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With all the downtown Austin luxury high rises at or nearing completion, it was recently reported that sales may be better than expected.  The completed Four Seasons Residences and nearly completed W Residences are over 50% sold.  The Austonian is at about 40% sold.  Generally the homes in these ...
09/21/2010
Austin has been rated the 4th least stressed city in the USA.  Portfolio.com evaluated unemployment rates, living standards, personal financial data, the environment, crime and other things to rank the stress levels of US metro areas.  Salt Lake City topped the list but Austin did a respectable f...
09/08/2010
This week, the Austin Independent School district eliminated the property tax exemptions for historic properties.  Apparently, the exemptions for these vintage homes and buildings was breaking the bank in a tight budget year.  Problem is, according to the Statesman, AISD will net less than $100,0...
08/26/2010
  Last week it was reported that Austin, Texas apartment occupancy has risen 3.5% since last year.  Now 91% of Austin apartments are occupied.  Since December, the number of occupied apartments in Austin has increased by 4,800.  88% of the additional occupied units were in "Class A" apartments.  ...
08/06/2010
Although national real estate headlines and statistics may not look so good, the Austin,Texas area has weathered the recession fairly well. Through June 2010, MLS statistics show the total number of property sales in greater Austin, Texas is up by 15% compared to same period 2009.  The median pri...
08/04/2010
Originally a farm owned by a State of Texas Attorney General, Pemberton Heights, or "Pemberton" was developed in the late 1920's in Austin, Texas as a "well balanced community" for "cottages" and "mansions".  Cottages were originally advertised from $3,500 and mansions from $150,000.  Today those...
07/08/2010
  In near South Austin, the established neighborhood of Western Trails offers well maintained homes from the 1950's and 1960's that consistantly attract buyers seeking a quiet, attractive, stable community in a fantastic location off S. Lamar, Ben White and Loop 360.   In Western Trails, mostly r...
06/15/2010
$269,900--below market pricing--Say adios to the lawnmower because this tidy Northwest Austin, Texas garden home has a private landscaped patio area plus common grounds and walking trails maintained by the HOA.  New construction in 2003, this one level Austin Craftsman influenced cottage feature...
05/23/2010
Thinking of building?  This high elevation site, overlooking the Bull Creek greenbelt and lush green hills and valleys of Northwest Austin, Texas, offers a perfect flat building area that takes advantage of unobstructed 270 degree vistas and prevailing southerly breezes.  The property is adjacent...
05/07/2010
Last night's Realtor reception and open house at Spring Condominiums showcased these exceptional condo homes in Downtown Austin.  The blue skies and amazing sunset painted a spectacular backdrop to what is arguably one of the best projects in Downtown.  I was very impressed.  As Austin's first "...
04/22/2010
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