June 2019

Found 7 blog entries for June 2019.

GrillingWith the warm weather here to stay for a while, the amount of time you spend outdoors is likely to increase as you indulge in summer favorites like nights on the porch, walks after dark and dinner on the grill. Before you start using the grill for the season, it is important to take some precautions and prepare your grill. Take an afternoon to get the grill ready before you plan to use it.

Gas Grills

With any gas appliance, there are components which deteriorate over time and this can easily happen during the colder months when the grill isn’t in use. Time in storage is still time; even if a grill is not exposed to the elements, time itself may cause damage to critical components. Whether your gas grill is brand new or not, take the time to check it

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285 ChisholmThis stone and brick home in The Colony sits on a 0.60 acre lot. There are four bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath in the home of more than 2,700 square feet. The front door offers a welcoming entry with a nice front porch and a striking front door. The home is finished with numerous upgrades that will help it stand out from its competition. The home offers an open floor plan allowing you to gather in small or large groups as you desire without being crowded in one room. The kitchen includes a large island with bar seating, stainless appliances, granite countertops, a tile backsplash and a pantry. Spill over to the breakfast area or living room with a cozy gas fireplace. Continuous flooring is carried throughout the home with the exception of the

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Weekend FunOn Saturday, June 15th, Bastrop County will host a variety of fun events throughout the day. From morning through night, there is something fun for everyone.

Start your day at the Blue Flame Cruisers Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. The show will run frm 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Schulman Theatres in Bastrop. Take in hot rods, classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles and more at the show. You will also enjoy food vendors, kid’s activities door prizes and more.

Sounds of Smithville will take place from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. with four shows in four different locations. Enjoy local musicians for free while you have a drink or shop.

Dinner on the Grounds will start Saturday night at 6:00 at the Historic Hill Family Home & Rose Garden in Smithville. This

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Final Walk ThroughWhen you are buying a new Bastrop home, there are many steps that you will go through between the contract and closing. You may feel that some of them aren’t necessary and could be skipped. One of the things your agent will most likely recommend prior to closing is a final walk through of the home you are purchasing. Is this necessary? Most agents will answer this question with a quick yes and we agree completely. Here are 5 reasons you don’t want to skip the final walk through before closing.

1. When you viewed the home and made an offer on it, it may have been furnished. When you are looking at a furnished home, no matter how thoroughly you look, there are things you can’t see. Did the couch hide a hole in the carpet? Were walls damaged behind

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129 Mountain LaurelWelcome home! This home has it all. Start with spectacular sunset and golf course views that you can enjoy alone or with guests. This beautiful multi-level home offers two levels of decks where you can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley.

This home includes four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. The living areas include 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. With above average room sizes, this home will allow you to live life to the fullest. 

Preparing meals in the expansive kitchen will be a dream with a huge island, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

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Smithville 80s NightHead to Ponderosa on Saturday, June 8th for an 80’s Dance Night to support the rebuilding of the Smithville Railroad Museum, Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce. Plan your 80’s outfit carefully if you want to claim the $50 cash prize for best costume. Enjoy 80’s music along with food and drink, a selfie booth and lawn games. The cover charge is only $5 per person of you can purchase a table and bring all of your friends. The table include entry for 8, some drinks and food and reserved seating so you don’t lose your seat every time a good song comes on.

Grab your neon and practice your dance moves so you are ready for this fun event.

When: Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Ponderosa Weddings & Events, 1490 FM 2104, Smithville

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Selling your homeIf you are selling your Bastrop home, you will most likely need to negotiate some when you receive an offer on your home. This is a common part of the home selling process and one that you should be prepared for when you list your home. Being open to allowing some concessions for the buyer also doesn’t mean you have to say yes to everything.

Buyers may ask for many different things when they make an offer on a home. Some buyers truly need the help and wouldn’t be able to purchase your home without it while other buyers may just ask to see what they can get. It can be tricky to figure out which situation your buyer is in so you just need to negotiate in a reasonable manner that will hopefully mean you are able to come to mutually agreeable terms.

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