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Entries from January 2009

Austin on Kiplinger’s Top 10

January 30th, 2009

Austin, TX is listed as one of the top 10 on Kiplinger’s best places to live, work and play. Coming in at number six, Austin is said to “offer a strong economy, a solid, moderately priced housing market, a growing population and enough natural beauty to justify staying outside.” Austin is an amalgamation of many […]

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Austin Attractions

January 28th, 2009

Austin has a lot of different attractions that are a big draw for many different people. For the outdoors types, Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake’s hike and bike trail offer a wonderful was to get outside. There is also the greenbelt for those who want to get into nature. On the other side of […]

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Foreign Real Estate Investors Still in Austin

January 27th, 2009

Even though the real estate market is rocky at best across the nation, foreign investors are still looking at opportunities in the US. One of the top investment opportunities is right here in Austin, ranking 11th in the nation for US investment in 2009. Having investors backing the real estate market here in Austin makes […]

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Cap Metro Rail

January 23rd, 2009

Capital Metro has released a tentative schedule for the rail line from Leander to downtown Austin. There will be seven trips into Austin in the morning and seven into Leander in the afternoon. In addition, there will be three trips in the other direction during these times. The rail line, set to open in March, […]

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Austin Real Estate Send Mixed Messages

January 22nd, 2009

Real Estate here in Austin can be kind of confusing. The market looks good or bad depending on how you look at it. The number of single family homes sold in December is down 21% from last December. This does not bode well for the market. However, The number of homes for sale is up […]

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