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2 Waterfront Lots for the Price of 1 (Lake Marble Falls)

Posted by on 4-04-16 in Marble Falls | Comments Off on 2 Waterfront Lots for the Price of 1 (Lake Marble Falls)



This is hands down the best waterfront deal in the Highland Lakes! 2 waterfront lots, each with 46.5 waterfront ft, side by side being sold together as a package deal for $300,000.  This lots are located on the main body of Lake Marble Falls on the way to Horseshoe Bay about 1/4 mile away from Starbucks.  Waterside is a small development with 14 total lots.  Of the 14, 3 have been built on.  The neighborhood restrictions require a minimum of 2000 sq ft and because of the flood plain the houses will need to be built up out with the first floor being open air.

I have met with a builder that has given me an estimation of $175-$200/ft to build on these lots based on neighborhood requirements and there may be some wiggle room if both are built at the same.  If I was doing this project, I would build 2000-2500 sq ft on each lot with a small pool and boat house and I would target a sales price of 800-900k depending on finishes.

THESE LOTS WILL NOT LAST LONG! Come take a look and you will see what an opportunity this really is!  Contact me today at (512) 786-1515 for more information.




4 Waterfront Listings You Need to Know About

Posted by on 4-04-16 in Everything Else | Comments Off on 4 Waterfront Listings You Need to Know About

Here are 4 waterfront listings on Lake LBJ you NEED to know about!  Come preview or show any time; none will disappoint. Call, text or email with questions (512) 786-1515 or ericatcarvajalgroupdotcom





  1. 1530 Hill Top (Granite Shoals) – Brand new construction from Dauphine Homes.  4 bed, 3.5 bath contemporary build with master on main level, lots of glass and second level living room plus wrap around second level balcony with panoramic Lake LBJ views + detached garage.  110 waterfront ft with “double water views”. Asking price – $1.4m



     2.  808/810 Misty Downs (Granite Shoals) – One of the most unique waterfront properties I have seen on Lake     LBJ.  Two tracts with a total of approx. 800 waterfront ft.  Single story home just under 2800 sq ft, very high end with luxury kitchen, 3 beds/2.5 baths plus additional study/bonus room.  This property is covered with huge Cypress trees and was professionally designed and landscaped by a very well known landscape architect who has also done work on Lady Bird Park.  Price available upon request.



3. 401 W Greenbriar (Granite Shoals) – New Listing, not yet in MLS!  2 bed, 1.5 bath just under 1800 sq ft, ready for your remodel.  87 ft of great cove waterfront.  Aggressively priced at $475k



4. 501 Reynolds #23 (Kingsland) – Incredible opportunity.  Two story townhome in Point Breeze with waterfront views.  Great bones – New roof, new HVAC and all deck boards replaced and waiting for your cosmetic remodel.  Cheaper than anything in the complex and aggressively priced at $229,000. 


New LBJ Waterfront Listing in Granite Shoals

Posted by on 4-04-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on New LBJ Waterfront Listing in Granite Shoals


Looking for a affordable piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate?  401 W Greenbriar is my newest listing on Lake LBJ and with a price tag of $475,000 it will be hard to find a better opportunity.  Below are some quick facts about the property:

  • 2 bed, 1.5 bath
  • Single Story built in 1976
  • 1770 sq ft
  • Large level lot
  • 87 waterfront ft on LBJ
  • Mature trees/landscape
  • Boat house w/ electric lift

This property has not yet been listed in MLS but will be soon.  If you or someone you know is interested in a great waterfront property on Lake LBJ give me a call at (512) 786-1515.  Pack the car and take a drive to beautiful Lake LBJ.  This just might be the one!



looking out to water

A True Lake LBJ Getaway

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on A True Lake LBJ Getaway

A true lake getaway makes you feel as if you are far far away from your home!  It is a cozy place tucked along the beautiful water of Lake LBJ under the clear blue sky.  It’s a place where memories are made, where the family gathers and the peaceful sound of birds and wildlife fill the air like music.  A true lake getaway does not have to be huge but has to be comfortable.  It has to be breezy in the summer and warm in the winter as it is a place that should be utilized year round.  It sleeps many but is made up primarily of living space that can be shared by friends and family.  It has a nice kitchen, one that any chef will appreciate but also has places for others to sit around for some conversation over a hot cup of coffee.

A true lake getaway is 808/810 Misty Downs.  If you are interested in the most unique waterfront property on Lake LBJ contact me today at (512) 786-1515.




































Outdoor Living on Lake LBJ

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Outdoor Living on Lake LBJ


When assisting buyers in purchasing a waterfront home on Lake LBJ I often notice that many people are more focused on the house and the interior square footage rather than the waterfront and outdoor living.  Being at Lake LBJ is about enjoying the environment and taking full advantage of the beautiful scenery and all that the lake life has to offer.   Lets face it, if it wasn’t for the lake setting, many buyers would not be considering a purchase in the area.

My newest listing on Lake LBJ at 808/810 Misty Downs offers a great example of a well designed home that takes full advantage of its surroundings through the use of outdoor living spaces.  The owners of this property built the home and really made an effort to maximize their ability to use the lake but and to enjoy the invaluable piece of property their home sits on.  You will see in these pictures that there are numerous different areas to sit, relax and enjoy Lake LBJ and when you have guests over for a long weekend having a quiet spot to getaway for a few minutes can come in handy.

When searching for waterfront homes on Lake LBJ try and focus more on the property, the potential for outdoor living areas and how you will use the land; pay less attention to the house as that can always be altered.  The waterfront is the scarce resource and if you focus your search on good waterfront lots on Lake LBJ, you will end up with a better investment and a property you will enjoy for many years to come.

For more tips on purchasing Lake LBJ real estate, contact me at (512) 786-1515.  If you are ready to begin your search, I am your Lake LBJ waterfront real estate expert and would love the opportunity to help you acquire the perfect property.











Spring Break Starts the Season

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Spring Break Starts the Season


Spring Break is officially here and for Lake LBJ Real Estate this is when the real estate season begins!  Many future buyers come down and stay at the Horseshoe Bay Resort or rent waterfront homes on Lake LBJ from sites like VRBO and AirBnB.  Anyone that has visited Lake LBJ in the spring knows that once you come down and experience all that this part of the Texas Hill Country offers you cannot ignore the itch.  Once they have been infected with the Lake LBJ itch, the search for their dream home on Lake LBJ begins, officially kicking off the lake season.

As Texas’ population continues to sky rocket and the amount of available waterfront remains unchanged, Lake LBJ Real Estate is becoming more and more scarce.  In fact, it is my belief that in a few years Lake LBJ Real Estate will be untouchable because it will be so expensive and hard to come by.  Buyers that are forward thinking and understand that owning Lakefront property on Lake LBJ is part of their future goals may try and acquire a choice tract of land now while it is still affordable and do what they want with it later; this is how you invest in Lake LBJ Real Estate.

If you have ever considered exploring waterfront homes on Lake LBJ and would like to better understand the process or start your search, contact me today at (512) 786-1515 and allow me to share my passion with you.  I don’t just sell here; I live here!

Your Waterfront Address.  Our Passion!

Lake Marble Falls waterfront lot

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Marble Falls | Comments Off on Lake Marble Falls waterfront lot


As Lake LBJ real estate continues to rise, some buyers are forced to look elsewhere for affordable opportunities within their budget.  Interestingly, prices on Lake LBJ have skyrocketed in the last few years but that trend has not been so evident on nearby Lake LBJ, leaving room for some great opportunity.

My newest listing on Lake Marble Falls is a package of two, adjacent waterfront tracts in well known Waterside Cottages neighborhood.  This small gated subdivision is located off of HWY 2147 in between Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay.  This two lots together have a total of approximately 93 ft of water, incredible views and a perfect building site to construct your dream home on Lake Marble Falls.  The package is priced at $300,000 and when you look at the comps in the neighborhood you will find that this is a very good deal.  More importantly, when compared to nearby Lake LBJ waterfront lots you will not find this type of water at a price anywhere close to this one.

While Marble Falls is no Lake LBJ, it is a very nice lake for boating and fishing and offers the great convenience of being very close to the city of Marble Falls and accessible to all the shops and restaurants you have come to love.  I have spent a good amount of time boating, particularly surfing on Lake Marble Falls and I have to say it really is quite nice.  Because the lake is smaller you have much less boat traffic and the peaceful environment and majestic scenery is hard to beat.

This just might be the right opportunity to create your waterfront getaway!  Contact me today at (512) 786-1515 or to learn more about the Waterside Cottages in Marble Falls.






Buy and Build – Lake LBJ Real Estate

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Buy and Build – Lake LBJ Real Estate

541 sandy mountain

The majority of my waterfront buyers are looking for a turn-key investment, something that is move-in ready on Lake LBJ.  They often times make an impulse buy in the one weekend they are in town on something that meets their needs.  Most buyers lack vision and need someone else to create the end product for them.  For that reason, we see that most waterfront lots on Lake LBJ sit on the market for a long time as most people do not want to mess with the building process.   For this reason, I recommend opening your search up to include waterfront lots.  Buying a great lot and building your dream just might be the best way to invest in Lake LBJ Real Estate.

Everyone wants the end result but very few have the vision, time and patience to create it!  For those that do have the vision and are willing to create their own, the upside and initial equity is typically very strong.   Waterfront lots average many more days on market and are considered less liquid and for this reason typically end up selling at a deep discount.  Lot owners most likely had plans to build but then life came along and changed that plan.  For that reason, the lots get listed and in the end the sellers usually get tired of waiting and are anxious to make a deal.

Its also important to point out that new construction on great water is very hard to come by.  Typically you see a great waterfront property with an old cabin or a great house on average water.  Buying a great lot and building exactly what you want will typically land you in a good spot on Lake LBJ.  In fact, given current market conditions its likely that one could sell as soon as construction is complete and make a strong return on investment.

Below is a list of 3 great waterfront lots on Lake LBJ that I believe have great upside:

541 Sandy Mountain – This property is a great lot in highly desired Sunrise Beach.  It faces directly east with cove protected waterfront and open water views along with great views of hill country in Kingsland. It has great trees and an existing boat house with metal piers into the water ($35k-50k value). Id build 1500-2500 sq ft on this lot and I think you would have a great property

559 Crestwood – I believe this is one of Lake LBJ’s finest lots.  Crestwood is in my opinion the best street in Kingsland and this lot has huge old growth oak trees, cypress etc and a perfect building site.  The waterfront looks like you are in another part of Texas.  I think the $1million price tag is high but hire the Lake LBJ Expert and let me help you get the price down.  Here I would build 3500- 4000 sq ft and I believe you would easily have a $2.5-$3million home.

Lot 185 S Shorewood – This here is a great lot that has good cove water.  What I love most about this lot are the great trees and ideal building site.  There is an old boat house that needs to be torn down and redone but this could make for a great waterfront cabin site.  I would build 1500-2000 sq ft here and it would be a waterfront dream

If you or someone you know is intersted in investing in waterfront lots on Lake LBJ, call me today at (512) 786-1515.

A Waterfront Dream – 808 and 810 Misty Downs

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on A Waterfront Dream – 808 and 810 Misty Downs

808 Misty Downs on Lake LBJ

As demand for Lake LBJ Real Estate grows and supply remains constant, Blue Chip properties are the best investment on Lake LBJ.  While places like Applehead Island may have the most expensive homes on the lake, a large mansion on minimal waterfront is hardly a good investment in my opinion.  Lake LBJ living is about so much more than big fancy houses; its about living on the water and capturing the true beauty of Lake LBJ.


I would like to take a moment and introduce to you 808 and 810 Misty Downs in Granite Shoals.  In my opinion, it can be argued that this is the best property on Lake LBJ.  Imagine yourself living on a private waterfront park, tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, with impeccable landscaping, huge trees, tons of wildlife and incredible views of Lake LBJ and Pack Saddle mountain.  The main house is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath single story with handicap ramp, private study, soaring ceilings with exposed wood beams, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, a gourmet kitchen and views from most every room.  The property is perfectly designed and positioned on the property to take full advantage of the one-of-a-kind, park-like setting on Lake LBJ.  The current owners built the home in 1993 and in doing so paid close attention to detail in creating this truly unique lakefront oasis.  One of my favorite aspects of this property are the many different outdoor living areas that provide for maximum utility of this natural environment on Lake LBJ.



The adjacent tract, being sold as part of the package, has over 400 ft of waterfront and a 2 bed, 2.5 bath cabin fully lined with real redwood providing excellent guest accommodations and an additional 1/2 acre to spread out.  As you can imagine, this property is a constant meeting place for numerous wildlife species on Lake LBJ and offers excellent bass fishing right at the water’s edge.  You will not find a more complete package on Lake LBJ.  This property has so much to offer.


While the Granite Shoals address may turn some people off, as your Lake LBJ real estate expert I believe that would be a huge mistake.  In fact, I believe Granite Shoals offers some of the most interesting and unique waterfront properties Lake LBJ has to offer.  A property like this does not exist in Horseshoe Bay or any other part of Lake LBJ, but if it did, the price would easily be 3 times as much.


Opportunities like this on Lake LBJ do not come around often and when they do, they are not on the market for very long.  This unique offering will not be listed in MLS at the request of the sellers but is available for sale.  If you or someone you know would like to come and experience this exceptional piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate contact me today at (512) 786-1515.

Your Waterfront Address.  Our Passion!

Kingsland Waterfront Real Estate – $229,000

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Everything Else, Kingsland, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Kingsland Waterfront Real Estate – $229,000



Most of the properties on Lake LBJ have gotten very expensive and very much a luxury.  However my newest listing in Kingsland offers great waterfront at a fraction of the price!  501 Reynolds Unit 23 is a 2, 2.5 bath townhome in a great waterfront community, situated on Lake LBJ near the junction of Llano and Colorado rivers.  This spacious condo sits just off the water but has excellent water views and comes complete with a deeded boat slip giving the owner direct access to constant level Lake LBJ.

Listed at $229,000 this property has excellent bones and is awaiting your cosmetic updates.  With a new roof, new HVAC, new decking upstairs and down and hardie siding on the outside, a little popcorn removal, paint and some tasteful upgrades will give you everything you could ever imagine on Lake LBJ at an attractive and affordable price.

If you would like to view this excellent piece of Kingsland Waterfront Real estate, contact me today at (512) 786-1515.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Your Waterfront Address. Our Passion!


Eric Carvajal