Austin has an affordability problem and there are solutions. Will our city council take the necessary steps to fix these issues? I interviewed Chris Affinito with Heartwood Real Estate and we’re going to jump into some of the big issues in Austin that we see with development and density.

  • About Chris Affinito
  • Obtaining Building Permits in Austin, Texas
  • Proposed Changes to Austin Zoning
  • Vertical Mixed Use Development
  • Compatibility Setbacks
  • No-brainer Ways to Solve Affordability in Austin
  • The Reyna
  • Affordability Waivers
  • Final Thoughts on Affordability
  • Connect With Chris

About Chris Affinito

Chris grew up in New Jersey, about 45 minutes from New York City. He went to school for undergrad at Villanova, in the…

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360 Condominiums is located in the heart of downtown Austin near the Google Sail building and within walking distance of the Seaholm Entertainment District. The residential building stands 44 floors tall and was completed in May 2008.

It was once the tallest building in Austin from January 2008 to June 2009 until it was surpassed by The Austonian. 360 Condos Tower was developed by Billy Holley and Judd Bobilin of Novare Group and Andrews Urban LLC.

Each unit in 360 Condominiums features spacious open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, breathtaking views of the Austin skyline and the Texas Hill Country, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a balcony or terrace in every home.

 

 

360 Condos boasts of its…

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The Best Realtors in Austin | Spyglass Realty

Over the last few years, we have gone above and beyond to become one of the top real estate companies in Austin. Our Austin real estate brokerage has gone to great lengths to provide top-notch services that are not commonly found at other Austin real estate brokerages. Spyglass Realty has been awarded by the Austin Business Journal as the Best Real Estate Company to Work for in Austin, TX for consecutive years.

Austin, TX has over 13,000 licensed real estate agents and not all are created equal. An estimate of 60% of Realtors in Austin conduct less than three transactions a year. Here at Spyglass Realty, we pride ourselves on fostering growth and providing our real estate agents with the support system they need to be successful in their business.

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If you’re interested in moving into a Downtown Austin condo but don’t want to break the bank, The Shore Austin may be the condo for you. One of the things you might want to know if you’re interested in buying at The Shore is the spectacular views of the Town Lake and city lights at night. The Shore has close proximity to The Travis, an upcoming 50-story tall luxury hotel-condo and apartment tower.

 


The Shore has 192 private residences with 22 stories. Featured in the video above is a two-bedroom, two-bath condo unit on the 18th floor with an office. It also has hardwood floors, quartz countertops, and a granite island. Live the urban lifestyle at The Shore. Its stunning amenities include its crown jewel, The Terrace which features a…

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44 East is Downtown Austin’s newest condo building for completion this year. This residential skyscraper with a lakefront location has a great array of price points, incredible views, and floor plans ranging from 500 sqft to over 3,500 sqft with one- to four bedrooms with architecture created by Page Southerland Page, Inc.

44 East has a total of 310 units, some units will also have a private rooftop terrace perfect for lounging and small gatherings with your loved ones. 44 East has close proximity to the Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, and to Natiivo Austin, a Downtown Austin condo powered by Airbnb.

 


Over 13,000 sqft of various world-class amenities in this condo tower including a 24-hour concierge, fully equipped state-of-the-art…

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Mother teaching her daughter in homeschool | Spyglass RealtyThere is a growing interest in homeschooling as an educational option. More parents are now choosing to homeschool their children instead of sending them to public or private schools. There were about 3.7 homeschool students in grades K-12 in the United States and the homeschool population continues to grow at an estimate of 2% to 8% over the past several years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Homeschool Requirements in Texas
  • Homeschool Curriculum
  • How to Switch from Public or Private School to Homeschool in Texas
  • Options for Texas Homeschool
    • Calvert Education
    • Well-Trained Mind
    • Time4Learning
    • Texas Tech University
    • Oak Meadow
  • Texas Homeschool Graduation Requirements
  • Can I Enroll My Child in Public School After Homeschool in…

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A Home For Sale in Austin, TX | Spyglass RealtyWe know how important it is to get your home sold as quickly and easily as possible. Homeselling can be complex, time-consuming, and even emotionally challenging, especially if you're selling your Austin home for the very first time. A few mistakes can result in consequences that could affect your real estate and financial goals. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Ignoring Major Repairs
  • Pre-listing Home Inspection
  • Failing to Stage Your Home
  • Not Considering Professional Real Estate Photography
  • Setting Aside Repainting Your Home
  • Wrong Pricing
  • Forgetting Your Home’s Exterior
  • Unprepared for Home Selling Costs
  • Not Preparing Your Home for Sale

Most sellers are aware of the need to fix small problems in their homes before putting it on the…

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Dad and Daughter Celebrating the HolidaysWinter season in Austin, TX can be a lot of fun. It's one of the most amazing times of the year to enjoy the best things to do in the city during the winter months. This includes fun activities for families, exciting things to do with your loved ones, and attractions you can enjoy alone or with your friends.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Things To Do and Places to Visit in Austin During Winter
    • Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker
    • Austin Marathon
    • Ice Skating
    • Hiking Trails
    • Visit Breweries
  • Explore Entertainment Districts in Downtown Austin
  • Holiday Lights in Austin
    • Austin Trail of Lights
    • Bastrop River of Lights
    • Lakeway Trail of Lights
    • Mozart's Light Show
    • Marble Falls Walkway of Lights
    • Round Rock Christmas Towne

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NEW Downtown Austin Condo Under Construction

We visited the construction zone of The Vesper, and in the video above we're going to give you a run-through of all the amenities and the condo layout and everything here.

The Vesper is located at 84 East Avenue in downtown Austin. It backs the popular Rainey Street entertainment district. It offers 284 total units that consist of penthouses, one- to two-bedroom condos coming in three curated finish schemes.

Vesper is developed by Pearl Stone Partners and ATCO and designed by STG Design and McCray & Co. It is slated for completion in 2024. 

The Vesper Amenities

The Vesper will be having 24-hour concierge services, coworking spaces, and conference rooms on the other side of the lobby. Liquor…

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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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