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Top 7 Tips for Buying New Construction Homes - 05/26/07 11:37 AM
New home communities are more popular than ever! With good reason – new home builders are using popular, open floor-plans, including appliances, sod, and blinds, and helping make it easier than ever to get into a new home with little or no money. New home transactions typically seem a lot easier, as well. If a buyer chose to, they could get through a new home transaction without contacting anyone except the on-site sales agent! However, this would open you up to HUGE losses. Take these simple steps to protect yourself in a new home transaction, and to ensure that yours is (1 comments)
Round Rock Texas Real Estate Profile - 05/26/07 11:01 AM
Round Rock, Texas, conveniently located just north of Austin, is a superlative place to relocate. Whether you are looking for a fabulous place to live or whether you want a progressive place to super-charge your career, Round Rock has it all. Round Rock offers a highly educated workforce, a very business-friendly culture, and easy access to major corporations such as Dell, Inc., who choose to call Round Rock home. If you want to enjoy a superior lifestyle, Round Rock also offers quiet and clean residential streets, beautiful homes, outstanding schools, and a high standard of living. Round Rock Means a High (0 comments)
Austin Real Estate Profiles: Hyde Park - 05/26/07 10:59 AM
Today one of the most densely populated urban areas in Austin, Hyde Park actually got its start as a streetcar suburb known as Shadow Lawn. In 1891, Col. Monroe Martin Shipe developed the area, introducing a large artificial lake and building a home on the former horse track that had been used by the State Fair of Texas earlier in the century. The rich history of the region can be seen in Shipe’s former home, now the The Shipe House and in other museums and historical homes, such as the Elisabet Ney Museum. Although the lake has long since been (0 comments)
Austin Texas Neighborhood Profiles: Tarrytown - 05/26/07 10:54 AM
While it may be difficult to choose from all of Austin, Texas communities in order to pinpoint the one that is most prestigious and most historic, few would argue that Tarrytown is definitely a contender. In fact, many residents would argue passionately that there are many things that in fact do make Tarrytown the most esteemed and the most richly storied in the area. Close to Austin’s downtown, Tarrytown is a neighborhood of businesspeople, politicians, artists and professionals. There are not many businesses in this part of Austin, but you’ll certainly find a stunning park and plenty to see and do. (0 comments)
Austin Real Estate Profiles: Westlake Hills - 05/26/07 10:52 AM
Many home buyers first consider Westlake Hills for its prestigious educational district, but once buyers come to the area to actually look at homes, they fall in love with this Texas town. That’s because Westlake Hills, located on MoPac (Loop 1) and Highway 360 (the Capital of Texas Highway), near Austin, is a Texas community with plenty to offer. Many Westlake Hills have million-dollar views of hills and canyons and the streets here are clean and safe. While Westlake Hills is only 6 miles west of downtown Austin, it often seems more than a world away. While residents of urban (0 comments)
Austin Real Estate Profiles: Cat Mountain - 05/26/07 10:49 AM
Cat Mountain, Texas is a gorgeous community along 2222, above the skyline of Austin. With stunning views and a high standard of living, Cat Mountain offers something for even the most discriminating home buyer. While keeping residents away from the hustle and congestion of an urban center, Cat Mountain offers all the amenities of a global urban center such as Austin. If real estate is all about location, location, and location, Cat Mountain real estate is situated in a premiere area. Conveniently a few minutes drive from the 360 bridge, downtown Austin, the Arboretum, and Westlake, Cat Mountain offers the best (0 comments)
Austin Texas Neighborhood Profiles: Davenport Ranch - 05/26/07 10:45 AM
Davenport Ranch is an exclusive Austin Texas community located on the beautiful Westlake peninsula. Just west and south of Lake Austin and directly east of Loop 360, or Capital of Texas Highway, Davenport Ranch is very conveniently located. The community has expanded each year, especially since the construction of Loop 360 and the Pennybacker Bridge in 1983. Today, residents of the community enjoy exceptional shopping and recreation opportunities that were once only available to much larger neighborhoods. At the same time, careful planning and development have ensured that the community remains safe, clean, and pleasant to live in. First developed in (0 comments)
Austin Real Estate Profiles: Steiner Ranch - 05/26/07 10:28 AM
Located only 15 minutes west of downtown Austin, Steiner Ranch is a community that combines excellent location with exceptional living. Steiner Ranch is situated on the shores of both Lake Austin and Lake Travis, so Steiner Ranch real estate often offers superior views as well as easy access to some of the best water recreation in the area. The community is also home to some fabulous homes that many homebuyers vie for. Whether you want to enjoy naturally stunning views or great home value, Steiner Ranch is a great option when you are in the market for a new home. Steiner (0 comments)
Austin Texas Neighborhood Profiles: Scofield Farms - 05/26/07 10:23 AM
The history of the Scofield Farms community provides an important clue as to why this neighborhood is considered to be one of the most coveted in the Austin area. Development of the community began in the 1980s, when a small number of cozy 1200-1600 square foot houses were built. By the early 1990s, building continued with different builders. This new phase of development centered around larger homes of 1500 to over 3500 square feet. By the end of development in the area, D.R. Horton became involved in the project, building high-end townhomes. The result is a well-designed and carefully planned community (0 comments)
Austin Texas Neighborhood Profiles: Rollingwood - 05/26/07 10:20 AM
Bordered by Town Lake, MoPac Boulevard, Westlake, and Zilker Park, Rollingwood could not be in a better location. Although literally just a walk from Austin’s downtown, the community is also designed to be separate from the city and so offers the tranquility, cleanliness, and safety of a suburban community. It’s not hard to see why this community of approximately 1 300 residents forms, along with West Lake Hills, one of the most desirable locations in Texas. Homebuyers go gaga over Rollingwood for a few simple reasons. Many love the housing selection. Rollingwood was built from the 1960s through the 1980s. A (0 comments)
Austin Real Estate Profiles: Highland Hills - 05/26/07 10:18 AM
Highland Hills, Texas is located between 2222 and Far West, in MLS area 1A. This superb community offers wonderfully maintained and designed properties, clean streets, and a real sense of close community. Highland Hills is perfect for homebuyers hoping to raise a family or for house buyers looking for great living and close access to amazing career opportunities. Just 5 minutes by car from the shopping, dining, and career options that downtown Austin offers, Highland Hills is within easy access of Lake Austin, which is only a 5 minute commute away. Beautiful Lake Travis is only a 15 minute drive away (0 comments)
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