Lakeway, TX Real Estate News

By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
Scott Felder Homes has 35 lots in the East Rim section of Rough Hollow.  These homes range from 2,272 to 3,673 sqft. There are two inventory homes that will be available in the Spring in the low $500's with views. For more information on Lakeway Area Real Estate Contact-Kristee Leonard 512-695-5144. www.roughhollowlakeway.com Lakeway Homes Lake Travis Homes
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
Standard Pacific Currently has 7 inventory homes in Cypress Ridge in Rough Hollow.  The floor plans range from 2,245 sqft to 3,172 sqft from $339,900 to $419,900. 1. The Fairchild-2,245 sqft, 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2.5 car garage,large outdoor living, available Dec./Jan 2011, $417,484 2. The Barnsley-2,970 sqft, 1.5 story, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage, large family room, great kitchen, study, upstairs bonus room, available Dec. 2010, $458,775 3. The Apperly-2,490 sqft, 1 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage, open floor plan, large family room, outdoor living, available March 2011, $436,688 4. The Chatsworth- 2,979 sqft, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, family room, game room, study, available March 2011, $433,414 5. The Llandow- 2,953 sqft, 1 story, 4 bedr...
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
Semi-custom home builders: Scott Felder Homes: 2,722 - 3,673 square feet, from the $399's Grand Haven Homes:1,863 - 3,881 square feet, from the $280's Standard Pacific Homes: 2,245 - 3,172 square feet, from the $330's Coventry Homes: 2,174 - 4,121 square feet, from the $380's Located amid the scenic terrain of the Texas Hill Country, the 1,787-acre Rough Hollow community is comprised of eight distinct neighborhoods - The Bluffs, The Enclave, Yacht Club Villas, Water's Edge, East Rim, The Woodlands, The Overlook and now Cypress Ridge. There is literally something for everyone, whether growing families or empty nesters, from Rough Hollow's award-winning semi-custom home builders with offerings starting from the $280's. www.roughhollowlakeway.com For more information on Rough Hollow real e...
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
While most communities would be content, if not thrilled, to offer residents access to a private Yacht Club & Marina as a hallmark amenity, the developers of Rough Hollow are already busy at work on a second community amenity (planned for 2011) that would put many destination resorts to shame. Rough Hollow is pleased to introduce Highland Village, a water-themed Village Center where residents will gather to socialize, dine, play and relax. The first phase of Highland Village, estimated at $3.8 million, will begin next spring. The concept for Highland Village is to create the atmosphere of a small town with a town square feel that plays upon the historical references to the region, including the location of a stagecoach trail that ran through the rugged and steep topography of the wester...
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
The Lake South area of Austin, Texas is one of my favorite areas to sell real estate.  I have been a resident for over 14 years and currently live in Lakeway.  The Lakeway Regional Medical Center is going to be great for home values in this area.  Right now is a great time to buy with interest rates low and while buyers still have a competitive advantage. Phase one of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center will have a significant economic impact. The construction phase is bringing more than 2,400 jobs and $450 million into the Lakeway community. Once open, the Center will support more than 1,800 permanent jobs and bring more than $300 million into the area each year. Click Here for the Lake Regional Medical Center Article Search Austin Area Homes Lake Travis Homes Lakeway Homes For all of ...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
LAKE TRAVIS (South) TX OCTOBER 2010 HOUSING MARKET REPORT In OCTOBER 2010, there were 61 homes sold in the south Lake Travis TX area.  This includes single-family homes and townhomes.  Because Lake Travis is so massive, the Austin MLS has broken the surrounding land into four areas - LS, LN, CLS & RN.  This report is for LS - which is Lake South and includes: Lake Pointe, The Uplands, Spanish Oaks, Homestead, Belvedere, Falconhead and Falconhead West, Flintrock Falls, Apache Shores, Rough Hollow, Spicewood, Briarcliff, Lakeway, Hudson Bend and all the areas in between. January 2010 =  33 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldFebruary 2010 = 40 Lak Travis TX (south) homes soldMarch 2010 = 62 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldApril 2010 = 80 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldMay 2010 = 83 Lake T...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
The City of Lakeway TX, just West of Austin, is planning on annexing approximately 1000 acres over the next ten years.  You're thinking, "That's a lot of land!"  Yes, it is, however, much of that land is already currently under construction with most of it going to single family homes, condos and townhomes. Here's a map of the plan... As you can see, The City of Lakeway has decided to stay away from moving South of Highway 71 and also into an area bordering Spicewood that is more acreage and more of a "ranching culture" than what Lakeway's city perception is. Many think this is all a bad idea because it will just bring more traffic to the area and the road infrastructure is not suited for that. On the other side, growth is always good as long as there is a good plan in place. I'm all fo...
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
Mertiage Homes now has their model open at the Terrace at the Preserve in Lakeway.  13 of the lots are already under contract leaving 11 lots for sale.  Spec homes are already planned for some of the remaining lots.  Floor plans start around 1,402 square feet up to 2,797 square feet.   Exemplary Lake Travis ISD! One Story Plans: The Milano: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 living, 1 dining, 1,402 sqft., starting at $169,990. The Verona: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 living, 1 dining, 1,508 sqft., starting at $173,990. The Napoli: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1 living, 1 dining, bonus room, 1,817 sqft., starting at $185,990. The Torino: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living, 1 dining, game room, 1,839 sqft., starting at $185,990.   Two Story Plans: The Venice: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living, 1 dining, game room, 2,14...
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By Kristee Leonard, Broker, GRI, SFR - 512-695-5144
(The Leaders Realty, LLC)
Lakeway plans on annexing about 1,000 acres in the next 10 years which is planned for single and multi-family homes as well as mixed-used developments.  The Lakeway Regional Medical Center is projected to be completed in 2012 and with this new hospital comes a need for homes. Legend Communities which developed Rough Hollow and Tuscan Village owns the majority of the undeveloped land in Lakeway. The growth in residential real estate has increased the commercial real estate growth with 8 new commercial developments planned which will include hotels, restaurants, and medical complexes. Click Here For The Full Article As a resident in the Lakeway/Lake Travis area for over 14 years, I am very familiar with this area.  Contact me today for a list of homes available in this area. Lakeway Homes...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
Last night we joined friends to hand out candy in our favorite Lake Travis, Lakeway TX neighborhood.  It was amazing how many trick-or-treaters we had and how much candy exchanged hands. As most of you know, there is a number of Dentists nationwide who are buying candy back from their patients at $1 per pound and sending it overseas to our troops. Which I think is an awesome program. This year, Lake Travis Lakeway TX has a similar program in place, except the candy is being gathered at a local bank and distributed to needy families in the Lake Travis area as part of the annual Thanksgiving Holiday food distribution program.  This is a great opportunity for Lake Travis Lakeway TX parents with trick-or-treating children to teach them about about giving.  Who knows, you may even want to u...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Every year, the City of Lakeway TX holds their FREE, annual Halloween Goblin Glow at the Lakeway City Park on Hurst Creek. This year was no exception... It was a lot of fun for the kiddos. They got to trick or treat at each of the hot-air balloons, there was a booth for face painting and balloon animals, and even a little haunted area where they could reach into a box and feel what's inside. The live music was provided by a local band from Westlake High School. And Alyssa was a hit with the younger crowd. A couple of kids even had their pictures taken with her as she was Elmo!  Maybe she should have charged to have her picture taken!! Here are some pictures of the balloons all lit up in the sky... There are always fun Austin TX activities going on around the city. **Are You Packed Yet?*...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
Barbeques Galore had another amazing Cooking Experience this week.  Using a bit of Sunshine in a Bottle, Chef Kyle Jentsch presented an Italian feast completely on the grill! Course 1: Grilled Mussels in Paula's Lemon Cream Sauce Course 2: Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Prosciutto with Melon and Spinach Salad Course 3: Plank Salmon Alla Caprese with Grilled Polenta Course 4: Grilled Strawberries with Orange Balsamic Syrup & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream There was a full house and lots of laughing and conversation as we watched and learned the secrets of grilling.  As always, Chef Kyle at Barbeques Galore Lakeway TX was fabulous and out did himself with Paula's Texas Lemon and Texas Orange Liqueurs.  My favorite was the Grilled Shrimp wrapped in Prosciutto with Melon and Spinach Salad.  I would neve...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
LAKE TRAVIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT(LTISD) EARNED AN EXEMPLARY RATING FROM TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY (TEA) for 2009-2010.  The results from the latest TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests, which is the barometer for school ratings in public schools in Texas, were recently released.  Lake Travis ISD earned an EXEMPLARY RATING, which is the highest rating a public school district and their respective campuses can achieve. In order for a district to achieve an Exemplary rating, at least 90 percent of the students tested must meet the passing standard for the subjects and grades tested.  Ratings also take into account long term completion rates and dropout rates. LTISD not only exceeded state standards on the TAKS test, the completion rate for all students was 98.5 percent...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
Chef Kyle Jentsch of Barbeques Galore Lakeway TX and his assistant, Jessica, did it again last night! They prepared a fabulous three course meal completely on the grill.  I was one of 11 who surrounded them in a semi-circle, enjoying their magic and "licking my chops".  It was fun, entertaining, educational...and delicious.  The secret ingredient to this weeks wonderful Twin Liquor evening? Jack Daniel's Whiskey! Here is the menu: Jack Daniels Hot WingsJack Daniels Planked and Glazed Salmon with Grilled AsparagusCumin Scented Rice PilafJack Daniels Bread Pudding Brett Bornemann, the Market Brand Manager for Jack Daniel's Houston/South Texas, joined us and opened the Barbeques Galore Cooking Experience with fun and interesting facts about Jack Daniel's Whiskey.  I especially enjoyed the ...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
The City of Lakeway TX is holding its own in the current market.  The below sales chart are the SOLDs from just the first two months of the third quarter. As you can see, Lakeway TX has home prices that fit almost everyone's budget, from the low $200's well past the $600's... there are million dollar properties in Lakeway TX, but none that have sold this quarter yet...  Look at that blue line... YIKES! Some are well above the chart, which is not good! Here's another view of Days on Market (DOM) broken down to the properties that have sold. Now, look at the chart of the DOM for the properties currently on the market still. Many people, upon first glance of the first sales chart would think properties are selling slow and give the regular "National" mumble jumble about a slow market. The ...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
LAKE TRAVIS (South) TX AUGUST 2010 HOUSING MARKET REPORT In AUGUST 2010, there were 59 homes sold in the south Lake Travis TX area.  These included single-family homes and townhomes.  Because Lake Travis is so massive, the Austin MLS has broken the surrounding land into four areas - LS, LN, CLS & RN.  This report is for LS - which is Lake South and includes: Lake Pointe, The Uplands, Spanish Oaks, Homestead, Belvedere, Falconhead and Falconhead West, Flintrock Falls, Apache Shores, Rough Hollow, Spicewood, Briarcliff, Lakeway, Hudson Bend and all the areas in between. January 2010 =  33 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldFebruary 2010 = 40 Lak Travis TX (south) homes soldMarch 2010 = 62 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldApril 2010 = 80 Lake Travis TX (south) homes soldMay 2010 = 83 Lake Tr...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
Barbeques Galore is a new face in the Lake Travis TX area.  Unlike their sister store on Brodie Lane, the  Shops at the Galleria Lake Travis location includes a full size kitchen and indoor grill arena appropriately named, the Barbeques Galore Cooking Experience. The Barbeques Galore Cooking Experience is only available in two locations in the U.S., Austin and San Diego. They offer on-site daily cooking/grilling demonstrations, classes, parties, and dinners - with the motto: "Anything you can cook indoors, we can teach you to cook outdoors."  Last night I had the honor of joining a group for one of the unique grilling class and dining experiences offered at Barbeques Galore Austin TX. Our evening theme was "Cooking with Tequila", and we were joined by by Pepe Zevada, the owner of Z Tequ...
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
Lakeway TX Regional Medical Center Where we hope to be in 2012!
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By Victoria Wilson, REALTOR
(Realty Austin)
LAKE TRAVIS TX JULY 2010 HOUSING MARKET REPORT In July 2010, there were 86 homes sold in the south Lake Travis TX area for a total of $35,931,225.  These included single-family homes and townhomes in the Lake Travis South area.  Because Lake Travis is so massive, the Austin MLS has broken the surrounding land into four areas - LS, LN, CLS & RN.  This report is for LS - which is Lake South and includes: Lake Pointe, The Uplands, Spanish Oaks, Homestead, Belvedere, Falconhead and Falconhead West, Flintrock Falls, Apache Shores, Rough Hollow, Spicewood, Briarcliff, Lakeway, Hudson Bend and all the areas in between. January 2010 =  33 Lake Travis TX homes soldFebruary 2010 = 40 Lak Travis TX homes soldMarch 2010 = 62 Lake Travis TX homes soldApril 2010 = 80 Lake Travis TX homes soldMay 2010...
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By Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
(Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com)
Lake Travis Community Library is holding their annual Friends of the Library summer book sale this Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 8am- 1 pm.  You can get an entire bag of books for only $10! They will provide the bags, and you just fill them up and cram as many as you can inside.  I'm so sick of reading the same books over and over again to Alyssa, that I'm going to be sure to be there! Instead of being at the actual library, the event is being held at the Jack Brown Cleaners down the street at 1508 RR 620 in Lakeway. If you have any questions, contact the library directly at 512-263-2885. **Are You Packed Yet?**  Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX Austin Skylinewww.DonnaHomes.comaDonna@DonnaHomes.com Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar...
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