October 2012

Austin Xeriscaping – Someday Mandatory like El Paso?

October 30, 2012

Steve and I took a GRI class last week in pursuit of more knowledge about current real estate trends and practices. I always find these educational courses to be informative and helpful. My biggest “take away” from this class was when one of my fellow classmates, who drove over 900 miles from El Paso for […]

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Refinancing your Austin home makes a lot of sense right now

October 27, 2012

Sylvia and I just refinanced our Austin home. When we bought the home in 2010, 4.75% interest on a 30 year loan was the lowest interest rate we’d ever had on any real estate loan, ever. Yesterday we refinanced at 2.75% for 15 years. Bottom line, this will save us about $40K in interest payments […]

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Are Austin Real Estate Buyers Too Picky?

October 7, 2012

One of my favorite pastimes while driving in Austin is listening to Bloomberg News on my XM Radio. More specifically, I enjoy hearing interviews and discussions with people who explain and justify the positions they take on a wide range of (mostly) business topics. This includes small business, the economy, politics, real estate, etc., but also […]

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