October 2018

Found 9 blog entries for October 2018.

Central Texas Golf Communites

Golf is a popular sport in Texas, and there are many communities near Austin that cater to the golf lifestyle. If you could spend every day on the greens and would like to have them right outside your front door, check out these golf communities. Whether you are shopping in the Lakeway real estate market, or you are considering buying a home in another Lake Travis area, a home on the golf course can be yours.

The Hills of Lakeway 

The Hills of Lakeway is a gated golf community that features a guarded entrance.  The neighborhood encompasses The Hills of Lakeway Country Club. Homes in The Hills of Lakeway are spacious and have a minimum square footage of 2200. There are lots available for the home buyer wishing to build a custom home. Formerly

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Best Offer for your Home

If you are in the enviable position of being in a seller's market when selling your home, you will face a unique and welcome challenge.  In the fortunate event that you have multiple offers, there are many considerations you should make before selecting the offer that is best for you.

It seems obvious that you should pick the highest offer or maybe even the first offer, but it is in your best interest to look beyond just the amount the buyer is willing to pay. Though being in a seller's market and receiving multiple offers nearly always guarantees achieving the terms and conditions that are part of your real estate goals, the offer that appears to be the best may not be. There are several things to look at to be sure you understand how to select

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First Time Homebuyer TipsBuying your first home is an exciting event, but there is so much to remember it can also be a little intimidating. Preparing in advance can make you feel more confident and reduce the possibility of potential obstacles that could come up during the sale transaction. Whether you want a simple rural home on the edge of Spicewood, a family home in Bee Cave or a Luxury home in Lakeway, we want you to have the knowledge to reach your real estate goals.Buying

Here is a list of the top Do’s and Don’ts when buying your first home:

• Do Get a mortgage pre-approval. Have a mortgage lender thoroughly go over your financials and get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will greatly increase the likelihood that the mortgage will be granted at the time of the sale.

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7 Favorite Georgetown NeighborhoodsGeorgetown is one of the most interesting places to live in the Texas Hill Country. It offers a small town feel while being convenient to urban convenience and unique neighborhoods to fit almost any lifestyle. 

Georgetown is rich in history and charm with its revitalized and well-preserved buildings in the town square and there are plentiful community events held there. A feeling of nostalgia is present in appearance and atmosphere while offering all the amenities of modern dining and entertainment. Georgetown offers many fantastic neighborhoods, and we have listed a few of them here. 

Georgetown Village

Georgetown Village is a charming and established neighborhood just northwest of Downtown Georgetown. There are many family friendly options

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Down Payment Assistance in TexasWhat is Down Payment Assistance?

The hardest part of the home buying process is saving up the down payment. The typical down payment for a home is 20% of the asking price. Many people cannot afford a large down payment, and do not know there are many down payment assistance programs to help them realize their dream of home ownership. Most programs have strict guidelines regarding qualification, but if you don't have a large amount of cash to put down it is worth the effort to apply for a down payment assistance programs.  Use an online mortgage calculator to see how much you can afford.

Down payment assistance programs provide a set amount of money to qualified homebuyers. Some programs come directly through the lender, a local or state Housing

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Selling Acreage Properties

Getting the Property Ready to Show

Preparing your acreage property to sell will reduce time on the market and bring the best price. By doing some work in advance you can reduce the potential of getting low offers and increase the chance of getting your asking price.  First impressions matter and making your property attractive and accessible will get you to your real estate goals.

The first step in making an acreage property appealing to buyers is a good basic clean up. Haul away any old lumber, fencing materials, non-working appliances and vehicles. Get rid of old brush piles and general trash, anything that might be an eyesore to the person viewing the land for the first time and thinking about buying it.

If during the big clean up, you

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Dripping Springs Real Estate

Dripping Springs is located just outside of Austin and is known for its laid- back atmosphere and rural lifestyle within easy reach of the city. The Texas Hill Country landscape with its mature oak trees and rolling meadows surrounds the homes in Dripping Springs with beauty. This community has a variety of homes with country charm punctuated by elegance that will be appreciated by the executive, the equestrian or the farmer.

With so many neighborhood options for those looking at Dripping Springs homes for sale, there is bound to be the right home in the right place for just about any home buyer. Take a look at a few of our favorite communities in Dripping Springs.

Belterra

Belterra is an award-winning master-planned community in Dripping

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Central Texas Equestrian Real Estate

Texans’ love affair with horses is legendary.  Though horses are kept for many more reasons than back in the days of the Wild West, equines are still respected and revered in the Lone Star State and many lucky horses are considered members of the family as well as working partners. Finding a horse property where you can live with your horse in your own backyard is the real estate goal of many equestrians, and it can be had right here in the Austin real estate market and surrounding areas. We have an overview of three equestrian neighborhoods that cater to the lifestyle of horse owners.

Bay Country

Bay Country is an exclusive restricted access equestrian community. White rail fencing lines the streets and the homesites throughout the

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Avoid 1st time homebuyer mistakes

Being a first-time home buyer in the Austin real estate market can be exciting, but also a little confusing as it offers an array of neighborhood and housing choices from Bee Cave to Spicewood, there are so many beautiful homes to fit a range of needs and budgets, just selecting the home can be quite consuming. To help you prioritize and not get swept up in the process, this article will talk about common mistakes made by first-time homebuyers and how to avoid them. Being an informed consumer will serve you in many ways to include choosing your community, what type of home you will be buying and most importantly, avoiding a costly financial mistake.

There are many common errors made by first-time home buyers, from not looking to the future to

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