Classic Contemporary with Picturesque Setting – 4307 Adagio Place

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac is a home so picturesque inside and out that you’d swear you were at a Pottery Barn photo shoot. 4307 Adagio is a 3-bedroom home with a very nice classic contemporary style ready for move-in. The floor plan maximizes the 2,780 sf to include a private front office, formal dining, and game room or second living. Every room is the right size and big where it counts – master bedroom and bathroom suite, kitchen, living room, and breakfast area are noticeably big and open. High ceilings throughout, built-in bookshelves and niches, limestone fireplace, and elegant stairway banisters complete the look.

With curb appeal like this, you should be jealous of your neighbor's view.

The front porch is framed in wood beams and covered with an environment-friendly metal roof. Consider it your front row seats on a clear, starry night, or during a heavy lightning storm. Vaulted ceilings and ceramic tiles greet you in the foyer and give you a nice tour of the first floor.  The kitchen upgrades are designed to make any owner happy with knotty alder wood cabinets (also found in the bathrooms), granite counters, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.  There is a convenient opening to the formal dining room, and it overlooks the breakfast area and living room so the chef is always part of the conversation.

The alder wood cabinets insist you can be both knotty and nice.

The living room is a natural gathering spot in this house making it perfect for movie nights and other types of get-togethers.  The vaulted ceilings and wide hallways make you feel small, yet the built-in bookshelf and stone fireplace give the living room the coziness of a log cabin.  The beautiful banisters lead your eyes to the second floor where there is a game room, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom.  There are no shared walls between bedrooms and both are big enough to be guest rooms.  One of them even has a nice nook for reading or studying.  The game room can be used ideally as a media room, kids’ play room, or hobby/craft area.

This picture was not stolen from a magazine or website.

The only thing that hasn’t been completed is the back yard.  Big enough for an in-ground heated swimming pool and hot tub, fire pit with stone seats, outdoor kitchen under a gazebo or covered patio, and vegetable and herb garden, this is where you can imagine and implement your dream of a back yard retreat.  The canvas has been left blank for your very own style, placement, colors, and design.

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4307 Adagio – Sellers Disclosure
4307 Adagio – Upgrades
4307 Adagio – Survey
4307 Adagio – Inspection Report

Rare Privacy in Newer Subdivision – 4309 Angelico in Sendero Springs

A home with privacy located in a newer subdivision is hard to find. Sure, you can get privacy on bigger lots in older neighborhoods. Sure, you can purchase a newer home in a newer neighborhood with neighbors to your left, right, and rear. Of course you can build a brand new home on a nice private lot, but that will cost you big money. 4309 Angelico has that rare combination of affordable privacy in a highly desirable and newer subdivision, Sendero Springs. In fact it is the only home in Sendero Springs that backs to a forest preserve and has a side yard big enough to feel like no one’s there. 4309 Angelico gives you privacy in a newer subdivision at an affordable price of $275,000.

This home sits on one of the most private lots in Sendero Springs.

With 3,099 sf, this house has plenty of space for 4 bedrooms, a media room, a dedicated office, a formal dining room, and two living rooms.   The media room is isolated on the west wing of the second floor so you can watch movies or play the drums as loud as you want.  It’s also great for a common game room or pool table with two big closets to store all the toys, games, and billiard equipment.  The dedicated office and french doors are perfect for working from home and keeping your work life separate from your home life.  The kitchen has been updated with silestone counters, stainless steel appliances, and wood laminate floors that spread to a breakfast area large enough to seat 6 comfortably.  The kitchen opens up to the living room, guaranteeing that you don’t miss any of the action.  The best feature, however, may be the main living room with vaulted ceilings, 6 large windows that provide natural light and unobstructed views to the greenbelt, and a warm fireplace  to get you through the winter months.  This type of living room with a view like this is normally found in homes priced well over $300,000.

Look straight out those windows and enter into your personal arboretum.

The back patio setting is a great place to star gaze in the cool night or watch the wind blow across the tree tops of the forest preserve.  The huge wood deck expands the width of the home and every seat is front row to the greenbelt.  Full irrigation of the yard and flower beds mean you can spend more time enjoying the view.  The big side yard gives you additional privacy and is easily accessible from the back yard.  It’s a very flexible space that can be used for throwing the football, baseball, or frisbee, playing soccer, hosting Easter egg hunts, a fantastic dog run, growing herbs and vegetables, placing a tool shed, etc.  It’s certainly a nice extra to have in a home where nothing else is needed.

Some things you don't get tired of - like a view full of trees and blue sky.

If you want to see this rare and beautiful home, give me a call or email to set an appointment.

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4309 Angelico – Upgrades
4309 Angelico Ln – Seller’s Disclosure
4309 Angelico Ln – WDI Report
4309 Angelico Ln – Survey

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Sendero Springs 2012 2nd Quarter Newsletter

Sendero Springs in Round Rock, Texas

Sendero Springs seems to be waking from winter hibernation and starting 2012 on the right foot by selling twice as many homes as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.  Homes also sold faster.  Selling a large number of homes quickly is a great sign of a healthy and desirable neighborhood.

Last 12 Months Homes Sold SqFt List Price $/SF Sold Price Sold $/SF SP/LP Ratio Days on Market
2nd Qtr, ’11 12 3,031 $ 265,842 $ 87.72 $ 258,403 $ 85.27 97.20% 41
3rd Qtr, ’11 10 2,981 $ 265,140 $ 88.93 $ 251,718 $ 84.43 94.94% 75
4th Qtr, ’11 3 3,009 $ 279,966 $ 93.04 $ 272,300 $ 90.50 97.26% 53
1st Qtr, ’12 6 3,236 $ 279,967 $ 86.51 $ 272,432 $ 84.18 97.31% 52

However, the data also suggest Sendero Springs is experiencing a decrease in home value.  This might be the most important trend since it is directly translated to how much money you receive when you sell.  In the chart above you will notice that the average home sold in the 1st quarter of 2012 was bigger than the previous quarter, yet the list price and sold price are practically the same.  Consequently, the average sold $/sf is at its lowest point in the last 4 years at $84.18.


In addition to preparing the house properly, choosing a Realtor that knows how to market your house is the key to attracting a higher offer from buyers. Here are just a few questions you might want to ask your Realtor at your next listing appointment:

How do you market towards the emotional appeal of potential buyers?

What are the top three ways a buyer finds a home and how do you leverage that to find a buyer?

How do you create high differentiation in the perceived and real value of my home and how do you market that?

Will strong negotiation skills help me get more money for my home? If so, what type of formal training in negotiation do you have?

Homes Sold Last 12 Mos 31
Absorption Rate (# sold/mo) 2.58
Current Active Listings 10
Months of Inventory 3.87

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Sendero Springs 2012 1st Quarter Newsletter

Sendero Springs in Round Rock, Texas

It’s tax season.  For some of us it means filing tax returns.  For us in Sendero Springs, it means paying our property taxes!

Looking to save money on your property taxes? It’s no secret that homeowners in Sendero Springs pay one of the highest property tax rates in all of Williamson County – close to 3%! Here’s a New Year’s resolution that should be on every homeowner’s list because it’s fast, easy, and pays you back – file for a homestead exemption. Your tax break will depend on your eligibility, but even the most modest exemptions could net you several hundred dollars annually.

You can download the form here: http://www.wcad.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/Forms/PublicServices/HomesteadExemptionApplication.pdf

And read more about it here: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/exmptns.html.

Home prices in 2011 were at a 4-year low, but an improving 4th quarter can be an indicator that Sendero Springs prices are on the rise. The average home price increased to $90.50/sf, which is above the 2010 4th quarter price. (Remember, a $5/sf increase can mean $15,000 on a home that is 3,000 sf.) Despite the small sample size (only three homes sold from October to December), we are headed in the right direction (up!) for 2012.

Homes Sold Last 12 Mos 38
Absorption Rate (# sold/mo) 3.17
Current Active Listings 9
Months of Inventory 2.84

The absorption rate has not changed significantly. There are more homes for sale than before, which means an increase in inventory. (Absorption rate is the number of homes sold per month in the past 12 months.) Our previous inventory was two months and currently it is approaching three. Anything under 6 months is considered a seller’s market!

Last 12 Months Homes Sold Sq Ft List Price List $/SF Sold Price Sold $/SF SP/LP Ratio Days on Market
1st Qtr, ’11 13 2,966 $ 266,362 $ 89.81 $ 253,498 $ 85.47 95.17% 110
2nd Qtr, ’11 12 3,031 $ 265,842 $ 87.72 $ 258,403 $ 85.27 97.20% 41
3rd Qtr, ’11 10 2,981 $ 265,140 $ 88.93 $ 251,718 $ 84.43 94.94% 75
4th Qtr, ’11 3 3,009 $ 279,966 $ 93.04 $ 272,300 $ 90.50 97.26% 53

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Sendero Springs 2011 4th Quarter Newsletter

SENDERO SPRINGS IN ROUND ROCK TEXAS –

Check out a recent article I wrote for the official Sendero Springs Newsletter – in honor of the upcoming elections, I’ll call it the State of Real Estate.  Enjoy!

How much is my home worth?  Is my home appreciating or depreciating in value?  What did the house down the street sell for?  Is our neighborhood a desirable place to live? As a real estate agent, these are some of the most common questions I get asked and naturally I’ve wondered these same things for my home so I did a little research.  Below you will find market data specific to Sendero Springs that I believe gives us a snapshot of the value and desirability of our homes.

Home values in Sendero Springs show a declining trend over the past 4 years.  The average sold price per square foot in 2011 is the lowest it has ever been.  In the most recent 3rd quarter, the average price is about $10 less than the previous 3 years.  On an average 3,000 sf home, that is a loss of $30,000!  The most common advice is to wait for the economy to improve before selling, but who knows when that will be.  In addition, some of us don’t have that luxury.  However, there is data that suggests home values should be rising.

Homes Sold Last 12 Mos 41
Absorption Rate 3.42
Current Active Listings 7
Months of Inventory 2.05

 

 

 

Buyers still perceive Sendero Springs to be a highly desirable neighborhood to live in.  We know this by using the absorption rate to determine the neighborhood inventory.  Absorption rate is the number of homes sold per month in the past 12 months. With 7 homes currently for sale in Sendero Springs, it should take approximately 2 months to sell our entire inventory.  Anything under 6 months is considered a seller’s market!

Last 12 Months Homes Sold Sq Ft List Price List $/SF Sold Price Sold $/SF SP/LP Ratio Days on Market
4th Qtr, ’10 7 2,923 $ 272,829 $ 93.35 $ 261,521 $ 89.48 95.86% 79
1st Qtr, ’11 13 2,966 $ 266,362 $ 89.81 $ 253,498 $ 85.47 95.17% 110
2nd Qtr, ’11 12 3,031 $ 265,842 $ 87.72 $ 258,403 $ 85.27 97.20% 41
3rd Qtr, ’11 9 2,946 $ 263,500 $ 89.46 $ 249,686 $ 84.77 94.76% 61

SENDERO SPRINGS HOME SELLING STRATEGY

This is positive news for all of us at Sendero Springs whether we plan on selling or not.  Having walked through all the current homes for sale and all the homes that sold in the past several months, I’ve made a short list of practical suggestions (easy to do and not too expensive) for homeowners wanting to increase the value in their homes when selling.  If we all do our small part, the home values should see an increase in value immediately.

  1. Maintain your lawn (i.e., cut grass, pull weeds, trim hedges) – this is enforced by the HOA so you can kill two birds with one stone
  2. De-clutter your home (i.e., pack your knick knacks, rent temporary storage [garage if you must], minimalize your home décor)
  3. Keep your home at a comfortable temperature for all showings
  4. If it’s vacant, get it professionally cleaned – focus on kitchen, carpets, windows, blinds, and ceiling fans
  5. Paint your walls to a neutral color and patch all holes

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November Update for Sendero Springs

Want to know what’s happening with all the real estate in Sendero Springs?  Here is a complete update for all the previously viewed homes (Gold, Silver, and Bronze).

There are currently seven homes for sale in Sendero Springs.

Gold – 0
Silver – 3
Bronze – 2
New homes (not yet reviewed) – 2

Gold Index

Gold is extinct!  The two available Gold homes have been withdrawn from the market so that leaves buyers with absolutely no opportunity to snatch up a Gold home.  See my review here for the latest Gold homes on the market – 3203 Lazada and 4307 Pasada.

Silver Index

With Gold homes being non-existent, that leaves plenty of opportunity for the Silver homes to get snatched up.  And buyers are not wasting any time.  Two homes (50% of available Silver) are currently under contract.  4004 Arbol reduced the price by $5,000 and is now pending.  3011 Luminoso also reduced the price by $5,000 and is pending.  Both of these homes were slightly overpriced so the price reduction helped them out.  However, price doesn’t solve everything.

4335 Angelico is still selling at a premium $98/sf after a $10,000 reduction.  3008 Asombra is selling at $70/sf after a $15,000 reduction!  You can see my reviews on each of those homes here and here.  Lastly, 4421 Angelico reduced the price by $5,000, didn’t sell, and has now expired.  You may remember this home as the “bed home.” (See my latest review here for the other Silver home.)

Bronze Index

Bronze homes are disappearing fast, but for all the wrong reasons!  Three homes have been withdrawn – 3002 Asombra, 3600 Luminoso, and 4400 Pasada.  That leaves 4106 Pasada as 1 of 2 Bronze homes left (See my latest review here for the other Bronze home.)  Those homes can be found here.

It’s not all bad news for Bronze homes though.  Two of them are actually pending!  You might be asking, how can Bronze homes be under contract if there are still Silver home available?  You can attribute a $15,000 price reduction for the sale of 4419 Pasada.  That puts this home at a reasonable $85/sf.  We still do not know how much they actually settled at either.  A similar $15,000 reduction helped 4303 Angelico also.

New Listings in Sendero Springs

5200 Sendero Springs – Silver

This is a very well-kept 4 BR, 2 BA home right along the main street of Sendero Springs. It’s a 1-story home with 2,470 sf, nice granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The floor plan is unique, but makes a lot of sense. It’s rare to see 4 bedrooms, a game room, and an office in a 1-story, but this has it, and it flows well. The master is in the rear, but it isn’t very big. There isn’t a dining room and the breakfast area is only big enough for a table of 4. It gets a silver rating due to the price – $260,000 @ $105/sf! That’s the price range of a new home!

4207 Angelico – Bronze

If I had a category below bronze this would be in it – a 3BR, 2 BA home that is in terrible shape. It’s got a low enough price ($225,000 @ $78.70/sf), however it has too many negatives to more than offset the price. The entire home is occupied by cats. Usually cats don’t have much of an odor and I have to inspect carefully to know they live there (I have cat allergies), but with this many cats in the house (10!), there is a very bad pet odor. The front dining room is carpeted and the landscaping needs work. Did I mention it’s a short sale? This won’t sell, and I think the owner knows it!

Sendero Springs Update

There is a new home for sale in the Sendero Springs community of Round Rock, Texas.  Not too long ago, I previewed every home for sale in this community.  I created a system to categorize these homes in a gold, silver, or bronze group for potential home buyers looking in Sendero Springs.  [Click here to read more about gold, silver, and bronze homes for sale.]  I will continue to use this criteria for all the real estate that is for sale in the Sendero Springs neighborhood.

3011 Luminoso – Silver

This 3 BR, 2 BA home is kept in good condition with great landscaping with an asking price of $224,900 ($100/sf).  It has some nice features like wood floors in the living room, a big master bedroom, and nice landscaping in the front and back yards.  However, $100/sf is at the premium end of the spectrum and we should not expect to see an outdated kitchen (that has a center island painted a different color than the rest of the cabinets!) or a home that backs to the main road entrance (the most through traffic).

Here’s a quick update of the Sendero Springs real estate market and how it affects you as a potential buyer in this neighborhood.

4204 Cancelo (Gold) lowered its price from $285,000 to $282,000 ($98/sf) making this a steal – remember this is a brand new home!  It was under contract 10 days later.

5301 Sendero Springs (Gold) lowered its price from $249,000 to $239,000 ($80/sf) making this an even better deal than 4204 Cancelo for the resale market.  It was under contract 7 days later.

4105 Pasada (Gold) came under contract on July 22 with no price adjustment – just 6 days after I had labeled it a gold home!

This means that three out of the five homes I targeted as gold homes are now under contract.  Not a bad ratio considering there were 20 homes on the market during that initial review.  There have been no other homes under contract since then, which tells me these gold homes had something that none of the silver or bronze homes had.  This also tells me in Sendero Springs, there are currently 15 homes for sale and there are only two gold homes left – 4307 Pasada and 3203 Lazada!  So if you’re looking to purchase in this community, or are comparing to other Round Rock homes for sale, you should definitely check these homes out before making any final decisions!  Call me if you need a Realtor to assist.

Do Real Estate Agents Play Hookey? | Sendero Springs Home Tour

 

Sendero Springs Home Tour

When most people don’t show up at the office, their co-workers assume that they:

1) took the day off to relax and have fun;

2) got sick and are in bed; or

3) pretended they got sick to relax and have fun.

 

 

Not Round Rock real estate agents.  Well, not hard-working ones anyway.  I didn’t go into the office today and I could spend a hundred words explaining what I did and how I was just as productive (and then some) or I could just show you (click the image to zoom in):

I visited every single home for sale in Sendero Springs, Round Rock – a nice neighborhood filled with friendly people in North Round Rock located right off FM 1431 and just a few miles from I35.   It took several hours to view every home and take detailed notes.  Thank God the heat wasn’t that bad!  And even if it was, I still would’ve done it because the information gained from this exercise is invaluable to me as a REALTOR, which in turn makes it invaluable to any of my (potential) clients looking to purchase a home in Sendero Springs.  I’ll reveal some of my findings after the 4th of July weekend.  Have a fun and safe holiday weekend celebrating America’s independence!

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