18 January

The W Austin Condos - Finally Closing!

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


Just very happy to have my clients finally closing at The W Austin Residences next week! Anyone looking to buy at The W, please call me at 512-413-0870 and I’ll get you the best price possible….plus some back in some cases….ask me, it will make you happy…I promise.

 
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22 December

Awesome Austin Modern Home for Sale

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


Check out this awesome MCM-inspired Austin modern home for sale

 
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15 December

Census Shows Massive Building Boom in Austin

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


An interesting article in the Austin Statesman looks at the recent census data (2005-2009) that shows the explosion of sleepy farm towns on the edge of Austin’s perimeters turned into sprawling and popular bedroom communities.  Not surprising, those with the most growth were Hutto, Bee Cave, Kyle and the 183 Cedar Park/Leander corridor.  Here is a link to the Stateman Austin new home building article. By the way our Austin Realtors are all new home sales specialists.
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08 December

3 Austin Modern Homes Package Investment Deal

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


Buy 3 Hyde Park area Austin modern homes in a package deal.  Each unit earns between $3700 and $3800/month in rents and is always rented.  Each of the 3 units is 5 beds 5.5. baths and 2700 sf each with 2 carports and plenty of additional parking in back.  These Austin modern homes have Grohe fixtures, designer Russian Plywood cabinets, classic white oak floor (no carpet), tankless hot water systems, stucco and hardi with sloped metal roofs.  These are very cool properties with courtyards between units and a private bamboo garden courtyard in the back yard.  Property has access from the front as well as from the back ally.  Asking $600k each which is just $222.22/sf.    Not on the MLS at this time.  Link to listing – 3 Hyde Park austin modern homes package sale

 
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08 December

Number of Austin Foreclosures Creeping Up Again

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


We just updated our weekly Austin foreclosure list page and the number of Austin foreclosures for sale is creeping back up towards that magic 700 number.  As of today it’s 657 total Austin area foreclosures with 160 of those luxury foreclosures.  Even with the recent positive Austin jobs data I guess we still have some distress homes to work.  My guess is, if we break 700 then a lot of on-the-fence distress buyers and investors will get in the game and pick these up and we will see a short term swing back the other direction in Q1 and Q2 of 2011.  Here is a link to get our list of weekly Austin foreclosures if you are interested.

Oh, also, anyone looking for to buy 2 awesome location (Balcones Golf course area) cash flow duplexes let me know, I have an investor who is considering selling.  Mid-low $200k range. Call me for details.

 
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06 December

Drees Homes in Austin Offers $30k Plus 1.99% Rates

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


Ok, it’s an introductory first year rate on a 2-1 buy down but with a 4.118% APR  it’s still a killer rate.  Drees builds a fine home and we’ve been selling them for years.  I love their Steiner Ranch and Eanes neighborhoods.  Austin Modern Living Realtors can help you through the Austin new home purchase process from start to finish.  Working with us we can normally offer you an EXTRA $5,000 off any deal on a new construction Austin home, and if you are relocating we can cover much of your relo costs including executive short term leasing.  Speak with one of our agents for more information and conditions.  Here is  a link to the Drees article in the Austin Statesman.

 
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01 December

W Hotel Austin Residences

Posted by Missy Zinda - Telephone: 915-203-0406, Email: missy@austinmodernliving.com


Looking for a hip new pad? W Austin is set to open December 9th with over half their units already under contract. Not to worry however, we can still find you a home with a view and some Austin City Limits to boot!

 
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01 December

Nobody wants to sell in Mirador/Escala in Barton Creek?

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


This market is really odd.  Our recent efforts to purchase homes at market rates in Barton Creek on Mirador & Escala were both rejected by sellers who want full price for their resale homes!  (Hello?  It’s not 2006 anymore! And there hasn’t been a closed transaction in Mirador since May 2009…hmmmm.)  If anyone knows anyone selling a home on Escala , Mirador, Cava Place or Dadiva Court in Barton Creek please let me know.  Not looking for a huge home so 5000 to 6000 sf with minimum 4 bedrooms and a pool.  Cash buyer.  Give me a call at 512-413-0870.

 
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30 November

Green Built Modern Home on 1 Acre Lot

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


Super surprised that this newly built, green home is still available. 1401 Shenandoah Drive, modern home

Austin modern homes for sale

 
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22 November

Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart To Find Out Who Owns His Mortgage (CHART)

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


This is a funny but telling article from the Huffington Post about the overly complicated nature of real estate mortgages and the secondary market securities they eventually become.  Full Huffington Post article here

Ridiculously Complicated Mortgage Chart

Ridiculously Complicated Mortgage Chart

 
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