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Central Austin Neighborhoods with Greatest Rates of Appreciation

Central Austin neighborhoods with the greatest rates of appreciation between 2013-2016

    It’s been a fantastic month.  My son started Kindergarten.  He is doing so great, and I’m so freaking proud of him that I AM BEAMING with pride from my proverbial hilltop! Okay, okay.  Thanks for indulging my proud father moment.  Now, for interesting stuff about Austin real estate… We recently looked at how different…

Groundbreaking opportunity at The Independent in Austin

  On Monday Jen and I went to the groundbreaking for construction of the new luxury condos at The Independent.  I’ve never been to a groundbreaking before.  It amounted to a lot of people standing around mingling, along with some people with shovels who were clearly not really there to dig. While the groundbreaking itself…

What part of downtown Austin is right for you?

There are a limited number of buildings in downtown Austin and each section of downtown offers a little something different in terms of lifestyle. If you are coming from another neighborhood in Austin you might be coming downtown to have easier access to Town Lake for your morning run, or you just may want to…

We’ve come a long way! Austin History

It’s true. We’ve come a long way. Watching this video really helped me understand how far. As a guy who got here in 1971, I was surprised to learn that Austin was cool even before my arrival. (grin) Hope you enjoy the video.  

Coming soon, home on Pearl Street in Central Austin, close to UT

This 1920s home (the blue one in the photos) will be coming to market around August 1. We will probably be asking +/- $375K At any rate, it’s really awesome central austin real estate. The location so close to UT, restaurants and shops. The architecture, windows and huge-ass basement all add up to one cool…

What can I buy in downtown Austin under $350K?

What can I buy within the downtown Austin real estate market for less than $350K? The answer is: more than you might think. About one-third of the downtown market is priced under $350K right now. Four at 1800 Lavaca St. – The Greenwood Towers: It’s an older building, built in 1966, and has been known to attract…

The Milago Downtown Austin Condo’s – my thoughts

When it comes to downtown Austin condos, the Milago is nice. I like it, especially for the idea of going for a run along Lady Bird Lake but… The con’s It’s not downtown, it’s on the outskirts of downtown Austin and is a 10 minute walk to downtown. (see the little yellow dot at the…

The Nokonah high-rise in downtown Austin – my thoughts

Today I visited the Nokonah high-rise downtown Austin condos located on 9th street where it intersects with Lamar, here in Austin of course. For the most part I am not a fan and truth be told I would not buy one with my money. Mostly this is because of the location vs. the prices. Make…

Downtown Austin Real Estate and Condos

Downtown Austin is not only the capital of Texas, but it’s a driving force in the economy as well! This luxurious city has everything you could ever want: shopping, fine dining, a wide selection of homes, sports, education, outdoor activities, festivals, and more! This is the fourth largest city in Texas, which means that you have…

Central Austin Downtown Lofts – My Love Hate Relationship

The Love When downtown Austin was cleared for residential use it was a pretty exciting idea. Now when I visit with people living downtown – it’s virtually unanimous, it’s a blast (as long as you can handle the expected noise, parking issues etc) Literally you can just go down an elevator and in some cases you can…

Austin City Limits Festival in Central Austin – A new tradition?

Guess it’s time to call the ACL festival an Austin tradition. It’s been 10 years and it just keeps getting better and better. The festival just sold out (2 weeks in advance) with the exception of some 1 day passes. To give you an idea of what it’s like to be there… It’s estimated that…

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