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December 6, 2016 | In the News

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers to Build a Home in Three Weeks

Austin Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation have partnered for their fourth annual Home for the Holidays Blitz Build

AUSTIN, TX (December 6, 2016) – In the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, an entire home will be constructed for a family in need, just in time for the holidays. This year, the new construction, zero-interest home will be built for Ethiopian immigrants who escaped the war-torn country in seek of a safe place to raise their two young children. The initiative is a partnership between Austin Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABOR) Foundation. Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® sales associate and ABOR Foundation

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November 21, 2016 | In the News

How to Turn a Tear-Down Home into a Turnkey Masterpiece

The sellers of the Austin property transformed a rundown home into a $375,000 mid-century modern dream

AUSTIN, TX (November 21, 2016) – A completely renovated mid-century modern home has just hit the market in Austin’s Upper East side. The sellers, house flippers Sophia and Bill Taylor, purchased the outdated four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in July of 2016 for $225,000. Over the course of three months, the property was entirely renovated beyond recognition into a modern turnkey home. Now on the market for $375,000, the property at 4604 Bundyhill Drive

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November 11, 2016 | In the News

Local Real Estate Firm Unveils New Business Development Center

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® partners with Reliant to create education series on Smart Home Technology

HOUSTON (September 21, 2016)— Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® opened the doors to its new Business Development center today located at 9601 Jones Road, Suite 150 in Houston.  The center’s highlight is the Smart Home Technology Showcase, a place where sales associates and agents around Houston can obtain hands-on training about this growing market trend. The company formed a partnership with Reliant and their Security and Home Automation Specialists to leverage their smart home technology and develop a new education series.

“We are taking the

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November 10, 2016 | In the News

Army Officer and Coldwell Banker Customer’s Awesome Homecoming Moment Chosen for National Advertising Campaign to Represent the Value of Home in Honor of Veteran’s Day

MADISON, N.J. (November 11, 2016) – This Veteran’s Day, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, is honoring Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors agent Nikki Diamond-Jones’ customer, Rich Stinson, and his emotional homecoming in a new “Awesomeness” ad spot. When Rich Stinson, Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, got the news that he was returning home from his 13-month deployment in Afghanistan, he and his wife planned to surprise their five children at their home. His

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November 7, 2016 | In the News

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Katie Kyle Earns USAA Real Estate Rewards Grand Slam Service Award

HOUSTON, TX (November 7, 2016) – Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®, serving the Greater Houston area, is pleased to announce that through the work of Katie Kyle, relocation affinity account coordinator, they recently earned the USAA Grand Slam Service Award. 

The USAA works to assist military members and their families establish financial independence including moving to a new home. The service grand slam is awarded to the company with the highest USAA Agent and Program Service results per size category. Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® is ranked number six in the network of Cartus brokers for USAA with the highest ranking service numbers in the central area.

According to Kyle,

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October 14, 2016 | In the News

Lake Travis Home Undergoes $900k Gut-Renovation, Now Listing for $2.8 Million

AUSTIN, TX (October 14, 2016) – A $2.8 million waterfront home on Lake Travis has just hit the market in Lakeway after the current owners renovated the original $1.48 million home back to the studs. Located at 113 Edgewater Cove, the property is being offered by Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®’ sales associate Tammy Templin of the company’s Lakeway office.  

The modern custom home was renovated by Architeriors Design Inc. to take advantage of the waterfront views. Vaulted ceilings and wall-to-wall windows now grace the home and provide 180-degree views of Lake Travis from every room. The glass walls in the home’s living room can be raised, opening up the space to a large deck

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September 21, 2016 | In the News

Marley Bautista Named Marketing Manager of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® in Austin

AUSTIN, TX (September 21, 2016) – Marley Bautista has been named the marketing manager for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® in Austin. Bautista will provide marketing support to the more than 340 independent sales associates and nine branch offices of the company’s Austin region.

Bautista has been a top-producing real estate agent affiliated with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® for more than 10 years. In 2005, she was named Rookie of the Year by Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®, and soon after joined the ranks of the multi-million dollar producers, earning the designation of a Texas Five Star Real Estate Professional.

“Marley is an extremely talented, well-rounded

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September 12, 2016 | In the News

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report Finds Austin is the Most Expensive Market in Texas

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report Finds

Austin is the Most Expensive Market in Texas

Report reveals most expensive and affordable real estate markets in United States


AUSTIN, TX (Sept. 8, 2016) – Austin has ranked as the most expensive place to live in the state of Texas in the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report (HLR). According to the report, which is the most extensive home price comparison tool in the U.S., the average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home costs $414,563 in Austin.


Top 10 Most Expensive Markets in Texas

1.     Austin, TX, $414,563

2.     Boerne, TX,

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August 30, 2016 | In the News

Gotta Catch All the Homebuyers

Houston real estate broker uses Pokémon Go to lure potential clients and trains agents like teammates in a Pokégym

HOUSTON, TX (August 30, 2016) – Janice Chretien, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Champion office, is attempting to catch ’em all, as in, the potential home buyers playing Pokémon Go.

Chretien found that Pokémon GO could be used to attract potential buyers to open houses. She is luring both Pokémon characters and potential homebuyers by setting lures at nearby Pokéstops and then leaving directional signs to point the buyers to the open house. While both prove difficult to catch, Chretien is training agents in

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August 23, 2016 | In the News

Real Estate Agent Participates in Annual Brotherhood Garage Sale

HOUSTON, TX (August 23, 2016) – The Brotherhood of Emanu El is hosted their annual garage sale to benefit their congregation as well as the community on August 14 and 21 from 9 am to 2 pm.  Bruce Lessey, independent broker with the Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Greenway Plaza office, is a member of the Brotherhood and plays an active role in the execution of the event.

Starting in 1982, this annual event raises money for Congregation Emanu El and the community. It’s an opportunity for people to clean out their homes of items they no longer need, and all clothing donated to the garage sale is given to organizations that help others in their community. 

This event exists to

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