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Austin Luxury Real Estate Builders are NOT all the Same

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You’ve made the decision to go with
Austin luxury real estate, but who will you choose to build it? It’s a tough decision, and not one that should be taken lightly. You need to know all of the facts so that you can fully understand what you’re getting into. For example, did you know that the state of Texas does NOT license and regulate homebuilders? Therefore, you must carefully look past tactfully put together marketing techniques to find out your builder’s true qualifications.

Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes in Austin, knows a lot about building quality homes. In fact, Sterling Custom Homes has been helping buyers just like you to build luxury custom homes for more than 22 years; and Duke warns for homebuyers to carefully choose their builders.

“There’s a saying in my industry, ‘When the housing market is good, everyone with a cell phone and a pickup truck calls himself a builder’,” said Mr. McDowell. “It’s a sad reality and it waters down the quality and professionalism within the industry that we and other quality
home builders in Texas have worked so hard to achieve.”

Sterling Custom Homes has built its career and reputation on building the highest quality custom homes while developing streamlined systems that make the homebuilding experience enjoyable for everyone involved. You’ll see the Austin builder’s new home construction in several of the area’s premier custom home communities.

Whether you’re looking for a private gated or resort golf community or want the serenity of lakeside views, Sterling Custom Homes has you covered.

You can find Sterling’s new home creations at a bevy of communities including Lakeway, Village of the Hills, Rough Hollow, Caslano, Seven Oaks, Barton Creek, Mirador Drive, River Place, Spanish Oaks and The Reserve at Lake Travis.

For more information, visit the
Sterling Custom Homes website. And, make sure to choose your luxury home builder wisely.

Carefully Planned Austin Luxury Real Estate for a View

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When we’re designing our
Austin luxury real estate, there are many things that we want: spacious floor plans, formal living and dining rooms, oversized family areas, large bedrooms and gourmet kitchens are just some of the features we may want included. But, how often do you think about positioning your home to best showcase that breathtaking view that made you fall in love with your lot? That’s where Sterling Custom Homes comes in. They use their more than 22 years of experience to help buyers carefully choose the layout of their homes to augment the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

“At Sterling Custom Homes, we love to be involved with our clients from the very start,” said Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes. “We understand the impact important design decisions have on our clients’ overall satisfaction with the finished product and work hard to guide buyers to the layout that best fits within their budgetary and aesthetic goals.”

So, how do they do it? First, Sterling Custom Homes takes several factors into consideration to maximize a particular view corridor including sun orientation, slab heights and even trees and access. Then, the Austin builder discusses these variables with its client to determine which views are most important to been seen in each room. The result is phenomenal with breathtaking views in the parts of the home that you’ll spend most of your time in.

As one of the leading
home builders in Texas, Sterling Custom Homes designs unique, cutting-edge floor plans in a variety of the Austin area’s premier custom home, private gated and resort golf communities.

For more information, visit the
Sterling Custom Homes website.

For Austin Home Builder Sterling Custom Homes, Luxury is About More than Lavish Homes

Austin luxury real estate builderWhen we think about luxury in association with our
Austin home builders, more than likely what comes to mind is the lavish finishes and features that they will add to our beautiful new custom homes. However, for Sterling Custom Homes, luxury is as much about taking care of its employees and the community that it serves as it is about building beautiful homes. That’s why when Gary Grambley, Sterling Custom Homes’ sales and marketing director, came and asked for help in raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas, the builder didn’t hesitate.

Recently, Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes, wrote a check for $2,500 and presented it to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas as part of a gift matching donation on behalf of Gary’s efforts.

Gary is training for the Rock n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon on Nov. 13 and is using that race as a platform to raise money for this worthy cause.

“Several months ago I met with Mr. McDowell about my goal of raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in conjunction with my training for the San Antonio Marathon this fall,” explains Gary. “I went into the meeting with the intention of soliciting a $1,000 donation. When I told Mr. McDowell about my plans and that a $1,000 donation would help me kick off the program, he offered, without hesitation, to match the first $2,500 I raised for the charity. I was blown away by his generosity!”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas is a nonprofit organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. If you would like to join Gary and
Austin real estate builder Sterling Custom Homes in supporting this organization, then visit To date, Gary has raised $5,740 through his efforts.

For more information about
Sterling Custom Homes, visit the website.

Austin Luxury Home Building: Cookin’ it Up with the Sterling Cookbook™

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The Sterling Cookbook™ helps simplify the Building Process

What does it take to construct luxury
Austin real estate at an affordable price for buyers? For Sterling Custom Homes, it’s about keeping the building momentum going. And they should know. For more than 20 years, the Austin area builder has been helping new home buyers design their custom dream homes. And, it was those years of experience and knowledge that helped the home builder create the Sterling Cookbook™, a tool that simplifies the process of new home construction while building momentum and making financial sense for new home buyers.

“The key to building and maintaining the momentum of a home building project is to keep our clients ahead of us on their selections,” said Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes. “The Sterling Cookbook™ helps guide our clients through the home building process so that they can provide us with the information we need to order materials and direct subcontractors properly, therefore avoiding timing gaps that can be difficult for us to make up.”

Often, home buyers aren’t sure what exactly is expected of them during the home construction process. The Sterling Cookbook™ gives buyers step-by-step information on their roles and responsibilities during construction, from making selections to meeting with trade partners, the approval process and care of the completed custom home.

Sterling Custom Homes is one of the area’s leading
Austin home builders with new homes in communities across the region including Barton Creek, Bellagia Estates, Caslano, Flintrock Falls, Lakeway, Mirador Drive, River Place, Rough Hollow, Seven Oaks, Spanish Oaks, The Bluffs at Steiner Ranch and The Reserve at Lake Travis.

For more information about the Sterling Cookbook™, visit the
Sterling Custom Homes website or call 512-263-2214.

Sterling Custom Homes Begins New Home Construction in The Reserve at Lake Travis

The Reserve at Lake TravisQuality homes and attention to detail have made Sterling Custom Homes one of the top 
Austin home builders in the area and the builder of choice by residents in The Reserve at Lake Travis, a community developed by Hal Jones Development. Recently, Sterling poured the foundation for its second custom home within the community.

This piece of 
Austin luxury real estate is located on Ruffian Heights Cove and is the epitome of luxurious homes in the community. When completed, the home will sit on a cliff and have a breathtaking view of Lake Travis.

The Reserve at Lake Travis is nestled along 3 miles of shoreline on Lake Travis’ southern banks and is composed of 310 acres of rolling Texas hills. Waterfront homes in the community are priced from the $199s, while maintenance-free villas are priced from the $500s.

Homeowners enjoy the luxe amenities that the community offers. Residents have access to a  world-class marina, lazy river pool with swim up bar, full-service equestrian center and a private Cypress Club Pavilion for its members.

As one of the area’s top builders, Sterling Custom Homes understands the importance of each design element. From everything down to site selection at The Reserve at Lake Travis, Sterling takes pride in offering advice and design solutions that suit any preference.

For more information, visit
Sterling Custom Homes online or call 512-263-2214.