October 2015

There are 9 blog entries for October 2015.

Courtesy of Levy ArchitectsIt seems that with each passing week more news comes in on Austin's latest entertainment district.  The North Burnet area located just five or so miles from downtown Austin, is home to some of Austin's hottest residential neighborhoods such as Allandale, Brentwood and the North campus area.  As more and more people move to the area and many businesses such as Google and Apple have their campuses just miles North restaurateurs have taken notice.

In the past couple of months some of Austin’s most beloved restaurants from pizza stalwarts Home Slice and Bufalina announcing North Burnet locations.  To award winning chef Bryce Gilmore deciding to move his restaurant Barley Swine from its South Lamar home to the area and an Austin favorite sushi empire Uchiko

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sept2015Austin-area single-family home sales and prices hit an all-time high for the month of September. Home sales increased by seven percent year-over-year to 2,603 home sales and median price increased eight percent year-over-year, reaching $258,000 in September 2015.

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “While current demand bodes well for home sales throughout the rest of year, affordability issues continue to impact Austin-area homebuyers. Fortunately, we have two strong solutions on the November ballot to help increase housing affordability and support Central Texas infrastructure growth.”

On next month’s ballot, Proposition 1 would permanently lower the cost of homeownership in Texas by raising the homestead

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ULI's national fall meetings have just concluded and their report, considered a credible barometer for real estate development and investment across all product types has concluded that Austin is the second best overall city for real estate prospects and development.  The full report is available here. 

"The Texas state capital has become a perennial favorite among survey respondents," the report states. "The 2016 outlook for all property types in Austin is well above average, but survey respondents were particularly favorable toward single-family and retail."

Austin ranked No. 1 for development across all 75 markets surveyed. It ranks No. 2 for homebuilding and No. 4 for investment.  Other Texas cities also dotted the top of the list with Dallas

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the independent austinThe Independent is a new condo development for Downtown Austin, scheduled to break ground in the fall of this year. The planned 58-story building is set to be the tallest in Austin once complete, and will have 370 residences and more than 20 different floor plans.

Ideally situated in the heart of downtown, The Independent will offer its residents an upscale, urban lifestyle, within walking distance of the diverse array of amenities that the city has to offer. 

Elegant & Contemporary Living Spaces

Residences at The Independent will blend upscale elegance and modern design for the ultimate urban living spaces. Floor plans range from one to three-bedroom options, with additional study layouts for each variation. There are more than 20 floor plans,

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Real Estate Magazine's Coverage of:
A Brokerage with a Truly International Connection

Engel & Volkers continues to expand into the North American market and they have taken some time to provide a look into their plans. Engel & Volkers' CEO and founder, Christian Volkers, still plays a major role in the direction of the company. It is rare for any international real estate brokerage to still have a President and founder that is 100 percent involved in making decisions.

"The strategy that Anthony and his team have put into place has shown results that have met and exceeded our expectations," says Volkers. "It's clear the brand fills a void by being a truly international real estate company with strong brand consistency and an active network," he

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5th and west condos5th and West is one of downtown Austin's newest condominium developments. Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017, this upscale high-rise will be the fifth tallest tower in the city.

Offering spectacular views of the downtown skyline and Capitol View Corridor, 5th & West will provide its residents with unparalleled amenities and convenience, paired with a truly urban lifestyle.

5th & West Condos: Urban Setting

The 5th & West condo development is ideally situated in the Market District of downtown Austin. The building is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars and lounges, as well as shopping and entertainment venues - perfect for the true urbanite. Residents will also be able to enjoy the array of nearby parks, pathways, and

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The FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas begins later this month on October 23-25 and along with all the action at the track Austin's vibrant city turns into a true racing town!  All weekend long, you’ll find festivities everywhere you turn, including an unforgettable post-race performance by Elton John and his full band on the new festival lawn in the Circuit's north field.  

Circuit of The Americas and POP AUSTIN are also collaborating for an even more grand race weekend. Regarded as one of the most exciting contemporary art events in central Texas, POP AUSTIN International Art Show is expanding its footprint this year to an exhibit at Circuit of The Americas. The showcase at COTA will be available for the enjoyment of

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Austin Proper
Hotel & Residences

  • 94 Residences and Penthouses
  • 2nd Street District
  • 32 Story
  • LEED Gold Registered
  • Planned Completion: Late 2017
  • McGuire Moorman Hospitality

Handel Architects and designed by Kelly Wearstler, Austin Proper Hotel and Residences scheduled to be finished in late 2017. One, two, and three bedroom condos between 850 and 2,800 sqft. The penthouses will go up to 6,000 sqft. Residents will have a plethora of amenities including a pool and spa, house keeping and the hotel services will always be an available. “We want to curate a vibe that is unique to Austin with an unrivaled sense of spirit and distinction,” Wearstler said.

1st release for Unit Reservations is happening now at Austin Proper. Contact us

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Hope 4 Minds Battle of the Bands

Hope 4 Minds fosters hope to enrich the lives of children with an acquired brain injury through support and education.


According to The Center for Head Injury Services, approximately 1 in 500 school-age children each year receive a head injury severe enough to be hospitalized.  Although families are eligible for state and federal financial support, funding is limited, and families are forced to pay for medical care on their own.  The emotional, physical and financial strain of caring for a disabled child takes an enormous toll on families.

At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational

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