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 […]

Our Top 5 Things to do in Austin: January 2014

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year, fellow and future Austinites! The West Austin Properties team has put a list together of our top 5 favorite things to do this month in Austin. We hope you enjoy! 1. Wildflower Center Free Admission Month If you haven’t already been, now is the time to go! The entire month of January, […]

Let us Give Thanks: November 2013 Events

November 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Día de los Muertos November 2, 2013 Mexican American Cultural Center 17th Annual Austin Celtic Festival November 2, 2013 Fiesta Gardens Craft Beer Tour November 2, 2013 701 Trinity St., Austin The Doobie Brothers November 5, 2013 The Paramount Theatre John Legend, Tamar Brixton November 6, 2013 University of Texas at Austin: Bass Concert Hall […]

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 […]

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