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Austin’s New Light Rail Transit, the Bus and Some Other Musings

Most people would agree that Austin needs better public transit. What Austinites cannot agree on is what type of transit, where and at what cost. In my opinion, light rail is an essential element to the evolution of a great city. We cannot depend on upgraded/wider roads to improve our overall transportation systems. I also […]

Short Term Rentals in Austin are OK!

Opponents called the rentals a nuisance, landowners aren’t registering their rentals and the city wasn’t collecting  hotel taxes. Lots of Austinites leave town and rent their homes during SXSW and ACL weekends. Why not? You can make some good money! Some neighborhood groups raised concerns earlier this year pushing for strict regulations, saying it will be […]

Austin Real Estate Trends – April 2012

There are two significant trends happening right now that you should know about: mortgage interest rates are increasing and Austin real estate inventory is decreasing. This means that, if you have been on the fence about buying, now is the time. Likewise, if you want to sell your home and have been “waiting for the […]

City of Austin Building Codes, Ordinances and Technical Information

**Dont’ ask how long it took to find this, but the content of this page is buried in the COA website…. and is now added here for a little extra visibility** There are several sources of codes and technical specifications that the City of Austin follows. We follow the Austin City Code of Ordinances Land […]

Free Paint at Austin ReBlend!

  Not only can you dispose of your hazardous materials and waste safely here, you can: Dispose of Automotive Products Dispose of Lawn Care Products Dispose of Batteries Recycle Paint and Paint Products Recycle Empty Containers. NOTE: Austin reblend is prohibited by TCEQ regulations to take waste from businesses Let’s get to the point though… In […]

Droid Apps Worth Installing – For Real Estate Professionals

The following content is taken from a larger document presented at our 2011 KW Family Reunion event in Anaheim, CA. We gathered information by surveying our Market Center Technology Coordinators and Leadership all over North America. There are also a few personal favorites included. These are the categories used to break up the types of […]