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)
      It’s been Awhile Since I’ve Been Featured On Active Rain, That's OK.       I write Localism posts about Sun City Texas almost exclusively.  My posts cover a entire range of topics from photographs from my friend & neighbor John Johnson, to hard core market reports that keep buyers and sellers aware of the trends.       Most of my posts would be plain boring for the general population of Active Rain participants. I get that. However, my audience of Sun City Texas buyers and sellers are delighted they can learn so much about our community by simply reading my blog. I get that too.       So, while it is always fun to be featured, I’m satisfied my customers and clients are getting what they need.         If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to l...
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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)
    On the market for 6 years and no sale.       We have a home in Sun City Texas that has been on the market for six years.  It first came on the market in February of 2007. The Listing has expired and been withdrawn more than a dozen times. There have been more than 10 real estate agents who have tried their hand at getting it sold, but so far no luck.   The home has recently been relisted by an out of area agent.  Seems the owner is feed up with so called local agents who don’t know how to sell.  I have tried to figure out the reason this has been on the market so long, after all, there is a buyer for every home.  The one factor I come back to is the homeowner is there for every showing.  Go figure.   I would love to be the broker who finally sells this property and I am hopeful to f...
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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)
    Del Webb Sun City Texas in Georgetown Greenbelt Lots for under $180k       Want to live in Sun City Texas, and have a greenbelt lot, but worried you couldn’t afford it?  Check out these five properties that offer greenbelt lot living with high affordability.       Want to know more? Call Rugg Realty LLC 512-966-3200 or Brian@RuggRealty.com   If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of the Del Webb masterpiece called Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call.  Rugg Realty specializes in Sun City Texas real estate helping buyers purchase a new home directly from Del Webb and re-sale homes from private owners.  We act as you buyer agent making certain you are properly r...
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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 Reports & Homes Sales Summary, January 2013 -   See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com     January-13 January-12   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year High $382,500 $275,000 39.1% Low $135,000 $110,000 22.7% Average $219,937 $177,127 24.2% Median $192,000 $169,000 13.6% Units Sold 31 15 106.7%  Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS February 3, 2013 Month of January 2013 –Today is Super Bowl Sunday, but the real Super Bowl is right here in Sun City Texas real estate performance. Unit sales more than doubled from one year ago and predictably, prices are up across the board. High-end homes led the way with a 39% price increase and entry-level homes also increased by 23% over prior year.  This resulted in Average selling prices to jump 24%...
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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)
    NFL Super Bowl No Match For Sun City Texas Sales Super Bowl 2/3/13         January-13 January-12   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year High $382,500 $275,000 39.1% Low $135,000 $110,000 22.7% Average $219,937 $177,127 24.2% Median $192,000 $169,000 13.6% Units Sold 31 15 106.7%    Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS February 3, 2013     Month of January 2013 –Today is Super Bowl Sunday, but the real Super Bowl is right here in Sun City Texas real estate performance. Unit sales more than doubled from one year ago and predictably, prices are up across the board. High-end home lead the way with a 39% price increase and entry-level homes also increased by 23% over prior year.  This resulted in Average selling prices to jump 24% and Median selling prices to increase more than ...
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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)
    Del Webb Sun City TX Announces Price Increase in Just 30 Days 2/1/13   A sure fire sign of market strength is when builders have confidence to raise their prices in Just 30 days from their last increase.  This is exactly what has happened here in Del Webb’s Sun City Texas.  The New Year was greeted with a new priced list dated January 1, 2013, and just yesterday, the Del Webb has announced another price increase on February 1, 2013.  Prices are up $1000 across the board and incentives have been reduced.     If you are in a position to take action, now is the time to make that purchase you have been waiting for.  Prices will only go higher and the builder has demonstrated they intend to recapture their position over the past 4 years of heavy discounting. Call Rugg Realty to see new h...
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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 Had 93% Increase in January Sales Over Last Year   Preliminary results show 29 homes sales during the month of January  in Sun City Texas compared to just 15 sales one year ago. That's a 93% increase.   Full details will be available in the Sun City Texas Real Estate Report to be released soon.     If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of the Del Webb masterpiece called Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call.  Rugg Realty specializes in Sun City Texas real estate helping buyers purchase a new home directly from Del Webb and re-sale homes from private owners.  We act as you buyer agent making certain you are properly represented and the seller pay...
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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 Nature and Walking Trails Are Very Popular With Owners   Sun City Texas has a terrific number of amenities that draw people to this community from all of the country.  Some of the most popular amenities are all the Nature and Walking Trails that have been developed within the community itself. By their very nature, these trails are off the beaten path and may not be readily noticed by the first time observer.   I have attached a map that identifies these trails and also helps callout the highlights one might expect to see along the way.  These trails are just another example of why people look to Sun City Texas as a great place to be during their active retirement years.   If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about...
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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 Sun City TX Photos To Be Posted Soon   My good friend John Johnson is an avid photographer and  a member of the Sun City Texas photography club.  We were at brunch together this weekend and got on the subject of my website, www.SunCityTexasHomesForSaleOnline.com  and how I like post photos of Sun City TX from local shutter-bugs.  John jumped at the chance to have some of his photos featured on the Rugg Realty LLC website.   I always like to keep my Active Rain colleagues and readers abreast of these kinds of development, so here is a sneak peek at some of John’s work.     Pretty nice aren’t they. All photos were taken on site in Sun City Texas.  If you would like to see these first hand, make plans to visit and see these sites for yourself.     If you are considering an Active A...
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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)
      Del Webb Sun City Texas Golf Course Home Inventory January 15, 2013   Have you always dreamed of owning a home on a golf course?  Click on the link below to view all eleven golf course homes available in Del Webb’s Sun City Texas priced from $174.9K to $795K.   Golf Course Homes Sun City Texas 1/15/2013     If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of the Del Webb masterpiece called Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call.  Rugg Realty specializes in Sun City Texas real estate helping buyers purchase a new home directly from Del Webb and re-sale homes from private owners.  We act as you buyer agent making certain you are properly represented and the seller pays ou...
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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)
    I just submitted my first full price offer of 2013 in Sun City Texas       The real estate market in Sun City Texas is hot right now, and I don’t see it cooling off any time soon.  The buyers I work with are savvy people and all of them read the Sun City Texas Real Estate Report, which I author and publish.  Those who read this report know the market is hot and respond knowledgably when making their offers.   My client yesterday have their home sold and were ready, willing, and able to buy yesterday.  After seeing 12 homes, and two of them twice, they were prepared to make an offer.  After a brief discussion they decide to go with a full price offer to give them the greatest assurance that particular home would be theirs.  I know this is not unheard of, but I made only one full pric...
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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)
    Free Market Analysis in Del Webb’s Sun City Texas Jan 2013.       Today’s’ blog post offering a Free Market Analysis in Del Webb’s Sun City Texas is inspired by a blog post from my friend Barbara Todaro titled Making Your Phone Ring With Listing Calls....A Challenge Today.  Barbara is the best I know at out-bound marketing and make the phone ring for team.  If I did half of the things Barbara does, I would have more business than I could handle.     So, If you own a home in Del Webb’s sun city Texas and you would like to find out what your homes is worth in today’s active market, give me a call for a Free, No Obligation Market Analysis.  Brian Rugg, Rugg Realty LLC, 512-966-3200, or Brian@RuggRealty.com      If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and wan...
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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)
Del Webb Sun City TX New Lot Releases & Price List Increase Jan 2013   Are you interested in make a purchase of a new home from Del Webb in Sun City Texas?  Check out the new price list and lot release scheduled for Wednesday January 9th release.    You can’t get fresher information about these new Del Webb releases than from Rugg Realty LLC.  We are Sun City’s fastest growing real estate brokerage serving buyers of both new Del Webb homes and all re-sales properties.   If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of the Del Webb masterpiece called Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call.  Rugg Realty specializes in Sun City Texas real estate helping buyers purchase a new ...
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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)
 Del Webb Sun City Texas Average & Median Selling Prices 1997-2012     Occasionally my clients want to know how today’s pricing in Sun City Texas compares to how things used to be.   Buyers in Sun City Texas are seldom focused on re-sales value of the home they are about to purchase, because they plan to live here a long time and only leave when forced to do so.  At that point, they have other concerns on their mind besides their home’s re-sale value.  On the other hand,  buyer here have lots of life experience and realize that sometimes plans change, so Sun City Texas re-sale pricing is a consideration.         The chart above helps put today’s Sun City Texas pricing into perspective from a historical basis.  2012 prices are nearing the peak of 2007 and with the current demand, should ...
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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 December, 2012 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com     December-12 December-11   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year High $625,000 $345,000 81.2% Low $145,000 $135,000 7.4% Average $246,183 $204,222 20.5% Median $221,625 $185,000 19.8% Units Sold 34 23 47.8%           Dec YTD 12 Dec YTD 11   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year High $625,000 $750,000 -16.7% Low $110,000 $122,000 -9.8% Average $213,174 $206,319 3.3% Median $193,500 $187,500 3.2% Units Sold 401 299 34.1%   Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS January 4, 2013    Month of December 2012 –Volume of units sold continues to roll along with 34 properties closed in Dec. a 48% increase over last year.  Prices are up across ...
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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 Has Spectacular Sunsets All Year Long Jan 2013      It seems like I post lots of photos of sunsets from Sun City Texas.  Well, I guess I just can’t help it.  We have dramatic sunsets every few days and I just so happen to have a west facing exposure on the back of my home that let me monitor them nightly.  When a great one occurs, I capture it to share with my blog friends.     Reflection in the window   If you haven’t yet considered Sun City, Texas for the next chapter of your life you should plan to come here and see for yourself how great Sun City Texas can be.     If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of the Del Webb masterpiece called Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Br...
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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 December 2012 Real Estate Market Report (prelim)     Happy New Year to all!       It’s really too early to do a proper market report because we want to be sure to capture all sales that may not have been recorded yet due to the Holiday.  However, we already know enough to make a preliminary report of the basics:   ·        December 2012 number of re-sales = 33 homes sold   ·        December 2011 number of re-sales = 23 homes sold   ·        That’s a 43% increase year over year.   Current inventory is at a record low of just 79 homes for sale and 10 of those are “Active Contingent” making the functional inventory just 69 homes available.   This market is Hot right now and if you have been waiting for the market to improve to sell your home, the time is NOW! Remember, “...
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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)
    Happy New Year 2013 From Sun City Texas   I would like to share my own sentiments as others have ready done and wish everyone a Happy New Year 2013.  2012 has been a great year for business, but has held challenges with an ailing mother-in-law that still has my wife occupied on this festive night.  I genuinely wish all of you a happy, and healthy 2013.    
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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)
    Del Webb's Sun City Texas Sun Rays Magazine Now Available Online   For the first time ever, the January 1st 2013 Sun Rays magazine is available online and will be going forward.  The Sun Rays is the official publication of Del Webb’s Sun City Texas and widely read (99%) by residents and potential future residents. It is also a great source of information about upcoming activities, resource guide, and phone numbers.  To see this online click on the link below:   http://www.sctx.org/sunrays/SunRays-2013-January/index.html#/1/   Rugg Realty LLC has advertised in the Sun Rays magazine since we first opened in Sun City Texas.  Print advertising has notoriously poor return in investment, but in this case, it’s worth it.  Being a resident in Sun City Texas and working exclusively in this c...
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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)
  We Were Broken Into Over Christmas - Once Again     Not sure when it happened, but someone broke into our home and altered all my pants by taking them in about two inches. I'm not certain who would do such a thing, but it is the only possible explanation on why my trousers don't fit like they did pre-Christmas Holiday. We called the police and they said we would have to weight in line as many others had the same complaint. The same thing happened last year so this must be a cereal propblem of some kind.   Hope you didn't suffer this indignity this holiday season.   If you are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, Texas, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call. Rugg Realty specializes ...
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