Pflugerville, TX Real Estate News

Pflugerville is the name of a very rapidly expanding small city northeast of Austin, and there are many opportunities in the city of Pflugerville. The city was originally named for the Henry Pfluger family in 1849, and the city was first expanded after a dam was constructed in the 1850s on the Gilleland Creek which provided water for the train and facilitated the construction of roadways. The small city is situated on the Williamson County and Travis County boundary, so there are parts of the city in both counties. The plat for the city of Pflugerville was registered in February of 1904 by George Pfluger and his son Albert, and many of the wooden downtown structures on Main and Pecan were built by Conrad Pfluger in the early 1900s. The first cotton gin in the city was also built in 1904...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Along with the newest developments that have sprung up in Pflugerville over the past year or so, I am happy to see another one in the works, just across from the Wal-Mart on 685.  Here are some posts that I wrote about Stone Hill Town Center and Pfluger Crossing: Pflugerville, Texas is Getting Two New Shopping Centers! According to the plat map provided by SCC Developments on their website, the new center (which I think is called Pflugerville Town Center) looks to have a strip center, along with a "big box" retail store (117,000 s.f.) and several other free-standing buildings.  I read on another blog that Walgreen's was the probable first tenant, which would be great. They are in the process of extending Pfennig Lane into the new development right now, and the construction appears to b...
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By Jeff Self
(Self Homes Realty)
My friend Kim contacted me and found this pup who needs a home. If anyone would like to adopt this beautiful brown baby, he looks like he would be a great family dog and protector!  
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Today was the Pflugerville Pfamily Pfestival & Expo and it could not have been a more perfect fall weather day for the event. The turn out was great and people really enjoyed all the happenings. There was something for everyone including over 100 business and community organization exhibits and demonstrations featuring Classic car show, Travis County Star Flight and Texas National Guard helicopter displays, public safety displays, performances by local school, youth and church groups plus a lot more.  Oh, and plenty of food from some of Pflugerville's fine restaurants. The Greater Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce hosts the Expo each year to showcase local businesses and community organization exhibits.  This year marked the 10 year event celebration. The theme for this years festival wa...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
I love the fall season. Here in Texas, with a hint of cooler air and a nice seasonal selection of vegetables, flowers and other assorted outdoor plantings, it's like spring all over again for gardeners. One of my favorite places to shop for all my landscape needs is Green N Growing located in downtown Pflugerville.  On a recent visit here, I took a few pictures to share your way. Enjoy the tour of flowers, plants and trees at this captivating garden palace - Green N Growing. Green N Growing is a family owned Garden Center and Nursery open year around. Tim & Rhonda Pfluger own and operate Green N Growing since 1975.  Their daughter, Michelle, is also part of the day to day garden business here.  The Pflugers know everything there is to know about gardening. The indoor gift and garden cen...
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For years, Pflugerville has had one of the highest property tax rates in the Austin area, but with five consecutive years of decreasing rates, Mayor Jeff Coleman said those days might soon come to an end. "I firmly believe that in the next four to seven years, this city is going to have to make a dramatic decrease in the tax rate," he said. "By then, Stone Hill [Town Center] will be full, Verde [commercial development] will be full. It's just going to take some time." City officials anticipate that commercial growth in Pflugerville will continue to push the property tax rate down, as it has done in other cities experiencing similar growth. But Coleman said it will take time for retailers to generate the substantial sales tax revenue needed to change the city's funding mix. Growing pains...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Come join the fun at the 2008 Pflamily Pfestival & Expo Saturday October 18th from 9:00 to 3:00.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Expo.  Admission is free. This year the event will take place on the grounds of Hill Country Bible Church located at 303 E. Pfluger Pkwy. Activities planned are Merchant booths, performances by local church and youth groups, classic auto displays, child ID, kid's activities, helicopter displays, demonstrations, Fire Safety House and much more. Concessions will be provided by HEB plus participating Merchants will offer some fabulous door prizes. While you're here, I welcome you to stop by our Gaston & Sheehan Realty Booth and register for a great door prize.  
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Thanks to the rapid commercial growth occurring in the Pflugerville, Texas area, residents (me included) will continue to see property tax rates decreasing over the next 4-7 years.  The Community Impact newspaper featured a story on this in their monthly printed edition, which is generally packed with valuable local information.  I wrote a couple of recent posts about the largest developments, and the construction progress: Stone Hill Town Center - Pflugerville, Texas Shopping - UPDATE! Pflugerville, Texas is Getting Two New Shopping Centers! For years, Pflugerville has had one of the highest tax rates in the general Austin area, although they are competitive with cities of similar size around Texas.  The homes are still VERY affordable overall, however.  We have lived in Pflugerville s...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
If you want to know where to find me in the mid-day hours next Saturday, I will be attending the Pflugerville Pfamily Pfestival with my own "pfamily".  It starts at 9am and runs until 3pm on the 18th, and it will be held on the grounds of Hill Country Bible Church at 303 E. Pflugerville Parkway. According to the press/ads that I have seen so far, it looks like fun.  Here are some of the features I noted: Childrens' activities Classic car displays Door prizes Fire safety house - not sure what this entails exactly, but sounds interesting enough Food - always a plus in my book Helicopter displays Merchant booths Live performances Various public safety displays Among the demonstrations and performances will be: Austin Toros Dancers & Mascot - The Toros are the minor league NBA team for the ...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
The Club at Wells Point Subdivision is a warm and welcoming neighborhood nestled in a quiet pocket of Pflugerville and conveniently located just 14 miles north of downtown Austin. Comprised of 350 single family homes built between 1995 and 2001, The Club at Wells Point offers a beautiful and established setting combined with recreational amenities in a convenient location. Homes here are quality built at affordable prices. Some features include 3 to 4 sides brick or natural stone, large landscaped lots with mature trees, 2 or 3 car garages and interiors with various upgrades. The centerpiece of the neighbor is the amenity center where residents come together to enjoy the great outdoors with a variety of activities and events. Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool Splash Pool for Smaller Children C...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Creekside is an attractive neighborhood of approximately 400 homes including the adjoining subsection, Settlers Ridge. Built between 1994 and 1998, the collection of quality built one and two story residences here are nestled on quiet streets with mature trees. Although it's only a 5 minute drive to Interstate 35, 16 miles to downtown Austin, and plenty of shopping conveniences close by, the neighborhood has the suburban flavor in smaller town Pflugerville. Here in Creekside, you'll enjoy an active community of families, young couples, empty-nesters, and other lively people who enjoy a wonderful quality of life in an established neighborhood. Hikers, runners and walkers are drawn to the scenic trails that meander in around the neighborhood. The playground is popular among neighborhood ...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Since the founding of Pflugerville in 1860, there has been much growth and change. Yet even today there are many landmarks that represent the early history of what was once a small farming community. Here are four sites that hark back to those early days. Former Pflugerville Library- The City of Pflugerville provided some funds and a small house at 102 S. 3rdfor a nominal rent where the Library was housed from 1985 until 1999 when it relocated to a new and much larger building. Today, the site of the former library is occupied by a gift shop, Oh-La-La. Hanover's Hardware Store- Hanover's has had a presence in downtown Pflugerville for 102 years opening originally as a saloon in 1903. Years later Tom Hanover reopened the historic building as a hardware store and lumberyard. Hanover sold ...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
  Falcon Pointe is a 700-acre master-planned community in the fast-growing Pflugerville area. As the largest master-planned community in Pflugerville, Falcon Pointe offers homes priced from the $170,000s to $300,000s by leading builders, along with a popular Residents' Club, parks and greenbelt trails. Falcon Pointe is home to three on-site schools, all part of the highly acclaimed Pflugerville Independent School District. Currently, there are 35 new and resale homes available in the Austin MLS in the Falcon Pointe area, with an average asking price of $257,481.  The average square footage for these homes is 2,967, for an average price per square foot of $88.01. Presently, there are 4 homes under contract in the subdivision, with an average listing price of $208,280, and an average squa...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Highland Park is a wonderful newer community of ‘old style' homes inspired by the 1920's. Homes here truly represent the flavor of yesteryear with rear entry garages, covered front porches and white picket fences. Old style, also known as craftsman-style homes, are enjoying a rebirth of interest all over the country, and Highland Park is the only community in Pflugerville of its kind. The neighborhood appeal fits perfectly in time offering pockets of green-space, tree-lined streets and landscaped homes built on narrow lots. The beauty of Highland Park extends to over 100 acres of tranquil parkland, scenic trails and a waterfall fishpond. Active-lifestyle amenities include: Community pool, playground, picnic areas and a basketball court. All this combined with the convenient location to...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
As a six-year resident of the Blackhawk area and a 13-year resident of Pflugerville, I like to keep an eye on the market values here in the area.  When the toll roads opened about a year ago, the prices started trending upward and they have continued to appreciate overall, although more slowly right now, with some tough economic factors at play.  As a fellow homeowner in Blackhawk, this stuff is important to me, too!  Currently, there are 17 resale homes available on the MLS in the Fairways, with an average asking price of $256,210.  The average square footage for these homes is 2,834, for an average price per square foot of $92.17.  This is a couple of dollars higher than the previous quarter. Presently, there are 5 homes under contract in the subdivision, with an average listing price...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
As a resident of Meadows of Blackhawk for almost six years now, I like to keep an eye on the market values here in our neighborhood.  When the toll roads opened about a couple of years ago, the prices started trending upward and they have continued to appreciate for the most part, although things are selling more slowly at the moment.  As a fellow homeowner, this stuff is important to me, too!    Currently, there are 19 homes available in the Meadows, with an average asking price of $223,851.  The average square footage for these homes is 2,634, for an average price per square foot of $86.15.  This is almost identical to the previous quarter.   Presently, there are 5 homes under contract in the subdivision, with an average listing price of $182,280, and an average square footage of 2,27...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
With all the changes and new big-box stores, you can be assured that one thing will not change in Pflugerville ... the people, friendly service and small-town atmosphere at Gaddy's Hardware Store. In the early 1970's, Frank and Lynn Gaddy opened a small feed store in downtown Pflugerville. As time passed, Gaddy's grew to meet the needs of its customers, and they moved to their current location where Gaddy's Hardware Store was established. Even today, the hardware store ‘takes you back a step in time' - a blend of traditional flair with choices of the present in every nook and cranny. The aisles are chocked full of hardware and tools, gardening items, paint, bird feeders, fishing tackle, hunting supplies, locks and more. Tucked in one corner of the store you'll find gift items, wind chi...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
The Texas Crime Prevention Association sponsors an awards program annually to select top crime prevention specialists and activities in a number of categories throughout the state. This year one of Pflugerville's own earned the award of Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager of the Year. Chief Hooker was recognized for the many successful crime prevention programs that he supports and offers to the citizens of Pflugerville. These programs include: * Strong supporter of the D.A.R.E. program* Residential & Commercial Crime Prevention Surveys* National Night Out* Bicycle Rodeo* Drop It and Lock It campaign (to eradicate theft)* Child ID* Neighborhood Watch* Engraver Loaner Program* Stranger Danger presentations* Citizens Police Academy and Citizens On Patrol* S.A.L.T. (Seniors And Law Enfor...
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By Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas
(Gaston & Sheehan Realty)
Located in the heart of historical downtown Pflugerville, the Greater Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce has an honored history for being an advocate to the business community and promoting Pflugerville as a great place to live, work and play. The Chamber works to support and enhance the growth of Pflugerville in many ways. For residents, newcomers, travelers, and potential businesses, they provide a large spectrum of information about Pflugerville. A comprehensive website has been established for the convenience to those out of area. For walk-in visitors, the Chamber provides a brochure rack with plenty of area information including phone books and maps. The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce, whose motto is 'Come Home to Shop' is a strong leader for the benefit of local businesses and cu...
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By Christopher Corbett
(Green Builders Inc.)
This article is addressed to the hardworking realtors who want the competitive edge in finding the right home for their clients. We try to deliver ongoing educational seminars and roundtables for realtors here at the Reserve at Westcreek in Pflugerville.  More often than not I come away with a wealth of knowledge from both the presenter and the visiting realtor community. A realtor recently asked me how I had used open ended questions during her last visit to the Reserve.  I explained that it was a path of meaningful interruption and honest discovery that my questioning took.  Realtors have shared many of their powerful questions and it seems like the most successful of us all agree that clients don't want to be sold, they want to buy.  It is our collective responsibility to ask them th...
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