Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: August 2006

Do Not Call for Cell Phones

Heads up, in 8 days, all cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketers!! You will start to receive these annoying calls, and YOU have to pay for them as they rack up minutes on your phone plan!

To be put on the DNC list, call 888-382-1222. You must call from the cell phone in which you wish to register. You'll be on the list for 5 years. I just called in myself and they also warned that it takes a while to be removed from the list, but if would definitely be updated by 31 days. Why 31 and not 30, I have no idea, but maybe because next week is a Holiday!
Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • August 29 2006 04:39PM
Do Not Call for Cell Phones
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Heads up, in 8 days, all cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketers!! You will start to receive these annoying calls, and YOU have to pay for them as they rack up minutes on your phone plan! To be put on the DNC list, call 888-382-1222… more
Rain in Dallas?
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Having the Right Chair
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Dallas Real Estate- Richardson's Telecom Corridor
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Reward up to $50K for Builder Saleswoman
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Back in July, a Builder's rep was murders in a model home, stabbed 27 times. There is a reward being offered and it keeps going up and up as people are eliminated as suspects and more information turns into nothing. The theory goes back and forth… more
Texas Gas Prices down again!
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Dallas- Ft Worth ranked #27 Drunkest City
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Dallas - Lowest Average Credit Score
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Dallas Real Estate - Take Care of Your Foundation
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In North Texas, we're built on red, clay soil. The soil expands and contracts as it dries up or gets wet. As the soils move, it moves the slab. Small, hairline cracks in the brick and mortar are not much cause to be alarmed. When the cracks… more
Dallas Real Estate - Archive Search
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Whenever I go on a listing appointment, I pull up an Archive search to see the listing history of the property. Whenever a buyer wants to write an offer on a property, I again pull up an archive search on the property. Many times, agents think… more
No More Droopy Pants in Dallas
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The city of Dallas, is proposing a new law that would prohibit droppy pants within the city limits. Droopy pants have already been banned from the Dallas school districts, but this is going to take things further. One of the councilmen said, "… more
Dallas Real Estate- New, Elite Neighborhood Starts at $4M
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Infrared Lock Boxes by Supra
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Not "Allowing" a Buyer to Buy
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I met with my old neighbors today as they are relocating to North Carolina and they saw my sign across the street which made them remember to call me! I actually met with the husband last week to go over everything and he was to translate to his… more
Bubble Sitters
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Dallas Real Estate- HELOC verse Refi
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Gas Prices Eased this Week
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Dallas Real Estate - HouseValues' Agent of the Month
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WOW, what a surprise. I was nominated as the HouseValues' agent of the month for the second time. Last year, July 2005, I was called with a warning about the announcement. Today, I found out as I was checking my emails and going to the HV forum… more
Grapevine, TX Sending Tax Increase to Vote
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The city of Grapevine is asking for a one cent sales tax increase for the November election. When I was first reading this information, I was think to myself how much of an increase that was and why would they need so much. Then I got to the… more