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Davey McEathron Architecture

Building or constructing a visually appealing home is one of the biggest achievements for most people. Professional builders and developers are the most reliable people you might first want to talk to. Discuss to your chosen Austin home builder about the design of the project you are aiming for in order to ensure that your vision turns into reality and construct you a durable and strong home that can also increase your ROI if you have plans on selling your home in the future.

One of Spyglass Realty's very own, Chris Affinito, started a building company called Urban ATX. He works closely with renowned architects such as Davey McEathron and architectural photographer Leonid Furmansky. Seeing the robust yet…

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This is a mix of surveys from local real estate agents and lenders to determine whether we’re going to see a housing bust in Austin from its real estate bubble. This is the question we’re asked most about.  We also include notes from Angelos Angelou, the foremost economist in Austin.  

Before we start this Austin real estate market economic forecast breakdown, I want to point out that Texas, and especially Austin, are expected to be the among the first economies in the US to recover. Residential real estate is very resilient, and this is not a recession that was caused by factors in housing like we saw in the last one considering that Austin was said to be in a real estate market bubble.

It’s questionable if we will see much, if any, depreciation in…

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Scheer & Co. Interior Design

Here's a question, what if someone bought a home that was built in the 1900s and they want to incorporate a modern look in the interior without modifying the structure of the house, sounds impossible? Not for our featured Austin interior designer.

I recently had the pleasure to grab coffee with the mastermind of Scheer & Co., Killy Scheer herself. We conversed about her business, how she came to be, and everything in between. After we parted ways, I knew I needed to showcase her brilliance.

Scheer & Co. is a high-end residential and boutique commercial Austin interior design firm with projects nationwide.

Killy attended the University of Michigan and  Interior Design from Pratt Institute, where she…

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There are numerous of utility companies in the Austin area that will massively help you in your moving process in Austin. Have your utilities set up in advance or a day before your scheduled move-in. Make sure you have all that you need such as your internet, gas, electric, cable, and other utilities you will need at home. Check up on each of them to make sure that they are connected to avoid potential damages, if any, in the future. Call upon your provider to do any follow-ups on any delays.

Here are the list of utility companies in the Austin area:


Electric, and Gas Service Utilities

The following utility companies offer either electric, light, gas services or all three:

Atmos Energy

888-286-6700
866-322-8667
atmosenergy.com  

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Leaf Austin Transcription

So I'm here with Job Hammond and we're going to check out this new place -- is it new?

YEah it's pretty new.

Yeah, Leaf, and they focus on like healthy eating, and so Job is a director with me, incoming director in 2019, for the Austin Board of Realtors, and we're just going to talk a little shop, see what's going on, and check out the food. Have you eaten here before?

I haven't, but I'm looking forward to it.  A lot of fresh, local produce. Really excited to be here.

And I'm really excited to be here because the only place I go to is Vinaigrette for like healthy lunches, so we'll give you a full report soon.

Alright, so here is a look at me and Job's salad. We both got the same thing and it looks delicious.…

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Posted: November 20, 2018 | Updated: November 16, 2020

Best Time to Buy and Sell Your Home in Austin, Texas

When buying or selling a house in Austin, one of the things you might be looking at is the best time to spend going through listings. Now spring is known to be as the hottest time in real estate. For buyers and sellers be aware of the competition since there are more homes that are being listed during this season. There are also some pros and cons to weigh when it comes to purchasing your new home or selling one within the said season.

Buyers might be missing out some of the newly listed homes as spring ends. Notice that there’s already a problem for both parties in the season.

Before putting their home up in the market, sellers…

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Loro Austin Review

If you’re from Austin you might have heard about the restaurants Uchi/Uchiko and Franklin Barbeque, well the owners of these two fascinating restaurants have brought one of the best Texas and Asian BBQ in town--Loro Austin.

Loro is an Hai Hospitality Restaurant, Asian smokehouse and bar brought to you by James Beard Award winners Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin. The menu focuses on combining Texan and Asian influences that highlight smoked meats, sides, craft beer, and smoked cocktails. Who could’ve done it better than having two well-known personalities in their fields of Asian cuisine and traditional Texas BBQ?

The ambiance is presented to promote interactivity and has a feel of community dining because of…

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Popcorn Ceiling | Spyglass Realty

Asbestos can often be found in popcorn ceilings and other textured ceilings. This naturally-occurring material that was commonly used as an industrial insulator has also been identified as a hazardous substance. Over 39,000 American lives are lost due to asbestos-related diseases every year. 

Testing for asbestos is important if you are worried about the presence of asbestos in your home. In over thousands of real estate transactions I’ve had, I never had an issue with a property that had asbestos in it until this occurred. I had a client call me and ask if a home had asbestos in the popcorn ceiling, I brought it up to my contractor who shrugged it off, put on a mask, and scraped it right off.

In this blog post, I'll explain and share with you…

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