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105 Powder HornThis custom built house offers exquisite touches in every room. Four bedrooms, three full baths and 3,894 square feet of space are nestled on 1.97 acres of beautiful land in The Colony.

The dining room is one-of-a-kind incorporating stone and wood columns from Mexico plus a beautiful recessed mural over the dining room table. An expansive kitchen is attached to the dining room for ease of entertaining. The eat-in kitchen is loaded with cabinets, an island with additional prep sink and upgraded appliances. Stretch out even further from the kitchen to the covered patio.105 Powder Horn

The spacious master bedroom is the perfect escape with built-ins, a trey ceiling and crown molding. Step into the master bathroom with a separate tub and shower, dual vanities and

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Easter BunnyHop by The Sugar Shack on Saturday to visit with the Easter Bunny and have some Easter fun. On Saturday, March 24th, the Easter Bunny will be visiting The Sugar Shack at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00. Tickets are $7.00 per child and include a visit with the bunny, two large sugar cookies to decorate and punch to drink. Purchase your tickets online in advance to guarantee your spot because this popular event is likely to sell out.

If you already have plans this Saturday, you will have another chance to visit the bunny on Saturday, March 31 as well. The Sugar Shack is Bastrop’s premier choice for sweet treats of all kinds and is open seven days a week to make sure you never run low on sweets.

When: Saturdays, March 24th and 31st at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00

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buying a homeIf buying a Bastrop area home is part of your plan for 2018, there are some simple things you should do before you officially start home shopping. These items are not part of the formal home buying process but will ensure you are prepared when the time comes.

1. Check your credit score. Even if you always pay everything on time, there may be something on your credit score you don’t know about. Don’t leave this to chance because it is a very important piece of the process if you will be getting a mortgage. When you check your credit report, review it for any errors or accounts you were unaware of. If you will be getting a joint mortgage with another person, make sure you check both of your credit reports. There may be something you forgot about from the

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158 Old WindmillTake a look at this stunning like new home in The Colony. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac lot, this three bedroom, two and a half bathroom home sits on a 1.02 acre lot.

With a sophisticated stucco and stone exterior, the home includes a 2.5-car garage and a private, covered patio in the back that overlooks the woods.

158 Old WindmillPrepare to be impressed when you step inside. The great room features stone accents and built-ins and opens up to the kitchen with a large island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and plenty of space for quiet family meals or preparing to entertain a larger group. The dining room features a tray ceiling and an arched doorway.

The master suite offers the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. It

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St Patrick's Day Bastrop, TX Bastrop has several fun events going on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17th so you will have no trouble finding something fun to do for a little while or even all day.

From noon-5:00 p.m on Saturday, the Lost Pines Art Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day event that includes a performance by Trio Del Rio, art exhibits, art classes, demonstrations and an activity room for kids.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Bastrop Opera House will present St. Patrick Was an Irishman, a production of stories and songs from the Emerald Isle performed by Conor McAnally and The Honor Choir. There will be some pre-show fun beginning an hour and a half before the show both days in the parking lot next to the Bastrop Opera House. The pre-show

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RetirementIf you are getting close to retirement, you may be asking yourself if you should pay off the mortgage on your Bastrop home before you officially retire. There is a lot consider and the decision will likely be different for everyone but don’t wait to start thinking about it when retirement comes. Start evaluating your options now and discuss your situation with professionals to determine the best plan of action for you.

The first thing to consider is what your source of income will be during retirement. Social security, 401Ks, IRAs, pensions and other investments are all common sources of retirement income. Calculate what you anticipate you will receive each month and then compare that to your current monthly expenses. If you will have enough retirement

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157 RiverwalkIf you are ready for golf course living, this is the home for you. This gorgeous stucco and stone home is located on the 17th fairway of the ColoVista Golf Course.

No detail was overlooked in this thoughtfully designed three bedroom, three bathroom home and you will thoroughly enjoy all this exquisite home has to offer. The kitchen was created for the utmost convenience and functionality while incorporating outstanding design elements that make this kitchen stand out. Beautiful stone arches, state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, a wine cooler, amazing granite countertops and a butler’s pantry make this kitchen the perfect place to prepare an intimate meal or dinner party for your next gathering.157 Riverwalk


The same luxurious feel was carried through to other

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Pedal Thru the PinesPedal Thru the Pines on Saturday, March 10th and benefit The Family Crisis Center. The ride offers distances of 24, 40 and 70 miles and is a recommended ride for the 2018 BP MS 150. Throughout the route, there will be rest stops with restrooms and refreshments for your convenience and enjoyment.

The Family Crisis Center works to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette and Lee Counties. The Crisis Center provides support in a variety of ways to those that have been victims of domestic and sexual violence with the ultimate goal of preparing and guiding people to healthy relationships.

When: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Where: The ride begins at Vernon L Richards Riverbend Park, 107 Hwy 71W, Smithville.

For

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Selling Your HomeWhen you are ready to sell your Bastrop home, you will likely want it to sell as quickly as possible and for the most money possible. Depending on how many homes are available that are similar to yours, it may be hard to help your home stand out from its competition. Here are some updates you should consider if your home needs them.

  • Remove popcorn ceilings. This is not the easiest task to do as it can be a little messy but it makes a huge difference when you are looking at a home. Popcorn ceilings really date a home and a nice, smooth ceiling will make a big difference.
  • Fresh paint in neutral colors. Everyone doesn’t like bold colors or may just not have the same taste as you. Neutral paint will allow buyers to imagine their own personality in
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000 Sage RoadAre you ready to build your dream home? This 4.86 acre lot is full of possibility. This land was left untouched by the fire and has multiple options for you to choose for your home site.

This pristine land is on the corner of Century and Sage Roads with an Aqua gate valve in place. This land is located in the Bastrop Independent School District and offers lake privileges and a picnic area.000 Sage Road

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

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville
janis@janispenick.com

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