Archive for February, 2012

29 February

HGTV Show: Property Brothers Casting Call in Austin

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Just got a call from the Property Brothers casting director, and they are looking for a good Austin house to feature in an upcoming show on HGTV.  Let me know if you have an Austin house you want to sell and want to get some free remodeling/make-over and be on the show.  512-413-0870.

 
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24 February

Green, Modern, Waterfront, 6 Acres, 10 Garage – Dripping Springs

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We have a new waterfront modern home for sale that will blow your mind. Dubbed the Jackalope Ranch, this KRDB designed and Blue Horse green built home sits on 6 acres of serene hill country and has 295 feet of ACTIVE WATER Pedernales waterfront.  At just $899,500 this is a ridiculously low price for high-end architecture with huge water frontage.  This was a VERY green built home, with way too many green features, recycled materials and green technology to mention here.  Check out the full listing for more details.   This place will actually melt your mind its so cool. At just $236/sf this is a great deal.  The 1800 sf HVAC conditioned workshop/garage can probably fit 10 or more cars. Dripping Springs modern waterfront home for sale.

Call Amy Lewis 512-965-6744 or Tom Bates at 512-413-0870.

Dripping Springs Modern Waterfront for Sale

 
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15 February

State-of-the-art IDX MLS Search Engine

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We have tested our share of IDX MLS search engines over the years but we finally found one that really rocks.  It allows you to search for Austin area MLS listings by unique categories like proximity to cafe’s, grocery stores, schools, restaurants, etc. Want to know where the closest Starbucks is? Done. Check out the new search tool here: Search Austin MLS IDX

 
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15 February

Austin modern home spec building making a comeback this year?

Posted by Tom Bates

 

OK OK, so it’s not a full comeback, but it’s a start. There still are very few Austin modern homes being built as spec houses this year compared to the salad days, but we are absolutely seeing a pick up this year compared to the last 4 years.  Still too few for our buyers to have a huge selection, but it’s a good start!  Most of the activity is in smoking hot Austin areas like south Austin’s 78704 and in further out affordable areas.  Green homes are also HUGE this year, but beware, just because the marketing says it’s a green house doesn’t necessarily mean a lot…you and your agent really need to look under the hood and see what’s really green and what’s just marketing, more on that huge subject another time! (here’s an example of a real green house, and it’s for sale!)

Of course, our office continues to be busy helping people build custom modern homes in Austin and I figure that will continue for many more years until spec home building comes back for real.  If you are looking for an Austin modern home for sale, a good place to start is our Austin modern homes list.  We try to update it once a month or so.  The best way is to work with an agent who specializes in architectural and modern homes and speaks with and knows a lot of builders and keeps a list of their modern spec homes they are working on.  Of course, our agents are the cat’s meow but there are dozens of great modern focused agents out there.  Good luck with you search!

 
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01 February

Austin Modern Home Tour This Weekend

Posted by Tom Bates

 

In case you didn’t already know, the Austin Modern Home Tour 2012 is this weekend.  The Austin modern home tour will be February 4 from 11AM to 6PM.  Here is a link to more information on the Austin Modern Home Tour.

Dallas modern homes

Houston modern homes

Round Rock real estate

 
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