Archives for June 2008

Looking for a change? – Georgetown Texas market update

There is over 6 months of inventory in Georgetown, TX. Yeah, I’d say it’s a buyer’s market. So, if you’re looking to change your surroundings and buy a home now is a good time.

Advice to sellers: Don’t sell if you don’t have to. If you have to sell, price AHEAD of the market or else your home will just sit there. Or if you want to upgrade, then sell. You might not make as much as you wanted, but hey, if you’re staying in the area you’ll be able to take advantage of the market as a buyer

Advice to buyers: It’s time to buy! Prices are expected to continue to decline, but many analysts are expecting that to taper off by the end of the year. Buy an investment home. Or buy the home you’ve been wanting to get, but have been holding off….or do both!

This market is solid and for long-term owners, you have nothing to fear. I’m following my own advice and have been trying to buy as many investment homes as I possibly could over the past 2-3 years. I’ll continue to do that because I’m a big believer that the Georgetown Texas real estate market has a strong foundation. In fact, I think I will do both! More on that in a future post:)

Here’s a Credit Suisse June housing report on the Austin market you might find interesting.

Austin, TX – Modest Price Declines Likely to Continue
(12,137 single-family permits in 2007, 13th largest market in the country)


Buyers continue to wait for better deals. Our buyer traffic index fell to 25.0 in May from
30.0 in April, indicating deteriorating traffic, below agents’ expectations (readings below
50). Agents said an expectation of further price declines seems to be the main impediment
holding many potential buyers back (although recent fears about the economy and
employment outlook are also key drivers of weak traffic levels). In addition, several agents
noted increased competition from homebuilders who are undercutting re-sale pricing.
Austin has remained relatively healthy compared to many markets given limited price
declines, but we see increasing risks based on rising inventories and a longer time to sell.
We expect that buyers will likely continue to wait on the sidelines for the near future.

Prices fall modestly; rising inventory points to further declines. Our price index
improved to 41.7 in May from 26.7 in April, still indicating modestly lower prices as
compared with last month (readings below 50 point to lower prices over the past 30 days).
Agents noted an increase in REO listings adding to existing inventories and continuing to
weigh on home prices. Our home listings index measured 29.2 in May (from 13.3 in April)
below a neutral reading of 50. Buyers are also increasingly aware of the growing inventory,
as nearly all agents noted a longer time needed to sell a home in May relative to April. We
generally view a longer time needed to sell as a negative indicator for future pricing trends,
as sellers typically reduce their asking price the longer their home sits on the market.
Comments from real estate agents:


■ “Families are cutting back on expenses to make ends meet, and are rethinking
whether they want to move-up to a larger home or stay where they are.”
■ “New home builders are capturing buyers who typically would have purchased an
existing home.”

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Tracey Day’s first post – FHA LOANS

Waiting to purchase a home in Georgetown, Texas using an FHA loan? There is something you should know…FHA is making changes to it’s lending on 1 – 4 unit single family mortgages.

Coming July 14th, FHA will make the following changes:

1. Risk based pricing on rates…higher rates for those that are credit challenged
2. Risk based pricing on FHA’s one-time funding fee…use to be 1.5%; it will now range from 1.25-2.25%
3. Monthly mortgage insurance…use to be 0.5%; now it will be 0.55

These changes will be based on credit scores and amount of money you will be putting down (LTV).
If your credit scores are not in good shape…better work on it otherwise it is going to cost you :(

~ Tracey Day

Editors Note: Looking for a great Georgetown Texas lender? Tracey is local in Georgetown and works hard for your referrals. He’s handled my own personal loans and has some competitive rates! Best of all, he’ll work with you to clean up the credit report so that you have the best borrowing power when it comes down to getting a loan. You’ll be seeing more of him on this blog, so please comment and ask any questions you have on the financing side of things.

Happy 4th of July! – Where to See Fireworks in Austin, Texas

The good folks at Independence Title in Georgetown, Texas put together a list of 4th of July Firework Celebrations around the Texas Hill Country. You can make a fun day trip to Lakeway, Dripping Springs, or just hang out with me at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, Texas! Here are the “hotspots” this year:

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Friday, July 4, 2008 – 8:30 pm
Auditorium Shores at The Long Center www.austinsymphony.org/season/july
The Austin Symphony will be under the apt baton of ASO Music Director Peter Bay. The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks will feature patriotic music and the ever-popular 1812 Overture–the latter punctuated by 75-millimeter Howitzer cannons, courtesy of Texas National Guard Salute Battery, and spectacular fireworks over Lady Bird Lake

Cedar Park Fourth of July Celebration Friday, July 4, 2008 – 4:00 pm
Milburn Park, Cedar Park, TX http://www.cedarparktx.us/cp/pr_events_fourth.aspx
Come celebrate with us and enjoy live music, food concessions, air castles, prizes, video games & lazer tag adventures, a washer tournament, games for all ages, and enjoy free watermelon sponsored by H-E-B. The fabulous day of celebreation will end with a magnificent fireworks display sponsored by H-E-B.

Fire in the Sky
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 6:00 pm
The Sports Park an RR12 South, Dripping Springs, TX www.drippingspringstx.org
Includes spectacular fireworks display, food booths and live music. DS Sports and Recreation Park.

Sertoma 4th of July in the Park
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 11:00 am
San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX www.visitgeorgetown.com
With more than 80 booths, a petting zoo, parade, live entertainment, train rides, fireworks and more (all located on the beautiful San Gabriel River) there’s only one place you should be this 4th of July.

Lago Vista Celebrates the 4th
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 6:30 am
Bar K Park, Lago Vista, TX www.lagovistajuly4.org
It is a time to remember those who have served to protect us all, to celebrate our freedom, and to enjoy each other’s company. It starts off with the Firecracker 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. This is an opportunity to give your children the same type of memories you had of parades, barbecues, music, and paddling around in the local swimming hole.

Lakeway 4th of July Celebration Friday, July 4, 2008 – 8:30 am
City Park, Lakeway, TX www.lakeway.org
Fourth of July all day event starting with a fanciful sponsored parade/floats that make their way down Lakeway Drive. Locals then head to the park for a picnic, games for kids, music and the announcement of the float award winners. The rest of the afternoon is usually filled with games, food, drinks and many more surprises. The day is rounded out with fireworks set to music at night.

Leander LibertyFest
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 5:00 pm
Crystal Falls Golf Course, 3400 Crystal Falls Pkwy www.leandertx.org
Join the residents of Leander celebrate our nation’s birthday at Leander LibertyFest.

July 4th Frontier Days Celebration
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 10:00 am
Old Settler’s Park, Round Rock, TX www.roundrocktexas.gov
A freedom walk, parade, jalapeno pepper contest, children’s games, Ballet Folklorico dancers, Sam Bass Shootout and fireworks are all part of the City of Round Rock’s July 4 Frontier Days Celebration 2008.

27th annual San Marcos Summerfest Friday, July 4, 2008 – 11:00 am
San Marcos Plaza Park, 202 N. CM Allen Pkwy www.summerfestsanmarcos.com
The City of San Marcos is hosting the most exciting community independence celebration at a new location this year. This FREE event will feature live entertainment, food booths, children’s activities, a patriotic program and a fireworks exhibition.

New Braunfels Annual 4th of July Parade and Patriotic Celebration Friday, July 4, 2008
Landa Park, New Braunfels www.nbtexas.org
A wonderful family tradition for many years in New Braunfels. Bring a picnic and enjoy the park, along with a special free concert and a spectacular fireworks display!

Taylor Jaycee’s 4th of July Firework Display and Fajita Cook Off
Friday, July 4, 2008 – 10:00 am
Murphy Park on Lake Drive, Taylor, TX www.taylorjaycees.org
Festival includes Carnival, Fajita Cook Off, Bicycle Parade, tennis tournament, and fireworks at dark.

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A great reason to move: Golf in Georgetown, Texas

My lifetime experience in golf consists of 9 holes at Avery Ranch and 9 holes at Forest Creek.  I guess if you added them together I have played a full round of golf.  Suffice it to say, I’m not your next Tiger Woods.  However, if you are trying to raise the next Tiger Woods, Georgetown, Texas can be the place for you.  There are enough golf courses in the Hill Country to keep occupied for the rest of your life.

This recent article in the US NEWS AND REPORT by Luke Mullins mentions Georgetown, Texas as one of the 10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts:

For genuine golf junkies, there’s nothing like retirement. With your schedule cleared of the 9-to-5 grind, you’re finally free to pass the days as you always wished: taking extra swings at the driving range, lining up that perfect putt on the 18th hole, and enjoying the fresh-cut grass and sunshine.

But for retirees, golf offers much more than just fun. In addition to the exercise, the game provides seniors with a wonderful social outlet, says 18-year LPGA Tour veteran Penny Pulz. “You [have] to deal with people that aren’t always on your page—and that is terribly important in seniors,” says Pulz, who now runs the senior-focused Penny Pulz Golf Academy in Sun City, Ariz.

With no less than 220 public and private courses in surrounding Maricopa County—and its proximity to other golfing hot spots in the state—Sun City is one of U.S. News’s 10 great retirement spots for golfers.

We dug into the U.S. News database of more than 1,000 Best Places to Retire and came up with a list specifically tailored for duffers.

For 68-year-old Dick Horne, an avid golfer who retired from the insurance business in 2000, the best retirement spot for golfers is a no-brainer: Mount Pleasant, S.C. “I’ve traveled an awful lot in my life to different regions [of the United States] and abroad,” Horne says. “But I don’t know of any other place I’d rather live than where I live right now.”

While the warm weather and friendly atmosphere are certainly draws, it’s the golfing culture that makes it a dream retirement spot, Horne says. Located just outside historic Charleston, S.C., Mount Pleasant has 30 courses close at hand. And since it’s within day-trip distance of two South Carolina golfing havens—90 miles from Myrtle Beach and 110 miles from Hilton Head Island—boredom is one obstacle you’ll never face on the links (the bunkers are another matter). “You could play golf every day for a whole month and never play the same golf course [twice],” Horne says.

Then there’s beautiful Charlotte, N.C., home of the PGA’s Wachovia Championship. While Chris Payne, assistant golf pro at Raintree Country Club, says Charlotte’s public courses can get crowded, the city has at least 14 courses open to everyone, and one of America’s premier golf destinations is 90 miles away in Pinehurst, N.C.

Of course, retiring golfers have no lack of attractive options. Bonita Springs, Fla., is within easy reach of more than 135 courses in Lee County and is just a 20-minute zip down the sun-kissed southwest Florida coast to Naples, one of the country’s golf meccas. West Coast daydreamers should consider Rancho Mirage, Calif. This resort community of 17,000 has been a preferred vacation destination of Hollywood stars, corporate chieftains, and presidents—Gerald Ford even had a home there. Rancho Mirage hosts the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship (won this year by Lorena Ochoa) and is just 7 miles from the golfing paradise of Palm Springs.

Although best known as a football town, Auburn, Ala., is located at the foot of Grand National, one of the 11 sites that make up the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail that snakes its way through the state. (The trail is named after the esteemed golf course architect who designed it.) Golfers can get a season pass that’s good at all but two courses on the trail for just $1,360 a year, regardless of what state they live in. If you prefer cooler weather—and can stand a shorter golf season—consider Lemont, Ill. The Chicago suburb is surrounded by more than 140 courses in Cook County and is itself the home of the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, which biennially hosts the PGA’s BMW Championship.

With more than 20 courses nearby and playable weather nearly all year round, Georgetown, Texas, is a fine option for golf lovers looking to retire in the Lone Star State. And in addition to being home to a Del Webb retirement community with two 18-hole courses of its own, Georgetown is just a half-hour drive to the state capital and duffer’s paradise of Austin. Meanwhile, lovely St. George, Utah, home of the Red Rock Golf Trail—eight courses clustered within a 15-minute drive’s radius—is another underrated retirement spot for golfers. Finally, if it’s the Pacific Northwest you’re after, try Portland, Ore., where the wet climate keeps the greens lush and the fairways cool.

Looking for a home on a golf course?  Check out this link:  Golf Courses in Georgetown, Texas

Bribery to Work with the Builder’s Preferred Realtor

I just read a great blog article entitled: Bribery to Work with the Builder’s Preferred Lender and I could certainly resonate with the author, Rhonda Porter. I wrote about the same subject on an earlier post (How to get a loan with a new home builder) advising consumers to be careful when choosing a lender and not get “blinded” by the incentives being offered.

Well, I decided to write a part 2 to the original article by Rhonda and talk about a similar practice involving a builder’s “preferred” Realtor.

I just got an email from a friend who wanted me to rebate the entire 3% of my commission to help him buy a home! After I did some quick math, I realized that I would be making ZERO on that particular deal. His proposal originated from the builder’s preferred realtor program: Use our real estate agent to list your house and that agent will rebate you 3% when you buy ours

Since the “preferred realtor” is the one who is listing the builder’s homes, and since she is rebating 100% of the buyer’s side commission, how can she legally represent and provide the appropriate services to that buyer?

Without proper representation, nobody is looking after that buyer’s best interest. The idea is that the average buyer does not know as much as a real estate agent does when it comes to buying a home. There is a power/knowledge imbalance. So to balance things out it is only fair that the person with the greater knowledge and power act in the interest of the client because it is too easy for someone with MORE power and MORE knowledge to harm someone with less. (edited from Rhonda’s original blog post).

So here is what I recommend that will cooperate and not compete with the real estate community:

(These examples assume that the builder’s bottom-line price for the home is $200,000)

BUYER HAS A HOME TO SELL:

1. Not represented by a Realtor – refer the buyer to a Preferred Realtor that will list their home and gladly rebate 1% of the new home back to the client. (Result: Preferred Realtor gets extra business, client gets full representation and saves 1%, builder sells house for $200,000)

2. Represented by a Realtor – offer to sell the home for 1% less then you normally would. (Result: Current real estate agent is not competing with a list of Preferred Realtors, client gets full representation and saves 1%, builder sells house for $198,000)

BUYER HAS NO HOME TO SELL

1. Not represented by a Realtor – Sell the home for $200,000

2. Represented by a Realtor -Sell the home for $200,000 (This cooperates with real estate community – buyer can’t get the home cheaper by ditching their agent)

I also recommend a simple set of criteria to make the “Preferred Realtor Program” live up to it’s name. Someone who is preferred should:

1. Have brought business to the builder in the past (That real estate agent has proved he/she is capable of bringing something to the table and can generate business for that builder)

2. Have listing experience. The current “preferred” Realtor in the above scenario has never sold one home in the city that the builder operates (Georgetown, Texas). Don’t just recommend an agent to your client that is willing to discount to get the business. Recommend somebody who actually has a strong performance record! My recommendation is to get that agent’s average DAYS ON MARKET for homes he/she has sold in the past 2-3 years. The builder shouldn’t recommend an agent who takes 6 months to sell their homes, they should recommend an agent that will take 33 days or less (my career average) so that the buyer can quickly move forward with the purchase of the builder’s home

I think this paints the builder in a very good light. It shows that they care for their customers and aren’t in business just to maximize profits. It shows that they also care for the community of real estate agents that are working hard to bring them business and are willing to cooperate, rather then compete, for their business. When you recommend a painter, a handyman or a doctor, wouldn’t you want it to be for the best benefit of the consumer? The same goes with a “Preferred Realtor Program” that not only looks out for the best interest of the consumer, but also the local real estate professionals that represent them

UPDATE 8/18/2008 – The builder in this post is no longer promoting the Upgrade program through their website and on-site brochures! I think they still have the program in place, but now the unrepresented buyer would have to ask for it first. That’s a great move on their part and will be well-respected by the real estate community!

Lui Family Diet – Too much pork, not enough tomatoes

Eating and cooking are my passions, so you’ll find that I will be blogging about that frequently…

We had a bunch of pulled pork leftovers and have been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past week. Suffice it to say that we were starting to gag at the thought of having to eat another pulled pork sandwich. So, me being the innovative wife thought…surely others have encountered this problem and may have a solution for us, so I started surfing the net for ideas and that was when I came across the idea of pulled pork ice cream. The author assured his audience that he was not kidding and that it (pulled pork ice cream) was truly a delicious treat. I’ve tried some interesting recipes in my lifetime, but none so radical as this. I mean I had to do a double take to make sure I was reading this correctly…and that was when I realized…no, we are not that desperate yet…what’s another pulled pork sandwich?

On a completely different note..let’s talk about tomatoes. I’ve got 3 healthy, robust (at least I think they are) heirloom tomato plants in my garden and have been anticipating a good harvest. The plants have many blossoms on them, however, much to my shagrin, the blossoms aren’t turning into fruit. Does anyone out there have any idea why this is happening and what I need to do to correct this problem? Can tomatoes be grown in Georgetown, Texas?

There is no evidence of insect infestation, since I was told that I would see holes on my leaves were that the case. I don’t have squirrels in my yard since I don’t have any trees and there aren’t very many birds nearby either. For all I know, there could be tomato aliens visiting in the evenings and snapping off my blossoms so that they don’t have a chance to fruit. If I ever meet these tomato aliens, they better be scared. Have you had any success growing tomatoes in this area? What are some tips you can offer?

~ Autumn

Editor’s Note: Balancing the proper supply of pork and tomatoes in a family’s diet can be tricky business, but not as tricky as understanding supply and demand in real estate. If you need a competent real estate agent who can help you through the in’s and out’s of the Georgetown Texas Real Estate market, make sure you call your favorite HOMEboy. If you’re lucky, I might even make you a pulled pork sandwich.

FREE MOVIES at City Lights Theatres in Georgetown, Texas

Looks like they’re bringing it back by popular demand: Free movies every Tuesday morning!

What parent wouldn’t like another free activity to take their kids to in the summer?  I know we’ll be going to some of these movies and taking the kids.  Doors open at 9AM and movies start at 9:30AM.  Better stand in line, I have a feeling there will be a good showing.  Here is the linup:

June 17 – Ice Age: Licensed to Chill

June 24 – Garfield

July 1 – Alvin and the Chipmunks

July 8 – Happy Feet

July 15 – Open Season

July 22 – Surf’s Up

July 29 – Shrek

August 4 – Horton Hears a Who

I will make sure I’m at Happy Feet and Horton Hears a Who…two thumbs up in my book:)

City Lights Theatres is located at the Rivery Shopping Center right off I35 in NW Georgetown, Texas.  Take the Williams Drive/Sun City/Lake Georgetown exit and then get on the southbound access road…you’ll see signs on the right hand side.

Located in SE area of Georgetown, Texas – Churchill Farms

419 Keenland Drive – $219,900 with $5000 to be paid towards the BUYER’S closing costs! – 4 Bedrooms, Study, Gameroom and a Private Yard with Trees – located in Stonehedge neighborhood of Georgetown, Texas

Green Home Au Natural: You hear a lot about the energy-saving benefits of green building these days. Some of it is hype, but if you want a sure-fire way to lower the electricity bill: Buy a home that has trees large enough to give it some shade.

Situated on a large shady lot with mature trees that have stood the test of time. This home has a recently installed water heater, water softener & roof. Located near the SH130 toll road with quick access to the Innerloop and I35. Perfect gas saving location!

Floorplan designed for functionality: Sometimes a floorplan can be too open and as a result the rooms lose their sense of coziness and individuality. All of the rooms in this home are separated enough so that you can use all of them at once without feeling you’re in the middle of 3 different conversations. For example, you can have an intimate gathering of friends in the kitchen busily preparing a meal together and have a larger group of sports fans cheering on their favorite football team in the living room. The older children can be playing catch in the backyard on a cool, breezy day, while the toddlers are in the gameroom with big sister.

Interior Pictures (Click to enlarge):

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Since the living room and gameroom are high traffic areas, the builder had enough foresight to design the home so that they are on two different levels of the home. There is also a private study and formal dining room with bamboo flooring located towards the front of the home. The warm colors and quality flooring materials keep this 3000+ SF home feeling warm and inviting. But there’s only one way to find out for yourself…

If you’re tired of looking at large homes without any personality this home may be just what you’re looking for. With large amounts of livable space, and smart use of square footage, you might just find yourself having Aunt Suzie over more often. Unless, ofcourse, she lives right down the road. If you’re ready to see this home for yourself contact Edward at 512-554-9594.

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The diet of a 2 year old – Chloe is at it again.

Warning: Do not read if you are eating something…

Okay, it’s almost bedtime at my house and I just finished feeding Sabrina, when all of a sudden Joshua comes running up to me and says: “Mommy, Chloe is eating my boogers”. My first thought is how on earth did she get Joshua’s boogers. So, I asked my son: “Joshua, how did Chloe get your booger?”

Joshua replies: “I gave it to her” (ok, that was a duh question…as I realized after asking it..of course he gave it to her)

I look over as Chloe comes running out after Joshua with something resembling a booger on her index finger. As my eyes focused on her index finger to see that it really was a booger, I quickly said: “Chloe don’t eat it!!!”

Before the words even left my mouth, my very disobedient 2nd child stuffs the finger in her mouth and swallows. I am thoroughly disgusted and am searching in my mind for the correct way to handle this.

How would you handle something like this??

I looked at Joshua and said sternly to him: “do not give your sister anymore boogers, that’s disgusting!”

To which he replied, “but she likes to eat them”

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How do you teach your child that just because someone likes something, doesn’t mean it’s good for them? After several unsuccessful attempts at telling Joshua not to do that anymore, I’m beside myself now and revert to the good ‘ole trusty disciplinary tool of spanking threats. Joshua agreed not to give any more boogers to his sister and we talked about where boogers belong after they leave our noses (in a tissue, in case you didn’t know the answer).

That was probably not the best way of handling such a situation, but I really wasn’t prepared for it. Any recommendations on how to more appropriately handle that situation? I’m all ears.

Then Edward came home from his meeting and we had a good laugh. This is definitely a “tell-it-on-your-child’s-wedding-day” story. Hope you got a good laugh too. Life is never boring at the Lui household…that’s for sure.

Editor’s Note: Chloe may look like a cute little girl, but now you know what she is really capable of.  The same goes for house-hunting.  Don’t be fooled by how a house “looks” or how much of a “discount” a seller may give you.  Understand the true condition of the home you buy and investigate the values of homes that have sold in that neighborhood.  Need help getting there?  Call the cute little girl’s daddy.

Georgetown Village classic – $235,000 – 4Br/3Ba + Gameroom & Study

123 Village Park Drive: Classic David Weekly with acres of wooded parkland for a front yard…maintenance-free.

A Georgetown Village Classic: Ideally located in the heart of the neighborhood. You don’t have to cross one major street to get to a wooded park, an exemplary Village elementary school or the Village playscape and pool. If one or all of those amenities appeal to you, this ideal location will give you the peace of mind and convenience most homeowners only dream of.

The home’s all-brick construction with a front porch, dormer windows and an alley-accessed garage bring out the charm in this David Weekly home. The classic design and architecture makes this home stand apart from your typical box-shaped two story and, like Mary Poppin’s bag, you will be amazed at how well 2900+ SF will fit in here.

Interior Pictures (Click to enlarge):



If you have ever visited a park and wished you could just take your home and stick it right in the middle of it, this is probably as close as it gets. Imagine drinking your morning coffee on the front porch and listening to the sound of chirping birds and rustling leaves of giant oak trees.

Located within this park is an enormous playscape underneath a canopy of trees with nearby picnic tables and built-in grilling stations. There is also an in-ground heated pool that is a stone’s throw away from the playscape. If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, the backyard on this home is just perfect for a small dinner party with friends or neighbors. All of the cutting, trimming and edging on this home is maintained through the HOA. Go ahead, sell your lawn equipment on Craigslist. You won’t need it anymore, and if you’re like most Texans, you could probably use more space in your garage anyways. The time you save maintaining the yard, can now be spent enjoying it. Enjoy the large park in front of you too, because all of that is meticulously maintained by the city.

There are 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs. This allows the next owner the flexibility of having a guest room or in-law suite on the first floor. There is also a bonus room on the first floor that you can convert into a gym, home office or media room. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms that are adjacent to an over-sized game room.

The great thing about this home is that there is 2900+ SF and no wasted space here.  Even the laundry area  is refined to a closet so that you can just wash clothes, dry them and put them away.  Instead of having a place to accumulate “stuff” it’s in a closet to help keep your life simple.  Another example of great space-saving design is the attic space.  The gameroom has several doors that lead into some very useful attic storage. While you’re checking out the attic storage, don’t forget to look at the roof, there’s a radiant barrier there that helps to keep the inside of the home cooler so you’re not paying those outrageous Texas air-conditioning bills.

There’s a tricky balance between being close to daily conveniences and being too close! I mean who wants to live behind a CVS Pharmacy? This home achieves the perfect harmony: Located on one of the quietest streets with the best views and still walking distance to everything. Interested in viewing this home?

Contact Edward at 512-554-9594

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