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Fall FlingVisit the Rosanky Community Center Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:00 for their annual Fall Fling. Lots of food and fun is planned for the event.

Beginning at 4:00, there will be a ribbon cutting for the new playground. The rest of the event will include a fried chicken dinner for $10.00 per plate as well as a raffle and auction that begin at 5:30.

Raffle prizes include $500 Cash plus assorted gift cards. The auction will include 4 tickets to the Red River Showdown and a 2-night cabin stay at LCRA South Shore Park.

Other activities throughout the event will be wagon rides and pumpkin patch decorating. This will definitely be a fun event to get you in the fall spirit.

When: Saturday, October 7, 4:00  

Where: Rosanky Community Center, 135

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Fall Landscaping TipsNow that fall has arrived, cooler days and nights will appear, trees begin to lose their leaves and the grass begins to die down, brown seems to be the color of much of the landscaping, which doesn’t appeal to a lot to buyers. However, there are some simple improvements you can make to your landscaping to capture the attention of those looking for a new  home.

Clean Up

As the beautiful flowers and plants of summer fade away, they often leave behind dead stems and leaves. Take the time to clean up all of this dead foliage to give your lawn new life. If the summer heat killed any of your perennials or shrubs, now is the time to dig them up. It’s better to have a bare spot than one with brown shrubbery.

Give New Life to Old Plants

Now is also the

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322 Pack HorseThis DR Horton built home is located in Hunters Crossing on a 0.20 acre lot and has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bathroom.

This popular floor plan has 1,814 square feet and features the master suite on the main level. The remaining three bedrooms plus a full bath are located on the second level.

The main level has plenty of space to gather with friends and family or relax after a busy day. The spacious eat-in kitchen opens to the family room with new wood laminate floors in both areas. The kitchen provides access to the covered patio and the private, fenced backyard makes a perfect place for pets to run and play.322 Pack Horse

Mostly neutral colors throughout the home are set off by accent walls in the master bedroom and family room.


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The Colony PoolIf you are looking for your next home, The Colony Community Wide Open House is the place for you to be on Saturday, September 30 from 1-3 p.m. Twenty-three homes will be open Saturday afternoon so you will have plenty of choices to find your dream home.

Covering almost 2,300 acres of land, The Colony is Bastrop’s newest Master Planned Community with new homes beginning in the $300s. Located between Bastrop and Austin, The Colony is a gated community with outstanding amenities including a club house, pool, tennis court, playground and fitness center.

Spend Saturday afternoon getting to know The Colony and learn why you will love calling it home. The amenity center will also be open for tours during this event so you can see all that The Colony has to

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master suiteIf your kitchen is the heart of the home, your master bedroom should be your oasis. Make it the place you go to get away from the stresses of everyday life. This doesn’t have to be a complicated, time consuming or expensive update. A few simple changes can turn your bedroom into your private sanctuary.

Choose the Right Color

Color is so important in your surroundings so start by selecting the right color scheme for your master suite. One great option is to select the same shade or different tones of the same color for the bedroom and the bathroom.

There are no right or wrong colors for a bedroom, only colors that are wrong for the person. Looking at the color should give you a calm feeling and allow you to relax after a long day.

Think Luxury

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110 Mountain LaurelMake plans to build your dream home on this beautiful lot in ColoVista Country Club. The 0.226 acre lot is covered with huge live oaks for you to nestle your home beneath.

Design the perfect home to complement this wonderful community that offers tennis courts, hiking and biking trails and two restaurants. The Mansion at ColoVista is available to use for weddings, meetings and parties. Membership is also available to the golf course and community pool if you are looking for additional recreation activieis. This section of ColoVista provides monthly lawn service for $100.00 a month giving you the chance to lounge by the pool instead of spending the day in the yard.

For more information or to see additional photos of this property, visit here. 


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Texas MeadfestThe Texas Meadfest will take place on Saturday, September 23 at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop.

The event is open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and tickets are available in advance or at the event. Tickets include eight tasting tickets plus a souvenir wine glass. Food will also be available and live music will be courtesy of The Hot Attacks.

The winners of the Texas Mead Cup will also be announced at the event. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water.

When: Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  

Where: Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX

For more information about Texas Meadfest, visit here.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville

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Benefits of HomeownershipBuying a home is a big step for most people and if you are considering buying a home in Bastrop or another surrounding area, there is a lot to think about. While some people don’t think past the obvious, there are some things that may be beneficial to you beyond just having a permanent place to live.  

  • Make changes to your home without having to ask for permission. Maybe you want to change the color of a room or select new flooring that fits your style better. If you own the home, these decisions are yours. If you are renting the home, you will need to ask for permission to make any changes and could be told no if the property owner doesn’t like what you plan to do.
  • There are financial benefits such as mortgage interest deductions that can pay
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127 Mountain Laurel If building your dream home is in your plans, this lot would be perfect. Incredible panaoramic views will be yours anytime you choose when you settle in the ColoVista Golf Club community. You can start building right away or wait until the perfect time for you.

This lot offers a view of the #1 green and fairway as well as  the Colorado River Valley. The golf course is now owned by POA and open to the public. Lawn service is included for this property at a cost of $102 per month.127 Mountain Laurel

If the views aren’t enough of a reason to make this property yours, you will love the ColoVista community and all that it offers. The Mansion events center if perfect for weddings, meetings  and parties. Enjoy dinner at The View at the Mansion restaurant or The Grille at the

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If you love to watch birds or are interested in learning more about them so you can enjoy viewing them in their natural surroundings, head to Bastrop State Park on Saturday, September 16 for an Intro to Birding Hike.

Join a ranger to learn some basic bird information including identifying birds based on sights and sounds. The hike will be about one mile long and you should wear good shoes and bring some water. Meet at the Gold Trailhead to take part in this activity. Bring your binoculars if you have some.

If you want to extend your visit to the park after the birding hike, there are lots of other activities you can enjoy including hiking, fishing and biking plus camping if you want to stay overnight.

When: Saturday, September 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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