Monthly Archives: August 2010

More Jobs Coming to Austin

Austin will gain yet another new employer as MapMyFitness has announced they will be moving their headquarters from Denver. MapMyFitness is an interactive website that allows its users to track their favorite hiking, biking, running, and cycling routes. They also … Continue reading

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Mark Sprague to Speak at Lakeway HBA Sept. 8th

Mark Sprague, Director of Business Development at Mission Mortgage, is scheduled to present at the next Lakeway HBA (Home Builders’ Association) Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, September 8th.  Mark’s perspective and opinions are widely sought and respected throughout the Austin community … Continue reading

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Texas Third in Home Price Appreciation

Texas ranks near the top in home price appreciation in the latest report covering June 2010.  The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency recently released state-level data regarding home price appreciation for one year period ending in June 2010.  Over the … Continue reading

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Four Things To Do In Austin This Week

This feature highlights four events or activities in Austin and the surrounding area every week.  If you have suggestions for events to be mentioned, please email them to info@missionmortgage.com. 1.   High school football is back! Get warmed up tonight … Continue reading

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Mortgage Delinquencies Drop

Fewer borrowers were delinquent in the second quarter of 2010, providing some hope that the worst of the housing weakness is behind us. CNN reported that the overall delinquency rate for second quarter dropped to 9.85%, down from 10.06% in … Continue reading

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Rates Drop Again – Have You Refinanced?

Average Mortgage Rates for a 30 year loan dropped to 4.36%, down from 4.42% a week ago. More significantly, rates are down from 5.14% a year ago. If you have not refinanced recently, now is the time to consider speaking with … Continue reading

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Mission Mortgage Sponsors HBA BBQ Bash

Every year the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin celebrates their incoming elected officials with a huge BBQ Bash. This year, in honor of our many builder partners, Mission Mortgage will be a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual BBQ … Continue reading

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Texas Unemployment – By the Numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released detailed employment figures for July 2010. Texas was mentioned once in the overall summary information and tables for having a significant increase in employment from July 2009 to July 2010.  The report highlighted the … Continue reading

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Debit or Credit – Know Your Rights!

  A recent story about the sudden closing of the USA Baby store in South Austin reminded us of an important difference between credit cards and debit cards that is not well known by consumers.  The story briefly mentions, but … Continue reading

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Four Things to do In Austin This Week

This feature highlights four events or activities in Austin and the surrounding area every week. If you have suggestions for events to be mentioned, please email them to info@missionmortgage.com. 1. Celebrate our favorite nocturnal residents at Bat Fest on Saturday, … Continue reading

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