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I have represented buyers and sellers, on land tracts and/or commercial deals where the title report came back with old pipeline easements that were recorded decades ago.  It is possible to get these title exceptions taken off of the title commitment it does take some time and effort. The last de...
12/04/2009
24 States Borrow Money To Pay Unemployment Benefits15 states have collectively borrowed more than $15 billion and another 9 states are in the red over unemployment benefits. Please consider Jobless claims put state in debt.North Carolina's high unemployment rate has stuck the state with $1.4 bill...
12/03/2009
I see foreclosure postings are up on all the counties that make up the Dallas and Forth Worth areas, average is about 30% more than a year ago, with steady increases every year for the last 5 years. It is difficult to imagine a real bottom in real estate prices until these foreclosures are absorb...
11/17/2009
The NEW FEDERAL TAX CREDIT is here and for everyone who hasn't owned a home in the last 3 years!!! Get up to $8000 and use it for your down payment on a home or to fix up that home that you've had your eye on!!! There are also programs out there still with $0 or $100 down and hundreds of homes to...
11/15/2009
George T. Jones Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors in Navy and Marine JROTC and Sea Cadet programs Contribute Now! Send your contributions to Greater Austin Council NLUS George T. Jones Scholarship Fund c/o Ray Roark 10709 Fountainbleu Circle Austin, TX 78750 George T. J...
11/14/2009
  ML# Address List Price PID ¤02471406030000 County ¤Travis City ¤Austin State TX Zip ¤78758 Mapsco ¤ 496¤N Subdivision ¤Quail Creek West Ph 02 Sec 09 Legal ¤Lot 3 Blk G Quail Creek West Phs Ii Sec 9  N School ¤Austin ISD Elem A Cook Elem B Cook Middle Type House/Fee-Simple Stories ¤1 Unit Style ...
11/13/2009
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Since the Fed meeting on Wednesday of last week, mortgage rates have improved a little each day. There was no major economic data released during the week, and even a weak 30-yr Treasury auction on Thursday failed to stall the rally in mortgage markets. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week ...
11/13/2009
U.S. foreclosure filings surpassed 300,000 for an eighth straight month as unemployment made it tougher for homeowners to pay their bills. A total of 332,292 properties received a default or auction notice or were seized by banks in October, up 19 percent from a year earlier, Irvine, California-b...
11/12/2009
Mortgage applications to purchase homes in the U.S. plunged last week to the lowest level in almost nine years as Americans waited for the outcome of deliberations to extend a government tax credit. The Mortgage Bankers Association's index of applications to buy a house dropped 12 percent in the ...
11/12/2009
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  I got an e-mail two weeks ago from a Dr. Bomba who said he was a cash buyer for a listing I have for $445,000.00 He said he wanted this house, but since was out of the country, how should he proceed? I told him he should come here and look at the home. Last saturday night I received an e-mail f...
11/11/2009
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