Archive for November, 2009
custom Austin home. One of the most common questions is, “What is included in the price when you price a home for a client?”
When it comes time to deliver a price to a client, we have already worked closely with them through lot selection, initial sketch, ¼” scale plans and specifications. We have walked the client through the plans and, through our detailed specifications process, identified all the materials and finishes they would like to include in their home. With this information we access our proprietary pricing system, The Sterling Pricing Module, developed in 2007. Read More→
Duke McDowell and Gary Grambley of Sterling Custom Homes had the pleasure of presenting their award winning three-part seminar series titled “The Custom Home Construction Process” to a large group of Realtors on November 13, 2009.
The setting was unique, the outdoor pavilion at the exciting new development called The Reserve at Lake Travis! The Reserve is a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Travis with large, acreage homesites. This community provides some awesome amenities to its property owners – an Equestrian Center, Lazy River Pool, Fishing Pond, Marina and Restaurant – not to mention the obvious benefits of living on the shores of Lake Travis! Read More→
Have you heard? Austin has moved from recession to recovery, according to the Adversity Index, which means the data on jobs, manufacturing and housing grew from six months earlier. Austin made the move along with 79 of the nation’s 384 metro areas.
In a report that was released in April 2009, Austin surpassed four other Texas cities to be named #1 for Best Big Cities for Jobs in the nation. The Texas cities/areas that fell behind Austin were Plano/Irving, Ft. Worth/Arlington, San Antonio and Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown. The service sectors like education, health, leisure and hospitality among others grew tremendously over the previous months to help boost Austin to the top of the national ranking. Read More→
Texas is home to one city that made the Top Ten Best City list of 2009~ Austin! What is this ranking based on? In a word…JOBS….stable employment with the ability to create new, well paying positions, with the potential to generate even more jobs during its rise out of the recession. In July 2009, a Kiplinger article reported that Austin added 3,300 jobs during the past year, the largest increase in the nation.
Repeated reports boast education, hospitality, health care and government as contributors to this gain. However, Austin being the diverse city that it is, also boasted professional occupations, such as science, engineering, education and high tech companies, as key indicators of its strong job market. In addition, Austin’s economy and job growth was boosted by the noteworthy live music influence. Read More→
Sterling Custom Homes began receiving recognition and winning awards for our Austin custom homes in 1992, and, since that time, has been recognized in over five categories for 17 consecutive years. Best Master Bedroom for a Home over $1 Million, Best Outdoor Project and Best New Home over $1 Million are just a few examples of the recognition we have recently received. Totaling 115 awards in our 20 year history, we are the most decorated custom home builder in Austin, Texas. We have been building luxury custom homes under the same name and under the same leadership for all of our 20 years in business, another notable quality of Sterling Custom Homes. We have nothing to hide and possess every quality any luxury home buyer is looking for. Read More→