Page 1

in this issue…

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995™

• CRS Austin Bi-Monthly Meeting • AYREP June Happy Hour • PT50 REALTORS Fashion Show • KB Home Agent Mixer • WCR Business Resource Meeting • and much, much more!

Associates in Progress

TM

Page 25

Associates in Progress Page 27

JULY 2016 • VOLUME 21 • ISSUE 2

The region's newest residential hot spots for buyers By Riki Markowitz

I

Printed on recycled paper.

Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Austin, Texas Paid Permit #715

n 2015, John Burns Real Estate Consulting published a list of the top 50 masterplanned communities (MPC) in the U.S., and Texas-based properties held 20 of those spots. A majority of the MPCs on the list are from Houston, then Dallas, with Austin trailing with two top-selling properties. According to the report, MPCs accounted for 5 percent of new home sales last year. Based on population alone, Austin may never catch up to our neighbors to the north and east, but it’s not for lack of trying. Anyone who takes a look at neighborhoods surrounding metro Austin, from Dripping Springs to Georgetown, will see MP communities are sprouting up and adding

parcels every year. There’s not just one reason MPCs are popular, but rather, at least three top reasons: amenities, schools and value.

Amenities Around two decades ago, the average MPC offered residents a golf course and maybe an ornamental pond with a fountain in the center. Today’s masterplans are as close to resort-style living as you can get, with some developers going as far as to employ resort-caliber amenity management consultants just to be sure they’re covering all the bases. Santa Rita Ranch, a 3,100-acre community in Liberty Hill, has no fewer than five amenity plans available to residents, from splash parks and pools to trail systems, plus year-round calendar of events for families and those designed for adults. Before the last home goes up, topping out at around 6,500 properties, Santa Rita Ranch will have several sports complexes and a town center with shopping and dining. The MPC’s “staff director of fun” organizes roughly seven

events per month. This past spring, residents were sledding down hills made of real snow and when that melted, they could head over to the two-story tall dual water slides for a dip. One of the most popular amenities in today’s MPCs are the trail systems. Caliterra, located in Dripping Springs, is a 600-acre homestead with no fewer than seven featured perks, including a greenbelt and hike-and-bike trail that winds through the entire community. Eventually, it will become part of the regional trail system. According to Greg Rich, a partner with the community’s developer, Allegiant Realty Partners, focus groups said these were the amenities they wanted most in an MPC within walking distance of their home, along with open space. “Over 250 acres will be undeveloped – almost 50 percent of our land will be used for trails,” says Rich. There’s also a fishing dock, nearly a mile of Onion Creek runs through the property, and an area with treeshaded picnic tables.” Bryson, in Leander’s Hill Country, is a

500-acre MP that is part of Crescent Communities. The area provides a blend of rural, country and modern living. It is located at the meeting point of several in-demand, bedroom communities in Austin, including Georgetown, Cedar Park and Liberty Hill. An on-site community lifestyle director is in charge of organizing family and grown-up concerts, group bike rides, food truck courts, BBQ block parties, and poolside movie night, among many other activities. In direct response to the REALTOR community, Caliterra is also planning to build a large event pavilion that can be used for parties, meetings, and banquets. Rancho Sienna, a 500-acre community in Liberty Hill, carved out 20 percent of its open space for trails and parks. On-site, residents can play horseshoes, romp around on splash pads, fish any one of five catch-and-release ponds, or enjoy a family meal in the outdoor dining room.

Wednesday, July 120th AYREP: July Networking Happy Hour ABoR HQ - 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11th ALREC: Fun in the Sun Boat Ride Riviera Marina- 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 21st AMBA: TopGolf Networking Event TopGolf - 4 to 7 p.m.

Capital Title: Anniversary Celebration Northwest Office - 5:30 p.m.

Front Page: Continued on page 28

Visit us online 24/7 at www.myRealtyLine.com

P. O. Box 81366, Austin, Texas 78708

TM

austin

RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Upcoming Events Tuesday, July 19th HBA: Million Dollar Club Networking Happy Hour - Dogwood Rock Rose 6 to 8:30 p.m. WCREALTORS: Mid-Year Economic Update WCREALTORS - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 120th Belterra Monthly Home Tour Belterra Welcome Center - 9 a.m. Bryson Monthly Home Tour Grand Haven Homes Model - 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 27th ABoR: TREPAC's Got Talent! ABoR Headquarters - 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28th HBA: Builders at the Ballpark Dell Diamond - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17th CRS Austin: Bi-Monthly Meeting Westwood Country Club- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 25th Bryson: Splish Splash REALTOR Bash Bryson- 5:30 to 7 p.m. More at www.myRealtyLine.com


2

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Gracy Title, a Stewart company is now Stewart Title of Austin, LLC.

Our name has changed. Our commitment to you hasn’t. The same, personalized service you’ve received over the years is still waiting for you on every transaction. You, our customers, have always been our top priority since 1873 – and you always will be. Our offices have not moved. New Stewart Title signs will be set up at our branches to reflect the name change. All escrow teams will reside at their respective branches and contact numbers for our associates will remain the same. You will notice our emails will reflect our new Stewart Title brand. However, all past email accounts will remain active to ensure there are no breaks in communication with our customers. Our online presence has a new character. The layout of our new website is very much the same as its Gracy predecessor, but has been redesigned to meet today’s standards to facilitate browsing and optimization for desktop and mobile platforms alike. Our social media presence will remain strong to keep close ties with our friends and customers in the community as another great avenue for networking. Be sure to look us up, “Stewart Title of Austin”, on Facebook® and LinkedIn® for updates and other useful information. Welcome to Stewart Title of Austin, LLC and welcome back to the experience you know and love. Visit us online for more details. Wanda Frederick Division President Stewart Title of Austin, LLC

stewart.com/austin

© 2016 Stewart. All rights reserved. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

Austin Board of REALTORS®

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

President’s Column By Aaron Farmer • 2016 President

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

3

ABoR Academy Educational Courses Jul 18: Video Broadcast: Top Ten Contract Mistakes (TREC# 29051) Jul 18: zipForm Plus (TREC# 03-00-097-29405) Jul 19: New Home Construction & Buyer Representative – ABoR North (TREC #08-00-117-29385)

The MLS Tools in Your Toolbox

W

henever you click the “Access MLS” button on ABoR.com, you’re accessing much more than the MLS. The ABoR MLS Dashboard that appears has buttons to valuable resources other than the orange “MatrixMLS,” and all of these are included in your MLS subscription. Some of these include a subscription to RETechnology, direct access to SupraWEB (a great resource to find lockbox and KEY information), and a link to the powerful tool, RPR. You’ll also find more links to the popular ABoR.com pages and some other benefits included in your NAR membership. And as a friendly reminder, invoices for MLS participation fees will be available in your ABoR.com account starting in mid-August, so be on the lookout for those. It’s this biannual subscription that keeps all of these great resources at your fingertips!

Get Free Tickets to Realty Round Up Starting in August, all ABoR REALTOR members can reserve their 2016 Realty Round Up tickets for free. This year’s theme, Game

On, will bring more than 2,000 real estate professionals to the Palmer Events Center, and you can bet that there will be plenty of winners there. All attendees will walk away winners after a day of networking, education and plenty of fun. Once registration is open, take advantage of the window where tickets are free, as there will be a door fee if you don’t reserve before the deadline. You can find more information about the event, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at ABoRRoundUp.com.

Jul 21: Broker Responsibility – ABoR North (TREC# 06-06-126-27765) Jul 21: Customizing Your Matrix – ABoR South (No CE) Jul 25: Matrix Open Lab (No CE) Jul 26: What is ANSI? Understanding Measuring & Square Footage (TREC# Pending)

Jul 26: Appraisal Basics (TREC# Pending) Jul 26: Matrix Advanced Client Portal (No CE) Jul 27: The ABC’s of CMA’s (TREC# Pending) Jul 27: CMA’s and Unique Properties (TREC# Pending) Aug 2: MLS on the Go: Mobile Tools You Can Use (TREC# 27366)

Aug 4: Know Your Real Estate Contracts (TREC# 04-00-086-27526)

Grab a Glass for TREPAC Wine Tasting The classiest TREPAC fundraiser of the year is back once again, and we’re excited to raise a glass in honor of all that TREPAC does for our business and our clients. We’re gathering an array of tasty wines and snacks at the ABoR HQ on Wednesday, Aug. 24, and I hope you’ll join us for the wine tasting festivities. You can purchase your TREPAC Wine Tasting tickets starting on Tuesday, July 26, at ABoR.com/WineTasting. RL

More at www.ABoR.com/courses

Buy Photos • Find Events • View Archives

www.myRealtyLine.com

Welcoming Joy Pearson to the Team! Back Row: Wende Wood - Escrow Officer/Branch Manager Lee Ann Ray - Business Consultant, Joy Pearson - Escrow Officer Front Row: Tawnya McSheffrey - Escrow Receptionist and Jennifer Reichardt - Escrow Assistant

First American Title - Georgetown 1015 W. University Ave., Suite 507, Georgetown, TX 78628 Phone: 512.942.6556 ©2016 First American Financial Corporation and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | NYSE: FAF | 45109930616

First American Title Insurance Company, and the operating divisions thereof, make no express or implied warranty respecting the information presented and assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. First American, the eagle logo, First American Title, and firstam.com are registered trademarks or trademarks of First American Financial Corporation and/or its affiliates.

First American Title providing escrow excellence internationally, nationally and locally.


4

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

James Ang of JB Goodwin, REALTORS and Christina Hester of Trinity Title enjoy some appetizers at the AYREP June Networking Happy Hour at Doc’s Backyard and Grill.

Buy Photo: RL_070716_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Monica Williams, Gina Willemsen, Nicole Kovacs and Lindsey Carter, all of the Austin Board of REALTORS, welcome guests to the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour.

Buy Photo: RL_070616_B.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Buy Photo: RL_070816_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Carol Hardy of Century 21 Hellmann Stribling and Patricia Perez of DHI Mortgage attend the WCR Principles of Staging class at the new Perry Homes model home in Teravista. Joining WCR offers many educational and networking benefits to its members.


Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

BE SOLD

3%

5

4TH CLOSING+

3RD CLOSING

1ST AND 2ND CLOSINGS

July 2016

3%

3%

+2% BONUS

+1% BONUS

Sell more. Earn more. Talk about rewarding! Take advantage of this great opportunity to increase your commission with each new sale. Just another way it pays to partner with KB Home. Visit kbhome.com to find a KB Home community in the Austin or Temple areas.

Have homebuyers who are relocating? Get 3% commission plus an additional 1% bonus when you sell a KB home to a relocating homebuyer. Valid only on first and second closings.

Broker Cooperation Welcome. Š2016 KB Home (KBH). Three percent Broker Co-op is applicable only on KB homes sold in Texas. Payment of Broker Co-op and bonus requires Broker or agent to accompany and register buyer on first visit to community and comply with Broker Co-op Agreement. Bonus commission is valid on each eligible sale of select KB homes in the Austin area and on contracts for full list price only. Broker must submit a relocation verification form at time of contract. For Broker to receive bonus, buyer must sign purchase agreement between 1/1/16 and 12/31/16, and close escrow by 12/31/16. Bonus not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Once client has closed escrow, Broker will receive bonus by mail. Bonus awarded only on non-contingent contracts. Cancelled sales are not eligible. Sales of model homes excluded. Broker must be legal U.S. resident and 18 or older, and an active, licensed real estate agent in Texas. Other exclusions, qualifications, restrictions and limitations may apply. Photos may depict upgraded landscaping/options and display decorator items/furnishings not available for purchase, and may not represent lowest-priced homes. Photo does not depict racial preference. See sales counselor for details. AUS-62213


6

RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Jolene Boring of Housecleaning, Sherri Williams of Keller Williams Realty and Diana Brown of Independence Title are excited to see the new fashions on the PT50 REALTORS runway at The Mansion.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Independence Title hosts friends, guests and REALTORS at a Summer Social to celebrate three successful years in the company’s Cedar Park location.

Buy Photo: RL_070116_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Bill Morris of RE/MAX Capital City and Bubba Bashaw attend the monthly Women’s Council of REALTORS to network with fellow REALTORS while learning about how to preserve the Highland Lakes amidst Central Texas’ drought prone region.

Buy Photo: RL_070216_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Kay DaSilva of Avalar Autin, Jim Smith of Property Management Company and Risé Johns of Keller Williams Realty welcome friends and colleagues to the bi-monthly CRS Austin meeting at the Westwood Country Club. Jim stepped up to lead the meeting since so many of the CRS officers were out of town.

Buy Photo: RL_070316_B.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

GIVE YOUR CLIENTS

exactly WHAT THEY WANT Convenient living with room to breath!

Steve Klein Custom Builder has been serving Texas families for more than 27 years. Our attention to detail combined with a concierge approach to customer service gives each client the first-class experience they deserve. Don’t let your clients settle for the rest when they can have the best. STEVEKLEIN.COM

1-ACRE HOME SITES FROM THE $400s  



 

Chris Dodd



  

Sales & Marketing Manager (512) 844-6813 Chris@SteveKlein.com









     



 

    

 



 

 

 



   

 







   

   









 



 

Rancho Santa Fe from the $400s

 

 

 

Greatwood from the $400s

L I B E RT Y H I L L



LEANDER

 

 

 







Sage Creek from the $600s









G E O RG E TOW N

 







NOT ALL BUILDERS ARE THE SAME. EXPERIENCE THE STEVE KLEIN DIFFERENCE.

AWARD WINNING BUILDER


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

Williamson County Assoc. of REALTORS®

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

President’s Column By Shavonne Martin • 2016 President

Williamson County is the place to be The weather is not the only thing hot in Williamson County right now. We’ve seen such explosive growth in both the real estate and commercial industries. We’re living in a hot bed of growth, and I am so excited that my job is to help folks move here and see why I love calling Williamson County my home! Over the past 18 months, we have seen the population surpass half-a-million residents, and the county is making the necessary changes to help all the new residents move across the county! The city of Round Rock is making a huge change to its business residents. In case you missed the memo, Kalahari Resorts has chosen Round Rock as the location of its fourth family resort and convention center. This new resort is scheduled to open in 2020, and will offer more than 1,000 guest rooms, a convention center, and an indoor/outdoor water park! Keep your eyes open for the construction to begin in the next nine to 12 months, across from the Dell Diamond! In addition to Kalahari, the Downtown area is currently

Together is better.

undergoing some major changes. Take a stroll down the new Main Street and experience the numerous restaurants, bars, and even a candy shop, not to mention an exciting and upbeat night life. Georgetown is seeing much growth around the Wolf Ranch Shopping Center as the area preps for a new grocery store, more than 2,000 new homes and some road construction. In addition, the Georgetown Square is always a great place to hang out. Be sure to visit on the First Friday of each month for shopping, wine and much more on the square. Cedar Park’s growth has been expansive over the past couple years! In April, the city announced The Parke shopping center, located at East New Hope and 183A. This shopping center will fill the void in Cedar Park with shops and dining, such as: Nordstrom Rack, Chuys, 365 by Whole Foods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and so much more! Leander is seeing the most explosive growth of all the cities in Williamson County. In May, Leander saw a 74 percent increase in

www.myRealtyLine.com home sales. Thanks to the 183A Toll Road, Leander has attracted a new Toyota dealership so the residents looking to purchase a new vehicle do not have to drive very far! As for housing developments within Williamson County, we all know that there are many options for our clients. Did you know that new home prices start under $200,000 in Hutto and go over $1 million in Leander, Cedar Park and Georgetown? There are currently more than 100 new home communities available right here in WC! For a complete listing of neighborhoods, please visit http://wclife. org/new-housing-communities/. For agents interested in the Williamson

July 2016

7

County luxury home market, the Events Committee has put together a Luxury Bus Tour with five homes across Williamson County. Register online at www.wcrealtors.org/login/ my_account and reserve your seat on the bus! Tickets are limited to only 50 for this exclusive event! This will be a mini version of the yearly bus tour you’ve enjoyed! With so much coming to Williamson County, it is difficult to pick out just one of the newest hot spots! I invite you to check out WCLife.org for up-to-date announcements on developments in the community and find your new favorite place in Williamson County! RL

Continuing Education 1. July 20 - 21: GRI Marketing Broadcast Class, 8:30 a.m. 2. July 22: Advanced Social Media, 10:00 a.m. 3. July 28: Tools for the Mobile Agent, 10:00 a.m. 4. July 29: TREC Legal Update II, 10:00 a.m. 5. August 2: Zipform® Plus- Broadcast Course, 10:00 a.m. 6. August 5: TREC Legal Update I, 10:00 a.m. 7. August 11: Research with Realist, 10:00 a.m. 8. August 8: NAR Code of Ethics, 10:00 a.m. 9. August 19: TREC Legal Update II, 10:00 a.m.

More information at www.wcrealtors.org

Buy Photos • Find Events • View Archives

www.myRealtyLine.com

STAND OUT

ABOVE THE REST People know the balloon. We bet you do too. The RE/MAX brand has been around for over 40 years. From humble beginnings to a presence in nearly 100 countries, RE/MAX is home to one of the most iconic logos in real estate. We’re confident you’ll wear it well. Join our team.

©2015 RE/MAX, LLC. Each RE/MAX® office is independently owned and operated. 16_90698


July 2016

8

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Lori and Matt Seidel of MKS Properties and Paul Smith of 12 Rivers Realty catch up while attending The Hay Group's Summer Soiree and Open House.

Submitted Photo

ABoR Affiliate membership offers numerous benefits including the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour. Pictured left to right starting from the top are Lora Everist and Christine Marquez, both of US Health Advisors, Chris Valdez of Open Mortgage, and Kathie Femal of Mission Mortgage.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_M.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Dru Brown of Wilson & Goldrick REALTORS struts her stuff down the runway at the PT50 REALTORS Fashion Show.

Buy Photo: RL_070816_E.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

bout Ask A or Realt S INCENTIVE

Host an Open House in our Community

CenturyCommunities.com/Austin 1. Woodland Park $410s 101 W. Red Bud Meadow Georgetown, TX 78633 (512) 930-4043

195

183

Lake Georgetown

29

2. Heritage Oaks Final Opportunity! By Appointment Only (512) 930-4005

Liberty Hill Georgetown

195

4 3

FM 14

31

11

45

Cedar Park

97

79

110

Round Rock

Crystal Falls Pkwy

FM 14

Limmer Loop

31

0

FM

35

9

3 224

62

35

RR

Rd . ll

Leander

Sh e

32

Ronald Reagan Blvd

1 1 Williams Dr.

130

10 Kelly Lane

620 RR

8 10

1

Parmer Ln

Lake Austin Lak

ew

290

35

ay B

lvd

Bee

Cre

ek

Pkw

y

71

12

183

Hamilton Pool Rd

6 12

150

Austin

1 290

Dripping Springs Butler Ranch Rd

4

163

45

5

Pflugerville

Lake Travis

Lakeway

Rowe Lane

35

1826

45

3. Crystal Falls Final Opportunity! By Appointment Only (512) 931-2800 4. Rim Rock $470s 1043 Arbor Canyon Pass Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 354-1940 5. Avalon $290s 3705 Gildas Path Pflugerville, TX 78660 (512) 271-3884 6. Butler Ranch Estates $430s 145 Lloyd Lane Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 271-3784

7. Siena $210s Final Opportunity! 7021 Leonardo Drive Round Rock, TX 78665 (512) 271-3785 8. Rough Hollow $390s 303 Borgo Allegri Cove Lakeway, TX 78738 (512) 271-3823 9. Reagan’s Overlook $540s 2900 Vista Heights Drive Leander, TX 78641 (512) 271-3787 10. Blackhawk $320s 20425 Martin Lane Pflugerville, TX 78660 (512) 271-3790 11. Pearson Place $430s at Avery Ranch 10105 Double Eagle Pass Austin, TX 78717 (512) 271-3855

Home, pricing, features, and community information is subject to change at any time without notice or obligation. Images are conceptual and may depict or contain floor plans, square footages, elevations, options, upgrades, decorations, landscaping, pool, spa, furnishings, appliances, and other design features and amenities that are not included as part of the home and/or may not be available in all communities. © 2016 Century Communities. All Rights Reserved. 06.30.2016


Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.â„¢

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

Where Austin Closes

9


10

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Patty Gillean of Avalar Highland Lakes and Anita Farrell of Keller Williams Realty sign in members and guests at the CRS Austin bimonthly meeting at the Westwood Country Club.

Buy Photo: RL_070216_B.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Mona Breeze, April Downing, Zana King and Jill Manchaca, all of Independence Title, welcome guests to the Summer Social celebrating three successful years in the company's Cedar Park location.

Buy Photo: RL_070116_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Sharon Olivo and Stephen Roy, both of KB Home, build relationships with REALTORS by attending AYREP ’s monthly networking happy hour and others like it. Buy Photo: RL_070416_L.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Congratulations Buy Photo: RL_070716_G.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

June

Top Producer Emily Franke

Senior Loan Officer NMLSR # 223977 Mobile: 512-797-5480 EFax: 866-907-1455 Emily@EmilyFranke.com www.EmilyFranke.com

A Solid, Proven, and Committed Lender!

WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP NMLSR# 2146 | 807 Las Cimas Pkwy., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78746 | This is not a guarantee of financing. All borrowers must meet certain underwriting guidelines and credit criteria. Rules and Regulations may apply.

Brooke Kavieff of Highland Homes shows off a beautiful summer dress as she walks down the runway at the PT50 REALTORS Fashion Show.


Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM FOR VOTING REALTY AUSTIN

TOP 3

BEST PLACES TO WORK FIVE YEARS IN A ROW!

2012

Touch-A-Truck Benefiting Austin Children’s Shelter

Austin Business Journal’s Superhero-themed Luncheon

2015 Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication

Realty Austin helped Lisa Muñoz grow her business from $12M to $36M. Find out why Lisa thinks Realty Austin is the best place to work.

realtyaustin.com/lisa-munoz realtyaustin.com • 512.241.1300

11


12

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Coldwell Banker United’s Westlake office celebrates with a party during the company’s recent Austin Blue Out event supporting Hope Alliance.

Submitted Photo

John Lockhart, Pam Carrol and Felisha Cockran, all of Austin Title, attend the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS’ Fashion Show at The Mansion where the company sponsored the runway.

Buy Photo: RL_070316_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Patti Stevens of CSC and Sherri Williams of Keller Williams Realty attend the Women’s Council of REALTORS’ Business Resource Meeting at Estancia Churrascara to hear from Jo Kar Tedder of the Central Texas Water Coalition about how we can work together to preserve the Highland Lakes.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2016, we are making this our mission to mortgage applicants and Realtors : ®

WE WILL PROCESS AND CLOSE YOUR HOME LOAN IN 30 DAYS OR LESS. GUARANTEED.

Buy Photo: RL_070216_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Sandy Bednar, left, of Distinct Austin Properties and Laura Duggan, right, of West Austin Properties, congratulate Katy Duggan Feashour of West Austin Properties on earning her CRS certification. CRS Austin is the first CRS group with a third generation member. Way to go Katy!

For 30 years, Mission Mortgage has been providing professional residential lending services in Austin. We are a locally owned company with the resources of a national lender. We provide processing, underwriting, closing and funding services inside our company, allowing us to complete your transaction with the fewest delays. For more information on our 30 day guarantee, visit us at missionmortgage.com/guarantee

Mission Mortgage

NMLS #207583

Buy Photo: RL_070116_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Eric Phillips and Philip Pense, both of Independence Title, offer rides to guests arriving at its Cedar Park office Summer Social.


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

13

Brandi Fleming, Stephanie Farber and Ashley Foradory, all of The Hay Group, welcome Chris Sachs of JB Goodwin, REALTORS to the company's Summer Soiree Open House at the new West 5th Street office in Downtown Austin. Submitted Photo

Sal Silva and Ashley Elgie, both of Milestone Community Builders, pull double duty working with clients on the phone while building new REALTOR relationships at the AYREP June Networking Happy Hour.

Buy Photo: RL_070716_I.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Austin Board of REALTORS staff Nicole Kovacs and Jeni Williams, center, thank Christina Isaac, left, of North American Title Company and Lori Bolton of Re/Max Posh Properties for attending the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour at ABoR Headquarters.

Buy Photo: RL_070616_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Women’s Council of REALTORS President Ruby Johnson, left, thanks Amy George, director of First Impressions, for her insights on using the latest and greatest designs to sell your home. Amy taught the Principles of Staging 101 course to members of WCR at the Perry Homes model home in Teravista.

PARK at BRUSHY CREEK · HUTTO

Buy Photo: RL_070816_G.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

304 Fistral Drive · 78634 · 512.642.6048

James Pham · jpham@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.731.6756 109 Buescher Cove 105 Yukon Cove 107 Yukon Cove 215 Fistral Drive

Turnberry-D Sterling-B Ferguson II-B Muirfield-C

1,973 2,448 1,632 1,756

2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/5Bed/3Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar

Lillian Pham · lpham@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.775.5447

$245,111 $251,695 $223,200 $234,990

NOW SEPT SEPT NOW

4223960 3889400 6576551 6822912

SILVERLEAF · ROUND ROCK

20305 Hidden Gully Lane · 78660 · 512.614.2377 Deborah J. Peel · dpeel@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.998.0051 108 Blue Spruce Way 112 Blue Spruce Way 204 Blue Spruce Way

Colorado-E Brazos-C Comal-E

2,577 2,451 2,019

2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/4Bed/3Bath/2.5Gar

$337,205 $319,990 $338,400

SEPT AUG NOW

9219300 4602053 9515539

PENLEY PARK · PFLUGERVILLE

20305 Hidden Gully Lane · 78660 · 512.614.2377 Deborah J. Peel · dpeel@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.998.0051 Martin Ramos · mramos@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.868.7884 20200 Hidden Gully 20209 Hidden Gully 20305 Hidden Gully 708 Carillion Drive 717 Carillion Drive 725 Carillion Drive 700 Gunning Cove 20201 Navarre Terrace 20145 Navarre Terrace 20205 Navarre Terrace 705 Manzano Lane 732 Coltrane Drive

Caldwell-B Caldwell-B Pedernales-B Parker-B Caldwell-C Connally-C Parker-C Parker-C Sterling-D Sterling-C Houston-B Houston-A

1,812 1,812 2,580 2,747 1,772 1,938 2,747 2,747 2,448 2,448 2,300 1,908

1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 1Story/4Bed/3Bath/3Gar 2Story/4Bed/3.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 1Story/4Bed/2Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/3.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/3.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/5Bed/3.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar

THE VILLAS AT UNIVERSITY PARK · ROUND ROCK

$259,400 $262,440 $389,990 $317,140 $267,200 $285,510 $322,920 $315,510 $300,760 $304,735 $322,450 $292,480

JUL JUL NOW OCT NOW OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV

4813963 5289939 7674239 4880625 7540998 4275531 9048897 6782582 1183539

3651 Sandy Brook #200 Muirfield-B 3651 Sandy Brook #202 Oakmont-A 3651 Sandy Brook #204 Turnberry-C

1,773 1,693 1,973

2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar

VILLAGES of HIDDEN LAKE · PFLUGERVILLE

$299,990 $282,410 $290,590

OCT OCT OCT

4738198

3916 Jennie Marie Drive · 78660 · 512.645.0059

Lillian Pham · lpham@mybuffington.com · Cell 512.775.5447 Brennan Doty · bdoty@mybuffington.com · Cell 409.853.6942 3612 Anchor Bay 3700 Wetland Drive 3705 Wetland Drive 18308 Drecker Springs 18312 Drecker Springs 17300 Silent Harbor 17321 Silent Harbor 17324 Silent Harbor 17328 Silent Harbor 17405 Silent Harbor 17409 Silent Harbor

Timberlake-C Ferguson-II Parker-B Houston-B Stevenson II-C Blanco-C Brazos-C Sabine-F Rio Grande-B Blanco-B Brazos-C

2,027 1,657 2,747 1,975 2,492 1,974 2,422 2,062 2,981 2,368 2,451

1Story/3Bed/2Bath/3Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/3.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 2Story/3Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/2Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar 1Story/4Bed/2Bath/3Gar 2Story/5Bed/3Bath/2Gar 1Story/3Bed/3Bath/2Gar 2Story/4Bed/2.5Bath/2Gar

$273,820 $247,800 $292,880 $266,380 $279,570 $298,190 $305,870 $299,990 $330,075 $332,690 $310,360

Austin’s Leading Local Homebuilder

JUL OCT OCT SEPT SEPT OCT OCT NOW SEPT OCT NOV

4985421 7928269 8960288 8383492 1254477 6108282 9316029 2964311 7604871


14

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Lynn Wilkinson, Lili Maliner, Joy Nicol, Janette FriendHarrington, Jordan Marett and Helen Edwards, all of Coldwell Banker, United REALTORS find the blues can be fun during the company's Blue Out event.

Submitted Photo

Mike Willemsen of Motoring Concierge and Cameron Phelps of Starkey Mortgage are just two of the ABoR Affiliate members being appreciated at the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour held at the ABoR Headquarters.

Buy Photo: RL_070816_B.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Team members from The Hay Group Susie Hall, Jennifer Bennett, Heather Kelly, Ashley Boyd and Kelly Croxton welcome guests to the company's Summer Soiree Open House at its new West 5th Street office in Downtown Austin.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_N.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com Submitted Photo

Join us for an event! WHERE The Oaks at San Gabriel, 1205 Terrace View Dr., 78628 WHEN Saturday, July 16th | 11am - 3pm Enjoy ice cream, refreshing treats, golf cart tours and more!

View the San Gabriel River and attend for a chance to win a(n)

Yeti cooler or Alaskan cruise

Amber Houmes

512.993.8709 AmberH@brohnhomes.com

Attend for a chance to win a

Lockie Ealy of Realty Austin shows how stripes and floral patterns can look stunning on a hot summer day as she walks down the PT50 REALTORS runway during its fashion show at The Mansion.


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

Home Builders Assoc. of Greater Austin

President’s Column By Wes Wigginton • 2016 President

When selecting a builder, ask if they have a professional designation

A

s a REALTOR you know selecting the right homebuilder can make or break the experience for your clients. The task of choosing a builder can be daunting. The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin alone has more than 750 members (over 350 builder and/or remodeler members)—many of which are small, locally owned builders. To narrow your search, consider choosing builders with professional designations recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Professional designations are an indication that a builder is staying current with his or her education. Having a professional designation means that the builder must pursue several hours of continuing education each year, ensuring that they are up-to-date on the latest standards and practices in the industry. Builders earn designations by taking nationally recognized courses with the HBA and the NAHB in topics ranging anywhere from green building techniques to remodeling to construction management. The training is rigorous, and while having a designation is not required by

www.myRealtyLine.com

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

law, it’s one indicator that a builder has gone above and beyond to stay at the top of his or her craft. Some examples of professional designations include: Graduate Master Builder (GMB) - To earn this top designation, a builder must complete a regularly updated curriculum of industry related topics, have a minimum of 10-years experience in the field and complete five advanced courses in business and project management, submit proof of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance and submit proof that he/she has built a minimum of one dwelling in the past 24 months. Builders are also required to pledge their commitment to a professional Code of Ethics. Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) - To earn this designation, a builder must complete a regularly updated curriculum of industry related topics, have a minimum of 2 years experience, submit proof of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance and submit proof that he/she has built a minimum of one dwelling in the past 24 months. Builders are

July 2016

also required to pledge their commitment to a professional Code of Ethics. Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) - To earn this designation, a remodeler must complete a regularly updated curriculum of industry related topics and submit proof of liability insurance and workers' compensation insurance. Remodelers are also required to pledge their commitment to a professional Code of Ethics. Other designations include Certified Agingin-Place Specialist (CAPS), Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), and Certified Green Professional (CGP). To learn more about these and the variety of other NAHB designations visit www.NAHB.org. NAHB also offers an easy-touse directory of designation holders at www. nahb.org/en/find/directory-designee.aspx

Parade of Homes Builder Spotlight As mentioned last month, the HBA of Greater Austin’s members are getting ready to showcase four spectacular homes in the 2016 Parade of Homes Oct. 28 – Nov. 13. Nestled along Onion Creek in beautiful Caliterra, these expansive homes will inspire visitors with the latest building technology, upgrades galore and the best design ideas in the region. All four homes are currently available for sale. If you have a client looking to settle into a prestigious, luxurious and comfortable “home of their dreams,” buying a Parade home is an opportunity of a lifetime. Here’s just a peek at one of the homes “on Parade” this Fall: Lake Travis Builders Lake Travis Builders operates on a simple principle - that building a custom home should be a wonderful experience for all parties. More than the luxury homes they have built in the

2016 Parade of Homes entry by Lake Travis Builders. The 4,070 sq. ft. house includes four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and is currently selling for $1,299,950. Visit www.ParadeofHomesAsutin.com for details.

past, Lake Travis Builders most value the relationships they have made. About the home: The 2016 Lake Travis Builders home is dictated by the love of modern concepts and the desire to honor timeless design. As you walk through the 4,070 square foot home, you will see traditional details in the use of natural stone and organic materials. These timeless elements are married with the contemporary use of space and modern applications of technology. Whether your own vision is modern, eclectic, traditional or industrial, you will leave this 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home feeling inspired. Lake Travis Builders has worked closely with Austin area vendors and artists who have gone the extra mile. Technology will allow you the ability to have access to these creative suppliers for your own home. Visitors will enter this home feeling welcome with its vintage twist and will leave inspired by its modern essentials to everyday life. The Lake Travis Builders Parade Home is available Fall 2016 for $1,299,950. For more information visit www.paradeofhomesaustin.com. RL

Continuing Education Programs (CE) 18-Hour CE Program

18-Hour Programs Include 8 Hours ofTRECLegalUpdatesI&II

18-Hour CE Program

Texas Complete with Broker Responsibility

Strategies for Career Excellence Aug 11 - 12

15

Aug 11 - 12

Day 1: 8:30 am - 6:50 pm  Day 2: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

119

$

$80 for 8 hours TREC Legal Update I & II only

Day 1: 8:30 am - 6:50 pm Day 2: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Included in this 18-hour program:

Included in this 18-hour program: • TRECLegalUpdateI&II • SuccessStrategies • GenerationalSelling • TechnologyUpdate • Texaplex,publishedbookbyDavidWinans

• RecordsOrganization • R  egulatoryAspects andRetention of Management • 8-hourTRECLegal • HowtoSuperviseSalesAgents Update I & II • HowtoOperateaBrokerageFirm

119

TREC Legal Update I & II

$

Aug 19 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

$80 for 8 hours TREC Legal Update I & II only

18-Hour Commercial/Farm & Ranch Programs Also Available Online

Real Estate

99

$

80

$

Legal Update Icoverschangesinregulations, forms and standards of practice. Legal Update IIdealswithethics-relatedtopics.

Loan Origination

Home Inspection

Appraisal

Business Etiquette

Austin/Round Rock Campus Round Rock Crossing Plaza 3203SI-35Ste520 RoundRock,TX78664 LocatedatI-35&45TollRoad

ChampionsSchool.com/Austin | 512-244-3545

Open to the Public; TREC #0005; Broker Responsibility #27767; Legal I #29622; Farm & Ranch: #29949; Legal II #29623; Texaplex #30042; Contracts #29904; Strategies for Career Excellence #29975;


16

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Crescent has upped the ante with the Great Crescent Poker Run! Each visit to one of our communities increases your chance of winning.

Realtor Rewards Program

QUARTERLY DRAWING TO WIN A $250 VISA® GIFT CARD

ANNUAL DRAWING TO WIN A $500 VISA® GIFT CARD

STATEWIDE DRAWING TO WIN A $2,500 VISA® GIFT CARD

At Crescent Communities, we know how valuable your time is and we want to reward you for time well spent at any one of our five master-planned communities in Texas. Every property visit, every client registration, every model home tour, every contract, and every closing wins you more and more poker chips in the Great Crescent Poker Run. See how easily your poker chips stack up in our display at the Welcome Center for each property. The more active you are, the better your chances are of winning. So, register now and start winning your chips today.


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

You’re invited to the Bryson You’re invited to the Bryson splish splash REALTOR bash splish splash REALTOR bash The BalloonFight Fight TheLargest Largest Water Water Balloon for CentralTexas! Texas! forRealtors Realtors in in Central This exciting event for for thethe whole thechance chancetoto experience Leander’s newest This exciting event wholefamily familygives gives you you the experience Leander’s newest up-and-coming neighborhood justoff off183A, 183A, you’ll yourself up-and-coming neighborhoodininperson. person. Located Located just you’ll seesee for for yourself why why clients moving TexasHill HillCountry Country and theirs. your your clients are are moving to to thethe Texas andmaking makingBryson Bryson theirs.

Thursday, August August 25, Thursday, 25,2016 2016

5:30 - 6:30 – Enjoy appetizers, craft cocktails, and tour our model homes

5:30 - 6:30 – Enjoy appetizers, craft cocktails, and tour our model homes 6:30 - 7:00 – Battle it out in our massive water balloon fight 6:30 - 7:00 – Battle it out in our massive water balloon fight

RSVP Required

RSVP Required For more information, call 512-259-1035 or email krushing@crescentcommunities.com.

For more information, call 512-259-1035 or email krushing@crescentcommunities.com. DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES

DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES

DREES CUSTOM HOMES

DREES CUSTOM HOMES

GRAND HAVEN HOMES

GRAND HAVEN HOMES

SCOTT FELDER HOMES

SCOTT FELDER HOMES

LIVEATBRYSON.COM | HOMES FROM THE $300s TO $500s | 512.259.1035

17


18

July 2016

RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

AYREP 2016 board members welcome all area real estate professionals to the group’s monthly networking happy hours where REALTORS attend free.

Buy Photo: RL_070716_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Lori Bolton and Geneva Clark, both of RE/ MAX Posh Properties, check out the new Hay Group office on West 5th Street at the company's Summer Soiree Open House.

Buy Photo: RL_070216_G.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Submitted Photo

Patty Johns of Patty Johns Properties and Christina Collins of Champions School of Realty Estate talk about how to get more REALTORS on the CRS designation path. They attended the bi-monthly chapter meeting at the Westwood Country Club.

Legacy Mutual Mortgage Proudly Welcomes

The Josh Brown Team

Consistently recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Top Mortgage Producers!

The team’s loan expertise includes conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and jumbo. In addition, The Josh Brown Team also offers assistance and guidance for first time home buyers.

Call (512) 776-1413 Ask for The Josh Brown Team!

The Brown Team pictured here left to right are: Michelle Burton, Josh Brown, Cassidy Davidson and Max McGregor. Kaitlyn Bertelson the newest member of The Brown Team is not pictured here.

Josh Brown, Senior Loan Officer (NMLS # 216153) Josh.Brown@LegacyMutual.com

10801 N. Mopac Expy | Building 2 Suite 140 | Austin, TX 78759

Josh Brown brings over a decade of mortgage industry experience with him to Legacy. He and his Team take pride in working with their client to select the mortgage loan that best integrates into their overall short and long-term financial and investment goals. Over the past several years, Josh has been consistently recognized on the Austin Business Journal’s Mortgage Top Producers list. Copyright © 2016 Legacy Mutual Mortgage. All rights reserved. Legacy Mutual Mortgage is a division of Crockett National Bank and is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS# 278675.

Call: (512) 512-669-1141 Email: JoshBrownTeam@JoshBrownTeam.com Or visit www.JoshBrownTeam.com To start the application process today. Find Us On:


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

19

NEWLAND COMMUNITIES WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ITS FIRST QUARTER

TOP TEN REALTORS

These highly-performing Real Estate Professionals work with Newland Communities Austin and its builder partners to achieve new home closings at Falcon Pointe, Rancho Sienna, Sweetwater, and Teravista in 2016!†

JASON TAYLOR

CLAY WOODARD

THOMAS CHENG

Realty Austin

Move-Up America

Keller Williams

“Newland Communities offer the full package – a variety of builders with forward-thinking floor plans, great school districts, convenience to major freeways/landmarks, beautiful amenities, well-manicured landscapes and an active community association. Our clients love living in a flourishing community and we are grateful to be able to help.”

“Newland affords our clients the opportunity to live in some of the area’s most popular destinations and school districts. In terms of amenities, greenspace and community design, you would be hard pressed to find more aesthetically pleasing communities anywhere places families are proud to call home. Featuring top area home builders such as Chesmar and CalAtlantic to choose from, I am assured our buyers will have access to a homebuilder that supports the quality and superior reputation Newland has worked hard to achieve.”

“I like to bring clients to Newland Communities because the homes are beautiful and the communities are very well planned out.”

SIJO VADAKKAN Trinity Texas Realty

DANNY WILSON Keller Williams, MoPac

TODD SHERMAN Resident Realty

DIANE KENNEDY Coldwell Banker United

SONNY & ERIN BARA

ESTA INGLE Ingle Realty

NEIL DESAI City View Realty

Realty Austin

WE APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS TO MARKET AND SELL IN OUR NEW-HOME COMMUNITIES. THANK YOU!

Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States from coast-to-coast. Together with our partner, North America Sekisui House, LLC, we believe it is our responsibility to create enduring, healthier communities for people to live life in ways that matter most to them. www.newlandcommunities.com and www.nashcommunities.com †Real Estate Professionals selected based on new home closing volume, January–March 2016. This is not intended to be an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in the Falcon Pointe, Teravista, Rancho Sienna, or Sweetwater communities (the “Austin Communities”) to residents in Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, or Oregon, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. No guarantee can be made that completion of the Falcon Pointe, Teravista, Rancho Sienna, or Sweetwater communities will proceed as described. ©2016 Newland Austin. All Rights Reserved.


20

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Buy Photo: RL_070316_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

WCR Austin chapter President Ruby Johnson, right, welcomes WCR State President Ethel O’Dell to the group’s monthly Business Resource Meeting at Estancia Churrascara.

Buy Photo: RL_070816_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

John Dunn and Robin Hart, both of Caliber Home Loans, and Shara Parker of Realty Austin are all glad to be in the real estate business in Austin, where the weather is nice and the market is great!

Since 1976

Buy Photo: RL_070416_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Pam Jamison and Sarah Tallman, both of First American Title, attend the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS Fashion Show to support the group and check out the new dress styles in Austin.


ITCapps062316RLb.pdf 1 6/24/16 Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.â„¢

RL

12:00 PM

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

21


22

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

It’s always nice to be appreciated. Lloyd Vaughn of Builders Update, Ashley Denton of MHI/Wilshire Homes and Mark Hairston of Supreme Lending attend the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour ABoR hosted to show its appreciation of its Affiliate members. Buy Photo: RL_070816_H.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

JB Goodwin REALTORS Nicole Emerson, Faith Laciste and Rachel Peglow attend the KB Home Agent Mixer for networking opportunities and to learn about new inventory the builder is bringing to the market. The event was held at the Dogwood Rock Rose in The Domain. Buy Photo: RL_070516_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

The AYREP monthly happy hours are great opportunities to network with real estate professionals all across Austin. Meredith Sims and Alisha Hughes, both of Mint Title, Kyle Walker and Tina Jehl, both of Keller Williams Realty, meet new contacts at the June event at Doc’s Backyard and Grill on Brodie Lane.

Buy Photo: RL_070616_C.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Monica Brown of Perry Homes welcomes Leigh Hiliard of Keller Williams Realty to the builder’s new model home in Teravista where WCR hosted its Principles of Staging course to members.

Buy Photo: RL_070716_B.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

2016 R E A LT O R R E WA R D S

DHI MORTGAGE WELCOMES

SHIRLEY SEARS “I welcome the opportunity of working with you and helping you achieve your dreams of homeownership.”

Shirley Sears

Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS #1464584

Mercedes

drivehome in a new

from highland homes !

www.dhimortgage.com

10700 Pecan Park Blvd., Suite 120 Austin, TX 78750 Direct: 512-257-5691 Cell: 512-934-3555 SMSears@dhimortgage.com

Call Shirley today!

512-257-5691

Sell 2 Highland homes between

JANUARY 1 & SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 and you'll be entered for a chance to win a

MERCEDES E-350!

MORE SURPRISES AWAIT!

DRIVE IN STYLE!

Financing offered by DHI Mortgage Company, Ltd. Branch NMLS #38686. 10700 Pecan Park Blvd., Suite 120, Austin, TX 78750. Company NMLS #14622. For information on DHI Mortgage licensing, please visit www.dhimortgage.com/otherpages/licensing. Provided for informational purposes only. This is not a commitment to lend. Not all borrowers will qualify. REV: 06/27/16 / EXP: 06/27/17


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

Women's Council of REALTORS®

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

23

President ‘s Column

in business, the industry and the communities

is one of the hottest places for REALTORS to

By Ruby Johnson • 2016 President

we serve. We take pride in the core values of

be. The WCR meets the third Thursday each

Women’s Council: professional credibility, the

month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and an infor-

power of relationships, leadership, diversity,

mative program. For more information, please

involvement, success and influence.

email me at RubyJohnsonRealtor@gmail.com.

Whether you’re a man or woman, the WCR

RL

Hot Spots? Oh yeah, Austin Women’s Council of REALTORS is on fire! At WCR, we are all about the membership. Our year is has been, and continues to be, full of exciting speakers, networking events, fundraisers, community service involvement and trainings. We started 2016 with the “Winter White Party” featuring the local Austin band, Suede! An amazing time was had by all dancing the night away all dressed in white! This event certainly created a “buzz!” Our January Business Resource Luncheon featured Darlene Temple “Sparkle Start 2016.” Darlene gave us ideas to help us be successful in 2016. In February, we had our first educational event of the year, “Working with the Affluent Client,” with instructor David Pruitt. Jennifer Lish, community service chair, also cooked up some tasty chili for the TREPAC Chili Cook-off. Our members and future members enjoyed our “First of its Kind Spring Skeet Shoot” in March…..a little mud and rain couldn’t stop us! Our Karaoke Mixer revealed some unknown talents and our Business Resource meeting with Sue Christensen, “Make Your

Expectations Bring Sparkle into Your Life” was a great success. Austin WCR works hard to give back to the community. Our Community Service Chair, Jennifer Lish, organized a food drive for the Hill Country Food Bank in March and supported LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) with 85 percent of the funds raised during the 10-week period going directly to cancer research. April brought us the 10th Annual TREPAC Cake Auction with Austin WCR raising more than $3,000 for TREPAC. We also hosted the REALTOR MCE Class Legal I at the Microsoft Store at the Domain with Jason Peebles as the instructor. May featured Blingo Bingo and Sandra Dee Robinson was the speaker at our Business Resource Meeting, “Powerful Presence On Camera and Off.” We ended the month with the course, “Negotiating Contracts in a Fast Paced Market.” As you can see Austin WCR is HOT! We are a network of successful REALTORS, advancing women as professionals and leaders

Submitted Photo

Jeremy Schuster and Laura Soran, both of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS get into the spirit at the company’s Turn Austin Blue event supporting Hope Alliance.

SKIP 2 STOPS START

2016

GA M E ON

ABoRRoundUp.com FREE EDUCATION INFORMATIVE TALKS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Booth and advertising opportunities for the largest real estate trade show in Central Texas are available now!

OCTOBER 19, 2016 PALMER EVENTS CENTER

MOVE BACK 2 SPACES

Registration for ABoR REALTORS® and tickets available in August.

GET 2 FREE CE CREDITS

GET $50 AT THE REALTOR® STORE

R E A L T Y R o u n d u p


24

July 2016

RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Annette SawyerCorbin and Brian O’Halloran, both of Willow Bend Mortgage, and Jill Smith of Patten Law Firm enjoy some down time at the ABoR Affiliates Happy Hour.

Buy Photo: RL_070816_K.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Deep Parikh, Stephen Costello and Tanner Schmidt, all of NetWorth Realty, Lexi Teifke of United Realty & Investment Co. and Chase Pingel of Goosehead Insurance have a laid back approach to networking after a long day at the office.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_I.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com Buy Photo: RL_070716_H.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Brittney Heffernan of Highland Homes gives a speech at the Platinum Top 50 Fashion Show benefiting Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

Wthings e know three enjoyable about Summer

1. Appreciating a full Lake Travis from a lakeside restaurant or on the water 2. Diving into the cool depths of a backyard pool 3. Eating a double dip of Mexican vanilla at Amy’s Ice Creams The Austin housing market is just as sizzling as the Austin summer temperatures promise to be. We have the dependable, knowledgeable and experienced staff to guide your transaction to a smooth closing. Get to know us today and we’ll see you with a contract tomorrow!

Your Closing Professionals

NORTH AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY Like Clockwork ®

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

www.facebook.com/Austin.nat www.nat.com/Texas

Christina Isaac Business Consultant c: 512.497.7306 e: cisaac@nat.com

Bette Cook Business Consultant c: 512.965.9856 e: bcook@nat.com

Victor Aguilar Business Consultant c: 512.909.1532 e: vaguilar@nat.com

RESEARCH 11044 Research Blvd. Bldg. D, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759 t: 512.249.0576

NORTH AUSTIN 5608 Parkcrest Drive Suite 150 Austin, TX 78731 t: 512.302.3892

ROUND ROCK 1 Chisholm Trail Suite 3100 Round Rock, TX 78681 t: 512.255.6550

©2016 North American Title Group and its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. North American Title Group and its subsidiaries are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. | TX16-9259 TX 5-27-16


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

25

Highland Homes A S S O C I AT E S I N P R O G R E S S - A d v e r t i s e r P r o f i l e b y K a t i e B r o w n

When Highland Homes was founded in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock, the company faced one of the largest housing crises of the century. Yet, over the past 31 years, Highland Homes has successfully faced these economic challenges and expanded into new and emerging Texas markets continuing to deliver highquality homes and customer service. Today, Highland Homes is one of the largest privately-held homebuilders in the state of Texas, building in the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas. It recently won the 2016 People’s Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year. “Highland is not driven by the stock market. We are driven by our core values and mission statement that ensure we always do the right thing for our employees, customers, and REALTOR partners,” says Brittney Heffernan, marketing coordinator for Highland Homes Austin. As of this year, Highland Homes is pleased to announce that it is now a privately-held, employee owned company. “Our founders have sold our company—to the employees of Highland Homes!” Heffernan says. “We are now 100 percent employee owned. From the sales counselor to the construction manager to the warranty manager—you are dealing directly with an owner of the company. This em-

ployee stock ownership plan, also known as an ESOP, allows Highland to remain a privatelyheld Texas home builder while entrusting our invested employees to continue to pursue the company mission of being a customer-focused builder that REALTORS can take clients to confidently.” Currently, the Highland Homes Austin division has 16 communities in the Austin area, including Belterra, Easton Park, Rocky Creek, Highlands at Mayfield Ranch, Palmera Ridge,

Highland Homes owners /founders sold the company to its employees in 2016.

who is responsible for REALTOR relations, community marketing, and strategic brand communication. “We look forward to going in to several new communities opening next year in the Manor, Kyle, and Leander submarkets. Stay tuned!” Whether choosing an inventory home

We look forward to going in to several new communities opening next year in Manor, Kyle & Leander... Paloma Lake, Parkside at Mayfield Ranch, Reagan’s Overlook, Oaks at San Gabriel, Tessera on Lake Travis, and more. “We are all over the map in the Austin-area and are continuing to grow,” says Heffernan,

or building from the ground up, Highland Homes has a variety of options for every type of homeowner. “The opportunities vary in each community, and although we are not a custom builder, people find they have so many

personal choice options to choose from that it feels custom,” Heffernan says. Another reason Highland Homes achieves a custom feel is because of its in-house architectural department led by Highland’s VP of architecture, Gonzalo Romero. “Gonzalo creates a product line catered to the community, city, and target market,” Heffernan says. “The design and thought behind the livability of the plan is what makes a Highland home so special.” While Highland Homes continues to expand into new communities, its focus on its customer base is at the core of each team member. When it comes to Highland Homes homeowners, Heffernan says the experience extends beyond the purchase of the home. “Our homeowners know about our reputation, see the quality in a Highland home, and understand the level of customer service they will receive throughout one of the biggest purchases of their lives,” she says. “They know Highland Homes will still be around after they move in to take care of them in every way possible.” RL

PrimeLending Capital City Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, & Jumbo to name only a few loan products!

Candy Buzan Branch Manager The Candy Buzan Team

Max Leaman Branch Manager Leaman Team

Kim Nielsen Production Manager The Candy Buzan Team

Amy Bailey Oehler Production Manager Leaman Team

Daniel Hyzak Team Loan Officer The Candy Buzan Team

Marie Cyr

Diane M. Clark

Jori Stern

Amanda Stewart

Adam Biehler

Leaman Team

Leaman Team

Leaman Team

Missy Driskell

Eiric Smith

Trudy Savage

Mark Hoffman

Mary Kennedy

Two Great Locations! © 2016 PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS: 13649) is a wholly owned subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender TX V121013. 1450002 (Hyzak), NMLS 268025 (Clark), NMLS 179666 (Kennedy), NMLS 180066 (Driskell), NMLS 180854 (Savage), NMLS 151263 (Leaman), NMLS 225339 (Bailey), NMLS 177299 (Stern), 208244 (Biehler).

810 Hester’s Crossing, Suite 150 Round Rock, TX 78681 3724 Executive Center Drive, Suite 110 Austin, TX 78731


26

July 2016

RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

austin

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Vicki Jones Jennings of Keller Williams Realty, Toni Bolton and Mary Fisher, both of Central Metro Realty, and Diane Christy of Diane Christy Realty, look forward to new KB Home models. The group learned more about what’s on the horizon by attending the KB Home Agent Mixer at the Dogwood Rock Rose.

Buy Photo: RL_070516_A.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

The Hay Group Escrow Officer Joy Stokes, left, welcomes Sonny and Erin Bara, both of Realty Austin, to the Summer Soiree Open House at the company's new office on West 5th Street in Downtown Austin.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_H.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Amber Anderson of Platinum Top 50 REALTORS welcomes guests to the group’s Fashion Show at The Mansion.

Submitted Photo

STRONG. RELIABLE.

SERVING AMERICA FOR OVER 150 YEARS

CONSISTENT.

Question What is

$2.478 Million?

Answer

the amount of KW Profit Shared back city-wide with our KW agents in 2015!

We Give Back CHICAGO TITLE Austin

to Our Agents to Our Community! F a confidential appointment to learn how to keep more For of o the money you earn, call Christi Davidson, Team Leader

(512) 637-8480 Christi Davidson, Team Leader 12515-8 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78759 kw Northwest (512) 346-3550 Christi Davidson

www.chicagotitleaustin.com

kw Southwest

kw Round Rock kw Lake Travis

(512) 448-4111 (512) 255-5050 Diane Johnson & Avis Wukash Melanie Kennenmann

(512) 263-9090 Melissa Webb


Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

27

Headwaters A S S O C I AT E S I N P R O G R E S S - A d v e r t i s e r P r o f i l e b y K a t i e B r o w n

Located just 30 minutes from downtown

Properties within the Headwaters commu-

Austin, Headwaters is a 1,035-acre residen-

nity cater to a variety of residents from families

tial community that seamlessly combines the

to empty nesters. “Our builders offer one- and

charm of the Texas Hill Country in close prox-

two-story floor plans to cater to our residents,”

imity to the city’s excitement.

Matthews says. “In addition to homes built

“Headwaters is a low-density development

specifically for a homeowner, each builder will

designed to showcase the natural features and

offer several completed homes ready for im-

views that define each property,” says Matt D.

mediate move-in.”

Headwaters' activity center, “HW Central,” will feature a resort-style, split-level pool with waterfall, a 2,600-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility, open air pavilion and the “Hub,” a coffee shop and Wi-Fi café.

Matthews, regional development manager for

Optional outdoor living areas and expan-

Headwaters. “Five hilltops were preserved in

experiences. “Our activity center, “HW Cen-

sive front porches will be offered by builders

the development to maintain the Hill Country

tral,” will feature a resort-style, split-level pool

While the community boasts an attractive

so homeowners can experience the Hill Coun-

with waterfall, a 2,600-square-foot state-of-

amenities package and quality homes, Head-

aesthetic of the property. Because of this, each

waters’ location in Dripping Springs and the

lot backs up to open space with no shared rear lot lines so each homeowner can experience more than 1,000 acres of open space. ” Recently, Headwaters completed its first phase, comprised of 50’, 60’, 70’ and 80’ lots and features new homes from Drees Custom Homes, David Weekley Homes and Trendmaker Homes. According to Matthews, who works with development professionals to plan,

area’s expansive scenery set it apart from many

Headwaters is a low-density development designed to showcase the natural features and views that define each property...

design and deliver infrastructure and ameni-

other master-planned developments. “We will have an eight-mile trail system that will extend throughout the community to various points of interest, including access to future City of Dripping Springs parkland adjacent to the Little Barton Creek and Barton Creek,” Matthews says. He continues, “The neighborhood is in the highly acclaimed Dripping Springs Indepen-

ties for the community, Headwaters has big plans in the works. “Our future phases are

programming for the benefit of our residents.”

dent School District. We are excited to be a try views and open space.

the-art fitness facility, open air pavilion, and

part of the Dripping Springs community and

already being designed,” Matthews says. “The

In addition to the community’s beautiful

the “Hub,” a coffee shop and Wi-Fi café,” Mat-

look forward to delivering a high-quality life-

remaining 791 lots will be developed in four

views and custom home options, homeowners

thews says. “Additionally, we will have an on-

style for our residents and neighbors to enjoy.”

phases.”

can enjoy a variety of community features and

site Lifestyle Director who will facilitate social

RL


28

July 2016 Front Page: Continued

Schools Communities like Tessera on Lake Travis sprout up around high-scoring school districts like Lago Vista ISD, which has a 99 percent high school graduation rate. Caliterra is in the Dripping Springs ISD, with a nationally ranked public high school. “The school is the anchor tenant in our opinion,” says Rich. Bryson, a masterplan that is part of Crescent Communities, is in the Leander ISD, which has five high schools with a graduation rate above 96%. Santa Rita Ranch – the largest MPC in Austin – falls within both Liberty Hill and Georgetown ISDs, so depending on where buyers purchase a home, parents will send their kids to Georgetown or Liberty Hill ISD. But the community’s builders go a step further. “We also set aside 75 acres and four school sites,” says director of marketing, Regina Spurlock. Rancho Sienna, one of the newest masterplans by Newland Communities, a top-selling national developer, worked with the Liberty Hill ISD to build a new $29 million elementary school. It’s slated to start accepting 600 students in 2017. “This is huge news because many residents will now be able to walk to the community school,” says Vaike O’Grady, marketing director for Newland Communities.

Value It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact meaning of “value.” It could be financial or convenience.

RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

For Caliterra homeowners, there’s value in the community’s proximity to the central business hub. “When somebody comes to Dripping Springs, they’re looking for a certain type of lifestyle in the southwest market and the response we’ve received is dramatic,” says Rich. “Santa Rita Ranch is the biggest value on the Reagan corridor,” says Spurlock. The fulltime HOA manager is on-site to answer questions for residents, buyers and REALTORS. “That’s unheard of for a community in year two of what is expected to be a 15- to 20-year build out.” According to Darlene Louk, a director at Hines, the company developing the 875-acre Tessera, “Lakeside living is an incredible value for our residents, like the young professionals who choose to live here over more expensive properties downtown.” Newland Communities, the Rancho Sienna developer, utilizes native landscaping, preserves water with rain-collecting cisterns, and encourages builders to protect trees and limit the use of sod. Responsible water and environmental behavior helps to preserve the health and beauty of the community and also benefits neighboring areas. There’s just one more reason that MPCs are so popular. Most offer great perks to the REALTOR community, whether that’s providing monetary incentives to just simply offering a comfortable conference room, lightning fast internet and resort-worthy amenity centers where agents and brokers can meet clients. RL

www.myRealtyLine.com

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

P. O. Box 81366 • Austin, Texas 78708-1366 (512) 821-1900 www.myRealtyLine.com E-mail: info@myRealtyLine.com

Publisher: Doren L. Carver doren@myRealtyLine.com

Associate Publisher: Tawanna K. Carver tawanna@myRealtyLine.com

Managing Editor: Naomi Bludworth naomi@myRealtyLine.com

Contributing Editor: Linda McNabb

Contributing Writers: Riki Markowitz, Katie Brown, Naomi Bludworth

Contributing Photographers: Doren L. Carver, Philip Haustein

Columnists: Aaron Farmer, Shavonne Martin, Wes Wigginton, Ruby Johnson Submission Guidelines: Submit photos, press releases and calendar items to naomi@myrealtyline.com. All photos must be at least 300 dpi and include a caption with first/last name and company affiliation. Press releases must be fewer than 300 words. Non-advertisers submitting calendar items will be charged $25 per submission. All submissions must be received at least seven calendar days prior to ad copy deadlines published at www.myrealtyline.com/blog/advertise.html. Submission items will be included as space allows. Realty Line Austin is published monthly by Caxton Publications, Inc.© as a non-subscription publication for the more than 8,000 members of the Austin Board of REALTORS®(ABoR), the more than 1,500 members of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCREALTORS) and the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin. Realty Line Austin is printed on recycled paper. Realty Line Austin is a proud member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin and is a honorary member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. Realty Line Austin is not responsible for opinions or facts expressed by non-staff writers or for errors and any by-products in advertising or editorial copy. REALTOR® is a registered trademark. The word REALTOR® sometimes appears in this publication without the registered trademark symbol (®) for the purpose of saving space. Wherever the word REALTOR® appears in this publication, the registered trademark should be assumed.

GRAND OPENING

FALL 2016

Playground. Sanctuary. Immersive. Home.

Begin anew, come to the source. A cherished past. A vital future. An amazing collection of amenities, neighborhoods and scenic expanses with something close to every home. It’s time to claim yours.

DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES | DREES CUSTOM HOMES | TRENDMAKER HOMES LiveHeadwaters.com Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. All rights in these materials are reserved. All products and company names marked as trademarked (™) or registered (®) are trademarks of their respective holders. Copying, reproduction and distribution of materials without prior written consent of Freehold Communities is strictly prohibited. All information, plans, and pricing are subject to change without notice. This information does not represent a specific offer of sale or solicitation to purchase property within Headwaters. Models do not reflect racial preference.


Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.â„¢

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

29


30

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

Real Estate News & Notes ABoR Market Report: Home sales jump in Williamson County, across Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area

RL austin

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

more single-family homes were sold in Travis County than Williamson County in May 2016. Williamson County home sales surged 19.5 percent year-over-year in May to 1,028 single-family home sales. Single-family home sales also increased by double-digit margins across the Central Texas region, rising 13.2 percent annually to 4,297 home sales in May 2016. In the five-county MSA, single-family home sales rose 9.9 percent year-over-year to 2,909 home sales during the same time frame. “Austin-Round Rock area unemployment recently hit a 16-year low, largely thanks to Austin’s booming tech sector,” said Eldon Rude, principal at 360 Real Estate Analytics. "Tech companies such as Apple Computer continue to fuel employment growth in Northwest Austin and in turn, are driving home sales growth in southeast Williamson County where homes are less expensive and new home development continues to be strong.” High home prices and critically low inventory levels continued to stifle home sales within the City of Austin, as more homebuyers look outside of Austin’s city limits for affordably priced housing. In May 2016, Austin single-family home sales remained statistically unchanged at 884 home sales. Home prices throughout the Central Texas region continued to increase in May 2016, but at a slower pace. In the five-county MSA, median price rose 4.8 percent year-over-year to $288,085. In Williamson County, median price rose 5.2 percent annually to $261,822. The median price within Austin’s city limits

was $355,000 in May 2016, a 1.6 percent increase from the year prior. Monthly housing inventory within the Austin-Round Rock MSA was 2.4 months in May 2016, statistically unchanged from the year prior. Housing inventory within the City of Austin rose 0.2 months year-over-year to 1.9 months of inventory, while inventory within Williamson County fell 0.3 months annually to 1.9 months during the same time frame. Housing inventory levels lower than two months are considered an extremely tight market by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, which cites an inventory level of 6.5 months as a market in which the supply and demand for homes is balanced. In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, pending sales jumped 21.1 percent to 3,297 pending sales in May 2016. Double-digit gains in pending sales were also evident across the 18-county Central Texas region, within the City of Austin and in Travis and Williamson counties. “Strong gains in both pending sales and active listings both in Austin and regionally indicate a strong summer selling season could be ahead,” concluded Farmer. “A Central Texas REALTOR can provide in-depth market expertise to help homebuyers and sellers navigate competitive housing market conditions.” For additional housing market statistics and infographics for the Austin-Round Rock MSA; Central Texas; Hays, Travis and Williamson counties; and the City of Austin, please visit ABoR.com/StatsMay16. RL

Builders for 2017 Spring Parade of Homes revealed

The builders for the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin's 2017 Parade of Homes were revealed at a press conference and exclusive reception for key Realtors and stakeholders at the Hotel Grand Duca. The 2017 Parade of Homes will take place at The Peninsula at Rough Hollow, an exclusive gated Single-family home sales jumped in Williamson County and across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May 2016, according to the May 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS. “Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in the Central Texas region, with properties priced under $500,000 selling rap-

idly,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS. “Williamson County homes are among the most popular in the region due to the county’s highly-rated school districts, access to major thoroughfares and proximity to major employment hubs in Austin.” Williamson County’s population is less than half that of Travis County, yet only 424

community that is situated along the shores of Lake Travis. Each home will enjoy 150 degree lake views. The builders for this highly anticipated event include Jenkins Design-Build, Arbogast Custom Homes, Lake Travis Builders, Triton Austin Custom Homes and Laurel Haven Homes. RL

Submission Guidelines: Submit photos, press releases and calendar items

to naomi@myrealtyline.com. All photos must be at least 300 dpi and include a caption with first/last name, company affiliation and a short description. Press releases must be fewer than 300 words and are subject to editing for brevity. Calendar items are free to advertisers and $25 per submission for others. All submissions must be received at least seven calendar days prior to ad copy deadlines published at www.myrealtyline.com/advertise.html. Submission items will be included as space allows.


RL

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

www.myRealtyLine.com

July 2016

E L E VAT E YO U R E X P E C TAT I O N S ! 8 B E A U T I F U L H O M E S A V A I L A B L E I N B E LT E R R A

Trendmaker Homes is now in Austin, with its signature, no-surprises homebuilding model. The high-end, designer-selected finishes seen in our models are built right into every home and the price! Plus, with Realtor Rewards and buyer incentives, we take good care of you and your clients!

R E A DY FO R M OV E- I N! Plan

Address

Price

Sq. Ft.

Beds

Baths

Half-Baths

Stories

Garage

790F

650 Brentwood Dr.

$549,638

3,372

4

3

1

1

4

Hill Country views!

752F

631 Brentwood Dr.

$529,839

3,382

4

3

1

1

3

On greenbelt!

721F

632 Brentwood Dr.

$639,048

3,456

4

3

1

1

3

Hill Country views!

818M

588 Brentwood Dr.

$644,831

3,462

4

3

1

1

2

Hill Country views!

845M

645 Brentwood Dr.

$559,149

3,635

4

3

1

2

3

Next to future park!

844M

659 Brentwood Dr.

$656,576

3,807

4

3

1

2

2

Oversized site!

849M

618 Brentwood Dr.

$679,501

3,974

4

3

1

2

3

Media room!

840M

602 Brentwood Dr.

$684,843

4,026

5

4

1

2

3

Hill Country views!

Contact our New Homes

Coming Soon to

Specialist to schedule a

Crystal Falls and

VIP tour at 512.575.4714!

Headwaters. www.trendmakerhomes.com

31


32

July 2016

www.myRealtyLine.com

RL austin

TM

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995

Putting a Face on Real Estate since 1995.™

Even the kids get into the spirit of Turning Austin Blue during Coldwell Banker’s recent Blue Out event, to support Hope Alliance, a non-profit to help those who are victims of family and sexual violence.

Submitted Photo

Selfie mania is commonplace at the Austin Young Real Estate Professional’s monthly happy hours. William Burnham of the Austin Board of REALTORS and Corrine Elgin of Realty Austin take a fun selfie to post on social media.

Buy Photo: RL_070416_P.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Buy Photo: RL_070716_D.jpg at www.myrealtyline.com

Joe Keenan of Realty Austin reminds the crowd that fashion isn’t just for the ladies. He shows off new men’s styles at the PT50 REALTORS Fashion Show.

Realty Line July 2016  

Putting a face on real estate since 1995. The July6 issue of Realty Line focuses on the region's newest residential hot spots for buyers in...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you