113 Orange Tree – Spacious Home in Central Location

01 Front

One of the larger homes in the neighborhood with five spacious bedrooms.

These days you won’t hear the phrase “bang for the buck” in real estate circles, at least not in central Texas.  Most of the home values have risen due to the influx of buyers from all over the country.  You’ll be lucky to find a 3-bedroom home in Georgetown that is move-in ready for less than $165,000.  Well today might be your lucky day (or unlucky day if you don’t act soon!).  113 Orange Tree is a 2,182-sf home with 5 bedrooms (yes, FIVE bedrooms) and plenty of common living space to accommodate the occupants.  4 of the bedrooms are on the second floor within 10 steps of the washer and dryer.  The 5th bedroom is a private bedroom on the first floor that can be doubled as a home office, game room, or any other flex room idea you can think of.  The kitchen is accompanied by 2 dining areas and 2 separate living spaces.  The best part?  The home is completely move-in ready and is listed at a non-eye gouging price of $168,000.  At $77/sf, this is one of the best bargains in Georgetown and you will be hard pressed to find something similar for less money.

04 Living

Large living room no matter how many kids live here.

06 Family

Versatile room can be used for living, dining, or enjoying your favorite book by the fire.

This home isn’t all about value.  The home is located in the Crystal Knoll neighborhood of Georgetown.  It happens to be right next to Georgetown High School, I-35, 130 Toll, downtown Georgetown, and San Gabriel Park.  It’s also one of the closest communities in Georgetown to commute to Jarrell, Temple, Killeen, and Fort Hood.  This is a golden opportunity to purchase an affordable home with plenty of room that does not add to your daily commute.  Upgrades in this house include new wood-look floors, base boards, paint, back door, hardware, and tile in the upstairs bathroom.  The back yard may not be the largest in the neighborhood, but it’s plenty for a trampoline, dog run, or above ground pool.  It’s also wide enough to throw a baseball or football.  If you just like to enjoy the view, it’ll make for quick and easy maintenance of green St. Augustine grass.

For a private showing or more information, feel free to contact me here.

113 Orange Tree – Sellers Disclosure
113 Orange Tree – Upgrades

15521 Gustine Cove – Nice Updates in Brushy Creek

01 Front

A perfect combination of curb appeal and privacy.

15521 Gustine Cove is a stately home in Brushy Creek with the character you hope for in an established neighborhood and the modern conveniences in today’s home.  It stands tall at 3,061 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3 separate living rooms, and 2 dining areas.  It’s location is one of the most convenient in Round Rock.  You are approximately 5 minutes away from the 45 Toll, which is key to traveling to Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugerville, or Hutto in under 20 minutes.

The interior of the home has been freshened up with dark hand-scraped hickory wood floors, crown molding, new light fixtures, fresh paint, new tile floors, and recent carpet that still looks new.  You will walk through the home and wonder how you could have lived in something less than 3,000 sf.  The living areas are smartly placed – one for a relaxing game room upstairs, one open to the kitchen that leads to the back yard for large parties, and one for the quieter and more intimate setting by the formal dining.  Bedrooms are all up to facilitate easy night time routines.

06 Living

One of three large living areas, this one filled with hickory wood floors.

13 Master

Extra large master bedroom to enjoy “me” time.

Exterior upgrades are just as extensive as the interior.  Although it is not surrounded by brick, all of the original exterior siding was replaced with durable, long-lasting hardiplank in 2013.  The pergola stands on large Texas cedars.  Lights are included to set the mood.  The rock wall serves as your personal flower, vegetable, or herb garden with minimal effort to planting, pruning, or plucking.  A shaded back yard is larger than others as all the trees and associated maintenance is on the other side of the fence.

02 Rear

This baby got back – custom pergola, new hardiplank, fresh exterior paint, custom rock wall garden.

03 Rear

Extra large patio has two sitting areas, one for dining and one for marshmallows.

Wonderful neighbors, cul de sac street, large corner lot, and great Round Rock schools are included in the low-for-the-neighborhood price of $290,000 ($95/sf).  If you’d like a private showing or are in the market for a similar home, feel free to contact me here.

15521 Gustine – Survey
15521 Gustine – Upgrades

818 Cactus – Prime Location under $160,000

818 Cactus is located in a prime spot in Round Rock.  It’s just minutes from downtown, toll roads, and I-35.  You can get to Austin in 20 minutes, Georgetown in 15 minutes, and Cedar Park in 10 minutes.  There isn’t another home on the market that can claim that in this price range.  Built in the late ’70s, this 1,475-sf home also boasts a large back yard, mature oak trees, and no HOA restrictions.

01 Front

Gorgeous curb appeal and mature oak tree.

Possibly the most overlooked feature of this home is the amount of upgrades and renovations done very recently.  The main updates include two fully remodeled bathrooms, granite counter in the kitchen, fresh paint, and recent carpet. An original wood-burning fire place, large rear covered deck, and a large tool shed complete this home.  You must see this to believe.

02 Kitchen

Upgraded kitchen includes granite counters and detailed back splash.

04 Living

Nice modern setting incorporates classic fireplace and mantle.

08 Master Bath

Fully renovated bathroom ready for your enjoyment.

If you’d like a private showing or are in the market for a similar home, feel free to contact me here.

818 Cactus – Upgrades

701 Algerita – An Inexpensive Path to a Custom-Built Home

Ever feel like that little boy or girl on the sidewalk who happens to walk by the doggy in the window that’s too expensive?  A lot of my buyers tell me they want a custom-built home, but they just can’t afford it.  They want a home built to their specs, but priced for the masses.  Unfortunately, that is rarely a reality.  Until now.  701 Algerita is a custom-built home by reputable Georgetown, Texas home builder Rick French.  It was built in 2012 for a local fireman on a lot that backs up to a nice wooded lot in Serenada, which means you won’t be seeing your neighbor.  This gives it a nice private setting in the back.  The 2,002-sf home packs a huge punch – fully upgraded kitchen, stained concrete floors, plantation shutters on every window, luxurious dual shower heads in the master bathroom, 3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and even a large flex room upstairs.

01 Front

Beautiful custom built home at an incredibly low price point.

The owner requested the builder to pay special attention to practical details in this home.  For example, a sliding drawer has been installed under the dishwasher.  This provides extra storage for large kitchen items, but more importantly raises the dishwasher so loading and unloading won’t hurt your back or knees.  A full bathroom and closet were added to the second floor so the game room could flex into a bedroom for a teen.  You won’t find these features in other homes.  Another practical additional is the foam insulation throughout the home.  This is a very energy-efficient home and costs the owner approximately $200/month in total utility bills!

02 Kitchen

Fully upgraded kitchen looks out to the living room and back yard.

Despite the excellent build quality and great design of this home, the privacy setting in the back is the main (and harder to come by) feature.  If you live in Georgetown , you know that a quiet lot without overlooking neighbors is considered a premium lot.  Most of these premium lots come with a price tag and/or a large maintenance cost.  Priced at $235,000, 701 Algerita is considered an amazing value by most.  Throw in the fact that there is no HOA, a manageable yet large yard, and located near I-35, this is a home that should be too good to be true.

24 Yard

Incomparable privacy comes free. Tool shed and hot tub do not.

If you’d like a private showing of this wonderful custom built home in Georgetown, contact me on the right.  See below for more information.

701 Algerita – Elevation
701 Algerita – Floor Plan Lower
701 Algerita – Floor Plan Upper
701 Algerita – Survey
701 Algerita – Upgrades

9101 Castle Pines – When Details Matter

More and more often the phrase “Custom Built Home” is thrown around by Realtors and builders attempting to describe a home that is built just like another, whether it’s down the street, in another neighborhood, or in a different city.  Sometimes it is difficult to tell that a home truly is built and designed solely for that particular customer.  When it comes to 9101 Castle Pines, make no mistake about it – this is as custom built a home as you can get.  At 4,057 sf, this home is one of the larger and nicer homes in this part of Avery Ranch with the added luxury of Elsa England Elementary School and McNeil High School, something money can’t buy.

01 Front

9101 Castle Pines is why they tell you not to judge a book by its cover.

I could continue to bore you with a list of custom finishes to this home, but that would involve scrolling through several pages.  However, one few key feature is the complete in-home theater on the second floor.  This is not just a game room or movie room.  If you are serious about entertaining, or just love watching movies in its intended format, this is the place for you.  A Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p projector is used to show BluRay movies on an in-your-face 144″ media screen that works in conjunction with 5.1 surround sound in-wall Paradigm speakers.  Watch comfortably with your friends and family in 10 theater chairs all with electric recline.  As a bonus, the front four chairs are equipped with “butt boosters” so you can literally feel the on-screen action. Dimmable sconces and blacked out windows set the mood for any genre of movie.  Oh, and all the walls are insulated for sound so the rest of the home is not bothered.

02 Home Theater

Say bye bye to lame “media rooms” and hello to a real “in-home theater.”

03 Home Theater

Share the wealth with nine of your loved ones.

Offered at $650,000, this represents the same price you would pay for many of the cookie cutter homes in Avery Ranch that do not go to Elsa England ES or McNeil HS nor have the exclusive custom finishes like this one.  Contact me for a showing as words and pictures cannot do this home justice.

9101 Castle Pines – Upgrades
701 Algerita – Elevation
9101 Castle Pines – Floor Plan
9101 Castle Pines – Standard Features
9101 Castle Pines – Survey

121 Silverstone – A Tree-Filled Lot That Would Make Zilker Park Proud

Have you ever walked into a beautiful custom built home only to step out to the back and see nothing custom about it?  Maybe you’ll see green grass extending from the covered patio and you’ll see an uninspiring fence that tells you and your neighbor how close you can get to their house without trespassing.  It’s almost as if the builder spent 99% of his time and resources on the house and 1% to fill in the back, then turns to you and says, “Here’s your amazing home, the rest is up to you.”  Some people may like that kind of home, but if you enjoy any amount of fresh air, you’re going to want more out of the back than just grass and fence.  Luckily, there are custom built homes in Georgetown for sale that do not neglect the very reason it sits on one of the biggest lots in the neighborhood (over 1.75 acres).  Welcome to 121 Silverstone, located in the highly desirable Westlake of the Woods in Georgetown, where a professionally landscaped yard matches the details and quality of a custom built home.

07 Front

All this land up front still allows plenty of landscaping in the back of this custom home.

Despite the tremendous amount of time, effort, and money spent on the landscaping, there is a separate feature that acts as the primary focal point to everything and that is the swimming pool.  A custom pool designed and built by Optima Pools is where it all begins.  Complete with waterfalls, ambient lighting, and a radius wall formed of Texas limestone, this can be seen from the portrait windows in the living room, but more importantly  hidden from the road and curious neighbors.  The mesa pearl surface sparkles in the sun and flows from a depth of 3 feet to 7 feet making it appropriate for all ages.  There is even a seated area for those who like to just dip your feet in the pool.

01 Pool

Custom built swimming pool filled with 17,000 gallons of privacy.

02 Pool

Hard to believe this privacy exists on a corner lot, but it does thanks to the extra acreage.

03 Pool

Don’t feel like getting wait? There’s more than one way to enjoy a swimming pool here.

Surrounding the custom pool is the professional landscaping strategically placed to maximize beauty and privacy.  With most of the trees and plants being native to Texas, they are highly drought resistant and require very little watering apart from the natural rain fall.  So don’t worry about high water bills or constant maintenance, it’s been taken care of for you. River rocks and large stones have been brought in to direct water drainage around the home and also provide a nice dry creek in the summer.

33 Back

The dry creek wraps around the rear of the home complimenting the native plants.

05 Patio

Extra wide covered patio gives you more great ways to enjoy the park-like view.

Let’s not forget the 3,233 sf of premium living space. Three secondary bedrooms share two full bathrooms, perfect for most families’ needs.  One of these bedrooms can be easily used as a home office.  The flex or game room is smartly located near the bedrooms to keep noise away from the master bedroom late at night or early in the morning.  An upgraded kitchen has an island consisting of a large granite slab that is open to the living room and breakfast area.  The portrait windows not only provide great views, but enormous amounts of natural light.  The formal dining room is just a few steps away from the double ovens making it easy to entertain during the holidays and a spacious master suite sits on the other side of the home for maximum privacy.  A semi circle pass through for visitors, an extra long driveway, and a three car garage make great space of this over-sized corner lot.

09 Living

Custom touches from wood floors to built-ins to crown molding.

12 Kitchen

This kitchen will make you look forward to prepping, cooking, and cleaning.

21 Game Room

Large flex room for the entire family.

Offered at $549,000, this home exemplifies what a custom built home in Georgetown should be.  More importantly is the location, as it leads to exemplary-rated Georgetown ISD schools.  See below for more pictures and information.  If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this home, just fill in your contact info at the top right.

121 Silverstone – Survey

121 Silverstone – Upgrades

Virtual Tour

 

131 Green Grove – Private Pool in Your Backyard

08 Front

Just wait ’til you see the rest of it.

If you could go back in time when Georgetown Village was first developed and have the very first pick out of every lot available to build your perfect dream house, 131 Green Grove would get the nod.  The combination of the following lot features is almost impossible to find in any other home in this wonderful neighborhood:

  • Backs to greenbelt
  • On a cul-de-sac/circle street with no through traffic
  • Faces an amazing park
  • Wide lot size to accommodate swimming pool and large yard
  • Deep lot size to provide an extra long driveway and additional parking spaces
  • Privacy from side neighbors due to mature trees and lot angle
  • Near the back of the neighborhood and away from heavily trafficked roads leading to and within the neighborhood
01 Pool

This can be you all summer long.

02 Pool

The stone patio can accommodate a lot of pool-loving family and friends.

10 View

Green views surround the front and rear of this beautiful home.

 Fortunately for us, the house that sits on the lot is just as rare and desirable.  One of the largest homes in Georgetown Village at 3,574 sf, this home offers three nice bedrooms, large open living spaces, and a game room the size of a small gym.  The flexibility of this house means adding extra bedrooms for larger families is super easy and most of all affordable with a full bathroom already available on the second floor.  We already know that a custom swimming pool, expansive stone patio, and a large rear deck make entertaining a joy.  You also have wide open living spaces looking out to the pool, a formal dining room connected by a butler pantry, a formal living, and of course the flex room upstairs.  Planning large parties will no longer be a stressful chore.

22 Living

Enjoy the greenery or pool, even from the inside.

31 Game Room

Possibilities are endless as this puts other “flex” rooms to shame.

The best part of this property is not found in its quantity with large lot and large sf home.  In fact, it is quite the opposite.  This home is designed and built by the reputable David Weekley.  The custom touches throughout show the builder’s and owners’ pride in this home.  Here are just a few:

  • Brick alcove in the kitchen
  • High grade granite counter tops
  • Custom built-in desk and book case in office
  • Central vacuum in every room with bonus dust pan in kitchen
  • Crown molding in the living room and master bedroom
17 Kitchen

Enough counter space and storage to match the size of this home.

20 Kitchen

This kitchen and open floor plan make parties and large gatherings a breeze.

For those wanting just a bit more, this home has it.  Offered at $395,000, the combination of lot features, home size, flexibility, and quality upgrades make this a rare find indeed.  Many people move into Georgetown Village because they like the amazing neighbors and highly rated schools. In all honesty, many of the homes in Georgetown Village play second fiddle to the location and neighborhood.  That all stops here.  With 131 Green Grove, you move in for the home and the highly desirable neighborhood is the cherry on top.

03 Rear

You may never want to leave your home again.

For more information and additional pictures, see below.  If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this home, just fill in your contact info at the top right.

131 Green Grove – Upgrades

131 Green Grove – Floor Plan

Virtual Tour

120 Whitewing Way – Very Low Maintenance Home in Sun City

Do you want low maintenance?  I mean really low maintenance.

Do you want low maintenance? I mean really low maintenance.

120 Whitewing Way is located in the very front section of Sun City in Georgetown, Texas.  It is a very low maintenance home for sale in Sun City with one bedroom and one bathroom.  It also features an enclosed patio in the rear.  This is the perfect home for those who like to spend time with friends or pursuing hobbies rather than cleaning and maintaining their yard and home.

Large master bedroom with beautiful bay window.

Large master bedroom with beautiful bay window.

The owner has taken precious care of the home and added very nice upgrades that no one would complain about.  The stainless steel appliances in the kitchen are a year old including a top of the line 5-burner gas range.  The wood laminate beneath your feet are a gorgeous and durable Brazilian cherry laid throughout the entire home except the utility room.  Solar screens have been added to keep the home cool even on the hottest summer day.  In regards to maintenance items, the water heater was just replaced in 2014, and the water softener, garage door opener, and HVAC system were all serviced also in 2014.  You might be able to find a lower maintenance home in Sun City, but that would mean purchasing a brand new home.  You can have something similar for $165,000 and have money left over to travel.

05 Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous 5-burner stainless steel gas range in their kitchen?

15 Living

Smooth and brilliant Brazilian cherry.

The layout of this home is simple and smart.  Every square foot is put to use efficiently and the 1,064 sf is large enough for two, even boasting a spare office and large utility room with extra storage. The enclosed patio in the back and the large covered porch in front are great bonuses for those who like to spend time outside.  See below for more pictures and information.  If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this home, just fill in your contact info at the top right.

114 Summers Green – Amazing Custom Patio

David Weekley built this int he perfect location.

David Weekley built this in the perfect location.

If you like spending time outside, this is the home for you. Sitting directly in front of Summers Park, this 1,598 sf home has a park view from the front and a view of trees from the back.  The patio is custom built with a beautiful gable overlooking the stone patio that is larger than the size of most living rooms.  The stones were hand picked and laid in a curvaceous form with a nice stone wall exterior for safety or sitting.  Two large outdoor ceiling fans and large mature trees keep the back cool even in the dead heat of summer and the two custom water features will make you feel like vacation is just one step away from the kitchen. The privacy is unmatched as your neighbors are hidden in the trees. There is plenty of space to host all your friends and family as you enjoy the sunsets and moonlight together.

Custom stone work below and marvelous roof above.

Custom stone work below and marvelous roof covering above.

Amazing view in Georgetown Village.

Amazing view in Georgetown Village.

Large enough for all of your guests.

Large enough for all of your guests.

The quality of the rear is matched by the quality and attention to detail on the interior given by the highly reputable custom home builder David Weekley.  A logical and open layout is clothed in upgrades such as crown molding, wood floors, wainscoting in the dining room, tile back splash in the kitchen, and a large jetted tub in the master bathroom.  You’ll find personal touches from the owner like a computer desk and bright lights in one of the bedroom closets – perfect for homework, home office use, or crafting – and a huge closet organization unit in the master walk-in closet.

07 Living

Wood floors in the living room provide comfort and elegance.

A formal dining room done right.

A formal dining room done right.

Gorgeous views out back from living room, kitchen, and breakfast area.

Gorgeous view out back from living room, kitchen, and breakfast area.

This home is offered at $199,750 and is ready for your furniture and boxes.  It leads to exemplary-rated schools in highly touted Georgetown ISD.  See below for more pictures and information.  If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this home, just fill in your contact info at the top right.

Does Your Home Have What it Takes to Sell

According to the Wall Street Journal, the following is a list of common buzzwords that are selling homes like hot cakes over the past two years:

  1. Marble bath
  2. Oversized windows
  3. Ceiling windows
  4. Floor-to-ceiling windows
  5. Wine cellars
  6. Marble floors
  7. Gyms
  8. Private elevators
  9. Tennis courts

If you’ve got any of these in your house and are feeling lucky, give me a call and let’s target market the house to someone really looking for a marble bath.

Source: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/11/07/9-buzzwords-helping-sell-homes?om_rid=AACLKS&om_mid=_BSfBDqB82T3d6d&om_ntype=RMODaily

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