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Maxthon is a wonderful browser that I stumbled upon earlier this year, and I have found that MLXchange(our local MLS) actually works better and faster with it than Internet Explorer (IE). It has tabbed browsing, lots of different skins that you can download, you can add a sidebar that shows the w...
If your agent can't or won't show you properties get another agent. I got an email from a home buyer this week who needed to see some homes but he already had an agent and was going to let the current agent write the contract. Basically they were looking for a sucker who would spend their time ...
What's Happening in The Circle C Ranch? Here is what's happening in the Circle C Ranch: Dates 12/1/2008 - 12/27/2008 Circle C Ranch Number of Sales 9 Average Sales Price $333,944 Sales Price per Square Foot $114.06 Active Listings (homes that are for sale) 77 New Listings 6 Average Days on Mark...
The Austin American Statesman posted an article today stating that November home sales have dropped to point worse than the great depression. During November 2008 we had a presidential election, and there were rumors, hopes, and belief that interest rates would drop dramatically. No matter how ...
HUD currently adds new listings on every Friday morning, that is going to change soon. Here is the email that I just got: Effective January 1, 2009, Southwest Alliance of Asset Managers will add two additional listing days each week for their HUD properties in Texas and New Mexico. This means t...
What is up with the weather lately anyway? Is it this karmic retribution for all of the nice sunny days we usually have? Is it Mother Nature's way of forcing all of the leadfoots on our roads to slow down? Why is it also very cold; 33°. Doesn't Mother Nature know that few Austinites own winter c...
1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. 2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)! 3. Thou shalt not use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind. 4. Thou shalt not spend money you have set aside for cl...
If you are traveling on Davis LN and you have to cross Brodie LN to get to where you're going, Davis does that jog to the left and becomes Deer LN, then you have to turn left at Brodie and then right at Davis again in order to continue. This can be a pain since Deer LN only has two lanes, so if y...