Monthly Archives: August 2008

My Own “Forced Perspective” – Making me think

Tweet With regard to the title of this post, “forced perspective” is actually a term from the world of art, photography, and cinematography, not real estate.  It is a technique which uses optical illusion to cause something to appear larger, smaller, closer, or farther away by manipulating your perspective.    While I was visiting relatives…

Family Ties Week in Review – Wanna be our 400th Member?

Tweet   Welcome the weekly recap for the ActiveRain Family Ties group.  YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven’t already done so.  We increased to 399 members this week.  If you have not already joined, you have the opportunity to be #400! Please remember that any member of the group can invite others…

Real Estate Provides Freedom, Friendships

Tweet Yesterday, while I was out and about, I spoke with two of my ActiveRain friends on the phone.  Paul Slaybaugh called me and we chatted for awhile, then he had to go because he was busy with his two sons.  I later called Adam Waldman and he had to call me back because he…

I am a father. My job is an important one.

Tweet For some reason, I felt the strong need to write down a few items that were on my mind this morning as I was preparing to leave for an appointment.  Perhaps this will help someone.  I have made no secret here on my blog about the lack of proper fathering that I received as…

Want to shake things up? Merely attempt a vacation!

Tweet Well, the pattern held again for me this week.  I have been in real estate for over a decade now, and pretty much every time I decide to leave town (which has been more rare lately), my business activity seems to explode.  Thankfully, I have a business partner who is great about covering for…

Fill in the Blank Meme

Tweet Inna Hardison tagged me for this latest evil round of memes.  This one seemed a bit easier, so why not?  Plus, she either challenged my brilliance or alluded to me as brilliant, although I’m not sure which one.  Either way, I’m game. I am – Jason Crouch.  You wanted more on this one? I…

Austin Named #5 on “Where Home Prices are Likely to Rise” – Forbes.com List

Tweet Once again, the Austin economy has managed to make it onto an encouraging list.  Yesterday, Austin was named #5 on Forbes.com’s list of places where home prices are likely to rise. The study looked at the following criteria to develop this list: Projected housing starts Job growth figures Cost structures for local businesses Composition of…

Jason Crouch on Tour! Headed to Houston/Pearland Tomorrow!

Tweet I had to look up the last time we left town overnight, and it has been almost a YEAR!  I actually wrote this post during our trip last September: Blogging on the Road Since my mother-in-law lives with us and she is wheelchair-bound, it is very difficult to coordinate out-of-town trips these days.  Tomorrow,…

Dot’s Place – Pflugerville, Texas Restaurant Review

Tweet I finally experienced Dot’s Place cuisine for the first time tonight, and I left happy.  We were looking for a place nearby to take our three children and my mother-in-law, Jackie, who is in a wheelchair now.  It turns out that Jackie had been there a good number of times before, so she was…

“I’m Not Sure if We’re Ready to….”

Tweet I am currently 38 years old, as of this past weekend.  Having been married for 15 years now, I have been around a lot of couples, both with and without children.  Obviously, I also see a lot of married couples when I am trying to help them to buy or sell Austin real estate. …