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August 2006 Market Report: Austin Continues to Defy Cooling National Market

Despite a report from the National Association of REALTORS® that the country's housing market is slowing down, Austin-area home sales remained solid in August. The latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) indicates another record-setting month for the Austin market. In August, the number …

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ACTRIS Bulletin Third Quarter 2006

Read the ACTRIS Bulletin Third Quarter 2006 to learn about new MLS maps that will debut in October, how the token replacement process was revamped, tips on keeping it simple when it comes to your Abor.com and TEMPO Passwords, and more.

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Asset Protection for the Small Investors

Clients who own or who are purchasing real estate often have concerns about the liabilities associated with owning investment real estate. And with good cause. There are occasionally some very large judgments against property owners arising out of injury or death to tenants or their guests. Read Asset Protection for the …

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July 2006 Market Report: Austin Remains Hot, while National Market Cools

July home sales set a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®. The Austin area continues to display uncommon vibrancy, despite a national housing market that appears to be slowing down. According to a National Association …

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House Bill 3: A New Texas Business Tax

The Texas Legislature passed and Governor Perry signed House Bill 3 (HB3) in May 2006. This bill changed the existing Texas franchise tax by expanding the number of businesses that are subject to the tax and basing the tax on revenue rather than on profits and capital. Read House Bill 3: …

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