118 Saddle Court Bastrop, TX

Horse Property

If you are a horse enthusiast, animal lover or just prefer country living with plenty green space between you and the neighbors this will be the perfect home for you and the family. This very large 2,761 SF +/- SF, 5-bedroom 3-bath home is located on approx 6.2 acres, fully fenced and comes with a large horse barn and tack room and an in-ground swimming pool. The concrete slab from the old home will make the perfect garage or covered pavilion.

 

Getting an Edge When You’re Selling a Bastrop Home

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This summer, success in selling a home in Bastrop, TX will depend upon the same factors as always: location; quality; buyer appeal.

A home’s location—short of calling in the house movers—is pretty much what it is. The structural quality of workmanship and the level of maintenance that it’s received though the years can be gussied up where it shows (and should be!), but that, too, is largely a done deal.

Which leaves that other factor in selling a Bastrop home—the little things that reach out to appeal to buyers. The difference between receiving a swift offer and not can hinge on what makes your home more desirable than others in its price range.

A good example is with closet space. Any property with a closet organization system will carry great appeal to a large number of prospective buyers. Likewise, advanced technological touches can stick in buyers’ memories at the end of a long day of house tours. They don’t even have to be expensive or whole-house systems: a simple programmable thermostat that can be accessed on a smart phone can be an interesting selling point that sticks in the memory. It’s the kind of touch that isn’t a great deal of trouble to install—but it can provide the edge that makes selling your home that much easier.

More extensive tech-savvy features, like tricked-out media rooms or home offices wired to the hilt, are also very hot right now (especially for today’s younger homebuyers) and can provide the edge you’re looking for—if.

What’s the “if”?

If when you are readying your home for showings and open houses, you-

  • prep to emphasize each of these special features (like leaving that system-organized closet door open with the light on);
  • you make sure your agent is in the loop, ready to showcase key elements; and
  • stage to bring out less visible features—whether it’s printing up a list of newly-refurbished utilities or setting out a wine bottle and glasses with a note to “be sure to check out the killer wine cellar downstairs”

It’s also possible that some appealing features are ones that you take for granted; you’ve simply gotten used to them, yet they ought to be emphasized. Often those are details that your agent will be helpful in pointing out. Whatever is unique and desirable will make selling your home that much easier.

If you will be selling your own Bastrophome in this summer, I hope you will give me a call. There’s never an obligation, but if you wish, we can go over your property to uncover the marketing options that will make it a stand-out: the one with the edge!

 

Buy or Sell a Bastrop Business

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Are you looking to open your own business in the Bastrop, Texas area?  Well, your search could be over. Bastrop, TX has been home for me for over 25 years so needless to say I know the people and the area very well, an important attribute when selecting a realtor.  Bastrop offers a variety of storefront buildings for sale or lease in the Historic Downtown area. If  you prefer to be on the Hwy 71 corridor, no worries there are plenty of buildings for sale and/or lease there as well.

 

You will have the best business neighbors possible from the quaint antique shops, mod boutiques; gift shops, insurance companies, law firms, bakeries, restaurants, banks and Health Care businesses. The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Alliance are priceless assets that help to support any business venture you choose.  They strive to make the downtown area the best that it can be and helped make Bastrop a Distinctive Destination, a Bastrop Main Street City and the most Historic Little Town in Texas. The marketing and advertising strategies utilized by these organizations can be a huge benefit your company.

 

The Bastrop Economic & Development Groups growing Bastrop Business and Industrial Park has commercial land for sale and lease to meet most business needs. Bastrop’s own Deep in the Heart Art Foundry is located in the park and makes for a great artful lunchtime get away. The Bastrop County Sherriff’s Office is also located there and with its presence added security. Both the downtown area and the industrial park are just minutes away from State Highways 95 and 71 and a short jaunt into Austin and the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

 

Let David Board be your real estate agent business partner. Contact me today to discuss what options are available to you. I will find the best locations to show you, give you a tour of the area and a little bit of the history that makes Bastrop so special. I will work with you to make the purchasing process as smooth as possible. Bastrop is a unique community that is constantly growing and will welcome your business. I look forward to earning your business.

 

Keller Williams Realty- Family Reunion-Phoeniz, AZ

My name is David Board and I’m a real estate agent representing clients in Bastrop and Austin, TX.  I just returned from the Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion in Phoenix, AZ.  This conference is one of the largest real estate conferences in the world and I heard from some of the best in the business.  Keller Williams gathered over 10,000 of its top real estate agent professionals to share the best strategies and technology for helping buy or sell your home.  If your thinking of moving please contact me today at 512-629-6107

US Grand Prix Formula 1 Austin, TX

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Cedar Creek, Texas a small community within Bastrop County. What natives like to call “their little wide spot in the road”. Picturesque farms, ranches, single and 2 story homes dot this beautiful countryside. Cedar Creek has recently made its mark in Central Texas as a hot spot to live, work and play in the not quite so racy fast lane of Austin, Texas, thanks to the addition of the new Circuit of the Americas F1 Racing Track.
An ideal location if you are looking to purchase investment property, or start a new business in a growing community. Are you a racing enthusiast that just wants to be close to the Formula 1 Facility? As your real estate agent David Board Properties can assist you with purchasing land for business or investing, and homes for living.

Cedar Creek, Bastrop County is the perfect location for all of these ventures. With worldwide visitors flocking to the circuit for the F1 United States Grand Prix, mega concert events like Sting and the Austin Fan Fest, these events can only benefit your business.
If you are looking to purchase a home within close proximity to Austin, then Cedar Creek is a great choice for a location. Located just off of Highway 71, a short ride to Austin Bergstrom International Airport and Austin. With the new state of the art Cedar Creek High School-(which was awarded Academic Distinction by the Texas Education Agency), up and coming sports teams (Go Eagles), elementary, middle and intermediate schools and community programs. Cedar Creek is great choice if you have children. The small town feeling welcomes you as you visit local restaurants and shops many off the beaten path but well worth the trip.

Allow me, David L. Board to earn your business and represent all of your real estate needs in the Austin/Bastrop communities. I have lived and worked in Bastrop County for over 25 years and know the area like I know my own backyard. I represent buyers, sellers and those interested in leasing their home or commercial business. I also provide a referral service and assist with relocating to different cities or states. I can provide you with a custom guided tour of hundreds homes or land parcels available in the area based on your individual taste and family needs. Give me a call today to discuss what options are available to you and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you. I would be honored earn your business.

Bastrop Mortgage Tips

Here’s a little Austin and Bastrop Real Estate Update for all my central Texas folks. According to Freddie Mac the interest rates for a 15 year fix rate mortgage are holding steady at 3.2% while a 30-fixed rate mortgage are at 4.1%. The interest has ripped a bit over the last few months but has actually gone down for the second week in a row. The Fed’s have done a good job keeping the interest rates down so you still have a nice window of opportunity to take advantage of the low interests rate. If you are seriously considering purchasing a new home I would not recommend waiting long. The Bastrop mortgage interest rates and home price will continue to rise. If you’re considering buying a new home please give me a call or complete the form below. I look forward to seeing you in the Bastrop, TX or Austin, TX soon.

Austin and Bastrop Mortgage Tips

Multiple Quotes

In order to maximize your investment, you need to shop around for the lowest rate possible. Getting multiple quotes is an important first step for getting an optimal rate. When you’re shopping around for quotes, make sure you get a Good Faith Estimate for each offer. This will enable you to compare offers more accurately.

Fixed Rate or Adjustable?

While adjustable rates may start lower to begin, they can ultimately lead to more interest paid over time. If you anticipate a rise in interest rates, a fixed rate may be more appropriate. This can be hard to predict over long periods of time. Fixed rates remain the same for the life of the loan, while adjustable rates fluxuate as the interest rates change. Another important consideration is the margin and index of your Bastrop mortgage. While the margin will stay fixed after closing, the index will fluxuate. The margin is the lenders profit on your loan. This has room for negotiation. The index cannot be changed.

Other Considerations

Some other things to pay attention to when seeking out a Bastrop mortgage:

  • Locking in your rate
  • Prepayment Penalties
  • Discount Points

Veteran’s Day in Bastrop, TX

Are you a Veteran who is home at last and looking to put down roots for yourself and your family? Are you a city or country family? Farm or low maintenance lawn family. Whatever your needs are I can find the right home for you and within your budget.

I can help you find the dream home to raise your family and to make roots in a community of your choice. There are many new options, programs and low cost or very little cost depending on the financing method you choose.  I have the resources to guide military veteran buyers throughout the entire purchasing process and I will ensure a smooth transition whether you choose to buy or sell.

Bastrop County is very friendly and supportive of our veterans old and new, which makes this community the ideal place.  We hold an annual Memorial Day Celebration and tribute, Veteran’s Day Parade, Veteran’s Holiday Weekend Festivities and our Annual Red, White and Blue Ball, as well as many other family oriented events and festivals. Many of Bastrop’s business establishments offer discounts for veterans.

Bastrop Supports Veterans

On Fridays you will see many residents decked out in RED. Bastrop, Texas is home to Soldiers Angels “May No Soldier Go Unloved” which has a variety of resources for Veterans at home, abroad and their families. Bastrop also supports the “Wounded Warrior Project” and has aided in fundraising for Smithville, Texas Veterans Memorial Park. We also have the Bastrop County Veterans Services Office located conveniently in downtown Bastrop.  Our local Texas Workforce Commission Office has trained counselors to help you in your job search or job re-location if needed.

Give me a call today to discuss what options are available to you and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you. I would be honored earn your business and serve you.

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Board is going BOLD

I am pleased to announce that after three successful years as a real estate agent with Keller Williams, the Nation’s largest real estate agency, I am ready to take my business to the next level.  Starting October 21st I will be taking the highly recommended and sought after course BOLD.  BOLD is a 7-week intensive course that’s based on the book BUSINESS OBJECTIVE: A Life By Design, written by Dianna Kokoszka, BOLD  is designed to condition agents with powerful mindset exercises, language techniques, business-building strategies and live lead generation activities. My overall purpose for taking this course is to improve my business skills and gain the additional knowledge, expertise and education so that I can better serve my clients in the Austin and Bastrop, TX communities.

I mention this only to reenforce my commitment to the good folks in Austin and Bastrop that when it come to representing you in all of your real estate matters you can count on a level of knowledge and experience standing beside you. So if you’re are thinking about buying or selling in the Austin or Bastrop areas or if you know who might be, I would appreciate you giving me a call today.

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