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New Urbanism - just what is this? It's a way of planning cities and new developments so they have more of that traditional neighborhood feel. Walking and biking is big in New Urban development. Instead of the old suburban car culture, where we all drive everywhere, even down the block, a "new urb...
by DeeinAustinTMAustin real estate was poised for a Super Bowl-style win in 2007, but the year proved to be humbling after the mortgage market fumble last summer. SEE THE  8-YEAR AUSTIN REAL ESTATE MARKET PLAY-BY-PLAY (From 1999 to 2007) | View | Upload your own Austin homes sales during the firs...
Fictional character J.R Ewing, from the popular 80s television drama, Dallas, was a betting man. What would the rich Texan do in today's housing market? I think he'd take a peak at lake real estate in Texas, which are poised for a comeback in 2008. Investors and buyers know that know that the mar...
 NOTE: This article is part of the forthcoming book, the Gotcha GuideTM to Buying or Investing in Real Estate. By DeeinAustinTMNow that the mortgage market isn't so hot, builders and home sellers are super hot-to-trot on buyer agent bonuses. They think agents will be more motivated to show their ...
Some of the local boards haven't officially released their December 2007 market statistics, but the Dallas board is out in front with their final numbers. Below is the summary for the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington real estate market for December including data since 2005. See the data charts below....
I wonder if anyone uses the term, "sticker shock" anymore. Sticker shock was used backed in the 80s and 90s to describe the raw, gut reaction that consumers had when they saw an extremely high price tag on a item. The term wasn't used to describe real estate, but I think you should prepare for st...
What does American Idol, Next Great American Band, and Don't Forget the Lyrics all have in common? Besides signaling the downfall of quality television and saving network tv from the writer's strike, they allow a select few to live out fantasies of having a national audience. WE'RE LOOKING FOR HA...
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 DeeinAustinTM Remember Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)? Here's a tip. They're mortgage loans that gained popularity in 2003-200...
If you've heard some rumbling lately, it's not a thunderstorm. There's trouble brewing in East Central Austin. Small lot property owners are upset with limitations the City Planning Commission proposed on December 11th. The new changes will decrease the ability of over 1500 East Austin residents ...
Dallas City Council just approved a 45-acre planned development district (mixed-use) at the foot of the Trinity River Corridor a few weeks ago. Today's spotlight is on this mixed-use development along the hot Trinity River Corridor in Dallas. Just about every major city in Texas has had a surge i...

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