Monthly Archives: January 2011

IRS Info for Mortgage Holders

Tax season is officially upon us and before it gets too close to the filing deadline, we wanted to provide some basic information about tax deductions as they apply to mortgage holders.  The information we are providing below is for … 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. Michelle Handelman presents a four-channel video art installation at Arthouse … Continue reading

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Cirrus To Add Jobs In Austin

Work done specifically for Apple has recently boosted Cirrus Logic’s production and the result is a need for more employees.  Cirrus announced plans to hire approximately 150 new employees, most of whom will work from their Austin location.  Currently, Cirrus … Continue reading

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The Gallery at Mission Mortgage Presents: Sonja Kever

We are proud to announce our new artist installation at the Gallery at Mission Mortgage. Currently on display are the beautiful pastel creations of Sonja Kever.  Sonja is an award-winning artist whose works depict a slice of everyday life.  We … Continue reading

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More AISD Schools Added to Closure List

Despite fierce opposition to previous plans to shutter 9 schools with the Austin Independent School District, district staff provided new recommendations to the task force to consider closing additional schools.  After two very vocal and contentious meetings with the public, … Continue reading

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Proposed Oak Hill Development Changes

An enormous development plan for Oak Hill in Southwest Austin has recently announced some changes to the original plans in an effort to gain support from city leaders and nearby neighborhood groups. Located near the intersection of Highway 290 and … Continue reading

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Austin’s Cost of Living Index

How do you compare the expense of living in one city compared to another?  Here’s one way.  The ACCRA Cost of Living index is calculated three times per year and provides an index number that compares each city to 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.  Douglas Brinkley is a best-selling writer and historian.  He will … Continue reading

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Mixed Housing Data Released

A slew of reports have been released over the past few days indicating mixed results in the housing industry.  Reading some results, it would appear as though the worst is behind us nationally and that the U.S. housing market is … Continue reading

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AISD School Closure Considers Alternatives

We’ve updated our original post regarding the AISD Task Force plans to possibly shutter up to nine schools.  After two public meetings, the task force has announced that they are considering other options before they make their final recommendations. Click … Continue reading

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