Recent Apartment Sales In Austin

Real Estate remarks a measurable change in the market conditions prevailing in Austin. In the total Austin market, 9 multifamily properties were sold in the month of September 2012. This represents a decrease of 25% when compared to September 2011. In terms of square-feet, overall total sale have decreased by 257,402 square feet to close at 1.3 million square-feet in September 2012. This represents a decrease of 16% over September 2011. Some of the recent sales include:

In September 2012, UCM/FSDC-Deerfield LP, an entity of Falcon Southwest has purchased Deerfield, a 324-unit, Class A apartment community located at 8700 Brodie Lane in the Southern submarket, from N/A Deerfield-70 Ltd, an entity of NALS Apartment Homes. The ten-year-old community is 98% occupied with average rents at $1.05 per square foot. The garden style and conventional community is situated on 23.91 acres. The community features one-, and two-and three-bedroom units, ranging in size from 657 to 1395 square feet and rental rates ranging from $0.94 to $1.24 per square foot. Property amenities include Business center, carports, Cinema room, laundry rooms, swimming pool and a valet Trash service. Unit amenities include outside storage, ceramic tiles, hard wood floor, frost free, pantry, Berber carpet and walk-in closets. Pets are allowed at the community, with a breed limit of two and a deposit fee of $250-350. Sean Sorrell of HFF represented the seller.

Another significant sale noted from that month is the sale of The Place at Terracina. Terracina Apartments LLLP, an entity of MC Companies has purchased The Place at Terracina, a 170-unit, Class C community located at 8100 North Mo-Pac Expressway in the Northern submarket, from Steelwood/Persimmon/Northcastle LP, an entity of Steelwood Property Company. The 42-year-old community is 92% occupied with average rents at $1.05 per square foot. Formerly known as Terracina, the community is situated on 7.35 acres. The community features one-, and two-and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 702-1343 square feet. The rental rates range from $0.90 to $1.11 per square foot. Property amenities include swimming pools, social activities, High-speed Internet, Fitness center and sauna. Unit amenities include ceiling fans, dishwasher, mini-blinds, pantry and disposal. Pets are allowed at the community, with a breed limit of one and a weight limit of 70 lbs with deposit of $150-$300 and pet fee of $150. Parking garage is not available for this property. Pat Jones of ARA represented the seller.

In July 2012, Fairfield Scofield LLC, an entity of Fairfield Residential Company LLC, has purchased Scofield Park at Austin, a 487-unit, Class A community, located at 2600 Scofield Ridge Parkway in the North submarket, from AMLI/BPMT Scofield Partnership, an entity of AMLI Residential. The 13-year-old property, formerly named AMLI at Scofield Ridge, is 94% occupied with average rents at $1.07 per square foot. Property amenities include Business Center, Fitness center, High-Speed Internet, Attached Garages, Social Activities and Swimming pools. Unit amenities include outside storage; frost free, pantry, 9ft ceiling, microwave, and dishwasher. Pets are allowed at the community, with a breed limit of two and a deposit fee range from $350 to $600. According to the County Appraisal District the total assessed value of the community is $36 million. Parking space is not available for this property.

Another significant sale for the month of July 2012 is sale of The Cottages. The Cottages Apartments LLC, an entity of MIG Real Estate, has purchased The Cottages, a 330-unit, Class A community located at 8515 South Interstate Highway-35 in the Southeast submarket. The Cottages Apartments LLC, an entity of MIG Real Estate, has purchased from Criterion Onion Creek Apartments LP. The four-year-old property is 91% occupied. According to the appraisal district records, the total assessed value is $11.88 million. The community features one-, two- and three-bedroom units, ranging in size from 500-1,397 square feet. The average rent ranges from $1.51-1.13 per square foot. Property amenities include clubhouse, detached garages, conference Room, fitness center and swimming pools. Unit amenities include Granite Countertops, Microwave, Patio/Balcony and Ceiling Fans. Pets are allowed at the community, with a breed limit of two with breed restriction. The deposit fee for the pet is range from $250 to $350. Parking space is not available for this property. Colin Cannata, Charles Cirar, Darcy Hammar and Michael Wardlaw of CBRE represented the seller, while the buyer was represented in-house. Alliance Residential Company will manage and lease the property.


What To Consider When Investing In Serviced Apartments

Most of the people have a tendency to regard serviced apartments as home property. Howeve, they’re not. As serviced apartments are built on commercial land, they come with commercial land titles.

As such, should there be any dispute between the buyer and the developer; it will not be settled via the Housing Tribunal. It must be settled in a civil court.

Maybe it is because of recently more developers have been building serviced apartments or just exploited the term serviced apartments as a selling trick to draw in buyers. I have come to grasp of a project where the developer launched as serviced apartments situated under commercial land. But on enquiring about the service render to the owners expected of a serviced apartments, I was told that there is not any service to be rendered and the supposed serviced apartments are precisely the same as any other lofts with the ordinary facilities like pool, gym, tennis court, etc. So take care and check correctly before you purchase a serviced apartment and do not be tricked by the term used.

At first , these apartments were built to supply a substitute for a hotel, with all of the comforts of home for managers having to work in cities and towns for periods longer than a week or two. These fashionable serviced apartments are appealing particularly to expats as stylish hotel possible choices with home-away-from-home interiors, mixing hotel facilities with home comforts.

Today, many have selected to call serviced apartments “home”. In major cities like New York, London and Paris, serviced apartments in great locations offer one of the most complex urban lifestyles available. The demand is so high that in some examples, even previous economic buildings in desirable locations have been redecorated into sleek serviced apartments. Many describe these apartments as being “urban chic”. I’ve seen some extremely enticing transformations, incorporating high ceiling heights ( above 4 metres ) with exposed slabs and beams and quality modern materials – terrazzo tiles, stainless-steel, deep timbers and resins contrasting with classical elements like backlit marble. Pluses include linkage to signature eateries and some can even use adjoining hotel facilities, i.e. concierge service, twenty four hour room service, housekeeping, even valet parking!

The prestige, a modern life-style with wireless broadband connection and integrated smart home systems, exclusive club facilities including swimming pools with fitness centers, sauna, steam and massage rooms, business centers and lobby lounges, high technology security features, and convenience are fueling interest in serviced studios, particularly for many young working executives and expatriates in the city.

All of these facilities, naturally, come at a price, which is in the shape of a monthly service charge and sinking fund. Depending on the level of luxury, the monthly service charge and sinking fund per square foot can range between moderate to high cost. It is recommended to build this into the rental for simple monitoring of costs.


A Luxury Home Apartment

In home decorating or remodeling, home is where the luxury is as well. This gives it a sophisticated feel. Or may be you want to redo the interior decoration of the apartment you are already staying in. Being in a time where global issues have been bombarding the real estate world for quite some time now, it is clear to see that-among the various real estate options that are made available on the Miami real estate market-the area’s luxury condos prove to be the best bet to make on the local market these days. 5) Apartments tend to be small so its important to use furniture, lighting and colors in a way that will make it look bigger than it really is.

Therefore, this is not the most pleasant situation one would like to be situated in. The first thing to do is to describe what type of living space is included in an apartment home. For instance, while you are free to do whatever yo want in the enclosure of your apartment, take into consideration the fact that when you are listening to music or watching TV, the noises might be heard in your neighbor’s rooms therefore, you might want to tone down the volume, as a sign of respect towards themselves. 7) Avoid using too much upholstery if your apartment is not too big. 9) Got a lot of household stuff you want to hide? wall to wall carpeting, a nice spacious kitchen, a garden room, living room with an eat-in dining area, 1-2 bedrooms usually with 1-2 bathrooms and walk-in closet space.ce.

The master bathroom suite normally contains a tub/shower, toilet with marble flooring and a Jacuzzi-style bathtub. Unlike in a house, where you are your own neighbor and there is no one to bother you, living in an apartment can create some nuisance. Dealing with Flexible Schedules For those of you who have unusual schedules and thus encounter a lot of difficulties when trying to live in an apartment, there are a few things you need to do. Choosing a foldable dining table is a great idea if you want to save space. Everyone in the family can join in.


Texas Star Inc Leading Provider Of Short Sale Information

In these difficult times many home owners are looking for a way avoid foreclosure as this can be the most distressing event for any homeowner. The solution to avoid foreclosure is short sale in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the propertys loan. The US government has endorsed short sales as the most preferred method for avoiding foreclosure, and is providing the largest incentives to banks for engaging home owners in this process. The advantages of Short Sale over Foreclosure are as follows:

Instant cash buyer for your property

Less damaging to Credit

Can buy home again within 2 years

Most times we can get a full satisfaction of debt

You can stay in the home without making payments while the process is being completed

Accessing timely, accurate short sale information and availing of the services of a professional real estate organization is therefore important in undertaking this process. Texas Star Relocation’s Short Sale Specialists provide the best alternative available to distressed home owners through short sale information. Texastar Relocations, Inc. is aiming to be not the biggest but to be the best real estate services company in Dallas/Fort Worth. The company serves its clients with true professionalism, offering relevant services that matter in association with affiliates that share its values especially in the area of short sale information.

Texastar Relocations, Inc. lead by its Broker and CEO, Trevor S. Cave was incorporated in 2002, but has been serving clients in an apartment locating capacity since 1996.

It is vital that the client must undertake the correct steps necessary in an important undertaking such as short selling of property. The property must be listed by a realtor to be eligible for the short sale process. Only a fraction of realtors know how to successfully negotiate with the banks. Texas Star Inc.s Short Sale Specialists have years of experience in this process. The company also provides the seller with a cash buyer that will purchase the home upon completion of the negotiation process with the banks.

The client must be aware of the Short Sale Process which is as follows:

Submit Request for Information Packet

Talk with TexaStar Agent (1 day)

Review Cash Buyer Documents (1-2 days)

Approve Cash Buyer Documents (1-2 days)

Submit Short Sale Package and Contracts to Bank (1-3 days)

Obtain Approval from Bank for Short Sale (2 weeks)

Negotiate with Banks (1 – 3 months)

Close Short Sale (3 – 4) months

Texas Star Inc.s short sale program is available in all the major metropolitan areas of Texas:

Service Areas: Dallas / Ft. Worth:

Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, Carrollton, Mesquite, Garland, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Irving, Lewisville, Coppell, Richardson, and Arlington.

Service Areas: Houston:

Galleria, Woodlake, Westchase, Inner Loop, Montrose, Clearlake, Alemeda, Deer Park, Sugar Land, Woodlands, Northline, and Katy

Service Areas: Austin:

Bee Cave, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Lago Vista, Dripping, Springs, Jolleyville, Manor, and Georgetown.

Service Areas: San Antonio:

Northeast, Northwest, Alamo Heights, Fort Sam, Olmos Park, Monte Vista, Randolph AFB, and Lackland AFB.

Texas Star Inc. is a full service real estate company. For your short sale information and other real estate needs visit TexaStarInc.


Reasons For Sudden Appreciation In Real Estate Prices In India.

To many this wouldnt be a new thing, I am talking about the sudden increase in residential property prices in Indian metro cities between the periods 2003 to 2007. On a macroeconomic side, it is very well documented that prior to 2003, the property prices were significantly depressed and they shot up post 2003 on account of huge demand driven by increased jobs in sunshine sectors such as IT, Auto, and services. This coupled with relatively short supply gave further rise to real estate prices.

But how did prices go up so suddenly to the tune of almost 8 – 10 times. Well, I struggled a bit to understand that phenomenon and after years of being in real estate sector, here are my two cents.

Firstly, on account of increase in jobs as well as increase in income levels, the demand for housing was tangible. However, the supply was limited and new infrastructure has to be created to cater to that rising demand. That new infrastructure (if we talk about Delhi NCR) could only be developed in new locations such as Greater Noida, New Gurgaon, Golf course extension road, Greater Faridabad, Far away Ghaziabad, and so on.

Now, simple calculations will tell us that cost of construction is about rupees 1200 per square feet (I am talking about high quality construction at current prices). Add land prices to that number, and you would arrive at rupees 1300-1400 per square feet of developed land in the new locations mentioned above. So, how could builders of these new developments in those locations sell those properties for about Rs. 2500 3000 when you have properties being sold in primary (already developed) locations such as Faridabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad being sold for Rs. 1800 2000 per square feet. No guessing here, the prices have to move northwards in primary locations to justify the Rs. 2500 3000 in new locations.

But how do prices move northwards in primary locations? Well, tried hard and after spending some years in real estate sector came to realize that it needed vitamins, injections, or even better steroids. To illustrate it very simply, take a case of Noida where land rates in 2003 were hovering at around Rs. 800 1000 per square feet in most localities. All of a sudden builders ABC, XYZ, and few more enter the market and purchased the land plots for Rs. 3000 4000 per square feet and I am talking about the primary Noida locations here. What it meant for those builders was loss of money (maybe 50-100 crores) having bought the land at high prices when same was available at very low prices. What does it mean to Mr. Sharma, who believed that since Mr. Verma has sold his plot at Rs. 4000 per square feet, that he wouldnt sell it for anything less than the Rs. 4000. And rest as they say, residential land price of Rs. 4000 per square feet became the market price in no time.

Now, the very same builders were developing the new locations and now that the price in primary location has already been put on steroid, they can charge Rs. 2500 3000 in new locations. So, for the loss of Rs. 50-100 crores, they can now easily make thousands of crores. No fault of theirs, in a capitalist world maximizing value is the key and they did it in open market. However, presence of real estate regulator could have avoided this steroid and maybe saved the common man with pains of going to new locations when most jobs are in primary locations. Given the income levels in major metros, can you justify the prices of real estate? No, and thats where the real estate regulator could have been helpful.


House Rent In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar today has two sets of people. A happy set of people who give out their houses on rent and a worried group who plans to live on rent. House rent in Bhubaneswar has touched a new high, posing innumerable worries for the common man.

With the demand for property on the rise, house rent in Bhubaneswar has gone up considerably. It isnt just houses, even the rent being fixed for apartments is no less.. Since buying property or owning a house still continues to be a dream for many, particularly those belonging to the middle and lower income groups, house owners who have more than one property in the city or live elsewhere, fix the rent at a high price, knowing well that eventually they would find a tenant.

But the main reason behind the soaring house rent in the city is the development in the IT sector. Today, people from all over the country are migrating to this city for the ongoing projects of several companies. As a result, the need for accommodation has increased and so have the rents. However, for those from the corporate world, the increasing house rent in Bhubaneswar is hardly a matter of concern as their companies take care of it. It is the common man who suffers the most.

House rent in Bhubaneswar particularly in areas like Sahid Nagar, Janpath, Forest Park, Nayapalli and even Chandrasekharpur are astonishingly high. Even the apartments are being rented at very high rates. There are many house owners who have two or three flats and have the practice of frequently changing the tenants to increase the rent and get higher rental advance. There are government regulations such as Rent Control Act etc. which are hardly implemented.

House rent in Bhubaneswar have touched such soaring heights that people are today keen to buy flats/houses only to give them on rent. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that using properties for renting purpose today has emerged as a profitable business in the capital city of Odisha.


Rent Marbella Apartments – Holiday Or Long Term

Marbella Apartments for rentals on Costa del Sol with Aircon , Shared Pool , Landscaped Gardens

Spacious luxury apartment, clubhouse, NR golf, tennis, beach -late deals

Sleeps up to : 8 (3 bedrooms)

El Campanario Urb / Development

Marbella Apartment Summary :

Stunning 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment there is located on the sought-after luxury resort of El Campanario, just five minutes from Puerto Bans. Including 3 terraces leading to the beautiful tropical landscaped gardens, 3 swimming pools & childrens pools. Own Country Club with restaurant and bar. Within walking distance of restaurants, bars, supermarkets & beach.

Fully equipped and furnished to the highest standard. 1 double bedroom with en suite adjoining a private terrace. 2 twin bedrooms, family bathroom & separate guest toilet. Flexible living space with a discreet sofa bed, so if you can sleep 8. Relaxed outdoor dining, on the main covered terrace with views of the surrounding award winning tropical gardens and mountains. Large living/dining area, fully fitted kitchen and utility area. A/C, SKY, DVD.

Marbella Area :
A Luxurious Resort on the Costa del Sol famous for Puerto Banus & Orange Square

Located in the South of Spain ( Andalucia Region ) within the province of Malaga on the Costa del Sol

Airport : Malaga – 40 km

Alt Airport : Gibraltar

Facilities for this Marbella Apartment Rental :

General Airconditioning, Heating, Bed Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Lift, Safe

Kitchen Hob, Oven, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine,

Entertainment TV, Satellite/Cable, DVD Player,

Living Room

Sofabed, seating for 8.

Dining Area

Seating for 8.

Marbella Apartment – Accommodation :

3 Bedrooms – Twin Bedrooms (2), Double Bedrooms (1),

2 Bathrooms – 1 Bathroom. , 1 Ensuite Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Our bathrooms are to the highest standard with double sinks and plenty of space.

Views from this Marbella rental apartment : Mountain View,

Marbella Rental Apartment – Outside Facilities :

This Marbella rental apartment benefits from a Shared Pool, Children’s Pool, Communal Garden, Balcony, Parking, Garden Chairs, Sun Loungers

Further Details (for this Apartment in Marbella on the Costa del Sol in Spain)

Our apartment is located just five minutes from Puerto Bans, and only a few kilometres away from Marbella, San Pedro and Estepona. Situated between the coast and the mountains, El Campanario has beautiful landscaped gardens with 3 swimming pools and 3 pools for children. There is club house on site serving excellent food and drinks within a wonderful setting. Some of the best golf courses on the coast are a short drive away and the beach is just a five minute drive away (15 minute walk). There are a variety of restaurants and shops close by in addition to almost every conceivable leisure activity.

El Campanario: El Campanario (The Bell Tower) is a luxury resort situated a stone’s throw away from the famous Puerto Banus. It is an oasis of tranquillity with tropical gardens, pools, streams and waterfalls and is close to all amenities as well as the finest beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Golf: On the complex, there is a club house which serves excellent food and drink. There are an array of local golf courses including El Paraiso, Los Flamingos, Guadalmina (36 holes), Monte Mayor, El Paraiso (18 holes) and Atalayas (36 holes).

Rent Marbella Apartment Suitability : All of the Family, Children Welcome, Wheelchair Accessable, Suitable for the Elderly and Infirm, Long Term Rentals Welcome,

Unfortunately pets are not allowed, no smoking is allowed inside the apartment.

Rent apartments in Marbella , El Campanario to benefit from mountain views, and other luxury facilities

Rent Marbella apartment near to these local activities: Cycling, Golf, Horse Riding, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Wind-Surfing

Contemplate renting Marbella apartments on the Costa del Sol as a great location to enjoy this fantastic holiday Coastline . Rent Marbella apartments of several styles and sizes are available all year at this holiday resort.


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Investing In A Hotel For Sale In Usa Is Considered As The Best Real Estate Opportunity

If you’re searching for hotels for sale in USA, you may have most likely to make a decision initial the placement desired by you. There are varieties of opportunities offered to you if you want to enter into the business of hotels and you will find variety of hotels for sale in USA at prime locations. Variety of fantastic opportunities offered include well furnished, recently designed or recently renovated, having sizable amount of rooms, having well furnished high capability conference halls, sensible quality swimming pools, garden, lawns among different specialties offered in hotels.

With the appearance of net, the display and data of all such hotels for sale in USA is definitely offered at variety of internet sites. You’ll be able to find several property dealers or property agents having websites and delivers the information of hotels on-line. There are good quality software that provides you every and each view of the hotel lobby, hotel rooms, swimming pools, reception and even of restaurants which too at on-line. The internet view of the hotels for sale in USA is showed on the property dealer’s website once paying a nominal fee for display and also the property dealer assures the correctness of the property before displaying it on net.

Property dealers concerned in the business get complete info of hotels for sale in USA and once satisfying themselves with the title deed of the property show it for sale. The property dealers someday show the asking value of the hotels however plays a crucial role in negotiating the value. Property dealer’s role is immense and may not be forget by the owner as most of the property dealer have glorious communication ability and obtain the customer convinced additional simply. Property dealer are liable for complete transfer of the property title in favor of the customer and in lieu of their services charge a good quantity from each the customer and seller.

The online views offered at internet cannot continuously be trusted and on just viewing the property online, no decision ought to be made. The additional analysis of the property should be done on the idea of its personal inspection and its creating business. Property dealer or property agent usually invitations you for physical inspection and also the location of some hotels for sale in US and you must take your decision regarding the placement moreover because the interior or suitability of a specific hotel for sale. Though there are a number of hotels for sale in USA and not all of the hotels are going to be appropriate for everybody, a well-taken decision in favor of an appropriate and profit-making hotel may change your lifestyle forever and you will flourish.


Rent An Apartment Or A House

Which is better, renting an apartment or a house? The answer to this question is how much privacy do you need?

Privacy is at a premium in an apartment building …neighbors, landlord. You never know what a neighbor will do with your personal information. Your neighbors have access to your mailbox since they are usually grouped and many times, if something is too big for the box, the mail will be left on a building’s entrance steps or landing and neighbors can also see who comes and goes from your apartment, including the landlord.

You share a common laudry area and maybe even a common locker area although locked. The items you are storing are generally visible through the cage-like construction of the lockers. You also may share common parking areas, including a garage.

Another area of concern, if you have turmoil inside your apartment, the adjacent residents are usually privy to the turmoil. Let’s face it, we all lose our cool at times.

Other disadvantages are you do not get to pick your neighbors and the calibre of some may be poor. You won’t know your neighbors history, particularly legal. Many landlords do not do background checks prior to renting to a new tenant. Apartments generally lack space in comparison to a house. There also could be restrictions on pets.

There are pluses to living in an apartment. You may meet new friends to join your circle of friends. Apartments rent for less than houses. You may have recreational facilities and even a swimming pool. You have less responsibility than renting a house. No outside property maintenance is expected. Cleaning of common areas is arranged by the landlord (laundry, recreational facilities and garages).

Now renting a house is expensive. A consideration is the fact that you could almost purchase your own home for the same money. Other disadvantages could be exterior and interior maintenance. In some cases the landscape maintenance (keeping property clear of dangerous items and clutter, lawn mowing and snow removal) is the the responsibility of the tenant. Sometimes the landlord will provide the equipment necessary to accomplish the maintenance.

Interior maintenance may be partially covered by the landlord (landlord may supply paint for your labor) but if there is an electrical, plumbing or heating problem, the landlord would most likely hire a professional unless the landlord is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in maintenance issues. There are some laws requiring repairs be made by a licensed individual. Garbage pickup is an expense which will probably be borne by you.

There are slum landlords in this world who do nothing to maintain their property and just let it deteriorate. However, there are also some very conscientious landlords who are interested in maintaining the value of their property.

The landlord could be discouraged from renting, maintenance and the responsibilites or purchased the property for investment purposes and put the property up for sale. When the property is sold, you may no longer have a home and will be required to find another place to live on a short time frame (30 days or less). You may not receive the notice until the next rent payment is due.

The foremost advantage of renting a house is the privacy factor. Your neighbors have very little access to your private information unless they are snooping in your mailbox (against the law) or lurking the exterior of the house.

Even if you have great neighbors, you can keep them an arms-length away by keeping private matters to yourself. You may also wish to do some gardening like grow your own crops to supplement the family’s budget and nutrition. A house may provide more living space than an apartment. You also may be allowed pets providing you keep the premises free of pet paraphernalia.

Unless the landlord is casing his house, you will have freedom in entertaining. The noise should not bother anyone unless the party overflows to your neighbors. Hopefully, your family and friends will respect your home and surroundings.

Now that you have read some of the pros and cons of renting an apartment versus renting a house, you can make an informed decision on which way to move. I have attempted to cover both sides of the rent an apartment or rent a house issue to assist you in one of life’s many decisions you must make.