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.



My wife and I decided to vote early again this year, and today was the final day for this in Travis County, where we live.  We took all three kids with us, intending to just "knock it out" before lunch.  However, when we arrived and saw the horrendous lines, we knew we would have to eat first, th...
When I started on ActiveRain almost 16 months ago, I was surprised to find so many like-minded souls here.  One of the first friends I made was Paul Slaybaugh, and although we never met in person before this past week, I had already come to consider him one of my best friends.      He's a good d...
I have to admit that the fall came on a bit quicker than usual this year.  In fact, we sometimes seem to skip fall altogether in this area.  I have lived in Texas my entire life (born and raised in Dallas, lived in Austin for 20+ years now), and I've seen years that transition from late summer to...
As soon as I heard that RE Barcamp was coming to Houston, I was looking forward to attending.  In case you haven't heard of Barcamp before (which I hadn't), it is essentially a real estate and social media conference.  Actually, I heard it referred to as an "unconference", which is probably a bet...
Jeremy Blanton, C Tann Starr, and I are serving as judges for a very cool new contest.  Jeremy's post about it is below, in case you missed it:It is Contest Time!!!  A few months ago, Activerain launched the ability to have an outside domain name feed directly from your Activerain blog.  Since th...
I have been out of town for several days, having attended the RE Barcamp in Houston.  Before I left, I wrote a post about leads that I have garnered from AR along with other social media sites: How I Managed to Receive Leads from ActiveRain, Twitter and Facebook! I told my wife jokingly that I n...
I don't consider myself to be a social marketing guru (yet), but I do spend a little time each week on all of the top social media sites that I know about.  Sometimes, it's just a few minutes per week.  Obviously, I spend the majority of my online time right here on ActiveRain, but I have become ...
A good friend of mine in California emailed this story to me today.  In yet another vote of confidence for the Austin, Texas real estate market, has ranked Austin #6 on its list of Top 25 Appreciating Markets! I hadn't actually heard of this site before, but here's the descri...
A couple of weeks ago, I added Feedburner to the sidebar of my ActiveRain blog.  If you aren't familiar with this service, it allows you to syndicate your blog via email without the requirement of a specific feed reader.  In other words (simpler words), someone can sign up and receive all of your...
I had to run some errands earlier this evening and I went by to see a friend of mine briefly.  He lives in a neighborhood that inspired this post, truth be known.  When you are looking to buy a home, there are a few items which may not come to mind immediately, so I thought a short list of remind...

Jason Crouch

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