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AUSTIN (Texas Association of Realtors) – According to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report released yesterday by the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), Texas homes maintained their value in first quarter 2011. This despite a decrease in sales volume, indicating that economic recovery continues in Texas.

“While Texas has […]

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COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – The Texas economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy.

From March 2010 to March 2011, Texas gained 237,900 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.3 percent. Over the same period, U.S. nonfarm employment rose 1 […]

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The Chamber’s monthly Economic Indicators report on the Central Texas region chronicles economic activity on a monthly or quarterly basis. For this overview including links to downloadable data files please visit the Economic Indicators page within the Business section.

Central Texas Economy in Perspective April 5, 2011 edition

Austin’s existing home sales […]

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RISMEDIA, March 21, 2011—Generation X—young families and adults ages 31 to 45—are likely to lead the home-buying recovery as it gets underway, according to real estate experts who spoke at an educational webinar produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with Builder […]

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RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With a little more than one month before income taxes are due, many of the nation’s 75 million homeowners may be appreciating the value of homeownership just a bit more as they take advantage of the tax benefits of homeownership.

“Owning a home offers myriad benefits throughout the year, but some of […]

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03/01/2011 By: Joy Leopold

In a speech given Tuesday before the House Committee on Financial Services, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the government played a role in bringing down the housing market.

Geithner also blamed the government for creating moral hazard and leaving taxpayers responsible for cleaning up the mess.

He said the government made […]

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Move closer to town.

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Today’s existing home sales report shows the highest sales in eight months. The US median sale price hit a nine-year low. Conversely, if you are in Texas, and particularly Austin, transactions are up and the median price hasn’t really changed.

All-cash purchases are at the highest level since NAR started measuring these purchases monthly in […]

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Foreclosure Postings are Up

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The Foreclosure Listing Service said that Travis county postings rose 3% while Austin’ were up 4%.  Foreclosure posting activity in first quarter 2011 in Bexar County was 105 percent higher than it was eight years ago when FLS began tracking foreclosure activity there.

  Total Postings
1st Quarter 2011 % Change from
1st Quarter 2010 […]

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 SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) – H-E-B will open 19 stores in Texas this year, with at least four in or around the Alamo City.

A 112,000-sf store opened Friday at 20725 SH 46 in Bulverde. It replaced an older nearby store. Some 240 employees were transferred to the new H-E-B. An additional 160 were hired.Another […]

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