Archives for December 2011

Great Value Home Back on Market – 30003 Bumble Bee

This home is back on the market!

Say hello to the best value in a home for sale in Georgetown, Texas. 30003 Bumble Bee is located in the Villages of Berry Creek where you can have the benefits of a golf course community at Berry Creek Country Club without paying the high HOA fees. The Berry Creek Golf course is just down the street from the Villages and it’s easy to rub some shoulders to get sponsored by a current member to play golf there. Avoid the high monthly fees and make some new friends! What better way to get welcomed into your new neighborhood!

If that’s not enough, your house will be one of a few on the end of a cul-de-sac. While your neighbors have cars commuting back and forth in front of their homes, you’ll have little kids riding bikes in front of yours. Be careful – they’re friendly and just might ring your doorbell to ask if you and your kids want to play with them!

Lastly, and certainly not least, open the front door to your new home and experience one of the most open floor plans you’ve ever been in. The entrance hallway leads you right into the middle of all the action in the living room. Entertain your exclusive cul-de-sac neighbors and have the freedom of not wishing your house was just a bit bigger. The living room is open to the kitchen with plenty of space for a large informal dining table. Don’t forget about the seamless transition from the living room to the covered back patio with a huge back yard for the kids and dogs to run around in.

The feeling of freedom does not end there. This large 2500-plus square foot home has 4 large bedrooms and a large community game room in the center for all the late night games and movies you’ll experience with your family. And if you’re worn out from the games, don’t worry about cleaning up the same night. It’s all on the second floor and none of your distinguished cul-de-sac neighbors will ever see the mess!

A Big Home with a Small Footprint – 133 Fairfield Built by Green Builders

133 Fairfield Court was built in 2007 by Green Builders, Inc. A few of the money-saving features include a tankless water heater, spray foam insulation, and energy star appliances.  As an example of the potential savings, this 2,192-sf eco-friendly home has a 2011 average electric bill of $65/month!  Considering the excessive heat wave that Austin just experienced, that is a significant savings compared to other homes without spray foam insulation.  Most “traditional” homes could have bills 2-3 times this amount and every $50/month in savings is equal to another $10,000 in your loan amount.  Consider this: You can buy an inferior home for the same amount of money, but if you consider the true cost of ownership and factor in your low utility bills, you will  end up paying less monthly for a better home!  Prove it to me you say?  Well, here’s an example from Edward, who also lives in a Green Builder home.  Click this link to read the article on his experience.

Other green features include low VOC paint, varnish, and adhesives, upgraded recycled carpet, stainless Tresca countertops, drought-resistant landscaping, rain water collection system, and Low-E windows.  This is a rare find as Green Builders no longer builds in Georgetown Village.  133 Fairfield allows you to enjoy the benefits of enormous eco-saving efforts in this home, and save money on utility bills!

Rare Green Builders home with 24/7 views of the park.

Not only can your wallet feel good about this home, so can your eyes as you look out your window to a beautifully treed park across the street.  Georgetown Village is filled with hike and bike trails, trees, and benches, but not every home has one within ten steps of their front door.  In fact, only nine other homes on Fairfield Court share this park.  It’s no wonder that out of nine total real estate transactions on this street, eight of the homes averaged under 60 days on the market!  This is a great opportunity to own a home in Georgetown Village that is green for the environment and faces a park – a rare combination!

From your door to this trail in under 10 seconds!

The 2,192-sf home boasts a huge kitchen and living area, three big bedrooms with walk-in closets, a separate game room, detached garage, ample back yard space, front row seats to the park, and a 400-sf space above the garage that can be finished out to meet any of your needs – 4th bedroom or guest accommodations, executive suite or office, media room or home theater, game room or play room, heated and cooled storage, etc.  The huge space makes this home a perfect fit for any buyer.  Finishing out this space can add instant equity to your home!

Uncage your creative self with 400 sf of workable space!

This home is not just designed to save you energy, but also time.  If you have a load of laundry sitting in your master bedroom closet, simply open up the “secret” door that leads to the laundry room and dump it in the washing machine!  These type of features are normally seen in custom homes that cost three times as much!

For a reduced price of $211,900, you get panoramic park views, an energy-saving home, and a space above the garage that can be easily expanded for an extra 400 sf of living space.

See below for more information, pictures, and video and contact us if you have any questions.

 

133 Fairfield – Floor plan
133 Fairfield – Energy Efficient Home
133 Fairfield – Upgrades
133 Fairfield – Lot Title Survey
133 Fairfield – Inspection Report – All items repaired by Green Builders except for toilet (seller) and AFCI
133 Fairfield – Sellers Disclosure

A Lesson on Community: Homestead Heritage in Elm Mott, Texas

While many people stood in line with a Black Friday-induced determination to pick up a few deals, the Lui family threw our tent, sleeping bags and cots into the minivan and headed 1 hour north to Elm Mott, Texas. We had a different determination: Eat lots of good food and enjoy the the Homestead Fair while camping with a few friends.

The weather was awesome when we left and I threw up the tent while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  However, by the time we left, the weather was in the 30’s and I had as many smokey campfire-smelling layers of clothes as I could put on.  Good thing we also packed our friend, Mr. Buddy, to keep us warm at night.

The Homestead Fair showcases a community who want to preserve the timeless values and sustainability principles that used to be soprevalent in our society.  It’s like going back to the “Little House on the Prairie” Days.  I’ve never seen so many people take pride in the things they make:  Fresh cheeses, handcrafted wrought iron and wooden furniture, pottery, quilts and anything else you can think of…all homemade and done in a way that is sustainable.  The thing I like the most is their rain water collection system and gristmill that is powered by a waterfall.

I like the idea of sustainability because it plays an important role in disaster preparation.  The one lesson that is easily missed when visiting the Homestead Heritage is that the community of people is what makes sustainability work.  All of the delicious organically grown food and items made from Master craftsman are only possible because families come together to serve one another.

We came to camp here with some friends in our small group at church.  It’s great that we have a community in our small group and to a larger extent, our church, that will rally around us when a crisis hits.  And if a local emergency affects us all, we won’t be surviving alone.  What’s more important than being able to live “off the grid” and have storehouses of food and water is a community of people that love and care for you.

 

Would you be prepared in an emergency?  Do you have this type of community in your life?

All the believers were together and had everything in common.  Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:44-47

My Community in Georgetown, Texas:  Hill Country Bible Church Small Group


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