Austin Texas (May 20, 2011) The Texas unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month to 8.0 percent in April as another 32,900 nonfarm jobs were added, the state employment agency said Friday.
Jobs grew for the seventh consecutive month, and Texas has added more than 86,000 positions since the start of the year, according to Texas Workforce Commission figures. (more…)
September 2010 Overview
Where there had been blips of increased activity and asking price during the 2nd quarter of 2010, those have been replaced by measurable decreases in price, as well as a steady increase in inventory. Nationally, week-over-week drops in price are gathering speed, making it clear that the small gains seen earlier in the year were generated by momentary external forces rather than an overall increase in consumer confidence.
Inventory is increasing, albeit more slowly than in recent months. More striking is that the Altos 10-City Composite showed price decreases in each of the 26 markets it tracks. This month, the Altos 10-City Composite price decreased 1.06%. (more…)
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Obama endorsements sunk two more Democratic candidates this month as his political capital is waning – as is his popularity – in the face of widespread voter rebellion.
Senator Benedict Arlen Specter became the fourth Democrat in seven months to lose a high-profile election despite active involvement in the campaign by Obama. The Associated Press, in their infinite wisdom, said that this is "raising doubts about Obama’s ability to help fellow Democrats in this November’s elections." You think?
Home buyers are enthusiastically embracing green built homes, some altruistically want to protect the planet, most are interested for more practical reasons like energy savings and healthier living environments. The dilemma for consumers is how to identify homes that really are green built.
Whether you’re a home buyer or a renter looking for a green home, how do you know if a home is truly green built or whether it is green washed? What should you look for? This article, provided by Lexington Luxury Builders will help you identify homes that are truly green, healthier homes, that cost less to operate, and have less of an impact on the environment.
Three attributes seemingly shared by all world class cities are outstanding public parks, transportation and neighborhood connectivity. In building Woodall Rodgers Park, Dallas improves all three.
In September, Dallas broke ground on a park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets. The park creates tremendous connectivity between Downtown Dallas and Uptown – the neighborhood immediately north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway – arguably one of the hottest real estate markets in Dallas.
Barrack Obama continues buying votes in his effort to seize control of the US health care industry. The latest effort of this profoundly dishonest President buys votes from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, promising amnesty for illegal aliens.
In his latest example of corruption – and his perversion of the American political system – Barrack Obama succeeded in securing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s endorsement of ObamaCare legislation by pledging to push an amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.
In this apparent quid pro quo, the president’s promise to push amnesty in 2010 coincidentally came just hours after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus promised their support for the health care reform bill. The announcement further coincided with the release of an outline for amnesty legislation authored by Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham.