Monthly Archives: April 2011

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. See hundreds of the top mountain bike riders race in … Continue reading

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AISD to Buy Land for New Performing Arts Center

Back in May 2008, the voters of Austin went to the polls to decide on three proposed bond initiatives to support the Austin Independent School District (AISD).  The three propositions had a combined value of nearly $344 million dollars and … Continue reading

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Mission’s Debbie Bailey-Glenn Honored by Habitat

Austin Habitat for Humanity recently awarded a number of honors to their top volunteers for this year. Mission Mortgage is extremely proud to announce that Debbie Bailey-Glenn, one of our Senior Loan Officers, was presented with the Guiding Light award … Continue reading

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State Permits New Reservoirs

Texas has granted permits for a series of new reservoirs to be built in Colorado, Wharton and Matagorda counties, downstream along the Colorado River from Austin. According to a story in today’s Austin American-Statesman, the application for the permit was … Continue reading

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Austin Market Update from Mark Sprague

With all of the attention on the housing market, the abundance of data available can be overwhelming. Sales, contracts, starts, new homes, resales…all from the national, state and local level. Generally, we hear each statistic on its scheduled release date, making … 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.  Shop and promote Earth Day at the same time all … Continue reading

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Three MUDs Approved

In the last three weeks, the Austin City Council has approved the creation of three new Municipal Utility Districts, often referred to as MUDs. These special districts have taxation powers to cover the cost of utilities within designated communities and … Continue reading

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Austin Property Taxes May Increase

The Austin City Council heard a presentation on Wednesday, April 20 outlining a potential property tax rate increase, according to a story in today’s Austin American-Statesman. The financial forecast predicts a shortfall of around $27 million between revenue collected and … Continue reading

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Austin Employment Numbers Improve

Once again, the Austin Chamber of Commerce is reporting good news for Austin’s employment situation. Citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the 12-month period that ended in March 2011, Austin added 13,700 net jobs, an increase of … Continue reading

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Austin Tree Ordinance May Be Scrapped

Efforts are underway in the Texas legislature to prohibit cities from enforcing tree saving ordinances in the Extraterritorial Jurisdictions (called ETJs). If the proposed legislation is passed, Austin’s efforts to protect trees in the outer rim of the city may … Continue reading

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