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Associates in Progress: Realty Texas

By Katie Agness Realty Texas is a real estate firm dedicated to being consumer-centric, rather than REALTOR-centric. This business model was proudly developed by Realty Texas, enabling them to be uniquely positioned to provide a greatly enhanced level of service to its consumers. “Realty Texas is sitting on a core concept decisively different from other firms,” says Jack Stapleton, broker and owner of Realty Texas. “A true real estate company at our core, Realty Texas is hyper-focused on a companywide, group effort to attract listings to our firm, and to attract buyers to our listings, and we allocate the...

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What you need to know about the 2017 Legislative Session

By Riki Markowitz On January 10, 2017, the 85th session of the Texas Legislature convened here in Austin. For less than 140 days, after distracting weekends and holidays, leaders from Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR), Austin Board of REALTORS(ABoR), Williamson County Realtors (WCREALTORS), and Texas Association of Builders (TAB) have the chance to advocate for more than a dozen important issues. Some of the globally supported initiatives include reducing new fees and costly regulations, pushing for transportation and infrastructure funding, promoting affordable housing strategies, and mandating tax transparency. Hidden Property Tax The Problem: Hidden property taxes have been a...

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Associates in Progress: Veterans United Home Loans

By Katie Brown In 2002, two brothers in Missouri set out to help veterans take advantage of their VA home loan benefits. After dominating the online mortgage market, Veterans United Home Loans started opening retail branches across the country in 2010. Chad Bowman, U.S. Marine Veteran, VA Loan Specialist and branch manager at the Veterans United Home Loans in Austin, opened the first Texas branch of Veterans United in February 2013 on Greystone Drive in Northwest Austin. In managing the operations of the Austin branch office, Bowman is responsible for promoting his branch, assisting REALTORS and new clients, recruiting...

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Housing forecast experts say adaptable concept is trending

By Riki Markowitz At the 2017 Greater Austin Housing Forecast conference, roughly 700 homebuilders and real estate industry professionals had an opportunity to get updates on real estate analytics, finance, and trends. Speakers at the conference shared some great news.  Eldon Rude, a Principal from 360º Real Estate Analytics, declared that it is going to be a good year in the Austin housing market. A senior real estate finance lecturer from University of Texas, Dr. Greg Hallman, said that employment growth in the state is higher than national rates and, since 2006, there has been a 25 percent increase...

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Special Feature: Builder breathes new life into established neighborhood

By Riki Markowitz Hill Country Artisan Homes, a new luxury brand for Qualico, a North American Homebuilding Company with 65 years of experience, is starting to build homes in the Greater Austin area. Qualico has been building homes under the Pacesetter Homes brand in Austin since 2008.   In 2015, Hill Country Artisan Homes acquired the last parcel of land available at the popular gated and master planned community, La Ventana, located in Driftwood, Texas. This final phase will be called The Preserve at La Ventana. At The Preserve at La Ventana, Hill Country Artisan Homes will feature custom...

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