Monthly Archives: January 2008

What’s all that stuff at the bottom of the post? – An Active Rain Tutorial

Tweet Since I noticed today that there are two new categories for flagging a post on AR (well, one is new and one was revived), I thought it would be worth informing everyone about this topic again.  Also, I have recently told people in comments that I flagged them for a featured post, and they are…

My Perfect Day in Real Estate

Tweet My wife likes to joke with me about my sense of humor.  I guess that sounds strange when you write it down.  Anyway, she knows what makes me laugh and the types of things that I think are funny.  Admittedly, bathroom humor still makes me laugh like I am 11 years old again.  Unintentionally…

Austin Texas Named as Top Place to Buy a House by Entrepreneur Magazine

Tweet   Last week, "Entrepreneur Magazine" released its latest list of Best Places to Buy a House.  Not surprisingly, the Austin metro area placed at the top of the list this time around.  In the article, columnist Danielle Babb (who also co-authored a book on finding foreclosures with my friend Bill Nazur) states,   Round…

Psst…..Ask for the business! What do you have to lose?

Tweet   I had a sign call for one of my listings in north Austin yesterday, and we set up an appointment to take a look at the home today at 3:00.  He sounded like a nice young guy on the phone when we spoke, and we had a great rapport during the showing.  I…

Forest Creek Home Sales – Round Rock – Market Analysis – January 2008

Tweet   Forest Creek is a lovely master-planned golf course community located in east Round Rock, just minutes from Dell Computer.  Having played the course a number of times with my friends, I can attest to both its beauty and its difficulty.  Granted, I am not really a stellar golfer, but it is among the…

My funny and intriguing son

Tweet   My nine-year old son, Brandon, is one of the most interesting and witty kids that I have encountered.  Sometimes, he says things while joking around with us that make my wife Pam and I double over in laughter.  Other times, he is able to do this unintentionally.  Over the past few weeks since…

Hutto Real Estate – Fastest Growing City in Texas!

Tweet Recently, according to the Community Impact newspaper, Hutto, Texas was named the “Fastest Growing City in Texas”, posting an incredible 665.7% growth over the years from 2000 – 2006.  Currently, the population is over 17,200.  In 1990, the population was at a mere 650 people, and in 2000, it was approximately 1250.  So, what is…

Austin Texas Area Hospitals – An Overview

Tweet If you are considering relocating to the Austin, Texas area, you may have questions with regard to the medical facilities here.  Basically, no matter where you live in the general Austin area, there is probably a hospital located within 10-15 minutes of your home, especially with the advent of the toll road system which…

Family Reunion – 1/26/08

Tweet   Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group.  We increased to 212 members this week.  Additionally, we moved from 1137 up to 1204 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted!  Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join.  BRIEF SIDE NOTE:…

Movie Review – National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Tweet   My wife Pam and I had a much-needed "date night" last night, and we had a terrific time.  We went to see "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", followed by dinner at Cafe Mangu (see my wife's restaurant review from a couple of months ago here), and a visit to Barnes and Noble, as we…