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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Greater Austin Chamber Of Commerce posted some very interesting information this week about Texas and our major metro areas, and their relative performance economically.  The article points out that the Texas Index of Leading Indicators bottomed in March 2009 and has been rising since then, g...
02/17/2011
A few days ago I wrote about the cost of delaying a home purchase now, when mortage interest rates are rising and home prices in Austin and Central Texas are likely to hold firm or increase slightly in 2011. (See Will higher interest rates cost you your dream home?)  In other market areas where h...
02/17/2011
Mortgage interest rates have been at historically low levels for a very long time -- longer that almost anyone believed possible.  (See Mortgage Interest Rates -- Historical Perspective.)  Over the past several weeks, rates have been increasing, slowly but fairly steadily, pushing just above 5% l...
02/13/2011
Here are a couple of new "top" rankings for Austin and Central Texas -- one that is beyond doubt, and another that I'll just have to trust. There is SOOOO much to do in Austin that Vavoom.com ranks us 2nd, behind only Miami: Austin 2nd best place for dating in U.S. I've been happily married and l...
02/11/2011
Earlier this week I posted on AustinMarketInfo.com an article from the Greater Austin Chamber Of Commerce reporting on residential building permits in the Austin area, and nationally: Central Texas Economy in Perspective It's interesting, but what the data means is difficult to understand.  The t...
02/10/2011
For market watchers in Austin and Central Texas this trend has been visible, but the Austin American-Statesman made it public information over the weekend: Apartment market rebound good news for landlords, but tenants face higher rents Average apartment occupancy is back to pre-recession levels i...
02/07/2011
Preparation, staging, marketing, follow-up, sales, negotiation....  There are many things that an experienced real estate professional can and should do when representing a home seller. Comprehensive market analysis and pricing consultation are a vital part of those services.  What a Realtor® ca...
02/06/2011
Interesting post on TexasRealEstate.com: Sellers: Would you respond to an insult? When I represent sellers, I provide in-depth market analysis and pricing consultation -- before accepting the listing, with regular updates while the home is on the market, and again to help with consideration of pu...
02/04/2011
Here is a short but important article from RISMedia today: 3 Common Misconceptions That Needlessly Lower Credit Scores Mortgage professionals counsel their clients about many pros and cons of managing credit from preapproval to closing, and most provide good advice to prospective borrowers whose ...
02/03/2011
There are many ways to evaluate income-producing properties -- cash flow, cash-on-cash return, equity rate of return, net present value analysis or internal rate of return, and others.  They all have their place in investment analysis and comparison, and investors usually have at least one favori...
02/03/2011
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