It's the 'Year of the Horse' Austin, TX

January 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy year of the horse! Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the start of celebrations. 2014 is off to a gallop! It looks like Austin will enjoy another robust year in real estate. Inventory continues to be tight, so if you know of anyone who is considering selling their home, please let […]

Predicting Mortgage Rates

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

 What are Mortgage Rates based on? Weak economic news normally causes money to flow out of Stocks and into Bonds, helping Bonds and home loan rates improve, while strong economic news normally has the opposite result. The candlestick chart above shows a pattern of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), which are the type of Bond that […]

Austin, TX: Quenching a Thirst

October 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tracking rainfall back in time through the growth rings of trees tells us exactly how the current drought will end: flood. History tells us that in this region, a cycle of extreme drought is always broken by floods. Strong September rains remind us of this eventuality.   To catch valuable run off during these torrents […]

New 2013 School Accountabi​lity Ratings

August 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy August! In less than two weeks, it's 'back-to-school' time! Whether or not you have children, schools are the #1 driver of home values. School competitive rankings are a measurable part of the real estate cliché “Location, Location, Location!” We are accustomed to seeing the rankings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable and Unacceptable. Those terms no […]

February in Austin: Love it or Love it!

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to Alamo Title for handpicking some great events this February in Austin. Good vs Evil: Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert – February 8, 2012 Paramount Theatre, Austin John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown – February 9, 2012 Paramount Theatre, Austin Date Night with Keith Urban – February 10, 2012 Moody Theater, Austin Andrea […]

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