Archive for March, 2011

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

austin modern homes carbine pool

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

austin modern homes carbine front of home bee cave lakeway

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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