December 2018

Found 13 blog entries for December 2018.

RoofYou may think of your roof as just a small part of your home but it is probably the most important part of your structure since it provides protection to all of the other parts of your home and makes it possible for everything else to work together. If taking good care of your home is important to you, start with your roof and give it the attention it deserves. Without proper maintenance, your roof may start to deteriorate causing damage to the rest of your home that can be very expensive and difficult to repair. Consider taking care of your roof like taking care of your health. Letting one thing go can cause other things to fail as well making it that much harder and costly to repair things down the road.

Like many things in life, the key to not

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129 Mountain LaurelThis is the dream home you have been waiting for. With both spectacular sunset and golf course views, you will enjoy every single day in in this beautiful multi-level home. You will love coming home to two levels of decks where you can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley.

This home features four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. All of this space will give you room for everything you could possibly need. The living areas include a family/great room with fireplace, two offices, a game room, media room with wet bar and a bonus room for crafts, exercise or a play room. These rooms are all extra-large with room for you to fulfill all of your dreams.129 Mountain Laurel

Prepare all of your

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New Year's EveThe year is winding down and there are many options to celebrate so grab a friend and pick the local spot you want to celebrate in.

Bastrop Opera House will host a New Year’s Eve Gala beginning at 8:30 p.m. on the 31st that will include a band, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and a champagne toast.

Downtown Bastrop will host the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Pub Crawl beginning at 6:00 on the 31st. Your ticket purchase will include party favors and live music. Local bars, restaurants, wineries and distilleries will be participating.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is offering fun packages for you to celebrate New Year’s Eve beginning December 30. Carnival rides, hay rides, a balloon artist, face painting, smores and arts and crafts. On the 31st, you can enjoy a

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MillennialsWhen you are ready to sell your Bastrop home, you will want it to appeal to the greatest number of people possible. Currently, millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) make up the largest segment of home buyers in most markets. You will want to ensure your home appeals to this part of the population if you want to give your home the best chance of selling. What does that mean for your home if you want it to attract a millennial buyer? Here are some of the things these buyers are more likely to be  looking for.

  • Open floor plans. This segment of the population is big on gathering with friends and family and want a large space they can use for this.
  • Low maintenance housing choices like hardwood floors and granite countertops are big requests
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119 BreakwaterWelcome to your new home at 119 Breakwater in Bastrop. This new construction David Weekley Home is located in the newest section of Pecan Park and offers you a great opportunity to start 2019 in a brand new home. Enjoy living where no one has lived before and the comfort of not worrying about the potential problems that come with an older home.

119 BreakwaterThree bedrooms and two full baths will make up the popular Wedgeway plan that includes 2,404 square feet and sits on a 0.19 acre lot. Upgraded hardwood floors and 10’ ceilings will be found in the common areas. Enjoy the large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and stainless steel appliances that opens to the family room and dining area. The open floor plan makes this an easy place to enjoy family time and

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Santa ClausIf you haven’t been to visit Santa Claus this year, there is a little time left to make your visit so you can make your Christmas wish. The Sugar Shack is making visiting with Santa easy with Santa nights, which will take place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each evening through December 22.

Tickets for Santa Nights are available at the door and will allow you to visit with Santa and receive a 4x6 photo from the Santa visit.  Make your visit to Santa before it is too late for this year.

When: December 18th-22nd 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Sugar Shack, 114 Loops 150 W, Bastrop

For more information about Santa Nights, click here. 

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville

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Saving MoneyIf you are thinking about buying your first Bastrop home, you may be wondering how much money you need to have saved before you will be able to buy it. There is a lot that you will need to determine before you can answer this question but the fact that you are thinking about it is a step in the right direction. Many of your decisions will be determined by the kind of mortgage you plan to get and this will be based on what you will qualify for. When you are ready to get really serious, you will definitely want to talk to a mortgage lender and probably more than one.

A lender will be able to ask you specific questions about your income, savings and other debt as well as take a look at your credit history to help you determine the best kind of mortgage

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ColoVista Country ClubWith the new year quickly approaching, make 2019 the year you build your dream home. These ColoVista Country Club lots are just waiting for the right person to start building. Located in the Meadows Section of the development, you can start building as soon as you own the lot or take a little time to finalize the plans for your new home and begin building anytime next year. The size of the lots range from 0.21-0.24 acres.

ColoVista Country ClubYou will love living in ColoVista. A professionally managed golf course, The Mansion at ColoVista events venue for weddings and other events and the seasonal pool are just some of the things you will enjoy. With an acceptable offer, the developer will include a one year golf or pool membership so you can start enjoying all that

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Maker's & Merchant's FaireWith Christmas getting closer every day, it is time to wrap up your Christmas shopping if you haven’t already. This Saturday, the Maker’s & Merchant’s Faire will give you that chance with lots of great choices.

It will take place at EH Mercantile (next to Subway) and will offer local artisans and crafters who have made handcrafted gifts for you to select a one-of-a-kind gift that your friends and family will love. The event will also include prize drawings and live music for you to enjoy. Shop from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to select your gifts.

When: Saturday, December 15th 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: 1509 Dorothy Nichols Lane, Smithville (next to Subway)

For more information about the Maker’s & Merchant’s Faire, click here.  

The Janis Penick

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StorageDepending on the size of your Bastrop home, you may feel like you will never have enough storage space. This is an extremely common complaint when you are looking at houses but there are many things you can do to maximize the storage space you have. Where should you start?

  • Floating shelves can go almost anywhere. Use one in a bathroom to hold your toiletries, picture frames in the living room or in the kitchen for cookbooks. Don’t go overboard but they are a great way to hold things without taking up premium floor space.
  • Under the bed storage is essential. While this may not be where you want to store the things you use every day, this is a perfect place for clothes that are out of season and other things that you don’t need as often. There are
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