15 April

Cuernavaca Eanes ISD Pocket Listing $675k - GREEN HOME!

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


Eanes ISD Cuernavaca luxury home for sale, 1 Acre lot, Private, Architectural

This elegant 1 acre estate will knock your socks off. It’s hidden away on a deep 1 acre heavily treed lot, totally private. There is a main house and a detached garage with a garage apartment that can be finished out to be an apartment, yoga studio, office, gym, workshop…whatever. This is a custom designed and built home with attention to detail everywhere. This is an extremely green built home with energy bills averaging around $100 per month! This elegant home is unique with a perfect floor plan for family life or entertaining. This home has 2 large balconies and a large covered outdoor entertaining area. True zen living in the Eanes hill country.

 
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15 April

Pocket Listing: Central Austin Modern Home $329k

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


Austin modern home pocket listing: Picasa Web Album:

This place is seriously smoking hot. It’s private, light bright and killer cool. Nothing else like it on the makret right now. 5 minutes to UT. 2 minutes to Dell Children’s hospital. You can look and look and look but you will not find anything close to this in style and location for the money. I promise you. This Austin modern home is elegant, clean, open and sophisticated. And totally private. The main living area has a sliding glass wall that opens to the private green creek area in back…it’s like being in a tree-house, in a good way. Relax or party on the backyard deck! This will not last.

 
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12 April

Urban Modern or Hill Country Contemporary?

Posted by Allison Akers - Telephone: 512-275-6255, Email: allison@austinmodernliving.com


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 - Telephone: 512-275-6255, Email: allison@austinmodernliving.com


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 - Telephone: 512-275-6255, Email: allison@austinmodernliving.com


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 - Telephone: 512-275-6255, Email: allison@austinmodernliving.com


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 - Telephone: 512-275-6255, Email: allison@austinmodernliving.com


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

 
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20 March

Build this modern house in Austin - $900k

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


build austin modern house

There are so few quality modern homes for sale in Austin right now.  There are some (check out my list of Austin modern homes for sale) but not many….so let’s build yours and get EXACTLY what you want for less than most of the resales out there.  A lot of my clients are building and I can help you build this (pic above) in Austin, on a killer lot with views for around $800k to 900k depending on selections.  Call me 512-413-0870.

 
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15 March

5 Acre Modern Austin 5 Star Green Home – Infinity Pool – Huge Views, Offered at $1.1m

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


Modern Glam, Exemplary Schools, +5 Star Green Home
I wanted to make sure that you knew about this incredible architectural home for sale at 5401 Carbine Circle.  This is one of the greenest built luxury homes in Austin and has been featured in multiple home tours and magazines including: the AIA Home Tour, cover photo for 182 page “Luxury Homes Book: An Exclusive Showcase of Texas’ Finest Architects and Builders“, front cover featured property on Austin Cool House Tour, featured multiple times in Austin Design Guide Magazine, Austin Urban Homes Magazine, Custom Home Magazine and the featured showcase home article written for Page 1 of Statesmanhomes newspaper. 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 — ZERO WATER BILL!  This green home exceeds the City of Austin’s Five Star Energy Ranking for green homes.  Solar energy and green home design results in just $175 average utility bills.  A few of the green energy technologies used in this home are: 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. virtual tour

austin modern homes carbine front of home bee cave lakeway

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.  This hill-country modern home has a large 3-car garage, theater room, infinity edge pool, a massive gourmet kitchen and over 4,000 square feet of open modern living…you will fall in love with the outdoor entertaining area!

austin modern home living room luxury infinity pool

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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15 March

Market is turning around

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


This year is starting out a lot different than the last two years. In the past 12 days I’ve had 2 multiple offers situations (both of which went over list price), had one stubborn lot seller stuck on full-price, and another downtown Austin condo stuck on full price.  Kind of nuts to see so much seller’s market activity in such a strong buyer’s market….begs the question: Is the market turning around in Austin?

 
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