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commission: Facts I find interesting about Texas - 12/17/08 04:16 PM
Facts I find interesting about Texas (edit/delete) Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State. The population of Texas is 22 million, not including the 16 million cattle.The armadillo is the official state mammal. 70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin. The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. Texas possesses three of the Top Ten most populous cities in the U.S. - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies. Texas' most populous county is Harris county with 3.4 million residents in (2 comments)
commission: Downtown Austin Condominiums - 12/07/08 08:19 PM
Downtown Austin Emerging Projects Downtown Austin,Texas is really changing its look and is becoming a interesting place to live. If you are looking to move downtown Austin please consider hiring me as your agent. I give you full service at a reduced price.
Remember if you are buying a Home or Condo anywhere in Central Texas you can receive up to 50% of of my commission back to you at closing. http://www.CentralTexasHomeRebates.com (0 comments)
commission: Why you shouldn't buy a new car if you are looking to buy a home - 03/01/08 02:48 PM
Many people have come to me to buy a new home. In the beginning I lost a deal, because they bought a new car. So I tell all my buyers to not buy a new car when looking for a home. When you get a raise or accumulate some money most people like to spend it. Some decide to buy a home. some a car then there are the people who like to buy both. They have a desire to spend money. Buying a home is sometimes a long and laborious ordeal, but an adventurous one at that. So in saying this, don't make it harder on yourself. If (18 comments)
commission: Looking to Get a Rebate On a New Home In Abilene? Get up to 5% cash back. - 02/25/08 07:39 AM
http://www.rebateontexashomes.comI find this to be on of the most exciting offers in the Abilene Area. Send me an email and let me know what you think,How does this program work? Almost all Home builders in Texas will pay a Real Estate commission to a licensed real estate broker. As a Texas Real Estate Agent in I can share this commission with you, the buyer, and give this to you as a Cash Refund. Most people don't understand that the price of a house is the same regardless of whether you have an agent or not. This is how I can offer you (0 comments)
commission: Dinosaur Valley State Park - 02/19/08 09:15 AM
If you or your children love to explore new places, this is it. The State Park is located in Somervell County Texas, Close to the town of Glen Rose. The Park is over 1500 acres and in 1969, was designated a National Natural Landmark. This is a great place to view the fossilized dinosaur footprints.
You can also hike, camp, picnic, fish, and swim. The area is full of beautiful scenery and wildlife. The coolest thing I think is the dinosaur tracks. They near a part of the Brazos River called the Paluxy. The park is open year round, but late summer is the best time to visit for viewing the tracks, make sure you (4 comments)
commission: Very special day in my life. - 12/23/07 08:14 AM
38 years ago today I was lying in a crib at an adoption agency waiting to get picked up. I was 2 months old so I really don't remember, but I know the story so well from my parents. It was up in Wisconsin and the weather was cold and there was a huge blizzard going on. My mother awoke and was scared that she would not be able to pick me up. They needed a miracle and got one through my dad. He decided no matter what they were going so they got in their car and took there time (31 comments)
commission: Real Estate Newsletter - 09/17/07 11:02 AM
Here is a link to my weekly "REAL ESTATE NEWS CHANNEL":Click Here This week's segments are full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.Some of the topics covered this week are:Real Estate Outlook - Real Estate is all about seeing opportunities-whether in "up" markets or "down" markets-and making the most of them.Mortgage Moment - Jan Demas discusses "Toxic Loans".Market Conditions - Tampa Bay, FL.; Austin, TX.; Sacramento, CA. & Detroit, MI.Ask the Expert - "Will you please share information about short sales?" Video of the Week - This (0 comments)
commission: ABOR Watch newsletter - 09/11/07 06:46 PM
Here is a follow up from the Chairman of the Board of ABOR and what he wrote about ABOR Watch Newsletter. (0 comments)
commission: 9/11 was 6 years ago - 09/11/07 09:29 AM
Wow, six years ago today, America experienced a tragedy of immense proportions: a malicious attack on the United States soil that cost us thousands of innocent lives. As Americans, we struggled with the horror and senselessness of that attack. The days and weeks that passed we comforted ourselves in the Flag, Old Glory and Patriotism through that difficult time. This is something we will always remember and always will. If you can please take a moment to think of those who died on September 11, 2001, and remember the freedom that our soldiers are still protecting today. Thank you America, J. (0 comments)
commission: ABOR Newsletter - 09/11/07 08:49 AM
I want to know more about ABOR watch newsletter that I started getting and what other agents in the Central Texas area think. They are not supported by ABOR. I have been getting a lot of emails from them and would like to learn more. If you have more info please post it here. I hope that they will hear us agents and work with us. It looks like they want to stir things up and I believe that could be a good thing. I look forward to hear from you soon, Jeff Kessler, ABR,GRI ABOR ="Austin Board of Realtors" (3 comments)
commission: Weekly Real Estate Newsletter for the week of 9/10/07 - 09/11/07 08:32 AM
Here is a link to my weekly "REAL ESTATE NEWS CHANNEL":Click Here This week's segments are full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.Some of the topics covered this week are:Real Estate Outlook - You might have been just a little puzzled by some of the contradictory reports about real estate that came out recently.Mortgage Moment - Jan Demas discusses "If Paying Off Your Remaining Mortgage is the Right Financial Move". Market Conditions - Myrtle Beach, SC.; Alexandria, VA.; Beverly Hills, CA. & Albuquerque, NM.Ask the Expert - (0 comments)
commission: Talking Smoke Alarms and Other Tips to Protect Kids from Fire - 09/07/07 09:18 AM
Talking Smoke Alarms and Other Tips to Protect Kids from Fire. I just was reading some different things on the net and I discovered the Talking Smoke Alarms. I find these very interesting. You program your voice to wake them up when a fire starts and you can also put directions on the alarm to tell them how to get out. This is very cool. Here is a website that tells more about it. http://www.doityourself.com/stry/ara_talkingsmokealar If you have any new ideas that you have heard of to help save a life please post it here, Thank you,
Remember if you are buying a new home (3 comments)
commission: My weekly Real estate Newletter - 09/04/07 02:59 PM
Here is a link to my weekly "REAL ESTATE NEWS CHANNEL":Click Here This week's segments are full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.Some of the topics covered this week are:Real Estate Outlook - Despite a steady stream of negative headlines about real estate and mortgages, the latest economic reports are mainly upbeat.Mortgage Moment - Jan Demas discusses "Negative Ammortization".Market Conditions - Lithonia, GA.; Millard, NE.; Santa Fe, NM. & Chandler, AZ.Ask the Expert - "Is it possible to exchange stock options for real estate with a 1031 (6 comments)
commission: Save Money on a new Home in Texas. Get up to 5% cash back. - 09/04/07 10:43 AM
Saving money on a new home in Texas. Get up to 5% cash back. Get a rebate back from your agent is legal in Texas. To read more please see The Texas Real Estate Commission's webite. How does this program work? Almost all New Home builders in Texas will pay a Real Estate commission to a licensed real estate broker. As an Agent in Texas I can Share this commission with you, the buyer, and give it back to you as a Cash Back Rebate.Most people do not understand that the price of a new home is the same regardless of whether you (0 comments)
commission: Labor Day - 09/03/07 11:11 AM
As an American worker how are you celebrating Labor Day. I am hard at work getting our sales center ready at www.interurbandev.com to sell Downtown Condos at www.skylineaustin.com. If you know of anyone who is interested please have then register at the www.skylineaustin.com website. We should have pricing within 60 and start selling at that time. People who register will get a special incentive and first choice of a home that they want. I hope everyone has a great holiday and please let me know what you are doing on this Labor Day. J. (2 comments)
commission: Kids off to Austin, Texas Schools - 08/28/07 09:59 AM
Looks like the kids are off to schools here in Austin Texas. I have a great calender for AISD. http://www.austintitle.com/eflyers/schoolcalendars/AISD-AT.PDF Just print this page and put it on your refriderator. I hope that you and yours have a great school year and if you ever have any questions please email or call me for all you real estate needs. J. http://realtyatx.com
As always if you are buying a new home in Texas and want 5% cash back see my website below at. http://rebateontexashomes.com (0 comments)
commission: Layoffs spreading in the housing industry Via Yahoo.com - 08/23/07 07:32 PM
This is so crazy. Things here in Austin Texas are going okay, but how are agents and other professionals handling this market? By Ron Scherer and Ben Arnoldy Thu Aug 23, 4:00 AM ET New York; and Oakland, Calif. - Just a few years ago, mortgage salesman Terry Orlowski rode the housing boom and a six-figure income down to the car dealership and bought a new Audi A6. Now, the soaring market and the fast car are gone. Last week he lost his job, along with 6,000 other employees of First Magnus Financial Corp., a mortgage lender. With a 1999 Dodge Grand (3 comments)
commission: How to save money at the Grocery store - 08/23/07 07:16 PM
Food Purchased at Markets You can save hundreds of dollars a year by shopping at the lower-priced food stores. Convenience stores often charge the highest prices. You will spend less on food if you shop with a list. You can save hundreds of dollars a year by comparing price-per-ounce or other unit prices on shelf labels. Stock up on those items with low per-unit costs. Web Resource: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/thriftyliving/tl-savefood.html Buying a new home or condo in Texas Get up to 5% cash back http://rebateontexashomes.com J. (0 comments)
commission: Condo Market in Austin Texas - 08/23/07 03:14 PM
Here is a great article from the Austin American Statesman. Many families are skipping the suburbs for a downtown condo excerpt from article by Michele Chan Santos in THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN THE AMERICAN STATESMAN 8.12.07 The downtown and near-downtown condo and townhouse market is exploding. And most of those units aren't selling to millionaire single guys who bought condos just to be near Sixth Street. Instead, empty-nesters who are retired and looking to downsize from large homes, couples and even some young families are increasingly calling condos within a 3-mile radius of the Capitol home. This reflects a national trend toward more interest in living (0 comments)
commission: Want to create a graph - 08/23/07 10:12 AM
If you like graphs here is a free website to create your own. I created a few to show my clients how a commission is broken up. They like to think we make an average of 6%, but by showing where the money goes they feel better about paying the commission. I even make graphs of my advertising and expenses to show them how little I will make once this transaction is all done, J. http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx?ID=eb38b6e1fc4c4c3eaa507d85a04e6acc http://Rebateontexashomes.com Get up to 5% cash back on a new home in Texas, J
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