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Reading Between the Prop 7 Ballot Lines

Believe it or not, there was a time when you could get from North to South Austin in 30 min. During that same time, 1st St. was considered a hidden gem and Lamar Blvd. felt like a Sunday drive. Life was good. We couldn’t complain. Today, however, is much different. …

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The Facts Behind What Makes Austin Great

We love living in Austin, and the 157 people that move here every day must agree. Year after year, Austin continues to top high-profile rankings, leading the nation for economic growth, real estate prospects, and millennial favorability, to name a few. But enough bragging; let’s connect these and examine why …

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Building and Testing the New ABoR.com

The new ABoR.com was designed with you—the member—in mind. And our members played an invaluable role in building and testing the new ABoR.com. In late August, we hosted five separate website testing focus groups featuring a variety of members, from REALTORS® to Affiliates. Each group took an in-depth look at …

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Know Before You Go (To The Polls): 4 Facts on Prop 1

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On November 3, voters are encouraged to vote for Prop 1 (The Homeowner Tax Relief Proposition), deciding whether to amend the Texas Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by $10,000 and ban real estate transfer taxes—or taxes on home sales—permanently. We want you to be fully informed on Prop 1 …

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ABoR Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014 scholarship recipients. After reviewing more than 200 applications, the Foundation awarded 22 Central Texas high school seniors and three university students with a total of $62,500 in scholarships. “These students have displayed excellence in academics and are already …

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