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    Austin formally offered $1.6 million in incentives Thursday to Visa Inc., the credit card payments giant that is considering whether to build a new information technology center in Austin that would create nearly 800 new jobs over five years. Visa, which runs the world’s largest payments netw...
We are living in uncertain times. It is more difficult today than in any time I can remember to determine where is the best place to invest your savings. Here are some tips for investing in uncertain times:   1.  Do Something! Standing still is not an option. Putting your money in the bank with ...
      A mentor in my life once said to me: “97% of success is just showing up”.  Getting a new business started is exciting but it can also be a time of fear and high anxiety. Fear can paralyze you. Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you in your tracks. You have a business plan, now cut the ribbo...
    Apple will receive up to $36 million in state, city and county incentives over the next 10 years if it lives up to its economic development agreement, which includes creating 3,600 jobs over 10 years. The average annual wage for those jobs is $63,950. Most of the jobs created are expected to ...
    35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is...
      It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yard all decorated, Tree up and out of no-where presents are starting to appear under it. Love Christmas! The House is warm and smells wonderful (probably the constant baked goods). Hmmm. Wonder what Santa Obama will bring me? Could it be coal? ...
  There are some wonderful Realtors available to list your home in the Austin/Round Rock area. How does compare with other Realtors.   vMy Practice is to listen to you! You will get my full attention and service. I will under promise and over deliver. vMy focus will be your prope...
Congress is talking about your home right now! As the fiscal cliff approaches closed door sessions include you and your home. One of the things on the table is capital gains tax. Currently at 15% it could go as high as 24%. That extra 9% could make or break some real estate deals. In our state  ...
 FOR LEASE 11470 Bristle Oak Trail     GORGEOUS Remodel located around the corner from Elementary, Hike & Bike Trails & Community Pool*NUMEROUS Upgrades inc. granite countertops, travertine & tumbled stone*SS Appliances*Fabulous Master & Secondary Bathrooms*Bamboo Flooring throughout mainliving a...
  Will the Beavers be eager? Will the Longhorns be lethargic? The answers will be revealed on Dec. 29 when Texas drives 84 miles down Interstate 35 and Oregon State travels about 2,250 miles from Corvallis to meet each other in the 20th renewal of the Alamo Bowl. The Texas-Oregon State matchup f...

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