Austin Texas Real Estate Blog (and other stuff)

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This blog is about the Austin real estate market, along with tips for agents and other funny stuff that I deem fit to include.

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2007 

  We decided to get out of the house last night for awhile.  Unfortunately, we waited until it was a bit late to do much that would be fun for the kids, so we ended up doing a lot of much-needed grocery shopping instead.  We tried to make it a little bit fun by allowing the kids to pick a book or...
10/10/2007
My children seem to provide never-ending fodder for my blog posts with the funny things that they say and do.  Here are a few things I wanted to share: A few days ago, when my mom was in town, we went to visit my mother-in-law, Jackie, as she is in a nursing home.  While my wife and I were talkin...
10/10/2007
As part of my ongoing series, this week I am presenting a few homes that can be purchased in the general Austin area for a cool half million dollars (or a bit less).This property is listed at only $485,000, and it includes approximately 4500 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 3-car ga...
10/09/2007
  I opened up the Sunday paper this evening to skim through it while I was cooking some Ramen noodles for my six-year old daughter, and I was struck by an interesting juxtaposition.  There was a front page article bemoaning the fact that the housing slowdown had "finally hit Austin".  I looked ov...
10/07/2007
A couple of days ago, I was driving on City Park Road headed toward Emma Long Metropolitan Park, which sits right on Lake Austin.  It's a relaxing drive on a winding road, and it was a beautiful October day.  As I came around a corner, I noticed that there was a police car following three trucks ...
10/06/2007
Recently, Forbes Magazine released its list of the 100 Fastest Growing Suburbs in the U.S., and Texas has 20 of them.  Austin managed to garner THREE spots of its own in the top 50, all of which are located on the north side of town. Pflugerville, where I have lived for twelve years, placed at #2...
10/06/2007
At the risk of being pigeonholed in a specific genre this week, I have another music topic that came to me last night.  While I was writing my last post (Radio Ga Ga - The Jukebox of my Mind and Life (The Early Years)), I started thinking about song lyrics. Over the years, I have probably been am...
10/05/2007
  Having been born and raised in Dallas, and having lived in the Austin area since 1988, I grew up not really thinking about what a great state this is and how nice it really is to live here.  After I got my real estate license and started working with out-of-state buyers, I realized that many of...
10/04/2007
In today's market, getting a buyer into the car with you to look at property is difficult enough, so you want to ensure that your trip is as productive as possible.  I have probably taken 500 or more buyers in my car since I first started in real estate in early 1997, and is now second nature for...
10/03/2007
As part of my continuing series, I am moving up the ladder a bit more this week to $400,000, in order to demonstrate the awesome values to be found in and around the Austin, Texas area.  Here are a few current Austin-area listings that can be yours for $400,000 (or less): This home was built in 2...
10/01/2007
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