Archive for January, 2012

25 January

The W Condo Austin Strong Rents + HUGE Buyer Incentives

Posted by Tom Bates

 

If you are looking to buy a downtown Austin condo, I wouldn’t wait around too long. Inventory is starting to seriously dwindle for high quality downtown Austin luxury towers and quality Austin condos in general. This summer we will see a lot more purchases in the 3 downtown Austin luxury towers. And if you are investing, consider this: we just leased a W Condo for $7500/month for a 1718 sf unit…that’s $4.36/sf. Oh, and if you have a luxury downtown condo that you want to rent out or sell, call us or get a list of all the Austin condos that match exactly what you are looking for.  For those who prefer luxury apartments or want a short term luxury apartment, we have a list of preferred high quality properties that we can show you…service is free to you so give us a call.

 
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17 January

Seller Needed: Eanes ISD, +4000sf, Modern, Under $4 million

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We have a buyer who needs an already built or already under construction modern home in Eanes ISD with at least 4000 sf.  House must be modern. Cash buyer.  Nothing that is currently on the MLS fits this buyer’s particular needs. Let me know if you have a modern home in Eanes ISD that we can look at and make an offer on.  Thanks.  (Builders, if you have a lot with already spec’d and bid out plans we might consider that.)

 
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12 January

Travis Heights Open House, South Austin MCM

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We will be hosting an open house in south Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood this weekend.  Come check out how awesome a $100k remodel can turn out.  This is a cool vintage ranch remodeled by one of Austin’s finest modern design/build firms.  The open house will be both Saturday and Sunday (1/14 & 1/15) from 11:00 to 4:00.

Virtual tour.   MLS listing.   More info on 2110 Kenwood – vintage MCM in south Austin
south austin modern home for sale in travis heights 2110 kenwood

 
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08 January

5 Acre Luxury Hill Country Dream Home: Green, Pool, Views

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We are proud to offer 5401 Carbine Circle in the prestigious Homestead neighborhood.   This glamorous, green, contemporary stunning luxury home is located just minutes from the new Whole Foods and Hill Country Galleria next to Spanish Oaks Country Club in the Lake Travis ISD.  Perched on a hillside with panoramic forever views, this home will knock your socks off.  Relax in the infinity pool and entertain in style. This property will be going on the MLS sometime this spring.  Call if you want to buy it before it goes on the market. Read more about this Austin luxury green home.

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

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 include:

  • 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.

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 hill country green home

 
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08 January

Austin Rental Market Very Tight

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Our office works with a lot of folks relocating from out of town, out of state and out of country, so finding suitable short-term Austin rentals is an important part of our service. In the past it’s been pretty easy to find Austin luxury rentals (houses, condos, apartments). But times they are a-changing…with the influx of Austin relocations and a scant number of suitable downtown Austin luxury apartment vacancies we are seeing higher rents charged for the few Austin rental properties available.

Data: In the last 60 days the average List Price to Lease Price Ratio was 99.58% for downtown Austin MLS listed rentals. In other words, people renting downtown Austin condos negotiated less than 1/2 of 1% off the list price on average. That’s not normal. I’ve also had several clients flat out unable to negotiate significant terms with the top Austin luxury downtown apartments…there is just too much demand too little available on the market. So here is my advice for the next quarter or two 2012…if you are shopping for a downtown Austin rental at one of the 3 or 4 top Austin luxury apartment buildings then: 1) Yes those prices are serious, and 2) Jump on it now because that unit may not be around if you wait! (Which has happened several times recently which prompted this post!)

Want assistance? We can help you quickly identify the best Austin apartments or rentals for you. We are paid by the Austin apartment building a finders fee, and so it’s completely free to you. It’s a great service and it’s free.

 
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