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Halloween in Austin 2018 - Family Fun, Pumpkin Patches, Ghost Tours, Hayrides, Costume Contests and more in the greater Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, Lake Travis, Westlake, TX area! Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt, Ausin Ghost Tours, Austin Ghost Tours, Halloween Symphony Concert, Round Rock Fall Fun Festival, Boo at the Austin Zoo, Ladybird Wildflower Center Halloween Fun, Murder Mystery on Cedar Park TX Bertram Flyer, Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls TX, and the Jersey Barnyard pumpkin fun!

Texas Mortgage Market Update – For the week of May 7, 2012

Texas Mortgage Market Update - For the week of May 7, 2012 - Happily, it's becoming easier to believe the housing market is turning around, although in fits and starts. For example, the Q1 Advanced GDP report showed that home building increased for the period at a 19% annual rate, its fourth consecutive quarterly gain. In line with this, several home builders have recently reported higher sales and orders. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) projects new home sales UP 31.6% for 2012.

Tips for Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Tips for Getting Started in Real Estate Investing - Austin - New to the world of real estate investing? You'll be amazed at how much there is to learn. Start with these absolute fundamentals and try to grow from here. Invest, Don't Just Gather, Your Name Is Your Bond, Know Your Loans, Be Prompt, But Thorough, and The Seven-Digit Stretch.

Austin Mortgage Market Update – For the week of April 4, 2011

Patience has certainly been needed to weather the ups and downs of the current U.S. housing market. But as we await strong recovery, we can take heart in positive signs when they show up. Last week we had the report that Pending Home Sales were up 2.1% in February. This measure of contracts on existing homes indicates sales should rebound in March following February's drop.

Austin Mortgage Market Update – For the week of March 21, 2011

Well, journalists had plenty of their kind of news to write about with last week's housing reports. The bad stuff began with February Housing Starts dropping 22.5% to a level close to the April 2009 low, which was the lowest on record. Most of the drop was from multi-family starts, which are volatile on a monthly basis. Single-family starts were down 11.8%. New Building Permits fell 8.2% for February. This gauges activity a few months out, indicating starts in the Spring ought to be up a bit from now.

Austin Mortgage Market Update – For the week of March 7, 2011

We should be especially careful to not erect barriers to our progress just because of a minor setback, like the one we had with last week's Pending Home Sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) index of signed contracts on existing homes slipped in January for the second month in a row. But the drop wasn't as bad as expected and, as the NAR's chief economist said: "We should not expect the recovery to be in a straight upward path--it will zig-zag at times."