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August 2, 2012 I just came from the Bastrop Partners in Education Breakfast it was a great event.  The new food services company for the Bastrop School District made us breakfast and I want to commend them on their efforts, if this is what the kids have to look forward to they are in for a treat ...
08/02/2012
Here is a snapshot of the Cedar Creek, TX market for July of 2012.  Is there any information to be gleaned from these statistics?  This is only a one month snap shot so trends are not apparent but there is one thing that jumps out at me.  There is a direct corelation between price per square foo...
07/31/2012
July 31, 2012 Sometimes a minor tweak is all that is needed to take a kitchen from "Oh My" to "Oh Wow".  When I purchased this house I couldn't stand the kitchen.  I figured it was a total gut.  But the budget and my superintendent intervened and I knew I would have to make it work.             A...
07/31/2012
July 30, 2012 Tomorrow I'm scheduled to close on my latest fix and flip investment.  This was my best project to date at least in terms of budget and profitability.  To celebrate I've decided to write a series of posts detailing the lessons I have learned in the course of this project. Lesson One...
07/29/2012
July 29, 2012 Hi all, I am in the market for a 3 bedroom 1 bath property, (although I am open to a 2/2 if there's room for a 3rd bedroom) in Bastrop or Caldwell County, TX.  The property can be in any condition, I love a challenge.   I've seen everything on MLS so if anyone has any pocket listing...
07/28/2012
July 26, 2012 Cedar Creek is underrated, we got a little bit of attention during the fires last year but that seems to be our main claim to fame, so I thought I'd tell you the best things about Cedar Creek. 1.  Location, Location, Location.  We are about 25 minutes for Austin Bergstrom Internatio...
07/26/2012
July 25, 2012 Buying a house is just like falling in love, actually it isn't just like falling in love it is falling in love.  Despite what everyone is going to tell you, yourself included, it is not a business transaction, it is a relationship and you will be better served by treating it that wa...
07/24/2012
March 14, 2011 This is the 2nd part in an occasional series about buying and renovating a handyman special, also called a fixer, Part 1 discussed the process of completing a needs assessment and beginning your internet search.  This installment will focus on touring the houses you selected on the...
03/13/2011
March 12, 2011 After much blood, sweat and thankfully very few tears, our beautifully remodeled home at 1144 Shiloh (MLS# 2514851) in Cedar Creek, TX 78612 is on the market.  Here is a link to its webpage. Here are some photos:                                    This is the front of the house.  O...
03/12/2011
March 8, 2011               If you've been following my recent blog posts (or lack thereof) you know that I'm in the process of finishing up a property that I own and now it's time to put it on the market.  Before I do that I need to come up with a price.  Boy, what a struggle that is. If you're ...
03/08/2011
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