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Bluebonnets, a Ladybird Legacy - 03/29/09 12:43 PM
I think everyone has heard of Ladybird Johnson's mission of wildflowers and bringing them back to the hills and roadsides of Texas. It will be forever a living legacy to LadyBird, the bluebonnets that line our roadways and paths. Here are a few in this drought stricken year, still they come up and show us their colors. How Lucky am I to live in Texas and enjoy this sight every year!
For Sale by Owner tips and tricks - 03/29/09 09:54 AM
OK you want to sell your home. And you want to do it yourself, a real For Sale by Owner, or as we call them in the industry, FSBO's. Sure you can do it yourself. Many people are very capable and have the time. But, just in case you didn't know, 85% of FSBO's ultimately list with a Realtor. In the first month of being on the market is usually when the most traffic will occur, the most visitors will inquire, this is the time your presentation to the market should be the greatest. After a house sits on the (8 comments)
Circle C Ranch April Events - 03/29/09 08:40 AM
Circle C Ranch in Southwest Austin has a great community and calendar of events. Sponsored by the Circle C HOA. Upcoming events for April will include. Clean Sweep Austin! April 4th www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/cleansweep for more information and to register Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 11th Saturday, promptly at 9:30am. The cost is $1 per child.The two younger groups (ages 1-3 and 4-6) will be at the Circle C Child Development Center and the older kids (7-10) will be at the Swim Center. The Easter Bunny will be on hand from 9am to 10:30am to pass out candy and take pictures (bring your camera). Please be sure (0 comments)
Misinformation in the News - 03/28/09 09:26 AM
OK... I admit Im a news junkie, I turn the TV from CNN, FOX news, ABC news, CBS news, back to NBC news, sometimes I watch other stuff too ... like CSI Miami, but the tv is background noise for me, and I flip channels here and there... meantime I get alot of information from various viewpoints. This morning while listening, I rarely watch it, I heard an analysts speaking about the houseing market, OK, we know the media rarely has good news about the housing market, but this segment was fairly positive, until the anaylyst stated, well if you are (12 comments)
Don't Hollar At Me....I am Stressed Too! - 03/28/09 08:54 AM
Gary has a valid point here.. everyone is stressed.. let us all work next week to do one thing each day ... lets see if we can make an improvement in our fellow man's and lady's day. One smile at a time. My hometown was where the College Professer challenged his class to do A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS, and it spread throughout the Nation, maybe next week .. its time to re-enact those Random Acts of Kindness. What Say AR-ers?
Via Gary White~ Grand Rapids Real Estate, FlexIt Realty, a call or click away! (Flexit Realty~Serving West Michigan): Have you noticed (4 comments)
South Austin Homes last 12 months of Sales - 03/26/09 05:53 PM
Combining what the Austin MLS considers South Austin, 10N and 10S are the codes that are used. Here are the current absorption rates for these areas. The area known as 10S is also the hot selling area in South Austin, including but not limited to, Tanglewood Forest, Stablewood, Maple Run, Cherry Creek, Western Trails, and Sunset Valley, with the rate of sells here under 90days average we often see full price offers or multiple offers when a home is priced competitively on the market.
If you are looking to buy or SELL your home in Austin call me (6 comments)
Just some new Information about the Southwest area of Austin stats from 2/1/2008 to 1/31/2009. This area includes, Circle C, Lewis Mountain, Westcreek, Village at Western Oaks, Legend Oaks, Beckett Village and Davis Place, while these are not all the areas included in the whole Southwest sales it is some geographical areas so a person can figure out which areas are Southwest.
If you are looking to buy or sell in the SOUTHWEST AREA OF AUSTIN, CALL ME, I CAN HELP YOU. (1 comments)
I got a new JOB OFFER... and I didn't even apply for it... (scam alert) - 03/25/09 11:10 AM
I just love being the one chosen to drive his wifey around for a week or so, and he will get me a car if I dont have one.. Now how great is that? But, seriously folks, there are a ton of scoundrels out there working to take your money. And with so many people losing their job, this is outrageous that a real scumbag trys to prey on them. SO, an FYI here. its not real, tis not true! Read it and see how low some people will go to make others life's miserable.
Job Vancant to me show (9 comments)
Meridian Homes in Southwest Austin - 03/24/09 06:50 AM
Meridian Homes in Southwest Austin, does, stunning, fantastic, awesome bring a picture to your mind?Meridian Homes are set on nice sized lots and the homes are impressive, its a growing community that lies just past Circle C Ranch off Hwy 45 and FM 1826. Next to the Grey Rock golf course, nestled among the old oak trees and the wild juniper and cedars. The builders are doing a great job of keeping the natural environment and building around the trees. Meridian has a wonderful community pool and park area for residents to enjoy, miles of hiking and biking trails with more (1 comments)
Shadowridge Crossing in Southwest Austin is an awesome neighborhood - 03/23/09 06:23 PM
Tucked behind the Y at Oak Hill with Legend Oaks across the Escarpment, the homes at Shadowridge Crossing are examples of David Weekly built during the late 1990's and early 2000's. David Weekly homes have some really cool features like art niches, arched windows along with the granite countertops or travertine flooring, hardwoods are popular too. Tree lined quiet street are found throughout the neighborhood, houses are brick or the ever popular Texas White Stone faces. Landscaped yards, barbeque areas in the backyard or at the community park and pool area. ACC Pinnacle Campus is 5 minutes away, shopping at Arbor (2 comments)
Customer Service is about THEM - 03/21/09 08:45 AM
This morning while reading and commenting it happened again. A comment I was making turned into a blog post. I have found this happens sometimes and I just go with it. The comment becomes multiple paragraphs of my thoughts and hence a posting... thats what my blog is about anyway, my thoughts and I welcome your comments and different perspectives. Reading the post by William Feela, Would You Hire Yourself? My clients rehire me with each referral. I have little patience for uncaring and sloppy work, at the same time I understand simple mistakes, the matter becomes what did one do after (17 comments)
What are those FM, RR, and RM signs on Texas Roads? - 03/20/09 08:36 AM
What are all those signs? What do they meaning? FM, RR, RM, oh my gosh I was so confused when I first moved to Texas, yes, I know what State Hwy means, I know what the Interstate means, but what did those funny things mean? RM.. thats a Ranch to Market Road FM thats a Farm to Market Road RR thats a Ranch to Ranch Road. Not having grown up in Texas I thought this was fascinating information... just a piece of Trivia to pass along to those other newbies to Texas or those wannabe Texans. I live off FM 1826. I (7 comments)
Happy SPRING - 03/20/09 08:13 AM
Spring has Sprung HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!What I notice every year here in Austin Texas are the shades of Spring Green. I recall back some years ago when I was still a native of California and we lived in a fairly barren area of California, my art teacher used to say, let's paint some spring, and she would pull out this color called. New Leaf Green, well , I would jokingly say, yeah like trees come in that color! My friends would agree, we had never seen a tree this color green, almost a fluorescent green it was so vibrant. When I moved (8 comments)
The "new" Fireside chats President Obama on the Tonight Show - 03/20/09 12:08 AM
Way way back, when I was not even around, but after the dinosaurs, there was this great economic failing of the world economy and it resulted in what was later referred to as THE GREAT DEPRESSION, along came a President of the United States, Franklin D Roosevelt and he helped bring the global depression to an end. This is a tale of just one part of his struggle. During this time President Roosevelt had radio chats that became known as the FIRESIDE CHATS to the American People to reassure them the world and hence the United States would recover from this (16 comments)
AR Comments are not showing up? a Lephrechaun Trick? - 03/16/09 07:42 AM
Here we are .. the day before St Patrick's Day... A day of celebration for many... with a rich history about Pots of Gold, Lephrechauns and Irish brew. Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone... as the saying goes, Today Everyone is IRISH.Me thinks the wee ones have been having a bit of fun today, I went to my home page and there are no updates about comments, I do not mean who commented on me, but who and where I commented. Now I go there to recheck what I have done, maybe to add another thought to a comment, for (14 comments)
RELAY FOR LIFE - 03/14/09 12:20 PM
Relay for LIFE. It is a community coming together to fight a horrid disease that afflicts people worldwide regardless of age, national origin, creed, religion, sex, ethnicity or any other divider you can name. Cancer hits all ages, all races, its definitely non discrimantory. Rich and poor alike suffer. YES YOU CAN,Today many people recover from Cancer. Many recover from cancer. Unfortunately many do not. It is for those that I will be making my contributions this year. In memory of my AR friend, Christina Williams of Crossville Tenn, in (5 comments)
In memory of my friend Christina Williams... - 03/14/09 11:25 AM
I admired Christina Williams writings too.. she made me laugh, she made me think. I am truly sorry to hear of her passing, and the struggle she went thru. Every day in America people are suffering from cancer. Our neighbors, our friends and our family members, The Relay for Life will help with donations to fight these horrid illnesses. I am reposting this blog so more folks will know about Christina and her brave stuggle.
Via Kay Bennett, Realtor® MILLION $$ PRODUCER (First Realty Company): Remembering Christina...
After battling Ovarian Cancer and three brain tumors, Christina past away (10 comments)
Runners take note.. SHAMROCK SHUFFLE tomorrow - 03/13/09 01:00 PM
Runners take note.. March 14, in Austin Texas is the Shamrock Shuffle... The 2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Fun Run Walk Irish Festival benefitting the RUNTEX FOUNDATION, a non profilt organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and engage communitites to achieve an active lifestyle. Wear your best GREEN! The Race will start at 9am at Decker Lake. Parking is available on the park grounds. The entry fee will also include a "Shamrock Shuffle" tee shirt. Awards too! The top 25 male and female finishers. Packet pickup will be held FRIDAY MARCH 13th... pickup @ 422 West Riverside Dr, the (2 comments)
Mountain Laurels are blooming in Austin - 03/09/09 08:39 AM
One of the benefits of living in Austin Texas is what I call the Lady Bird influence. Lady Bird Johnson was instrumental in making Texas beautiful with flowers and shrubs. The National Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is located just a few minutes from my home. Its an ongoing living legacy to Lady Bird. The Mountain laurels are blooming right now, and if you have never seen one in person, or taken the delicate flower bunch in your hand and had a sniff, you have truly missed one of natures delights. The Mountain Laurel at first reminds me of Wisteria, the (7 comments)
Founders Day Festival - 03/05/09 04:10 PM
Founders Day Festival in Dripping Springs Texas is almost upon us. Coming April 17-19th the Founders Day Festival is 3 days of events including a Parade, a Carnival, chili cook offs, food, arts and crafts, music events and a 5K Tiger Run/Walk. Celebrating the founding of the community in 1850 bvy the Moss, Wallace and Pound Families the City of Dripping Springs honors its founders each year.Mark your Calendar now to come out to Dripping Springs for one of the most fun festivals in this part of Texas. Stop by my website for news in and around the Austin area. (0 comments)
I'm Buying a New Home from a builder why - 03/04/09 01:36 PM
I'm buying a New Home from a Builder, why would I need a Realtor? I have heard this over the past few years and I'm sure its something that has been around for a long while. So these are my thoughts on WHY YOU NEED A REALTOR. A Realtor will be your advocate. With a Buyers Representative Agreement with a Realtor you have someone in your corner. A professional Realtor will help you avoid pitfills. A Realtor will negotiate on your behalf. Isn't is great to know you are not alone and can have experience and knowledge on your side. A (10 comments)
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