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)
 Rugg Realty MGA Club Championship UnderwayIn Sun City Texas   Early morning Tees times are the best!Rugg Realty 512-818-6700
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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 Real Estate Report August, 2016 Provided by Rugg RealtyText VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryAugust 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   August-16 August-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $185,900 $174,500 6.5% High $455,000 $529,000 -14.0% Average $284,108 $275,010 3.3% Median $262,500 $249,000 5.4% Units Sold 49 44 11.4%           Aug YTD 16 Aug YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $165,000 1.5% High $855,000 $529,000 61.6% Average $282,258 $275,986 2.3% Median $264,900 $265,000 0.0% Units Sold 299 305 -2.0% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS September 11, 2016 Month of August 2016 – The exuberance the recent market has lacked returned in August. Unit volu...
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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)
 Rugg Realty Sun City Golf Cub Championship Begins Tomorrow 9/12/16 Local real estate company, Rugg Realty LLC, is the named sponsor for the Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship in 2016. This is a 3 day tournament played on all 3 Sun City Texas courses over an entire week followed by a banquet on Saturday 9/17/16 to announce winners.  160 golfers will compete in multiple flights for prizes and "bragging rights" as the 2016 Club Champion.Stay tuned for more details.
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Georgetown Texas - HUD owned fixer-upper built in 2001 being sold As-Is. Located in Georgian Place subdivision. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 1,758 square feet, on a 0.168acre lot. Comparable properties can sell as high as $190,000 in this subdivision. Feeds into very highly demanded Georgetown ISD schools. Buyer must verify all information and features. Tile floors, kitchen island, bay windows, crown molding, walk-in closets, garden tub, separate shower, ceiling fans, and a large patio in the spacious fenced backyard. Great property with tons of potential only minutes away from the Southwestern University. Georgian Place is a quiet suburb in Georgetown just east of I35. Homes here were built around the year 2000. Open floor plans, roomy kitchens, and large backyards are typi...
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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)
The Home and Garden TV Effect  Like it or not, TV shows can shape expectations and emotions. Having conducted an unscientific survey recently at social gathering, it seems even people who "don't watch HGTV" still recognize favorite shows and hosts. One plus for us, who list, sell, rent and represent buyers, is HGTV's emphasis on always using a real estate agent to advise and shepard transactions to positive conclusion.In a typical format an agent works with a single or couple. Agents and clients are realistic and normal in appearance. Buyers and sellers are all racial, ethnic, family and couple combinations, with budgets ranging from 1K to > 1M.  Agents are always professional as they guide clients to understand trade offs between desires and budgets.  When your client say "we'll just k...
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
   Georgetown Texas - Huge 0.31-Acre Lot 1-Story HUD owned fixer-upper single family home built in 2006 by Lennar. Located in Meadows of Georgetown subdivision being sold As-Is by HUD. Comparable properties can sell as high as $195,000 in this subdivision. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 1,442 square feet, on a huge private level 0.31-acre lot. Feeds into very highly demanded Georgetown ISD schools. Buyer must verify all information and features.   Meadows of Georgetown is an established suburban community located near Toll 130 in East Georgetown. Homeowners here love their neighborhood’s location close to the new toll road and downtown Georgetown eateries and shopping. The homes in Meadows of Georgetown feature classic suburban designs with spacious backyards. If you’re looking ...
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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)
Elections- "They all vote!" in a 55+ Community I know, it's best practice to avoid talking about politics and religion.  I don't share my personal views, however it's useful to understand the 55+ demographic is a high turnout population.  When we're helping clients seeking the best retirement location for their needs it can be challenging during a major election season. Sun City, TX has dozens of chartered clubs and interest groups.  Two political interest groups are active with the forthcoming presidential election November 8.  Both Sun City Democrats and Republican Club of Sun City.   Meetings are accessible by golf cart, on foot or by car at one of the amenity centers, or  in the main ballroom.  Both support local, state and federal candidates on the ballot, and cooperate with Willia...
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
  Georgetown Texas - Jimmy Jacobs Custom built in 2008. Greenbelt lot. Luxury featured 1 story with 3 bedrooms plus a small study. 2 full baths. 2 car garage. 1,960 square feet. Hardwood floors. 0.155-acre lot size (61' by 112'). Granite counters. Fireplace. 8-foot doors. Over-sized walk-thru utility room. Walk-in pantry. Jenn-Air appliances. Plantation shutters throughout. Recently installed carpet in all bedrooms. Quiet street. 10-foot ceilings. Covered patio. 4 sides stone. Sprinkler system. Security System. Master bedroom with double vanity, separate shower, granite counters, jetted garden tub,  and huge walk-in closet. Natural gas neighborhood. Low HOA fees and tax rate. State-of-the-art amenities center, 24-hour fitness club, grand ballroom, hobby/game room, library, and wrap-aro...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
 Rental properties offer the rare opportunity to generate extra cash in post-work life. Indeed, a well-located unit can produce an extra $200 to $1,000 per month after expenses.Another big plus of income-producing properties is that the IRS lets you depreciate the building portion of your property (minus the land) over 27.5 years, which means much of your cash flow will be tax-deferred. Including real property into your retirment plan along with your other investments is a wise strategy. Contact me at: alan@alaninaustin.com to find out more on investing in real estate for retirement.  
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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)
What Does Zillow & Others Say About Their Own AVM Products?The July 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR magazine has an article about Automated Valuation Models or AVMs for short.  The article included a graphic ( included below) with quotes from several of the noteworthy companies about lack of reliability in their own valuations. I don't think the article goes far enough to really explain the problem, at least in Texas.  Texas is a nondisclosure state. This simply means  that the sale price of a residential property is not disclosed to anyone, other than the parties to the transaction and included in the MLS.  It's not shared with Zillow, the County Tax Assessor, For Sale By Owner dot com, or any other entity other than licensed REALTORS who belong to the local MLS.What this means is these AV...
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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)
Georgetown, TX is Growing by Word of Mouth As the fastest growing city of it's size, Georgetown, in central Texas, is convenient to Austin for employment, entertainment, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Browse the user friendly website Georgetown, TX and you'll see why the city claims “the most beautiful town square in Texas.”Friday night concerts on the town square are free and fun for all ages. Warm summer evenings are ideal for strolling the town square shops, stopping for refreshment, or enjoying a picnic and glass of wine on the courthouse lawn.The city has beautiful parks and open spaces. City services and local government are managing growth well. New home developments for families are bringing more grocery stores, restauants and shops to choose from. One component of ...
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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)
Rugg Realty To Sponsor Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship Sept. 2016Just AnnouncedRugg Realty has agreed to become the named sponsor for the Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship, September, 12, 14, & 16 2016. We are thrilled to become a part of this event and want to thank Sun City Texas and all residents for help make Rugg Realty the fastest growing real estate broker in town for the past 6 years.The Rugg Realty, Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship is a 3 day tournament followed by a banquet for all players.  Come join us for fun, golf, & camaraderie.For more information contact 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)
Latest Cost Per Sq.Ft. Results for Sun City Texas June 2016 The chart above presents the latest cost per square foot of homes sold in Sun City Texas and recordes over a 13 month historic running total.  Provided by Rugg Realty.
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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)
June 2016 Sun City Texas Real Estate Report From Rugg Realty Text VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryJune 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   June-16 June-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $175,000 $165,000 6.1% High $468,000 $515,000 -9.1% Average $271,210 $277,845 -2.4% Median $255,000 $257,500 -1.0% Units Sold 43 49 -12.2%           June YTD 16 June YTD 15   Summary Sales Price Sales Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $165,000 1.5% High $855,000 $515,000 66.0% Average $283,724 $278,833 1.8% Median $264,900 $269,975 -1.9% Units Sold 212 210 1.0% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS July 3, 2016  Month of June 2016 –  Unit volume of 43 was 12% lower than the 49 units posted one year ago.  Average sales...
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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 Softball and Tennis in Full SwingInterest clubs abound in Georgetown’s Sun City.  In spite of the hot summer days enthusiasts adapt to the weather, and schedules favor morning and evening start times. As a softball playing friend sensibly observed, “a bunch of 70 year old guys and gals don’t want to play later than noon in summer.”  So they don’t.  Five summer teams and eight Fall-Spring Senior co-ed teams play scheduled leagues at Del Webb field.  They vie with each other, and outside teams from the Georgetown area, for the love of the game and staying active.  Friends and family cheer from the bleachers under sprawling old oak trees on Monday and Thursday mornings through July 28 during games.  The traveling team, the Sun City Warriors, is self supporting and attracts t...
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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 a Sun City, TX Home Right For You or Your Buyers?Let's look at a few helpful questions, then some floor plan examples. Is a 55+ Active Adult community appealing, where most residents are retired? Are beautifully maintained common areas, lots of natural areas, fitness facilities, wandering wildlife and golf courses important? Do you like to take care of your own yard, or prefer Lock & leave homes, with maintained yards? What are you looking for size wise, and price range? Do you prefer a new or resale home? (Rugg Realty represents buyers choosing new or resale.) Did you know Texas has no state income tax, plus breaks on property taxes for 65+ and veterans.  Most homes listed in Sun City, TX MLS include a floor plan name, which can be confusing. Rugg Realty has simplified searching by ...
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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)
Are There Golf Course Homes In Sun City TX in Georgetown Under $400K?The good news is yes, you can find find a nice selection of golf course homes in Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX under $400,000.  Right now there are six homes for sale that back up to one of our three golf courses with the least expensive beginning at  just $260K.  Who knew golf course living could be so affordable. If you would like to know more about these properties, or arrange a showing, Call Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty at 512-818-6700 or email brian@RuggRealty.comWant to know more, just call Brian Rugg 512-818-6700   
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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)
 Golfers-- Y'All Come.Choose from Three Courses In Sun City TexasLet's get right to the point.  If you love golf you will be in in heaven, in Sun City, TX.  You'll find three beautiful courses outlined below, for residents and guests in our mostly retired 55+ active adult community.  You can play 5 days a week, or more. Each course is maintained, with each providing a different challenge. Starting soon the two oldest courses, Legacy Hills and White Wing, are being upgraded hole by hole, thanks to a $1,000,000 grant from the developer.Ask a table full of golfers to name their favorite course; you'll get 3 different answers- Legacy Hills, White Wing, and still others like Cowan Creek best.  Here's a little about each, though to really decide you'll have to come play a round.Legacy Hills, ...
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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)
Cowan Creek Amenity Center Expanding to Meet Sun City, TX Growth   Sun City TX, in the heart of Texas hill country has many excellent facilities to help residents get and stay in shape. Two full amenity centers, 3 golf courses, a ball diamond, miles of trails and wide paved sidewalks, lighted tennis courts, pickle ball and more I’ve probably forgotten to mention. Work out facilities are among the most used.    The second Amenity Center, Cowan Creek, is not large enough to accomodate the baby boomers moving to Georgetown, TX, so is undergoing expansion of the fitness equipment area.  Residents have full use of pools at both Texas Drive Fitness Center and Cowan Creek during expansion- five swimming pools and three hot tubs in all along with a spacious area of equipment. Perfect timing for...
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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 Rays Back Cover June 2016 "I Want You, To Sell Your Home With Rugg Realty" Listen to Your Uncle! Call Rugg Realty to Sell Your Sun City Texas Home!512-818-6700Brian@RuggRealty.com 
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