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Meet Starr Lyn Brazeal- President of Austin Real Estate Services!


This year, Starr Brazeal created and founded Texas Real Estate Services. Starr works with many of Austin’s top producing Realtors and she certainly lives up to her name! Starr is not only known for her huge heart and very personable demeanor but she is also known to be a consummate professional in the Austin Real Estate industry. When someone is describing Starr you will hear words and phrases like: very efficient, highly detailed organized, on the ball, really knows her stuff, and you can always count on Starr.

We asked a few questions to get to know her better and her answers were downright inspiring!

1. What is the best thing you have done this year?

At the age of 54 started my own business! I have worked in the Real Estate industry for 18 years. And many times I’ve helped other agents and have heard “I wish I had a Starr” so I created my company to help those agents and many more. I take pride in making it easier on the agents so they can devote much more time to listing and selling. Plus it gives me the opportunity to spend every minute of every day with my special needs daughter. It’s a win-win for everyone!

2. Who inspires you right now?

Cord and Anne Shiflet! They are amazing people with a beautiful amazing family. They have always been the hosting spot for many many charities. They open their hearts, and they get people to open their wallets and give. If the Shiflets are involved you know it’s going to be amazing! They gave my daughter an amazing gift a couple of years ago and Cord showed up in Reindeer pajama’s to present it to her. To this day she still keeps their Christmas card on her nightstand in a frame. On her dresser is the photo of their wedding with Anne on the back of Cords motorcycle in her wedding dress. Not only are they an inspiration to me, but Anne is my daughters role model and let me tell you I couldn’t have asked for a better roll model!

3. What do you like most about Real Estate?

Watching people achieve the american dream of their first home. I still get goosebumps when I’m working with an agent and their clients and knowing they are buying their first home. It’s not about putting a sign in the front yard, or working for that commission. It’s about giving that client the best possible service so that they will always remember who was there. It’s the bases of a long lasting relationship.

4. Who has influenced you most in your life?

My daughter Rachel. born with Pierre Robin Syndrome, Uterine Didelphys, Heart Abnormalities, Hole in her heart and facial deformities. She is the strongest and toughest little girl I know! She has no hair, no chin, no bridge on her nose she wasn’t to make it past 2 years of age and if she did she’d be a vegetable confined to a wheelchair. She’s 29 now and is enjoying the life she has! She has taught me to accept people for them, not judge books by the cover and no matter how bad I have it, someone has much worse. She makes me cry, she makes me laugh, she keeps me grounded and yet she lets me soar. She believes in me when I sometimes don’t believe in myself. She is a God fearing little bald girl with a heart as big as life! If you’ve not met her yet.. you’re missing out

5.If you were going to dinner tonight – where would you go?

Longhorn Steakhouse for some Parmesan Crusted Chicken.. I’m obsessed with it!!

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Thank you to the Austin REALTORS who attended the New Home Tour in Lakeway!

What a fun morning we had yesterday on the Austin Trolley in Rough Hollow…AND what an amazing group of Austin Real Estate Professionals! Not only did they all provide expert feedback, and ask great questions, but their genuine enthusiasm for learning about new homes and helping their clients was infectious.

Brian Talley, founder of Regent Property Group, even showed up with a hospital bracelet still around his wrist! His wife had just given birth to their third baby girl a couple days before! Congrats to the Talley family!! It was such an added joy to be around a dad still beaming ear to ear with a big proud smile.

We could certainly write a paragraph on each and every Austin Realtor who toured with us…and we actually plan to do just that! But for now, we just wanted to say THANK YOU. We enjoyed spending time with all of you and collecting all your rave reviews on Grand Haven Homes and Highland Homes in Rough Hollow.

Here are the homes available now by Highland Homes.

Here are the homes available now by Grand Haven Homes.

Pictures of this tour and detailed information on the homes is coming early next week….so stay tuned!

Thank you to:

Stephanie Necker from Keller Williams Lake Travis

Jogee Comegys from Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Peg Braxton from Keller Williams Lake Travis

George Ree from Keller Williams Southwest Market Center

Brian Talley from Regent Property Group

Jami O’Brien from Berkshire Hathaway

Laurel O’Chareon from Keller Williams Lake Travis

Connie Lundgren from Turnquist Partners

Anna Culina from Berkshire Hathaway

Rebecca Donaldson from Get Ideas

And a big thank you also to Angela Obolsky for taking photos of the New Home Tour.

If you are an Austin Realtor who would like to join us for our next new home tour in Lakeway- let us know. Spots are filling fast. We’d love to have you!

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Meet Tammy Young-Broker/Owner of Leading Edge Realty!


Tammy Young is the Broker/Owner of Leading Edge Realty along with her partner David McCalab.

Tammy is a native Texan and has been in the Austin area for fourteen years now. She earned a degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico and taught in public schools prior to her transition into home sales in 2002. Her real estate career began in new construction selling homes for the builders. She is excited about http://www.SearchNewHomesAustin.com because it takes her back to her roots in new construction and helps afford the opportunity to assist more people who are interested in purchasing a brand new home in Austin as well as continuing to work in the resale market. Her background and experience in both resale and new construction in Austin is an added benefit to her clients.

1. What is the best thing you have done this year?

The best thing I’ve done this year is go into business with my partner, David, and open up our own brokerage. It has been a great endeavor and we are super excited about the future.

2. What do you like most about Real Estate?

I like being able to help so many people meet their goals and make their dreams a reality.

3. What daily habit has changed your life?

My best habit is the way I begin every day. My God time, as I refer to it, is my time to read, study and align myself for a productive day. No appointment is as important!

4. Favorite quote?

“If you aim for Nothing, you will hit it with amazing accuracy!”

5. If someone was coming into Austin for the day/night what would you recommend they check out?

I’d say they must check out Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. It’s so Austintacious with great food, a beautiful view, and live music all in one!

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New Highland Homes Ready Now in West Cypress Hills


New Home at 22417 Rock Wren Rd- Highland Home in West Cypress Hills

Today was spent touring new Highland Homes in West Cypress Hills.

I actually find myself spending a lot of time in this particular community since my kids attend the brand new on-site West Cypress Hills Elementary School. Not only do I drive through West Cypress Hills daily, but I’ve spent many afternoons there at kid birthday parties in the covered pavilion or at the pool. I can say from personal experience that this is a really REALLY great neighborhood! And the people who live in West Cypress Hills love their community. It’s pretty easy to see why too. Not only are the homes beautiful- most back to greenbelt- and the residents all have use of the resort style pool- soccer field- basketball court- playground- hike and bike trails and of course there is the onsite LTISD West Cypress Hills Elementary School…which again, from personal experience, is an amazing school with top notch teachers and staff members.

Besides the new school, one of the best things about West Cypress Hills is the location. If you are leaving the community and you take a right you will reach Bee Cave and Lakeway within minutes. There you have the Hill Country Galleria with fabulous shopping, great restaurants, a movie theater, Whole Foods, Michaels, Cost Plus World Market, Salons…you get the idea. You pretty much have the convenience of everything you could want or need right down the road. But if you were to turn left upon exiting West Cypress Hills you would soon by surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country- wide open roads with breathtaking scenery all around. This makes for a truly peaceful and gorgeous Sunday drive out towards Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Marble Falls, the Texas Wineries, or so many other memorable day trip destinations. It’s like living with one foot in the country and one foot in the city!

If you are looking for a brand new home available now in West Cypress Hills, Highland Homes has ones that will truly impress!! And I am not just saying that! From the landscape, to the exteriors, to the floor plan layouts, to the tastefully chosen design features- Highland Homes really did an impeccable job!

View all homes available now from Highland Homes in West Cypress Hills. 

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Ladera by Taylor Morrison in Bee Cave, Texas

If you have been to Target or Home Depot lately in Lakeway/Bee Cave, you may have noticed that they are starting to move some dirt around in the hills behind the stores. That will soon be the site of approximately 250 new single family homes built by Taylor Morrison. Roads to this new development should be complete in April and pre-sales will actually be starting next month. There are no plans for an amenity center; however, Bee Cave Central Park is very close by and there are a couple of public pools in the area as well. Of course, the new Lakeway Regional Medical Center will be minutes away and the Hill Country Galleria is practically walking distance. Being that the community is in Bee Cave, the tax rate will be one of the lowest in Austin. Home prices will start in the high $200s, although the views in the area are fabulous which means they may have some homesite “premiums” that could push prices realistically into the mid $300. Ladera should shape up to be a very nice, intimate, attractive community of homes. Taylor Morrison builds homes with great open floor plans and lots of curb appeal. Check out the Taylor Morrison homes online or in person at Fairways in Steiner Ranch and their  60′ section of Crystal Falls, to get an idea of the homes they will be building at Ladera, in Bee Cave, Texas.

If you are interested, you should get on their interest list!

UPDATE as of 7-3-2012

Ladera is NOW OPEN!  The roads are cut and you can drive into the community. The trailer is located on the corner of Ladera Drive and HWY 620 across from the Chic-fil-a. The actually community is located behind the Target and Home Depot in Lakeway.  It is looking good!!


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