Tandy on Real Estate

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Title agents take note – it’s no longer “e-closing or bust” to improve the consumer experience

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:00pm

Industries from music to telecommunications have been completely revolutionized by innovative new advancements in technology. Consumers can now buy almost anything online – from cookies to cars. Information is available on-demand via search and our colleagues, friends and family are just an email or text away. But what about the start-to-finish homebuying process?

Austin ranked number 4 in economic expansion for 2015

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:00pm

Austin ranked number 4 in economic expansion for 2015 with 5.0% growth rate and number 2 with an amazing 28.1% growth over the last 5 years.  According to new data on gross domestic product (GDP) by metro released late last month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), in 2015, Austin grew 5.0%, San Antonio grew 5.9%, Houston grew 4.6% for a ranking of number 6 in the nation and Dallas was ranked 16 with 3.6% growth.

Leading by example

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 12:00pm

I recently had a wonderful experience of seeing executives lead by example.  The new company I joined, Mother Lode Holding Company, believes in their employees stating that it is important to care for each other, have the support needed and to forge lasting relationships built on trust. Those are all great words, but we have all witnessed companies where vision statements are empty words that leaders don’t follow. Happily, I saw these executives truly leading by example and the living by the company’s founding principles.

Biotech spurs the economy in Texas

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:00pm

Austin is known for many things. “The Live Music Capital of the World”. A haven for the innovative and entrepreneurial-spirited technologists where start-ups thrive and venture capital flows. A place where Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, eBay, IBM, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Texas Instruments, 3M and Whole Foods Market have proved successful in establishing their company headquarters or regional offices. Even technology powerhouses like Apple, Oracle and Amazon are seeking the “Silicon Hills” for our impressive labor pool and advanced high-tech atmosphere.