Archives for July 2010

Pre-inspections = Stress-free option periods – Chuck and Fran Testimonial

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Back after popular demand:  Another “Favorite HOMEboy Testimonial”

Okay, I confess, I’m not sure how popular these are and what the demand is, but many of my recent clients have been rather “video-shy” so I’m glad that Chuck and Fran decided to be such good sports.
They live on my street and are some cool neighbors and I wish them the best in their future as “beach bums.”  The home that was sold was on 133 Village Park Drive in Georgetown Village.

One of the things I always recommend to my clients is to do a pre-inspection.  This is another revolutionary method that my brokerage, Mars Hill Realty Group, integrates into our house marketing strategy.  Here are the top 3 reasons we do this:

1.  Eliminates potential deal-killers

2.  Reduces negotiation leverage of buyer during option period

3.  Attracts the highest offer from the buyer by positioning your home as fixed and well cared for.

Check out the testimonial below and call me to get the same great results on your home!



Durham park in Liberty Hill: Country Home on over 6 park-like acres

Liberty Hill Real Estate:  Best Value for Acreage and Large Homes

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This home was built with country-living in mind.

Imagine a home that is hidden behind large oak trees and over 6 acres of lush park-like land.  You can have horses here, since the entire property is fenced, and you will have complete privacy from all directions.   Welcome to 50 Double File Trace located in the Durham Park neighborhood of Liberty Hill, TX.  When you drive up from the main road, the only way you will know that there is a house back here is from the house number that is hanging on the split rail fence up front.  Follow the winding driveway into the canopy of trees and you’ll find a lovely 5 bedroom home with almost 2400 SF of living space for just $210,000.  One of the best values of all the homes for sale in Liberty Hill, Texas

You can look in all directions:  Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Jarrell, etc. and be hard-pressed to find a home in move-in condition, with this much living space and acreage, priced under $250k.  The value for this property is unbeatable.  The current owners are pricing this home competitively because they want to downsize and move closer to Georgetown.

Here’s what all of this land and privacy means to you.  It means you can build a pool anywhere you want and not have to worry about the next-door neighbor checking you out in your bathing suit.  It means you don’t even NEED a bathing suit!  It also means that the lot won’t restrict where to place any future outbuildings like a garage or workshop or barn.  This is really a “blank canvas” just waiting to be developed and personalized by the next owner.  The best news of it all is that homes in this neighborhood have historically sold at TWICE THE PRICE and over $180/SF. At $96/SF, this home is priced at almost half of that, meaning there is tremendous upside to the home and you can renovate and add-on without having to worry about your future resale value.

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The Floorplan

One more thing needs to be said about this home.  It’s not your typical modern-day floorplan with a large kitchen/living room combination also known as a great room.  This isn’t a “luxury” farm home that looks rustic from the front, but has a professional chefs-caliber kitchen and a “spa-like” bathroom.  This is about as authentic as it gets. It looks like a country home, and it IS a country home.  If that’s what you’re looking for and you’re tired of seeing the same home over and over again, I invite you to schedule a showing.  The floorplan is very flexible because there are 4 bedrooms upstairs with a full bath and a full bath downstairs with 2 additional bedrooms.  How you use those bedrooms will be determined by your lifestyle.  Check out the gallery of pictures below, you can click on each one to enlarge them:


248 Whitney Woods – Preserve at Lake Georgetown – Hill Country Views

248 Whitney Woods Circle – The Preserve at Lake Georgetown

There are lots of homes in the $500k – $1 Million price range on the west side of Georgetown, Texas.  However, every once in awhile, a home comes on the market that offers something truly unique. If you were to put together a wish list of features for a home of this caliber, it could look something like this:

  • Lot location – Professionally landscaped; Guaranteed to be no neighbors behind you; A premium view that can’t be duplicated.

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This Tuscan-styled estate home was personally designed by the builder, Steve Klein.  He hand-picked the best lot in the neighborhood to capture this coveted view of Lake Georgetown and the Texas Hill Country.  If you have a teenager, keep them away from the sunset views, the views are liable to make them fall in love.  If you’re married, it will be like therapy.  These views convey with the home.

  • Neighborhood location – convenient to outdoor recreation, shopping, and the best schools; exclusive community

  • View Preserve at Lake Georgetown in a larger map

    The blue marker with the black dot in the middle of it represents the location for this neighborhood (click the map icons to show what they represent). It’s hard to believe that you could be in such a beautiful neighborhood on acreage, yet within a 5 mile radius of almost everything you need to survive:  Exemplary Ford elementary school, HEB Grocery shopping, Scott and White Medical, and a host of other restaurants, retail and banks. What’s really unique is that the proximity to Lake Georgetown and Russell Park is only 2 miles away!  You can read more about this unique neighborhood in my recent article on the Preserve at Lake Georgetown.

    • Home size – large enough to raise a family in without moving again, multiple living areas for various needs; luxurious in a subtle way, doesn’t make the guests feel uncomfortable.

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    great-room-1 formal-living

    Many homes in this price range have 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.  But in addition to that, this home also has a formal living area, dedicated formal dining room, upstairs Gameroom, private hobby room or playroom, separate air-conditioned storage space (Texas Basement), private home office and a workstation flex space between the kitchen and utility room that is perfect for doing homework or paying the bills.  All of the bedrooms are spacious and have private access to the bathrooms.  In fact, most of the rooms in this house share the same premium view of the Texas Hill Country out the back windows.  One of the guest bathrooms downstairs has access from the garage and also the outdoors to be used as a future pool bath.

    If you’re still reading this, and are a serious buyer in this market, stop what you are doing and see this home.  There simply isn’t a home on the market with a premium view on almost 2 acres, proximity to Lake Georgetown, and over 4800 SF of luxurious living in this price range.  In fact, the last lot in Georgetown with a similar view was just purchased a month ago and construction has already began.  They will be your next door neighbors.  The home is competitively priced at $864,900.

    See below for a gallery of the home and click the pictures to enlarge:

    Whitney Woods Inspection Report – All repairs completed

    Whitney Woods Property and Septic Disclosure

    Whitney Woods Survey

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