More great news folks: Oracle is the second largest software company and they are expanding their already extensive operations here even more! This apparently is going to be a slow expansion but they plan, according to the Austin American Statesman, to add another 200 jobs here by 2017. The reported average wage for those jobs is in the neighborhood of $68K yearly. Can we tell them to leave their cars at home-the traffic here is the 4th worst in the USA. I guess it is the price of a booming economy. I won’t complain as it is a great time to own Austin area real estate-these new Texans have to live somewhere!

Rick Ebert/Austin, Texas/6 Nov 13