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291 St MarysWelcome to 291 St Marys Road in Rosanky, TX. This beautiful property including more than 40 acres and features beautiful ponds, scattered oaks, mesquites and coastal Bermuda. 

The quality limestone constructed barndominium  has 1,500 square feet and room for expansion. Spacious wrap-around porches on three sides of the home offer 1,830 square feet of outdoor living space for your enjoyment. Step inside to two bedrooms (or one bedroom and an office) and two full baths plus one half bath.291 St Marys

The interior was thoughtfully created and includes stained concrete floors, a stone fireplace, knotty pine trim & ceilings, KitchenAid stainless appliances, gorgeous custom pecan cabinets, granite countertops in the kitchen and baths and a mesquite breakfast bar.

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Lost Pines Christmas Historic Downtown Bastrop will play host to a multitude of holiday events between now and December 25. If you are looking for fun, shopping and just a festive mood in preparation for the holiday, there is sure to be an activity you will enjoy during the Lost Pines Christmas celebration.

Start with The Farm Street Opry-A Country Christmas on Thursday, December 7. Admission is just $7.50 per person and kids 10 and under are free. Tony Booth and Sean Orr are the featured performers for the event. Southside BBQ will also be on site prior to the show.

This weekend you will have two chances to take part in the Merry Market. This event will feature handmade goods by local Texas artists and takes place at the Espavo Studio at 924 Main Street. It will be

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Showing FeedbackYou just listed your home and are eager for showings. Every time your property has a showing, you anxiously wait to hear the feedback from the person that came to look at it all the while hoping they plan to make an offer. While some feedback is very direct and leaves no room for interpretation, it is more common to get feedback that leaves you wondering if the buyer has further interest in your home.

I will help you crack the code so you know exactly what the buyer thinks of your home and if there is any hope you will receive an offer.

If the buyer says they like your home but selected another one, while this doesn’t indicate anything specific wrong with your home, it likely means they they found another home that was very similar but had a better

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1395 FM 1704Welcome to your new home. This charming country 2-story home sits on 7.228 acres giving you plenty of space for gardening, raising chickens and even horses.

The home has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms and one half bathroom and 2,122 square feet of living space. The home has had many recent updates that you will appreciate as soon as you step inside.1395 FM 1704

The main level is open and offers nice large rooms making entertaining or just relaxing comfortable and easy. Low maintenance tile flooring is found on the lower level. A back door between the kitchen and dining area provides access to the back deck and the yard. Four bedrooms and two full baths are found upstairs. The bedrooms have cork flooring while the bathrooms have tile flooring.

Some of

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Holiday by the TracksHistoric Downtown Elgin will be full of holiday activities on Saturday for Holiday by the Tracks. A holiday bazaar will take place at the library and include crafts for the kids as well as handcrafted items and baked goods.

Santa will be at the library from noon-2 p.m. and Martha’s Market from 2-4:30 p.m. From 2-5 p.m., take part in the Hot Cocoa Sip and Stroll by purchasing a mug and sampling cocoa from more than a dozen participating locations. The Depot Museum will have pencils and chocolates from 2-5 p.m. as well.

Stick around after dark for the lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by the Elgin VFD and a live nativity to follow the parade at Veteran’s Memorial Park put on by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Downtown shops will also be open

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MortgageWhen buying a home, probably the most important decision you will make will be regarding your mortgage. Your mortgage lender will be a great source of information when it is time for you to decide. Go ahead and discuss your financial situation with your lender and get a preapproval letter. This letter will indicate the basic terms of your mortgage such as interest rate and repayment term.

So you are prepared when you meet with your lender, here are some pros and cons for the different mortgage options that are currently available.

30 year term

This is the most popular mortgage type and offers you 30 years with a fixed interest rate to pay off your mortgage. You will have a lower payment each month than if you financed your mortgage for 15 years.

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1006 Lee RoadYou need only step inside this recently renovated home and you will immediately appreciate all of the updates made to make the home more enjoyable and comfortable for everyday life.

This two bedroom, two bathroom home has 1,874 square feet and sits on 9.05 acres that also includes multiple covered patios and a 2-car breezeway that could be used for entertaining.1006 Lee Road

Some of the recent updates include new paint, new flooring, new fixtures, enlarged baths and closets, and the third bedroom was converted to a dining room. Beautiful and abundant cabinets in the kitchen, an island with additional cabinets and great counter space as well as a breakfast bar overlooking the living room make this the heart of the home. A large utility area provides space for

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Wassail FestVisit Downtown Bastrop on Saturday, November 25th between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy a variety of mulled cider recipes from local businesses.

Downtown businesses and restaurants will provide samples of their special wassail recipes for participants to taste. After you stroll and taste, don’t forget to vote for your favorite. The Wassail Fest Trophy will be awarded to the people’s choice award winner based on votes.

While enjoying Wassail Fest, make sure to support the downtown merchants on Small Business Saturday. Many downtown stores will offer specials and promotions on this day that you will want to take advantage of.

What a way to kick off the holiday season with wassail and shopping.

When: Saturday, November 25th 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Fall DecorFall is a wonderful time of year to incorporate nature’s beauty into your home décor and with Thanksgiving almost here, these simple ideas will make prepping for guests quick and easy. Use the bounty of the season to brighten the interior and exterior of your home with an assortment of items. Here are some ideas you can incorporate into your home with just a quick trip outside or to your local farmer’s market.

  •          Pumpkins speaks for themselves and are one of the most popular symbols of the season. Today pumpkin’s come in so much more than orange and you can really make a statement with a few pumpkins, gourds and squashes combined on the table or at the front door.
  •          Pick a few fallen leaves outside in a variety of fall hues. Add
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High CrossingThis property would make a wonderful escape for recreational activities or just to unwind. Explore 284.432 acres of heavily wooded land with oaks, cedars and loblolly pines.

You will have wonderful potential for hunting of all kinds including deer, turkey, hogs and dove. Two ponds as well as three intermittent wet weather creeks are found on the property. With so much land, the possibilities are endless when it comes to your recreational choices. Escape for privacy, star gazing, hunting, exploring, fishing or 4 wheeling.High Crossing

The only limit to your enjoyment here is your imagination. Get ready to escape when you step onto this Smithville property. Great location in Smithville. 

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