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Deep in the Austin Summer

August 11, 2023

The Oldham Group Austin | Courtney Oldham

Live in the Sunshine

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.

There has been no escaping life in the sunshine this summer! According to KVUE reporting, July 2023 was the hottest on record with an average temperature of 90.7 and 24 day streak of triple digit heat. Our current drought conditions have burned up yards, shrunk lake levels and closed swimming holes. We’ve been lucky over the years that our droughts have been short-lived and the water has come back.
However, things are different now – we’ve had a massive influx of new businesses and residents and Central Texas cities have expanded. Experts are warning of a water crisis. This is a critical time and an opportunity to look at our current water usage and to design communities, neighborhoods and homes that do more with less.

Here are a few things you can do to conserve water in your home today:

  1. Fix all leaking or dripping faucets
  2. Take shorter showers
  3. Install water saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  4. Use dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only
  5. Water your lawn sparingly or better yet, replace grass with turf or xeriscaping.
  6. Plant native species that are drought resistant and require less water
  7. Install rain water collection systems

Courtney’s Insights:
Extreme heat and drought conditions can impact your home and its’ marketability. Post-pandemic and now in an intense drought, homes with pools are selling better than the competition.
It’s tough and expensive to get contractors to work in these conditions so homes that have already been remodeled are selling better than the outdated competition.
Established landscaping and mature trees are invaluable when in comes to providing shade and natural cooling to a home and yard.

Want to know the value of your home or how current market conditions would impact a potential sale? Give Courtney a call at 512-809-5495.

Featured Properties

214 B Smoke Tree Circle

214 B Smoke Tree Circle

4 BD | 3.5 BA | 3,697 SF | $1,250,000

COMING SOON

New custom home built by Schwartz Custom Homes in the sought after Hilltop section of the award-winning Headwaters Community. Enjoy a three car garage, fine finishes, generous outdoor living spaces and views for days!! Dripping Springs ISD.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

1016 Morning Moon Circle

1016 Morning Moon Circle

4 BD | 3 BA | 3,552 SF | $1,399,000

SOLD

Located in the highly desired gated community of The Grove at Steiner Ranch this home is nestled on a large lot with great curb appeal. Enjoy gorgeous wood floors, oversized window, recessed lighting, ample natural lighting, large rooms and oversized outdoor living spaces.

Buyer Representation by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

Kenosha Pass

6903 Kenosha Pass

4 BD | 2.5FB | .49 AC | $1,079,000

SOLD

Incredible ranch style home on oversized half acre lot with mature oak trees in sought after Southwest Austin! This classic one-story limestone home has an open floor plan with two separate living spaces, elegant interiors, generous rooms and stunning architectural details like beamed ceilings & wood trusses. Private back yard, gas-heated saltwater pool. No HOA, close to HEB, Costco & Whole Foods!

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

Vallecito Drive

7116 Vallecito Drive

3 BD | 2 FB | 1641 SF | $600,000

UNDER CONTRACT

Beautiful two-story home with soaring cathedral-style ceilings on oversized .25 acre lot with mature oak trees in the sought after Oak Forest neighborhood. This classic limestone home has an open floor plan with two separate living spaces, elegant interiors and stunning architectural details like cedar-wrapped beams and a limestone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has been meticulously updated.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

14912 Cabrillo Way

14912 Cabrillo Way

4 BD | 2.5 FB | 2304 SF | $650,000

NEW PRICE

Impressive brick and limestone one-story home in the sought after Terra Colinas community in Lake Travis ISD. This one is better than new! It has an open floor plan with large living spaces, elegant interiors and stunning details like wide-plank hardwood flooring, designer farmhouse lighting and crown molding. The gourmet kitchen includes stainless appliances, shaker-style cabinetry with modern hardware, quartz countertops, recessed lighting and subway tile backsplash.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

Dixon Drive

8206 Dixon Drive

3 BD | 2 FB | 1252 SF | $425,000

NEW PRICE

WOW! Check out this great South Austin home with great curb appeal and thoughtful updating on a large lot and quiet street in the popular 78745 zip code! Beautiful kitchen has tile countertops and backsplash with custom-made finishes and tons of cabinetry with modern hardware. Spacious living area has soaring cathedral-style ceilings and newly installed luxury vinyl plank flooring!

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

2601 Sixpence Lane

2601 Sixpence Lane

5 BD | 3.5 BA | 2764 SF | $565,000

NEW PRICE

This gorgeous home on an oversized, corner lot in the coveted Commons at Rowe Lane has all the bells and whistles including a Generac home backup generator, solar panels, gorgeous outdoor living with spacious patio, pergola and storage barn! Inside you’ll enjoy an open floor plan with four beds, three baths and ample entertaining and dining spaces! The home boasts a spacious open concept kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash and stainless appliances, perfect for family meals and entertaining guests.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

5th Street

555 E. 5th Street #901

2 BD | 2 FB | Corner Unit | 1,389 SF | $799,999

AVAILABLE

Welcome home to the 5FiftyFive located in the Residences at the Hilton! This spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is move-in ready with recently upgraded wood floors and paint. Floor to ceiling windows provide captivating views to the north and east. Entertain friends or relax with a cup of coffee on the wrap around porch! Connected to the Hilton Hotel, the residences have a private entrance with 24-hour concierge services, with access to restaurants, bars, and the Starbucks coffee at the lobby level.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

2102 Falcon Hill Drive

2102 Falcon Hill Drive

3 BD | 2 FB | Study | 1,320 SF | $725,000

NEW PRICE

Check out this stunning fully-remodeled home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a spacious study located on large lot and quite street in the popular 78745 zip code! Beautifully designed kitchen with custom-made cabinetry, floating shelves, energy-saving stainless-steel appliances, quartzite counter tops with waterfall edge and large island with tons of counter space!

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

What's Happening

Era's Party

Join us The Fieldhouse at The Crossover for their Taylor Swift “The Era’s Party” with DJ Paul Secrest. Dress up as your favorite T-Swift Era, enjoy live sing-alongs with DJ Paul Secrest, participate in some T-Swift Trivia, and much more! RSVP here!

Summer Film Series

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series is now in its 49th year. The series will feature more than 100 films, including well-preserved film prints and dazzling digital restorations, romance and laughs and thrills, and more. Click here for more information.

Farmer's Markets

Texas Farmers’ Market has a whole weekend of programming on August 12 and 13 celebrating National Farmers Market Week. The fundraising weekend with chef appearances, live music, and more is free to attend, but suggests a donation of $5 per person or family. More information here.

Vinyl Brunch

Come to the Carver Library for afternoons of vibes on vinyl! Guests will travel through the years sonically featuring Austin-based DJs. DJs will be tasked with using ONLY vinyl from their personal inventory and the Carver library’s collection. More information here!

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORTH?

Knowing what your home is worth is important information to have if you are thinking of selling your home. Call Courtney 512-809-5495 for a current pricing analysis and a customized strategy for selling your property in today’s market.

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Thank you for your interest, we will be in touch shortly!

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