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2008 

Today is the last day of 2008!!  Tonight many will be celebrating the close of this tumultuous year! Some can't wait to ring out the old and bring in the new.  Others feel reflective about changes they have made (maybe even forced to make) in new directions that are turning out to be good and pro...
12/31/2008
This morning I was taking my early morning 3 mile walk and was listening to NPR.  They were talking about a list of words Lake Superior State University issued in the annual report that they felt needed to be banned from our usage!  These are words they consider to be miss-used, over used or usel...
12/31/2008
It's hard to believe it's time to ring out the old and bring in the new!  I dare say we are all ready to ring out 2008 but let's consider bringing in the new and covering all our bases. How about resolutions for your home?? There are many things we can do to save money on monthly energy bills and...
12/29/2008
When remodeling or buying a new home under construction in Austin there is a new rule requiring projects to have certain phases of the project to be inspected by an independent 3rd party inspector.  Many home owners and buyers get upset with all the rules and regulations the City of Austin impose...
12/29/2008
I am in the process of writing some ads for open houses and for blurbs on new listings I have coming on the market.  I decided to go back and review comments on the best way to paint a picture of a home with words.  Over and over I read when writing ads be sure not to comment on all features of t...
12/29/2008
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Two of my precious grandsons gave me 2 special books for Christmas (I'm sure their mom had a hand in helping them make a choice at Barnes & Nobles).  One book is called the "Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright. What an inspiring book and is making me think about starting our own heartwarming Chris...
12/29/2008
  Text messaging and email  are great in their place but sometimes messages get lost in translation or the wrong tone is perceived in their brevity of form of communication.  An old-fashion phone call can sometimes be the best communication option. I find when negotiating an offer email is a quic...
12/23/2008
Christmas will be over this week before we can blink an eye!  Next week we ring in the New Year and then it will be time to wipe the slate clean!!  There are a multitude of items you need to take care of and here are just a few: Delete old emails.  Defrag your computer. Get a paper shredder (cros...
12/23/2008
Austin is doing well and holding their own through November of 2008.  The median price is only down by 3%! The number of sales is down by 20% for the year and that isn't bad considering the rest of the country!  The bulk of existing homes sold in the Austin area for November were in the $200,000 ...
12/22/2008
    Alamo Title Company in Austin, Texas is a remarkable title company.  JaneAnn Benton,CEO, rules the roost.  JaneAnn opened Title Agency of Austin and sold it several years back, thus it became Alamo Title.  JaneAnn believes in the "Fish For Life Philosophy" and runs her office with this conce...
12/22/2008
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