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Archives: June 2023

'Micro-home' community coming to San Marcos

​​SAN MARCOS – Rental community developer Casata has obtained $12.5 million in joint venture equity financing for a residential project here. The community will be built on 25 acres and consist of 210 freestanding “micro-homes,” what the Casata representative describes as, “a really nice alternative to apartment homes.” Units will come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans of up […]

880+ homes under construction amid Kyle business boom​

KYLE – Landsea Homes Corporation has broken ground on Freedom at Anthem and plans for homes to be move-in ready come 2024. The homes will range from 1,500 to 2,900 sf and have three to five bedrooms.  The amenity center will include a community lap pool, pickle ball court, basketball court, and playground. It will also have an onsite elementery school.  The city of Kyle […]

3,150-acre Reunion community planned for Rolling V Ranch

​​FORT WORTH – A 3,150-acre housing community is in its first phase of construction near the intersection of SH 114 and US 287. The community, called Reunion, will have 10,000 home sites ranging from 40-ft wide cottage-style lots to 70-ft wide estate lots with prices from the high $300,000s to $700,000 as well as apartments, retail, and industrial sites.  […]

​NAR survey: Americans prefer walkable communities​

​WASHINGTON – The National Association of Realtors released a new survey revealing that Americans living in walkable communities report a higher quality of life. Among the survey’s findings: 79 percent of respondents said being within an easy walk of other places and things, such as shops and parks, is very/somewhat important. Of those, 78 percent indicated they would be willing to […]

$4.8 million grant to be used on new 'smart corridor' in Waco

WACO – Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) new $4.8 million federal planning grant will be used to create a “smart corridor” along Franklin Ave that would maximize transportation efficiency using several types of data. The nine-mile smart corridor will stretch from US 84 and Ritchie Rd. in Woodway, continuing along Franklin where it splits from 84, then to […]

Downtown Austin office building sells for $26M

​AUSTIN – Property insurance company Hippo has purchased the downtown building it has leased for more than two years. Subsidiary Spinnaker Insurance Company paid about $26 million in cash for the four-story building at 701 E. Fifth St., or Waterloo Central. According to county records, the building has​ about 48,000 total sf. The seller was Elevate Sabine Investors LP, affiliated with […]