Archive Monthly Archives: July 2007

Austin renters to pay more late fees with new law

The brilliance of our Texas Legislature is on display again as a new law, HB 3101 which will go into effect Jan 2008, has been passed that will produce greater late fee income for landlords by ensuring that more renters pay their rent late. Undoubtedly, this is not the outcome hoped for by State Representative […]

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NY Times writes about Austin Hill Country

Austin’s Hill County sprawl was featured in this New York Times article a few days ago. The article does a pretty good job of outlining the issues facing growth in the fragile Hill Country area west of Austin. This is near the intersection of Hwy 71 west at Bee Caves/620, and further SW toward Dripping […]

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The Hall of Shame for Worst Realtor Photos

I’ve written in the past about the really bad photos that can be seen on far too many MLS listings. When I wrote this article back in September 2006, someone somehow recognized the house and sent a link to the Seller who in turn informed his agent. That agent contacted me and threw a fit […]

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Hutto, Kyle among fastest-growing cities

From the Austin Business Journal today. Hutto and Kyle continue to be boom areas, though not areas we recommend to buyers/investors looking for the better appreciation found in the closer in Austin neighborhoods. If I had to pick one of these areas for a first time buyer to consider though, I’d go with Kyle and […]

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