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Austin, Texas is a great place to do business! It’s a great place to work, live and raise a family. And when you are shopping for Austin custom homes, there is no better builder to work with than Sterling Custom Homes. Chief Executive Magazine surveyed 651 CEOs nationwide to determine the best states in which to conduct business and Texas once again tops the list.
Texas is ranked as the second most populated state and it represents the world’s 12th largest economy. Amazingly 70 percent of all new U.S. jobs have been created in Texas since 2008. So it is not surprising that it scores high in all the areas CEOs value the most. Read More→
Looking for something fun and different in Austin this week? Your premier Austin home builder suggests William Shatner’s solo act “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, January 10th at 8:00 pm.
The show is billed as an anecdotal trip down memory lane as the Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, writer and philanthropist shares the stories behind the triumphs and tragedies of his interesting life. From his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, Shatner recreated himself years later as the pitch-man for the successful travel website Priceline.com and earned industry accolades for his role in the hit tv show “Boston Legal”.
Known for his unique, halting delivery, an evening with William Shatner is sure to be entertaining and thought provoking. A wonderful way to spend an evening in our great city! Read More→
As the premier Austin custom home builder, Sterling Custom Homes embraces the unique personality of our wonderful city. For some of our fellow Austinites, “Keeping Austin Weird” is a full-time job! If you live on 37th street in Austin, your contribution to this commitment is on full display during the Christmas season with your 37th Street Christmas Lights! When you purchase a home on this street you must understand that you will be participating in one of the most eccentric Christmas light displays around! It’s a spectacular showcase of Holiday enthusiasm and local creativity that attracts admirers from all over the State and beyond. This wonderfully quirky tradition has even been featured on Good Morning America.
Located just north of the University of Texas campus at Guadalupe St. and 37th, this well-established neighborhood transforms itself into a Christmas wonderland. The festive lighting is woven into trees, across roofs, old vehicles, street signs and walkways. No wonder this Christmas spectacle is known far and wide as one of the most creatively decorated blocks in all of Texas! Read More→
At Sterling Custom Homes we are proud to be recognized as an elite Austin home builder. We love Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. If you’re not planning on attending this weekends F1 race, one way to beat the traffic and congestion associated with this world class event is to enjoy a nice Fall drive west to the wonderful Hill Country town of Fredericksburg.
Known for its leisurely atmosphere, quaint shops and wonderful German cuisine, Fredericksburg has been the preferred destination for Austin day-trippers for many years. If you’re looking for a wonderfully educational experience, there is also an interesting museum to explore in the area. Fredericksburg is notable as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. The hotel owned by Nimitz’s grandfather was converted into a museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is located on a six-acre site, and includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans’ Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The Japanese government gifted the Japanese Garden of Peace, a Zen Garden, to the museum as a tribute to the Nimitz Family. Read More→
Custom home construction is on the rise in Austin, Texas. That’s the good news! The bad news is that the costs for materials and labor are starting to rise with the increased demand. So how does a custom home client protect him/her self from the potential uptick in construction costs?
First, be careful to hire an Austin custom home builder who has a long-standing presence in the marketplace. The builders’ relationship with key trade partners tends to soften the increases in pricing as they occur. A well established builder has been able to provide work for these trade partners through good times and bad. This gives the builder additional leverage when negotiating price changes. Read More→