April 2008

Found 6 blog entries for April 2008.

Residents of the Austin area can take comfort in knowing that there are plenty of great healthcare facilities in the area.  With the help of the St. David’s Healthcare Partnership and the SETON Healthcare Network, residents receive both emergency and acute care services with the help of a number of full-service hospitals.  Here are some of the major hospitals in the Austin area:

The Brackenridge ER in Austin, Texas

The Brackenridge ER in Austin, Texas is the only Level II trauma center in Austin.  In addition, it is the only hospital in the city that accepts patients that do not have insurance.

SETON Healthcare Network

The SETON Healthcare Network includes a number of facilities, including the Seton Medical Center, a Children’s Hospital, and the Seton…
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When purchasing a home in Texas, you will need to look into obtaining title insurance.  With this type of insurance, you form a contract with a title company as determined by the Texas Department of Insurance.  Before making your purchase, it is important to understand how title insurance works and the type of title insurance you will need.

The Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance

One form of title insurance you will need to obtain is the Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance.  This insurance is actually issued to you and provides you with protection against specific title risks.  Some of these risks include:

  • Clerical Mistakes
  • Defective Acknowledgement on Documents
  • Delinquent Taxes
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Illegal
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New Listing - Austin Investment Property.  Tenant in place paying $1050 per month through August of 2008.  This 1-story home was built in 2006 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  1314 SF according to the tax records.

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Now that you have bought your dream home, it is time to take steps to start personalizing the house and making it a place that you can truly call home.  Luckily, there are many things that you can do to make your home more personal. Some of these changes can be a bit costly, while others won’t cost you much at all. 

Painting the Walls

Most homeowners looking to sell their home paint the walls in a neutral color in order to make the home more appealing to potential buyers.  You can keep the walls this natural color if that appeals to you, but adding a bit of color to your walls can help you with creating a home that reflects your personal tastes.  Have fun with color and don’t be afraid to go a little wild.  After all, you can always paint them again if

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The Austin area is known for its large number of sports and recreational facilities.  Ranging from University facilities to organized sports teams, there are plenty of sports and recreation opportunities available to visitors and to residents of the Austin area.

College Athletics

The Austin area is home to a number of colleges, each having its own sports teams.  These colleges include:

  •  University of Texas (www.texassports.com)
  • Texas State University – San Marcos (www.txstatebobcats.collegesports.com)
  • Concordia University (www.athletics.concordia.edu)
  • Houston-Tilloston (www.htu.edu/Home/CurrentStudents/Athletics)
  • Southwestern University (www.southwestern.edu/athletics)
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New study dispels myths about local condo market

By Shonda Novak
Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Most downtown condo dwellers are young people.

Many downtown dwellers work downtown.

Many people buying downtown condos are investors from outside of Austin.

Wrong, wrong and wrong, according to a survey of Austin's downtown condo market to be released today.

The Downtown Austin Alliance, an organization of downtown property and business owners, commissioned the study by Charles Heimsath, president of Capitol Market Research, an Austin-based real estate consulting firm.

Heimsath said the group sought to dispel some myths about the local condo market.

Heimsath will present his findings to the group's Economic

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