Can I rent a home at Mueller Austin?

There are several options for renting at the Mueller development, though families looking for single family homes soon find out it’s a landlord’s market. Right now there are three options for renters in the old airport redevelopment: Carriage house /...

Mueller Austin Homes – Developer Update 2 of 3

What’s next at the Mueller Airport Redevelopment? The first of this three part series discussed the tweener lots, and here I’ll describe the update we got from the developer Catellus about the Mueller Houses. What is a Mueller House? It’s a large...

What is a Mueller House?

The Mueller House is a concept eloquently espoused in the Mueller Design Book in 2004, and which has been waiting for its day to shine. That day may soon be upon us, and here’s a quick run down of the idea behind them. Is it a home, is it a condo? There’s...

Mueller Affordable Program – Back on Track in 2010

One goal of the redevelopment of Austin’s old Mueller airport is to keep 25% of the homes affordable. What does this mean and when can you get one? The Mueller affordable program is income qualified – you have to earn less than 80% of the Austin Median...

Mueller Austin Homes – Developer Update 1 of 3

What’s coming next at the Mueller Development? This was the question that Greg Weaver of developer Catellus answered in an information session at the end of March 2010 . Here’s the first of a three part series recapping of some of the things that were...

Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of Your Home?

Austin Energy’s solar rebate program has experienced many ups and downs in the last 12 months, and one question I get asked by home owners evaluating their home value or potential home value is “how much more can I sell my home for if it has a solar array...

Resale Homes at Mueller – Spring 2010 Update

Builders are still selling new homes at Mueller this Spring, yet the resale market is faring well. It’s always important to consider the competition when evaluating any particular segment, and the biggest competition for homes here on the resale market is new...

Do I have to sell my home to qualify for the $6500 tax credit?

The federal tax credit was expanded to include move-up buyers who buy a new home in the first part of 2010. What is a move-up buyer, and do you need to sell your current home to qualify for the program? What are the implications of selling later in the year? If you...

Resale Homes at Mueller – Winter 2009 Update

New homes have dominated the sales at Austin’s Mueller Development in 2009, though there has been a mixed bag of results for the resale homes. Here’s a quick recap and some thoughts on how to sell your home here. All data is from the Austin MLS. The...

Meritage at Mueller Austin – Job Done. For Now.

Why is there a “for rent” sign where the Meritage model home on Antone Street used to be? There’s not much left for Meritage to sell of their existing lots. One home at the last count. So there’s not much reason for them to have a model home in...