Pre Selling Walden Square Town Homes

Now Pre Selling Pflugerville Texas Walden Square Town HomesWe are now pre selling Walden Square Town Home community in Pflugerville. Walden Square Town Home community will consist of 122 town homes based upon sustainable design and energy efficiency.

Walden Square Town Homes will be built with state of the art techniques and materials that are renewable and recyclable to attain the Austin Energy’s Green Building rating.  The result of using these renewable and recyclable building materials will increase future resale values and should reduce monthly utility bills by approximately 50 percent.

Each unit will be 1650 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, include a laundry room with washer and dryer, 1 car garage and large fenced rear yard. The town homes will come complete with appliances and window blinds.

Walden Square Town Home community located in Pflugerville is just fifteen minutes north of downtown Austin, Texas.

The new Walden Square Town Home Community is 1/2 mile from toll road I-30 and toll road 45 intersection.  The community is within walking distance of Brook Hollow Elementary and Park Crest Middle Schools.

Walden Square Town Home community is in close proximity to hundreds of major employers and retail store giants such as HEB, Wal Mart, Office Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the largest new land development project in Pflugerville’s history, Sunshine Village Town Center and Sun Tech Office Park.  Sunshine Village Town Center and Sun Tech Office Park will consist of 22 restaurants and multiple office towers.

Walden Square Town Home community residents will benefit by choosing a healthy lifestyle not only indoors but outdoors too.  Walden Square Town Homes will have it’s own green space, swimming pool and designated dog park.  The town home community’s ideal location is also within 5 miles of 34 additional parks, four golf courses and 4 area lakes.

Walden Square Town Home community design is a smart choice for both home owners and serious real estate investors.

The Austin real estate market is currently experiencing historic low levels of inventory and home prices continue to rise at a steady pace making this a great opportunity to purchase a new town home at pre construction prices.   For buyer representation or for more information on this new town home community call 512-826-5550, Laurie Albrecht, Broker Associate, Cavalier Real Estate.  Home Buyer Information and Resources. Search additional Pflugerville homes for sale here.

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Affordable Lago Vista Townhome for Sale

Lago Vista Town Home for SaleAffordable Lago Vista Townhome for Sale

Summer is near and it’s time to enjoy the lake not only in the summer but year round.  Now is the time to purchase this affordable Lago Vista townhome.  Why not enjoy Lake Travis living everyday of the week in your very own townhome surrounded by gorgeous panoramic Texas Hill Country views and conveniently located just minutes to Austin.

Here is a great opportunity to choose your lifestyle. Living in this Lago Vista townhome you will have access to marinas, golf courses, parks and gorgeous lake and hill country vistas.  Enjoy carefree living in this spacious one bedroom two bath townhome with an additional murphy bed located in the living area for guest sleeping. All the furnishings are included so All you need to bring is your clothes and your boat.

This townhome would also serve as a great income producer for investors or property owners that use it as a vacation getaway.  Purchase this Lago Vista town home as your personal residence, your perfect weekend getaway or use as an investment opportunity with short or long term rentals.

This Lago Vista townhome is affordably priced at $64,500. Highland Lake Villas Home Owners Association includes cable TV, trash and lawn maintenance. Lago Vista Property Owners Association amenities include park, boat ramps, marina, fitness center, pool and more. Lago Vista Golf Courses click here.

Why are you still reading this? Give me a call now at 512-826-5550 to schedule a showing. To see additional photos and video click here.  Search Lago Vista Texas homes for sale click here.

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What is a Smart Home

HGTV Smart Home 2015 Austin TexasWhat is a Smart Home?

Advanced technology and the success of smart phones and tablets now give us the opportunity of having a Smart Home. So what is a Smart Home?

In short, a Smart Home is equipped so home owners can remotely control and monitor systems such as :

  • lighting
  • heating
  • air conditioning
  • security systems
  • appliances
  • video surveillance
  • entertainment systems
  • computer networking
  • irrigation systems
  • window coverings and more

Smart home automation is expanding rapidly and many homeowners are enjoying the convenience, security and information these systems provide. Literally these systems are controlled with their smart devices and their fingertips.

Homeowners are becoming aware of Smart Home systems but NOT many homes have these systems in place. However, advanced technology designs have provided homeowners the opportunity of retrofitting their homes with smart home systems with ease and affordability.

Smart homes can help homeowners conserve on water and electricity which are both limited resources making homes not only Smart Homes but GREEN Homes too. You can learn more about Smart Homes at Smarthome.com.

Below are additional smart choices when planning and designing a smart and GREEN built home.

  • Energy Star Windows
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Natural Light Utilization
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Low or No VOC Materials
  • Air Purification Systems
  • Water Purification Systems
  • Solar Systems
  • Natural Gas Systems
  • Rainwater Harvesting

When you add smart home automation systems with Green design features from above, the results are very Smart GREEN homes. Learn more about GREEN building here.

Have you seen the HGTV Smart Home 2015 they are giving away. A modern farmhouse located in Austin Texas. The prize package is valued at over $1 million. You can tour the HGTV Smart Home 2015 and Enter the Giveaway Here.

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Have you visited the Graffiti Wall Austin Texas

Graffiti Wall Austin Texas, Murals Austin TexasLooking for some outdoor free fun in Austin, Texas? Why not stop by The Hope Outdoor Gallery also called the Baylor Art Wall is a hipster attraction in Austin Texas.  The graffiti art wall is part of the Keep Austin Weird culture.  Located in the middle of a residential neighborhood your eye is immediately drawn to the colorful assortment of local graffiti art.  It’s a great place to spend an hour or so and fun to return ever so often because the huge art displays are always changing.  It’s a great place to hang out, have your photo shoot and watch local artists at work.

The huge art displays are always changing, and it’s fun to walk through the multi levels, grab a photo or have the opportunity to catch the artist in real time.  The colorful assortment of graffiti art shows off the creative and imaginative talent of the locals.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for climbing, the art is located on an abandoned building site at 11th & Baylor.  There is no entrance fee and parking is limited to street parking.  When you get to the top graffiti wall you have a great view of Austin, Texas.

If you are digging the art and want to find more free fun around town, there are plenty of great murals that showcase the creative talent in Austin, Texas. You can find an extensive list of popular murals like: I Love You So Much at 1300 S. Congress, Greetings from Austin Postcard at S. 1st and Annie and You’re My Butter Half at 2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. by clicking here. Go ahead have some fun!

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Best Summer Camps Guide Austin Texas

Best Summer Camps Guide Austin TexasBest Summer Camps Guide for Austin Texas

Summer is near and it’s time to start planning your child’s summer activities. Our friends at Austin Title have compiled an extensive list of camps located in and near the Austin Texas area in their latest 2015 Summer Camp Guide. Austin has some great camps with a wide variety of fun activities for everyone and camps for all ages. You can see the entire 2015 Summer Camp Guide here.

Inside the guide are great tips to help you choose which camp is right for your child. Be sure to do your homework before choosing a camp. Word of mouth is first on the list of things to consider, ask parents, teachers and school counselors. Make sure you ask lots of questions. Other considerations in choosing a camp are what does your child like to do? Make sure you fit the camp to your child. Camps can also be a great place to discover new passions and talents. Where is the camp located? How many children attend the camp?

The 2015 Summer Camp Guide has hundreds of camps listed by categories such as General Camps, Educational Camps, Art and Music Camps, Theater, Dance & Instructional Camps, Sport Camps, Outdoor Camps, and Overnight Camps. Also included are Summer Camp Checklists for Day Camp and Overnight Camp.

You won’t have trouble finding a camp. You will have a difficult time choosing the camp with all these options. To see the entire list of Camps by category, camp dates, camp prices, phone numbers and websites click here.

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March 2015 Housing Trends Newsletter

Austin Texas Housing TrendsWelcome to the March 2015 Austin Texas Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau and Realtor.org reports, videos, key market indicators and real estate sales statistics, a video message by a nationally recognized economist, maps, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, plus local neighborhood information and more. Please click here to view the March 2015 Austin Texas Housing Trends eNewsletter. If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the Home Evaluator link for a free evaluation report.  For further real estate assistance, please call 512-826-5550.

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Season

Texas Bluebonnets, Texas Hill Country It’s time the Texas Hill Country Bluebonnets have arrived. Texas wildflowers and the beloved Texas Bluebonnets are starting to bloom throughout the state. Beautiful blue fields of the Texas state flower are popping up everywhere.  Grab your camera and hit the road, this year looks like a great year for the Texas state flower.

If you recently relocated to Austin or Central Texas you will soon appreciate the beauty of the Texas Bluebonnet as these gorgeous blue flowers popup this spring along the Texas roadways and fields.

Native Texans are familiar with many of the Bluebonnet Trails and festivals throughout the state and love sharing their Bluebonnet sightings. It’s common to see cars stopped along the road with the family sitting in the bluebonnet field taking photographs.

Austin located in the Texas Hill Country is surrounded by miles of Bluebonnet Trails.  It’s not hard to find Bluebonnets in the Austin metro. You can drive out any of the highways and you will see gorgeous Bluebonnet fields along the highways. To help plan your Bluebonnet sightings trips, you can find maps to some of the best Bluebonnet trails here.

Plan a day or weekend trip to visit nearby Burnet, Texas for their annual bluebonnet festival or drive over to  Washington County for their 51st Annual Bluebonnet Festival, both festivals will be the second weekend in April. The official Texas Bluebonnet Trail over in Ennis, Texas features over 40 miles of trails, their Bluebonnet Festival is the third weekend in April.

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Your Texas REALTOR® and the Texas Legislature

Texas State Capitol Building Austin TexasAs a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, we wear many hats. Our job description is lengthy and consists of much more than just opening doors and writing contracts. One of our key roles is to stay abreast of what is happening at your local and state government levels. New legislation can affect you as a property owner, a consumer and your businesses.  During each session of the Texas Legislature thousands of new bills are proposed at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Many of these bills affect Texas property owners, business owners, consumers and the Texas real estate industry.

The legal staff of the Texas Association of REALTORS® and volunteer Texas REALTORS® work with lawmakers to advocate, promote, and endorse legislative agenda that benefit Texas consumers and their businesses.   The key values as a Texas REALTOR® is the protection of private-property rights and assisting Texas residents in the purchase and sale of real estate.  The goal is to ensure that no bill gets passed that threatens these values and to ensure our elected officials know these values as well.

As of March 28, 2015 the Texas Association of REALTORS® is currently tracking 2,145 of the 6,478 bills filed.  On April 14, 2015 during the legislative session, Texas REALTORS® from around the state will come to the Capitol in Austin to meet with their lawmakers and have an inside look at the legislative process.

As Texas continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the nation, all Texas residents, both born and raised Texan or those new to Texas should keep abreast of new legislation.  You can make an impact on your community along with your Texas REALTOR®, let us all work together to serve our community. You can click here to learn how a bill in passed in Texas. 

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What’s Happening on Burnet Road?

Burnet Rd Austin Texas

Burnet Road Restaurants and Bars

Looking for a new restaurant, cafe, bar or local shop to visit? You might want to take a drive along Burnet Road and see what’s happening. We all know the landscape continues to change in Austin Texas and it’s metro area not only in residential construction but commercial and retail businesses too. If you haven’t been on Burnet Road lately you may find something “new”. Some old favorites were torn down, renovated or repurposed into new hot spots including bakeries, restaurants, bars and local shops. Spring is just around the corner so now is a great time to start planning a visit – to an old favorite or try out one of the new hot spots. You can take a closer look at some of the changes along Burnet Road by clicking here.

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October 2014 Housing Trends News

October 2014 Housing Trends Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau and Realtor.org reports, videos, key market indicators and real estate sales statistics, a video message by a nationally recognized economist, maps, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, plus local neighborhood information and more. Please click here to view the October 2014 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletter. If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the Home Evaluator link for a free evaluation report.

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10 maintenance tips for first-time homeowners | Advice for Consumers | Texas Association of REALTORS

Buying your first home is very rewarding.  The advantages of owning a home are many and picking out finishes, buying new furniture or flooring are usually fun for first time buyers.  The not so fun things about home ownership can sometimes be forgotten but are very important to keep your home in tip top shape.  Below are some great maintenance tips to keep your new home in its best condition.

10 maintenance tips for first-time homeowners | Advice for Consumers | Texas Association of REALTORS.

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Pros and Cons of Renting a Home

all dollar billsYou might be wondering if it’s the right time for you to buy a home in Austin, Texas. Here are a few pros and cons of renting versus buying.

Advantages Of Renting A Home

  • You don’t have to worry about finding a mortgage lender.
  • You don’t lose equity as the Austin real estate market rises or falls; you don’t gain equity either.
  • You don’t have to put down as much money up front.
  • You have fixed rental fees that won’t fluctuate during the length of your lease.
  • All you have to do is leave when your lease is up.
  • You don’t have to worry about selling your home.
  • You usually don’t have to pay for maintenance of the home.

Disadvantages of Renting a Home

  • Your investment never goes up.
  • You never gain equity.
  • You don’t gain an investment, in which you can use the equity for other things as you grow older.
  • You’re not free to do your own maintenance.
  • You can’t decorate or renovate your home any way you want.
  • You can’t receive some great tax breaks that go with homeownership.
  • It’s possible for the home to be sold out from under you – sometimes without warning.

Both renting and buying an Austin Home has its advantages. Buying a home really depends on your personal life, and factors like job stability and personal finances. Some people are more than ready to have a permanent place to call their own and others just don’t mind moving about.

At some point, buying a home is going to be a good investment creating equity for your future. If you’re considering buying a home in Austin, Texas there’s no better time to buy now while with interest rates at their lowest in decades. Let me show you some of the great home buying opportunities available in today’s real estate market. Call me today 512-826-5550.

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