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Austin Home Sales Lower in May

Austin Home Sales Lower in May

Austin home sales dropped slightly last month according to statistics from the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR), Community Impact reports. 2,767 homes sold in May, down 2%, which ABoR blames on the record-setting rise in housing prices in the Austin-area.  Home values...

How to Stop Dipping Into Your Savings

If you find yourself dipping into your savings account each month, you need to follow About.com’s suggestions for how to give up that bad habit. Set up an emergency fund separate from your savings account to cover surprise emergencies like car or home repairs....

Soundproof Your Rental Bedroom

Live with roommates and want to try to prevent some of the noise bleed between bedrooms?  Check out this quick and cheap soundproofing tip from Apartment Therapy. Purchase a vinyl top threshold with aluminum casing and a 1/2″ wide adhesive weather strip.  Make...

New Shopping District in Far South Austin

South Austinites, get ready for SoChaca, the name of a new merchants’ group that is also trying to form a business district in far south Austin.  Community Impact reports on the development in the area. The territory of “SoChaca” is Manchaca Road...

Where to Keep Your Money

Where should you keep money that goes above and beyond your monthly expenses?  How much should you keep in your checking and savings accounts?  About.com has the answers to these money questions. Checking accounts don’t give consumers very high interest on their...