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23 August

Eanes ISD 2013-2014 School District Information and Accountability Ratings

Posted by Tom Bates

 

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Eanes ISD 2013-2014 School District Information and Accountability

Here is a link to Gracy Title’s Eanes ISD summary for Eanes ISD 2013-2014 School District Information & Eanes Accountability Ratings

And here is a link to Eanes ISD 2014-2015 School Year Calendar

Eanes ISD of course is still the top overall school district in the Austin area.  I am looking forward to The Chaps winning some Friday night football this year…Go Chaps!  Here is a link to the Westlake Chaps football website where you can see the football schedule and buy tickets.

Regarding Eanes ISD real estate, inventory is still at an all time low for Eanes, Westlake and Rollingwood with inventory well under 1 month supply in many (most) Eanes neighborhoods.  I have been pretty active in Westlake real estate this year with deals and we are still seeing the good homes get well over bid.  The not so good homes (the wonky ones that come in over mid comp ranges, ie overpriced) are still not moving, so even though the Eanes ISD real estate market is iron red hot, you still have to price right to sell.  For instance, I am noticing that a lot of the Westlake homes that really should be priced at lot value are trying to get lot value plus home value, but the market just isn’t quite that crazy yet and I don’t think it will get to that (silicon valley) level.

There is definitely a pattern in Eanes real estate, the sellers who are pricing their homes in a comp supportive PPSF and not getting too greedy tend to get multiple offers that will push up their contract prices to a nice level, and the greedy Eanes sellers who are clearly trying to take advantage of the low inventory and pricing sky high are often left wondering where all the buyers are and having to drop prices after the first couple of weeks.  But that’s just what I have noticed.  Oh, and there are some cool modern homes out there for sale, not on MLS, so give me a call and we can discuss.  Tom 512-413-0870

 
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22 April

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper in Austin Texas?

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Fixer-Upper in Austin Texas

Funny enough to post, I guess.  Let us know if we can help you buy a fixer-upper in Austin.  Ask one of our agents to print you out a list of current Austin foreclosures and distress sales!

should I buy a fixer-upper in austin

 
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18 April

Austin Apartment Market Data March 2014

Posted by Tom Bates

 

O’Conner & Associates updated Austin apartment market data shows continued strong growth for the Austin apartment segment.  Austin currently has 9,657 Austin apartment units under construction (33 apartment projects!) and 1,862 Austin apartment units in the planning stage.  This strong Austin apartment rental market along with low Austin new construction homes coming on the market means that the Austin real estate market will probably continue to feel an inventory and price squeeze for the next few years at least.

Data is from O’Conner & Associates dated March 2014Austin apartment market data March 2014

 
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24 January

Austin Modern Home Tour 2014 – February 1, 2014

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Austin Modern Home Tour 2014

Looks like some really great looking houses on tour this year at the Austin Modern Home Tour 2014.

Tour will be on Saturday February 1, 2014

Want to buy or rent a modern home in Austin?  Check out some of our advertised Austin modern home listings or call one of our Austin Luxury Realtors who specialize in selling Austin modern homes!  Like this one….

Austin modern home for sale

 
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14 November

3-Car Garage + Workshop in Avery Ranch

Posted by Tom Bates

 

This is a great deal in Avery Ranch. Beautiful white limestone home (all 4 sides) on a large corner lot. Home has a full 3 car garage PLUS an extra workshop.  This is a pretty unique floorplan for the area.  If you wanted to you, you could quickly convert the attached workshop to another bedroom or office.  Home is ready to go with a play scape and HUGE covered patio in the back yard. This home will absolutely sell fast when we put it on the market.  Call me to preview it 512-413-0870.

15512 Staked Planes Loop, Avery Ranch

 

 
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29 October

Some fun green building pointers in here, please do not build a Budweiser-themed house in Austin

Posted by Tom Bates

 

While we do not have the same design aesthetic, this guy makes some great green home building points.  And I am sure that someone will read this and decide that they also need a Budweiser-themed house, and while my preference would be Stella, if forced, I guess it’s better than a red Solo Cup-themed house.  Have fun with your green DYI building, and keep it classy Austin….

 
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