November 2018

Found 14 blog entries for November 2018.

644 MonkeyThis custom French country home is full of charm and beauty in every room and will be the perfect place for you to call home with plenty of space of relaxing, entertaining and everything in between.

Five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, 4,201 square feet and more than 40 acres of land fenced with King Ranch fencing are part of this exquisite property. The tree lined drive sets the tone from the minute you drive on the property. The home was built with antique brick in 1989 and has delightful features in every room.

From the moment you step inside, you will be swept away with the carefully designed details that set this home apart. A spacious dining room is made to feel cozy with a fireplace and built in china cabinet. The living room is

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Bastrop holiday eventsThe holidays are quickly approaching and there is lots to do around town to put you in the holiday spirit. This weekend kicks off the holidays in the Bastrop area with a variety of events and there is surely at least one thing you will enjoy. Take your pick from one of these fun events.

Lavish Fest will take place from 1-5 on Saturday at the Lost Pines Art Center. There will be chocolates and pastries, wine and music, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and pictures with Willy Wonka.

You will enjoy a full day of celebrating in Elgin starting with Holiday by the Tracks and the Hot Cocoa Stroll on Saturday from 10-5. Spend the day shopping, sipping cocoa and visiting with Santa. Stay for the lighted Christmas parade at dusk and finish up with

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 Selling your homeWhen you decide you are ready to sell your home, you likely put much thought into it before you came to that conclusion. While your list of reasons to sell are probably plentiful, the process of selling your home can be an emotional one, especially if you have lived in your house for a number of years. Though this is often a difficult task for many sellers, it is important to try and disconnect your emotions when getting ready to sell your home. When you attach too many emotions to your home, you may find it impossible to picture anyone else living in your home and have a hard time allowing yourself to move on. 

Your Home’s Value 

Start with the value of your Bastrop home. Be realistic and determine the property value of your home based on recent

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High CrossingAre you ready for your personal escape to this amazing recreational get-away? Made up of 100+/- acres, this property is heavily wooded with oaks, cedars and loblolly pines.

What kind of recreational activities are you looking for? This property offers great hunting potential for deer, turkey, hogs and dove. Throughout the property, you will also find a pond and two wet weather creeks for your enjoyment. The property offers plenty of space so you are surrounded by privacy to enjoy stargazing, hunting, exploring, fishing or 4 wheeling. There is an old house and barn on the property but both are in poor condition.High Crossing

For more information about this property, please click here.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek

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Wassail FestOn Saturday, November 24th, Downtown Bastrop will be full of fun with Wassail Fest and Small Business Saturday. Come Downtown for shopping and wassail tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As you shop and sip your way through town, taste wassail at a wide variety of businesses then vote for your favorite in the coveted annual People’s Choice awards.

After a day of shopping, grab dinner at one of Downtown Bastrop’s favorite restaurants then stay for It’s a Wonderful Lost Pines Christmas: Lighting Party. The party will include visits with Santa plus the kickoff to the 2019 Lost Pines Christmas and River of Lights. Stick around for an outside viewing of Christmas Classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Downtown Bastrop has a full day of fun planned as a kickoff to your

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Bastrop neighborhoodsWhen you move into your new Bastrop neighborhood, it will take some time to get to know your neighbors and learn the ins and outs of the neighborhood. Whether you are moving from across town or across the country, you can expect an adjustment period as you adjust to your new surroundings. Here are some tips that will help you acclimate yourself a little faster to your new neighborhood.

  • Meet the neighbors. Introduce yourself to others in your neighborhood as soon as you can. Start with either side of your home and across the street and then expand from there.
  • Connect online with your neighborhood Facebook page or Nextdoor site.
  • Figure out the schedule for upcoming meetings and events within the neighborhood and make plans to attend them.
  • Do
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145 West Oak LoopHave you been dreaming of a brand new home that you can move in with no looming updates on your to do list? This is the place for you! This quality built new construction home in Bastrop County West offers three bedrooms, two baths, 2,250 square feet plus a two-car garage on a 1-acre lot.

The exterior of the home is finished with batt and board Hardi with limestone wainscoting on three sides.  The kitchen offers an abundance of Shaker-style cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an overhang for your bar stools.145 West Oak

More built-ins are found in the living room surrounding a pretty wood burning fireplace that will definitely enjoy. The master suite offers a private bath with lots of storage, a huge walk-in shower with bench, separate bathtub and a

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Men Who Cook: Havana NightsThe premiere Men Who Cook annual culinary event is back for another fun night on Saturday, November 17th at the Bastrop Convention Center. Men from the Bastrop community including community leaders, area business owners, elected officials and celebrities will sport aprons and black tie attire while serving their favorite dish to the event attendees.

Local chefs prepare the evening’s dishes that are accompanied by an open bar and entertainment. You may purchase individual tickets or reserve a table. This event is the Rotary Club of Bastrop County’s primary fundraising event and allows them to support many non-profit organizations, schools and scholarships each year.

When: Saturday, November 17th 5:30 p.m.  

Where: Bastrop Convention & Exhibit

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Holiday EntertainingThe holidays are rapidly approaching and before you know it, your doorbell will be ringing as your friends and family arrive for your annual holiday gatherings. Do you have a lengthy to do list of things you would like to improve or spruce up before your guests arrive? Here are some quick and easy ways to get your home ready for the holidays without too much effort.

  • Deep clean your home way before your guests arrive. Don’t wait to clean after you have done everything else or you will never get to it. Doing a major clean now will make it easier for you to touch up at the last minute.
  • Keep your decorations simple and understated no matter who is coming to your home. This isn’t the time to cover every surface and decorate like you are competing for
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120 Peace HavenReady to Escape? If you are looking for a weekend escape or a daily hideaway, this home is ideal for you. With three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath, this tucked away home has plenty of space for you. Sitting on 0.868 acres, the lot is covered with majestic oaks and loblolly pines and offers a rustic style home that any nature lover would want to call home.

120 Peace HavenThe kitchen offers plenty of counter space and cabinets for storage and has a built-in desk right next to it for a homework or household bill station. The master bedroom suite offers a walk-in closet and private bath plus access to the porch. Knotty pine cabinets and exposed beams add to the rustic feel of the home.

The outside offers a spacious covered porch downstairs plus an upper

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