Archive for February, 2012

Texas Foreclosure Activity Down in 2011

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 89,675 Texas properties in 2011, down 25 percent from a year ago and 10 percent below the level reported in 2009, according to the latest RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. The state posted the 25th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, […]

What are Easement Restrictions? How to Ensure Clear Title on a Property

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

When buying a home you’re bound to encounter some things that you don’t know anything about. They are things that outside of the home buying process you won’t ever run into. And since the average homebuyer only goes through this process a few times in his or her lifetime, it’s understandable that these things would […]

Have We Found the Bottom to the Housing Market?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Home sales across the board, comparing 3Q2010 and 3Q2011, have increase, activity increased 1.7%, latest patterns offers signs of a finding a bottom to the housing bust. Next year, the market will continue to work through the shadow inventory of foreclosures. Banks will not flood the market with foreclosures, that would further weakening the housing […]

Austin No. 3 for Most Jobs Gained Since Recession

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

According to the Austin Business Journal, Austin is among 13 of the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets to have regained all of the jobs that were lost during the recession. The Capital City is ranked the third most prosperous metro during that five-year span adding 37,900 private-sector jobs, according to the Business Journals’ On Numbers, […]