March 2018

Found 14 blog entries for March 2018.

137 Valley ViewWelcome to your new home in The Colony! This move-in ready brick and stone home provides three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath and 2,744 square feet on a nice 1.01 acre lot.

The living spaces are packed with charming details including many arched doorways and a stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen will be a pleasure to cook in with an island adding great countertop space, pecan cabinets, double convection ovens, stainless appliances, granite countertops and an eating area overlooking the backyard and patio. The kitchen opens to a large family room with coffered ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. Easy access is provided to the dining room as well. The formal dining room features built-in shelves and a chair rail.137 Valley View


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Austin Rattler MTB & RunTake advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and get outside for the Austin Rattler MTB & Run. This event offers the ultimate satisfaction for serious cyclers and runners and something new for beginning riders.

The Austin Rattler Short Track will take place on Friday and cover 12 miles of riding for those new to the sport or just taking it at little easy. The MTB includes multiple options on Saturday with a 100K solo ride, two and three-person relay teams or a 33K ride for those with less endurance. If riding isn’t for you, wait for the Austin Rattler Run on Sunday. The run will offer 10K, 33K and 66K distances run on dirt roads and single track.

The Saturday and Sunday events will wrap with a party with music, food, fun and lots of

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Preparing Your Home for its New OwnerOnce you sell your Bastrop home, you will have to start the process of getting it ready to for its new owner. This isn’t as much about making the home perfect as it is making it comfortable for the new owner to transition into. Here are some things you can do to earn you the title of Best Seller of the Year.

  • Make sure the home is completely clean. When people are moving, they are excited and may be on a tight timeframe to get settled. If you leave your home filthy and they have to spend two days cleaning, they will waste a lot of time. This is not the time for a quick cleaning job but a truly deep cleaning. With your home empty, this should be much easier. Clean the house like you would want it to be cleaned for you. If you don’t have the time, hire
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105 Powder HornThis custom built house offers exquisite touches in every room. Four bedrooms, three full baths and 3,894 square feet of space are nestled on 1.97 acres of beautiful land in The Colony.

The dining room is one-of-a-kind incorporating stone and wood columns from Mexico plus a beautiful recessed mural over the dining room table. An expansive kitchen is attached to the dining room for ease of entertaining. The eat-in kitchen is loaded with cabinets, an island with additional prep sink and upgraded appliances. Stretch out even further from the kitchen to the covered patio.105 Powder Horn

The spacious master bedroom is the perfect escape with built-ins, a trey ceiling and crown molding. Step into the master bathroom with a separate tub and shower, dual vanities and

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Easter BunnyHop by The Sugar Shack on Saturday to visit with the Easter Bunny and have some Easter fun. On Saturday, March 24th, the Easter Bunny will be visiting The Sugar Shack at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00. Tickets are $7.00 per child and include a visit with the bunny, two large sugar cookies to decorate and punch to drink. Purchase your tickets online in advance to guarantee your spot because this popular event is likely to sell out.

If you already have plans this Saturday, you will have another chance to visit the bunny on Saturday, March 31 as well. The Sugar Shack is Bastrop’s premier choice for sweet treats of all kinds and is open seven days a week to make sure you never run low on sweets.

When: Saturdays, March 24th and 31st at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00

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buying a homeIf buying a Bastrop area home is part of your plan for 2018, there are some simple things you should do before you officially start home shopping. These items are not part of the formal home buying process but will ensure you are prepared when the time comes.

1. Check your credit score. Even if you always pay everything on time, there may be something on your credit score you don’t know about. Don’t leave this to chance because it is a very important piece of the process if you will be getting a mortgage. When you check your credit report, review it for any errors or accounts you were unaware of. If you will be getting a joint mortgage with another person, make sure you check both of your credit reports. There may be something you forgot about from the

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158 Old WindmillTake a look at this stunning like new home in The Colony. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac lot, this three bedroom, two and a half bathroom home sits on a 1.02 acre lot.

With a sophisticated stucco and stone exterior, the home includes a 2.5-car garage and a private, covered patio in the back that overlooks the woods.

158 Old WindmillPrepare to be impressed when you step inside. The great room features stone accents and built-ins and opens up to the kitchen with a large island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and plenty of space for quiet family meals or preparing to entertain a larger group. The dining room features a tray ceiling and an arched doorway.

The master suite offers the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. It

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St Patrick's Day Bastrop, TX Bastrop has several fun events going on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17th so you will have no trouble finding something fun to do for a little while or even all day.

From noon-5:00 p.m on Saturday, the Lost Pines Art Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day event that includes a performance by Trio Del Rio, art exhibits, art classes, demonstrations and an activity room for kids.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Bastrop Opera House will present St. Patrick Was an Irishman, a production of stories and songs from the Emerald Isle performed by Conor McAnally and The Honor Choir. There will be some pre-show fun beginning an hour and a half before the show both days in the parking lot next to the Bastrop Opera House. The pre-show

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RetirementIf you are getting close to retirement, you may be asking yourself if you should pay off the mortgage on your Bastrop home before you officially retire. There is a lot consider and the decision will likely be different for everyone but don’t wait to start thinking about it when retirement comes. Start evaluating your options now and discuss your situation with professionals to determine the best plan of action for you.

The first thing to consider is what your source of income will be during retirement. Social security, 401Ks, IRAs, pensions and other investments are all common sources of retirement income. Calculate what you anticipate you will receive each month and then compare that to your current monthly expenses. If you will have enough retirement

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157 RiverwalkIf you are ready for golf course living, this is the home for you. This gorgeous stucco and stone home is located on the 17th fairway of the ColoVista Golf Course.

No detail was overlooked in this thoughtfully designed three bedroom, three bathroom home and you will thoroughly enjoy all this exquisite home has to offer. The kitchen was created for the utmost convenience and functionality while incorporating outstanding design elements that make this kitchen stand out. Beautiful stone arches, state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, a wine cooler, amazing granite countertops and a butler’s pantry make this kitchen the perfect place to prepare an intimate meal or dinner party for your next gathering.157 Riverwalk

The same luxurious feel was carried through to other

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