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Robin's December Real Estate News - 11/29/10 02:30 PM
Below is my monthly Austin Real Estate enewsletter. If you would like to be on my mailing list, send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTIN HOME FOR SALE - WALKING DISTANCE TO ANNUAL ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN ZILKER PARK 612 Highland Ave. This is a 3/2/2 with an attached 2/1 apartment only 1/2 block from 6th Street just a few blocks west of Whole Foods and walking distance to the Annual ACL Music Festival which is one reason the owner loved it. Asking $650,000. If you are interested in finding out more about Austin, living in Austin, real estate or (1 comments)
Austin City Limits Tickets on Sale for New Venue - 11/24/10 09:10 AM
A popular music program available on PBS and the longest running music series in American TV - Austin City Limits -has moved it's location to Moody Theater, with a capacity of 2,700 and published it's new lineup. 2/10 Imagination Movers 2/11 Cody Canada & the Departed with proceeds benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians 2/18 Trombone Shorty and Los Amigos Invisibles benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians 2/19 Styx 2/23 Gypsy Kings 2/27 Diana Ross 3/25 James Cotton with Sheekia Copeland 4/2 John Mellencamp 4/5 Jeff Beck 4/27 Tony Bennett 4/29 Blue October Tickets available starting 11/26 (this Friday) at noon. (0 comments)
Clarksville in Downtown Austin Has History and Charm - 11/22/10 06:22 PM
Old West Austin is a unique and diverse neighborhood, which encompasses Clarksville, a National Register Historic District. It’s boundaries are Enfield Road to the north, Mopac Expressway to the west, Town Lake to the south and Lamar Boulevard to the east. Rolling hills, shady trees, and colorful homes give this neighborhood its character. The proximity to down- town makes Old West Austin a desirable location with neighbor- hood parks and excellent schools. Clarksville is composed of a mixture of eclectic houses dating back to the late 1800s. The land on which the neighborhood was settled was once owned by Governor Elisha M. Pease. (0 comments)
REALTOR CHOSEN BY PROCESS OF ALPHABET SOUP - 11/22/10 10:52 AM
This morning I received one of those great phone calls that gets your day off to a good start - a referral phone call. It was from a REALTOR in Idaho who had a client with a house to sell in the Austin area. When I asked her how she found me she said "Alphabet Soup." I've never heard of that. She said that when she entered "those" letters into her search, my name was the only one that came up. I wonder how I can take advantage of that marketing idea. Recently I wrote a blog - SEO Solicitors Can (1 comments)
SEO Solicitors Can Be Creative - 11/19/10 10:03 AM
and annoying. I don't know what your experience is but I receive a call about once a DAY from a solicitor who can bring me to the first page on a Google search. I've actually been on the first page and not found it to generate business. Perhaps I was on the first page with the wrong key words. I've been willing to try many different advertising and marketing options but the best one is personal networking and that's what I plan to stick with. Usually, when a solicitor calls they first ask "are you in front of a computer?" I'm (10 comments)
Home for Sale! 612 Highland Ave. in the popular Clarksville/downtown Austin area and just 1/2 block from 6th Street. This is a 3/2/2 with a charming walk-out basement apartment that is a 2/1. Asking $650,000. Open house 2-4 This Sunday, November 21tst. Visit my Web site for a virtual tour. This is a great opportunity to live in the Clarksville/downtown area of Austin. It's located 1/2 block from W 6th Street between Lamar and West Lynn; steps from Matthews Elementary and West Austin Park (playscape and tree-shaded dog area). A short walk takes you to Whole Foods, restaurants, Austin High (1 comments)
Austin Area Market Statistics Made Easy - 11/15/10 11:01 PM
From SEPTEMBER 2009 to SEPTEMBER 2010 Homes Sold: 1,274 - DOWN 27% Median Sales Price: $195,000 - UP 4% Days on Market: 82 - UP 15%Active Listings: 10,453 - UP 14%Source: Austin Board of Realtors
The problem as I see it is that buyers expect prices to be lower or continue to go down, however as the statistics show, prices in the Austin area are actually going up and most sellers believe in the price of thier home. It appears to be a grid lock where buyers aren't buying and sellers aren't selling. As more properties continue to come on (0 comments)
NOVEMBER EVENTS IN AUSTIN - 11/15/10 10:39 PM
Shrek the Musical Presented by Texas Performing ArtsNov 2 - Nov 7, various timesBass Concert Hall, 2300 Robert Dedman DriveAustin Children's Shelter Guild Holiday Cards & PoinsettiasMonday, Nov 1st through Friday, Nov 19Austin Children's ShelterChristmas at the Caswell HouseThursday, Nov 4 5:30pDaniel H. Caswell House, 1404 West AvenueRent Presented by ZACH TheatreThursday, Nov 4 - Sunday, Nov 28, 2010ZACH Theatre Center, 1510 Toomey Road 2nd Annual Get Lucky! Casino Night Benefiting Dell Children's Medical CenterFriday, Nov 5 7:00p to 10:00pSullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado StAustin Celtic FestivalSaturday and Sunday, Nov 6 and 7, from 12:00pm to 7:30pmFiesta Gardens22nd Annual Lone Star Vegetarian (1 comments)
Don't you love it! The ocean and the sky make a magnificent photo but even better is being there. Last week we took a short vacation to the beach. This is the N. Padre Island seashore. Just a 3.5 -4 hour drive from Austin and worth every minute. We spent our days walking along the beach and sitting in the shade watching the waves. It was wonderfully relaxing and we were only 20 minutes from my hometown - Corpus Christi. If you are thinking of relocating to Austin, remember that Texas is very large and there (0 comments)
A WWII Hero - 11/15/10 10:07 AM
When we visited France a couple of years ago we had the privilege of meeting André. He was a friend of some friends; a true gentleman and World War II hero. At the age of 15 he road his bicycle as a messenger between the French Underground cell his father headed and other underground cells whose purpose was to proect those for whom the Nazi soldiers were looking; including American soldiers and the American pilot whose plane was brought down when it crashed into my husbands uncles plane. The uncle died but the other pilot was protected by the underground until (1 comments)
Another Successful Closing - Congratualtions to Marlene and Ken - 11/05/10 07:12 PM
Marlene and Ken relocated to lovely Austin, Texas in preparation to retiring close to family. We actually went through 3 contract offers before finally closing on a beautiful home. It was a challenge because a when we made the first offer, the other agent stalled for days until a better offer came in. On our second offer, the sellers father became ill and she decided to take the house off the market. But the third time is the charm so we closed the third offer and Ken and Marlene are happily moving into their new home.
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