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Weekend FunOn Saturday, June 15th, Bastrop County will host a variety of fun events throughout the day. From morning through night, there is something fun for everyone.

Start your day at the Blue Flame Cruisers Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. The show will run frm 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Schulman Theatres in Bastrop. Take in hot rods, classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles and more at the show. You will also enjoy food vendors, kid’s activities door prizes and more.

Sounds of Smithville will take place from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. with four shows in four different locations. Enjoy local musicians for free while you have a drink or shop.

Dinner on the Grounds will start Saturday night at 6:00 at the Historic Hill Family Home & Rose Garden in Smithville. This

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Final Walk ThroughWhen you are buying a new Bastrop home, there are many steps that you will go through between the contract and closing. You may feel that some of them aren’t necessary and could be skipped. One of the things your agent will most likely recommend prior to closing is a final walk through of the home you are purchasing. Is this necessary? Most agents will answer this question with a quick yes and we agree completely. Here are 5 reasons you don’t want to skip the final walk through before closing.

1. When you viewed the home and made an offer on it, it may have been furnished. When you are looking at a furnished home, no matter how thoroughly you look, there are things you can’t see. Did the couch hide a hole in the carpet? Were walls damaged behind

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129 Mountain LaurelWelcome home! This home has it all. Start with spectacular sunset and golf course views that you can enjoy alone or with guests. This beautiful multi-level home offers two levels of decks where you can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley.

This home includes four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. The living areas include family/great room with fireplace, two offices, a game room, media room with wet bar and a bonus room for crafts, exercise or a play room. With above average room sizes, this home will allow you to live life to the fullest. 

Preparing meals in the expansive kitchen will be a dream with a huge island, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

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Smithville 80s NightHead to Ponderosa on Saturday, June 8th for an 80’s Dance Night to support the rebuilding of the Smithville Railroad Museum, Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce. Plan your 80’s outfit carefully if you want to claim the $50 cash prize for best costume. Enjoy 80’s music along with food and drink, a selfie booth and lawn games. The cover charge is only $5 per person of you can purchase a table and bring all of your friends. The table include entry for 8, some drinks and food and reserved seating so you don’t lose your seat every time a good song comes on.

Grab your neon and practice your dance moves so you are ready for this fun event.

When: Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Ponderosa Weddings & Events, 1490 FM 2104, Smithville

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Selling your homeIf you are selling your Bastrop home, you will most likely need to negotiate some when you receive an offer on your home. This is a common part of the home selling process and one that you should be prepared for when you list your home. Being open to allowing some concessions for the buyer also doesn’t mean you have to say yes to everything.

Buyers may ask for many different things when they make an offer on a home. Some buyers truly need the help and wouldn’t be able to purchase your home without it while other buyers may just ask to see what they can get. It can be tricky to figure out which situation your buyer is in so you just need to negotiate in a reasonable manner that will hopefully mean you are able to come to mutually agreeable terms.

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114 Oak CourtAre you looking for the perfect lot to build your dream home? ColoVista offers a great location with wonderful amenities that you will love. This lot provides amazing panoramic and pond views that you are sure to enjoy as soon as your home is built. The flag lot is slightly more than an acre large and will put your home off the cul-de-sac for added privacy.

The property features Loblolly pines and oaks and sits on the #12 fairway of ColoVista Golf Course making it easy for you to squeeze in a round of golf anytime you can. Optional pool memberships are available. The pool is open from May-September each year for you to enjoy the luxurious pool overlooking the Colorado River. The Mansion at ColoVista is a popular venue for weddings, parties & meetings.114 Oak Court

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Disc GolfThis Saturday Bastrop and Smithville have several activities going on for your enjoyment. Start your day off with the 7th annual Disc Golf Tournament at Smithville’s Riverbend Park. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the singles tournament followed by the doubles tournament at noon. You may register in advance or at the tournament if space allows.    

Saturday evening, you have two events to choose from. Art after Dark will take place from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Downtown Bastrop’s Lost Pines Art Center. Admission is free and you will be able to enjoy art on display, live music, a glass blowing demonstration by Ghost Pepper Glass as well as food and drinks for purchase. This event takes place each month on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Also, Saturday

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GrillingThe days are getting longer and warming up so surely that means summer is just around the corner. As it gets closer, think about anything you need to do to get your Bastrop home summer ready. Like a new bathing suit for you or a summer grooming for your dog, your house needs some prep too. Where should you start?

If your gutters haven’t been cleaned out lately, start with that. Late spring and summer will definitely bring some summer storms with accompanying downpours. Make sure your gutters are ready to work so the rain can be directed away from your home quickly. If you want to make the most of the rain, consider adding rain barrels to collect the rain for watering or other household tasks.

Your air condition will be running nonstop before you

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ColoVistaIf you are ready to make your dream home a reality, a home in ColoVista Country Club will do just that. We have six lots currently available for you to choose from and you can select the builder of your choice to ensure your home is exactly what you want it to be. Lot sizes vary so you can select the perfect lot for your home.

ColoVista is full of amenities that will enhance the life you are living. A professionally managed golf course, The Mansion at ColoVista events venue for weddings and other events and the seasonal pool are just some of the things you will enjoy. The pool is open from May-September each year for you to enjoy the luxurious pool overlooking the Colorado River.  ColoVista

For more information about individual lots, please view them here.

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Bastrop County Food Truck Festival The first annual Bastrop County Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25th all day at Community Gardens. The event will have something for everyone including lots of food options, kids activities, face painting, a full bar, music and local retailers.

Come for lunch or an early dinner and taste your way through the food options and hang out to enjoy the day. Local vendors will be on site as well with great options for you to shop and enjoy throughout the day.

When: Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Community Gardens, 1067 TX-71, Bastrop

For more information about the Bastrop County Food Truck Festival, click here.  

The Janis Penick Team

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

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