Archive for October, 2009

2010 Census & Congress

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I had an“ah ha” moment this afternoon regarding the upcoming 2010 Census. The number of Representatives in the U.S. House is set by law at 435 members. Based on new census numbers every ten years, the house districts are re-allocated between the states to create districts of even populations. Since some states have big increases […]

Real Economic Recovery

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

In my daily reading, I came across an article by James Gaine that, in my opinion, put in simple terms what needs to happen for a real recovery of the U.S. economy. As we all know, the U.S. economy functions on borrowed credit. In the not so distant past that came to an abrupt halt. […]

NAR Economist’s Outlook

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Low inflation allows lenders to loan money at lower rates without much fear of loss in purchasing power. Read more about the NAR Daily Forecast Update.

September MLS Austin Stats

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Austin in still holding steady in the current market. The most recent MLS stat’s reflect the impact of the first time home buyers. The median home price rising by .5% and days on market dropping to 47.

November Elections VOTE YES on Prop 2, 3, 5 & 11

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

There are four very important propositions on the November ballot that affect all Texas homeowners and property owners. VOTE YES for the following propositions: (1) Proposition 2: Ensures that residential property is appraised as residential property, not a hypothetical value based on “highest and best use”(2) Proposition 3: Allows the state to have oversight of […]