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Ki Gray

Member Since: 20th December 2005
Occupation: Austin Real Estate Agent
No of Articles: 13
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13th August 2009

Great Places to vacation in Austin

With gas prices and a failing economy, families are not able to travel across the country to vacation as much as they used to. Instead of driving to Walt Disney World, why not try vacationing in our own backyard, Austin style. Austin and the surroundi...

13th August 2009

Birthday Parties in Austin, Texas

Unlike childhood birthday parties of yesteryear, which revolved around a birthday cake and a small gathering of mostly family and a friend or two, today's parties require a bit more. Generally, all of your child's acquaintances from school are invited to ...

13th August 2009

Dinosaurs Take over the Zilker Botanical Gardens

These days a stroll through the Zilker Botanical Gardens could lead to an encounter with a small herd of Bambiraptors, dinosaurs with feathered wings similar to a turkey. The word "raptor" means thief and these little creatures, named after the Disney ch...

13th August 2009

Mortgage Rates Have Gone Haywire

This marks the third week in a row that mortgage rates have moved in one direction or another by more than .4 points. This is highly unusual. For some perspective for the 12 weeks from March 20th to June 5 mortgage rates held steady between 5.85 and 6.0...

13th August 2009

The Current Credit Crunch And Home Loans

The bad news about the economy is inescapable these days. Consumer confidence is at an all time low and it's easier to follow a tennis match than keep up with the daily rise and fall of the stock market. Even though everyone is carefully watching the bo...

13th August 2009

The Recent Introduction Of Raspberry Ants To Texas

It's been years since the red imported fire ant first made an appearance, and the situation is still not entirely under control. Now a new species has arrived. They are known as `crazy raspberry ants' and they are concentrated in 8 counties in and around ...

13th August 2009

Increasing Advertising During a Recession: A Timely Move or an Easy Way to Go Bankrupt

Over the last year the US, once flying high, has fallen and face planted into a somewhat ugly recession. For people with steady jobs the fear is of course the dreaded pink slip. But as long as they can keep their jobs their paychecks in most cases will ...

12th August 2009

National Bank: How to Fix the Housing Crisis for Less than 700 Billion

Recently the news has been dominated by developments with the 700 billion dollar bailout package, and rightfully so. 700 billion is an astronomical sum of money. The first problem is that the 700 billion dollar bailout adds a huge amount of money to the...

12th June 2009

Lowering Necessary Expenses to Improve Your Lifestyle

As living costs (along with seemingly every other cost these days) continue to climb, many people are finding their budgets getting tighter and tighter, and are looking for ways to cut their necessary costs each month. Things like electricity, rent and gr...

11th June 2009

Five Simple Ways to Spend Less

Budgeting and living within your means is often perceived as a difficult, daunting task. In reality, there are plenty of simple ways to trim your budget all they require is a little time and effort. 1. Pack your lunch. Instead of spending upwards of...

11th June 2009

Could the Bailouts = No Change in the Housing Market?

The general arguments concerning the bailout have gone something along the lines of Anti Bailout : "The taxpayers should not have to foot a 700 billion dollar bill to bail out Wall Street" Pro Bailout : "But if taxpayers do not bail out Wall Street ...

11th June 2009

Halloween Events in Austin

Halloween in Austin, Texas is one of the most popular nights of the year for revelers in the downtown area, especially 6th Street. Every year, throngs of people, old and young alike, dress up in their scariest, wackiest, or most unusual costumes, some hom...

11th June 2009

Budget-Friendly Wedding Planning Tips

Every year, people spend tens of thousands of dollars on a single day the wedding day. From outrageous venues to opulent gowns, to gourmet food and free-flowing champagne, the average wedding costs anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000, if not much, much m...