Yearly Archive
for: ‘2012’

8 Steps to Winterize Your Home

    8 Steps to Winterize Your Home Colors are changing, leaves are falling, and winter is right around the corner. Autumn is the best time to prepare your home for the cold before the temperatures dip too far south. Follow these simple guidelines to winterize your home and save money on utilities. Step #1: […]

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Back to School

New Student Registration begins today for elementary through high school students in the Austin Independent School District.   Click on the links below for helpful school information:   AISD School Calendar of Events Find your Assigned School by Entering your Address Search for School Ratings  

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Austin Real Estate Market Stats

Austin Real Estate Market Stats New listings are up 7.45% this week compared to the same week last year. Pending sales are up this week 4.42% Current total number of pending listings is 4,442 with an average list price of $271,006. Sold residential units are up 20.63% compared to the same week last year. Click […]

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Survey Shows More Reason to Buy Than Rent

Survey Shows More Reason to Buy Than Rent According to the National Association of Realtors and Fannie Mae’s March 2012 National Housing Survey, 33% of Americans say they expect home prices to rise in the next 12 months, the highest level in more than a year. The number of people who say now is a […]

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Austin in the Top 3 for Best Real Estate Markets to Invest In

Austin in the Top 3 for Best Real Estate Markets to Invest In   According to Inman News and, Austin, Texas ranked high in the latest top 10 investment markets.  Built from data updated through February 2012, the report put Austin as the second highest current real estate markets to invest in. The […]

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Central Texas April Calendar of Events

Courtesy of Trinity Title….. AUSTIN 4/1 Colorado River Ramble | 7:30am – 2pm 3601 Lake Austin Blvd.  Join us for the Colorado River Ramble, Austin’s signature canoe, kayak and stand up paddle race on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin benefiting the Colorado River Foundation. Three competitions will be held: a 5-mile recreational, 10-mile sport […]

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9th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Increases in Sales Volume

According to Austin’s Multiple Listing Service, 1,283 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in February 2012, which is 16% increase from February 2011. The median price for homes in the Austin area was $195,000, which is 3% percent more than February of last year. The Chairman of the Austin Board of Realtors stated, […]

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Credit Scores

Only 4% of consumers access their credit report that, by law, is free each year. That means 96% of people never take advantage of the opportunity to review their credit history…which is unfortunate as it’s such an important factor when purchasing property! To obtain your free report, go to The report won’t have a score, […]

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FHA Raises Fees on Mortgages

On February 27, 2012, the Federal Housing Administration announced mortgages backed by FHA will soon see a rise in fees. In particular, FHA will increase two fees that borrowers pay. Starting April 1, it will increase its annual mortgage insurance premium for all loans by 10 basis points (.10 percent), bringing the total cost from […]

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2012 Economic Forecast by Ted Jones

The annual Economic Forecast hosted by Gracy Title on Wednesday promised increased activity for our local real estate market. The link below contains the presentation given by Ted Jones, Senior VP – Chief Economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company:

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