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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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Bastrop's Big SitWe are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area where we are surrounded by nature. To celebrate the beauty of our area, consider joining up for this month’s Big Sit in Bastrop. If you have never participated in a Big Sit, this is your chance to gather (socially distanced, of course) with others and count and observe bird activity.

In 2021, this even will be hosted on the fourth Saturday of each month at Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop. Use your senses during the event to watch and listen for birds in the surrounding are. If you are new to birdwatching, this is the perfect way to get started as there will be seasoned experts on hand to help you along.

Bring what you need to be comfortable and participate. Some people bring chairs while others stand or

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PaintingIf you are selling your home, you will want it to look its best if you hope to sell it for top dollar. A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and least expensive updates you can make to your home. While paint is relatively inexpensive, hiring a professional will add to your cost. Even without a lot of painting experience, it is still a task that many homeowners can handle themselves. Here are some tips for a DIY paint job that will make your home look as good a new.

The first stage of painting is prepping the room. Make sure to move furniture out of the room or pull it away from the walls. It would be best to use drop cloths or tarps to cover the flooring and any furniture still in the room. Cover the wall's edges against the ceiling or where you

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Silent SkySilent Sky is the story of Henrietta Leavitt who worked at the Harvard Observatory under a renowned astronomer. Henrietta is trying to measure the light and distance of stars while balancing her personal life as well in a time when women didn’t make public scientific discoveries. Enjoy a performance of Silent Sky at Bastrop Opera House or take in one of their live streaming shows February 20 or 27 from the comfort of your home.  

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.

When: Various dates February 19-March 6

Where: Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX


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Selling your homeIf selling your home is in your future, have you given any thought to the new owner of your home? Thinking about who your home might appeal to can help you make decisions about changes you might be considering and the right approach to market your home. 

First-time home buyers frequently want lower maintenance as they ease into homeownership responsibilities. They may not have savings to make significant updates so they will often want a newer home or one that is already updated and  doesn’t require much work. A townhouse or condo is also a good option for younger homeowners who may not need much space and are looking for a low maintenance property.  

If your home has three or more bedrooms, a playroom or office, a fenced yard and a garage, it may

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Buying a homeWhen you finally move into your first home, and out of that apartment, dorm or your parent’s home, you will need many things that you have probably never thought about to make your home comfortable and care for it. If you have never lived in your own home, there may be many items that you don’t own because you have never had to. Consider adding these items to your shopping list so you will have more of what you need for your everyday needs.

1. Spare keys

No matter how hard you try, you will inevitably lock yourself out of your house at some point. Instead of having to call a locksmith to get in, wouldn’t it be nice to have a spare key you could use to get in? It may be a key you leave with a neighbor or a hidden key somehow around your house. Avoid

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Color of the YearWith the New Year often comes a list of resolutions or goals for things you want to accomplish. If your 2021 list includes any home updates, you may want to consider the latest trends in home décor to incorporate in your home. Benjamin Moore recently announced their color of the year, Aegean Teal. This dusty teal incorporates costal vibes while providing a tranquil quality that will work in many rooms in your home.   

For 2021, peace and tranquility is at the top of many people’s wishes and this color is a great way to introduce harmonious hues into your home environment. The color is described by Benjamin Moore as “A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an intriguing mid-tone that creates natural harmony.”

In addition to showing up

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