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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I strongly advise checking your credit report anyway, but this article points out one really GREAT reason: Medical Debts Could Kill Your Refinancing According to this report:  "Some 14 million Americans have errors on their credit report because of medical collections ...." If that's correct, the...
12/30/2010
I have commented recently on the strength of property values in the Austin/Central Texas market.  Here's another look at that data (through November 2010): Seasonality is apparent in the Monthly Average and 3-Month Rolling Average price bars, so it is clear that average price increases during Spr...
12/22/2010
Mortgage rates are on the move again, and this time it looks like increases are more likely to continue than the brief surges we have seen occasionally over the past couple of years.  Here are the weekly average mortgage rates so far this year: Clearly, rates have increased in recent weeks, and s...
12/20/2010
Planning to buy a home?  Missed the tax incentives over the past couple of years but counting on low interest rates to help?  If you're waiting for a better time to buy, at least in the Austin/Central Texas real estate market, don't wait too long.  As I have written for many months, the Austin ar...
12/16/2010
The attack on Pearl Harbor was 69 years ago today.  So long ago, and not many of those veterans are still with us, but it is important for us to remember.  This isn't just about World War II .... The young men and women who were the right age to join the war effort had already been through the Gr...
12/07/2010
Real estate market activity remains volatile and unpredictable, nationally and in Austin.  Over the past week I have commented on significant month-to-month changes in average home prices (see Home prices decline, but ... and Case-Shiller caution -- national index, local business).  I have also n...
12/05/2010
I just posted an article at AustinMarketInfo.com discussing a dramatic decrease in foreclosure sales in Austin: Austin foreclosure sales down 37% in 3Q That 37% drop is from 3Q '09 to 3Q '10.  Foreclosure sales fell 35% from 2nd quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2010.  Undoubtedly there is some bias in...
12/03/2010
This week, the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index was published, showing that the index declined 2% in the 3rd quarter of 2010, and that nationally home prices were down 1.5% compared to one year earlier.  It's interesting data, and from a macroeconomic viewpoint probably useful, but I am skeptica...
12/02/2010
I just posted on www.AustinMarketInfo.com a round-up of good news from recent days in the Austin Business Journal: UT, ATI and city open lab for entrepreneurs Google Ventures invests in HomeAway Pain Therapeutics moving HQ to Austin Pflugerville scooter company pushing product nationally SolarWin...
10/31/2010
Over the past several weeks there has been a lot of news about major banks freezing hundreds of thousands of foreclosures due to possible paperwork deficiencies.  In a sure sign that we're in a political season, there have been proposals for a government-imposed moratorium, and now the Federal Re...
10/26/2010
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