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Entries from May 2009

Austin Home Sellers Must Do Energy Audit of Home

May 27th, 2009

Individuals who will be selling a home that is older than 10 years or more will have to conduct an energy audit before selling the house. The energy audit  is meant to allow individuals to become more aware of the energy that a home uses.  It is also to encourage energy conservation.  Although no action […]

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Perry Appoints New Members to Texas Real Estate Commission

May 22nd, 2009

This past Wednesday,  the Governor of Texas Rick Perry recently appointed three individuals to a six-year term on the Texas Real Estate Commission.  The individuals come from different backgrounds, one from Lufkin, one from El Paso, and one from Arlington.  The Texas Real Estate Commission consists of five total individuals who help to regulate and […]

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Home Sales Down Nearly 18% From Same Time Last Year

May 20th, 2009

The data for the last month of home sales is in, and it is not looking pretty.  Home sales are down nearly 18% from where they were at last year at this same time. For the month of April of 2008,  home sales were much better a year ago than now.  However, it should be […]

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Bill in Texas Legislator May Reduce Foreclosures

May 18th, 2009

A current bill is in the Texas legislator that may reduce the number of foreclosures.  The current bill will increase the amount of time that a home owner has before they would be foreclosed on.  The current law makes it possible that foreclosure can occur within about 40 days.  The new bill will aim to […]

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Down Town Austin

May 15th, 2009

It is a little weird to look at Austin now, and then look at Austin a few years ago.  Mainly,  this concerns the down-town area. Looking at the development down-town, an individual would not believe that the country is going through such hard times. It seems that in many ways,  Austin is not facing the […]

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