October 2015 Newsletter

 

Our Current Listings

1003 E. 16th Street Georgetown TX 78626

SQFT:
2,688

Gorgeous home situated in the Historic District of Old Town & walking distance to Georgetown Square.

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122 Stetson Trl Georgetown TX 78633

SQFT: 2,949

Motivated seller! Home was inspected Sept 2015, on MLS docs. Elegant Rio Grande Plan with gleaming in-ground pool and spa.

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215 McKittrick Ridge, Georgetown TX 78633

SQFT: 2,091

Sellers hate to sell but must relocate, home has been a second home for them, used very infrequently. This Bluffton Cottage is located on Cowan Creek Golf Course with a wooded
greenbelt behind.

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135 Mountain Creek, Georgetown TX 78633

SQFT:1,888

Well-maintained Vernon Hill model sits on a beautifully landscaped corner.

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201 Goose Island Georgetown TX 78633

SQFT: 2,863

Gorgeous DeLeon floor plan with semi-private wooded backyard sanctuary. Garage takes up to 3 vehicles. A Real Beauty!

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112 Garner Cv Georgetown TX 78633

SQFT: 1,467

Cute, cute, cute Pine Springs decorated to the hilt! Plantation shutters & rich hardwood flooring; this barely lived in home looks as nice as the models! Located on a quiet
cul-de-sac.

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With Austin-area home sales up for another month in September, Central Texas REALTORS® urge homebuyers to vote for housing affordability on Nov. 3.

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for September 2015

AUSTIN, Texas – October 22, 2015 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area single-family home sales and prices hit an all-time high for the month of September. Home sales increased by seven percent year-over-year to 2,603 home sales and median price increased eight percent year-over-year, reaching $258,000 in September 2015.

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board
of REALTORS¬®, explained, “While current demand bodes well for home sales throughout the rest of year, affordability issues continue to impact Austin-area homebuyers. Fortunately, we have two strong solutions on the November ballot to help increase housing affordability and support Central Texas infrastructure growth.”

On next month’s ballot, Proposition 1 would permanently lower the cost of homeownership in Texas by raising the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000 for most homeowners and from $25,000 to $35,000 for homeowners who are disabled or over the age of 65. That change would mean a permanent property tax reduction
of $125 per year for the average Texas homeowner. Additionally, Proposition 1 would create a permanent ban on real estate transfer tax, protecting Texas’ housing affordability in the future.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® also supports Proposition 7, which will bring increased funding for Texas transportation projects and ensure future sustainability of the state’s infrastructure by closing the gap on the $5 billion in transportation needs that go unmet each year.

“We need a combination of property tax relief, broader development of medium-density housing options, and funding for transportation projects to have a lasting impact on Central Texas affordability and infrastructure,” added Cooper. “Central Texas REALTORS® urge Austin-area voters to vote ‘yes’ on November 3 for both Proposition 1 and Proposition 7 to help ensure Texas is an affordable place to live and work in the future.”

According to September’s MLS report, the average price for Austin-area single-family homes increased five percent to $324,150 in
September 2015.

New listings increased 11 percent to 2,860 listings and active listings increased by four percent year-over-year to 6,759 listings. In addition, pending sales increased nine percent to 2,391 single-family home sales. Homes remained on the market for an average of 47 days in September 2015, three more days than September 2014.

Monthly housing inventory remained unchanged compared to September 2014, staying
flat at 2.8 months. Housing inventory remains at less than half of what the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University considers a balanced housing inventory level of approximately 6.5 months.

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 “Hardest working realtors I know. Their team gets results when someone lists their home with them. Their marketing ideas for selling one of their listings is by far superior to any realtors I have ever worked with, and this is my 8th home to own! They listen to buyers wants and needs to help them find just the right home. Great group of people.”

~ M. Hoff

Candy Corn Punch an easy and fun recipe!

The simple trick to this fun drink is freezing pineapple chunks in orange juice. Just pop pineapple chunks into your ice cube tray and fill it with orange juice. As they melt, they give your punch that extra fruity goodness. Orange juice, pineapple, Fanta, and whipped cream smooshed together makes magic! I guess we could call this “Magic Potion Punch”?  And we added candy corn to the top to make it
even more obviously Halloween, but really, this punch would work really well any time of year.

Ingredients

  • Fanta
  • Orange Juice
  • Pineapple Chunks

Instructions

  1. Freeze a pineapple chunk in orange juice.
  2. Place frozen juice cubes in a cup.
  3. Pour Fanta over the top.
  4. Top with whipped cream and a candy corn piece.

Witch Broom Sticks!!

Witch brooms are a fun and easy treat that you can make for Halloween.  They look really cute and are the perfect blend of sweet and salty.  Simply insert a pretzel stick into a Reese’s cup and that’s it.  If you want to jazz them up a little more, you can pipe some black icing around the bottom of the sticks where they go into the chocolate.  Or tie little bows around them.  Just make them your
own and everyone will love them!

 

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