April 2009

Found 6 blog entries for April 2009.

3416 Dalton Street - 1634 SF - 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom - $249,900


This newer white stone home is minutes to downtown and all kinds of shopping. It is located in an appreciating area with lots of new construction. Custom built with a high end finish out including: Granite in kitchen and baths, Stainless Steel Appliances, Large Ceramic Tile throughout all living areas, High Ceilings, Crown Molding, 2" Faux Wood Blinds, Covered Patio and recent landscaping. Surround sound in living and master. Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer and Propane Grill included. This home will sell fast, don't miss this great investment opportunity!   Call Crystal Guthrie at 512-422-3452

3416 Dalton St

3416 Dalton St

3416 Dalton St

3416 Dalton St

Call Crystal Guthrie at 512-422-3452
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While many housing markets throughout the country are experiencing a great deal of instability and projected housing process are looking grim for the next few years, a report released by PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. indicates that Austin is at a low risk for experiencing home price correction over the next two years.

In order to create its First Quarter 2009 Economic and Real Estate Trends Report, PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. analyzed a variety of different statistics, including employment rates, home price appreciation, excess housing supply, affordability, foreclosure activity and interest rates.

The report placed Austin in the number 17 position of the 50 largest, most stable cities.  All four of the other major cities in Texas also made the list, with…
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Students throughout the state of Texas should soon see an improvement in the quality and the nutrition of their school-provided lunches.  According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, the state recently received $11 million in federal funding - all of which is part of the recently passed stimulus package - with which they will be able to upgrade, update, and replace food preparation equipment throughout the state's schools.

"Schools can use this money to replace old, worn-out equipment and make sure our children are receiving healthy meals," said Todd Staples, who is the Texas Agriculture Commissioner, in an interview with Austin Biz Journals.  "These funds will go a long way to improving the nutritional offerings in schools."

According to staples,…
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Although job loss and general unemployment has been a major concern around the country, a new report put out by TechAmerica indicates that the technology industry found throughout the state of Texas has not been hit as hard as the private sector throughout the nation.  While the number of tech jobs in Texas did decline by 0.6% during the fourth quarter in 2008, the private sector experienced a nationwide decline of 1.3%. 

During the past three months, Texas has reported losing 38,000 tech jobs.  While this is certainly disappointing for Texas residents, it should be noted that this decline comes only one year after the state experienced the largest tech job growth in the United States.  In addition, the state still boasts the second largest number of…
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Despite the fact that the global real estate marketplace has been struggling over the past several months, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) reports that Austin is still considered an attractive investment among foreign investors. 

According to the new report, Austin tied for the 11th place spot among foreign investors interested in investment opportunities within the United States.  This is actually up from the 2008 survey, at which time Austin ranked in the number 16 spot.

Austin was part of a 7-way tie this year, placing ranking in the 11th place position along with Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Orlando, San Jose (California) and San Diego.  Washington D.C. came in the number one position, with New York coming in second,…
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Considering the current economic troubles the world is currently facing, much of the state of Texas is faring remarkably well in terms of job growth.  In fact, according to figures that were recently released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6,200 private-sector jobs were added in Austin during the period between November 2007 and November 2008.  When compared to the rest of the country, this was the 10th biggest gain in any metro area.

Austin isn’t the only Texas area to demonstrate resiliency during these troubled times.  In fact, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth had the largest gains in the country with Houston adding 42,400 jobs during the period between November 2007 and November 2008.  Dallas-Fort Worth also added an additional 35,100…
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