February 2018

Found 12 blog entries for February 2018.

Making an offer on a homeThe current Bastrop real estate market is very different from recent years. Limited inventory in almost all price ranges has created increased demand for many homes. The homes with the greatest interest are the homes that are well priced, in good to excellent condition and staged well so that photographs highlight the best features of the property.

If you are currently in the market to purchase a home, depending on your criteria, it is likely that you may select a home that other buyers are also interested in and find yourself bidding on a property in a multiple offer situation. If this happens to you, there are some things you can do to help your offer stand out from the others.

  • Price is important but don’t forget the other terms of your offer.
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111 Tylee CircleBuild your dream home in The Colony! With limited lot inventory available, this is a great opportunity to purchase a lot in one of Central Texas’s premier communities.

The pie shaped 0.60 acre wooded lot backs up to the greenbelt for extra privacy and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.111 Tylee Circle

This lot allows you to select your own builder so you can find the perfect builder to build exactly what you are looking for. The neighborhood amenities will make it easy for you to enjoy recreational time with a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts,  basketball courts, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness center and a community room. The Colony is conveniently located to Bastrop, Austin, ABIA, COTA & Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

For more information or

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Empty Bowl ProjectMake plans to attend Bastrop’s Empty Bowl Project on Saturday for lunch. The 14th annual event will take place on Saturday, Februrary 24th from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Your ticket purchase provides you a pottery soup bowl, as much delicious soup as you can eat plus cookies for dessert. Children 12 and under can eat for free. As part of the event, there will also be fan favorite voting and a silent auction. You may purchase your tickets online prior to the event or at the door on the day of the event.

The Empty Bowl Project supports the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry and helps them provide food through their “emergency food” program to local individuals and families.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 11:00

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Outdoor LightingThe primary purpose of outdoor lighting is to help you see better when you are outside at night but there are some other benefits to outdoor lighting as well. Light is one of the easiest and least expensive safety and security measures available. You are less likely to be injured in a fall when you can see your surroundings well. Light also deters criminals who may be looking for a dark place to hide.

Outside lighting doesn’t have to be complex. A few simple changes can make a big impact without a lot of effort. If you have no lighting outside, an easy place to start is with a light at your front and back doors. This will allow you to see outside and provide light if you are coming in at night. Adding timers to your lights is another easy way to

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102 Mills XingYou will love everything about this Classic custom home in The Colony! The stone/stucco combination exterior was built for both beauty and lasting style. Many custom touches throughout this three bedroom home add to its charm and have created a truly special setting.

Start in the kitchen where you will feel like a professional chef every time you prepare a meal. Knotty alder cabinets, stone arches, a unique farm sink, a new Bosch dishwasher and under cabinet lighting set this room apart.102 Mills Xing

Throughout the home, expect to see beautiful floors and finishes, arches, decorative ceilings, built-ins, custom screwless cover plates on all electric switches and outlets and LED light bulbs in all fixtures. The living room is highlighted by a stone fireplace with

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80's pub crawlPut together your best 80’s outfit and grab a friend for the 80’s Pub Crawl in Downtown Bastrop. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th. Six local favorites including Old Town Restaurant and Bar, Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, The 602 on Main, Viejo’s Tacos & Tequila, Grace Miller’s 706 Pine Street and Copper Sheet Distillery will be part of the event.

Tickets are required and and may be purchased in advance online or the evening of the event if there are any tickets available. Your ticket includes samples at five of the six locations, 80’s accessories and lots of fun.

The night will not disappoint with contests for biggest 80’s hair for the ladies and greatest 80’s outfit for the men. More than $100 in prizes will be awarded to

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Home PhotosIf you are ready to sell your home, there is a lot for you to think about. Make sure you put the photos of your home at the top of your list. In 2017, the largest segment of home buyers were millennials and according to the National Association of Realtors, 99% of millennials are searching for their home online. Pictures of your home will show up on websites across the world and are the greatest factor in determining if buyers will schedule an appointment to see your home in person. Seriously, we mean the biggest factor. It doesn’t matter what the price of your home is if the pictures are awful when someone looks at them, they are unlikely to want to see it in person.

 I am sure you have heard that you never get a second chance to make a first

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406 BurlesonYou will have a beautiful home to call your own when you purchase this home in the heart of historic Smithville. Three bedrooms, two full baths and 2,276 square feet of living space on a 0.19 acre corner lot are just the start of this special property.

The home has been lovingly restored while maintaining as much of its original charm as possible. The pine floors, windows and doors are all original to the home built in 1911.406 Burleson

The home offers plenty of space to relax and unwind or entertain guests with a formal living room, parlor and dining room that include pine and oak floors. Two bedrooms also feature pine and oak floors. The nicely updated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a tile backsplash as well as several glass front cabinets.

406 Burleson

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Summit Smithville Are you ready to take your household or office to the next level in living an environmentally friendly lifestyle? If so, the Summit Smithville Green Expo is your must attend event this weekend. This annual event promotes a green lifestyle as well as recycling and a sustainable lifestyle.

This free event includes speakers that will address climate change, green living and lifestyle choices you can make that will have a positive impact on our environment. Two sessions will take place at Playhouse Smithville. The morning will focus on life hacks that Make it Easy to Live Green and the afternoon will discuss Climate Dynamics.

Vendors offering natural products will be on site to share how their products can decrease your footprint on the earth. Live

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When you are shopping for a new home, you probably prefer the sellers of the home you are looking at not be at home when you view the property. Looking at the property sans sellers allows you to relax a little more and not have to worry about what you are saying as you look around.

From the seller’s perspective, while they know they would prefer to look at homes alone if the situation was reversed, many sellers just aren’t comfortable having people they don’t know in their home when they aren’t there. As agents, we encourage our sellers not to be home during showings but many just aren’t comfortable giving in to that request.

Some Bastrop sellers who understand the importance of giving buyers space when they are looking at their home but still want

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