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Entries from November 2010

Austin foreclosures up 10 percent

November 24th, 2010

According to a Foreclosure Listing Service Inc. report from last week, Austin area homeowners received 15,622 foreclosure notices since the beginning of the year. This number marks a 10 percent increase from the number of foreclosure notices this time last year. It is also a record high for the last nine years, topping last year’s […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent · Austin real estate sale

Why the Holiday’s are a great time to rent

November 16th, 2010

The holidays are a generally a slow time for business with the obvious exception of retail.  From my experience in the corporate world, it seemed like business slowed to snail’s pace in between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. In central Austin in particular the rental market is largely influenced by students.  The University of Texas brings […]

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Tags: Austin Rental Property · Buying a home in Austin

Austin home prices rise compared to 2007

November 16th, 2010

According to Fiserv Inc., Austin area home prices rose 3.9 percent this year as compared to the same time period in 2007. The Brookfield, Wisconsin-based data compiling company compared home prices in 375 cities, and Austin posted a higher than average increase from 2007 to 2010. In the 2nd quarter this year alone, US single-family […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent · Austin real estate sale

New complex to go up in Marble Falls

November 6th, 2010

Plans for a 1,030 acre mixed-use development at the corner of Highway 71 and US 281 were approved on Thursday by the Marble Falls Planning and Zoning commission. The Flatrock Springs’ Planned Development District only needs the city council’s final approval now. The project includes plans for 700,000 square feet of retail, office, and commercial […]

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General Residential Market Update: November 2, 2010

November 2nd, 2010

The Austin real estate market has somewhat weathered the nationwide real estate crisis and has remained stable overall. Due to incredible job growth and future growth of the city many people from all over the United States are relocating to Austin and calling it home. With the nation’s largest public university, The University of Texas […]

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Tags: Austin Homes for Sale · Buying a home in Austin