Liberty Hill, TX Real Estate News

By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
  Whether you enjoy a peaceful stroll on a guided nature walk, or an unforgettable horseback ride that will improve the quality of your life, you can soon look no more than Williamson County for more than 1,000 acres that will offer all of this.  Tucked away just between Leander and Liberty Hill will be new parklands that I guarantee you will fall in love with. The park’s conceptual master plan contains future hiking trails, campgrounds, equestrian trails, and a visitor and heritage center and was approved by the Williamson County Commissioner's Court this past January. Development will begin with community input and the basic concept of fulfilling county needs.  Construction of the park will begin with a budget of about $23 million. The money will be obtained through grants and bonds. ...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
  Perhaps it’s spicy bowl of chili or a full course meal that you are looking for. If so, now is the time to explore the many taste-tempting foods that Austin has to offer with the 24th South by Southwest (SXSW) three-pronged mega-major arts andmusical festival going on through March 21st.. While you are attending the festival, be prepared for some extra travel to check out all of the best places to eat since many are located outside the downtown area. Grab your pen and paper, make your list and get ready to go! Below you will find a list of the best places to grab a bite to eat. You will find many options to satisfy even the fussiest appetite. Tacodeli Tacodeli, is the best place to visit in Austin if you are looking for a delightful taco dish. You can find all of this located at12001 ...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
Dollars for dishwashers? Rebates for refrigerators?  Cash for appliances? Call it what you will but the Texas cut of the $300 million has been approved by Congress to support state energy rebate programs for residential ENERGY STAR appliances. The ENERGY STAR appliances are much more energy efficient than their counterparts. Any Texas consumer who purchases certain energy efficient household appliances can qualify for a rebate from the $23 million in federal stimulus funds allocated for this mail-in rebate program. To be able to participate in this program you must buy eligible ENERGY STAR appliances and replace them with the same type of old appliance that's functional. Texas also will provide the additional incentive of being able to recycle the old appliance that was replaced. A sin...
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In our previous blog, The New Good Faith Estimate Spelled Out For our Liberty Hill - Part 1: The Basics, we looked at the first part of the GFE form that presented the facts about the loan.   The far more controversial sections in the form deal with other fees.  After all, if you are shopping for a loan and want to know where you will get the best deal.  Certainly, before you go to the bank to sign the final papers for your new home, you want to know the total cost and the amount of cash you need to take to the closing.   The complete new GFE form is available here. Listing Fees HUD has made it clear that fees for mortgage brokers and lenders must be combined into one lump sum.  As noted in HUD's FAQ's  - Fees can no longer be broken down into Loan Origination Fee, Processing Fees, Tax ...
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We here at ReMax Town and Country Realty want to help you make sense of the new Good Faith Estimate. Your lender is required by the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to provide you with a "Good Faith Estimate" of the fees due at closing within three days of applying for a loan.  The GFE and the U.S. Department of Urban Development (HUD) settlement statement is now required as of January 1st.  Under the new rules, lenders and mortgage brokers are required to give consumers the good faith estimate forms  within three days of receiving the application for a loan. These mortgage fees, also called settlement costs, cover every expense associated with your home loan: inspections, title insurance, taxes and other charges.  These new requirements can be rather confusing even though ...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
It's official ... STAR POWER is being relaunched under new leadership! As a STAR POWER Star it's incredibly exciting to be involved in the continuation of STAR POWER into a new era of industry leadership. Lots of changes have been made to the program, including creation of a new monthly magazine, new spotlight videos on DVD monthly, organization of historical content in the newly branded STARCHIVES, and the new STAR POWER website with highly interactive forums. To learn more, visit:    http://www.gostarpower.com/go?w=gostar&p=a438 I'm proud to be a part of this extraordinary organization helping thousands of agents across the country learn how to be more successful, both professionally and personally. Agents interested in elevating their business should definitely look into joining STAR...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
Although the government is often viewed a carefree spender of taxpayer money, even the FHA is feeling the pinch these days, and so, has developed some new rules which will impact Liberty Hill buyers. Come spring, buyers will have to have higher credit scores to get in on FHA's low downpayment requirements, as well as pay higher mortgage insurance fees and possibly more closing costs. FHA, which has traditionally backed about 3% of homes, has been overwhelmed with lending requests these past few years. Currently, FHA backs 30% of mortgagees and 20% of refinancing deals for homes up to $729,750.  FHA reserves are at their lowest reserves in 35 years and projected delinquencies will take them even further down.  The agency wants to keep itself in a position to help homeowners, especially d...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
It's official ... STAR POWER is being re-launched under new leadership! As a STAR POWER Star, it's incredibly exciting to be involved in the continuation of STAR POWER into a new era of industry leadership. Star Power education andt raining, which begins at the conferences, has helped me personally throughout my career and developed many real estate leaders of today. To introduce you to this great networking and training event, I can offer you a $100 discount. The 2010 Conference has been booked this year in Murfreesboro, TN, with a great key note speaker, Dave Ramsey.  The dates are July 25-28. That may seem like a long way off, but now is the time is now to block out your calendar. I do not personally profit if you sign up on my recommendation, but if you try to sign up without going ...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
The home owner's tax credit applies to repeat buyers now, so many people who put off selling because the market was bad now have a $6,500 incentive to move up. You want to sell quickly for a decent price so you can move on.  Here's some tips for how to do it. Make home improvements now. Trying to fix up your home before you move?  Or trying to improve it to make it work better for you?  Low financing costs, reduced construction materials costs and lower contractor costs make rehabs more affordable. For households with access to credit, now may be the best time in years to update your home, either for a potential sale or simply for the sake of better living.  Repairs that typically yield the highest returns are kitchen and bathroom makeovers with an emphasis on counters and cabinets. Get...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
All of us here at ReMax Town and Country Realty say...Go ahead!  Take your piece of the pie out of the tax credit program while it lasts. Although the $8,000 first-time homebuyer and the $6,500 current home owner's tax credit have been expanded, it won't last forever. Taking advantage of this now will benefit you in the future.  This is great advice but we also wanted to share with you other opportunities available to future and current homeowners. These tips are very useful no matter if you are looking to buy or sell, and the Shane T. White Team wants to let you in all the secrets for success.  We have compiled a list of real estate trends for 2010 that might influence how you approach buying or selling a home this year. Today, we'll talk about buyers. Watch our blog for Part 2 on Sell...
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By Shane White
(RE/MAX Town & Country)
If you've already fallen in love with Liberty Hill for its beauty and its spacious lots, the school system is one more reason to love it here. Our schools don't just meet the State's Standards, they exceed them.  When searching for a place to live, a good school system is an important factor choosing a home when you have children.  Making sure your children are in a great school is very important to parents, and Liberty Hill schools have very high ratings, based on parent reviews and state tests.  The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. Liberty Hill school district exceeded the standard on all academic testing by TAKS. Texas also uses the G...
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The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has expanded the former First Time Home Buyer's Credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purchasing a new or existing home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010, (and closed by June 30, 2010, so long as a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010). The previous tax credits applied only to first-time home buyers, who can still qualify for up to $8,000 under the extension.  If you have lived in your home for at least 5 consecutive years of the eight years prior to the purchase date, you qualify for this credit as an existing home owner purchasing a principal residence. If you occupy the home for three years or more, you do not have to repay the tax credit. The tax credit is an important incenti...
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By M. Collene DeAses
(Sky Realty, Inc.)
101 Bedrock, Liberty Hill  Search Tools: Login | Register Property Details Map This Property Inquire!Request A ShowingPrintAdd to FavoritesSend to FriendMortgage Calc. MLS #: 8880440 Price: $169,900 Street 101 Bedrock City Liberty Hill Zip 78642 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Ft: 1562 Lot Size: 0.854 Year Built: 2004 Prop. Type: House Description: Cute house in the country. Live in country on large corner lot w/lots of trees. Also for rent
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
The part of Ronald Reagan Boulevard that extends between Hwy. 29 north to FM 3405 is open -just north of Leander in Liberty Hill.North of 1431 on Parmer Lane is called Ronald Regan boulevard and 4.5 miles of road is designed to act as an alternative to IH 35 and US 183. Currently a two lane undivided road -there are plans to eventually make it into a four lane divided road.The ribbon cutting ceremony was September 24, with officials from Liberty Hill Chamber and Williamson county commissioners.  Construction began on the project in April 2005. Voters approved the $8.5 million road bond in 2000.The remaining portions of the road project will be completed as follows:Southern leg of Ronald Reagan Boulevard is expected to be completed by January 2008, Phase 2 of the northern project will li...
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