Georgetown, TX Real Estate News

By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
   Georgetown Texas - 1-Acre lot bank foreclosure being sold As-Is with a $10,000 minimum bid and a $74,900 list price. Comparable large lot homes in this area can sell as high as $350,000 after rehab or $450,000 if you build new. Located in West Georgetown near the San Gabriel River. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, approx 2,100 square feet built in 1971. Feeds into very highly demanded Georgetown ISD schools. Great property with tons of potential less than 5 miles from I-35. High level of privacy and wooded beauty. Game room. Circle Drive. Huge trees. City utilities. Low 1.9745 tax rate. Dead-end street. Wood floors. No HOA. The lot is approximately 163 feet wide by 267 feet deep. Walk to the San Gabriel River.   A Realist report with the full address which includes a CoreLogic ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Oct 2016 Sun City Texas Real Estate Report & Home Sales SummaryText Version  Sun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryOctober 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   October-16 October-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $170,000 $150,000 13.3% High $494,000 $503,000 -1.8% Average $279,787 $264,647 5.7% Median $256,500 $239,500 7.1% Units Sold 32 33 -3.0%           Oct YTD 16 Oct YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $150,000 11.7% High $855,000 $529,000 61.6% Average $283,759 $273,635 3.7% Median $265,000 $257,500 2.9% Units Sold 371 380 -2.4% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS November 2, 2016 Month of October 2016 –   Congratulations to the World Champion Cubs!  108 years in the making ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Pedal to the Metal- Summer Over, We're Off and RunninGSun City TX residents are flocking back after summer escapes. The temperatures are lower, home values higher.  We in the real estate business are watching the market while most in our 55+ neighbors are getting back in the swing of town halls, clubs, social and fitness pursuits. There are no schools in our age-restricted community, yet habits of many years follow into active retirement.   Community news arrives in digital form, and  in Sun Rays magazine delivered to every home by the end of the previous month.  We keep up, and mark our calendars accordingly. Town Halls in the Sun City Ballroom are open to all interested, and are recorded for access on the community association website and on News and Views, broadcast to residents on c...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Sept. 2016 Sun City Texas Real Estate Report & Home Sales SummaryText VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummarySeptember 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   September-16 September-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $182,000 $156,450 16.3% High $511,000 $429,000 19.1% Average $298,543 $263,624 13.2% Median $287,500 $237,750 20.9% Units Sold 37 42 -11.9%           Sept YTD 16 Sept YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $156,450 7.1% High $855,000 $529,000 61.6% Average $284,052 $274,490 3.5% Median $265,000 $260,000 1.9% Units Sold 336 347 -3.2% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS October 2, 2016 Month of September 2016 – The most striking thing about September’s sales results is t...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 20th Birthday Celebratations Mean Fun, Friends and Staying Healthy  Note:  Sun Rays Magazine in Sun City TX features regular articles about our 20th anniversary year.  This blog is based on a recent article about Del Webb, the original developer of Sun City, TX. Throughout 2016 events we're celebrating 20 thriving years of community growth in central Texas.  From early on residents founded many popular seasonal events, activities and clubs.It all started with one man who listened, watched and had the courage of his conviction.  After WWII  Del Webb switched his construction company from war contracts to building housing developments. By 1960 Webb saw a need for a retirement community where residents remained active, socially engaged, and had the time to pursue interests they'd put asid...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Rugg Realty MGA Club Championship UnderwayIn Sun City Texas   Early morning Tees times are the best!Rugg Realty 512-818-6700
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City TX Real Estate Report August, 2016 Provided by Rugg RealtyText VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryAugust 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   August-16 August-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $185,900 $174,500 6.5% High $455,000 $529,000 -14.0% Average $284,108 $275,010 3.3% Median $262,500 $249,000 5.4% Units Sold 49 44 11.4%           Aug YTD 16 Aug YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $165,000 1.5% High $855,000 $529,000 61.6% Average $282,258 $275,986 2.3% Median $264,900 $265,000 0.0% Units Sold 299 305 -2.0% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS September 11, 2016 Month of August 2016 – The exuberance the recent market has lacked returned in August. Unit volu...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Rugg Realty Sun City Golf Cub Championship Begins Tomorrow 9/12/16 Local real estate company, Rugg Realty LLC, is the named sponsor for the Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship in 2016. This is a 3 day tournament played on all 3 Sun City Texas courses over an entire week followed by a banquet on Saturday 9/17/16 to announce winners.  160 golfers will compete in multiple flights for prizes and "bragging rights" as the 2016 Club Champion.Stay tuned for more details.
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Georgetown Texas - HUD owned fixer-upper built in 2001 being sold As-Is. Located in Georgian Place subdivision. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 1,758 square feet, on a 0.168acre lot. Comparable properties can sell as high as $190,000 in this subdivision. Feeds into very highly demanded Georgetown ISD schools. Buyer must verify all information and features. Tile floors, kitchen island, bay windows, crown molding, walk-in closets, garden tub, separate shower, ceiling fans, and a large patio in the spacious fenced backyard. Great property with tons of potential only minutes away from the Southwestern University. Georgian Place is a quiet suburb in Georgetown just east of I35. Homes here were built around the year 2000. Open floor plans, roomy kitchens, and large backyards are typi...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
The Home and Garden TV Effect  Like it or not, TV shows can shape expectations and emotions. Having conducted an unscientific survey recently at social gathering, it seems even people who "don't watch HGTV" still recognize favorite shows and hosts. One plus for us, who list, sell, rent and represent buyers, is HGTV's emphasis on always using a real estate agent to advise and shepard transactions to positive conclusion.In a typical format an agent works with a single or couple. Agents and clients are realistic and normal in appearance. Buyers and sellers are all racial, ethnic, family and couple combinations, with budgets ranging from 1K to > 1M.  Agents are always professional as they guide clients to understand trade offs between desires and budgets.  When your client say "we'll just k...
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
   Georgetown Texas - Huge 0.31-Acre Lot 1-Story HUD owned fixer-upper single family home built in 2006 by Lennar. Located in Meadows of Georgetown subdivision being sold As-Is by HUD. Comparable properties can sell as high as $195,000 in this subdivision. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 1,442 square feet, on a huge private level 0.31-acre lot. Feeds into very highly demanded Georgetown ISD schools. Buyer must verify all information and features.   Meadows of Georgetown is an established suburban community located near Toll 130 in East Georgetown. Homeowners here love their neighborhood’s location close to the new toll road and downtown Georgetown eateries and shopping. The homes in Meadows of Georgetown feature classic suburban designs with spacious backyards. If you’re looking ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Elections- "They all vote!" in a 55+ Community I know, it's best practice to avoid talking about politics and religion.  I don't share my personal views, however it's useful to understand the 55+ demographic is a high turnout population.  When we're helping clients seeking the best retirement location for their needs it can be challenging during a major election season. Sun City, TX has dozens of chartered clubs and interest groups.  Two political interest groups are active with the forthcoming presidential election November 8.  Both Sun City Democrats and Republican Club of Sun City.   Meetings are accessible by golf cart, on foot or by car at one of the amenity centers, or  in the main ballroom.  Both support local, state and federal candidates on the ballot, and cooperate with Willia...
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By George Kiefer, Broker-Owner, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
  Georgetown Texas - Jimmy Jacobs Custom built in 2008. Greenbelt lot. Luxury featured 1 story with 3 bedrooms plus a small study. 2 full baths. 2 car garage. 1,960 square feet. Hardwood floors. 0.155-acre lot size (61' by 112'). Granite counters. Fireplace. 8-foot doors. Over-sized walk-thru utility room. Walk-in pantry. Jenn-Air appliances. Plantation shutters throughout. Recently installed carpet in all bedrooms. Quiet street. 10-foot ceilings. Covered patio. 4 sides stone. Sprinkler system. Security System. Master bedroom with double vanity, separate shower, granite counters, jetted garden tub,  and huge walk-in closet. Natural gas neighborhood. Low HOA fees and tax rate. State-of-the-art amenities center, 24-hour fitness club, grand ballroom, hobby/game room, library, and wrap-aro...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
 Rental properties offer the rare opportunity to generate extra cash in post-work life. Indeed, a well-located unit can produce an extra $200 to $1,000 per month after expenses.Another big plus of income-producing properties is that the IRS lets you depreciate the building portion of your property (minus the land) over 27.5 years, which means much of your cash flow will be tax-deferred. Including real property into your retirment plan along with your other investments is a wise strategy. Contact me at: alan@alaninaustin.com to find out more on investing in real estate for retirement.  
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
What Does Zillow & Others Say About Their Own AVM Products?The July 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR magazine has an article about Automated Valuation Models or AVMs for short.  The article included a graphic ( included below) with quotes from several of the noteworthy companies about lack of reliability in their own valuations. I don't think the article goes far enough to really explain the problem, at least in Texas.  Texas is a nondisclosure state. This simply means  that the sale price of a residential property is not disclosed to anyone, other than the parties to the transaction and included in the MLS.  It's not shared with Zillow, the County Tax Assessor, For Sale By Owner dot com, or any other entity other than licensed REALTORS who belong to the local MLS.What this means is these AV...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Georgetown, TX is Growing by Word of Mouth As the fastest growing city of it's size, Georgetown, in central Texas, is convenient to Austin for employment, entertainment, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Browse the user friendly website Georgetown, TX and you'll see why the city claims “the most beautiful town square in Texas.”Friday night concerts on the town square are free and fun for all ages. Warm summer evenings are ideal for strolling the town square shops, stopping for refreshment, or enjoying a picnic and glass of wine on the courthouse lawn.The city has beautiful parks and open spaces. City services and local government are managing growth well. New home developments for families are bringing more grocery stores, restauants and shops to choose from. One component of ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Rugg Realty To Sponsor Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship Sept. 2016Just AnnouncedRugg Realty has agreed to become the named sponsor for the Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship, September, 12, 14, & 16 2016. We are thrilled to become a part of this event and want to thank Sun City Texas and all residents for help make Rugg Realty the fastest growing real estate broker in town for the past 6 years.The Rugg Realty, Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship is a 3 day tournament followed by a banquet for all players.  Come join us for fun, golf, & camaraderie.For more information contact Brian Rugg, 512-966-3200 or Brian@RuggRealty.com         
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Latest Cost Per Sq.Ft. Results for Sun City Texas June 2016 The chart above presents the latest cost per square foot of homes sold in Sun City Texas and recordes over a 13 month historic running total.  Provided by Rugg Realty.
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