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Video - New Construction Home Built from the Ground Up - Falconhead West Austin TX

For a couple of years, the view outside my office window was a vacant lot across the street. The builders had not put a house there yet.  I thought it would be fun to capture the entire building process on video, so I waited and waited for them to start "moving dirt", as they say.  One day, I finally saw the dumpster appear. That means they're ready...

Each day that there was some type of progress on the house, I went out and shot a very short video from approximately the same spot each time. I then stitched all the videos together and produced this:

As I was creating videos, I thought for sure that this would become a 5 minute video that would be way too long to interest people, but it's just over a minute. I've watched it a few times. I think it's pretty cool to watch it all come together.

If you live in a market where it's all older homes, and you've never actually seen a new construction house being built, you would enjoy this little video I created.

Falconhead West, where this video was shot, as this is where I live, is on it's final closeout. The builders should be gone within the next few months. Some of the model homes have already been sold. There are other communities these builders are moving to or already at in addition to other builders. I can help you build your very own home in the Austin TX or surrounding areas like out here in the Lake Travis area. Call me today!

New and Newer communities still building in the area are Rocky Creek, West Cypress Hills, and Rough Hollow. New Communities on their way are Serene Hills, Sweetwater, and Ladera.  All these are Lake Travis ISD neighborhoods, and the new schools are on their way!


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Comment balloon 10 commentsDonna Harris • February 22 2012 03:13PM


Donna, That's a great video.  You did an excellent job.  May I suggest you write a "how to" video on how you created this.  You mentioned you took videos of the progress.  How did you edit the video?  Do you use an Apple or PC? What video editing software did you use?  I think it's great and very inspiring for those of us (me) who want to incorporate more video into my business.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 8 years ago

Hi Kathleen, Actually, I didn't do much of anything. I took the videos with a Flip video, and then told the Flip software to stitch the videos together. It took about 15 minutes, and viola. I then uploaded it to YouTube for easier accessibility.  Sorry that there was nothing "fancy" done. :)

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 8 years ago

Donna:  That was really creative thinking.  I loved the wood stacked in one frame and the house up in the next!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 8 years ago

Donna: You did a very good job.

Hopefully they hired an outside home inspector from beginning to end for the phase-inspection process. 


Posted by Carl Winters over 8 years ago

It's a pretty cool transformation to see it come to live from the ground up.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 8 years ago


It's good to new home construction starting it will boost the economy.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 8 years ago

What a patient person you are. This is a great video. Glad they removed the porta potty!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Jane, They did it in one day! They're fast!

Carl, Probably not. Engineers don't think they need stuff like that. I've posted other pictures in my blog about "stuff" going on in that house...

Loreena, Thanks!

Lou, The Austin economy doesn't need a boost. It's been going really strong. New communities all over the place.

Ellie, I was waiting and waiting for that porta potty to disappear!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 8 years ago

Hi Donna,

What a great idea to combine all the shots into a short video.  It's amazing how quickly new homes are constructed! Who is the builder?

Posted by Amanda Nicodemus, Spring Texas Real Estate (Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood) over 8 years ago

Donna   The video is outstanding plus you have a cool home across the street.  Was it custom or will your sign be across the street as well?

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 8 years ago