Phase One at La Conterra in Georgetown TX Nearing Completion

Tuesdays are typically pretty slow days for me, so when I woke up this morning, I decided that instead of hanging out at the house and playing catch up on bills, chores, etc., I would take a drive…after all, it was a beautiful day. I dropped the top, put on some shades, and made my way through Round Rock and Georgetown; out on a country road, but not too far from the main drag, I stumbled across La Conterra. The entrance to the neighborhood immediately pulled me in; it was welcoming, manicured and just gave me a feeling of home…and I’ve gotta tell you, after getting out of my car and walking around, meeting the neighbors, I want to live here!

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I was immediately struck by how well kept each yard was; people really appear to take pride in their homes…there were landscapers out working to make sure the main entrance was inviting…it definitely was with a great assortment of wild flowers and an amazing stone fence…you get a real impression of class!

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Phase one of La Conterra is almost complete and the builders have very limited lots remaining; I did notice that there are about 4 houses on the market though, plus, Phase Two is getting ready to start in the next couple of months…and along with Phase Two, there is going to be an awesome…let me repeat that point…awesome amenity center! I stopped by the sales office, and you know, once you’ve been in one builder sales office, you’ve been in them all, but I was really pleasantly surprised with the experience. Not only did I learn a little bit about the community, but I got to check out the plans and renderings for the amenity center…and we are talking serious amenities…a Junior Olympic size pool, parks, a club house, a work out facility…walking trails…wow…so much to see and do and I know that this would be a great place for a young family to grow!

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So why would you want to live in La Conterra? If I’ve not already convinced you with the friendly neighbors, gorgeous landscaping, awesome amenity center, and walking trails, try this one on for size…it’s extremely convenient and in an excellent location! You get the sense that you’re out in the country with wide open spaces and bright blue skys, but in reality, you are minutes from downtown Georgetown, Round Rock, 35 minutes from Temple and 45 minutes from Austin…plus, you have easy access to 130/45, and I-35. As far as local shopping, there’s a new HEB opening in September about 7 minutes from the community, and Ikea, and my personal favorite, the Round Rock Premium Outlets…there are plenty of things for a family to do!

Take a drive out in the country and stumble upon La Conterra, and I think you’ll find yourself wanting to call it home too!

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We SOLD 201 Maybrook Dr, Buda TX 78610 | Huntington Estates Home

Team Ensor Realtors has just listed 201 Maybrook Dr, Buda TX 78610 for sale.  Located in Huntington Estates, this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has 2321 sq ft (per tax records).  Shed to convey with the property too! Schools for this home include Carpenter Hill Elementary, Dahlstrom Middle School and Hays High School.  Close to YMCA, the 52 acre Buda Sportsplex and the new ACC Hays Center!. Come live in this beautiful country neighborhood!

Features and Neighborhood Details

  • Garage has been converted into a huge flex room
  • Large lot (over 1/2 acre!) backs to a greenbelt
  • single story home
  • restaurants nearby include: Nonna Gina’s Italian Restaurant, Chavelo’s Mexican Restaurant, Dan’s Hamburgers, Casa Alde, Bill Miller Barbeque and Logan’s Roadhouse

Pictures of 201 Maybrook Dr, Buda TX

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For more details about this home, please contact Team Ensor Realtors today.

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Pearson Place at Avery Ranch: Phase Two Buyers Must Read This!

Pearson Place is Avery Ranch’s newest subdivision and buyers cannot get enough of it. In fact, there is clearly not enough Pearson Place to go around! Right now builders are waiting for their Phase Two rollout and at this time only have less than a handful of inventory homes available.

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Details on Phase Two at Pearson Place

So, what is all this hype about the second phase at Pearson Place?! To break it down for you: there are currently three builders in Pearson Place: Pulte, Grand Haven and Streetman. Each builder will receive about 30 or so lots from the developer once Phase Two is rolled out. At this time, each builder has a HUGE wait list – one sales representative I spoke with over the weekend says she has over 500 people in her database for interested buyers, and guesses about 100 of those will still be ready to go once the second phase opens up. As soon as they open up the Phase, they plan to go down their lists and call in each buyer for a now-or-never moment.

The sales representative also mentioned that they would probably only release 3 or 4 of their lots each month, so that production time does not get affected. It doesn’t take a calculator to figure out that demand way outweighs the supply here in Pearson Place! And, if you are one of those lucky buyers who gets called in, you are going to have to make your decision quicker than you would on a typical new home build.

Why is Pearson Place So Popular?

Located in Avery Ranch, but with its own HOA and amenities, Pearson Place at Avery Ranch is a gorgeous community where homes are built in the upper $200’s and into the $400’s. Soon the community will have its own tennis courts, playscapes and pools, including a kids’ splash pool, as well as privileges at the Avery Ranch Golf Club. There are also trails throughout so residents can take advantage of the beautiful views the community has. It truly is a beautiful part of Avery Ranch! More importantly though, the schools are excellent, which is priority one for many families. And, with all the new businesses opening up near the Avery Ranch area, including restaurants like Z Tejas and Tony C’s Pizza (two of my favorites!), it is an ideal place to live!

We’ve also been told that with future phases the roads will open up giving easier access to the 620 while being able to avoid Parmer Lane!

Will there be a Phase Three at Pearson Place?

Yes, the developer has enough land to roll out another phase. However, Phase One and Two lots were bought by the builders 5 years ago, at five-years-ago-prices. Phase Three has not yet been purchased and with the real estate market going the way it is, you can expect those prices to go up. Of course, the builder has to pass those lot prices down to the buyer. What this means is that while you can still get a home under $400,00 in Pearson Place, the anticipated higher lot prices means that homes could go for more, even into the $500,000’s or more.

What this also means is that some of the builders, like Pulte and Streetman, might be pushed out of Pearson Place, as they focus on the markets in the $400,000 and less. It does not make sense for them to compete in the higher in markets and I can foresee higher-end builders like Drees, Taylor Morrison or Highland stepping in.

What does this mean for current homeowners?

If you are a current homeowner in Pearson Place, you are sitting pretty. Typically, you need to wait until the builders are out of your community so you don’t have to compete with the incentives the builders with deep pockets can offer buyers. But, here, where the demand is high and supply is low, you should see home values trickle up quite nicely. If you are a homeowner and would like to talk to a real estate professional about your home’s value, contact our team today.

Do buyers not currently on the waitlist have any hope of getting into Phase Two at Pearson Place?

If you know that Pearson Place in Avery Ranch in THE place for you and you have time to build, then my best advice to you is to get on the wait list now. Even better advice: have a Realtor represent you and make sure your Realtor accompanies you to your first visit at the model home. So many buyers I meet are under the impression that you do not need a Realtor when building a new home and then they so thankful when they hire us to help them and they experience how much we help them throughout the process (including negotiating!). The builders welcome and most times prefer that you are working with a Realtor and our commissions do not affect your bottom line, so call one of us today if you are thinking of building in Pearson Place, or any Austin area community!

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Robust Home Sales in Los Cielos Neighborhood in Del Valle TX

The Los Cielos real estate market is as hot as ever! There have been 9 homes sold in the past 3 months ranging in price from $97,000 to $144,000. There are also 3 pending properties ranging from $99,000 to $156,000. There are currently 7 active properties ranging in price from $60,000 to $179,000.

Where is Los Cielos?

Los Cielos is a neighborhood in Austin’s suburban town of Del Valle — located in close proximity to McKinney Falls State Park which offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, picknicking, fishing and wildlife observation. Swimming is also allowed in Onion Creek. McKinney Falls also offers screened shelters and group facilities along with an amphitheater. There is also a 500 year old, 103 foot tall Bald Cypress tree named ‘Old Baldy,’ which is one of the oldest trees on public land in Texas. It is open 7 days a week and year round.

Los Cielos is also a short drive from the Southeast Metro Park which boasts a 2 mile long concrete multi-use trail and a 3 mile primitive hiking trail.  There are plenty of other amenities these two parks offer, you can find more info at https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/find-a-park.

The community of Los Cielos also offers a basketball court, playscape, a covered pavilion and a nature pond to name a few. There is also a Homeowner’s Association that takes care of these public areas for a nominal quarterly fee.

For more information on Los Cielos, please contact me today!

 

 

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Top 12 Must-See Landmarks in Austin Texas

Think back to all of the great movies you’ve seen; most start with an awesome opening montage right? If the flick is set in LA, what will you see? Most likely, the Hollywood sign, bikini clad roller bladers in Santa Monica, and Rodeo Drive. What if it was set in Paris? You’d probably see an image of the Eifel Tower, the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, or a side walk bistro.

I think at some point everyone dreams of working in the films, so I’m going to use this as my opportunity to write an opening sequence for our beautiful city. See if you can find all of these sites while you are visiting…if you are moving here, give yourself a month to do them all!

Now…picture it…a bright, sunny day, not a cloud in the sky and…action:

1. Hi, how are you? This cool mural by musician Daniel Johnston is located at the corner of 20th St and Guadalupe.

2. Threadgills. Not only does this awesome little diner have excellent cobbler, it’s also the place where Janis Joplin got her start singing…check it out and feel the soul just oozing out!

3. Moonlight towers. There are only about 15 of these left in the city, and you might confuse them with cell towers, so be on the lookout. Back in the 1890’s, these towers were meant to provide light at night…the citizens of Austin were fearful that the constant light would make the produce grow continuously out of control, so the idea was jettisoned.

4. The Hyde Park Bar and Grill Fork. This piece of sculpture art is in a state of constant flux; the items that the fork holds up regularly change…you’ll see anything from French fries, a heart, and the UT Logo.

5. Austin Motel Sign. Located on South Congress, there isn’t too much to say about it…it’s just neat!

6. I Love You So Much. A love note written in graffiti, how much more romantic can you get? This note was placed on the side of Jo’s Coffee shop when the owners girlfriend thought that she was having a bad day and wanted to cheer her up!

7. Congress Bridge. If you’re fearful of bats…stay away! Come out between March and October to see the bats fly out from under the bridge; they help to keep the mosquito population low…I’ve not once been bitten while living in Austin! August through September is mating season, so the population is at its highest…you’ll be in for a real batty treat!

8. 360 Bridge. Climb the hill…look at the bridge. It’s pretty nifty…but please, don’t post your pictures of it…seriously, we’ve got enough HD pics to last a lifetime!

9. Hyde Park Gym Arm. No real good way to describe this one…just…drive by.

10. Central Market’s big oak tree. For those who don’t have a gorgeous tree in our yards, you can always come and visit this one. Located on North Lamar, this tree is great for climbing, picnicking under, or just reading a book. On Friday’s, CM puts on a live music show in the background.

11. Stevie Ray Vaughn sculpture.

12. Angelina Eberly Canon sculpture. So back in the day when we were an independent nation, our president, Sam Houston wanted to move our fair capital to Houston…I wonder why? After trying all of the legitimate government tricks, and not having much success, Houston sent a team to steal the government archives in the midst of the night. Luckily for Austinites, Angelina Eberly, a local innkeeper, heard the commotion and decided to investigate. What she found shocked her…Houston’s men were loading the archives onto wagons and trying to steal away! She ran down to the town canon which was located at 6th and Congress to sound the alarm…which she did so quite literally! Angelina shot off the canon, blowing a hole into the side of the land office, and causing enough of a ruckus to alert the sleeping city! The Austinites chased down Houston’s men, took back the archives, and there you have it, we are still the state capital today! Thanks Angelina!

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