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September 2010 Market Report: Austin Area Home Sales Down in September, Flat Year-to-Date Heading into Fall

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases September 2010 real estate statistics According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin area homes sales were down in September compared to the same month the prior year, but remained on pace with 2009 year-to-date. According …

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Safe Act Update and a Look into the Future with the Dodd Frank Bill

On August 12, 2010, Douglas Foster, the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, issued a memorandum that basically suspended application of the Texas SAFE Act with respect to an owner of real property who in any 12 consecutive month period makes no more than five mortgage …

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August 2010 Market Report: August real estate figures show signs of improvement, Year-to-date figures on pace with 2009

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases August 2010 real estate statistics According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the impact of the expired homebuyer tax credits is still being felt in the Austin real estate market, yet the gap in year-over-year sales …

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July 2010 Market Report: July figures reveal early peak for Austin real estate market

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases July 2010 real estate statistics According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the Austin real estate market appears to have experienced its summer peak early this year due to the expiration of federal homebuyer tax credits …

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EPA Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated new rules relating to renovation, repair and painting of houses and child occupied facilities built before 1978. These rules went into effect on April 22, 2010. However, the EPA recently decided to delay enforcement of the rules as to renovation and repair companies …

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