Archive Monthly Archives: December 2007

Are Older Homes Really Built Better?

I really miss the old house we use to live in on Newning Street in Travis Heights, and the neighborhood. We lived there from 1991 to 1996, when S. Congress was still gritty and not yet “cool”. We certainly didn’t call it “SoCo”. It was still plain old South Austin and Travis Heights. The home […]

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ABJ: Centex pulls out of 1,400-home project

Looks like Austin is seeing some contraction in the new home inventory, which is a good thing, at least for now. The fact that Centex is backing out of a 1400 home project tells us more about the national housing market, and the financial problems of the large production builders than is does Austin’s market. […]

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Survey says what we already know

This news snippet below is from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center email newsletter. It’s a survey of Houston home sellers and buyers, but the same results would be found if they did the survey in Austin. The big news?…“Houstonians shopping for a home look for quality neighborhoods, good schools and short commutes to their […]

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