Georgetown, TX Real Estate News

By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
    Electric Boxes Cannot Be Planted-Out Anymore in Georgetown, TX    The City of Georgetown, TX has announced that they will no longer allow residents to plant anything around the big green electric boxes that are distributed through most neighborhoods.  The City has claimed that plantings are a safety issue if work ever needs to be done in the box and will begin removing plantings in the next month or so.     Sun City Texas lies within the boundaries of Georgetown TX and this new rule will apply to us.  It is not clear just how aggressive the implementation will be, but we should expect the worst.  Three feet along all sides and ten feet in front where the box opens are the guidelines.   Nobody wants a lingering safety issue, but I do hope we can find a solution to maintain the esthet...
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
  Better than new Morningside on golf course lot and exquisitely outfitted.  Built in 2012 and delivered with many options including extended garage, granite counters, tile flooring, and loads of upgrades.  Additional refinements i.e. extended patio, screened porch, water feature and tasteful landscaping make this a must see. Will be offered exclusively by Rugg Realty LLC at $425,000 call 512-966-3200 to arrange a private showing.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Lightening Strike Causes House Fire Sun City Texas Saturday 3/8/14 Even the best constructed homes are susceptible to the wrath of Mother Nature.  We had a mild storm here in Sun City Texas with rain and a little bit of thunder & lightening.  Moral of the story....even a little bit of lightening can be very dangerous.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
  Inventory Shortage Hurts Sun City Texas         We seem to be at a critical stage in the Sun City Texas real estate market.  We currently have zero inventory in the $200,000 or less market segment and this is a problem that has been brewing for some time.   As the chart clearly depicts, the number of sales recorded for properties selling for $200k or less has been in steady decline.  Smaller properties have been selling briskly in Sun City Texas for the past two years. Entry level buyers and investors have seen the wisdom to make relatively inexpensive purchases to get their foot in the door, so to speak.  This has driven prices up to the point we have simply run out of properties to sell.   If you have a home to sell in Sun City Texas give Rugg Realty a call.  We have buyers waiting ...
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By Come Home ATX, Realtors
(Come Home ATX)
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun  City Texas 13 Month Selling Price /Sq Ft Rolling Totals Feb 2014   The price per sq ft for re-sale homes in Sun City Texas continues to climb.  February results are depicted on the chart below and demonstrate a steady increase over the past 13 months.  The steepest curve is found in entry level home where the inventory is non-existent and even modest homes are selling quickly.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
    Sun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales Summary   February 2014 Results   See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com     February-14 February-13   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $147,000 $126,000 16.7% High $470,000 $438,500 7.2% Average $253,560 $218,573 16.0% Median $235,000 $186,500 26.0% Units Sold 21 28 -25.0%           Feb YTD 14 Feb YTD 13   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $147,000 $126,000 16.7% High $760,000 $438,500 73.3% Average $265,173 $219,200 21.0% Median $250,000 $190,900 31.0% Units Sold 45 59 -23.7%  Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS March 2, 2014    Month of Feb. 2014 – Is the glass half full, or half empty? February sales results force us to ask the question.  Pricing for homes has continued to hit ne...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City Texas Boy Mathew McConaughey, Wins Best Actor Oscar   Photo by REUTERS/ Mario Anzuoni   That’s right, Sun City Texas lays claim to Mathew McConaughey, Best Actor winner in last night’s Academy Awards gala.  Most people know that Mathew was born in Uvalde, TX before eventually moving to Austin.  But his mother Kay, lives right here in beautiful Sun City Texas.  That makes Mathew a local hometown boy.   If you are looking for world class amenities in a 55+ active adult community, Sun City Texas in Georgetown, TX is the place for you.  You may even end up with world class actors like Mathew as your neighbors.  Call Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty 512-966-3200, to help introduce you to this wonderful community.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Not All New Technology Is An Improvement I had reason to visit one of our local hospitals the other day and noticed this equipment.    Seems they tried to adopt the airline model for checking in patients with a kiosk.  I’m sure the vendor who sold them the equipment and software promised faster, lower cost, discrete, speedier service with a better user experience. Only trouble is, the reality of the situation didn’t match the hype.    If you want real, first hand, 5 star service when searching for a home in Sun City Texas, call Rugg Realty 512-966-3200.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Why Aren’t FSBOs Getting More Attention On Active Rain?   Considering the breadth and depth of topics here on Active Rain, I’m surprised not to see more attention paid to the topic of “Unrepresented Sellers”, commonly referred to as FSBOs.   We have seen a jump in seller’s thinking they can handle the sale themselves.  I’m certain the strong market has a lot to do with it and it LOOKS easy. Sign in the front yard, multiple offers to choose from, and pocket big loot.   But, seldom does it work out that way. The reality is that properly marketing a home, navigating the legal requirements, follow the rules of engagement for inspections , option period and contingencies, is all hard work.   The biggest mistake is see homeowners make is over valuing their own home to the point of guaranteein...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Doofuss Agent Update    About a month ago I shared my experience with a particular agent in a post titled, “Is it unethical to refer to an agent as a Doofuss?” see Active Rain http://actvra.in/4cbN.  I thought you would be interested to learn the update about this Doofuss agent. The home he was listing is an estate situation with owners deceased. He had the listing for 115 days and it expired at the end of January. They had four offers and couldn’t make any of them work.  More to the point, it is now listed as a FSBO. I can only imagine how disappointed the seller must be with an inept Doofuss as a listing agent, now believing selling it themselves is the best option.   I have already called to see if I can be of assistance, but so far no contact.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
  Rock & Roll Market Comes Back To Reality   This may not seem like a major story line, but Sun City Texas has this morning reduced the prices of their inventory homes to get them sold.  Not exactly an earth shattering move, but put it in perspective.  Last year at this time, new homes prices were being raised weekly, and the lot premiums were being pushed into the stratosphere.     It is far too early to tell the longer-range implication of this move if any, so stay tuned.  If you are interested in the Sun City Texas hew home and re-sale home market stay in close touch with Rugg Realty and we will provide you the latest information so you can make an educated decision. Call Brian Rugg 512-966-3200, or Brian@RuggRealty.com
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
  Year-end Financial News Just Released by Sun City Texas   I know financial reports can seem pretty boring. On the other hand, the financial health of a Home Owners Association is critical in its long range sustainability.  That said I’ll try to give you the highlights for the financial news just released by the board of directors here in Sun City Texas: ·         The Sun City Texas HOA ended the year with a $225K surplus before accruals. ·         New Home Sales for the year were up 14% to a total of 285 units sold, 35 more than the budgeted amount of 250. ·         Golf for 2013 turned in surplus of $43K against a budged loss of $100k.  The surplus is earmarked for future Golf projects. ·          Final approval of the budget and year-end financials will occur at the March 6, 2014 bo...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Happiness Is Not a Math Equation In a featured post this morning from Jeff Fritzson titled, “Helping Your Buyer Prioritize Their Criteria“ he introduced an empirical tool to help buyer prioritize their want to have list in buying a house.  As a professional marketer, I used Con-Joint analysis to help customers decide what they really wanted, and what were they willing to pay for. I’m on board with using the numbers to tell the story, in most instances.   However, buying a home, the place where we are going to live, is still 90% an emotional decision.  We choose the house where we feel good, not necessarily, where the spreadsheet tells us where the best deal may be.  Buyers may begin their search with the most analytical approach possible, and many do.  After they have had a chance to se...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City TX 13 Month rolling total $/Sq Ft Jan. 2014 Authored & Published by Rugg Realty LLC   Call Brian Rugg 512-966-3200 for more detailds
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Text version Sun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales Summary January, 2014 Results    See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com      January-14 January-13   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $165,000 $135,000 22.2% High $760,000 $382,500 98.7% Average $275,335 $219,766 25.3% Median $257,000 $192,000 33.9% Units Sold 24 31 -22.6%  Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS February 7, 2014     Month of January 2014 – Happy New Year! Sales are off to a mixed beginning this year with some interesting developments.  Prices continue to move up in all price ranges.  Average prices have jumped from the $220k range all the way to the $275 range, a 25.3% increase over prior year.  Median prices also took a big jump, up 34% vs. one year ago. The biggest movement is the ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
New Rugg Realty Web-Site For Sun City Texas, One Year In The Making   I am pleased (and relived) to announce that Rugg Realty LLC has a new web site that showcases our exclusive market of Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX.  We did not set out to take a year to do this, but as they “Stuff Happens”.  We are a smaller boutique type brokerage, but with big reach in our laser focused market area of Sun City Texas.  More to the point, we had to go through multiple different web designers, SEO experts, and IDX providers before we found ones who could actually deliver what we wanted and knew we needed.   This process has reminded me that a web site is never really finished, but more of a perpetual work in progress.  So, off I go to tweak something important and write a blog to be posted ...
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By Come Home ATX, Realtors
(Come Home ATX)
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Is it unethical to refer to an agent as a Doofuss? I was working with out of town buyers this weekend and recommended they see a particular home that was not on their must see list.  Based on my description they agreed to see, so I went about  arranging  the showing. I happen to know the listing agent and had past dealing with him on another property. I mentioned to my client to be prepared of an agent who was a Doofuss.  They were intrigued with my description and couldn’t wait to meet the gentleman. The listing agent for this property does not live in Sun City and has made it clear in past meetings he thinks it’s a lousy place to live. (Doofuss 1).  He has also arranged it so the home can only be shown with him present and no lock box, or key is available elsewhere (Doofuss 2).  The l...
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