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1715 days ago

Russell Martin is an awesome Realtor with the skill set to make your purchase or sale homes in Austin, TX go very smooth.

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2954 days ago

We went to Dennis Cudd Studios, after meeting with dozens of local designers and other companies. He helped us remodel our kitchen, master bedroom and add some much needed outdoor space. We were very happy with the attention he gave us and his ability to meet with us on our schedule (nights & weekends).

He and his helpers were always respectful of our budget and we are ecstatic with the compliments and final design they gave us.

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3000 days ago

We used them to remodel our home and were recommended by someone else...people please these two are the worst designers in Texas.
Mark Smith is a drunk by nature and Joe Burke is his drunk partner in crime. My wife and I had to repeatedly call Mark for our own house key as he always seemed to run off with it and his initial time frame was 1-2 months to remodel our bath/bedroom and it took 3-4 months. Also, there were workers in our house when we didn't even know.

We would highly recommend to do your research and choose designers who are stable, mentally-sound and not drunks.

We saw these two at a restaurant after this and they were so hammered it was a scene that was total disgust.

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3090 days ago

We have been assisting buyers, sellers, tennants & landlords with their real estate needs for over 10 years with hundreds of happy clients. Please call us to discuss your real estate needs.

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3311 days ago

I had her come out to my house to help me organize my kitchen and help me decorate my living room. Not only was she kind, patient, and professional, she was also very affordable. She was so much fun to work with. I love the results I got and I get compliments every time someone new comes to my house. She even came over and helped me pick out paint colors for the outside of my house. I learned a lot from her in the process. I will definitely work with her again the next time I feel the need to change things up a little in my house.

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3311 days ago

I Love Alicia's work! She really gets a feel for what my clients want/need and then delivers. And that girl knows how to budget shop. She has a true eye for design and gets creative when I need her to! She has staged several listing for me and they have helped tremendously each time!
Christine Prater ~ Moreland Properties

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3400 days ago

Watch out for this place. I if you do find yourself signing a lease with them just be sure that you fill out that inventory sheet THROUGHLY, MARK EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE APARTMENT, I MEAN EVERYTHING or you will be charged at move out. When you turn in your notice to vacate better have the person that you turn it in to sign something stating that it has been received on the date and keep for when it is time to move out (they tend to lose these things. Better just to not move in in the first place and save yourself and your wallet!

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3515 days ago

Adentro Designs (April) has a wonderful sense of color, accent pieces, and room balance. In addition, April has the patience of a "saint". I must have changed my mind on drape colors over 10 times, and finally came back to where we started. April had a good eye for the color we needed, it just took me some time to get with it. In the end, we have a beautiful family room which we receive many compliments. I am so thrilled with the outcome and appreciate the commitment and professionalism April brings in her work. I highly recommend Adentro Designs! -- Sylvia Small

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3591 days ago

I had such high hopes for Ranchstone Garden Homes as it was to be our first rental experience in over seven years, and it looked very promising compared to all the other options at the time. The exteriors of the units were nice, the floor plan was big enough, there was a yard for our dogs, and it was in walking distance to Kerby Lane at the time. We were very excited. Instead of a long verbose narrative, I feel that due to the volume of issues, this would best be documented in a bullet pointed fashion.

1. Shoddy does not adequately describe the degree to which maintenance and repair work was lacking.

2. Upon move in, the laminate counter tops were peeling off, and there were several large uneven seams where drywall had been repaired using in appropriate materials and no touch up paint.

3. Requests for maintenance and repair were routinely responded to days to weeks later, and often not at all.

4. During the summer when watering restrictions and high heat killed the lawn, they would still have their lawn crews come in and mow and blow the dirt around as though it was accomplishing something.

5. After the summer Hail Storm, I cleaned up the glass that came into my son's room when several hail stones broke his window. The repair crew carelessly knocked more broken glass into a child's room and did and said nothing to fix it or even alert me to it. A cracked window was not even repaired, and the ones that were repaired were done poorly.

6. When the roofing company was brought in to repair hail damage, they were allowed to work up to 9pm at night, making so much noise that it was impossible to work from home or enjoy television or radio, or put the kids to bed at their normal bed time. Roofing company employees were stealing electricity to run their tools and no offset was offered by management.

7. EVERY one of my electric bills were OVER $300.00 and some OVER $400.00 starting in the spring. Some of the duct work was obviously crushed as some rooms blew hard and cold and some rooms not much of anything came out of the ducts.

8. Neighborhood kids that were WAY too young to be doing so, were routinely running around the neighborhood well into the night making noise and running across people's yards.

9. When I was one day late paying the last month's rent, an improperly filled out eviction notice was posted on my door, stating a move out date that was a full 3 days earlier that what had been agreed upon. This was settled and explained as "standard procedure," and I was allowed to stay through my originally agreed upon move out date, though I find this surprising, off-putting, and highly unprofessional, especially since I was never late with rent.

10. The thermostat was the cheapest entry level one you could possibly get, and was very stiff and difficult to read, and would routinely run for hours past the time that the set temperature had actually been reached.

11. When I moved out, I found that the hall closet next to the A/C closet had become soaked and infested with black mold, likely due to the thermostat overrunning the A/C unit. I reported this several times with NO follow up. Granted the kids and dogs did a number on the cheap carpet, but if I receive an invoice for anything over my non refundable sure deposit and pet deposit, I am going to lawyer up and take them to small claims court for my daughter and son's medical expenses.

12. Forgot to mention that the water heater was good for about 2 showers a day.

In summary, this was the first rental experience I have had in over 7 years, and it was absolutely horrific. I find it comical that the office voicemail outgoing greeting boasts "5 Star Service." It's absolutely laughable. Not only would I not recommend Ranchstone to anyone, but I am actually taking the time to post this everywhere I can to try to save as many people as possible from having the same miserable experience we had. If I had to sum up the entire image that Ranchstone portrays beyond the first impression, it would be, simply stated, "Trashy."

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3626 days ago

I've been living here for about 2.5 years, and the management has done everything in their power to make sure it was been just awful as possible. First, they insisted on raising my rent every six months while my neighbors got a $50 decrease because the manager doesn't like Asians. Be careful who you talk to! If you get one of the general staff, the girls are usually pretty nice, but the turn over rate is high so they keep changing.

Second, they have mistakenly adjusted my lease rate (how is this even possible?) twice - two separate times in the middle of two separate leases. The single guy working in the office is apparently in charge of these threatening phone calls and I was about to be evicted over 15 dollars a month over three months that they claimed I owed. After fighting with them to just check the lease, they backed down and ALMOST apologized for the mistakes, and definitely not for the threats.

Then, with the economy getting harder, they stopped landscaping my entire building area. All the grass and shrubs just died and turned to mud. It looks like a desert if a desert had water and dirt and management who loves mud pies. So what if they turned the building into a mud pit? What they do care about is the area in front of the management office. Every month, they tear up perfectly fine, beautiful flowers, and replace them with more perfectly fine, beautiful flowers. You would have thought they were competing with Versailles!

Now, the topper. In June of 2009, my home was broken into. They smashed a window and stole about $5,500 worth of equipment. The management never called me back, and it took them almost a day to even come out and look at it after I waited at their office. The girl who took my report said this was getting to be a common thing at the complex - great, I feel even better now. That window stayed broken until almost a month later. After getting as much of my life back together, dealing with insurance and filing with the police department, my girlfriend and I decide to move out. This was a couple weeks after they finally fixed the window. Since I was paying monthly, there was no lease to break so I went in at the start of August and said I wanted to move out. They denied me. Apparently, I can't move out because they said so. A few days later, they thoughtfully informed me that I could move out, but I had to give them written notice. Okay, fine. I can do that. After giving them notice, however, they said I had to stay an extra month because I didn't give notice at the beginning of August. They waited a couple days just to screw me over one last time. It's an amazing skill and quite a sight to see as long as you're not the one they're bending over.

And all that for $1,115 a month (750sqft) with all utilities extra!

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