March 2021

Found 9 blog entries for March 2021.

Condo vs townhouseIf you are thinking about buying real estate, there are many different types of properties to choose from. Many different factors will help you determine the kind of property that is best for you. Start by thinking about your lifestyle along with your interests, budget and where you plan to live along with your wants and needs.

You may be considering a property that is attached to others. There are different kinds of properties that fall into this category but the most common types are condominiums and townhouses or townhomes. If you are exploring your options in attached dwellings, you may wonder what the difference is. Here are the things you need to know when it comes time to pick between a condo and a townhouse.

While many people think they know

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Bastrop TXSpring is here and that means there is more happening around town as the weather improves and everyone is ready to get outside. This weekend, you have several activities to pick from for your enjoyment.

Calvary Baptist Church will host an Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event includes a huge Easter Egg Hunt plus crafts, inflatables and a hot dog lunch.

Bastrop’s Big Sit will host another birdwatching event on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Visit Fisherman’s Park with your binoculars to enjoy this event. This event will include Bird Art in the Park, which is a free art activity for kids and youth to enjoy.

Deliver Us from Mama will be performed this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at

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Outdoor LivingWhen homeowners start thinking about updates, one of the most popular changes is outdoor living space. With the pandemic, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is even more since many people aren’t comfortable having others inside their home. If you are thinking about elevating your outdoor living space, here are some options.

1) One of the biggest trends that has been going strong for a while and shows no sign of slowing is the outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens provide the perfect space for entertaining and keeps the heat from cooking outside during the warm months. Many homebuyers are attracted to this outdoor space and it can increase interest in your home. 

2) Another popular trend is true outdoor living spaces that include comfortable seating

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Deliver us from MamaDeliver us from Mama promises to be a hilarious evening of entertainment in person at the Bastrop Opera House or from the comfort and safety of your home. In this lively show, Mama leads the family on a “Family Road Trip” to try and get Walker home for the delivery of his first child. Hilarity, surprise and possibly disaster can’t be far behind once Mama takes charge. Shows begin on March 19 and run through April 3 on various evenings. There will be two live streamed shows available on the evenings of March 20 and 27 as well.

Bastrop Opera House offers a wide variety of live performances throughout the year to entertain, teach and delight you. See their upcoming schedule of shows on their website to plan your social calendar for the year.


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Spring Real estate marketSpring is almost here and it is usually the busiest time of the year in the real estate market. The last year has been somewhat unpredictable in real estate as well as other parts of life so we are unsure exactly what to expect in the Spring real estate market. 

While we can’t be exactly sure what to expect in this year’s market, here is what we do know.

  • Listing inventory is  at an all time low. In most cases, homes are selling very quickly and at times for more than list price. Many properties are getting multiple offers, which drives up prices even more.
  • Mortgage rates are at an all time low leaving buyers with more buying power than in the past. While this doesn’t mean their budget is unlimited, it may mean they are able to stretch their
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ColoVista Golf ClubSpring is for getting outside and is a great time for golf as well. On Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th, ColoVista Golf Course will host a two-person Couples Scramble. Grab a buddy and enjoy a weekend of golf and fun.

Your entry fee will cover your green fees, cart fees, range balls and prizes as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday. As Spring arrives, the weather is perfect for golf and this is a great weekend to kick off your golf season at this fun tournament.

Event: ColoVista Couples Scramble

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 2021

Location: ColoVista Golf Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Bastrop, TX

Details: For more information about the ColoVista Couples Scramble, click here.

The Janis Penick Team


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Why Buy NowChances are if you keep up with the real estate market at all, you have heard that the market is currently performing well and what a great time it is to sell your home. This is 100% true and we sincerely hope you will call us if you are considering selling your home now or in the future.

Because homes are selling so quickly and prices are climbing, many buyers are making the assumption that they shouldn’t buy a home in this market due to that but that simply isn’t true. While home values are appreciating, homes are selling faster than ever and many sellers have multiple buyers competing for their homes, it is still a great time to buy a home. Why is this the time to buy? Think about the big picture. You aren’t just buying a home for today. It is most

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Bastrop Spring EventsThe official start of Spring is still a couple weeks away but there is still lots going on around town and a couple good reasons to get outside this weekend.

On Friday, March 5, The Bastrop Chamber will host Teeing Off 2021 Bastrop Golf Tournament, Boil & Bash at the ColoVista Country Club. The event will include a traditional golf tournament with fun activities as well as a beer and wine reception, silent auction, shrimp boil, karaoke, yard games and dominoes.

The Bastrop County Master Gardeners will host their Spring Plant Sale online from March 4-6. Choose from a variety of plants including tomatoes, peppers and succulents. Order online then pick up your plants on March 13th at Bastrop’s Mayfest Park. Head outside to plan your garden then place

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Home securityWhether you recently bought a new home or are just wanting to make your existing home more secure, keeping your family safe at home is extremely important. The safety of your home and the people living in it should be a top priority. Some tasks may require a professional to assist you while other security upgrades can be implemented by you. 

The most basic safety element in a home is the door locks. Different locks have different levels of security and you should have both a doorknob lock and a deadbolt for the best security. The amount of security the locks provide is relative to your door as well so make sure to consider your door when purchasing your locksets. Don’t just add a deadbolt to your front door. One should be added to any exterior door

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