Archive Monthly Archives: May 2008

Texas Real Estate Market Update April 2008

TEXAS (Real Estate Center, MarketWatch) – A total of 21,638 existing homes were sold in Texas last month, a 10.3 percent decline from April 2007 according to MLS data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The median price rose 0.6 percent to $147,300 during the same period, and the state finished […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

My New Truck (2008 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab) Buying Experience

I’ve just emerged from the murky and bizarre world of the new vehicle shop-and-purchase experience. I am happy to claim 100% satisfaction with the final outcome, but most of my interaction with Austin new car dealerships and salespeople gets a thumbs down. I’ve only bought 4 new vehicles in my life. I generally think new […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Three Austin High Schools in Newsweek top 100 list

NEW YORK (Newsweek) – Fourteen Texas public schools were among the top 100 on Newsweek’s list of top U.S. high schools. The schools were ranked according by the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2007 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Downtown Austin Condos

The 360 Condonimiums in downtown Austin is completely sold out of all 430 units and has a waiting list of over 200 people. New residents start moving in next week. Today’s Austin Statesman has an article about the project and downtown condos in general (link below). The outlook among those quoted in the article remains […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market – April 2008 Sales Update

The Austin real estate market average sales values fell in April 2008 compared to the year before, yet there remain many areas in Austin with strong sales. The average sales price of an Austin home in April 2008 is $245,483. Last year in April it was $254,846. That’s a price drop of 3.67% overall, but […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Latest in Staging Tips for your Austin Home

There is a big difference between decorating your home and staging your home to sell. To start, stand at the street in front of your house and look. What do you see? Is your home inviting? Is the landscaping fresh and well groomed? Is there maintenance that needs to be done? I can’t tell you […]

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Posted by Sylvia
10 years ago