April 2017

Found 10 blog entries for April 2017.

Here is what you need to know about the much talked about School Bond Election.

Who is behind it? Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees. What does this mean to you? The three different propositions total $572.1 million (all focused on education) in additional taxes that would cost the average home owner an average of about $26.74 per year, an estimate taken off the cities ISD website. On the surface all this sounds nominal considering that they plan to build a new elementary and a new High School. However you must know that the city is making more money than it ever has, all this additional income coming form the rise in property taxes. In the last two years the rise in property values have gone up 20%, additionally as new homes are built the city receives

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Central Texas starts 2017 with gains in residential home sales volume.  The five county MSA in 2016 sold over 29,000 single-family homes. That is a 3.9 percent increase from 2015 and an ALL-TIME HIGH for annual home sales volume.

Going into January, we did face rough conditions of only 2.0 months of inventory available.  This has caused an outward push of sales from Austin into the surrounding cities, shifting the price range of available homes in local neighborhoods upward and leaving the inventory critically low everywhere.  The surrounding counties are now on pace with inventory levels of the City of Austin.

 “The Central Texas housing market is slowly beginning to align with long-term historical trends. Homes are spending more time on the market

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Austin OKs Merck incentives to build big pharma IT hub in Austin

Michael Theis Staff WriterAustin Business Journal

Austin City Council has approved its first economic incentive agreement in years, designed to lure pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Here's a breakdown of how the public money will flow to the drug-making giant — which has lofty hiring goals.

Per the incentive agreement, Austin would pay the drug maker $856,000 over 10 years, split into annual $85,600 payments — so long as Merck meets certain requirements, including investing $28.7 million to build the hub and employing 600 full-time workers at an average wage of $84,586 per year plus benefits.

The city's approval of the incentives agreement opens the door for a state package worth

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Near new HEB at Gattis School Road and SH 130:  

AT&T Store, River City Flooring (inside HEB), Sprint Store (coming soon)What a Burger, Marcos Pizza (coming soon)Orange Theory Fitness (coming soon), Twin Liquors

LA Fitness AW Grimes and Hwy 79) Round Rock

Spanish Schoolhouse… Immersion Spanish Preschool (4000 Sunrise Rd.)  Round Rock

CVS Pharmacy (coming soon)…. FM 1431 near Mayfield Ranch Round Rock

Chick Fil A (coming soon)…. University Ave next to McDonald’s Round Rock

Lupe Tortilla (coming soon)…. Near Bass Pro Shop Round Rock

The Breezz (coming soon)…. Gattis School Rd and Double Creek Round Rock

Office space for remote workers, mail boxes, event space for groups of 30 or less, comedy club

La Casita Mexican Restaurant, 800

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5609 Jim Hogg Avenue Austin Texas 78756

Looking for a move-in-ready single story home in Austin?. Call  512-264-5115 to schedule a showing. 

Unique Austin property with two homes on over one-third acres in North Austin in 78756. The front house is a charming turn of the century craftsman style home built in the early 1920s. High ceilings, long leaf pine flooring, abundance of natural light, charming contemporary kitchen with many original finishes. The back house is a rustic income producing Airbnb with a stone fireplace, two bedrooms, full kitchen, and private deck. The grounds are lush and very private with mature trees and backs to a wet weather creek. Move-in condition. No HOA. Hurry, this amazing opportunity will go quick!


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811 Wood Mesa Drive Round Rock Texas 78665

Looking for a beautiful home in Round Rock?. Call  512-264-5115 to schedule a showing. 

Premium North Facing home built by Lennar in 2006 in Teravista Master Planned Community with beautiful views of golf course and water features. Gourmet kitchen with center island, granite countertops, beautiful trendy wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, open floorplan with fireplace and spacious rooms. Formal dining and office has high ceilings and wood flooring, large family room with tile flooring and eat-in kitchen. Three large bedrooms upstairs with oversize game room. All side brick, large extended back patio with covered pergola, wrought iron fencing, irrigation system. Hurry, this amazing

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3750 Mountain View Drive Kingsland Texas 78638

Looking for a home with land?. Call  512-572-1419 to schedule a showing. 

Fabulous 3 acres with View of the Packsaddle Mountains; 3 car garage; 3 bedrooms with craft room off of master bedroom, chefs kitchen; high ceilings; and outside grill.  The circular drive is lined with beautiful oak trees for a dramatic entry to this lovely estate.  Other highlights include low taxes @ 1.7042 and no HOA.

Local Information:

  • City of Kingsland Website
  • Llano ISD
  • State Elected Officials
  • Local Shopping

Listed by Karen Mattis, Realtor®, Realty Texas, LLC

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1033 Dyer Crossing Way, Round Rock TX 78665

Looking for a beautiful home in Round Rock?. Call  512-264-5115 to schedule a showing. 

Built by Gehan Homes in 2009 in the Dyer Creek Neighborhood of Round Rock. This gorgeous home has an abundance of natural light, gas fireplace, crown molding, upgraded wood laminate and hard tile flooring, spacious rooms with walk-in closets, large open kitchen with granite countertops and under mount sink, stainless steel appliances, 42’ beautiful wood cabinetry, breakfast bar, and ample storage. Four bedrooms, office, two full and one half bath, two large living areas, large master suite with extra bonus sitting area, large spacious master bath with soaker tub, enormous Texas-sized master closet, three car

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1006 Bluff Drive Round Rock Texas 78681

Looking for a move-in-ready condo in Round Rock? Call  512-387-9814 to schedule a showing. 

Gorgeous home with pool in desirable Round Rock West on over-sized corner lot. Abundance of natural light throughout. Large, open family and dining rooms. Stone surround built-ins and cozy fireplace for relaxation and entertaining.  Expansive yard with large pristine pool and beautiful trees and gardens. Close proximity to elementary, middle and high school. Fresh paint, updated flooring and large Master suite with office or exercise area.  Garage has storage workshop area. Shingles replaced in 2015.

Local Information:

  • City of Round Rock Website
  • Round Rock ISD
  • State Elected Officials


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3951 Lord Byron Drive, Round Rock, TX 78664

Popular Lookout at Brushy Creek

Amazing home with a beautifully remodeled kitchen. Modern flare is accented with upgraded slim line lighting, granite counters, high end gas appliances, designer accented fireplace surround in open concept family room/kitchen area. Master bedroom suite is downstairs accented with bay window. Large walk in closet. Updated guest bath has vessel sink. Upstairs has a huge game/media area plus 3 bedrooms/2 baths. One bedroom has a balcony overlooking backyard. Great schools and location. Welcome Home! Call  512-590-1833 to schedule a showing.

Local Information:

  • City of Round Rock Website
  • Round Rock ISD
  • State Elected Officials

Listed by Leisa Ormsbee,

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