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Lake Travis, and Central Texas in general, have seen the ebb and flow of lake levels over the years. In the years past we experienced drought and water supply issues that left many waterfront residents without lake access. Thanks El Niño and efforts put into place by the LCRA, Lake Travis is full again, and many Central Texas Lakes are also back to "normal."

We'd like to highlight one of our listings that has seen the drastically low lake levels experienced during the height of the drought, and has now made a full turn back to prime Austin Waterfront Real Estate.

This amazing property is currently listed at a poultry $285,000, which is a very low number when compared to other waterfront acreage, or even non-waterfront property in the Four Points

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Photo & Listing Credit: Scott Hayes of Realty Austin.

With the Austin Real Estate Market holding steady (that's an understatement), more and more new homes are being built in the area. Central Austin is widely know for it's Mid-Century Modern, Craftsman and Victorian architecture. Downtown has become the land of the high rises with more and more "cranes in the sky" every day. Then there's West Austin and the Hill Country, where the ever popular Tuscan Villa style and Texas Ranches are being replaced by Hill Country and Ultra Modern Homes. It's definitely an interesting time to be an Austenite and even more so if you're shopping for a new construction spread in West Lake Hills or perhaps an old world charmer in Hyde Park.


Israel Gutierrez

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We're all aware that Austin has been booming and continues to boom.  As time passes and the Austin Metro continues to grow, land availability continues to dwindle. This is especially true of parcels available for single family homes with lake amenities like lake views and water access on Austin's most popular lakes including Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin and Lake Travis.

For these reasons, my amazing listing which features 14 acres of untouched hill country with panoramic Lake Travis views is such a rarity. 8220 Lake Mountain Lane is available for $699,900. It is located near the famed Oasis, which boasts the best sunsets in Texas. The 14 acre residential lot is tucked away in an exclusive gated subdivision, which features Leander ISD schools, prime

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Everyone has their reasons for buying a home. Some prefer to live in the lap of luxury and be on the water. Waterfront Real Estate in Austin is a hot commodity and does not come cheap, but for those that can afford it, there are some amazing waterfront homes to pick from. This particular home on Oestrick which recently came back on the market, is special because of the acreage and family history. It's belonged for one family for generations and is perched on a quiet bank with easy topography and lake access. With 300 feet of frontage on Lake Austin and over 10,000 square feet of living space, this is truly a dream home. This Austin mansion has been featured in the Wall Street Journal in additional to other large publications. For more information on this

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Here are our top three ways to start saving smarter compliments of the Austin Institute of Real Estate.

1)  Cut Cost by Cutting Space

Going out to eat can be a strain on your budget, but may not be the only thing you need to consider reducing. Downsizing from one home to a home with one less room can reduce your rent significantly. Not interested in relocating? Consider a roommate. Nobody ever uses the guest bedroom anyway, right? However you decide to reduce your space, remember it will increase your budget!

2)  Make it Automatic

Having trouble finding the strength to put money aside? Then don’t even think about it. Ask your payroll department if you can set up an automatic transfer of a percentage from your pay check to be deposited into

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We've been able to partner with a great custom home builder in Liberty Hill to bring you some amazing deals on new homes. Stonewall Estates features acreage sites and currently there are two Bellaheim homes available in the neighborhood. For more information contact Israel Gutierrez, listing agent, at (512) 299-3809 or stonewall@austinhomeshop.com.

You can also click on the image below to get more info on the properties.


Israel Gutierrez
Broker Associate, Realtor®, BPOR, GREEN
512/299-3809 Direct

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Austin's economy ranked No. 1 in the country 


  • Austin is the number one economy out of 102 cities measured by The Business Journals’ On Numbers monthly report.

  • Austin has been the strongest market of all the cities, occupying first place nine times in 15 months and never finishing lower than third.

  • Austin has added 67,800 private-sector jobs during the past five years, an increase of 11.0 percent. No other market has grown faster than 8 percent.

  • Austin scored an 83.9 out of 100 based on 18 economic factors

  • With an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent and five-year wages growth from October 2008 through October 2013 of nearly 15 percent, Austin had held first place for eight of the first 10 months in

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Craftsman Style Homes

There are many architectural styles found throughout Austin. From modern homes to old bungalows. The bungalow style, which can be synonymous to Craftsman style, can be found in many older neighborhoods in the Austin area including Hyde Park, Travis Heights and Tarrytown. 

Some newer neighborhoods and builders have made their attempts at reviving the Craftsman style, and none have accomplished it better than the Fairwayview Homes in The Reserve at Twin Creeks. Twin Creeks is the only golf club in Cedar Park and it features a few of these Craftsman style gems including this home which is currently available. Click the photo to view additional photos and property details.

If you want to make it yours just call Israel

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Sonoma is located near the Dell campus in Round Rock and is one of the more sought after neighborhoods in the area. This home is located on an easy access street and feautes a flexible floor plans with multiple bedrooms on the main floor and an additional bedroom and flex space upstairs. Whether you require single story living or need six bedrooms, this is the home for you. For more information about this property, contact Israel Gutierrez at israel@austinhomeshop.com or (512) 299-3809 to schedule a private viewing. A great price for Sonoma, Round Rock living!


Israel Gutierrez
Broker Associate, Realtor®, BPOR, GREEN
512/299-3809 Direct

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