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HEB COMING TO MUELLER IN 2013

Catellus announced today that HEB will indeed be opening their greenest, most sustainable store in Mueller in 2013.  From the Austin-American Statesman moments after the big announcement:

H-E-B plans first-of-its-kind store at Mueller

IMPENDING GROCERY STORE ANNOUNCEMENT AT MUELLER

It looks like Catellus will finally be making the much-awaited announcement about what Grocery Store will be coming to Mueller, in the Market District at the corner of 51st Street and Berkman Drive.  Yes, seriously.  For those of you who won’t be able to make it, I’ll be sure to give you an update right here, with the latest and greatest.

From the Horse’s Mouth (Catellus):

We’ve Got Some Juicy News to SharePlease join Catellus Development, master developer of Mueller, for a fruit-filled celebration as we unveil the grocer that will anchor the upcoming Mueller Market District at 51st Street and Berkman Drive.

The brief announcement will take place on the patio of Mueller Central overlooking beautiful Lake Park.

Hope to see you there!

Date Wednesday, August 31, 2001

Time 10:30 AM Sharp

Location Mueller Central 4550 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723


 

MORE NEW HOMES COMING TO MUELLER

Alan Muskin will be building THREE TOWNHOMES at Threadgill and Antone, that I am lucky enough to sell for him.  Muskin has built homes in both Garden Courts in Mueller (not to be confused with the David Weekley Garden Homes), as well as a number of the custom homes on Camacho Street.  Details on these new townhomes are rather limited right now, but here’s the skinny so far:

–       Homes are being designed by Michael Hsu

–       5-Star Green Rating

–       LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

–       3 bedrooms/2.5 baths

–       Around 1900 sq. ft.

–       Clean, modern interior design and selections

–       Open flow between indoor & outdoor space

–       Price range will hover around $400,000

–       Construction to begin in October 2011

Above is a preliminary elevation of the homes to give you a taste.  Of course, everything is subject to change until the details of the project are finalized.  In the coming weeks, I will have floor plans to share as well as details on interior finish out.  In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions Hilary Herrin 913.8642

Update on Camacho Corner in MUELLER

I have some super-excited clients right now who are joining the Custom Home Crowd on Camacho (as I like to call them).  They just closed on Alan Muskin’s spec home – you know, the one with the flat roof – and like all the houses over there, the view from upstairs is spectacular!  The home sits in the middle of the block and overlooks Lake Park, across to the Mosaic Apartments, Dell Children’s Hospital and West to UT and downtown.  As it turns out, they will be living right next door to another one of my clients who is currently building with Muskin.  It has been so much fun to watch the house go from concepts to drawings to reality.  They recently installed the divided light windows, which are so high-impact; the style of the home adds nicely to the diversity of the architecture on the street.

Other exciting news from Camacho Corner is that the last Parade home from 2009 has gone under contract.  Sales had been slow to start on these $1 million+ homes, but with increasing confidence of buyers (and slight price adjustments by the sellers!) the custom homes and lots have been selling quite well.  Of the 15, there are two remaining lots on the street; formerly, both owned by Marshall Durrett however, apparently Muskin’s success has given him the confidence to buy Durrett out of one of them.

David Weekley has begun construction on their first of four large estate homes on Mattie Street, across from Lake Park.  It will be around 3200 sq. ft., four bedrooms with the master down.  Similarly to the other custom homes, all of the DW estate homes will achieve a 5-Star Green rating as well as have the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).  Interested buyers who get in early enough may have the opportunity to customize some of the interior features.  Currently, the list price of the home is $795,000.

Grocer in.gredients coming 2610 Manor Rd

While not in Mueller, it will certainly be close.  in.gredients will be the first package-free and zero waste grocery store in the United States.  As announced on their website http://in.gredients.com/:

Hi friends,

We’re happy to announce the location of our first Austin, Texas store. We know you’ve been waiting a while for this, so we’ll cut to the chase: in.gredients’ first micro-grocer will be located at 2610 Manor Road, halfway between I-35 and Airport Blvd near Cherrywood.
We’re confident in our decision to begin growing in.gredients on East Manor. Our location at Manor and Walnut is friendly to multiple modes of alternative transportation – sitting on bike route 42, Capital Metro bus route 20 (see map), and nearby the Red Line’s MLK Station (see times).

in.gredients will also serve as the Eastside’s first exclusively healthy food store. Being close to Austin’s food desert – where corner stores selling highly-processed food are sometimes used as grocery stores – helped determine our location.

We look forward to continuing to meet our new neighbors in the Chesnut and Cherrywood neighborhoods, which border Manor Road. In the meantime, we need to finish raising the money we need to fund our rainwater collection, garden, and other related start-up costs. We’re just over two-thirds of the way there – help us make it to $15,000 (and grab the prizes while you can)!

Now that we’ve announced our location, renovations will begin on our building. There will be volunteering opportunities throughout this process. We’re so happy some of you have already signed up! Email ingredients@brotherslane.com to get on the list.

THE POWER OF PICTURES

With everybody shopping online today for homes, how your agent presents your home in the virtual world is just as important as how your home shows in reality.  This means spending time and money getting professional photos done – this is what will get people in the door!  A good example of this is a previous listing of mine in Delwood.  The home was first listed with another agent and after little/no traffic, the owners decided to change representation and I got the listing.  Check out these ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots:

Living Room Before

Living Room After

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After

I re-listed the home a few days later and the traffic jumped considerably; we had 18 showings the first week of it being back on the market.  Guess what guys?  You’re home is not going to sell as fast or for as much money if people aren’t going to see it!  Sellers, make sure you talk to any agents you’re interviewing about their plans for showcasing your home on line.  The photos speak for themselves. 

UPCOMING MUELLER LISTING

You heard it here first!  Streetman-built home at 4216 Scales Street will be coming live on the MLS the week of July 11th.  Here are some details about this gorgeous home:

  • 5-Star Green rated home
  • 4 bed, 2.5 baths + 3 living areas, 3476 sq. ft.
  • Gorgeous 8-foot wood, interior doors
  • Master on main level
  • Outdoor living room including stone fireplace
  • And a doggy shower (of course!)

More information to come (including price!)….

WELCOME TO MUELLER SILENT MARKET

Wow, the past couple of months have been a whirlwind getting the MSM officially up and running. The response from neighbors and the community has been so overwhelming that I put this website together as a go-to for information. Folks interested in buying can find a plethora of information including details on current silent listings; sellers can monitor success by viewing homes that are under contract and have sold. In addition, you’ll find general updates and information on all things Mueller.

So, here’s a recap to get folks up to speed:

  • SOLD, 2117 Zach Scott – David Weekley row home, the Westlake floor plan was listed on the Silent Market May 7, 2011, went under contract the following day and closed two weeks later. Yes, you read that right, closed in two weeks.
  • UNDER CONTRACT, 2028 Emma Long – Standard Pacific yard home, Roberts floor plan  was listed on the Silent Market June 6, 2011 and received an offer that same day.
  • UPCOMING LISTING, 1912 Tom Miller – Standard Pacific yard home, Moore-Hill floor plan will be available for showings beginning on June 10, 2011, by appointment. List price is $415,000. Please see ‘listings’ section for more details on the home.
  • SILENT LISTING, 4021 Camacho Street – Standard Pacific yard home, Moore-Hill floor plan is available for showings by appointment. List price is $405,000. Please see ‘listings’ section for more details on the home.

There are a few more in the pipeline, so stay tuned for updates.