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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2008 

I held my first open house today in over two years.  Having actually sold five homes at open houses during my career, I'm not sure why I don't do them more often.  Maybe the excruciating boredom?  The home I held open today is a lovely and affordable listing right around the corner from my own ho...
05/31/2008
I recently went to the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin on Sixth Street with my wife to see "Iron Man" (read my movie review here - "Iron Man" = The Best Movie I have seen in awhile).  The Drafthouse is a unique moviegoing experience and I thought it would be a great idea to share this unique ...
05/30/2008
Since I have been tagged three times with this series of meme questions (below), I thought it might be time to actually attempt to compose this post.  Thanks (I think) to Rich Jacobson, Michelle Pimentel, and LaShawn Norden for tagging me this time around.  I decided to do this a bit differently ...
05/30/2008
A couple of months ago, while I was relaxing one night in front of the television (this is ever-so-rare for me these days), my 40" LCD HDTV went out and I was left with nothing but audio.  At first I thought it must have been a camera failing on the show, so I changed the channel - and freaked. ...
05/29/2008
We have a brand-new listing in north Austin which is priced to sell quickly.  It is located mere minutes from downtown Austin, and it has been extensively updated. Features: Parklike homesite (almost 0.50 acre) 1835 s.f. per tax records 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms 2-car garage Huge canopy shade ...
05/29/2008
We have a new listing in the Stone Canyon community in Round Rock (off Highway 620 next to the Round Rock Medical Center).  This lovely Newmark home was built in 1999: 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Over 2700 s.f. per tax records Master bedroom upstairs, guest bedroom and full bath downstairs Study ...
05/29/2008
I have lived in Austin now for almost 20 years, but I was thinking about the types of things that I would like to learn if I were moving to a new area of the country.  Many of these have already been covered in my online relocation package here:   Austin Texas Relocation Package   For the purpos...
05/27/2008
Earlier today, I received a call from the phone of Amanda Hall.  Notice that I didn't say that Amanda called me.  She apparently bumped the phone somehow (maybe in her purse or console) and it dialed my number: ME: Hello, this is Jason. FROM AMANDA'S PHONE: Muffled sounds, followed by ambient "ca...
05/24/2008
Each year, Fortune Magazine publishes its list of America's 100 Best Companies to Work For.    Fortune's staff scrutinizes hundreds of companies, surveying employees and reviewing each company's stated philosophy, employee handbooks, and other materials in order to come up with their annual ranki...
05/23/2008
Forbes.com has named Austin as having the second cleanest tap water in the U.S. in its recent study of the largest metro areas.  Des Moines, Iowa was rated #1.  The study covered 77 MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) across the country. The ratings were based on several factors: cloudiness of...
05/22/2008
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