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On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a new maximum conforming loan limit for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019. In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from… Read More

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New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon second and third headquarters, ending a more than yearlong public contest that started with 238 candidates and ended with a surprise split of its so-called HQ2. Read More

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Austin Texas Resideo Technologies Inc., a brand-new spinoff of Honeywell International Inc., says it’s shopping for office space in the Austin metro area for its headquarters. Resideo offers “smart home” technology under the Honeywell Home brand, including smoke detectors, security alarms, and thermostats. It plans to move its… Read More

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Austin Economic Activity Accelerates in February The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently released information on the strength of the Austin economy. ·   Business Cycle Index. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew at an 8.7 percent pace in February, the fastest pace since late 2015.  This is well above the 6… Read More

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Today, Wednesday morning, Austin officially shattered one weather record as temperatures sank to 15 degrees at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before sunrise. These cities are warmer right now than Austin. Moscow: Yes, Moscow! At 5:55 p.m. local time, weather authorities reported temperatures reached a relatively balmy 37 degrees. St. Petersburg, Russia:  with a… Read More