Open House Today at 3005 E 17th St, Austin, TX, 78702

Come by my Open House at 3005 East 17th Street from 11-2 on Saturday. This
home, in the McKinley Neighborhood, is a unique new build in an established
East Austin neighborhood! I think this is the most charming home and it’s
waiting for you. It has easy access to IH35, and I love that it’s right accross
from UT and all it’s sports and amenities as well as from Downtown with it’s
businesses, Government and nightlife. The Metro Rail connection is even

This home has mature trees that keep the house shaded in this Texas heat we
have going right now. And the home comes complete with window treatments!
It’s just one of those little savings you don’t think about until your moving in
and you have to cover those windows. This home is perfect for families or
students. You can look to purchase for yourself or as an investor.

The home has beautiful arched doorways inside and an arched peek through
from the kitchen to dinning area that adds to it’s charm. The laminate wood
floors in the dinning and family areas upgrade the home. The master bath has
up-to-date detailing in the light fixtures and the shower head as well as the
tile. The kitchen has beautiful cabinetry, a microwave and stove/oven
and dishwasher and has a decorative pattern of tile on the floor, which is
another small touch that makes this home even more yours. Please come by and
see me for your personal tour on Saturday or call me for your own special
showing at 660-9655.


Our New Listing at 5308 Agatha, Austin, TX 78724

Team Ensor has recently listed 5308 Agatha in East Austin’s popular Agave community.  Agave Homes in East Austin are ultra-modern, and are built with energy efficient features such as a tankless water heater, cinder-block construction, and much more.

For a private showing of 5308 Agatha with Austin MLS #5655883 , contact Susanna Orr today.

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Mueller – A Fine Example of New Urbanism

Here in Texas, we love our cars. Many of us practically live in them, as we drive from home to work to school and many other places each and every day.  However, some of us don’t love the time spent sitting in traffic and at red lights, or the feeling of isolation that sometimes occurs in suburban neighborhoods that are nearly deserted during the weekdays when everyone is off at work.

Add to this the green movement that is gaining momentum as communities become more socially conscious of their impact on the earth, and what we get is neighborhoods growing out of the new urbanism movement. Mueller is a great example of new urbanism.

 What is New Urbanism?

It’s a lot of things, but in a nutshell it’s a way of life that doesn’t involve getting in your car, because everything you could possibly need or want is within a short walk from where you live. The streets and sidewalks are scenic and pedestrian-friendly. Retail shops are mixed with commercial, office and residential structures. There are green spaces,  pools  and playgrounds,  and all are built around a town center concept. Neighborliness, community self-sustainability and green building are promoted in the architecture and design of the neighborhood. This is what Mueller in East Austin offers.

 Home Affordability Program

In addition, Mueller’s developers, along with other foundations, have created a Home Affordability Program which allows qualified individuals  who might otherwise be unable to afford to live here the opportunity to own a home in Mueller. The use of green building, which is being incorporated in everything from infrastructure to housing, also promotes affordability through lower utility and energy bills.

Walkability is key also, which Mueller offers in spades with Dell Children’s Hospital, the impending arrival of the Austin Children’s Museum, and what is rumored to become a full-service HEB fashioned after its Central Market Design. 

 What’s Selling In Mueller

The homes that are selling in Mueller right now range from about 1800 square feet up to 3600 square feet and are priced  from the mid $300’s  to $900,000.  Builders in the neighborhood  include David Weekly Homes, Standard Pacific and Muskin.  One of the most outstanding and innovative builders in Mueller is locally-based Streetman Homes, which year after year has garnered impressive awards including Best Green Builder and Best Product Design.  Their model home at 2300 Tom Miller Drive should be included in any tour of the area.  It’s energy-efficient, gorgeous, creatively designed, and very unique. 

The next time you’re sitting in traffic along I35 North near the Airport Road exit, take a detour to Mueller and spend a little time strolling the greenbelt that surrounds the development and was designed and is currently maintained by the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center.  Also don’t miss the still-standing and soon to be restored control tower, and one of the original wood hangars in place from its airport days. 

Mueller Development, shaping up to be one of the most vibrant and progressive urban village concept communities that Central Texas real estate has to offer, is a must-see for any newcomer to the area or current Austin suburbanite looking for a place closer to town.


Featured Commercial Lot at 1151 San Bernard in East Austin

Team Ensor has recently listed a 75% interest in a commercial lot in East Austin at 1151 San Bernard St, Austin TX, 78702.

A great example of the type of development that could be built on this lot at 1151 San Bernard would be a three-story mixed-use building, with retail and commercial spaces on the lower level and condos on the upper levels.

For more information about this unique opportunity in East Austin, please contact us.


Video of East Austin Home

Take a look at this modern East Austin home that combines style with energy efficiency. Granite counters, concrete & bamboo floors and more storage space than you would expect! This home also has an alarm system, sprinkler system and is wired for surround sound. 

The best part of this home – it is less than 2.5 miles to Downtown Austin and near many of the favorite hot spots for East Austinites!

To get more information about the features of this East Austin home, or learn more about East Austin homes for sale, please send me an email.


Zillow Strikes Again with Pricing Errors in East Austin

Today I met with a very nice gentleman to discuss strategies for selling or not selling some of his East Austin properties. During my presentation he stopped me and asked, “What do you think of Zillow?”

The Six-Figure Mistake

I briefly described to him the flaws of national real estate sites like Zillow and Trulia. He then let me know that one year ago his lot in East Austin was valued by Zillow at $250,000. As much as I would love to tell him that’s what he could make by selling his lot, the truth is that the value is much, much lower. This lot would never have been valued at that price even a year ago, yet Zillow gave him the false impression that it was.

For privacy purposes I won’t disclose how much his property is currently valued at, but let’s just say Zillow had priced his Austin real estate at more than double it’s real value – that is a HUGE discrepancy, and it’s a shame when companies like this get people’s hopes up as to what their property values are, and then homeowners use these false numbers to calculate their net worth.

Go Local for Austin Home Values

There are many dangers and pitfalls when using these national online sites, and this is a great example. When you want to know how much your Austin property is worth, contact an Austin Realtor who will be willing to provide you with accurate numbers through a CMA that will show market trends, or hire an appraiser. I am never too busy to help Austinites get the real facts about their property, homes, or condos.

If you’ve had any issues with valuations at Zillow or Trulia , post a comment below.


Featured East Austin Home

Team Ensor’s featured home of the week is our pocket listing at 2610 Hidalgo in East Austin.

Featured East Austin Home

Craftsman-inspired exterior meets super modern interior in this energy efficient East Austin home. Storage space is also not an issue with this spacious home either!

Interior features include stained concrete and bamboo floors – great for Austinites with allergies – granite counters and custom wood cabinets in the kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, jetted tub in the master bath and much more! This home also has a sprinkler system, alarm system, is pre-wired for surround sound and has window treatments.

It is no longer a secret – East Austin has become one popular place to live and there are so many great businesses nearby. Not too far from this featured home is Kemestry salon, Hot Mama’s Espresso Bar, the new French restaurant, Justine’s, and many other lounges, bars and restaurants.

This home is not currently in the MLS, so to learn more about how you can call this featured property home, contact me today. I’d be happy to tell you more about all of the great things East Austin has to offer!


Colorado Crossing in South East Austin

What is Colorado Crossing?

Colorado Crossing is a quiet community of homes conveniently located in South East Austin. It provides close access to Hwy 183 and Hwy 71 and is just minutes from McKinney Falls State Park & Richard Moya Park and is only ten minutes from Downtown Austin.

Colorado Crossing has a home owners association and many amenities. There are two playgrounds and parks, a soccer field and a proposed pond being built in the south part of the community. A community swimming pool is scheduled to be built next year.

Homes in Colorado Crossing

Currently, homes in Colorado Crossing range from $130,000 to $180,000 in price. Colorado Crossing is in the Del Valle School District which includes Smith Elementary School, Ojeda Middle School and Del Valle High School.

Although Colorado Crossing is very close to the airport, it appears to be relatively very quiet to outside noise. (Colorado Crossing houses are not in the flight path.)

People are seen riding bikes, walking their dogs and kids playing in the park. Colorado Crossing is a great place live!

Pictures of Colorado Crossing Real Estate

Below are a few pictures taken the other day while out and about in Colorado Crossing.  Hopefully it gives you an idea of why this is such a popular area.