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2011 

Living in a Master Planned community is a great way to live! Newland Commities, Teravista, in Round Rock is a must see for those thinking of moving to the Austin area. Golfing, hike and bike trails, two community pools, a workout center, club house, top national builders include: Highland, Lenar,...
07/30/2011
REAL ESTATE EXCELLENCE                                                                            The Real Estate Industry has changed dramatically over the last decade. These changes have profound effects on how, when and where one buys Real Estate.   Michele and I recognize that one of the most...
07/28/2011
  CURRENTLY SITTING AT 906 "LIKE'S ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE THE BAND IS PLEADING WITH THE ACTIVE RAIN MEMBERSHIP TO HELP THEM BREAK 1000. TO "LIKE" THE BAND CLICK ON THE lOGO BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. AS A WAY OF SAYING THANKS THE BAND IS OFFERING A FREE DOWNLOAD TO THEIR L...
07/27/2011
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Recent Article in the Washington post below reveals Texas is the place to go when looking for a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every st...
07/26/2011
  Relaxing and cool for the Summer. There are several spring fed pools in the Austin area, Including Barton Springs. Below is one in New Braunfels just about 20 minutes South of Austin. Photo by Gerald E. Mcleod   In New Braunfels, Comal Springs is the largest concentration of springs in both the...
07/23/2011
Sales of existing homes in Central Texas climbed 9 percent in June, while the median price held steady at $205,000 as the local housing market continued to buck the trend of slower sales nationally. Paul Smith, a real estate agent with Austin City Living, said that at June's sales pace Austin are...
07/21/2011
Recently I have been giving a great deal of thought to our formal Education system. I found the video below and wanted to share it with you and get your thoughts. How we learn is as important to understand as what we are taught. Take a look and let me know what you think.
07/19/2011
 American Students are piling up HUGE DEBT on their way to an education that may or may not lead to the career field of their choice. Even if they do land the job of their dreams, paying back the debt on that student loan will be crippling.     Perhaps it is time to re-think traditional Education...
07/18/2011
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 The Japan women's Soccer team defeated the US Team in a soccer shocker just moments ago. Congratulations to them and to the US who fought hard to bring home another world cup. The US was up 1 to 0 then 2 to 1 only to watch Japan fight back each time. Finally defeating the US team in a penalty sh...
07/17/2011
So much has changed in our world in the last decade. With respect to Real Estate we have seen some drastic ups and down in pricing. Home size has greatly increased. Last year I helped a couple purchase a 5000 sq ft. home. When I was first married we thought we bought a mansion when we purchased o...
07/16/2011
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