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Last week I spent a bit of time downtown for work and play. For work, I showed some condos in the Posada Del Rey condominium community at 505 W 7th Street. If you haven’t heard of this community, that is partially due to its small size and has units available for lease more frequently than for purchase. While searching for parking, I circumnavigated the old Extended Stay Hotel, which will be the home of the new 6 X Guadalupe tower at 400 W 6th Street. This will be a mixed-use tower comprised of office spaces, 349 residences and ground floor retail. After driving around in a circle for a bit, realizing my parking karma wasn’t with me that day – I settled on a parking garage. Continue reading

Halloween Treats in Austin 2015

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Zombies, Stormtroopers and Minions unite! Halloween in Austin is always a big day for kiddos and the young at heart.  This year it is going to be huge.  Not only is Halloween on a Saturday, but Comic Con in Austin will also be taking place as well.  Drivers need to be extra careful of bands of pedestrians like a zombie horde in The Walking Dead.

Trick-or-Treating in Austin

If you watch The Walking Dead, a band of survivors are currently living in the Alexandria Safe Zone, which is an ideal representation of a community for trick-or-treating.  The homes are situated on a low-traffic street and set within close proximity to one another, not unlike Austin neighborhoods such as Circle C, Legend Oaks, Cherry Creek, Barton Hills, Crestview, Tarrytown and Plum Creek in Kyle.  Halloween is all about time management.  Kids look for the most houses they can visit in the least amount of time.

Austin Events

In addition to candy collecting, night owls will be enjoying an evening parade in East Austin and the annual Zombie Ball downtown.

If you are: a pedestrian — stay safe, a driver — stay alert or home living in a zombie prone community — have candy.

1814 Village Oak Court, Austin TX 78704

1814 Village Oak Ct-MLS_Size-001-Front yardUnder contract but accepting back-up offers, 1814 Village Oak Court in Austin’s trendy 78704 zip code offers an ideal balance of living in a suburban area while enjoying the convenience of an urban lifestyle.

SoLa district in Austin 78704

Austin’s 78704 zip code is home to hot spots like Zilker Park, the ZACH Topfer Theatre, the Long Center and Town Lake Hike & Bike Trail. 1814 Village Oak Court is located in the SoLA district of 78704, where South Lamar local favorites include The Broken Spoke, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a variety of retail and eateries.
1814 Village Oak Ct Austin, TX 78704This South Lamar area beauty features a well-balanced floor plan, soaring ceiling in living area, 3-sided fireplace borders living and dining, bonus loft space upstairs perfect for home office, cherry wood floors, cherry cabinets, island kitchen w/ granite counters, masonry siding, 3-sided wood burning fireplace, crown molding, flagstone patio, fenced backyard and no home owner’s association.

1814 Village Oak Court Austin, TX 78704

• 3 bedrooms
• 2.5 baths
• 2,002 sq. ft (tax records)
• Year built: 2004
• 1 car attached garage
• loft/study space
• fenced backyard with flagstone patio and deck
• 2nd floor deck
• cul-de-sac street

ML# 1584727

711 E 50th Street, Austin TX 78751

711 E 50th Street

711 E 50th Street

Hyde Park duplex listing in Central Austin. It is conveniently located between The Triangle and Mueller, just 3 miles North of UT. The floor plan and location may appeal to owner occupant, mother-daughter or roommates.

Hyde Park Location

Both units feature hardwood floors, with separate utilities for gas and electric. Each unit has its own utility room washers and dryers. The property is set on a large lot and tree-lined street. Unit A is a 2 bedroom / 2 bath, unit B is a 1 bedroom 1 bath. The house was built in 1950. It is 1,789 square feet (appraiser).

  • Single Story
  • Space for multiple car parking
  • Storage sheds convey
  • Refrigerators, washers and dyers convey
  • List Price:  $415,000

Tarrytown Austin 78703

Tarry Town is located in Central Austin.  Tarry Town is an ideal neighborhood for people who seek a convenient location to central attractions like the downtown area and Zilker Park.  Tarry Town also offers local access to Lake Austin, popular eateries along Lake Austin and a local golf course.

Tarry Town, Tarrytown and Tarrytown Oaks Location

There are 3 subdivisions that area commonly referred to as Tarry Town, simply because they neighbor one another and are located in the same area.  All Tarry Town subdivisions are located just north of Enfield Road, West of the MoPac Expressway and East of Lake Austin.  Tarrytown, Tarrytown and Tarrytown Oaks are all located within the 78703 zip code.

Homes for Sale in the Tarrytown Area

Homes in Tarrytown vary in style and include everything from bungalow, traditional and mid-century modern. The variety of home styles is part of the appeal in this neighborhood.  Tarry Town doesn’t have a cookie cutter feeling, like some neighborhoods have. Homes for Sale in Tarry Town, Tarrytown and Tarry Town Oaks can be viewed on my Tarrytown page.

Tarry Town, Tarrytown and Tarry Town Oaks Austin Market Data

There are 8 active single family houses for sale right now. There are 11 pending houses and 8 homes have sold in the last 90 days.  The average price of an active single family house in Tarrytown, Tarrytown Oaks and Tarry Town is $711,600.  The average size of a home is 2,488 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

The Tarrytown area is comprised of many micro subdivisions not mentioned here. New subdivisions were created as the area developed.   One of the largest is Brown Herman.  My advice to anyone looking in the area is to have a customized map search created, this way nothing will be missed.