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Entries from January 2011

Sales of downtown condos rose in 2010

January 27th, 2011

Since 2009, the sale of condos in downtown Austin has risen by 50 percent, while prices remainded almost identical to 2009 rates. More than 2,000 new condo units have been built in downtown over the past ten years. Some experts predicted that the condo market in Austin would take a strong hit in response to […]

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Tags: Austin condos · Austin Real Estate

Bouldin Creek community disputes proposed zoning changes

January 19th, 2011

Members of the Bouldin Creek community are currently involved in a dispute with developers who want to erect a 96-foot-tall building on an undeveloped lot on Barton Springs Road. Currently, the community has a neighborhood plan that limits the height of buildings to 60 feet. However, last week the Austin City Council approved the first […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent

Austin number 8 on list of top searched real estate markets

January 13th, 2011

According to counts from a leading real estate search site, Austin is among the top ten most searched real estate markets in the U.S., coming in at number eight on the list. The cities with the highest number of real estate searches included Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Antonio, Miami, Phoenix, San Diego, Austin, […]

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Tags: Austin condos · Austin homes · Austin Real Estate

Frost Bank Tower receivies LEED-Gold certification

January 5th, 2011

The Frost Bank Tower has recently become the first highrise building in downtown Austin to receive a LEED-Gold certification. The LEED certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a third-party verification that recognizes structures and communities that were designed and constructed to improve efficiency and decrease environmental impact. LEED provides a flexible framework […]

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Tags: Austin environment · Austin real estate sale