Just Sold Olympic Heights beauty in Austin

Olympic Heights Olympic Heights is a South Austin community located in zip code 78748.  Located between Brodie Lane and Manchaca Road, just north of Frate Barker, Olympic Heights is an 800 home planned community developed by DR Horton.  Amenities include a dog park, jogging trail, and community pool. Continue reading

Sold 8214 Gallatin Drive Austin

8214 Gallatin Drive, Austin

Investor, remodel or just live in it as-is. No HOA. 1980’s finishes. Ceramic tile flooring throughout main living areas. HV/AC (2009). Southwest Austin home located on neighborhood street, less than 2 miles to Oak Hill shopping including HEB and eateries. Less than 4 miles to Seton, AMD and NXP. Fenced backyard. Windmill Run neighborhood park features nature trail, picnic tables and playscapes. Continue reading

Sold 5809 West Gate BLVD #A, Austin, TX 78745

5809 West Gate BLVD #A Austin, TX 78745

South Austin 78745 single-story duplex-style condo in pocket community about 1 mile from West Gate shopping & eateries and Garrison Park. Features: Hollywood style bath & walk-in closet in master. Updates include: living area carpet (2015), laminate wood floors in dining area (2015), Hot water heater (2015), dishwasher (2015) Low E double pane windows in bedrooms (2015). Detached carport enclosed on 3-sides & offers extra storage. Parking space next to carport. Patio with fenced backyard. Continue reading

Home Sold in Shiloh l South Austin 78745

Shiloh Austin, TXJust sold in the Shiloh neighborhood in South Austin. Sweet single story charmer on a tree lined street lets the sunshine in. Great layout offers: Large living room with fireplace, plenty of  cabinetry and sprawling granite counters in kitchen, separate dining area, with access to outdoor deck and fenced in backyard.

2716 Cameron Loop, Austin Texas 78745

2716 Cameron Loop features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car-garage. Extra details
include silestone counters in baths, laminate and tile flooring throughout along
with surround sound.

Shiloh South Austin 78745

2716 Cameron Loop was built in 1982 and is just under 1,400 square feet. 2716
Cameron Loop is located zip code 78745, in the popular South Austin neighborhood
called Shiloh, with a park located across the street.

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

Beyond Austin’s City Limits

490 W Overlook Mountain RoadI held an open house in Elliott Ranch last week, which is located in the City of Buda. About 25 people toured the home which was a pretty strong showing for a 2-hour open house right in the middle of Sunday football.

Buda borders Austin on its southern end, so some visitors were not even aware they had left the city limits. The mindset of many people who live in Central Texas is that Buda is a suburb in South Austin.

Austin Real Estate and Beyond

From a market perspective, Buda is considered part of the greater Austin area and has been experiencing the same growth challenges and low inventory of homes for sale. Buda is an area I reference, along with Kyle, Dripping Springs, Manor and Cedar Park when I talk about how Austin is growing up and growing out. Buda offers buyers a little more for their money when compared to Austin. The dollar goes further in Buda, offering a larger home, maybe a newer home and/or larger lot size for buyers when compared to the City of Austin.

Featured Home: 490 W Overlook Mountain Road, Buda Texas

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.5 baths
  • 2,566 square feet (tax record)
  • 2.269 acres
  • in-ground pool
  • fire pit
  • 3-car garage

Located in the gated community of Elliott Ranch