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210 CaliberThis home in Hunters Crossing is ready and waiting for you. One of the largest homes in the neighborhood, it offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,802 square feet on a 0.36 acre lot.210 Caliber

Spacious rooms throughout this home and two living areas make this a great option when you want some extra space. The master suite is located on the main level and includes a separate bathtub and shower in the master bath. The main level also includes a large living room that opens to the patio and the huge fenced backyard with plenty of room for activities. A formal dining room plus a breakfast area complete the main level.

210 CaliberThree additional bedrooms plus a bonus room are on the second level. The roof was replaced in 2015. The location provides great access to Bastrop

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Full Moon FloatThe full moon should make a beautiful backdrop to enjoy an evening on the Colorado River. Plan for a night to remember while you float down the lower Colorado River.

The float takes place at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek. Snacks and bottled water are provided with your reservation. The cost is $50 per person for your trip in the raft.

McKinney Roughs Nature Park is a 1,140-acre nature park on the Colorado River with hiking, river recreation, zip lines and horseback riding.

When: Saturday, November 4th 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 East, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

For more information, visit here.  

The Janis Penick Team

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

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Many people think that location is most important when selecting a home. Even if you have other factors that are just as important, location is surely near the top of your list. The perfect house will not feel perfect if it’s in the wrong neighborhood and you can’t move a home to a new location. So, when you are looking for a home to buy, you should begin by selecting the right neighborhood.

Know What You Want

Before you begin comparing neighborhoods, consider what you want. Do you want to live in a quiet subdivision or do you prefer the bustling nightlife that comes from living in the center of a city? If you have kids, a nice park and cul-de-sac may be important. A young professional may want to be close to work or near friends in town. Once you

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127 Mountain Laurel ColoVista is an ideal location for many people and a great location for you to consider if you are ready to build a home or are planning to build a home in the future. Lots overlooking the golf course in this serene setting will be enjoyed for years to come. Lots begin around 0.2 acres and increase in size from there.

Currently, we have the following lots available.

106 Oak Court

104 Bobolink Drive

107 Bobolink Drive

106 Bobolink Drive

127 Mountain Laurel Way

The ColoVista Golf Course community has a lot to offer residents in a beautiful setting with many amenities to choose from. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at The Grill or finer dining at The View at the Mansion including a weekly Sunday brunch option plus live music on Friday evenings.

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Haunted HouseThe scariest day of the year is almost here so there are lots of opportunities to spend a night out getting spooked and having fun. From October 28th-October 31st, downtown Smithville will be home to several activities for those looking for a good scare.

The haunted house will take place at 201 Main Street each evening beginning at 7:00 from October 28-31. Ghost tours will take place on the 29th, 30th and 31st at 7:00 p.m. The Tiger Tasting Tour will take place October 28th-31st beginning at 5:00 each evening. You will take a ride on the Ann Powell Express and stop at a variety of locations for food and drinks.

These events are put on by the Smithville Chamber of Commerce and the SISD Band Program.

When: October 28th-October 31st in the evening

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Vacant HomeThere are many reasons you may wind up with a home sitting vacant for a while. You may have bought a new home and are still trying to sell your old home or be in between tenants in an investment property. Whatever the reason, there are several simple precautions you can take to protect your property.

1. Winterize your home if it won’t be occupied during the colder months. This involves draining the water from your pipes so that you will not be impacted should the pipes freeze during cold weather.

2. Notify your insurance agent that the property is vacant. Though you insurance rates will likely increase while your property is vacant, not notifying them may result in a denied claim if there is an issue. Increased insurance cost will likely be

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St Marys RoadBuild your dream home on 11 acres! You will enjoy the privacy and natural setting with two stocked ponds and a mixture of coastal Bermuda pastures and woods.

There is an 80 GPM water well with a 5 HP pump on the property. The property can currently be accessed through the entrance to 291 St Marys Road. A new entrance will be required within 30 days of closing.St Marys Road

The property is conveniently located 30 minutes from Austin, ABIA, COTA and within 2 hours of Houston and San Antonio providing great options for commuting or an easy drive for a weekend escape.

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

The Janis Penick Team

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


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Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin season is officially here and if you haven’t started celebrating fall, this weekend is your chance to get in the spirit with at the Pumpkin Festival at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm.

Come out Saturday or Sunday for a day at the farm including a hay bale maze, corn maze and crazy maze, duck races, animals, a train ride face painting and food.

This will be a great day at the farm for people of all ages. Bring cash for the food vendors. Admission is $7 for kids and $9 for adults. If you want to save a little money, sign up for the farm’s newsletter and get a free kids admission.  

When: Saturday, October 21 10-5:30 and Sunday, October 22 12-5:30

Where: Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX

For more information, visit here.

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Home spaceWhen you dream about your home, do you picture a beautiful master suite, nice guest bedroom, home office and hobby room? You may even dream of a playroom for the kids and in your home everything is perfectly in place. Instead, you look around in your small house and wonder how you can make it work for everything you need.

If you don’t have extra rooms to devote to each need, you can learn how to create a multipurpose room in your home that will serve you well. Here are some tips to get you started.

Brainstorm Ideas

Look at your home in a new way. Think of how you can make use of each room for more than one purpose. Your formal dining room can be transformed into a playroom/home office as well as dining area. A guest bedroom could serve double

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116 WoodlandThis is your chance to build your dream home in Pine Forest. This lot is located on a private cul-de-sac street overlooking the valley.

The property is made up of three lots totaling 10.225 acres. Well and septic are on site from a former home that burned in a fire. (The seller makes no warranties as to the condition of the well and septic.)116 Woodland

The lots have nice views and offer several flat spots that would make ideal homesites. Enjoy the country life while being just minutes from the towns of Bastrop and Smithville.

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

The Janis Penick Team

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

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