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Welcome home to understated elegance, incredible views, and access to the best Austin has to offer. Welcome to The Independent!

The Independent is affectionately known by locals as “the Jenga tower” or the “Tetris building” due to its unique shape and artistic aesthetic. At 690 feet, the building is visible from almost anywhere in the city and ranks as the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi River. From this incredible height comes unbelievable views you won’t find in any other homes for sale in Austin, TX.

As if that wasn’t enough, the comprehensive amenities at The Independent span over 20,000 square feet of space in the building. Through the ingenuity of design and construction, the tower offers two amenity floors that are…

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It’s no secret the Fifth & West skyscraper remains one of the most desirable buildings for luxury homes in Austin, TX. An artfully designed condominium development in Downtown Austin, the prestigious tower has been a hot spot since before it started selling units in 2017. Its appeal continues today as newly listed units are snatched up right away and spend very little time on the market.

“Its location is its namesake as it sits at the corner of Fifth & West Ave. The modern architecture of this triangular tower features incredible views in all directions.”

Fifth & West

The Tower

The Fifth & West high-rise sits in the heart of Downtown Austin and towers over the market district at 448 feet tall. It offers 154 units that feature one, two, or three bedrooms…

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Most homeowners know that interior renovations can instantly add value, sometimes in excess of the money spent on the remodel. Plumbing upgrades are some of the most cost-effective things you can carry out in your home to add value, especially if you’re about to sell your home.

Below, we’ll discuss the top upgrades that add value to your home, some new and trending plumbing upgrades that are a hot commodity — particularly in the Austin, TX area — and some things you’ll want to consider when upgrading the plumbing in your home.

Top Plumbing Upgrades That Add to Your Property Value

If you’re looking to increase your home value leading into a sale or you just want a future return on investment for a renovation, upgrading using the below tactics is…

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“Whether it's buying or looking for condos for rent, Austin Texas is where you can find the perfect place to call home.”

Buying vs Renting Condos In North Austin: Which Is a Better Choice? 

Trying to decide between renting or buying a condo in North Austin? You should take several factors into consideration as you make your decision: budget, lifestyle, location, and the specific features that matter most to you. 

Because of the pros and cons that come with both renting and buying, there is no one-size-fits-all choice. Take a look at this list of potential benefits and downsides of both options. 

Some of the pros of renting a condo include: 

  • Less stress and responsibilities when it comes to the upkeep of the condo 

  • The…

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When you own luxury properties, whether they are downtown apartments in Austin or luxury condos, maintenance can be a difficult issue to keep up with. With many different issues requiring all kinds of specialists and repair people, costs can quickly get out of hand. Austin Luxury Realty has years of experience in luxury property management that includes maintaining luxury properties.

 So, what are the best ways to keep your luxury property maintained? 

Start With Choosing Great Austin Tenants

The first step in keeping maintenance costs low is choosing the right tenants for your property. At Austin Luxury Realty, we make sure that the tenants we choose are qualified and have a long-term interest in their home. Effective marketing techniques…

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Austin is more than just a cool city, known for its live music, delicious food, and “weird” residents. Austin has a high-end culture with a modern, fresh vibe that is unique to the capital of the Lone Star State. No matter what your tastes are, Austin has a high-end, luxury option perfect for you. 

Downtown Apartments in Austin

There is a huge selection of downtown Austin highrises and luxury condos available to rent or buy. Austin has been steadily growing and is showing little signs of slowing down. This means that nearly any downtown luxury apartment in Austin will be a solid investment, whether it’s for your real estate portfolio or for your permanent residence. 

Downtown apartments in Austin include high-end options, such as concierge…

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People of all kinds love Austin, so it’s no wonder downtown living has been thriving in recent years. Not only is your home right at the heart of the city, but you still benefit from the safety, security, and amenities of a luxury residential high rise building. 

Of course, a secured parking spot and trash collection aren’t the only perks of Austin’s luxury realty scene. Here are just a few reasons to consider upgrading to true luxury living:

Modern & Updated Buildings

Whether you rent an apartment or buy a condo, it will feel like you’re stepping into the future. 

From spectacular views to the very latest in smart home technology and first-class amenities and services, experiencing the luxury life in a high-rise building in downtown…

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The iconic Austin skyline is going to change dramatically in the coming years. With more and more people flooding in, the buildings just keep growing! And, luckily, our realty experts have the rundown on some of the most highly anticipated buildings opening soon!

Here are a few buildings we’re most excited about. 


5th and Lavaca

The tower being built at 5th and Lavaca is going to measure at just over 500 feet, meaning its 45 floors will tower over the surrounding buildings. In addition to 10 full stories of parking, the current plans have restaurant space on the ground floor and two floors reserved solely for resident amenities.

If you’re looking for an apartment with easy access to Rainey street and Austin’s best restaurant scene,…

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For those in the know, Austin, Texas, has been a major part of the expansion of big technological hubs outside the Silicon Valley area for many years now, giving the hill country a new moniker: Silicon Hills. Of course, this sort of growth comes with significant apartment-hunting implications. 

For starters, while there are many new apartments in Austin popping up all over the place, most of them fill up incredibly quickly. At the same time, older buildings have begun to raise their standards (and their rent!), and neighborhoods in North Austin, such as The Domain, are in the process of expanding and growing at a rapid pace.

With all this growth and expansion — of tech, people, and housing — the task of actually locating and securing a rented…

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Whether you’ve heard the news about the new Apple campus or just have to deal with the constant traffic on the Mopac loop, it’s no secret that Austin is growing at an exponential rate. While that might mean a longer line at your favorite taco joint, it also provides a fantastic opportunity to invest in real estate.

Why Invest in Texas Real Estate? 

When done properly, real estate is an excellent way to make continuous, passive income—especially in Texas. Here are just a few reasons why Austin is a prime real estate investment:

  • Population Growth. As we’ve mentioned, Austin is gaining new residents every day. New apartments and condos are popping up just about everywhere, and the housing real estate is swinging in a seller’s market. But if…
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