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Posted Mar 28, 2008
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The US Census Bureau just released its list of the top 10 fastest growing metro areas in the nation.  Austin came in respectably in 5th place, w/ 65,880 new residents in 2007.  The Austin/RR MSA grew 4.3 percent in 2007. Texas in general saw a big jump in population, most…

Posted Mar 15, 2008
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For those of you not from Austin, austinhomesearch.com is the local board’s IDX site. They heavily promote it – PPC, bus ads, billboards, SEO, etc… Check out the traffic comparison between them and my little ol’ site: The traffic bursts on my site were from a few posts I had…

Posted Mar 14, 2008
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3 Year Traffic Graph per Alexa.com

Posted Mar 12, 2008
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I send a compilation of Austin real estate market news out to all of my clients, and I typically put it in the “market news” section of the website. I’ve decided to start blogging it so that you guys can comment. Sorry this is posted late, but here ya’ go:…

Posted Mar 7, 2008
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HUD has rolled out their new FHA loan maximums. It’s not as high as we had hoped, but the increases will help us out. Locally, we saw an increase of roughly $80k for single family residences. The new limits for the Austin/RR MSA are as follows: Single Family = $288,750…

Posted Feb 24, 2008
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Lake Austin is filled back up (they drain it every year in January to control the hydrilla) and the weather was awesome today so we went out for the first day of wakeboarding/wakesurfing. It was a little bit chilly, but not too bad at all. Everyone gave me a hard…

Posted Feb 23, 2008
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Popular Science just published a study naming the Top 50 Greenest Cities in the United States . Congratulations Austin Texas; that is an accomplishment to be very proud of. I think Texans should all be very proud because of the top 50 Greenest Cities, Texas has four, including Austin at…

Posted Feb 21, 2008
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I saw this on a thread at REW and was pretty amazed/shocked. A local Austin real estate agent, Mohammed “Mike” Gharbi just had his license renewed by TREC (last month) with the following record: *Arrested by the FBI *Convicted of 5 counts in a $15m loan fraud scheme *Sentenced to…

Posted Feb 21, 2008
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In the real estate world innovative real estate agents and penny pinching sellers are always looking for ways to make a buck or save a buck. One of those ways is the fairly new buzz word “Flat Fee MLS”. MLS Flat Fee simply means paying a small lump sum of…

Posted Feb 19, 2008
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The conforming loan limit increase included in the recently passed economic stimulus package unfortunately doesn’t mean any change for Austin. The conforming loan limit can increase to as much as $729k for some counties, but the loan limit can only increase to 125% of a county’s median priced home. Travis…

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Pu Ying H.

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Alessandro T.

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Maya W.

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Maria A.

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