Monthly Archives: June 2011

Oakwood Cemetery – An Austin Gem

Here is another suggestion in our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). We share the hidden gems that make living in Austin a truly unique and special experience. While we enjoy visiting the State Capital Building, the Bob … Continue reading

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Mark Sprague On The F1 Track

Q&A WITH MARK SPRAGUE Mark Sprague is a noted and respected expert on the real estate industry and the Austin market, in particular. He is also the Director of Business Development for Mission Mortgage and we are fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Artist Reception for Natasha Bonfond

The Gallery at Mission Mortgage recently hosted an artist reception to celebrate the artwork of their current exhibitor, Natasha Bonfond. The reception took place in the early evening at the Gallery with dozens of supporters and art lovers in attendance. … Continue reading

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Private Transfer Fees Banned on Texas Real Estate

One of the most significant bills for those in the housing industry in Texas this year was passed and signed into law with little fanfare. Not many people made note of the Private Transfer Fee Ban despite it’s potential impact on future housing development throughout the state. 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. Few are tougher than professional bull riders. Come see for … Continue reading

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Realtor Safety App

Where there is a need, there is an app. Michelle Jones, Austin real estate agent, saw a need and has recently released an app to address that need.  CRIMES AGAINST AGENTS Real Estate agents are vulnerable to a wide variety … Continue reading

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F1 Impact on Austin

Formula 1 racing is coming to Austin. The City Council is currently wrestling with a vote that would provide or deny their support for state-level assistance, but dirt is already being moved at the southeast Austin. While it seems from … Continue reading

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Housing Data and the Federal Housing Tax Credit

The Federal Housing Tax Credit expired in May 2010. In order to qualify, homes had to be purchased and loans closed by the end of May. For that reason, the data from the beginning of the year has looked generally … Continue reading

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Mark Sprague Explains Case-Shiller

The Case-Shiller index has reported home values for nearly 30 years. The index has become a widely reported and analyzed measurement of the housing market, looking at home values of repeat sales in particular. It is commonly referred to by 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. Boxing returns to Austin with ESPN Friday Night Fights at … Continue reading

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