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Virtual ToursWith everyone staying at home as much as possible, you may think buying a home is off the table but it’s not. Take a look at virtual tours of some of our available inventory. If you fall in love virtually, call us to arrange a way to take an even closer look. If you need a home, we are still here to help.

Take a tour of these great homes today and let us know which is your favorite.

1005 FM 2571, Smithville
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 3,008 Square Feet | 293.34 Acres | $2,750,000
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392 FM 2104, Smithville
3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 3,410 Square Feet | 291.07 Acres | $2,500,000
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4790 FM 535, Cedar Creek
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 4,266 Square Feet | 102.37 Acres | $2,225,000
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244 Henry Lane, Waelder
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 4,266 Square Feet

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FencesEven with the best neighbors in the world, you will want some privacy on occasion at home. The most obvious way to add privacy to your home is with a fence. While this is an easy option that comes in many shapes, sizes and prices, some yards aren’t easy to add a fence too or you may have to get approval from an HOA to add a fence and not be able to add exactly what you want. Maybe you just want to add privacy with a natural element or a fun style. There are many different ways to enhance the privacy of your property other than a fence.

1. Trees – Many kinds of trees grow nicely to create a border. Growing quickly unless you want to wait 10 years for privacy is also important. You will also want something that doesn’t lose its leaves each year so that

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245 ChisholmThis home is just what you have been waiting for in a great location. Three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath make up this 3,514 square foot home that sits on a 1.25 acre lot adjacent to a greenbelt. This location provides a private and peaceful setting that you will love. The main level of the home features an open floor plan, office and master suite. French doors accent the office and an arched doorway enters the formal dining room. A spacious kitchen with a large island overlooks the family room with a gas fireplace. The kitchen is nicely equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a tile backsplash. The master suite includes a private bath with dual vanities, soaking tub and standup shower.
245 Chisholm

Upstairs you will find two

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Deck SafetyWith Spring on the horizon, your thoughts may be turning to barbecues with friends and family in the back yard on sunny afternoons and cool nights. There is nothing better than an afternoon of fun as the days turn longer. With more time at home than normal this year, this is the perfect time to inspect your deck and handle any necessary maintenance before you are ready to use it for the season.

Start by visually inspecting your deck. It should be secure, properly attached and level. Inspect all boards and nails. It is extremely common for nails to pop loose over time causing boards to pop up and create an uneven surface to walk on. This is a very common way for accidents to occur as the uneven parts of the deck can cause people to trip and fall. Make

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267 Winfield ThicketThis is a great opportunity to build your dream home on this private Whispering Pines lot. This 6.144 acre lot offers great views, new growth of Loblolly pines and a creek. A cabin used to be on the property but burned in 2011 leaving a septic tank for which the condition is unknown. Aqua water is available and a Bluebonnet electric pole is on site but not currently metered. The property is gated for your privacy and offers a great location.267 Winfield Thicket

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
janis@janispenick.com

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Selling a homeIf you are thinking about selling your Bastrop home, you will want to understand the paperwork that you will have to sign when you list your home. There are different kinds of listing agreements you may choose to have with an agent and it is important to understand the differences so you will make the right decision for you.

Exclusive Right-to-Sell Listing. An exclusive right-to-sell listing is the most common listing type and the majority of real estate listings fall into this category. The listing agent has complete control of the transaction and so even if the seller, the listing agent or a cooperating selling agent finds an acceptable buyer, the listing agent will still earn the sales commission for the duration of the listing term.

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360 Tall ForestThis is a beautiful home perched upon a hilltop to create spectacular views and an exquisite backdrop for you to enjoy. The home sits on a 1.50 acre lot in a private location in Pine Forest. Three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath make up the 2,326 sandstone and hardiplank home. The home has been nicely maintained and is in pristine condition.Just Listed-360 Tall Forest Drive, Bastrop-$385,000

A covered patio with room to sit welcomes you to the home. Upon entering, an arched doorway leads you to the dining room. Continue to the living room where you will find a custom crafted fireplace, vaulted ceilings and French doors to the back patio. The living space is open to the kitchen and breakfast area with a great flow for entertaining. The kitchen is nicely equipped with stainless appliances, a

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Pie DaySpring is almost here and that means there is lots to do outside and a couple fun inside activities too. If you don’t have weekend plans, here are some things you will definitely enjoy.  

Fools, a comedy by Neil Simon has shows at the Bastrop Opera House all weekend long. This show will keep you laughing throughout the performance. Next weekend will be the final performances for Fools.

Take a guided walk through Dinosaur Park on Friday, March 13th or Monday, March 16th. The walks are $20 per person.

The Cotton Bowl Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday, March 13. Gates open at 4:00 and racing will start at 6:00.

The Sherwood Forest Faire is open weekends through April 19, 2020. Enjoy entertainment, food and

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BankruptcyBankruptcy is a hard thing to recover from emotionally as well as the physical impacts a bankruptcy has on your life. Recovering from a bankruptcy can be challenging but with a little time and some corrective actions on your part, buying a home again isn’t impossible.

The good news is that you can buy a home after bankruptcy. It’s just going to take a little work on your part. In fact, you may be able to purchase a home sooner than you expected; depending on the actions you take and the type of bankruptcy you filed.

Here are the steps you should take after your bankruptcy to get back on the right track.

Check Your Credit Report

After your bankruptcy is discharged, it’s time to find out exactly where you stand in regards to your credit report.

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244 HenryThis is a truly stellar property with many unique features that you are sure to appreciate. The highlight of the property is its acreage with 37.75 acres of gorgeous property available to you. The property is a mix of pastures and scattered oaks. Frontage along Peach Creek provides a wonderful wildlife habitat as well. This property offers a private setting for you to enjoy.

244 Henry

On the property, you will find a two bedroom, two bathroom barndominium with 1,539 square feet of space. Whether you utilize it for your primary residence or guest quarters after you complete your dream home, the space is fully functional.   Inside, the floor plan is open and fun with quality finishes. The living room includes a stone fireplace, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings

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