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New Construction Homes Set the Bar

Posted by on 4-04-18 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, waterfront homes on Lake LBJ, waterfront lots on Lake LBJ, waterfront property on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on New Construction Homes Set the Bar

There is an interesting phenomenon happening in Lake LBJ Real Estate and that involves new construction homes currently being built.  A quick drive around Lake LBJ will quickly prove that many property owners are tearing down old fishing cabins on the lake and replacing them with new construction homes.  Many of these homes are of a more contemporary nature, larger in size and frankly just more expensive to build.  I find it hard to believe that any of these new homes are being built for less than $200-$250/ft and I have heard that homes by well known San Antonio architecture firm, Lake Flato are costing upwards of $450/ft not including land costs.

What I find interesting is that many of these homes are being built at costs that far exceed what the current or previous markets have ever bore in terms of value.  These homes are setting new records for their community and ultimately raising the bar for the future Lake LBJ Real Estate market.

With such a scarce amount of actual property on Lake LBJ and a even more scarce number of GREAT properties I believe the market will have to catch up.  The majority of these home owners own these properties as second and third homes and these people are wealthy telling me its highly unlikely they will sell for less than what they have invested when the time comes.

  1. Invest in Great Waterfront – These are the properties that are being torn down because their land value is higher than the cost of the property with the old house on it
  2. Resale homes may not be as expensive as you think.  Many of these homes can be purchased for below replacement cost.  When the bar is raised these properties will see great appreication
  3. Hire the Expert! – when buying Lake LBJ Real Estate you need a trusted professional that knows the lake and understands the market.  A experienced broker will lead you in the right direction and help you make a sound investment
  4. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone – Be open to new areas and look at properties you might have originally thought you wouldn’t want to see.  You never know whats hiding around the corner

If you or someone you know is in the market for Lake LBJ Real Estate I strongly encourage you to pick up the phone and give me a call at (512) 786-1515.  Allow me to share my passion for Lake LBJ Real Estate with you and help you invest wisely on Lake LBJ.  Talk soon!

-Eric Carvajal

 

Spring Break on Lake LBJ

Posted by on 3-03-18 in Blue Lake Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Spring Break on Lake LBJ

If you will be visiting the Texas Hill Country for Spring Break it may be a good time to look at some Lake LBJ real estate while you arehere.  Our team will be working hard and available to show any potential buyers around and educate them on the market.  There is healthy amount of inventory on the Lake LBJ Real Estate market and some sellers are motivated to cut a deal.  Before you just go out looking with any real estate agent I recommend working with a trusted professional that knows the lake and understands the market.  In fact, if they don’t live on Lake LBJ full time then they probably aren’t going to be  the best resource for your real estate needs.

No matter if you are looking at multi million dollar properties in Horseshoe Bay or a modest home in Granite Shoals I am experienced in selling Lake LBJ real estate and would love to assist you.  Contact me today at (512) 786-1515 and allow me to share my passion for Lake LBJ real estate with you.

Eagle’s Point on Lake LBJ

Posted by on 2-02-18 in Blue Lake Estates | Comments Off on Eagle’s Point on Lake LBJ


226 Pecan Creek – Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Posted by on 2-02-18 in Horseshoe Bay Real Estate, Oak Ridge Estates | Comments Off on 226 Pecan Creek – Horseshoe Bay, Texas

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Best Value on Lake LBJ Under $1million

Posted by on 1-01-18 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Best Value on Lake LBJ Under $1million

If you are in the market for a great piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate then you are understand that the market is tight and good deals are hard to come by.  Don’t get your head down, I have the perfect one for you!……. and its a sleeper.

 

Check out 136 Winding Way in Sunrise Beach.  This is a 2009 built log-style cabin on one of the most unique settings you will find on Lake LBJ.  If you look closely at the pictures you may see what looks to be “channel” waterfront but don’t be fooled.  This is actually a nice cove tucked back into a very private and unique setting.  The water is wide and deep here and provides and awesome fishing and swimming area; basically your own private lake!  This property has over 400 ft of water which includes a private island connected to the main property by a bridge.  136 Winding Way is covered with trees and very unique Granite outcroppings; you have to see it for yourself.

 

This property also includes a newly built boat dock with steel piers into the water (a $50k value) that will last for a very long time.  This house has 2 bedrooms, one up and one down, each with their bathrooms but it also has a very cool sleeping loft which will help you sleep more friends and family.  There is also room on this large property for a additional guest house or suite. The property is listed at $700,000 and in this price range its hard to find a good investment that doesn’t need a ton of work.  Come see for yourself!

If you or someone you know is interested in this great piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate contact me today at (512) 786-1515. I look forward to hearing from you!

Before You Dive in to the LBJ Market Hire the Expert

Posted by on 1-01-18 in Horseshoe Bay Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate, waterfront homes on Lake LBJ, waterfront property on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on Before You Dive in to the LBJ Market Hire the Expert

 

Buying Lake LBJ Real Estate is no easy task and when the market is as strong as it is today buyers must work with a market expert in order to make a smart investment on the lake.  Overpaying for real estate is a mistake that many buyers make due to their lack of knowledge and experience.  It also comes from having bad representation.  A good broker knows where properties should trade and can help you negotiate the best deal on your waterfront real estate purchase. Negotiations move fast and knowing where to offer, when to hold firm on your price and when you should increase your offer to get a deal done is critical in the buying process.

The most important factor to consider is the cost of the land.  What is the actual lot worth?  What is the future potential of the land?  Once the land value is established its pretty easy to calculate replacement cost of any improvements and structure on the property.  Determining the premium placed on those improvements being done is something a market expert can assist you with and will help you understand the fair market value of the particular piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate.

Before you dive in to buying Lake LBJ Real Estate contact me at (512) 786-1515 and let me assist you in better understanding my market.  I look forward to meeting you!

 

Welcome to Lake LBJ’s #1 – Eagle’s Point

Posted by on 1-01-18 in Blue Lake Estates, Blue Lake Real Estate, Everything Else, Horseshoe Bay, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Welcome to Lake LBJ’s #1 – Eagle’s Point

Take a few moments to watch this short video showcasing Lake LBJ’s #1.  Eagle’s Point is a 6 bed, 4.5 bath with over 400 wf ft on the best east-facing, waterfront Peninsula on Lake LBJ, covered with mature oak trees.  This marvelous work of art was designed by Webber + Studio and perfectly executed to offer panoramic views of Lake LBJ for almost every room.  Floor to ceiling glass like you have never before seen are supported by large steel beams to bring Lake LBJ right inside the living room . 3 living areas, 3 fireplaces, indoor fire pit and stainless steal hot tub add to this magnificent estate elevating to a class of its own in the Texas Hill Country.   This property is listed for sale at $4,995,000.  Contact me at (512) 786-1515 to schedule a private tour.

 

 

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Lake LBJ Fixer Upper with 186 ft of Waterfront

Posted by on 1-01-18 in Everything Else | Comments Off on Lake LBJ Fixer Upper with 186 ft of Waterfront

If you are in the market for Lake LBJ Real Estate and you have the appetite for a fixer upper continue reading.

313 Belaire Circle in Granite Shoals is a prime point in Emerald Cove with 186 ft of excellent open waterfront.  The house is a 3 bedroom house with 2 full baths and 2 half baths currently occupied by the same owner since 1980, as a full time residence.  The asking price is $675k.   Call me at (512) 786-1515 to schedule a private showing as I am confident you will find it to be worthwhile.

 

 

2902 Pack Saddle Blue Lake Estates

Posted by on 12-12-17 in Horseshoe Bay Real Estate, waterfront homes on Lake LBJ | Comments Off on 2902 Pack Saddle Blue Lake Estates

Sleepy Cabin on Fantastic Waterfront Lot

Posted by on 12-12-17 in Horseshoe Bay Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Sleepy Cabin on Fantastic Waterfront Lot

You see it first!  The ink is still fresh on this one but we are so excited about our newest listing in Sandy Harbor on Lake LBJ we had to share it!  Super cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with 70 waterfront feet on a gorgeous part of Lake LBJ. Large flat yard with plenty of room to throw the football and one of the most beautiful live oak trees I have ever seen.  Don’t be fooled by the small cabin as this place is spacious and comfortable and with the 600 sq ft screened in porch your guests will be thankful they got the invite.  Sandy Harbor is one of the closets parts of Lake LBJ to Austin and San Antonio, located next door to Blue Lake Estates off Hwy 71 in Llano County.  The asking price is $535,000 and the owner is considering a package deal that includes the boat and wave runners.

If you or someone you know needs to see this property or assistance with Horseshoe Bay Real Estate call me at (512) 786-1515

 

      

 

 

 

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