Austin area...
07/29/2009
This year I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to protest taxes on all my properties and my daughters as well. We all know that the market has plummeted although not as much in Central Texas as other places across the country.  I figured it was worth my efforts to try to reduce my tax liabilities...
07/29/2009
NO PHOTOS YET but coming soon is 7708 Earp Way in Milwoodneighborhood, Austin, Texas. There will be an open house Sunday, August from 2-4. Please come see the house and meet me. This white stone house has a great floorplan with an eat-in kitchen, dining/living combination, master down, gameroom w...
07/29/2009
It's hot out there but that doesn't stop dedicated Austinites from enjoying the many fun things to do in the Austin area.  Some of the Annual events coming up on the calendar include: The Hot Sauce Festival on August 30th in Waterloo Park at 403 E. 15th St. There are more than 350 hot sauce entri...
07/26/2009
- December 1, 2009 - For first-time homebuyers to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit which the federal government has included as part of the 2009 stimulus program. HERE'S THE BRIEF EXPLAINATION AND IT COULD BENEFIT YOU WHEN YOU BUY A HOME BUT THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1! This credit is for U...
07/25/2009
Something that makes my day is when I can help someone find their dream home. My buyer, Shirley was relocating to the Austin area for work and wasn't sure she could quickly find a home that would satisfy her needs. After listening to her describe her dream home, I was able to present her with a f...
07/25/2009
Don't Blog About Your Negotiations While They are Ongoing Representing a buyer, we are in the middle of negotiations on a property and I hope we can work something out that will be a win/win for everyone. My buyer is a "smart cookie" and Googled the sellers name. What turned up was her Web site a...
07/25/2009
You may or may not agree with the federal stimulus program but, according to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the federal government stimulus program in the form of a first-time homebuyers tax credit up to $8,000 along with low interest rates could generate 900,000 additional home sales i...
07/20/2009
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According to the Pew Research Center, more that three-quarters of adults born in Texas still live there making it the number one "sticky" state. Other interesting facts show that Alaska only has a 28% retention of original residents. Nevada attracts 86% of it's population from other states. Only ...
07/20/2009
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