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It's been many years since Alcoa Corp. decided to sell the site about an hour northwest of downtown Austin. Prospects came and went — an unsuccessful and long-shot pitch for Inc.'s second headquarters was even lobbed earlier this year — but the listing agent for what's now known as San...
It's always good to find your Zone, the place you are most comfortable and do your best work. In Real Estate there are a number of zones: Investing, Rental Representative, Home Buying Representative, Home Seller Representative, Home Flipping, Property managment... just to name a few. When you fin...
News flash: Central Texas remains a national hotbed for population growth.OK, that might not be news to anyone, but the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms what Realtors, commercial real estate brokers, shop owners, tech executives and others see when selling property, hiring and ma...
 America! What a great nation we live in today. Below is a link to a post from last year about how some of the sports Teams in Texas were responding to the issue of honoring our nations flag during the sining of the national anthem. We are so blessed as a nation and my hope is that we will contin...
  Georgetown has given the green light to hundreds of new homes in a single-family community known as Berry Creek Highlands as well as a new apartment community near I-35.Georgetown annexed 314 acres near Sun City in May. Now a planned unit development ordinance could mean up to 1,500 homes on th...
Work is under way to upgrade two Austin office buildings.Both properties – Capitol Tower, at 206 E. Ninth St., and the five-building Bridgepoint Square development, at 6300 Bridgepoint Pkwy. – are owned by Equity Commonwealth and are being marketed by JLL.Booming growth in the Austin Texas and su...
 Homes that sell quickly and for the most money are homes that invite everyone to live there. I remember a home that was about 5 miles from where we lived in Phoenix. I found it one day driving through the neighborhood on my way to a meeting. When I saw it the first time I had to stop the car get...
The current Austin market is making it very challenging for first time home buyers. It is easy to get caught up in a frantic pace to try and make something work. Let me encourage you to make room to breath, think and plan as you look at the market landscape. There are solutions, opportunities tha...
A house is a house until you move in. You decorate, paint, add your style, pictures, pets and the sounds you love. Suddenly the house comes to life and you are at home. I remember taking a couple to view a beautiful home in the Central Texas Hill Country area. The moment we entered the home you c...
That monthly rent may be better spent when you purchase a home. No matter your age, we are all going to face a time when work is in our review mirror. A good way to face that prospect is in your home that has no monthly payments. Renting means you are paying monthly to have a shelter. Owning mean...

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