This completely remodeled 4-bedroom, 2-bath 1984 sf +/- home at 1713 Roosevelt St. in Historic Bastrop, TX just hit the market at remarkable price of $245,000. Believe me when I say you surely don’t want to pass up the opportunity too see this home. If you’ve been thinking about making a move than I would suggest this home that’s located in what has been historically referred to as the “New Addition” of Bastrop. This home was originally built in 1967 and remodeled in March and April of 2014. Here are just a few of the upgrades you will see: Quartz soft stone counter tops, parquet and tile floors throughout, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, walk-in tile shower in the master, custom paint and trim, large walk in panty and laundry room located just off the kitchen. A 480 sf detached studio/guest house in backyard was also remolded and is great bonus. Just out the backdoor you’ll find the oversized lot with an open circular patio with a covered arbor and plenty of room for family barbecues and entertaining friends. The front and back yards are fenced on three sides and the flowerbeds and private garden areas are professionally landscaped complete with walking stones and sidewalk.
Although this home is located in the “New Addition” of Bastrop it was actually developed in the late 1940’s and was home to many of the 90,000 US soldiers stationed at Camp Swift. Camp Swift was the largest army training and transshipment camp in Texas. It also housed 3,865 German prisoners of war. The history of this neighborhood runs deep and many of the homes were past down to family members who still occupy these homes today.
So when thinking about this home just consider this, you’re buying more than a home, your buying a piece of Bastrop’s rich history near the banks of the Colorado River in one of oldest cities in Texas,
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
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.
Some other things to pay attention to when seeking out a Bastrop mortgage:
- Locking in your rate
- Prepayment Penalties
- Discount Points
Bastrop’s schools, shopping, theater, movies, live music, spacious state parks, restaurants, fishing, boating, festivals, we have it all, in Bastrop and it’s all within a short drive and often walking distances. Bastrop is an easy commute into Austin and the Bergstrom International Airport.
In Bastrop, TX you can have your pick of many older or historic Victorian style homes under the sprawling pecan trees with spacious gardens in the downtown Historic District. Maybe you’re looking for a more traditional style home in subdivisions with family friendly parks, walking paths, playgrounds and community swimming pools. And for you country folks we have secluded ranch style homes with acreage out in Bastrop county among the Lost Pines. How about a simple country farm house with a patch to raise vegetables and pets that is not very far away from town. Bastrop County has a little something for everyone.
I’ll will work with you to find that 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 to you and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you.
Here’s a short video with a little advice from your Austin/Bastrop realtor.
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.
If you find yourself in a position where you are thinking of buying a home, you may have thought that it would be easy to simply drive around town, make your way into a few open houses, and make a purchase of the home of your dreams; while this would be nice if it were the case (and while there are, in fact, a handful of people who get lucky in this way), it is far more often the case that buying a home requires you to make the right moves every step of the way, in order for you to end up in the house that is truly right for you!
The first couple steps you will need to take for purchasing a home are for you to get ready to purchase a home by understanding what you can spend, and by making a checklist of the things you want to find in this house of your dreams – and then, it will be time for you to find (and team up with) a real estate agent who will be able to help you find exactly these things.
After you have accomplished these two steps, the next couple steps are going to be for you to start looking at houses and to get a feel for what the market looks like; oftentimes, once you start looking at houses, you will be surprised at what you find is available (or at what you find is unavailable!), and will be surprised as well (either pleasantly or unpleasantly!) to find the prices you are looking at – which is where getting a feel for the market comes into play.
After taking these first four steps, your agent will be able to help you find a home and negotiate a deal – which is the next two steps to take care of; as long as you have teamed up with an excellent agent, they will be able to help you each step of the way on this leg of the process, and will be able to ensure you are getting the best possible deal on your home.
Finally, you will be ready for the last two steps: getting a loan and closing the deal; the sort of loan you are able to get will depend a lot on what the current interest rates look like, and on what your personal credit score and credit history look like – so make sure you know these things even before you start shopping around for a loan, so as to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Buying a home is often an exciting process, but can be a difficult one as well – especially if you are not prepared with the right knowledge, and with the right action plan to get you into your dream home; if you are preparing to look for a house, be sure to keep these steps in mind, and get ready to find your way into your dream home today!
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