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for: ‘March, 2012’

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 www.annualcreditreport.com. 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: http://horizonrealtyaustin.com/agent-docs/go/122af16958c6459f51d896560f609b3d/

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Austin Ranks No. 2 for Tech Startup Jobs

According to Payscale.com, San Francisco topped the with its median tech startup salary of $84,400 and the most startup job opportunities of the 50 cities that were studied. Austin, Texas, ranked second, beating Seattle despite a lower median salary: $66,600 compared to Seattle’s $74,900. Austin’s large number of available startup jobs gave it the edge. […]

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