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Population Growth Causes Changes To Williamson County - 05/31/11 04:03 PM
The 2010 census revealed that the population in Williamson County nearly doubled. The result of the increase in the number of people living in Williamson County is causing city officials to have to redraw precinct lines to meet local, state and federal laws. The large increase in population growth in Williamson County has left the county as the top in Texas when it comes to the state's largest counties. Between the years of 2000 and 2010 the county added 172,712 people. It is important that all precincts be balanced in regards to populationIn the past, precinct boundaries have been confusing and city (0 comments)
United States Housing Market Expected to Rebound in the Next Two Years - 05/26/11 10:58 PM
Across the U.S. only five percent of people feel that the housing market has recovered, which was no change from last year. Many of those who live in Austin feel the same way. Trulia and Realty Trac are currently tracking how Americans feel about the housing industry. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed feel that the residential real estate industry will not recover until 2014 or later. Three percent of those surveyed felt that the housing industry would recover before the end of the year. A large number of those polled felt that the housing industry would pick back up in 2012. Trulia co-founder and (4 comments)
Foreclosure Rates Down In Texas - 05/24/11 11:22 AM
A new report released from the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association showed that there were only 1.89 percent of residential mortgages in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2011 in the state of Texas. Throughout the state, the economy is gaining strength. The state of Texas was ranked as coming in 6th lowest in the country when it came to foreclosures. The national average of foreclosures is 4.52 percent.The number of loan delinquencies dropped to 7.91percent of mortgages during the first quarter of 2011. This is the lowest number we have seen in almost two years. Not only did the number of loan delinquencies (0 comments)
Overpass Construction Headed For Georgetown - 05/19/11 09:03 PM
The existing overpass along I-35 in the northwest portion of Georgetown may soon be heading for improvements. The plan is to replace the existing structure with a four-lane bridge that would connect with N.E. Inner Loop on the east and Lakeway Drive.The Transportation Policy Board at their May 9th meeting gave approval for the $4.5 million project. The city of Georgetown sees on average 6,500 vehicles a day cross the bridge. Before construction can begin, the Federal Highway Administration must decide if the Lakeway Drive bridge qualifies as a grouped bridge replacement project in the CAMPO Transportation Improvement Program. The decision (0 comments)
HeliOS Project to Take Root in Taylor - 05/17/11 11:45 PM
The nonprofit organization HeliOS Project that focuses on giving computers to underprivileged children will be moving to Taylor and relocating from Lakeway. The HeliOS Project was founded in 2005. The city of Taylor gave the nonprofit organization a free, three-year lease on the building located at 307 Ferguson Street according to founding director Ken Starks.The organization plans to use the 2,200 square-foot building to hold computer classes and for storage. The project is already serving children in the Taylor area. Earlier this month two deserving children were set up with their own computer. To date the organization has given away 1,296 computers (0 comments)
Home Sales Down in Austin While Home Values are Up - 05/12/11 03:20 PM
Home sales across the state of Texas were down 7.3 percent year over year for the first quarter of 2011. There was a total of 40,192 properties sold during the first quarter of this year. The amount of homes sold may have decreased but the price value of homes in Texas rose according to the Texas Association of Realtors. The median price of existing homes increased by 1.3 percent from between the months of January and March. The median price of a home was $143,300 throughout the state of Texas.It is a positive sign to see home prices retain their value (2 comments)
History Abounds In Georgetown - 05/10/11 08:41 PM
National Preservation Month is celebrated in the month of May in the city of Georgetown. Living in Georgetown you are surrounded by years of history. This year the theme is Celebrating America's Treasures. If you take a look around the community of Georgetown, you will see a multitude of places that have contributed to Georgetown's history. Preserving many of these places throughout the community can be a lot of work, but with the support of programs such as Main Street, the history can be preserved. Georgetown's Main Street Program along with the Williamson Museum will be holding the Celebrating Georgetown's Treasures Preservation (0 comments)
New Jobs In Cedar Park's Future - 05/05/11 04:35 PM
If the economic incentive package between Cedar Park and Fallbrook Technologies goes through, it could potentially add 65 jobs and a corporate operations center to the Cedar Park area. Currently, they employ 60 workers. The $1.67 million incentive package would require a long-term commitment from Fallbrook Techonolgies to employ no fewer than 125 employees, keep a local payroll of no less than $9.5 million and make an investment of $5.5 million in its plant, equipment and renovation of the site.If Fallbrook Technologies is able to meet performance-based incentives related to employment and investment targets, then the City of Cedar Park will pay (0 comments)
2011 Energy Tax Credits for Your Liberty Hill Home - 05/03/11 10:08 PM
The 2010 tax season may be just behind us but it is never too soon to start thinking about tax credits for next year. The 2011 energy tax credits for your Liberty Hill home are down from last year, but there are still some out there. Washington may be giving less than before to Leander homeowners for going green, but there are still numerous energy tax credits that you can take advantage of.For 2011 you can claim up to $500 in federal energy tax credits for various different home improvements. If you are looking to take advantage of these tax credits (0 comments)
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