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September 2010

There are 3 blog entries for September 2010.

Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update August 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 3:48pm. 1,744 Views

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) decreased slightly from 7.3% to 7.2% in August 2010 with 1,100 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in August 2010 than the previous month due to a decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 100 people and a decrease in those unemployed of 1,200.  In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate decreased slightly from 8.5% in July 2010 to 8.4% in August 2010.  The United States unemployment rate decreased from 9.7% in July 2010 to 9.5% in August 2010. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos unemployment rate continues to be much lower than the National Average.

 

Between January 1st and September 20th 2010 there were 5,968 single-family homes sold within the

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Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics August 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 3:29pm. 2,212 Views

Austin’s housing market has improved slightly so far this year compared to last year with a .27% increase in the number of homes sold and a 3.4% increase in the median sold price per square foot compared to the same time period in 2009.  The month of August 2010 has shown a large median price increase per square foot and an even more sizable decrease in number of homes sold compared to August 2009.  August 2010 showed a 24% decrease in the number of homes sold and a 9% increase in the median sold price per square foot compared to August 2009. The supply of homes increased from 5.0 months from 6.2 months of supply in August.  The Austin unemployment rate was at 7.3% during July, which is still historically high but lower than the peak of 7.6% in January

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5 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 1:27pm. 1,676 Views

When it comes time to put your home on the market, you want to do everything possible to increase its value. At the same time, you don’t want to put so much money into improvements that you don’t get a return on your investment. As such, it is important to select the right do-it-yourself projects to add value to your home without putting a dent in your pocket. Here is a look at five excellent do-it-yourself projects you might want to consider.

Project #1: Replace Your Kitchen Sink and Faucet

The kitchen is always a good place to start when it comes to increasing the value of your home and replacing the sink and faucet is a relatively inexpensive and simple job to do. In fact, the total cost should come in at under $600 and it should only take you a

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