November 2019

Found 8 blog entries for November 2019.

SubdivisionIf you are looking for a new home, you will find many different homes to pick from when it comes time to find the perfect home. Depending on your price range and the size of the home you are looking for, you may be inundated with homes in subdivisions. These homes and subdivisions can be really appealing especially if they offer neighborhood amenities, newer homes with low maintenance and a desirable location. Make sure you think about your long term housing dreams and what is most important to you in a home before you make a permanent commitment. If you are looking for more freedom to live by your own rules, a subdivision may not be the best fit for you.

Before you buy a home in a subdivision, here are five reasons to think again.

1. If you want

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1952 Hwy 21Welcome home to this Cedar Creek Ranchette! This charming limestone ranch-style home includes three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath on 6+ acres.

The home offers wraparound porches and an inviting courtyard where you can enjoy the wooded setting. The family room is spacious with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace. Windows allow an abundance of natural light to fill the space and the porch is accessible from here too.  A formal living room and study provide additional space to entertain and relax. The kitchen offers great storage and stainless steel appliances. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen.1952 Hwy 21

The master bedroom includes a private bath with dual sinks and there are two additional bedrooms as well. Bring your horses and

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4 a.m.What goes on in the middle of the night? Most people never know since they are deep asleep but many awake during the early morning hours wonder if they are alone. In Bastrop Opera House’s production of 4 a.m., you will meet an early morning jogger, a radio DJ, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the author of an unusual letter and other teen characters awake at this unique hour. Join this group of teens as they seek to discover if the monster under the bed is real and is there anybody out there?

Bastrop Opera House offers a wide variety of live entertainment for residents of Bastrop and the surrounding areas. Tickets may be purchased online and season tickets are available for a lineup of entertaining shows. Tickets for 4 a.m. are $7 for adults and $5 for

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ThanksgivingIf you have recently purchased a home for the first time, you may have decided you are ready to host your first formal gathering. Maybe you have had friends over for a backyard BBQ or impromptu drinks on the weekend but hosting a major holiday requires a little more planning and can be rather involved depending on how many people will be coming. If you have decided to take the plunge and host your first Thanksgiving soiree, here’s where to start to make sure you are ready for the big day.

1. Plan your guest list and extend invitations. You will want an accurate headcount for food and so you can prepare seating and make sure you have enough plates, glasses and flatware. It is a good idea to extend the invitation as early as possible if you want everyone

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1604 MakinsonWelcome to this one of a kind property that you will quickly fall in love with. Three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath make up the home with 1,950 square feet. The home sites on 10 acres so you have plenty of room to roam and explore. A fenced piece of the property surrounds the home and you will also fine a pond, a variety of oak trees and native grasses and plants.

A wraparound front porch welcomes you into the home and is the perfect place to relax. Inside the home, you will find a dining room filled with natural light, a living room that includes a bar with built-in bookcases and a fireplace. The kitchen includes an updated KitchenAid 5-burner gas range and other appliances plus ample counter space and cabinets for storage. The first

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Airing of the Quilts The Town of Smithville will host two fun events on Saturday, November 9. Beginning at 10:00 in the morning, the annual Airing of the Quilts will take place throughout Smithville. Both modern and traditional quilts will be displayed outside of shops and homes for all to see. There will be quilting events at two Smithville churches as well. First United Methodist Church will host an indoor quilt airing along with a fall festival that will include children’s activities, a craft fair and a chili and ribs cookoff. The Smithville Stitcher’s Quilt Guild will host a quilty show at the Smithville Church of Christ. This will include a free gift for attendees, door prizes, vendors, a bed turning and quilts on display in the sanctuary. The Airing of the Quilts and

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Renovate or sellIf you have lived in your Bastrop home for a while and no longer feel like it meets your needs, you have two choices. You may sell your home and buy a new one that has the options you are looking for or remodel your current home so that it meets your needs. It can be hard to decide what is best but as you think about it, here are four things to consider.

Is your home in the location you want? If the location is perfect and homes in that area are not always available, it may be better to make updates and stay right where you are. All changes aren’t possible but many are. Add more space, update the kitchen and bathrooms or add a garage. All of these are things you can do. It is important to consider the impact these changes will have on the value of your

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4790 FM 535Welcome to your dream home at Turkey Track Ranch! With four bedrooms, three full baths, one half bath, 4,266 square feet, a pond and equestrian facilities surrounded by 102 +/- acres of gently rolling acreage, this property is what you have been waiting for.

A stone path winds its way to the front door. The beautiful front door is surrounded by glass allowing natural light to welcome you into the home. Ceramic tile is found inside the front door and flows into the living room and kitchen. The dining room is found to the right of the front door with hardwood floors, crown molding and a chandelier. Through French doors to the left of the entry, you will find a 4790 FM 535music room complete with hardwood floors, crown molding and abundant natural lighting. As you

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