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Houston real estate developers are turning away from entry-level housing. "Starter homes" are typically priced below $150,000. New home starts in the area are down to about 9,725 single-family homes for third quarter 2007. The Houston Chronicle reported the recent data, which had been gathered Me...
 NOTE: This article is part of the forthcoming book, the Gotcha GuideTM to Buying or Investing in Real Estate. Email us to join the mailing list for the release date.-by DeeinAustinTMYou may wonder why I'm writing about apologies and what they have to do with real estate gotchas. I'm a strong pro...
Most Austinites are aware of Responsible Growth for Northcross (RG4N), a neighorhood group of residents around Northcross Mall that was formed in response to construction of a 24-hr Wal-Mart superstore. (Photo By John Anderson of Austin Chronicle.) NORTHCROSS MALL LAWSUIT TIMELINE 1. As original...
Don't know if you guys have heard about the Villa Muse development, but it sounds pretty amazing. Villa Muse is a new mixed-use development going up just east of Austin. It may be some standards of new urbanism as well. What makes this Villa Muse community different? The entire community is cente...
Here's a quick rundown of where the Downtown Austin condos are in the development and sales process. So who is buying all of these condos? ANSWER: Downtown condo buyers are typically young professionals and empty nesters in any city. Boomers often buy second homes here to be near their grandchild...
National volume home builder, Lennar, may be on the brinks of financial failure. According to sources, they posted a loss of $514 million in the third quarter. Bad news on the local front is that they're already pulling out of what seemed like successful projects. We previously reported their upc...
NOTE: This article is part of the forthcoming book, the Gotcha GuideTM to Buying or Investing in Real Estate.Being a real estate agent can be tough. Some clients think agents drive people around, show houses all day, and make easy cash so they can buy fancy cars or clothes and spend weekends on t...
By DeeinAustin You may already know that I was a Global Project Manager at Apple, Inc. back in "the day". When you're analyzing a business or managing projects, Microsoft Excel is your friend because you can use it to understand long-range and short-term trends. I decided to dust off my old Excel...

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