It has been a quiet month in real estate partially due to the somber memories of 9/11 and the fires that have claimed a significant portion of the landscape over the past 2 weeks.   Here is a link to some ways you can help fire victims.  Many people living in remote areas like Bastrop, which has had over 35,000 acres burned, do not have hazard insurance.  In some cases, they have lost everything from smoke and fire damage.  There are many donaton drop of centers set up all over Austin to help collect supplies.