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Keep on top of the latest happenings in the Austin real estate scene. Whether it's the latest developments or market reports - you'll find it all here.

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Residential Series: Why Spring is the Best Time to List Your Home

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 11:55am. 141 Views, 0 Comments.

Spring-cleaning doesn’t have to mean just de-cluttering your hallway closet.  Spring signals fresh beginnings, new approaches, and growth.  Spring is considered to be the best time to list your home, and the statistics don’t lie: 39 percent of homes listed between March 21 and June 20 in the past five years went under contract within 30 days and 15 percent of them sold for more than list price.  Here are a few reasons why spring truly is the best time to list your home:

  1. Curb appeal.  Curb appeal is often cited as the most important factor in selling a home.  After all, you can never redo a first impression.  In the springtime, you can show all that the exterior of your home has to offer.  Out of the cold and rain, people will be much more

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Residential Series: How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 5:23pm. 247 Views, 0 Comments.

There are several things you can (and should!) do to maximize your home’s full potential before putting it on the market.  Here’s what we recommend:

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of a first impression.  Most likely, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. Curb appeal is vital!  Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. Entryways are also important, and should be as welcoming as possible—including a bench, flowers, artwork and even maybe cookies will make buyers feel at home right away!
  2. Be ready to show at any time.  From the moment you start showing your home, keep it maintained and ready for a showing at any time.  Showings can be last minute, and it’s a good idea

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 4:51pm. 178 Views, 0 Comments.

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Downtown Development Digest: The Arnold

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 10:26am. 284 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
The Arnold

Transwestern Development Co. recently announced their plan to develop a mixed-use project on a 4.2-acre site at the intersection of E. 6th St. and Comal. Formerly the Arnold Oil Co. site, the land will now be occupied by two buildings cumulatively totaling 446,000 SF.

Expected to be completed by January 2016, the first building will be composed of 94,500 SF of Class A office space. Houston-based Kirksey Architecture exclusively designed the office building. 

The second building will house 346 apartments and 9,600 SF of specialty retail space. Addison-based Wilder Belshaw Architects exclusively designed the residential building “The Arnold.” Expected to be completed by July 2016, the

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Downtown Development Digest: JW Marriott Austin + Updates

Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 12:05pm. 1,271 Views, 0 Comments.


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America’s largest JW Marriott, and Austin’s largest hotel, is set to open earlier than projected! Now 75% complete, the hotel is scheduled to open in February of 2015. With it’s superb location on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street, just 15 miles from the airport, and two blocks from the convention center, in addition to an immense amount of meeting space (more than 112,000 square feet + 42 individual breakout rooms), the digs are destined to be an ideal hub for local and business travelers. 

With 1,012 rooms, including three Presidential Suites, three Hospitality Suites, and 24 Executive Suites, the hotel will definitely not be short on space.

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 2.13-2.15

Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 11:25am. 257 Views, 0 Comments.

 Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 2.13-2.15


What: Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
When: Sunday, February 15th, at 7:00 a.m.
Where: The Start Line is located at the 100 Block of Congress Avenue at W. 2nd St.
Why: It’s a runner’s paradise. The course runs through some of Austin’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. Highlights include the Hyde Park neighborhood, Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the University of Texas campus, the State Capitol and Congress Avenue. This exciting event in the “Live Music Capitol of the World” features more than 30 Austin bands to keep you entertained throughout the course.



What: The

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Downtown Development Digest: Athenahealth

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 1:56pm. 418 Views, 0 Comments.

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Only one year ago, Watertown, Massachusetts-based Athenahealth announced its intent to expand its research and development operations in Austin, Texas. The company projected a total capital investment of $13 million it its new Research & Development (R&D) Center, a 110,000 SF facility in the former Seaholm Power Plant. With this new R&D facility, Athenahealth's existing 70 Austin-based employees are forecasted to grow to 600 in the next ten years, with a significant acquisition of local talent to fill high-paying software developer roles (with an average wage of $132,085). 

Athenahealth provides cloud-based services that connect healthcare providers with information

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Downtown Development Digest: Waller Park Place

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 1:53pm. 485 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development
Waller Park Place

Waller Park Place is a new office, hotel, apartment, and condominium tower coming to the corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez. The project is being developed by The Sutton Company in partnership with McCourt Global and Guggenheim Partners.

 Located on the North side of the property, the office tower will reach 26 stories, offering 312,000 SF of leasable office space and 35,000 SF of leasable retail space. Nestled into the middle of the property at “the point,” 339 upscale apartment units will be housed in a 45-story tower. The South end of the property is reserved for a 53-story, 200+ room hotel and condo building. Inside the third tower, another four to five stories of restaurants, bars, and

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Downtown Development Digest: The Independent

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 2:02pm. 455 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest
The Independent

Last month brought an exciting new announcement for the Austin community. The Independent, a condo tower to be built at the intersection of 3rd and West (formerly the Energy Control Center) was announced. The new landmark in our Austin skyline is expected to be the tallest structure in Austin. A recent Austin Buisiness Journal article details the recent history of the site: “The project is part of the complicated redevelopment of several adjacent properties that had been owned by the city — the Seaholm Power Plant, Green Water Treatment Plant, and the Austin Energy site. Seaholm and Green Water are in the midst of most of the downtown building action.” (Jan Buccholz of the Austin Buisiness

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Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Zaza

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 11:58am. 591 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest
Hotel Zaza

Hotel Zaza is officially joining the lineup of new downtown Austin hotels. The management group, Z Resorts Management LLC, is creating a a 24-story hotel, complete with two restaurants, a bar, conference rooms, and private residences on top with rooftop pool.  Z Resorts Management is a Texas-based company that already has luxury boutique hotels in Houston and Dallas. They are coming to the Austin marketplace as a veteran of niche markets. 

“ZaZa will join other hotels under construction downtown, including the 1,012-room JW Marriott convention hotel, a Westin hotel and the Hotel Van Zandt.” Says Shonda Novak, of American Statesman. With the JW Marriot slated for a grand opening on February

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