Austin Condo For Sale

Downtown Condo For Sale

Do you want to own a downtown Austin Condo?

Have you ever considered downtown condo living in the music capital of the world?  Well now is your opportunity to own this absolutely stunning penthouse condo located on the 13th floor of the Milago in the heart of Austin with a partial Lady Bird Lake view.

This awesome 2-bedroom, 2-bath 1164 SF (+/-) condo comes with two reserved parking spaces (213 & 214). This condo is located in the Rainy St. District with lots of entertainment, food and music with access to Town Lake Hike and Bike trail. Not suitable for short term rental, 12-month minimum with HOA rental requirements.

If you want to take a preview of this condo or any other Austin condo please give me a call, I would love to earn your business.

 

Selling a Bastrop Home Means Recruiting a Skilled Team

David Board

 

It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Bastrop, TX. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it.

 

At the end of the day, selling a Bastrop, TX home is a true team undertaking. And you’re the one selling a home, so you’re Captain. In addition to interviewing and selecting the Bastrop real estate agent you will be working with, there are other professionals you should plan to engage as well. Here’s who and why:

 

The Inspector

 

It’s quite a good idea to have a professional inspection performed at your property before selling a home. In addition to any major issues that could affect your smartest listing price, you want to be made aware of any minor issues before buyers come across them. Sometimes small details that are easy to fix can upset timing and even derail a deal entirely.

 

The Appraiser

 

As a seller, you shouldn’t try to value your property blindly. To do so runs the risk of over- or undervaluing it—and a smart listing price is a key element in the successful selling of a home. Your agent will give you key guidance on pricing. However, having a professional appraisal performed in advance can help support your price to potential buyers (especially if you are asking a high number that could be difficult to otherwise support). While the buyer’s bank will require their own appraisal, the money spent here in advance can help speed up the offer and/or negotiations.

 

Financial Advisor

 

The most difficult part of selling a home is finding and attracting a serious buyer. Fortunately, this is a burden your Bastrop real estate agent will shoulder for you. But before everyone has signed on the dotted line, it’s important to understand what the financial and tax implications will be once you’ve sold. If you have gains, you want to know how much—if any—tax burden it will trigger. If there is a loss, you’ll want to know how to turn that to your advantage. Either way, knowing the tax implications before you list may well affect the price you list at or will accept.

 

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Bastrop soon? Why not come by or give me a call? I’ll be here at the office, working hard for my clients all summer.

Don’t Miss the Farm Street Opry!

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Bastrop, Texas is known as an ideal place to work and raise a family. Their scheduled activities include many options for shopping, learning and entertainment. The majority of those activities are affordable and some occur regularly, so there is always the opportunity to plan for the next event.

 

One event to mark on a calendar will be found at the Bastrop Convention Center on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The Farm Street Opry occurs the first Thursday of every month and is a family friendly presentation. Fortunately, it is also very affordable to access, with an adult entry fee of only $5.00 and any accompanying children ten and under get in for free.

 

What to Expect at the Event

 

As the name implies, it is a small-town version of the well-known stage. Here, local musicians and visiting talent share their love and talent for country music with the audience. In addition, although concessions are available, no alcohol is sold or permitted at the event.

 

There is always the possibility that this popular event will be prone to lines or could sell out of available seats. Therefore, it is a good idea to arrive soon after the doors open at 5:30 to get the best seats for you and your family.

 

As expected for this type of event, dress will be casual and there will be people of all ages in the audience. There is also likely to be the opportunity for some audience participation, although the focus will obviously be primarily on stage.

 

 

Finally, it is also worth noting that this important event is one of Bastrop’s newer attractions. Its grand opening occurred in April of 2014 and therefore there are still many people who have not experienced it yet. That means it is a good opportunity to take your friends and family, then plan to make it a regular event.

Cedar Creek Country Home

 

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This is awesome custom manufactured home located in High View Ranch subdivision in Cedar Creek, Texas was built onsite with custom home construction, materials and standards. This beautiful home has double pane windows, solar screens, custom wood cabinets, kitchen island, breakfast bar and a wood burning fireplace for those romantic winter evenings. This home sits on approx. 2.596 acres completely fenced and crossed fenced for goats or horses and the home is  placed on a concrete slab making  FHA/VA a financing option. The property is has  several storage buildings and a guest quarters complete with a fully functioning bathroom perfect for overnight guest or a small rental.  High View Ranch is a large subdivision located in Bastrop County and is only 10-miles for Circus of Americas Formula Race Track and just a short drive to the Austin Bergstrom Airport.  Agents and buyer this owner is motivate to sell this home and all offers will be considered.

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

Halloween Time in Bastrop, Texas

If you lived in Bastrop, Texas right now you might be enjoying the much cooler weather that the rains brought to us last week. That feeling of the Fall season when leaves crunch under your feet and rustle in the winds. When the pecans start to fall and it’s time to rake. You might be decorating your Bastrop yard with scarecrows, cornstalks and Halloween decorations like your neighbors and businesses around town. On October 31, the Bastrop, Texas Downtown Business Alliance transforms the downtown area for their annual Halloween Fest into a spooktacular family fun filled evening for people of all ages.

If you lived in the Historic Bastrop downtown area you could walk the tree-lined streets, see historic Victorian, older or modern homes decked out in Fall finery. Or drive to designated parking areas and take a shuttle bus to the festivities. If you lived here you would see your neighbors in costumes volunteering at the game booths, as street crossing guards, vendors and manning the lost & found booth. You might see your County Judges in their robes with the Mayor at the viewing and judging stand for the best costume contest. You might see your City Council Members hard at work judging the Lip–Syncing contest. The ghosts, goblins, monsters and creatures you might see will truly amaze you. Bastrop, TX has a very vibrant arts community with many talented artists in residence and you never know what they will come up with. The Haunted House gets better and spookier each year as more people volunteer their talents. The Fire Department runs a wonderful hay ride. This is just one of the festivals that Bastrop, TX puts on each year. The sense of family, camaraderie and commitment to the residents of Bastrop County by the residents of the county is what makes Bastrop a special place to live.

If you or maybe someone you know are looking to purchase a home I have the resources to guide you through the entire process to ensure a smooth process. I will work with you to sell your property and to find the perfect home for you and your family that meets your work/life balance needs and your budget. Give me a call today to discuss what options are available and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you. I look forward to earning your business.