Lake Travis ISD

12 August

Austin Area Schools: 2013 Accountability Rankings

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Click the district below to see all Austin area school’s 2013 accountability rankings…Thanks Gracy Title Austin!

 
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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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20 March

Build this modern house in Austin – $900k

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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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03 February

Austin Modern Home Tour – Check Out This Hot Home Too

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Those of you attending the Austin modern home tour this weekend, be sure to drive by and check out this smoking hot green, Texas contemporary bombshell on your way back from The MIL House at Caudill Lane.  (Driving directions: From Hamilton Pool Road turn Right on 71, then Right on Great Divide Drive, then Right on Overland Pass…here is a link to the map to 5401 Carbine Circle.)  This house is green, efficient, on acreage, private has huge views and is smoking hot.  It has been on the AIA Home Tour, it was the cover photo for the hardback architectural coffee table book “Luxury Homes Book: An Exclusive Showcase of Texas’ Finest Architects and Builders“, it was featured in the Austin Cool House Tour, and featured numerous times in the Austin Statesman, Austin Design Guide Magazine, Austin Urban Homes Magazine, Custom Home Magazine.  Basically, this is a cool freaking house…and it’s for sale!  It’s not on the MLS right now but will go back on sometime this year.  When you finish up at the Austin Modern Home Tour, drive by Carbine and check it out…you are welcome to walk around.  Here is a link to more info on 5401 Carbine Circle, Austin TX.

5401 Carbine Circle - Austin Texas contemporary

 
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21 October

Why are some Austin Schools Better than Others?

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Here is a good article written up in the Austin Statesman discussing some of the reasons why some Austin schools and Austin school districts test better than others.  Not much surprise that it has a lot to do with where the money is and who has more of it.  Read the full article at the Statesman here.

From a real estate market perspective, my school-conscious clients tend to focus their school search in one of a few basic areas:

Austin Area School Districts:
#1 – Eanes ISD is most popular with my clients BY FAR. View homes for sale in Eanes ISD
#2 – Lake Travis ISD is the 2nd most popular district for my clients. View homes for sale in Lake Travis ISD
#3 – Leander ISD is third most popular school district for my clients. View homes for sale in Leander ISD

Popular Austin ISD Schools:
#1 – Casis Elementary
#2 – Kizer Elementary
#3 – Caraway Elementary

We have the updated list of all schools and how they recently tested if you want a copy of it.  Just let one of us know.

 
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11 October

5401 Carbine Circle – Austin Green Luxury Home

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Here is an opportunity to buy a green built Austin modern home on acreage lot with huge views.  This green built home has been featured in countless home tours, books, magazines and newspapers, including the AIA Austin Home Tour, and the Austin Cool House Tour.  Too many green features to list here, check out the full listing details here: 5401 Carbine Circle Austin modern home

 
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