December 2017

Found 14 blog entries for December 2017.

InsulationInsulation serves many purposes in your home especially if you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your home. It is critical at keeping your home at a consistent temperature and allowing your heating and air conditioning systems to work more efficiently.

Without adequate insulation, your home will be exposed to the fluctuations in temperature from the outside causing your units to work harder and might possibly shorten the lifespan of the systems due to the overexertion of them.

Insulation can also add protection from noise helping you hear less from room to room as well as coming from the outside of your home. Air can come in and be lost through many points so it is important to have insulation on all sides of your home for the maximum

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5619 FM 535 #BThis rare find in the heart of Cedar Creek is just waiting for the perfect opportunity. This property provides a unique opportunity for commercial or developmental potential.

This 313.796 acre wooded ranch provides endless possibilities for many different kinds of development. The size of the tract of land coupled with the location make this a prime spot for future development and offers Maja Creek frontage.5619 FM 535 #B

The historic 2 story house on the property is in poor condition and sellers are considering moving it off the property. If the house were moved, the corner would be opened up for a great commercial site.

5619 FM 535 #BFor more information or to see additional photos of this property, visit here.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area

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Bastrop State Park YogaMake plans to spend your last Saturday of 2017 at Bastrop State Park for a day of fun activities.

Begin your day with a yoga class suitable for all fitness levels from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. The class will guide you through deep breathing techniques and accompanying body movements designed to help you feel invigorated and focused.

After your yoga class, take some time to relax with a drive down the scenic 12-mile Park Road 1C from Bastrop to Buescher State Parks and enjoy your surroundings. Then enjoy a picnic lunch before an afternoon hike.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., take part in a mile-long hike to learn how Bastrop State Park has recovered from the 2011 fire. See how the park property is recovering from the fire and the resurgence the area has

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PetsWhen you are ready to move to a new home, there are so many things that you must plan for as part of the moving process. When you have so many items to take care of, it may be easy to forget about your pets but moving presents challenges and can be stressful for them too. A few simple plans as you make your moving preparations will ensure your pets are well cared for during and after the move.

  1. Make sure to get copies of your pet’s records from the veterinarian so you can provide them to your new veterinarian.
  2. Research veterinarians before you move. Sometimes unexpected things occur with pets and you need to know where to take them right away should you have an emergency. If you aren’t familiar with the area, ask your real estate agent for a
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151 Powder HornWelcome home to this new construction beautiful three bedroom, three bathroom home located in Bastrop’s The Colony.

Situated on a 1.61 acres, the home is located on a cul-de-sac lot. This custom home is constructed of stone and stucco providing a low maintenance exterior with pleasing aesthetics.

Enjoy preparing for your daily meals as well as events of any size special occasion in the cook’s kitchen. Knotty alder cabinets, a huge pantry, center island plus additional work space leave you plenty of room to be inspired in the kitchen. Tucked away to the side is a built-in desk area that will provide you just the space you need for household management, homework or catching up on work when you are away from the office. The formal dining room is easily

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Lost Pines Cookie CrawlCalling all cookie lovers to the Inaugural Lost Pines Cookie Crawl will take place on Saturday, December 23rd from 1-4 at merchants throughout Downtown Bastrop.

To get started on the cookie crawl, stop by the Bastrop Opera House to pick up your souvenir cookie container, snap a picture with Santa himself and snag your first cookie. Then crawl through downtown collecting cookies along the way. You should even have enough to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve if you aren’t too hungry along the way.

This is a free event so come out and enjoy the afternoon as you countdown the days before Christmas.

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Bastrop-The Cookie Crawl will begin at the Bastrop Opera House at 711 Spring Street,

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Real Estate InvestingWhen many people talk about investments, they are only thinking about stocks, retirement accounts and traditional savings portfolios. However, investing in real estate can be a solid approach to increasing your wealth through the years.

Consider this benefit that most property owners never think about. Owning a home with a mortgage acts like a “forced” savings account that you contribute to each month. While you can contribute to any savings account each month, most have no penalties if you don’t. With a mortgage, if you don’t pay, you don’t stay so you are forced to pay if you want to continue to use the property.

Each time you make your monthly mortgage payment, you increase the equity in your property by some amount. Over time that amount grows

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This breathtaking cattle/recreational ranch has 2+ miles of Colorado River frontage. The ranch has a park-like setting with Coastal, Tifton 85 & Alicia improved pastures with 5 & 6 strand barbed wire fencing.

In addition to the abundant and beautiful acreage, the property includes a modest ranch style home with 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2,952 square feet. The home also includes a 2-car garage. The spacious living room has a brick fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. The hardwoods stretch into the dining area. The kitchen is full of cabinets and includes stainless steel appliances, tile floors and a tile backsplash.2509 Spring Branch

The property includes 288.22 acres of land holding more than 150 pecan trees plus live oaks, cypress and cottonwoods plus a

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Christmas at Bastrop 1832 Farmer's MarketThe Bastrop 1832 Farmer’s Market is open on Saturday’s year round offering seasonal produce, fresh meat, baked goods, prepared foods and other items. This Saturday, December 16th, the traditional market will be expanded for a special one day shopping event.

All of the traditional items will be available so plan to attend to gather the necessary ingredients for your holiday meals and gatherings. While you are there, finish your Christmas shopping as well with a wide variety of additional artisans including handmade arts and crafts like jewelry, clothing items, wood crafts, paintings, pottery and more.

Other special activities will be happening at this weekend’s market as well including special music from the youth group at Grace Mennonite Church and

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pansiesWhether you want to spruce up your home because it is on the market or just want it to be the envy of the neighborhood, there are some easy options for upping your curb appeal and making your home look its best during the cooler months.

Freshen up mulch and pine needles if they have been out for a while. Though it won’t make a significant statement, they will benefit the overall look of your home and show that you take good care of it. A fresh coat of paint on the front door will catch everyone’s attention and any visitors will take notice.

Keep your yard clear of leaves and limbs. This should be a no brainer but nothing makes a home look worse than month old leaves that haven’t been cleared. Show your yard some attention and keep it clear.


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