Archive for June, 2011

New Online: Free HAMP Calculator

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The U.S. Treasury Department has created a free tool for home owners to assist them in conducting a net present valuation (NPV) of their mortgage for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). can be used by homeowners who have been denied a HAMP modification because of their NPV result. You can start the process […]

Gran Mesa fire burns 60 acres

Monday, June 20th, 2011

60 acres burn in Grand Mesa last Thursday. Leander firefighters responded to the fire near Lakeline Boulevard and Osage Drive in the Gran Mesa development about 12:40 p.m. June 16. The fire spread fast, reaching a full-alarm fire within the first nine minutes, according to a City of Leander. 100 were in direct danger from […]

Austin MLS Statistics – May 2011

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The statistics for May in Austin, we are seeing an increase in volume in sales & list price but the volume of homes of for sale compared to this time last year is off. However this time last year we were still working with the Federal Governments tax credits. It will be interesting to see […]

New Splash Park in Williamson County

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Another addition to the great park system has opened in Williamson County. At the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park a new Splash Park is open to the public. It has three areas for kids of all ages to splash and have fun on a hot day. It includes a sand area with small fountains for […]

Drought Conditions, Wildfires & Cedar Park

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Central Texas is experiences extreme drought conditions. Cedar Park officials met with local residents last week to discuss the increased fire risk and offer tips for improving home safety before and after wildfires. To lower the risk level of your home and property, you can use fire retardant building materials, planting trees & plants with […]

Possible new seat for Williamson County in State House

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Williamson County communities may have a new seat in the Texas House of Representatives. The new district would primarily represent Cedar Park & Leander. The new seat was approved by the House of Representatives April 28th and they included a proposal to keep local municipalities in tact by Reps. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) & Charles […]

City of Cedar Park Challenges Census Numbers

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The 2010 Census tallied the city’s population at 48,937. It’s about 5,000 less than what the city estimated. Not hitting the 50,000 mark can affect the city’s regional representation. What’s at stake if population is shown to be over 50K: (1) City will take over traffic light signalization on state highways. (2) City will maintain […]