Monthly Archives: December 2008

I am co-hosting a show on BlogTalkRadio now!

Tweet I wanted to get a few shows under my belt before sharing this with all of my ActiveRain friends.  Ken Cook and I have been hosting a weekly show on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday mornings for the past few weeks.  The show’s basic surface theme is about social media, real estate, and mortgages, although we are…

Fairways of Blackhawk – Pflugerville Texas – Brief Market Analysis for 2008

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 two years ago, the prices started trending upward and they have continued to appreciate overall, although more slowly right now,…

Meadows of Blackhawk – Pflugerville, Texas – Year-End Home Sales Report – 2008

Tweet As a resident of the Meadows of Blackhawk for just over six years now, I like to keep an eye on the property values in the area.  Ever since the toll roads opened a couple of years ago, demand has been strong despite a rocky real estate market in 2008.     Currently, there…

Just a Few Suggestions that Might Help – Real Estate Sales Tips

Tweet I had a few recent experiences that made me want to write a post with tips for new and newer real estate agents who are trying to make it in this challenging business. TIP #1 – MLS PHOTOS Keep in mind that the goal of your MLS photos is to get someone to take…

Funniest Christmas-time Quotes from my Kids

Tweet As I have shared repeatedly here, my kids have a knack for making me laugh.  The Christmas season is no different, of course.  I just wanted to share a few of the humorous things that they said this year. Abby is two and a half years old now, and she is a natural performer. …

Our Night at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin

Tweet Each year since 1975, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been open for fun, live music, and art shopping.  My wife and I try to go every year, and we usually find a few “treasures” there that we can’t live without.  In a nutshell, the Bazaar provides an opportunity for local (and not-so-local) artists to…

The Price of December – A few stray thoughts

Tweet December 2008 is one that has presented a few challenges for my family.  I am ready for Christmas (well, not totally ready), because it has to be an improvement over some of the stuff we have dealt with this month. For example: 1. My wife and I both experienced a stomach virus (she had…

Reclaiming my “rookie” enthusiasm….

Tweet  I first posted this just over 13 months ago, which was about 3 months after I started blogging here on ActiveRain.  I thought it was timely, so I decided to re-post it tonight, as we are fast approaching 2009.  I think the message is still a good one. I have been working from home most…

Google Views ActiveRain as Even More Valuable Now – My SEO Perspective

Tweet I don’t want to make this post overly rudimentary, but I would like to start out (for those of you who are complete newbies) by stating that “SEO” means “search engine optimization”.  Each time I have written a post with SEO in the title, someone inevitably asks. Now that we have that out of…

My Kids Remain Funny! A quick update on my family

Tweet I have come to realize that I probably won’t be able to keep up with my kids on the comedy front, especially my son, Brandon, who just turned 10 last week.  To give you a sense of what I deal with on a daily basis, you have to understand how careful I must be…