Archive Monthly Archives: July 2005

Austin Condo Tower To Spring Up

Spring Condos Downtown Austin

From the Austin Statesman
Friday, July 29, 2005

A dramatic change is coming to Austin’s skyline, with plans under way for a $60 million condominium high-rise that would tower 36 stories over downtown Austin’s southwestern edge.

Developers expect to start construction in about a year on the tower, at West Third and Bowie streets.
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Simon Drops Retail Dreams for Bastrop and Buda

BASTROP, Texas (statesman.com)
Plans to develop 700,000 to one million square feet of retail, entertainment and restaurants in Bastrop and a one million-square-foot outdoor regional mall in Buda have changed. Simon Property Group has scraped its plans and let options to buy land in these areas expire because of timing issues.
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Home Sales Smash National Records, Prices Lift Off

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of Beautiful New Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Realtor.org) – “Just when you think sales activity is ready to settle into a more sustainable pace, the housing market continues to surprise,” says David Lereah chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales surpassed market expectations and reached another record in June. Home sales were expected to slow from their recent fast pace.
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Home Building in Austin Surges

Downtown Austin Real Estate Boom

Job gains, low interest rates and relocations help send starts to an all-time high

By Kate Miller Morton
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Continued low interest rates, strong job growth and a healthy appetite for new houses from both local and out-of-town buyers spurred Austin-area builders to start work on a record number of houses in the past year.

Builders started 13,611 homes in the 12 months that ended in June, an all-time high, according to market research firm Metrostudy. Five years ago, with the tech industry still booming, the figure was 5 percent lower.
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Keller Williams Real Estate Agents Demonstrate ‘Extreme’ Volunteerism

KW Agents Volunteer

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. (Friday, July 22, 2005)

In keeping with Keller Williams Realty International’s mission to build lives worth living, a dedicated group of associates from the Clarksville, Tenn., market center put their busy schedules on hold to ensure an injured Iraq war veteran could live a better life – in the comfort of a brand-new home. More than 60 Clarksville associates and their families worked through five days and four nights to help construct a new house for Army Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez and his family as part of the ABC television hit show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago