Feb. 13, 2016

Olympic Heights Home for Sale

Olympic Heights Home for Sale

512-740-6486 – http://KeepAustinWeirdHomes.com – Austin, TX Real Estate and Investment Specialists. 

Keep Austin Weird Homes is pleased to feature our listing at 2202 Billy Fiske Lane. This affordable South Austin home has all of the features discriminating buyers will appreciate, and a few extras you deserve.

2202 Billy Fiske Living Room

You’ll find vaulted ceilings & eco-friendly Eucalyptus hardwood floors in the living room, which opens to the kitchen and dining areas.

2202 Billy Fiske Kitchen

Speaking of the kitchen…this one will be a pleasure to cook in with stainless appliances including a gas stove, brand new granite counters - and you won’t believe the size of the pantry!

The three generously sized bedrooms are upstairs - the master has a double vanity and walk-in closet. On the main floor there is a flex room that can be used as a playroom, office, or even a 4th bedroom.

In the backyard, you’ll enjoy the privacy created by the bamboo screen. You’ll also find raised garden beds for organic vegetable and herb gardening, plum, fig and pomegranate trees, blackberry bushes, and a self-watering irrigation system for the garden and bamboo. The swing set will convey with the property.

2202 Billy Fiske - Olympic Heights Home for SaleThis home for sale in Olympic Heights is ideally situated off the main roads in the neighborhood and walking distance from all the amenities such as the community pool, dog park & jogging trails. 

This South Austin neighborhood is served by Baranoff Elementary, Bailey Middle School and Akins High School.

Located just off S. Manchaca Rd. and less than 10 minutes from IH-35 and Southpark Meadows, you can easily commute anywhere in Austin or the surrounding towns from this home for sale in Olympic Heights. 

View FULL DETAILS and PHOTOS here:  Olympic Heights Home for Sale

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the time of this ad creation, it is very possible that an offer has been submitted or even accepted since that time. This ad was created with the intent to sell THIS property. If you are interested in this property, please call 512-740-6486 to check on its current availability.

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  • By Rodney Campbell

Feb. 13, 2016

Protest Property Tax in Austin

How To Protest Property Tax in Austin

The new tax assessed property values were mailed to homeowners throughout Texas recently and people in Austin and surrounding areas are experiencing sticker shock to find their values have gone up tens of thousands of dollars in just one year. I took a class this week so I could learn even more about the process to protest property tax in Austin and share the most current accurate information with you.

The property taxing system is a cycle with 4 parts:

  • Phase 1 – Appraisal – occurs between Jan. 1 and April 30. This is when the county determines the value of every property using a computer algorithm. It’s not personal, it’s not specific. Then the notices we are all panicking about are mailed.

  • Phase 2 – Equalization. Yes, it is part of the cycle for homeowners to protest their values and help determine a more accurate one. Think of it like a check and balance.

  • Phase 3 – Adopting a Budget – comes after the protest period has ended and the values, and anticipated revenues – are set. This is meeting the public can attend.

  • Phase 4 – Collecting Taxes – is from Oct. – Jan. 31st of the following year.

Let’s focus on Phase 2 – Equalization. What are your options?

  • Don’t do anything. Accept the value your property was assigned by the computer system and prepare to pay that increased tax bill.
  • Protest your property tax in Austin.  Complete the Travis County tax protest form and send it in by May 31st. Check both boxes “Value is over market value” AND “Value is unequal compared to other properties”. That way you have options as you do your research. Check YES for “I want to receive a copy of hearing procedures”. I recommend filing as close to May 31st as you can without being late. Hearings are done in the order received, and if others homes’ values in your area have had successful protests before your hearing, that data will help you. You will need access to the data for comparable homes sold in your neighborhood between Oct. 1 of last year and March 31 of this year.  
    • You can ask a Realtor to help, but be aware that if you don’t have a relationship with that person or experience with their attention to detail, you may not get the best information.  In general, our market has increased in value a great deal. You want to find the nuances that can show why your property shouldn’t follow the average, and those are time consuming to research.

  • You can hire a firm on contingency to do the work for you. They take between 35-60% of the tax savings they get you. Average success rate is 90% and they average a 10% reduction. So if they save you $1,000 in taxes they collect between $350 and $500. If there is no reduction, there is no cost.

  • Remember you can actually protest two things - the lot value and/or the structure value. It seems that this year the appraisers did a better job of differentiating between lot sizes. So if you have a larger lot, you probably saw a more significant increase this year. You can still protest your lot value if for example, you have drainage issues, or it’s not flat and buildable.

If you or someone you know needs help understanding their Travis County property tax valuation and their options to protest property tax in Austin, we can help! Email austintexasagent@gmail.com with your property address and contact information and we will go from there.

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Feb. 12, 2016

Luxury Private Oasis in Cedar Park, TX

Luxury Home with a Pool for Sale in Cedar Park, TX

512-740-6486 – http://KeepAustinWeirdHomes.com – Austin, TX Real Estate and Investment Specialists. 

Keep Austin Weird Homes is pleased to feature our listing at 2708 Gholson Drive in Cedar Park, TX (just north of Austin). 

Luxury in Cypress Canyon!

Soaring ceilings, art niches and a curved staircase with gold leaf trimmed balusters give the first indication that this home is something special. The rest of this luxury home with a pool for sale in Cedar Park doesn’t disappoint!  

The cook’s kitchen has ample cabinetry, granite counter tops, gas stove top, built in microwave, 2 ovens and walk in pantry. With 4,667 square feet, this 5 bedroom floor plan features the master retreat and a guest suite down, with an additional 3 bedrooms upstairs. You’ll love sitting on the 2nd story porch overlooking the nature preserve.

2708 Gholson Dr

Upstairs, you’ll also find a media room with kitchenette/wet bar, game room, and a loft with built in cabinetry for a home office or craft center. The media room features a tiered floor, lounge chairs which can convey with an acceptable offer, blackout curtains, and surround sound, and the game room is large enough for a regulation size pool table.

2708 Gholson Dr

The backyard is literally an oasis featuring a pool with attached spa, 2 fountains, one of which is a bronze statue of dolphins valued at over $20,000, and a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen. The concrete patio is inlaid with a Star of Texas design. Mature plantings and palm trees provide a tropical feel and privacy for this luxury home with a pool for sale in Cedar Park.

2708 Gholson Dr

Located on a double cul de sac lot across from the Travis Audubon Sanctuary’s 690 acre Baker Sanctuary Nature Preserve, this property allows an easy walk to schools, park and community pools and has a central location minutes from RR 620 and 183, schools, employers and shopping.

Cypress Canyon is part of the Deer Creek Ranch HOA, which features playscapes, jogging trails, a basketball court, community center and 2 pools. This home is zoned to the following exemplary Leander ISD schools: Deer Creek Elementary, Cedar Park Jr. High and Cedar Park High.

View FULL DETAILS and PHOTOS here:  Luxury Home with a Pool for Sale in Cedar Park, TX

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the time of this ad creation, it is very possible that an offer has been submitted or even accepted since that time. This ad was created with the intent to sell THIS property. If you are interested in this property, Please call 512-740-6486 to check on its current availability.

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By: Rodney Campbell

Feb. 12, 2016

Crestview City Homes at Crestview Station – Austin Urban Homes

Crestview City Homes at Crestview Station – Austin Urban Homes

 

Crestview City Homes, a new home community in North Central Austin that is part of the Crestview Station development.  D.R. Horton, the only builder for Crestview City Homes, offers many desirable features such as contemporary design features, dark wood floors, and soaring ceilings. Some homes are designed with a 3rd story loft that features a peek a boo view of the city. All have attached or alley access garages. The new construction homes in Crestview City Station are priced in the $350-450k range, with 2 and 3 story homes in a wide range of sizes available.

Crestview CIty Homes Crestview City Homes

 Amenities for the neighborhood of Crestview City Homes include a bark park and walking trails so that your fur babies can be taken care of. You’ll love the proximity to the mixed use Midtown Commons and the Crestview Station light rail station that allows commuting downtown in just 10 minutes! This location also allows you to walk to many shops and Austin favorites such as the Black StarBrewpub.

 Although there is a sales office onsite, we encourage potential buyers to remember that those agents represent the builder, not the buyers.  You deserve representation! Any Realtor can represent a prospective home buyer at Crestview City Homes, and we’d be more than happy to take you on a tour of the area anytime.

Crestview City Homes

 Students in the Crestview City Homes attend Austin Independent School District’s award winning Brentwood Elementary, Lamar Middle School and McCallum High School, the district’s award winning performing arts magnet school.

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the time of this ad creation, it is very possible that an offer has been submitted or even accepted since that time. This ad was created with the intent to sell THIS property. If you are interested in this property, Please call 512-740-6486 to check on its current availability.

 

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Feb. 12, 2016

Keep Austin Weird Homes, Austin TX Real Estate Brokerage, Hires Lauren Tindal as Buyer Specialist

Keep Austin Weird Homes, Austin TX Real Estate Brokerage, Hires Lauren Tindal as Buyer Specialist

Austin, TX – May 18, 2014

Lauren Tindal has been named “Buyer Specialist” for the Austin, TX real estate brokerage known as Keep Austin Weird Homes.

Rodney Campbell, who runs the company’s buyer’s division, know that agents who are responsive to a client’s needs and have the integrity to follow through on their promises, can best assist buyers in Austin.

 

Keep Austin Weird Homes

 Rodney Campbell runs an Austin, TX real estate brokerage established with the intention of doing good business with good people.  As Austin real estate specialists, Keep Austin Weird Homes can help you buy, selllease or invest in real estate in and around Austin,TX.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

I want to sell my Austin, TX property

I’d like to Search for Austin Real Estate

I’d like to speak to someone from Keep Austin Weird Homes

 

-       By Rodney Campbell

 

Posted in Austin Real Estate
Feb. 9, 2016

Real Estate Austin Innterest Rates Today

LOOK HOW FAR WE HAVE COME

 

     Hard to believe this is what real estate looked like over the 40 years, that our parents dealt with interest rates reaching 19%..Its important to look at what is the truth..Our parents still made money off there largest investment and most didn't make the decision to stop making there payments and allowing there loans to  return to the bank, as we saw 5 years ago.

     Today as of 2/9/2016 the average 30 year rate is 3.1% it is shocking when looking at our real estate making in Austin Texas from the past.  Most people we meet at Keep Austin Weird Homes believe getting a mortgage today is difficult..Reality it is not difficult at all, it is based on your credit score and your monthly income and debt..a simple equation that is called debt to income...amount of debt divided by income...

     Austin real estate has a influx of professional that are temporary under 5 years before they move and it have driven our rental market past 110% yep you have it Austin past capacity we have ran out that why you  see crazy rates on leases and land owners in reality that are exceeding qualification for a mortgage..  Temporary persons to Austin should look at a ARM an adjustable rate mortgage...Why wouldn't you ride this market as well..     

     Give us a call for our qualified bankers and brokers in the Austin Real Estate Mortgage market..Knowledge is power so lets get that knowledge for now or in the future.

 

Feb. 8, 2016

You Shouldn't Be Bored In Austin, Even If Your Married 5 Things To Do

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Let’s Tango Austin

Single or married nothing is as sensual or social than looking someone in the eyes dancing.  So put up your cell phones drop your laptops and grab your favorite friend or lover, if your single just GO! There will be someone for you as well!

http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Tango-Dance-Meetup/

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Umlauf Sculpture Museum

Single or with a lover best place on the planet to recover from a night of drinking as the weather warms…Serenity in the garden and sculptures will quickly melt away the headache and open your heart to other possiblites.http://98441.cdx.c.ooyala.com/s3dnZjczrc5V3gaeKm71rRnZW5IyOuWv/promo251736008

 

Austin Ballet

So you say I haven’t been! Or you’re thinking the ballet Rodney! I am a little to country for that!  Well guess what single or as a couple you will be lost in the moment…Seeing artist at the top of their field is inspiring and you never know who you will meet during the intermission or prior. So if you are single mingle during these times…Enjoy this experience

https://balletaustin.org/

 

Volunteer Austin

Single or as a couple, volunteer, touch a life, open your heart to others and others will open there hearts to you…Your lover will love you more, and lovers who love are found at all these programs.  Make a difference if just for a day!

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Austin%2C+TX%2C+USA

 

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Commit To Using Metro Once A Month

Why wouldn’t you! Makes some feel slightly uncomfortable and others feel as if there lessoning there foot print on the planet.  But here you go, you have to go work anyway why not go and actually interact or people watch.  Take off your head set put away your phone and smile and say hello to whoever enters the bus.

https://www.austintexas.gov/resident/public-transportation

 

Feb. 7, 2016

Quail Creek Homes for Sale – North Central Austin

Quail Creek Homes for Sale – North Central Austin

Welcome to the Quail Creek homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in North Central Austin and Quail Creek. Here you can search every available home for sale in Quail Creek, which is bordered by Hwy 183, Kramer Lane, Metric Blvd, and N. Lamar. Quail Creek homes are part of the North Austin Civic Association (NACA),

 The neighborhoods of Quail Creek and Quail Creek West in North Austin are affordable options for those interested in entering the Austin real estate market. In a town that loves unique, this community doesn’t disappoint – no cookie cutter buildings here! Most of the neighborhood was developed in the 1970s, and there are mix of remodeled and vintage homes in the area.

 

SEE HOMES FOR SALE IN QUAIL CREEK NOW

 

The number of Quail Creek homes for sale changes daily, so be sure to keep coming back right here, to the best site for searching Quail Creek homes for sale.

 

 This neighborhood is zoned to Cook or Wooldridge elementary schools, Burnet Middle School, and Lanier High School, which is also houses the Health Sciences Institute of Austin.  The North Austin Community garden is an excellent spot for the community to gather.  Quail Creek is centrally located for shopping and entertainment sites and the City of Austin’s Quail Creek Park and Walnut Creek Park, which has an off leash dog park.

 

Watch a video of the Quail Creek neighborhood here

 

Less than 15 minutes from the heart of downtown Austin but you’d never know it when you sit on your porch and hear the wind rustling and the birds singing in the mature oaks, Quail Creek offers an ideal spot for the budget-conscious to enjoy the Austin homeownership experience.

Keep Austin Weird Homes

 Rodney Campbell run an Austin, TX real estate brokerage established with the intention of doing good business with good people.  As Austin real estate specialists, Rodney can help you buy, sell, lease or invest in real estate in and around Austin, TX.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

I want to sell my Austin, TX property

I’d like to Search for Austin Real Estate

I’d like to speak to someone from Keep Austin Weird Homes

 

Feb. 7, 2016

East Austin Home for Lease in Rosewood

East Austin Home for Lease in Rosewood

 

512-740-6486 – http://KeepAustinWeirdHomes.com – Austin, TX Real Estate and Investment Specialists

 

Welcome to 917 Nile St. – an opportunity to lease an extremely well-maintained home that has previously only had one owner.

 917 Nile St

 With 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this exceptionally well maintained home is perfect for people who don't want to feel like they are living in a typical rental house.

 

View FULL DETAILS and additional PHOTOS here:  East Austin Home for lease in Rosewood

 The backyard is extremely private, and features a large outbuilding that has power - you can use it for art or yoga studio, playroom, workshop...the possibilities are endless.

917 Nile

 You'll love living in this home directly across the street from the beautiful 89 acre Boggy Creek park/greenbelt which features shady trees and jogging trails.  The home is just blocks from Huston-Tillotson University and Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus, and about a mile from such Austin gems as the Rosewood Community Market and Hillside Farmacy.

917 Nile St 917 Nile St

 917 Nile is served by the following schools: Oak Springs Elementary, Kealing Middle School & Eastside Memorial High School.

 This East Austin home for lease in Rosewood is available for occupancy as early as June 1 for well-qualified tenants.  Smoking is not allowed in the home. Pets are negotiable – please call the listing agent, 

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the time of this ad creation, it is very possible that an offer has been submitted or even accepted since that time. This ad was created with the intent to lease THIS property. If you are interested in this property, Please call 512-740-6486 to check on its current availability.

 

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Feb. 7, 2016

Keep Austin Weird Homes Sells Another Southwest Austin Home

Keep Austin Weird Homes Sells Another Southwest Austin Home

 

Keep Austin Weird Homes just sold another home in Southwest Austin. Keep Austin Weird Homes is excited to get another Southwest Austin home sold.

Austin May 29, 2014 - Keep Austin Weird Homes

Keep Austin Weird Homes, an Austin real estate brokerage, has sold another house in Austin. This Austin home sold for $369,500. This is almost $80,000 than the price the current owner bought it for in 2011.

The 2 story home is located in the Austin subdivision of Village of Western Oaks. The home has 2 beds, 3 ½ baths, and approximately 2,857 square feet. The property has a lot size of .179 acres and was built in 2000. Students who live at this school attend the Austin schools of Mills, Gorzycki and Bowie.



This home is located in Austin's zip code of 78749. The number of active listings in this area of Austin have decreased in April by 10% from the previous year and the number of sales in April was 49, a 33.8% drop from April 2013, reflecting the inventory shortage in Austin. The median number of days active properties have been listed for sale in this area of Southwest Austin is just 15. This is significantly shorter than the national average.




Keep Austin Weird Homes

 Rodney Campbell run an Austin, TX real estate brokerage established with the intention of doing good business with good people.  As Austin real estate market experts, Rodney can help you buy, sell, lease or invest in real estate in and around Austin, TX.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

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