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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2009 

The line above comes from Steve Martin's character Navin Johnson in the 1979 classic comedy "The Jerk", which is one of my all-time favorite movies, and it pretty well sums up my own feelings when the latest issue of Texas Realtor magazine arrived at my office. If you're not familiar with this sc...
05/27/2009
figured it was time for some gratuitous baby photos, since it has been a couple of weeks since the last ones that I posted.  I also have a cool new video of my kids that I would like to share sometime soon, but frankly I'm a bit tired to get it posted tonight. Genevieve ("Jenny") continues to be ...
05/25/2009
Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend of mine, and I explained to him that one of the quickest ways to get me to do something was to utter one of the following phrases: "Jason, you won't be able to do that." OR "I doubt you will be able to get that done." OR EVEN "That seems pretty unlikely,...
05/24/2009
In case you don't normally read my blog, Ken Cook and I have been hosting a one-hour online radio show every Tuesday for the past six months.  We recently decided to change the name of the show from "Twitter Tuesday" to "Social Media Edge", since many of our friends thought we were talking exclu...
05/23/2009
With its newest marketing slogan, "Pflugerville: Between a Rock and a Weird Place", my current hometown seems poised for even more growth now that it has been named as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live" according to Relocate America. To briefly explain the saying, Pflugerville is located between...
05/22/2009
Relocation.com released an interesting new list a couple of days ago, naming Austin, Texas #1 on its list of "Top Cities for a Fresh Start".  This is an interesting study, and one which seems particularly apt considering the rough economic factors facing many parts of the country.  The data inclu...
05/22/2009
One of the many reasons that my wife and I get along so well is that we understand each other, and we each tolerate a silent addiction that we share.  We love to read. As for me, I am not what one would consider to be a "casual reader", although I guess "voracious reader" sounds a bit violent, as...
05/20/2009
Austin has been honored on yet another national list this week, having been named the #1 city on Forbes' latest list of "Best Bargain Cities".  I took a close look at the data they used in calculating the top rankings.  As always, they analyzed the 50 largest U.S. metro statistical areas for the ...
05/20/2009
For a long time, I have considered myself blessed to be selling homes in the Austin, Texas area.  It seems like our town gets a fair amount of positive media exposure these days from the national press.  Once again, Austin was recognized with optimistic economic news this week by Forbes.com. Citi...
05/20/2009
Earlier today, I met with my friend Debbie Ates at Wilshire Homes (Commons at Rowe Lane) and she requested that I update my previous video about Stone Hill Town Center. This new shopping center is located less than two miles from my home in the Blackhawk area.  There are plenty of other neighborh...
05/14/2009
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