Archive for July, 2011

29 July

Austin Real Estate Market Sales Spike in July/August

Posted by Tom Bates

 

I will back up that statement up with some data next month when things slow down a little, but if what our office is doing is an indicator of the broader Austin real estate market, then Austin is seeing a HUGE SPIKE in sales volume and closings in July and August.   This sales spike is much larger than what is typically seasonally expected. Judging from the phones ringing and email inquiries coming in it doesn’t seem to be slowing up just yet.

 
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29 July

Eanes ISD News: West Ridge Middle School No Longer Exemplary

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Eanes ISD in Austin has always been The Texas School District that had every single school as exemplary schools.  Want the best ranked schools? Easy, just live in Eanes ISD.  Well, that just changed a little bit this week.  The new 2011 Texas Education Agency (TEA) school rankings are out and Eanes ISD is missing one of its trophies.  West Ridge Middle School is now ranked a second best “Recognized” down a notch from “Exemplary”.  

But don’t get too worked up, West Ridge Middle School is a superb middle school still, it just lost some points in testing this year.  My guess is that they will be back to Exemplary very soon!

Austin neighborhoods that attend West Ridge are mostly west of 360 Capital of Texas Highway.  You can see all the Austin school rankings and Eanes school rankings for TEA 2011 test results here.

Here is a link if you are interested in Eanes ISD real estate for sale or lease.  There is also an Eanes ISD map of school locations here.

 
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12 July

Two Beautiful Austin Modern Retreats!

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Call or email me to learn more about these two beautiful Austin luxury homes!

1401 Shenandoah is a fresh interpretation of a classic linear MCM style.  It boasts a 1000 sf guest cottage and is located on a large corner lot, convenient to major commute roads, Lakeline Mall and more.  If you are looking for a deal, here it is…builder taking massive loss.

5401 Carbine Circle is a hill-country modern green retreat on 5 acres, nestled just outside the village of Bee Cave, convenient to downtown, the lake, the Hill Country Galleria and more.  Show me another 4000 sf house with no water bill, taxes this low and average electric bills at $175/month…now that’s a green home!

Tom Bates, Texas licensed REALTOR, Broker

Austin Modern Living

Austin modern homes for sale

 
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