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KaanapaliWhat an incredible opportunity! Together, these Pine Forest lots create acreage totaling 12.5 acres. Whether you are looking for private space for your family or have greater plans to include multiple homes for different needs, this property provides that opportunity. The acreage combines three separate parcels that can be purchased in two different sections if you choose.

KaanapaliThe property offers an abundance of loblolly pines for your surroundings. An existing septic system is in place on one of the lots but the condition is unknown. Aqua water and electric service is available for the property. Up to four horses are allowed on the property. The property sits between  Bastrop and Smithville so you will have convenient choices for shopping and dining. Two

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In its second year, Red, White & You – Dancing through the Decades will be held on Saturday July, 6. The event will feature the Tony Harrison Band playing “Big Band” music for you to dance to all night long. Bring your partner or a whole grab for a night of dancing, music and lots of fun at this USO themed event.

Do you need to brush up on your dance moves? Arrive by 6:15 for dance lessons to help get you in the groove. The doors to the event will open at 5:00 p.m. prior to the lesson and the band will perform from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dress in period attire and participate in the vintage dress contest. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are available for advance purchase online for $20 and at the door for $25. If you plan to

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Down PaymentsJust like houses, down payments come in all shapes and sizes. If you are in the market to purchase a new Bastrop home, your down payment will be an important part of this. Different types of loans have different requirements and as long as you meet the minimum requirements for your loan, you can choose to make a larger down payment if you want to. How do you know how big your down payment should be and what’s best for your personal financial situation?

This isn’t a decision you should guess at. Take the time to sit down with your mortgage lender and let them educate you on the different loan options and the down payment required by each. Your circumstances may dictate the kind of loan you qualify for and if so that will be one less decision you must

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363 Furr MaysLa Tranquila Ranch is truly a one of a kind property. Situated in a private and serene setting with a ton of improvements, this Texas Ranch is completely ready to be enjoyed by you and as many people as you choose.

Two new residences were completed in 2019. The first is a 4,000 square foot home with three bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath. This property offers an open floor plan that is flooded with natural light. Sleek design elements are found throughout the home along with a large screened porch. An additional new structure was completed recently that includes a 4,500 square foot bunkhouse. Two original ranch-style homes remain on the property and have been nicely upgraded. The original properties offer two bedrooms and two full baths

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Bastrop Patriotic FestivalFood, fireworks and more fun than you can imagine will make up the Bastrop Patriotic Festival on Saturday, June 29th. Start the day with 1K fun run or Red, White and Blue 5K. Other events will kick off beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the day is packed with activities.

Just a few of the activities you can choose to enjoy are Kiddie Train Rides, a Colorado River Alliance Mobile River Exhibit, sand volleyball, knockerball and water wonderland. Water Wonderland will sell wristbands for all day access to multiple water slides. The afternoon will start the food eating contests including pie, hot peppers, frozen yogurt and hot dogs. That’s not all. The day will conclude with live music and a patriotic fireworks display scheduled to begin at 9:15.


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Your Home's ValueAs a homeowner, you probably periodically think about the value of your home. Many different factors contribute to the value of your Bastrop home and it is important to understand them. Unless you are ready to sell your home in the near future, you probably won’t need to think about this daily but if at anytime you are making changes to your home, big or small, you will want to reflect on the effect it may have on your home’s value. All of these items can cause a positive or negative effect on the value and it is your job to maximize the impact in the positive direction.


Urban or rural? Quiet or busy area? Neighborhood or not? Safe or unsafe area? There are so many different things to consider when thinking about location. This is the one

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123 LoysoyaWelcome to Garden Home Living at its finest! If you are ready for a simpler life with less responsibility around the house and the flexibility to be out of town when you want without worrying about what you are leaving behind, this is the perfect home for you. This single level home has two bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath with 1,851 square feet of living space. With low exterior maintenance and lawn maintenance covered for a monthly fee, this home provides you the ability to lock, leave and travel without having to worry about who will take care of things when you are away. This home is located in the Parklands Garden Homes section in The Colony, which is a gated community.123 Loysoya

Enter the home through a lovely glass door that leads you into the

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Western DaysThe 50th Annual Western Days will take place through Saturday, June 22 with lots of fun activities for you to enjoy.

Beginning on Thursday and running through Sunday, the carnival will take place at Memorial Park parking from Thursday-Saturday. The carnival will run from 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. on Saturday. You can ride all you want Thursday evening when you purchase a $20 wristband. On Friday evening, there will be a free dance in the park pavilion from 8 p.m.-midnight sponsored by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday brings a full day of fun the with festival’s Grand Finale. Beginning with a parade at 10:00 a.m. and live entertainment in the afternoon.  There will be volleyball, horseshoe, washer

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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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