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Not in MLS – Lake LBJ Soft Contemporary on Open Water

Posted by on 4-04-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Not in MLS – Lake LBJ Soft Contemporary on Open Water

If you are in the market for a special Lake House I may have just the place! Check out our newest listing on Lake LBJ located at 105 Inspiration in Sunrise Beach. This 2020 built, soft contemporary home is perched atop a large, east-facing lot with 145 feet of prime open water with nice cove-protection created by a natural island located just off the shoreline.  The 4 bedroom home with built to maximize lakefront living and is perfect to entertain family, friends and guests.  Wide-open floor plan with 4 bedrooms (2 on the main floor) plus office, game room, a 750 bottle cooled wine room. The property includes a 15,000 gallon pool and spa, a gorgeous, covered outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower and steel-constructed boat dock on very deep water.

This home is not yet in MLS and is available for showings!  Qualified buyers reach out for a first look at this incredible piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate!

 

Golf Courses Around Lake LBJ

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, waterfront property on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on Golf Courses Around Lake LBJ

If you are an avid golfer then you will love what Lake LBJ has in store for you.  In very close proximity there are numerous golf courses, both public and private, for players of all skill levels.  Some nearby Golf Courses are:

 

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Escondido

Blue Lake Golf Club

Lighthouse Country Club

Legends Golf Course

Hidden Falls Golf Course

Deleware Springs

Lake Cliff Golf Club

 

With so many great golf courses in close proximity it comes as no surprise that the popularity of waterfront property on Lake LBJ continues to grow.  The truth is that here there is something for everyone!  If you have ever considered making an investment in Real Estate on Lake LBJ I’d love to chat with you and learn more about your goals.  As a true local expert that doesn’t just sell here but that also lives here I’d love to assist you in finding your dream waterfront property on Lake LBJ.  We are your trusted local advisor at Lake LBJ. Give me a call at (512) 786-1515 and lets meet!

Airports Around Lake LBJ

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Airports Around Lake LBJ

Accessibility in a second home community is very important and in my opinion increases real estate values of a given area.  Many Lake LBJ Real Estate owners like to fly private to their lake homes and/or are hobby pilots and want to be able to play in the area.  Lake LBJ offers many of options when it comes to airports with runways accessible by planes of all sizes.  Below is a list of some of the airports around Lake LBJ:

 

Horseshoe Bay Jet Center

Sunrise Beach Airport

Burnet Municipal Airport

Granite Shoals Airport

Spicewood Airport

Llano Municipal Airport

Kingsland Estates Airport

Shirley Williams Airport

 

If you are interested in learning more about Lake LBJ Real Estate that is close to an airport give me a call.  As your local real estate expert we are very familiar with the various waterfront communities around Lake LBJ and would love to assist you in finding your dream getaway at Lake LBJ.  Reach out at (512) 786-1515 any time!

 

SOLD on Lake LBJ

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Kingsland Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate, waterfront property on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on SOLD on Lake LBJ

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We are so excited to have closed 130 Hidden Oaks in Kingsland, Texas! This will be the third home in a row on the street that we have sold through the years and we love delivering results to the clients we serve.  This single-story home with 4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths sits on a phenomenal piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate with some of the BEST waterfront money can buy and amazing views of historic Packsaddle Mountain. The property went under contract 6 days after we listed the property in MLS which gives credit to current market conditions on Lake LBJ.  This is also a testament to what great marketing and salesmanship does for waterfront property on Lake LBJ in the current market.

When you hire our team to represent your listings we put our best foot forward every time.  Our marketing plan for Lake LBJ Real Estate starts with property prep to ensure our listings present in the best light possible.  We then move forward with the BEST real estate photography to ensure our properties are appealing to the eye online and via social media. We then tap into our vast network of agents, brokers and buyers to get as much exposure as possible on the listings we represent. We show all of our listings in person and we SELL them! The plan worked and this one is done.

If we can be of assistance helping you buy or sell Lake LBJ Real Estate please give me a call.  We are your local, trusted EXPERTS on the lake!

 

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, waterfront property on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

Buying waterfront property on Lake LBJ is a marathon and not a sprint.  In my opinion you should invest in what I like to call “Keepers”; properties that you will be happy to own for many years and even pass along from generation to generation.  Flip properties are few and far between and this strategy can be very risky when it comes to Lake LBJ Real Estate.  Sure there are opportunities that present themselves but in my opinion a buy and hold strategy is much safer.  Below are a few things to consider when investing in Lake LBJ Real Estate:

-Buy great waterfront. If you take this advice you will thank me later and more importantly will have something that you will enjoy owning and that others will want to buy from you. 

-Look for properties with unique qualities that make an asset unique. Things like beautiful trees, big views, granite-bottom under the lake, flat, etc. are always a plus.

– Don’t buy just to buy. If you cannot afford what you want to buy then wait.  

-Work with an experienced broker that specializes in the specific market you are searching in.  This should give you access to special deals and opportunities that may not be listed in the open market. 

-Set an accurate and realistic budget so you can afford to and be comfortable with holding the property for a long time.

If you are in the market for waterfront property on Lake LBJ give me a call.  I know the lake and understand the local market.  I have access to off-market deals and opportunities and can assist you in finding your dream lake home that will also be a solid investment.

 

The “Transition” on Lake LBJ

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Kingsland, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on The “Transition” on Lake LBJ

One of my favorite parts of Lake LBJ is a stretch of water that I like to call “The Transition” which is the portion of the lake in between the main body and the confluence of the Colorado River and the Llano River.  Here you will find a very low density of development with large swaths of ranch land lining both sides of the lake.  The natural shoreline on both sides almost eats the waves making for much more calm and ideal for water sports.  Because of the lack of development you will also find abundant wildlife here which is always nice.  I have been told by a reputable source that prior to the formation of the Highland Lakes system there was a natural waterfall on the Colorado River in this area which was a major crossing point for native inhabitants.  This is likely the reason why you will find the Nightengale Archealogical Center owned by the LCRA which is where they have found artifacts dating back as early as 10,000 years ago.

When searching for your dream piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate its critical to understand the differences in areas. As your trusted advisor on Lake LBJ I know how to steer you in the right direction.  Give me a call when you are ready to discuss buying and owning Lake LBJ Real Estate. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Just Listed in Sunrise Beach

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate on Lake LBJ, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Just Listed in Sunrise Beach

If you like a good investment opportunity on Lake LBJ I have one for you!  280 E Lakeshore is a very interesting offering with 2 separately platted lots totalling 100 waterfront feet.  There is an existing 2 bedroom cabin with a lower level basement and additional bath, that is in great, livable condition and a newly built, steel constructed boat dock with two boat slips ready for your toys. This southwest facing lot is tree-studded with gorgeous oaks of various varieties and lots of grass to spread out and play. My favorite feature of this one-of-a-kind property is the crushed granite bottom lake bottom just below the water without any muck or slime; ideal for family and friends to play in the lake.  It is very hard to subdivide property on Lake LBJ so having two lots is extremely valuable.  Build across both or use just one and sell one off, lots of options here! This incredible piece of waterfront property on Lake LBJ is listed at $1,950,000. Qualified buyers reach out to learn more!

Two Boat Slips are Better than One

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Buyer Representation, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Two Boat Slips are Better than One

When buying a property on Lake LBJ it is very important to consider the waterfront improvements, specifically the boat dock, which often times gets overlooked.  A new dock can cost anywhere between 75k to $200k plus but I have had clients spend more than $1 million construct a dock on Lake LBJ.  Because boat docks are not cheap, it is very important to consider the existing dock, if one does exist, and what it would need to accommodate modern day boats.  Personally I like to see boat docks with two boat slips and here is why:

1) Everyone likes toys and room for additional toys.   Having two slips gives you the flexibility to add a boat in the future and often times I see clients convert existing boat slips into waverunner or even kayak / canoe storage.

2) If you plan to rent your property out its always nice to have a place to store your boat while leaving a slip open for your tenants. Properties that have a boat slip for guests will rent at a premium over those that do not and this will also increase occupancy rates.

3) Guest parking – do you have friends with a house on Lake LBJ?  Having a spot for your friends and guests to pull up by boat enhances Lake Life tremendously. Tying boats up on the side of the dock can be problematic and damaging to the boat, specifically on busy lake days.

4) Rental income – how about the idea of renting out a free space to a friend?  Boat slips are in extremely high demand and even the marinas are full.  Having an available boat slip on Lake LBJ could be a valuable cash flow to help offset some of your holding costs.

5) Resale value – When it comes time to sell your waterfront home on Lake LBJ, a second boat slip will help you stand out.  For the reasons I posted above buyers like extra space and parking for toys.  Just like a bigger home, a bigger dock is more valuable in the open market, especially if it is built right and well maintained.

 

If you are in the market for waterfront property on Lake LBJ I highly encourage you to engage a local expert that knows the lake, understands the market and that will work hard to help you find the right spot. There are so many ins and outs to lakefront ownership, and you need someone to help you navigate through the process.  If I can help you buy, sell or own waterfront property on Lake LBJ please reach out at (512) 786-1515.  Thanks for reading!

Fish in the Highland Lakes

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Market Update | Comments Off on Fish in the Highland Lakes

What Kind of Fish can I expect to catch in the Highland Lakes?  With various bodies of water and various habitats within each, it comes as no surprise that fishing the Highland Lakes can be quite rewarding.  Depending on the time of year and location you are fishing you can expect to catch the following species in the area:

-Large Mouth Bass

-Guadalupe Bass

-Striped Bass

-White Bass

-Crappie

-Sunfish

-Carp

You can go at it alone or you can hire one of the various fishing guides that service this area. Of course they know all the honey holes and can usually put you in the right place at the right time for a successful trip.  If you need recommendations, have any questions or need assistance buying, selling or owning Lake LBJ Real Estate please reach at (512) 786-1515.   We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Just Listed: Rental Ready on the Colorado Arm

Posted by on 2-02-24 in Kingsland Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Just Listed: Rental Ready on the Colorado Arm

We are super excited about our newest listing on Lake LBJ at 2028 Williams Lakeshore.  This 4 bed, 3.5 bath, single-story home was completely renovated from the ground up with no expense spared to create the ideal getaway / lakefront rental on LBJ. The southern-facing lot is long with a gentle slope, lots of green grass and a lake-fed pond.  A newly built two-stall boat dock with oversized slips and ample tower clearance was just completed.  Did I mention the pool?  Just completed this mini swimming pool is the perfect amenity to boost occupancy rates and provide a nice place to cool off in the hot summer months.  This exceptional piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate is being offered fully furnished for a turn-key experience and so that the new buyer can put this one right into the rental pool.  No one wants to buy a project and neither do you.  Contact me today at (512) 786-1515 to schedule your walk through. The Lake Life on Lake LBJ awaits you!