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Sunday, January 27, 2008

For Sale 303 Hensley Dr., Austin $449,000

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video of my luxury home listing in Lakeway at Ridge at Alta Vista. The innovative real estate agent strikes again!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Luxury Condominiums in Round Rock

More and more new condominiums are being built in downtown Austin. Is it because the land is becoming more expensive? I just think that we are becoming busier with our work and family demands that we have less time to upkeep our home and surrounding areas.

New Luxury Condominiums have come to Round Rock. The Retreat at Town Centre which is conveniently located in the heart of Round Rock, only about 2 miles from Dell is what Round Rock needs. The Retreat is surrounded by businesses such as Dell Computers (their headquarters), Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials, and is next to a Shopping Center, and easily accessible to I-35 and Hwy 45. Just north is the Round Rock Premium Outlets, and Ikea; south is The Domain Shopping Center and The Gateway Shopping Center.

Everyone who works hard all day deserves to come home to a gated community who offers amenities such as a resort style pool and hot tub, exercise room, gorgeous clubhouse to hand and meet neighbors. Inside your condominium are standard luxuries usually found in luxury custom homes such as granite countertops in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, stainless steel sink, bronze hardware, elegant lighting, crown molding, glass shower doors, recessed lighting, birch cabinetry and more. The Retreat offers 4 floor plans: one bedroom with one car garage for $129,500; two bedrooms with one car garage for $149,500; two bedrooms with gameroom and two car garage for $169,500; and a three bedroom with two car garage for $184,500. Visit for more information.

Give me a call to arrange an appointment to view the model condominiums. Come home to the new luxury condominiums of The Retreat.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

December 2007 Lake Travis ISD Sales up 5%

I just ran the residential sales statistics under Lake Travis ISD for December 2007 and found that sales were 5% higher than December 2006! That is not just good news but GREAT news! Looking at the stats for the entire Austin MLS area, sales are down 24% from last December. But if you look at the sales for the entire 2007 in Austin and compare to the 2006 sales, sales are down only 8%.

This week, our mortgage speaker, Land Mortgage, announced that the 30 year fixed rates are 5.875% (with 20% down payment) and the 15 year fixed rate is at 4.875% I remember these rates 2 years ago, that is just awesome. I surely hope that this is a good sign for our economy and for real estate related businesses. Stay tuned and I will keep you updated.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Austin Ranks #39 as Fun Cities in 50 markets

Austin Business Journal reports that Austin ranks as # 39 under Fun Cities. Unsurprisingly, New York City tops the list of America's top fun places. That's because of the variety of recreation and entertainment available in the Big Apple. I know for a fact that my husband and I would escape our home (back then) in Long Island and spend our afternoons in the city, to dine and watch a musical on Broadway. Bizjournals has collected statistics and based on a bunch of factors, came up with this list.

With Austin's shopping, arts and musical background, golf, sailing/water recreation, I am surprised we didn't rank higher. But check out the first link above to see how we scored in several of their categories.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Austin #7 Best Housing Market

Here's the good news I've promised, you've been waiting for so long!

Business Week has reported that Austin/Round Rock, TX has ranked #7 as the Best housing market of third quarter across the US. The best in terms of price appreciation compared to this time last year (a 9.67% appreciation in one year or 28.82% in 5 years). So for you buyers out there, don’t wait any longer. Don’t you want to be a new homeowner by the time Austin ranks #1? Call me and let’s get started on your home search. 2008 is finally here!