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It’s week 19 after we finally got our OK from the city and we’re wrapping up our latest project at 2731 Lyons on the east side. It should be on the market in a couple of weeks, unless we sell it first. The last touches will be carpet and landscaping which will be installed this
It’s week 16 after a long wait for permits from the city and we’re finally hitting the home stretch at 2731 Lyons. Most of the HVAC, plumbing and electrical finish out was completed this week and we’re just lacking flooring and some other details to get a feel for the final product. The granite that
Last week at 2731 Lyons was a little slow, but we did get cabinets installed so you can get a better feel for the kitchen layout. This week should see a lot of progress with plumbing and electrical finish out and kitchen counters.
A little more progress this week at our rehab at 2731 Lyons Rd. Flooring is mostly complete and we got a start on doors and trim. Cabinets will be installed this week and plumbing and lighting fixtures will show up on Wednesday. Here are a few pics…
Now that we’re past the Sheetrock installation we’re really starting to see progress at 2731 Lyons. This week the interior was painted and the flooring is being installed. Let us know what you think of the color scheme. It’s definitely not your standard neutral colors.
After a short delay waiting on an inspection we finally got the go ahead on our Sheetrock and were able to complete the tape, float and texture at our rehab project at 2731 Lyons. Although this is a big accomplishment I didn’t take any photos as it would look about the same. This week we should start to see
It’s been a long wait, but we’re getting to the point where we’ll be seeing our project at 2731 Lyons getting closer to the finish line. This week we finally got to Sheetrock after a series of additional delays. This is partially because the city is still struggling to keep up with the demands on
I missed my weekly update for 2731 Lyons last week because I was out of town, so we should have a lot of progress to report. Unfortunately we had a couple of delays so there’s not a lot to show. We had three issues that came up during the framing inspection. Two were minor, but one required
Another slow week at 2731 Lyons. Progress this week was mostly on the roof. We had the missing baffles installed, finished off all the penetrations, cleaned up the eves, and added gutters on the west side. Also installed the roof over the front porch. Not much to see this week, so I didn’t take any new pictures.
Another week of work on paint, wiring and plumbing at our rehab project at 2731 Lyons, so there’s not a lot of progress to see. The wiring and plumbing are complete now, including wiring for a security system. The exterior paint is mostly complete, so you can see what the final color scheme looks like. There’s still a
Not a lot of progress on construction this week at our project at 2731 Lyons, but it’s to be expected that that things will slow down a bit during the holidays. Scott and Brenda did finalize the color scheme, which is based on the colors that we see in Guanajuato, one of our favorite cities in Mexico.
This week was spent working on plumbing and wiring, which is mostly complete. We decided on a tank-less water heater for this project which is a nice feature. Since we’re going to use spray foam insulation the utility bills should be really low. The new entry is framed in and the new door and sidelight installed so
It’s been four weeks since we finally got permits from the city and things are progressing well. I didn’t get an update posted last week so I have two weeks of progress to report this time. On the outside we have a new driveway, sidewalk and front porch. We’re going to create an entry by recessing the
We just completed week two at 2731 Lyons Rd. and the new floor plan is starting to take shape. Scott Cason of Austin Rebuild Team installed a beam to open up the kitchen dining area and the bedrooms, bath and utility are are framed. Other changes include new Pella windows throughout and changes to the placement at
I decided to restart our week counter after the 9 week delay waiting for the City of Austin to review and issue our building permits. I’ll report on the total time including delays at the end of the project, but for now I’d just like to forget about it and move on. Our first week
Thanks to everyone who made it to the 2012 edition of The Robillard Group Open. Our last event was in 1989 so it’s been a while, but we had such a good turnout that we’re planning to make this a yearly event again, at least as long as the Putt Putt course is around. Here
It’s been about 24 years since the last Robillard open, so we decided that it’s time for another one. We held the first and second at the old ‘official’ Putt Putt course on North Lamar, but since that’s long gone we’re going with the iconic Peter Pan course on Barton Springs Rd. Apologies to any
I just received the Austin Real Estate Market Update for September from the National Association of Realtors. As I’ve already reported, after several years of relatively flat results the median home price in Austin rose by about 8% compared to the same quarter last year. There are lot’s of other interesting information in the report for those of
Good news! The city of Austin has revamped their permitting process. Bad news, permits are now taking four weeks to approve rather than the few days that we experienced on our last two projects. Looks like we’re on hold at 2731 Lyons for another couple of weeks while we wait for the city. With this