Archive for October, 2010

Real estate agents have to stay on top of current trends, rules and regulations to stay at the top of their games. In between open houses, closings and all of the other tasks a busy agent undertakes, it can be hard to find time to fit the necessary courses in.

That is why Austin custom home builder, Sterling Custom Homes, now offers seven classes in a one-hour format. The coursework has been approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission for Mandatory Continuing Education for Texas Realtors. The class format gives brokers and realty office managers the ability to schedule several courses in one session, or just one course if time is tight. Course topics include: choosing the right lot, plan evolution, custom home framing, custom home foundations, cost plus vs. fixed price, custom home warranty and green building. All of these courses will guide real estate agents through the many processes of custom Read More→

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Shop Til You Drop in Austin Texas

Posted by: on Oct 28

Whether you’re looking for a wonderful weekend shopping excursion with your best friends, want to get a head start on your holiday gift purchases or need to pick up something for your home, you’ll want to check out the more than 300 boutique retailers of downtown Austin.

If you want to expand your wardrobe with fashionable items and the latest trends, go wild at By George, Estilo, Cowboy Cool, Gallery D and Girl Next Door. Or, begin your holiday shopping with a one-of-a-kind present from one of the many distinctive gift shops including Authenticity, Tesoros Trading Company, Electric or Tears of joy Hot Sauce Company.

Owners of new homes in Austin won’t have to travel far to find unique decorating ideas or to outfit their abodes with the latest home fashions. Downtown Austin is home to many chic stores such as Design Within Reach, BoConcept, Finch, Read More→

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Nestled in Texas hill country is the golfer’s getaway, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. At the Texas resort, owners of new homes in Austin will find infinite comfort, expansive luxury, access to the Lost Pines golf course and an incredible selection of activities that will impress any member of your family.

Avid golfers will find an enjoyable and challenging game at one of the finest courses in the country. Plus, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa offers many world-class golf club amenities including an 18-hole, par-72 course, 13-acre practice area and learning center, two putting greens and gift shop.

Not only does the resort offer traditional amenities such as championship golf, a world-class spa and an invigorating water park, but it also provides its visitors with an seemingly endless variety of unique opportunities including Read More→

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Thank You Austin, Texas!

Posted by: on Oct 19

Austin TX skylineLuxury home builder Sterling Custom Homes would like to sincerely thank the people living in the great city of Austin, Texas for their continued confidence in our company. We are proud to have served over 200 customers since 1989, carefully guiding them through the process of building and maintaining their unique custom homes.

We are proud to have been honored three times as the Texas Custom Builder of the Year and we are delighted to be the current Austin Business Journal Custom Builder of the Year. In a market that many consider challenging, we have been blessed with a steady flow of activity from the many referrals we receive from Realtors and past clients. We are currently building eight homes, with a few more slated to go under contract soon!

So thank you Austin, Texas! We will continue to push ourselves to excel to the highest levels in our industry. Your confidence is appreciated!

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Nestled in Spicewood, Texas on a bluff overlooking the calm waters of Lake Travis is the romantic day destination of Stone House Vineyard. With 6 and 1/2 acres of Norton vines, Stone House crafts boutique wines with traditional winemaking techniques. Owners of new homes in Austin looking for an activity that is close to home will find a fun-filled day of wine tasting at Stone House Vineyard.

The tasting room and winery are open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. You may also make an appointment to tour the vineyard.

This fall is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese at Stone House at its Fall Music Series on the Vineyard. You can enjoy this complimentary music series on Stone House’s terrace overlooking the vineyard and Lake Travis every Saturday until Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Upcoming artists include Erin Ivey, Stefanie Fix, Victoria Pennock and Read More→