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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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June 2006 Market Report: Records Set for June and Midyear Home Sales

Halfway through 2006, figures indicate that this could be another record-setting year for the Austin-area housing market. According to the latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®, more homes were sold in the first two quarters of 2006 than during the first six months of …

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Representing Buyers in Custom Construction Transactions

New home construction transactions fall into two basic categories: the purchase of what is commonly called a “spec house” from a builder or the construction of a home on property owned by your client. The latter is commonly referred to as “custom construction.”  Read Representing Buyers in Custom Construction Transactions to …

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