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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Austin Modern Living
I recently showed this very creative modern house in Austin. This home is located just on the north side of the hill off 2222 in the Cat Mountain / Northwest Hills area.  I drive 2222 quite often have watched this modern house evolve over the last year or so.  Now that it's nearly complete, I lov...
Current list price $2,999,000Click here to learn more about Austin Modern Living.I previewed 8400 Big View in Austin today for a client.  This is a modern house with Lake Austin waterfront at the back of River Place Country Club.  The property is very clean and livable. The house was designed by ...
Whether you're trading up your buying your first home, the last thing you want are unbudgeted costs just before moving.  Here's a short list of some of the items to keep in mind as you prepare to move into your new home.    1 - Appraisal fee - usually required by your lender, could run from about...
If your Austin-area home as just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged.  The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale.Last year 47% of the homes listed f...
The other day I posted about modern architecture and modern homes.  If you're interested in learning more, check out this Sunday's article from the Austin American Statesman. The Statesman recently ...
Austin, Texas is currently having a modern home and modern design trend boom.  And, I thought I would post this blog to see if other members in others US cities are seeing the same trend.  What is "modern"?  Yeah, that's tricky.  Some will say it only MCM or Mid Century Modern, those are the die-...
The "City" of Bee Cave, located at the intersection of Highway 71, Bee Cave Road (2244) and Highway 620, boasts an estimated population of only 1,700 people as of 2004 (source  But the Greater Bee Cave Area could arguably extend west towards the Hamilton Pool area and West ...

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