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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Newsweek ranks many Austin High Schools in their top for 2010 picks the best high schools every year.  A few Austin high schools made it again.  I'm not surprised that Eanes School District's Westlake high school made it to the top 100, ranking at #59.  Another school beat Eanes at #54, Liberal Arts and Science Academy. Westwood made it to #91, Lake Travis at #914.

A Texas high school, Talented and Gifted school in Dallas made it to #1.  #4 is another Dallas school, Science and Engineering Magnet.  Wow that is awesome!

Here are the other Austin High Schools that made the list:

Ok, if you are wondering if your school made the list, and to find out how they came up with the best high schools in the country, view the article.

August real estate statistics for Austin, TX

What is going on in real estate in Austin, TX?  Oh no, our market has flattened in August.  Alamo Title in Austin has reported that in August, our residential sales (units) have decreased 18.91% compared to last August.  In Lake Travis ISD, our residential sales (units) have decreased 21%!

 Here are other statistics Alamo Title has announced:
New listings are down 8.35%.
Pendings are down 21.87%.
Sold average sales prices increased 10.42% to $261,006.  For August 2009 it was $236,376.
Is it still a good time to buy?  Absolutely!  Our interest rates are still low and look at the sold average sales, they are up last month!  If it continues to go up, hmmm do you want to buy high?

Note: The statistics above was obtained from Alamo Title of Austin.  The Lake Travis statistics was obtained from Austin Board of Realtors and has not been confirmed.