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RECENT BLOG POSTS
It's one thing to cite statistics about the strength of Texas and the Austin economy and job growth as I have frequently, including this post last week: Growth and employment in Austin. It's another thing to discuss specific examples.  This week has provided several: "Spiceworks Inc., a fast-grow...
02/02/2011
Much of the news about the housing sector of the United States economy discusses inventory and sales activity in the "national market."  However, real estate is inherently a local business.  Most people understand, without explanation, that comparing sales and sales prices in San Francisco to th...
02/01/2011
For Austinites and visitors alike, the 6th Street entertainment district and SoCo (South Congress Avenue) are common attractions, but a short stretch of South Lamar Boulevard has developed a thriving culture -- emphasizing the kind of eclecticism that makes Austin Austin. Check out this variety a...
01/31/2011
A few days ago I posted some brief thoughts about the latest release of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index: Quick comparison -- Austin vs. Case-Shiller Index Texas generally, and Austin/Central Texas specifically, have bucked national trends throughout the housing crisis, and in that post I p...
01/29/2011
I have been writing for a long time about the strengths of Austin -- not only economically, but as a wonderful place to live. Two important articles in today's local newspaper validate that view: Austin's job market, cool factor make city top draw for young adults This chart says a lot:  It's als...
01/28/2011
I'll have more to say over the next couple of days about the latest report on the S&P Case-Shiller Index, but I just want to offer a quick note this morning. First, this article appeared in the Austin American-Statesman this morning: U.S. home prices 'bouncing around' bottom, Case-Shiller economi...
01/26/2011
I have reported a number of times over the past year that Austin/Central Texas is one of the relatively few areas that has continued to attract growth and create new jobs.  Here's an update from today's Austin American-Statesman: Austin area had 2 percent annual job growth in December I have not ...
01/21/2011
Those who follow me know that I frequently brag about the Austin area.  I have lived here for a very long time, I love almost everything about Austin, and I keep finding more and more great news and forecasts to report from a business/economic perspective.  I am unabashedly bullish. There is this...
01/21/2011
A couple of days ago I received some questions on one of my blogsites about my Austin Market Dashboard.  It strikes me that others may have the same questions, so I am pleased to post the following: QUESTION: I am a financial analyst for a ... company considering entering the Austin market. I ha...
01/19/2011
Several weeks ago I read that the financial regulation bill passed last year (Dodd-Frank) requires, among other things, that the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth In Lending disclosure forms must be "unified."  That really hasn't had much visibility so far, but this article appears today: Simpler...
01/18/2011
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