I submitted an email to the Mayor recently through ABOR’s Take Action website. I received a form-letter response back. It points out a few directions that the city council gave to the task force that will be formulating the recommendations regarding the ordinance. If these directions are followed, then the ordinance could actually be very […]
Villa Muse, the large entertainment project, announced that it will look to build elsewhere instead of in East Austin. They had been in discussions with the city to be removed from Austin’s ETJ but Austin ultimately decided against doing this. Being out of the ETJ would have prevented Austin from annexing the land in the […]
This time Austin sits atop the list of Greenest Retirement Cities
In my previous post, I mentioned the City of Austin’s proposed ordinance that would require sellers to obtain a certificate of compliance before selling their home. Well, a lot of people have questions about this issue, so The Austin Board of Realtors has launched a new site at www.keepaustinaffordable.com that will hopefully answer these questions and also allow […]
The City of Austin is proposing an ordinance that could have a major effect on the sale of homes within the city. They are proposing that each home sold must have a certificate of compliance stating that the home meets certain energy efficiency requirements. The home would have to get an inspection by the city […]
Google has recently enabled ‘Street-View’ for Austin. It is pretty cool. It allows you to actually see what you would see if you were walking down the street. Take a look at this view of the Capitol from Congress Avenue.
Back in 2006 their was an incident at the Lofts downtown where Mayor Wynn lives. I wasn’t there, but from what I have heard and read, the story goes something like this: The man goes to the lofts for a party specifically to meet the Mayor. The Mayor is in a conversation, so the man […]
My broker has setup a forum for Realtors and others to discuss our Board of Realtors. Have a look and let everyone know what you think. Update: The forums have been shutdown.
Now that the holidays are over you may be ready to get into a “new” home, and the timing couldn’t be better. By now many homes have been on the market longer than normal and sellers are ready to sell. And if you haven’t heard yet, the Fed really wants you to buy a new […]
Austin Energy worked with Samsung to reach the quality certification to help prevent the power outages that caused two of Samsung’s plants to go powerless in 2006. Austin Energy is the first in the country to obtain this certification. via Austin American-Statesman