March 2015

Found 6 blog entries for March 2015.

pemberton heights homeA classic farmhouse in the community of Pemberton Heights, Natalie Maines’ former Austin home has been sold to new owners. For seven years, it was home to the Dixie Chicks singer and her husband Adrian Pasdar—well-known for his roles in Agents of SHEILD and Heroes—and their children. Maines and Pasdar also recently sold their New York condo.

The home has a rich history. Built in the 1930s, the farmhouse has been expanded to almost five thousand square feet, and each room has a unique take on rustic modernity. It’s not uncommon to find similar homes in Pemberton Heights, a heritage district developed in the late 1920s that has graced the pages of home décor magazines and attracted the successful since its initial construction.

The $1.82 million sale

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Buyers are prepping their home checklists and flagging their favorite listings. Spring is here and the home hunting season is about to get well under way. So if you’re a seller, how should you be getting ready for the season? You’ll certainly want to take advantage of the budding buyers and ensure that your Austin home hits the nail on the head!

Homes typically don’t sell on one factor alone; rather they win over the hearts of buyers by presenting the ideal combination of home, location, and deal.

spring home selling tipsThe Home

While you may not be living in your home for much longer, the classic spring clean is still an essential, if not even more so than before. Kick off the warmer weather by busting out your sponges, mops, and cleaners. Work your way from top to

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things to do in austinAustin’s mega event kicks off this week, and with the sheer volume of events across the city, you may be feeling a little jam-packed. No need to hide indoors to avoid the madness. Instead, if you're looking for things to do this weekend other than the festival, read on.

Austin SOUP

This one’s slated to become a monthly staple on the Austin roster, with the premier event launching this Saturday. The idea behind SOUP is to provide a collaborative space for community initiative pitching. The launch is linked to SXSW, hence the apt timing, but its small scale and local focus will be a great launching pad for homegrown innovation. Anyone looking to give back to the community, be it through art, services, or technology, can present their four minute pitch

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sustainable housing austinAustin has been a hot spot of sustainability in housing for years, so it’s no surprise that the area has yet to buck the trend. From eco-driven developments to initiatives like Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore, going green has been a focal point not only for many Austinites, but also local colleges, builders, and DIYers. Here’s a couple of the latest strokes of sustainability in the city.

The TreeHouse

Rooted in the genius of environmental consultant Jason Ballard, TreeHouse is an awareness- and education-based hardware store. Although the term hardware store doesn’t do this Austin company justice. Home improvement workshops, discussions with product providers, and even private consults all work in concert to educate home builders and owners on

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realsavvy austinAny Pinterest user would be quick to tell you how handy the site is. They probably have boards galore, whether for recipes, DIY home improvement, or everything in between. In fact, the platform has become something of a phenomenon, taking ecommerce by storm. It drives an astonishing amount of sales each year and boasts a total of 70 million users.

Where Pinterest hasn’t been as successful is in real estate. Sure many home buyers pin ideal homes, home décor ideas, and tips for buying, but current listings rarely factor into the mix. Agents use Pinterest for their real estate business, although it’s usually for brand presence and pinning helpful tools for their clients.

Only now is home search with a similar model becoming a reality. Homegrown Austin

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affordable homes in austinHome prices are on the rise and the city is booming. Jobs are plentiful thanks to the strong tech sector, evidence of which we saw in a recent survey that had Austin topping the rankings and beating out other tech giants such as San Francisco. That being said, the housing market is following suit. It's more difficult for families and young professionals to find affordable housing, without having to sacrifice lifestyle.

The growth spurred by the strong tech industry presence has created more demand in the market, but with the right leads, you can find a home that works for you. Here are a few options for affordable homes for any buyer.

For Families

Moving your family to the Austin area? Your options include all of the surrounding communities and

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