Feb 5, 2008

Are you still mad about the lost functionality that MLXChange provides? Vent!!! I’ve framed in a nice little MLXChange Survey – click on the link in the top navigation & let First Am know how you feel! Did you receive the latest ABoR newsletter that proudly proclaims, MLXChange Overcomes Hurdles,…

Feb 5, 2008

I went to a meeting last week at which Chessie Blanchard, the Lakeway Deputy City Manager, gave a Lakeway development update. If you haven’t been to Lakeway in a couple of years, you might not recognize it. For those of you not familiar with Lakeway, it is a bedroom community…

Feb 1, 2008

Hey guys – We’re proud to announce that we’ve finally finished skinning, and have launched Don’t ask me how we came up with the name – because we don’t know! This is a pligg site, which is designed with similar functionality to You can go to the site…

Jan 30, 2008

Google recently acquired 25k square feet of office space in downtown Austin. They have been advertising for engineering positions, and expect to employ 125-150 people. Personally, I think that Google & Austin are a perfect fit…Austin, as a city, encourages creativity, and Google does the same.

Jan 29, 2008

So…tickets went on sale for Viva Aerobus! Check it out, mi amigos – muy facile y economico! The site is in Spanish, but even if you don’t speak, it’s fairly easy to navigate. Looks like, after taxes & fees, you can go round trip to Cancun for ~$150.

Jan 29, 2008

I’ve noticed that more than a few commentators are leaving 3 mediocre comments & leaving. I’m assuming this is to get the link juice. So…I’m bumping up the LLL settings to 4. This will make it even more obvious when people are just trying to game the blog for PR,…

Jan 25, 2008

So my original blog “Top 10 Worst Realtor Headshots” drew quite a bit of attention. Most readers thought it was funny, but it drew some criticism, as well. The negative attention was so heated that the word “lawsuit” was thrown around quite a bit (more on that another day.) In…

Jan 24, 2008

A friend of mine in CA sent me some sold comparables to Marty Ummel’s home in Carlsbad, CA – you can click on the image above to see the full sheet. For those of you not familiar with the story, she’s the woman who is suing her Realtor because she…

Jan 23, 2008

By DAVID STREITFELD THE NEW YORK TIMES CARLSBAD, Calif. — Marty Ummel believes she paid too much for her house. So do millions of other people who bought at the peak of the housing boom. What makes Ummel different is that she is suing her agent, saying it was all…

Jan 11, 2008

Bank of America announced this morning that they plan to purchase Countrywide for $4b in the third quarter of 2008.  It will be a stock buyout.  It’s highly speculated as to why BOA would choose to take on the troubled mortgage corporation.  Some speculate they are doing so for the…

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