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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Austin Modern Living
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Updated Open House Planner for Eanes ISDThere is now a dedicated webpage for all open houses in the Eanes ISD area of Austin: The webpage will be updated by Saturday every week.  This will be a great way to keep up with pri...
Quick 2008 Year End Overview of Eanes ISD StatsJust a quick post to show some stats for Eanes ISD homes in the Austin area. Sellers on average are still trying to push higher priced homes even while the market prefers lower priced homes.  The current average list price for homes in the Eanes ISD ...
Any one looking for an amazing new construction modern single family home in the Arboretum area should consider this new property that I've been evaluating for the builder.  It's a custom home so it's not going to be marketed on the MLS.  If you are interested give me a call and I'll give you som...
If you love Eichler but want it newer, larger and I dare say better, check out Austin City Homes 5-acre masterpiece in the west Austin hill-country.  An architect and I visited Dan at the house this last week for a private showing and I was flat-out impressed.  The attention to detail, the crafts...
I've seen a lot of great architecture, but nothing like this.Last night the AIA held their annual Premier Party for this year's AIA Austin Homes Tour.  The house chosen for the party was maybe the perfect house. It was flawless. Our small entourage spent most of the evening searching for the smal...
I was recently asked why Tarrytown home values are so high compared to essentially the same 3000 square foot house just north of there in the Beverly Hills / Highland Park area north of Camp Mabry.  Great question, here are my thoughts: I think it's mostly a matter of prestige and luxury brand re...
I was contacted by a TV commercial producer today who is going to shoot a nationally televised commercial and needs a killer modern Austin area kitchen to shoot it in.  It's a one day shoot to showcase a new kitchen product. They will film on October 2nd and could pay up to $1500 fee for the use ...
The big question is why has this very tastefully Austin modern new construction home not sold yet?  The price is right ($399,900).  The view of the west Austin hill country is impossible to beat.  It's in a growth corridor at the Y at Oak Hill and right next to Covered Bridge which is nice.  The ...
So, what kind of deals can you negotiate for Austin luxury homes?  There's good news for those buying luxury new construction homes in the Austin hill country this year.  While there was a July bump in pendings and solds for luxury new construction homes, there is still plenty of inventory availa...

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