Georgetown, TX Real Estate News

By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
Fountainwood Estates is located approximately 6.5 miles west of Interstate 35 in Georgetown Texas.78628.  It lies just east of Jim Hogg Park rd and south of Williams drive close to Lake Georgetown.  The subdivision was developed from 1992-2000 with most of the homes built by local builders Bobby Fredrickson, Jimmy Jacobs and Don Parker.  The lots are all a minimum of 1 acre, and are served by Chisolm Trail water district and Pedernales Electric Co Op.  All homes are on septic systems.  The lots are mostly treed with a blend of live oaks, cedar elm and juniper (referred to as cedar trees locally). The homes are predominately one story ranch style with 3/4 masonry exteriors (brick or local white limestone) ranging from 1800 to 2800 sq ft with the average being 2300 sq ft.  Most have 2 car...
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By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
I wonder if this house in historic Georgetown Texas was under a pest control program?  Proof positive I guess that yes in Texas everything is BIGGER including the bugs!
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Search for homes in Berry Creek Georgetown Watch a Berry Creek Georgetown video
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By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
Yes, here in Central Texas we are all happy with the rain, whether it comes naturally from the sky or through the Active Rain network.  This week alone the level at Lake Georgetown has risen 16 feet.  Watering restrictions have been lifted in most of the communities that draw water from the lake.  So what is a Realtor to do on a rainy Monday?  Well, I've spent my day reading and learning from the resources available to us all the Active Rain network.  Soon I even hope to be able to rework my blog and use some of the custom features.  Meanwhile here's a picture of our beautiful Lake Georgetown filling up as I write.
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Search for homes in Woods of Fountainwood Georgetown Watch a Woods of Fountainwood Georgetown video
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Search for homes in Cimarron Hills Georgetown Watch a Cimarron Hills Georgetown video
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Search for homes in Gabriels Overlook Georgetown Watch a Gabriels Overlook Georgetown video
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Search for homes in The Enclave Georgetown Watch The Enclave Georgetown video
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Search for homes in Churchill Farms Georgetown Watch a Churchill Farms Georgetown video
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By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
Remember the song Janice Joplin sang 'Mercedes Benz'?  This weekend in Georgetown Texas I was singing a version of that "O Lord, won't you buy me a CORVETTE?" kept coming into my brain as I walked the historic square and checked out all the beautiful Corvettes that participated in the Corvette Weekend. And then there was my favorite.. the one that got me singing. If only I could hop inside pop the clutch, burn those skinny tires and transport myself back to Leo's Drive In circa 1965.   'Oh Lord won't ya buy me a STINGRAY!"
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Search homes in Woodland Park Georgetown Watch a Woodland Park Georgetown video.
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Search for homes in Georgetown San Gabriel Park Watch a Georgetown San Gabriel Park video
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Search for homes in Estrella Georgetown Watch a Estrella Georgetown video
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By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
No really, Go To Jail. NO REALLY, YOU NEED TO GO TO JAIL!   Specifically the Old Williamson County Jail, and experience NIGHTMARE AT JAIL HILL a benefit put on by the Williamson County Sheriff's department Brown Santa charity.  Tour the `1880's jail that once housed such famous criminals as serial killer Henry Lee Lucas,hear chilling stories of past residents and the famous sheriff's that put them there.  Tours will begin Oct 23 and 24 from 6-11pm at the jailhouse on the corner of 4th and Main in downtown Georgetown Texas. Tickets are $8 adults and $5 kids 9-12.  Lawbreakers are admitted free however release can be problematic.
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Search homes in Georgetown Village Watch a Georgetown Village video link.
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Search for homes in Heritage Oaks Georgetown. Watch a video for Heritage Oaks Georgetown  
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By Mike Sparks, Galveston Island Real Estate
(The House Company Galveston Texas)
A beautiful fall day here in Georgetown had both Wiley the RealDog and I needing to get out.  What better place to explore than the Georgetown Texas Bark Park.  WOOF!!! This park is big! covering several acres of a pecan grove there is plenty of room to let Wiley run and chase those pesky squirrels.  There is also an area designated for small dogs if you don't want little Fifi intimidated by the big dogs. The amenities include benches for owners to tired to play anymore, plenty of tennis balls and half eaten dog toys, water stations and tubs to splash in, and of course fireplugs. SIT! WILEY, SIT!  because if you don't you are going to find out what the Time Out Area is all about. Well a good time was had by all....We'll be back often, not only is a great place to exercise your pet, but ...
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By Romeo Manzanilla
(Realty Austin)
With the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit deadline quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service recently reminded potential home buyers they must complete their first-time home purchases before Dec. 1, 2009 to qualify for the special first-time home buyer credit. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act extended the tax credit, which has provided a tax benefit to more than 1.4 million taxpayers so far.  The credit of up to $8,000 is generally available to home buyers with qualifying income levels who have never owned a home or have not owned one in the past three years.  The IRS encouraged all eligible homebuyers to take advantage of the first-time home buyer credit but at the same time cautioned taxpayers to avoid schemes that help ineligible people file false claims for the cre...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Over the past 15 months or so, my family and I have been helping to start a new church in Georgetown, Texas.  I am happy to announce that we are having our "official" grand opening for Christ Presbyterian Church this Sunday, October 11th.  We recently started meeting at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce building, which is essentially brand-new.  It's located at 100 Stadium Drive, along Austin Avenue, just north of Williams Drive.  It's right across from the Georgetown Rec Center. We would love to have you join us sometime - we are a very friendly bunch!  Currently, we have a regular attendance of just over 50 people (about 20 families).  If you are curious about what we believe, or you want to learn a bit more about us, check out our website at http://cpcgeorgetown.org.  Our Sunday mor...
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