Looking for a loft in Downtown (or nearby) Austin ... high ceilings, lots of space ... can anyone help?

Asked by Roberto, International District, Seattle, WA Fri Jun 13, 2008

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Perry Hender…, Agent, Austin, TX
Sun Nov 25, 2012
Lofts that fit your description:
Downtown Austin
- Austin City Lofts
- Avenue Lofts
- Plaza Lofts

East Austin
-Willow Branch Lofts
-Pedernales Lofts

Hurry, those places go quick and there aren't too many replacements and ZERO new construction coming.
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Russell Lewis, , Austin, TX
Wed Jun 18, 2008

Downtown Austin is the place for you! There is a large inventory of units available in all floor plans and price ranges. Try using our website to look at available listings. You are not required to register or give out any personal information and you are able to search ALL of the available hproperties listed. I have found that my clients want to be able to do a preliminary search of homes at their own pace and without being pressured by a realtor. I have represented numerous buyers here in Austin as well as from other parts of the state and the country. You may also learn more about me and my company by clicking AGENTS on the navigation bar and then clicking my name, Russell Lewis.

Click on BUY on the main navigation bar and a new page will open to a map search. Scroll down to enter search parameters that fit your needs. Enter areas (or a school or zip code), property types and a price range only at first. Do not enter square footage as several companies do not supply this info and the listing will not appear. You can narrow your search as you review the listings. If you have questions or need additional information about any of the properties you locate, (whether they are our listings or not) please contact me by phone or email at your convenience and I will be happy to assist you with your inquiry.

Russell M. Lewis
AvenueOne Properties, Inc.
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Betina Forem…, Agent, Austin, TX
Tue Jun 17, 2008
Dear Roberto,
You have chosen the perfect time to move to a loft in Austin. There are a number of wonderful properties that have been recently completed or are currently under construction. For example the Austin City lofts were completed in 2004 and they are on West & W.5th Street close to Shoal Creek. The Caswell Lofts are next to Pease Park and the University of Texas, they are priced between $289K-$369K.
These are brand new lofts with 986SF to 1285SF units. Waterstreet lofts have a upscale feeling with granite counters and real maple cabinets. The Waterstreet lofts have some unique floorplans, they are not all exactly the same and Its downtown at Cesaer Chavez and Comal St. Another 'artsy' option is the Moon Units Lofts. These are a combination living space and studio/art space. This property is brand new construction and is ready for move in in June 2008. The lofts are located downtown on south 1st Street in the much sought after 78704 zip code.

If any of these lofts interest you please call me and I shall send you some specific on the available units. Good luck on your relocation/investment.
Web Reference:  http://www.BetinaForeman.com
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Perry Hender…, Agent, Austin, TX
Tue Jun 17, 2008
As an international buyer, you may have to put down up to 30%. Be ready for that no matter which property you look at. If you want open spaces try waterstreet lofts (east) or if you want location, try castle hill terraces.
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Simon Cawley, Agent, Austin, TX
Mon Jun 16, 2008
Roberto, I have a listing that is a 1,190 sq ft loft with lots of space; it's got high ceilings, concrete floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. One bed, one bath + studio/study. Includes a reserved parking space under the building and a large south facing balcony. On the free shuttle to downtown. Priced to sell at $259,900. Email me at simon@urbanspacerealtors.com or call 512 671 0009.
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Richard Haen…, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008

Congratulations on your decision to look downtown! There are many choices to evaluate for this type of space. Fortunately, Austin has been building more of these types of prpoerties. One that immediately comes to mind is the Saltillo Loft Plaza at the corner of COMAL and 5th Street. This also happens to be the location of the Satillo Plaza Lite Rail Station for Cap Metro! There are also retail spaces below the lofts. I am very familiar with these spaces as I have a Lease Listing there now. There are two other units for sale in the complex.

I would be very glad to assist you in finding a few places to take a look at that may meet your needs. This is a great time to buy and the inventory is very good at this point.

Please let me know if I can further assist you.

Ritch Haenke, Realtor (R)
Web Reference:  http://www.richardhaenke.com
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Voices Member, , Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008

At http://www.goodlifeteam.com we have direct access to the Austin MLS. We also feature interactive mapping so you can get detailed info of all downtown properties in one place.

I invite you to visit the site and see for yourself what an amazing resource it is. When you are ready you can reach the GoodLife direct during or after business hours at 512.406.1076


Krisstina Wise
GoodLife Team
Web Reference:  http://www.goodlifeteam.com
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Jeffrey Schn…, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008

The most up-to-date search site is going to be austinhomesearch.com It's in the web reference to this answer.

The realtor.com website has problems with being updated on a timely basis and can be up to 2 weeks behind, meaning that some properties that are listed as available on that site, might actually be sold. And others that are available, are often times delayed in being listed. The Austinhomesearch site is a direct feed with updates every 12 hours.

As for lofts, the definition is somewhat vague in our industry. You need to be a bit more specific as to exactly what it is you're looking for, whether or not you want a low-rise, mid-rise or high-rise building (yes, lofts can exist in even a high-rise, although that's probably not what you had in mind). If you use any of the search sites and enter a property type of "loft", you might not see what it is you expect in a true "loft" design.

You also need to consider the area of town. Being "in" downtown Austin is very different than being "nearby". And "nearby" can be much more risky, since the further outside of Austin you get, the less stable the market is for "loft" type properties, which means your long term investment is also more risky.

Since you're wanting to buy a condo, and not be sold a condo, consider checking out my profile and see if it might be a good fit.


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Jeff Kessler, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008
I have been selling condos for over 11 years. I am currently working at this community. Hillside Urban Condominiums. I can also help you find others as well.
Let me know.
Web Reference:  http://www.hillside2222.com
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Carl Shurr, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008
I'm surprised you don't have a million answers already! Yes. I would be happy to help you. I work extensively in downtown in Austin and the near surrounding neighborhoods. I know the downtown condos and loft market very well and work with buyers and sellers in the area. To learn about all of the loft and condo buildings in the downtown area from an unbiased source please visit http://www.austintowers.net .
I would be happy to send you listings today if you contact me directly and give me a way to reach you. My email is carl.shurr@gmail.com .
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Gregg Klar, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008

Thanks for the question. I've sold many high rise condos downtown over the past few years and know a lot about the future buildings going up now or in the near future. I'd enjoy the opportunity to help. Feel free to cell or email me back. You can also visit my web site to search all the listings that are available now in the MLS. Again thank you for your time and I hope to hear back from you very soon.
Web Reference:  http://www.GreggKlar.com
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Jun 13, 2008
Are you seeking to purchase or to lease?

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Monica Foster…, Agent, Houston Clear Lake League City, TX
Fri Jun 13, 2008
You can search listings at the website below . . .
Web Reference:  http://www.realtor.com
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