June 2018

Found 13 blog entries for June 2018.

Cedar CreekWow! What a great opportunity to acquire significant acreage in the heart of Cedar Creek. This ranch consists of 200+/- acres and has access from two locations.

The property borders the Maha Creek and is covered with  gorgeous oaks and varied topography. There is a nice pond with a pavilion on the west part of property.

If you are looking for options, this is the place for you. With so much space, you can make your dreams come true in Cedar Creek.  Cedar Creek

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Bastrop Patriotic FestivalFood, fireworks and fun are just the start of what you will find at the Bastrop Patriotic Festival. Friday evening’s events will include a domino’s tournament, 1K and 5K followed by a street dance.

Saturday’s events start early with a pet parade followed by a wide variety of events including a petting zoo of exotic animals, water wonderland, sand volleyball, free airboat rides, games and crafts, a car show, washer tournament, sack races and live piano music. In the afternoon, there will also be hot pepper, pie, hot dog and ice cream eating contests. Finish the night with a patriotic display of fireworks that you won’t forget.

When: Friday, June 29 7:00 p.m.-midnight and Saturday, June 30 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow

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Tax RefordWhen the new tax legislation was passed in late 2017, many experts predicted negative impacts on the real estate market as some incentives were cut or eliminated for the 2018 tax year. Those predictions included decreased sales and stagnant values as buyers and sellers felt compelled to wait due to the loss in deductions from interest or property taxes.

Now that we are well in to 2018, it’s safe to say the market hasn’t taken the hit than many experts were predicting. Bastrop demand is outpacing supply as evidenced by multiple offers resulting in above listing price sales at a record pace. However, tight inventory is putting downward pressure on sales units simply because there are not enough homes to go around. Many sellers are staying where they are

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490 KaanapaliThis home sits on a beautiful hilltop oasis with gorgeous views. Four bedrooms, three full baths and 2,346 square feet sit of 2.36 acres of land. From the front or back porches of the home, you can expect beautiful views and a wonderful place to relax.

Step inside to this open floor plan and you will immediately feel right at home. The family room offers a wall of built-ins and a gas fireplace as well as wonderful lighting from. Spill over to the dining room for entertaining. The kitchen is spacious with a large island, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. French doors in the dining room lead to the sunroom for even more space and a view that can’t be beat.490 Kaanapali

But there’s more! The main level has two bedrooms plus another bedroom/study.

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Western DaysThe 49th Annual Western Days Festival will take place through Saturday, June 23 with a wide variety of events. With so much to do, there is something for everyone.

The Carnival will take place at Memorial Park from Thursday-Saturday. Come out Thursday and Friday in the evenings or all day on Saturday. You can ride all you want Thursday evening when you purchase a $20 wristband. Finding Dory will also be shown Thursday evening at dusk in the park. On Friday evening, there will be a free dance in the park from 8 p.m.-midnight. It will take place at the pavilion.

Saturday brings the festival’s grand finale and includes a parade at 10 a.m., the carnival from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., volleyball, horseshoe, washer and softball tournaments, arts and craft vendors

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Selling my homeAcross the country, most real estate markets are experiencing very strong sales when compared to recent years. Because of this, the overall news being reported about the real estate market is of rising prices, bidding wars, houses selling for more than list price and in record time. Meanwhile, your home has been on the market for six months with only four showings and virtually no interest.

Why hasn’t your home sold while your neighbor had six showings in 24 hours with three offers presented? When you are selling your home, there are three critical components that you must consider to ensure your home is presented perfectly for the current market.

  • Condition-This component is definitely the most challenging of the three. Your home needs to be in
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Smithville, TXThis beautiful property is made up of 56.37 acres with fencing on three sides and is located between Austin and Houston. Sitting in the country, this property offers a mixture of pasture and wooded acreage. The front of the property features the pasture land with heavily wooded acreage in the rear. The wooded land is covered with oaks and other hard woods.

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The wooded area is home to a pond. The property is AG exempt for cattle grazing. With Bluebonnet Electric and Aqua Water available, the property offers many possibilities for use.

To see more information about the property or view more photos, click here.

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Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville

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Blue Flame Cruisers Car showThe Blue Flame Cruisers Car and Motorcycle Show will take place on Saturday, June 16 at the Schulman Lots Pines 8 Theatres from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lots of participants are expected and there will be many special awards and cash awards including the Top 30, Best of Show, Distance Traveled, Club Participation, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Car and Spectators Choice.

The registration fee for the event is $25.00 and proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Whether you are a long-time car enthusiast or not, this event will offer beautiful cars and lots of fun for everyone in attendance.

The Blue Flame Cruisers is a non-profit organization with a primary goal to bring

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PetsMore and more people want to purchase homes that truly accommodate their pets beyond just a fenced backyard and a water bowl in the kitchen. They don’t just want a home for themselves but one that will allow their pets to be just as comfortable as they are.

Start with the basics. Make sure there are no restrictions on the property you are interested in that will keep you from bringing your pet along. Some properties, such as condo buildings, may not allow pets at all or may have a limit on the number and size of the pets that are allowed. Make sure the property you are interested in offers all of the space your pet will need. That may just mean room to walk your dog around the block but could include space to store your dog’s bed or a fenced yard so

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476 WilhelmCountry living at its finest! This custom Nalle home has three bedrooms, two full baths and 2,108 on 26.237 acres. The property offers beautiful views of the acreage from your wrap around covered porch. Steps from the house is a detached 30 x 40 garage/workshop. Beyond the garage, you will find your private saltwater pool complete with a slide.476 Wilhelm



This property is packed full of custom features that will elevate your home life from every day to extraordinary. The kitchen features an island, granite countertops, tons of storage including a pantry and stainless steel appliances. Arched doorways accent the living areas, hardwood floors and ceramic tile create a low maintenance interior that you will enjoy. A built-in desk area sits outside the

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