Agent’s Blog

12 April

Austin Smarter Spaces Tour this Saturday!

Posted by Allison Akers

 

We are so excited to be a sponsor of the first ever Austin Smarter Spaces Tour, happening this Saturday, April 14!  And apparently we aren’t the only ones – lots of folks talking about this cool tour, which features central-Austin homes under 2500 square feet.

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Find out more about the Smarter Spaces Tour, created to “promote great design in smaller spaces”.  Enter promo code “MODERNLIVING” to get discount tickets (but hurry!!).

If you love modern homes, architecture, efficient spaces, great design, Stop by our listing at 2110 Kenwood (amazing MCM remodel in Travis Heights!)  between 11 – 6 Saturday and say hello.  We’d love to see you there!
 
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24 March

Open House Sunday – Central Austin

Posted by Allison Akers

 

From our Austin open house schedule it looks like there are a TON of open houses this weekend.  If you’re out enjoying the weekend and seeing some homes, definitely stop by this fabulous central Austin gem – we’ll be there from 12 – 4 on Sunday:  4516 Highland Terrace.

This sweet home has been lovingly-cared for – ready for you to move in and add your own personal touches.  Imagine living so close to great shopping, dining and more, from Central Market to the Triangle to the cool shops on Burnet.  Plus easy access if you need to commute.

Come by Sunday and see for yourself!!

4516 Highland Terrace

Open living area

4516 Highland Terrace

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24 February

Friday Fun – Qwiki Info about Austin

Posted by Allison Akers

 

Fun facts about Austin, made funnier with robo-voice and great photos – enjoy!

http://qwi.ki/f4oZVb

 
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13 October

Great house for rent – Bauerle Ranch South Austin

Posted by Allison Akers

 

Looking to rent a great home in a quiet neighborhood in South Austin?  Check out our listing in Bauerle Ranch, with so much to offer, including:

  • Large yard with covered front and back porches
  • Game room, pantry, 2 living areas
  • Over 2000 square feet
  • Quiet street
  • Spacious, open kitchen
  • Community amenities including playground and pool

Call Tom (Texas licensed broker – Austin Modern Living) to learn more or schedule to see this home!

512-413-0870

Get our list of Austin luxury rentals for more great homes for rent

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Lease this home in Bauerle Ranch

 
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12 May

RAIN!

Posted by Allison Akers

 

So happy to see some much-needed rain falling over Austin today!  Stay safe on the roads everybody!

 
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12 April

Urban Modern or Hill Country Contemporary?

Posted by Allison Akers

 

Wow, we just got two new pocket listings on amazing Austin homes.  Watch this space for more info or check out our featured listings.  One is a green-built home that sits on a tree-filled acre in Eanes ISD; the other opens to a private green creek area but is just minutes to downtown, UT and Meuller.  If you are looking for an architectural home, you will want to see these!

 
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04 April

Find your new home before the next school year

Posted by Allison Akers

 

Looking to make a move to a new Austin-area home and get moved in time for your kids to start a new school?  Now is definitely the time to start looking!  While it’s still a great market to buy, good properties in desirable locations are seeing multiple offers, so leave yourself some time to find the right home and get a contract in place.  Of course you have to also consider the time required to inspect the home, get lending in place and take care of any necessary items before closing.  And if you have a home to sell before you move, that’s additional time required.

For great information about public schools in the Austin area, try the Texas Education Agency website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/.  They have SO MUCH information, it can be a little bit of a challenge to find what you need.  If you want to know how schools are rated, try the “A-Z Index.”  Click on “Accountability Ratings,” then “2010 Accountability Ratings”.

Our agents can help you find the perfect home meeting your criteria at the best price.  Call any of our agents to get you started!

 
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30 March

Modern, Green, Hill-Country Living + Exemplary Schools!

Posted by Allison Akers

 

This gorgeous architectural home has been featured in multiple home tours and magazines including the AIA Home Tour and Austin Cool House Tour.

Click here to see the virtual tour


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This green home uses 100% rain water collected in a 28,000 gallon rainwater collection tank using UV light filter – the home exceeds the City of Austin’s Five Star Energy Ranking for green homes.  A few of the green energy technologies

  • solar energy panels
  • rain water collection system
  • 16 SEER Puron HVAC
  • 100% foam insulation
  • low pitched reflective metal roof with deep shading overhangs and minimal-sun-exposed windows
  • tank-less hot water heater
  • xeriscaped landscaping
  • low flow toilets and more…see Green Features List for full list of green features.
  • See virtual tour

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Other great features

  • Located in prestigious and award-winning Lake Travis ISD school district
  • Just a few minutes from the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves in the west Austin hill country.
  • 3-car garage, theater room
  • Infinity edge pool,
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Over 4,000 square feet of open modern living
  • Amazing outdoor entertaining area
  • 5 acres
  • Hill country views

Click here for more info and photos of this one-of-a-kind Austin modern home and here is a link to the virtual tour

 
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21 March

What are you looking for in a REALTOR?

Posted by Allison Akers

 

We think we know what most people want in a real estate agent, but are we right?

  • Professional – takes the job seriously and treats you with respect
  • Knowledgeable about the area – the real estate market, builders, architects, schools, what’s going on
  • Sound business acumen – knows his/her way around a spreadsheet, appreciates this is a big transaction and doesn’t act like a dingbat
  • Good negotiating skills – helps you get a great deal
  • Integrity – someone you can trust
  • Likeable – treats you well and isn’t a drag to hang out with; takes the deal seriously but doesn’t take himself/herself too seriously
  • Not cheese-y – goes easy on the “sales pitch” – you know what I mean

Are we on the right track?  Or are you looking for other qualities when you buy or sell your next home in Austin?

Let us know!

 
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20 March

Modern and Modular

Posted by Allison Akers

 

This isn’t your typical Cedar Park home – if you love modern, you have to check out this home!

 
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