Central Texas Real Estate Blog

Tour Spicewood VineyardsThere are there are many unique and beautiful wineries throughout the Texas Hill Country. Spicewood Vineyards is a premier local winery and a popular location for those going for a Texas Vineyard tour. Visiting wineries is a fun and relaxing way to spend time with loved ones. Spicewood Vineyards is a prime location for taking in the views of the rolling hills and sampling some of the delicious libations that are a product of this beautiful land.

Spicewood Vineyards was originally owned by Ed and Madeline Manigold. Their dedicated tradition of making high quality wine with Texas grown grapes has been carried forward by Ron Yates who purchased the winery in 2007. The winery has three levels and is approximately 5000 square feet. On the upper level is a

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Spicewood Real Estate for Sale

Spicewood is an unincorporated township in Burnet County located 32 miles outside of Austin. It is a small retail center at Texas Spur 191 with beautiful views of Texas Hill Country at every angle. This community flanks both sides of Highway 71 between Double Horn Creek and Lakeway. Spicewood is home to some of the best real estate in Texas, is considered to be one of the most desirable addresses in the Austin area. It is the location of the Luck Ranch—home to Willie Nelson and could be your home too! 

Lakeside Beach 

Lakeside Beach homes for sale are in a gated community that was started back in 1961 with the building of a few cabins on Lake Travis. There are now approximately 125 modest residential homes that makeup this comfortable

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Painting inside your home

Whether you were selling your house, have just purchased an as is fixer-upper, or have decided it's time to get rid of the chartreuse accent wall that your house came with, there are few more affordable updates that are so dramatic as painting the interior walls of your house. A new coat of paint makes a home appear clean and fresh and can greatly increase its value.

The most affordable way to paint the interior of your home is to do the work yourself. This task may seem a bit challenging, especially if you have not ever painted before. There are tools and products available to make the job of painting your home's interior easier. Today we will help you create the list of tools and materials you need to do the job and offer a step-by-step overview

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Texas Title Companies

The home-buying process is a complex one with many things to understand and many people involved. Most people understand what the job of the home inspector is, and what their realtor is doing for them, but other people involved in the process have a role that seems a little unclear. Many wonder what exactly their title company does for them. Though the title company role seems a little mysterious, it is crucial in protecting you from unforeseen legal issues whether you are buying a home here in Texas or anywhere else.

What Is a Title Company?

The title company coordinates the title search, insurance and other research and documentation to be sure that the title to your property is transferred correctly and legally from the seller to you.

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What is Title Insurance

One of the most common questions that we hear at Crawford Realty Group is what is title insurance?

Title insurance is an indemnity insurance that protects the title holder from financial losses caused from defects in a title to the property. Lender's title insurance is the most common kind of title insurance and is purchased by the buyer only to protect the lender. The seller protects the buyer’s equity in the property by purchasing owner's title insurance which is available separately.

Title insurance is a little different than most insurances which protect against future events. Title insurance protects the policyholder against claims for past occurrences. This insurance protects the owners of real estate and also real estate lenders from

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Round Rock Neighborhoods

Round Rock is located on I35 25 miles north of Downtown Austin. It is not a big town as far as square mileage goes, but it is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Offering a great quality of life, Round Rock is experiencing accelerated residential and commercial growth.

Behrens Ranch

Behrens Ranch is a highly desirable Round Rock master-planned community. Behrens Ranch homes for sale offers many amenities to its residents and is conveniently located just 25 miles north of Austin. Those shopping the Round Rock MLS listings for a comfortable home in a convenient location need look no further than Behrens Ranch! Behrens Ranch has exclusive amenities for its residents. The community has 3 swimming pools, a park with a playscape,

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Central Texas Shopping and Dining

The Hill Country Galleria is located in the city of Bee Cave Texas. It is a mecca for the residents of Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, Lakeway, Georgetown and many other communities for retail and entertainment. The Galleria also features the Avanti Hills Apartments, The Sonesta Hotel and leases office space in addition to providing retail space.

There are many stores, dining establishments and a Cinemark movie theater for Texas Hill Country residents to choose from.

Hill Country Galleria Major Retailers are:

• Banana Republic
• Bath & Body Works
• California Closets
• Dick's Sporting Goods
• Eddie Bauer
• LensCrafters
• Dillard's

These are just a few of the shopping opportunities, there are many other stores and boutiques to be found at the Hill

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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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