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RECENT BLOG POSTS
On Monday I tweeted a link regarding the most recent Clear Capital Market Report: Summer’s Last Stand: Clear Capital® Reports U.S. Home Prices Increase 4.0% As always, this kind of report makes me curious about how the Austin/Central Texas real estate market compares.  That's the reason for this ...
09/14/2011
Wonderful Wells Branch home! Beautiful 3-2 in Wells Branch. Master bedroom opens to private patio. Wonderful sunroom off of living area. Great master bath with jetted tub. Large corner lot. Renowned Round Rock ISD schools. Search all available listings. View all avai...
09/13/2011
The world changed ten years ago and the war with those who attacked the U.S. still goes on.  It's important to take time to remember, and to be thankful for what we have, and for the strength and resilience of the United States of America! We have domestic challenges, too, but if we have learned ...
09/11/2011
I was out of town for the past several days, catching glimpses of the news about fires burning all around the Austin/Central Texas area. I contacted clients and colleagues that were the most likely to be directly affected, and I am very happy to find most still okay. One family that I helped buy ...
09/07/2011
In case you missed it, the Texas Legislature enacted new rules in this year's session aimed at making sure that property owners claiming the Homestead Exemption from a portion of their property taxes are legitimately using the home as their primary residence. That law took effect on September 1, ...
09/03/2011
I have written about the surge in multifamily building permits earlier this year in the 5-plus family category. With population and job growth continuing, and home values still in the doldrums where many of those new Austinites came from, the need for rental property here is clear, and builders a...
09/01/2011
I have known and worked with John Pfannkuche over the past couple of years, and I know that he has had some very real challenges of his own in the economic downturn. I have watched him keep his chin up and continue moving forward. His own issues have not dimmed John's willingness to do for others...
09/01/2011
S&P's Case-Shiller home price index reports are out and numerous press reports are highlighting the fact that in June 2011 average home values were down compared to June 2010 in all twenty of the cities used in the C-S study.  There really is no way to sugar-coat that for homeowners in those citi...
08/30/2011
Austin's foreclosure rate is much lower than the national average, and really dramatically lower than the hardest-hit cities in the country.  Nonetheless, one related trend is as true here as elsewhere:  When homeowners have problems making mortgage payments, most just hunker down and wait for th...
08/26/2011
Reports on the United States residential real estate sector continue to disappoint, with weak housing starts, falling home sales, and declining prices.  Even the Austin/Central Texas market experienced similar shifts in July 2011, but not as part of a trend as in other parts of the country.  The ...
08/24/2011
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