Monthly Archives: July 2008

Summer of 1985 – Music Memories

Tweet Caution: This post contains a few intensely personal details.  If you are not comfortable with this, I would urge you to stop now and visit another post.  Thanks! This month’s Inspired by Song! contest theme is “Sounds of Summer”.  Since I wrote a lighthearted piece already last fall about the summer after I graduated from…

Steeds Crossing – Pflugerville, Texas Home Sales Report – January through June 2008

Tweet As a former resident of Steeds Crossing, and a current resident of nearby Blackhawk, I typically try to keep an eye on the property values in the area.  When I was first licensed in real estate almost 12 years ago, my business partner and I walked the neighborhood in order to meet my neighbors…

Davenport Ranch in west Austin – Market Overview – January through June 2008

Tweet Davenport Ranch is a terrific neighborhood located in the hills of west Austin, just off of 360 (Capital of Texas Highway) near Westlake Drive.  It is in the prestigious and acclaimed Eanes school district.  Having worked in the Westlake area for my entire real estate career, I have grown pretty familiar with this neighborhood, having…

Office Move is Underway – Time for some fun!

Tweet File this one under “What if this happened?”.  My wife has always said that my sense of humor runs that way.  Please don’t take this post seriously. I spent the better part of the day yesterday packing and moving our office.  Today and tomorrow will be spent in much the same way.  I just…

Sonoma – Round Rock, Texas – Neighborhood Sales Report – 2nd Quarter 2008 (April – June)

Tweet Sonoma is a terrific neighborhood located in east Round Rock, just off Gattis School Road.  With two theme pools, two lakes, and a playground area, Sonoma is also located adjacent to the Round Rock hike-and-bike trail system.  It was awarded the prestigious MAX Award for “Best Overall Community” a few years ago. Currently, there…

Camino Real Restaurant in Pflugerville – Manager Says, “Eat This Bad Food or Go to Jail!”

Tweet Before getting into real estate, I was a retail and restaurant manager for a few years after I graduated.  My first job out of college was as a rental car manager, then I worked at a local soup and salad restaurant for about two years, then at CompUSA as the customer service manager.  As…

ActiveRain has helped me to become a local expert! 3 Interesting contacts I received this week from my “hyperlocal” blogging

Tweet A few months back, my friend Adam Waldman started the Local Expert group.  It’s not just a catchy title, though, but something that we should all aspire to become in our markets.  This week, I began to see evidence that I have done just that for the area where I live, Pflugerville.  I have…

Falcon Pointe – Pflugerville, Texas – Market Report – 2nd Quarter 2008 (April – June)

Tweet   Falcon Pointe is a 700-acre master-planned community in the fast-growing Pflugerville area. As the largest master-planned community in Pflugerville, Falcon Pointe offers homes priced from the $170,000s to $300,000s by leading builders, along with a popular Residents Club, parks and greenbelt trails. Falcon Pointe is home to three on-site schools, all part of the highly…

Fairways of Blackhawk – Pflugerville, Texas – Market Analysis – 2nd Quarter 2008 (April – June)

Tweet As a six-year resident of the Blackhawk area and a 13-year resident of Pflugerville, I like to keep an eye on the market values here in the area.  When the toll roads opened about a year and a half ago, the prices started trending upward and they certainly have continued to appreciate, even in a…

Meadows of Blackhawk – Pflugerville, Texas – Market Analysis – 2nd Quarter 2008 (April – June)

Tweet As a six-year resident of the Meadows of Blackhawk, I like to keep an eye on the market values here in our neighborhood.  When the toll roads opened about a year and a half ago, the prices started trending upward and they continue to appreciate.  As a fellow homeowner, this is important to me, too! …