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Monday is here…and maybe some rain

Good morning! Monday is here and we may also get some light rain later this evening: The Weather Channel Reports a 40% chance of rain along with thunder showers this evening around 11pm. The forecast for the rest of the week is a sunny 100, 99, 100, 99, 100, 101, 100! Here is a quote […]

What does “pre-qual” mean?

What is the “Pre-Qualification” step of a home loan and what is it’s significance? It is a preliminary assessment by a lender of the amount it will lend to a potential home buyer. The process of determining how much money a prospective home buyer may be eligible to borrow before he or she applies for […]

Zillow to acquire Trulia

Zillow has announced they will be acquiring Trulia for an estimated 3.5 billion dollars. Zillow plans to maintain both consumer-facing brands, which offer online access to information about homes and real estate for free, as well as advertising and software solutions for real estate professionals. “It’s still early days in the world of real estate […]

Violet Crown Trail in the works

A multi-use hike and bike trail in southwest Austin is currently in the planning stages. It is to be named the Violet Crown Trail and will start in Zilker park, wind through southwest Austin and end in Onion Creek – a total of 30 miles of trail. One can view the full information on planning […]

Austin area homes sales increased a record 13% for June

The Austin-area real estate market continues to outpace last year’s success as single-family home sales increased 13 percent in June compared to 2013. A record 2,997 homes were sold in June to conclude a strong first half of 2014 in the Austin area, where home sales are up 3 percent overall this year, according to […]

Forbes’ 10 highest-paid actors 2014

Forbes released a countdown of the 10 highest paid actors of 2014 and here is a link to Austin 360′s article on it! Have a great Tuesday!   Elias & Associates Realty  Trustworthy, High Quality Real Estate Services in the Greater Austin Area

Central Texas bar named best among the world

Vogue Australia did a piece on the top 20 bar around the world and the Gruene Hall bar came in 8th with the following: “This honky-tonk dance hall in a ghost town in middle-of-nowhere Texas is where Texans come from far and wide to throw back a few and quite literally kick up their heels. […]

Forbes top US regions to watch in 2014

Austin is number one on their list with a GDP growth of 21.7% (and climbing)! Check it out here.     Elias & Associates Realty Trustworthy, High Quality Real Estate Services in the Greater Austin Area

Celebration for the Barton Springs pool construction completion

According to KVUE news, the City is planning a celebration for the completion of improvement construction done at Barton Springs: “The Barton Springs Pool Improvement Project Completion Celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Barton Springs General Grounds Improvement Project included upgrades to several features. In addition to a handicapped accessible ramp, the city’s […]

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