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Entries from December 2008

Construction Company Cited for Violating Texas No-Call Laws

December 30th, 2008

The owner of a Houston home improvement and construction company has been cited with an enforcement action for calling Texas with unsolicited marketing calls. He called Texans who were on the Texas No-Call List. By making such calls, he violated the Texas Telemarketing Disclosure and Privacy Act, also known as the Texas No-Call Law. As […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent

Austin Home Sales Drop 40 Percent

December 29th, 2008

In the midst of a difficult recession, the Austin housing market is struggling. Home sales dropped 40 percent, with only 990 single-family home sales during the month of November. According to a report from the Austin Board of Realtors, this is a significant drop from November 2007. From January-November of this year, home sales went […]

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Austin Sees Real Estate Construction Boom to Slow

December 25th, 2008

Construction in downtown is booming, for now.  As the economy has faced increasing problems, private residences as well as office space construction has begun to churn out final products.  2008 will have seen 8,900 new rental apartment units and over 4.9 million square feet of office space delivered to Austin.  Of the 54 major metropolitan […]

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Central Texas Housing Market Stays Relatively Healthy

December 16th, 2008

Despite one of the largest increases in foreclosures in Central Texas, real estate analysts are not too worried about the future of Austin’s real estate market. This year, 9,008 foreclosures were posted in Travis, Hays, Williamson, and Bastrop counties, up about 27 percent from 2007. This may seem like a huge increase, but analysts say […]

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Housing Market Expected to Improve With Time

December 16th, 2008

Although the banks are failing and millions of Americans are facing foreclosure on their homes, some real estate investors are predicting, or hoping, that the housing prices will rise again. Some are more optimistic than others, hoping for improvement in the next six months, but market analysts say that after such a dramatic downturn, only […]

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