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Have your kids recently left for college or gotten married? Are you tired of cleaning and maintaining areas you never use anymore? It might be time to think about downsizing to a home that is smaller and easier to maintain. Today, there are lots of options when it comes time to downsize. You don’t have to settle for a tiny home that doesn’t fit your lifestyle. If you have been thinking about downsizing, read this list to decide if now is the time for you to take that step.

  • Are there rooms or whole floors in your home that you go weeks or months without setting foot in them? When was the last time you used the formal dining room? With the kids married and living away from home, do they still need a bedroom at home? Walk through your home and make a
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Explore this rare find in the heart of Cedar Creek. This property provides a unique opportunity for commercial or developmental potential.

This 308.636 acre wooded ranch provides endless possibilities for many different kinds of development. The size of the tract of land coupled with the location make this a prime spot for future development.

The historic 2 story house on the property is in poor condition and sellers are considering moving it off the property. If the house were moved, the corner would be opened up for a great commercial site.

The location can’t be beat with convenient access to COTA, Austin, Bastrop and San Marcos.  

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

The Janis Penick Team


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Paige Founders DayCelebrate Paige Founders Day on Saturday, September 9 at the Paige Community Center.  Activities will take place between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and include many fun things to ensure you enjoy your afternoon.

There will be class reunions taking place during the Paige Founders Day Celebration as well as BBQ plates for sale for $8 per plate. There will also be a cake walk, waterslide, 50/50 raffle, dominos and more. Grab a friend or just plan to bump into one at the event and enjoy the afternoon celebrating Paige Founders Day.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2:00-5:00 PM

Where: Paige Community Center, 117 Main Street, Paige, TX

For more information about the Paige Founders Day Celebration, visit here.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area

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Hurricane preparationHurricane season is here and previous storms have taught us many lessons that can be beneficial in helping you prepare for the unpredictable storms. The most important thing to remember as you think about storms is that they are incredibly unpredictable. Making preparations in advance for the worst-case scenario is the best way to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

There are also precautions you can take to protect your home. Wind and water can cause significant damage to your home.

  • Stay Informed! Follow reputable news sources once a storm forms to keep informed about its track. No storm is completely predictable and changes in their course can happen at any time. There are many sources that will send you storm updates for your area as
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Labor Day BashOn Saturday, September 2, 2017, ColoVista Golf Club is hosting a Labor Day Bash with a golf tournament, concert and BBQ dinner. The golf tournament  will be a blind draw shamble with a select drive. Fees start at $50 for members and it will be $65 for non-members. The fee includes entry fee, green/cart fee, range balls, BBQ and a concert ticket for the evening show. The tournament will include cash prizes as well.

At 6:30 that event, the James Soto Band will perform. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $15 for kids. The concert will include a BBQ plate and the pool will be open.

Come out and enjoy one of the last days of summer with a full day of fun.

When: Saturday, September 1

Where: ColoVista Golf Course, 100 Country Club Dr,

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Family Moving can be exciting and fun but for many children, it is often stressful. It could be the change in location, different arrangement of their things or moving away from a friend but all of these can make moving overwhelming for children. There are many things you can do to help your child adjust to this change a little easier.

1. Recreate Home

Since young children often feel more comfortable with things they’re used to, recreate their old room in your new home. Use the same colors on the walls, the same furniture and bedding, and the room will feel a lot like the old place when they first wake up.

2. Don’t Use this Time to Purge

Many people like to use moving as a time to get rid of old stuff and buy new. However, it can add to the trauma

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2509 Spring Branch LaneThis breathtaking cattle/recreational ranch has 2+ miles of Colorado River frontage. The ranch has a park-like setting with Coastal, Tifton 85 & Alicia improved pastures with 5 & 6 strand barbed wire fencing.

In addition to the abundant and beautiful acreage, the property includes a modest ranch style home with 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2,952 square feet. The home also includes a 2-car garage. The spacious living room has a brick fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. The hardwoods stretch into the dining area. The kitchen is full of cabinets and includes stainless steel appliances and tile floors and a tile backsplash.

2509 Spring BranchThe property includes 295.983 acres of land that holds over 150 pecan trees plus live oaks, cypress & cottonwoods. There

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Boogie Back to BastropThis weekend you should definitely make plans to Boogie Back to Bastrop! Friday and Saturday from 1:00 to 11:0 p.m., the City of Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center will host Boogie Back to Bastrop-Western Swing Festival.

Friday will feature Frank Cavitt and the Honky Tonk Doctors and Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings. Saturday will include Doug Boggs and the Cowboy Jazz Band and the Rocky King Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are available online now and can be purchased at the door for cash only as long as tickets are still available.

Get ready to boogie the weekend away at this fun event.

When: Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, 1:00-11:00 p.m.

Where: Bastrop Convention & Exhibit

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lawnmowerWith the heat of the summer bearing down on us daily, your yard may start to look dried out from the high temperatures. Some simple changes to your lawn mowing practices may provide some relief to your lawn and help it look its best.

One important thing to remember is not to trim your grass too short when you are cutting it. You may be trying to decrease the frequency you have to cut the grass but this practice can cause added stress to your grass and increase the likelihood that some grass might not survive. It is also advised that you not cut more than one-third of the height of your grass at any one time. This will help your grass stay cooler. Keeping your grass at optimal height will help it tolerate the heat better so if you have been cutting as

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151 Powder Horn Front Welcome home to this new construction beautiful three bedroom, three bathroom home located in Bastrop’s The Colony.

Situated on a 1.61 acres, the home is located on a cul-de-sac lot. This custom home is constructed of stone and stucco providing a low maintenance exterior with pleasing aesthetics.

Enjoy preparing your daily meals as well as anything for a special occasion in the cook’s kitchen. Knotty alder cabinets, a huge pantry, center island plus additional work space leave you plenty of room to be inspired in the kitchen. Tucked away to the side is a built-in desk area that will provide you just the space you need for household management, homework or catching up on work when you are away from the office. The formal dining room is easily

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