Top 25 Newest Listings in 78701 Zip Code in Austin, TX

Below are the 25 newest Austin MLS listings in the 78701 zip code.  78701 is the zip code for downtown Austin. If you haven’t been downtown lately, you may not recognize it! There are an abundance of luxury highrise condominiums, and a myriad of gourmet restaurants. The quality of life for downtown residents just keeps getting better and better.  Let us know if you have any questions about downtown Austin living — we would love to show you around!

  1. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 852 sq ft
    Lot size: 130 sqft
    Year built: 2008
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,441 sqft
    Year built: 1984
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,266 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,481 sqft
    Year built: 1961
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,389 sq ft
    Lot size: 130 sqft
    Year built: 2004
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,395 sq ft
    Lot size: 914 sqft
    Year built: 1999
  6. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,672 sq ft
    Lot size: 392 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  7. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 706 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1964
  8. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 130 sqft
    Year built: 2004
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,059 sq ft
    Lot size: 87 sqft
    Year built: 2011
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
  11. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 731 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  12. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 731 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  13. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 746 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  14. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 745 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  15. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 745 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 746 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 745 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  18. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 756 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  19. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 865 sq ft
    Lot size: 217 sqft
    Year built: 2005
  20. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,736 sq ft
    Lot size: 217 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  21. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Lot size: 130 sqft
    Year built: 2011
  22. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 806 sq ft
    Lot size: 174 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  23. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,322 sq ft
    Lot size: 392 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,136 sqft
    Year built: 1979
  25. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,134 sq ft
    Lot size: 130 sqft
    Year built: 2004

See all Downtown Austin MLS Listings.
(all data current as of 1/19/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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Realtor Review of Sweetwater Community in Southwest Austin

There is a new community that I’m pretty excited about — Sweetwater.  Everything about this community is, well…Sweet. It is a master planned community near Lake Travis and the Hill Country. But it’s not your ordinary, run of mill community. We’re talking scenic ridges, steep canyons, stunning views and gorgeous homes. When I say gorgeous, I mean beautiful inside and out AND they’re energy efficient.  Did I mention the views?

Sweetwater had a bit of a rough start. In 2004 when the developers announced their plans of the Sweetwater development,  Save Our Springs Alliance intervened and sued the developers. Once again it was the age old fight between growth vs. nature. Save Our Springs Alliance wanted to protect local waterways and the developers wanted to provide needed housing for the area. The lawsuit was dismissed and the court ruled in favor of the development. For various reasons, the project did not move forward until 2010 when Wheelock Street Capital acquired the property and brought new energy into the project including changing the plans to preserve the nature and beauty of the area, which Save Our Springs Alliance happily supports! The new improved Sweetwater includes 700 acres of wilderness areas and greenbelt space with extensive nature trails.

Sweetwater was worth the wait! Construction began this year on Phase One, which consists of 225 lots, with homes from 1,600-4,500 sq. ft. and features homes built by Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, David Weekley, Drees Custom Homes, Ryland Homes and Taylor Morrison, with prices starting in the $250’s. For those wanting lots of space and all the bells and whistles, the prices go up to the $600’s. This is definitely a premium community. In more ways than one!

Taylor Morrison is currently building eight of their popular floor plans in Sweetwater. Here is a table showing Taylor Morrison’s pricing:

Floor Plan

Beds

Baths

Stories

Garage

SqFt

Priced at:

Driskill

3

2.5

1

2

2,549

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Brighton

4

3

1

3

2,651

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Montclair

4

3.5

2

3

2,941

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Ellington

3

2.5

1

3

2,849

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Buckingham

4

3

1

3

3,158

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Chamberlain

4

3.5

2

3

3,348

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Nottingham

4

3.5

2

3

3,413

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Worthington

4

3.5

2

3

3,783

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For more information on pricing and availability, or for help with any questions about building a home in a new community, contact us today!

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,918 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,622 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,621 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,647 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,950 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
  6. 7 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,445 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  7. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,144 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,950 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,123 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,002 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  12. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,798 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  13. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,418 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,151 sqft
    Year built: 2013
  14. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,791 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  15. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,410 sqft
    Year built: 2017
  16. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,856 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,797 sqft
    Year built: 2013
  17. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,308 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
  18. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,920 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,060 sqft
    Year built: 2017
  19. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,594 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,060 sqft
    Year built: 2017
  20. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,659 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
  21. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,477 sq ft
    Year built: 2016

See all Sweetwater community MLS Listings.
(all data current as of 1/19/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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Building a Home at Whitestone Oaks in Cedar Park – Part 1

After selling our home in South Austin in April, we decided to build our dream home at Whitestone Oaks in Cedar Park, TX. Since neither my husband nor I have ever built a home, we were a little apprehensive about the process.

The first step was to pick the floor plan and the lot we wanted to build on. That part was easy. We fell in love with the model home and a large lot on a cul-de-sac caught our attention & met all of our requirements. Next step was a four hour visit to the design center to make our selections for the carpet, tile, wood floors, counter-tops, cabinets, fixtures, paint, outside brick and stone. Whew…what a day that was. We discovered that making a selection from a small sample is very, very hard. Signing mountains of paperwork was the next step. And finally, a meeting with our Lender to make sure he had every piece of our financial picture that he needed to process our loan.

It is hard to describe the joy of watching your house being built from the ground up. Our connection to the house seems much more intimate than any other house we’ve ever lived in because we are observing the “insides” of the house coming together….kind of like a birthing.

Fantasizing about what we want to do with the yard has given us hours of pleasure.  We already have designated areas for our garden, chicken coop, fire pit, fish pond and dry river bed. We are so looking forward to creating an outdoor space that will make us say “ahhhhh” whenever we are in the yard.

Now, just in case this all sounds like puppy dog tails and pansies, let me set the record straight. Sometimes communication between the home buyer, builder, superintendent, design center and salesperson falls apart and mistakes are made. We’ve had some frustration in this area, but so far have been able to work it out. The Salesperson keeps telling us to have fun with the process, but some days we find ourselves searching for the “fun.”

Did I mention that my husband is a Home Inspector..LOL…he sees every mistake the framers have made and it drives him crazy. I’m about ready to ban him from the build site because he is driving me crazy with his anxiety.

In order to maintain a good relationship with our builder, we’ve decided to call in a structural engineer/inspector to inspect the work so far. He’ll provide us with a list of items that need to be fixed, and there are many. To avoid any ugly confrontation with the builder, we’ll give the builder the list and keep our emotions intact.

The most important thing we’ve learned is to call in the professionals to check the work. It may cost a little more, but provides the peace of mind needed to sleep well at night.

Stay tuned! As our home progresses toward completion, I will provide updates with important information about the home building process. If you are interested in building a home in Whitestone Oaks or anywhere else in the city, please contact me and I will provide you with some helpful tips.

EDIT: This post was written by one of our former team members who decided to retire from selling real estate and enjoy time with her family. For more information on Whitestone Oaks, call us today.

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Report Says Austin Housing Market Clear From Future Crisis

Austin is once again making headlines due to its strong housing market.  According to a recent news report, Austin is in the top 6 cities that are in the clear from slipping into another housing crisis. All of the cities listed posted a year-over-year increase of at least 4% (or more) in the asking price of homes along with a low to moderate share of foreclosures.

The following is a list of the top 6 cities and their year over year asking price increases:

  1. Denver, Colorado  +7.2% increase
  2. San Jose, California  +6.2% increase
  3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  +5.1% increase
  4. Little Rock, Arkansas  +5% increase
  5. Austin, Texas  +4.4% increase
  6. Colorado Springs, Colorado  +4.3% increase

The following is a list of  cities that posted higher percentage of increase in asking prices, but were still labeled “at risk’ according to Trulia and MSNBC.com because of their high share of foreclosures:

  1. Phoenix Arizona – 18.9% increase
  2. Miami, Florida – 16.1% increase
  3. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida – 14.9% increase
  4. West Palm Beach, Florida – 9.6% increase

When the housing bubble burst back in 2008, economic analysts predicted that the cities that experienced the decline first and were hit the hardest, were the ones that would begin to recover first. Judging by the statistics, looks like they were right again!

Prices of homes are going up, and interest rates are at a historic low.  We are seeing multiple offers on properties all around Austin, and it is clear that buyers are in full-swing this summer.  If you’ve been thinking about moving up or purchasing your first home, NOW really is the time to make your move!

For more information on Austin real estate, or if you have any questions that I can help answer, feel free to contact me today.

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Unsold Homes and Vacant Lots in Agave Community Now Owned by Wells Fargo

Due to financial insolvency by the developer, 3 unsold homes and all remaining vacant lots in the ultra-modern East Austin community of Agave have been foreclosed.  Wells Fargo, which now owns the properties, has contracted bank-owned real estate specialist Kristi Sutterfield to develop a marketing plan for the foreclosed properties.  While it may be months before Wells Fargo approves and enacts a marketing plan, Ms. Sutterfield advised homeowners at a recent homeowner’s association meeting that she plans to recommend maintaining consistency of the modern style throughout Agave.

While the foreclosure has raised concern for some, our outlook on the value of the neighborhood remains positive. 

Here is why:

  • We anticipate that Wells Fargo will pursue a strategy of selling the vacant lots to builders who will maintain the ultra-modern style because it makes the most business sense for builders and for the bank itself.  If a traditional builder were to try to build in the neighborhood, they would be challenged to sell their product next to all of the existing ultra-modern homes.  Thus, the vacant lots will be more attractive to modern builders and Wells Fargo will be able to command a higher price point per lot from modern builders.  The concept for Agave is unique, and that is what attracted the original homebuyers.  Staying in line with the concept of modern, energy efficient, unique homes is the key to the success of future sales.
  • Also, since builders have had to specifically engineer the foundations in the Agave neighborhood to perform well on the sloping lots and clay soils, it would not be feasible to build a lower-priced product on those lots.  The Agave neighborhood has a higher average home value than the surrounding area, and we are sure that whoever decides to take it from here will want to build homes at the established price point.

In addition to the 3 foreclosed homes priced at $209,990 each, there are currently 8 homes on the resale market in Agave, ranging in price from $239,999 to $309,900. One is pending sale, and two have sold in the last six months at an average price of $255,000.

Austin real estate has been selling at a very high rate this summer, and there have been several reports that Austin is officially in a seller’s market — according to recent statistical data measuring home sales and inventories.  The original developer for Agave may have been a bit too early to capitalize on the growth that Austin is now seeing, and it is unfortunate that they weren’t able to maintain financial solvency.  We feel that is only a matter of time, however, with the tremendous growth in residents that Austin is experiencing and our robust housing market, that this development will prove to be a continued success story for current homeowners and future homebuyers.

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We SOLD 14812 Avery Ranch Blvd #38, Austin, TX 78717

We are excited to announce our listing at 14812 Avery Ranch Blvd #38, Austin, TX 78717 has been SOLD. Located in the Plaza Townhomes in Avery Ranch, this beautiful townhome is perfect for those looking to enjoy everything that Avery Ranch has to offer without cumbersome yard maintenance!

EDIT: This listing is SOLD! Here are the current listings available in this community.  Call us to see any of the other available units below:

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Listing Agent Remarks

This stunning townhouse in the highly rated Avery Ranch Subdivision in Northwest Austin is the perfect place to call home!  This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home has the perfect floor plan with the master down, two additional bedrooms upstairs.  A second living area upstairs could be used as a media or gameroom and has a build in computer desk complete with cabling.  Enjoy the cozy fireplace in the spacious living area with high ceilings and plenty of natural light.  You will love cooking up your favorite meals in the open kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.  A bright dining area just off the kitchen which leads out to the patio and heb/flower garden which was added. The master bath boasts double sinks, garden tub, separate shower and a walkin closet with built in drawers.  You will be excited about all the amenties Avery Ranch has to offer with a community pool, tennis courts, play ground, jogging/biking path and of course the golf course.  You are within walking distance of shopping, a fitness center and restaurants.  Make this townhouse your home!

Features of 14812 Avery Ranch Blvd #38

  • 1646 square feet (per WCAD)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2-car garage
  • spacious closets and open floor plan
  • master bedroom downstairs
  • 2nd living room upstairs
  • for additional details, visit the listing page for MLS 8536159
  • priced at $179,900

Pictures of 14812 Avery Ranch Blvd #38

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For more details on this spectacular townhome, or for a private showing, please email or call us today!

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