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$1M Prize for the Best $99K House

March 17th, 2023

The Oldham Group Austin | Courtney Oldham

Affordability, Technology & Design

I had the distinct privilege of attending Icon’s “A Moonshot for Affordable Housing Panel”, part of the SXSW23 Conference. The standing room only crowd included the likes of Bjarke Ingels, Michelle Addington, Alan Graham, Liz Lambert and more! Some of the most brilliant, innovative and creative minds from around the world provided insights on today’s affordability challenges and the need for a building, planning, and design revolution!

Key Highlights:

  • The US Housing Market is short 6.5 Million homes
  • 1.2 billion humans do not have adequate housing
  • We have “squeezed” everything we possibly can out of traditional construction methods.
  • New thinking and ideas will have to drive a housing future that’s better than where we are today.
  • Icon launched Initiative 99 – A worldwide contest with a $1M prize for the BEST house built for $99K.

The passionate conversation ended with food, drink and entertainment by @primothealien, @thebrosfresh, and @temecajones on the new installed Icon 3D printed stage at the Long Center pictured below. 🎶

Icon 3D printed stage at the Long Center

Featured Listings

555 E. 5th Street #901

2 BD | 2 FB | Corner Unit | 1,389 SF
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

3408 Stratford Hills Lane

5 BD | 5 FB | 3 HB | 1.23 AC | $5,200,000
Stunning sophistication in Stratford Mountain. This private estate is perfectly positioned on a generous 1.235-acre lot with views of Lake Austin from the spacious second floor balcony. Amazing attention to every detail – exquisite trim work, elegant iron details and resort-like outdoor spaces.Award-winning Eanes School district just minutes from downtown and Zilker Park.
Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE
1609 Hartford Road

1609 Harford Road, Unit A

3 BD | 4 BA | 2381 SF | $1,395,000
Rare, move-in ready 3/3.5 in 78703 with 2 car garage (including Tesla charger) for under 1.4mm. Lives like a single family home (Townhome style, corner unit in small 4-unit complex) with very solid construction. Flexible floor plan w/ elevator will appeal to many buyers. Schedule showings through ShowingTime. Zoned to desirable Casis.
Buyer Representation: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE
3 BD | 3 BA | 1448 SF | $625,000
Southwest Austin
3 BD | 2 BA | 1250 SF | $1,999,999
LOT 53 AND 1/2 OF 54 | $1,395,000
Round Rock
3 BD | 3 BA | 1820 SF | $399,995

What's Happening

SXSW Music Festival

The SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest and most influential global music events of the year, featuring thousands of acts at over 100 venues all around Austin. The line-up features a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international and legendary performers. MORE

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin is one of America’s top 5 Pro Rodeos! The two-week long event provides gritty fun while also raising millions to support Texas children! Join in the fun and check out the line up here!

St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17th | 4:00 PM
It’s time to get your green outfits ready – St. Patrick’s Day festivities are here! Celebrate at the Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl at Parlor & Yard. Professional photographers will be taking pictures of all the fun. Get your tickets now!


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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