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Not in MLS – 2 bedroom in Sunrise Beach on Open Water: $595k

Posted by on 2-02-16 in Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Not in MLS – 2 bedroom in Sunrise Beach on Open Water: $595k

Stop waiting for the perfect waterfront deal to present itself!  133 Glen Oaks offers the perfect opportunity for a remodel project on one of the finest waterfront lots in Sunrise Beach.  This 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin is just under 1200 sq ft with a great lake house floor plan and good bones to start your remodel.  Due to its simplicity, I believe this will be a very easy home to remodel and restore back to its original design.  The huge back porch takes advantage of the east-facing panoramic waterfront views and with deep, granite-bottom water, you won’t find a better lot in this price range.  The lot is scattered with great trees, including large oaks and magnolias.  133 Glen Oaks Drive is aggressively price at $595k.  If you are looking for a great piece of Sunrise Beach Real Estate, the search stops here!


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Contemporary New Construction on Excellent Water

Posted by on 2-02-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Contemporary New Construction on Excellent Water


1530 Hill Top is one that I am very proud of. This contemporary new construction project turned out far better than I could have ever imagined. Below are some quick facts about the property:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two living areas
  • 3,029 total sf (1st = 1,714, 2nd = 1,255)
  • Detached garage 595 sq ft
  • Outdoor Living = 1,281 sf
  • Built across two combined lots
  • 110 total waterfront ft
Finding new construction on great water is nearly impossible these days but 1530 Hill Top is the exception. This contemporary design offers clean lines and a open floor plan, ideal for lakeside living. Main level living features luxury kitchen, dining, living, large master bedroom and half bath. The second level offers a additional living area and 3 additional bedrooms, with two baths and a large wrap-around balcony with 180 degree panoramic, lake and hill country views. Below are some photos taken of this rare Lake LBJ Real Estate find.

Lake LBJ’s Crown Jewel

Posted by on 2-02-16 in Everything Else, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Lake LBJ’s Crown Jewel

If you like to invest in elite tracts of property that are truly scarce, this one is a must see on Lake LBJ. . This property is approximately 1.2 acres with 800 ft of waterfront on Lake LBJ and if you know anything about Lake LBJ you know that properties like this are very hard to come by. There is only one like it:



























Granite Shoals Waterfront Lot with Existing Boat House

Posted by on 2-02-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Granite Shoals Waterfront Lot with Existing Boat House


Check out this prime piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate. 232 Green Acres is one of the prettiest lots left on Lake LBJ and with over 113 feet of waterfront you will not find a better value in this price range. Green Acres is one of the nicest streets in Granite Shoals and is home to multiple million dollar + homes on the street. In fact the neighboring properties each have a market value of over 1 million and a recent sale two houses down at 224 Green Acres was recently listed at $1,775,000 and went pending in 17 days on the market. It has not closed as of the date of this post



The lot has an existing, steel constructed boat house which has a “Grandfathered” bathroom which is no longer allowed on Lake LBJ. The current owners use the storage and bathroom as a place to stay for the weekend. In my opinion this structure has a value of approx. 50k and has a boat slip and wave runner ramp with electric lifts.


The lot also has an existing septic system on the property.

We priced this lot at $500,000 and based our value on the finish value of a home that one could build. Of course I know that any buyer that would risk their cash and purchasing power, and go through the design and build phase would want some equity on the final product and that is factored in to our price.


If you are interested in learning more about this waterfront lot on Lake LBJ or for assistance purchasing or selling Lake LBJ real estate, contact me at (512) 786-1515.


Lake LBJ Waterfront Real Estate Expert

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Lake LBJ Waterfront Real Estate Expert


When its time to buy or sell, you need a trusted professional that knows Lake LBJ, understands the market, and will work harder than anyone to help you accomplish your real estate goals on Lake LBJ! I am Eric Carvajal your waterfront real estate expert on Lake LBJ.

The process of buying a home on Lake LBJ often times is something that happens very fast as eager buyers come in from out of town and are instantly sold on the best option they see at that time. What many people fail to understand is that often times it is the buyers that are patient that find the best opportunities on Lake LBJ. Sure inventory is scarce but right now I have a list of 7 people, all with GREAT properties, that are considering the sell of their waterfront property. I also have another 5 off-market listings that are some of the best properties on Lake LBJ.

If your agent is only looking at MLS and hasn’t spent time “bird dogging” some additional opportunities on Lake LBJ, you might be missing a big part of the market. Each month, my team sends approximately 1600-2000 mailers minimum to all of the waterfront property owners on Lake LBJ. This aggressive farming technique is often times very fruitful and allows us a first hand look at new properties that might be coming for sale, aka pocket listings on Lake LBJ. When you hire me, you get a Lake LBJ real estate expert that goes far above the call of duty to ensure you are seeing the right opportunities even if they are not listed. My clients leverage my years of experience on Lake LBJ and by working with a broker that actually lives on the water Lake LBJ, they get someone that knows the ins and outs of owning Lake LBJ real estate.

This is a big investment and you owe to yourself to work with the LBJ real estate expert. Your friend/agent may be nice and you may want to help you out but lets be honest, if they really wanted to help you out they would refer you to the top real estate broker on Lake LBJ, rather than trying to keep all the commission for themselves. I can usually find you what you are looking for on Lake LBJ in a short amount of time, but sometimes I need my buyers to be patient just a little longer and the right waterfront opportunity will present itself. They always do!

Contact me today and let me assist you in your purchase of waterfront real estate on Lake LBJ. Hire the expert!

Lake LBJ’s Crown Jewel

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Lake LBJ’s Crown Jewel


Every once in a while I get the opportunity to represent truly unique waterfront properties on Lake LBJ. 421 Hillview is a property like no other you will find on the lake or anywhere in Texas for that matter. This 1.2 acre site offers some of the most beautiful waterfront money can buy and with 800 ft of wide open, east facing frontage, it is likely you will not see another property like this come up for sale in your lifetime.

Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac, on an unassuming street in Granite Shoals, this hidden treasure will not disappoint. With mature trees, solid granite-bottom water, and large granite outcroppings that create a natural swimming pool, its tough to find a better setting and even if you did, the chances of it being available for sale are slim to none. Just like summer camp, this property feels like a special getaway where memories are made and laughter is abundant. Words cannot describe what this property has to offer and in fact when you walk it for yourself it will immediately take your breath.

The property offers a 3 bed, 2 bath summer cabin along with an additional bunk room out in the boat house complete with full bathroom and additional storage. The boat house is larger than most you see out on Lake LBJ and offers 3 boat slips with electric lifts and plenty of waverunner ramps and seating area.

While a property of this size is not for everyone, for someone looking for a true Texas gem, this is it. Contact me today for more information and to schedule a private showing of Lake LBJ’s Crown Jewel.

How Texas Boom Towns Affect Lake LBJ Real Estate

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on How Texas Boom Towns Affect Lake LBJ Real Estate


According to Forbes, Austin was named the #1 out of the 53 largest metro areas in the country as the next boom town. Houston, Dallas and San Antonio were not far behind at #s 6, 7 and 8 respectively. According to the analysis, Austin experience a 13.2 % population growth from 2010- 2014 and other Texas cities experienced less but similar growth patterns. Population growth, double-digit job growth and a high population of educated people are all part of the reasons the cities ranked so well. So what exactly does this mean for Lake LBJ Real Estate.

Currently we estimate that there are approximately 2000 good waterfront tracts on Lake LBJ. This includes only single family or vacant lots that are on open water or cove and that fall in all price ranges. It is estimated that Austin’s regional population surpassed the 2 million mark which is less than .1% of Austin’s population alone. Considering that buyers for Lake LBJ real estate come from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and other areas outside of Texas this means that Lake LBJ is very scarce compared to the potential demand.

I believe that Lake LBJ real estate will be untouchable in the next 3-5 years as prices will continue to rise based on available supply and demand. Good properties (good water) will sky rocket and will become nearly impossible for most to acquire. If you have ever considered buying a waterfront property on Lake LBJ, now is the time. The micro conditions of the economy (low oil) have created a small window of opportunity to buy right and the window will soon close.

Contact me today and allow me to share my passion for selling Lake LBJ real estate with you. Don’t let this opportunity pass you buy!

Waterfront Lot with Panoramic views and existing boat house

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Waterfront Lot with Panoramic views and existing boat house


If you are in the market for a great piece of Lake LBJ real estate and an even better place to build your dream home, look no further than 232 Green Acres in Granite Shoals. First off, Green Acres is one of the nicest streets in Granite Shoals and home to multi million dollar neighboring estates. Most recently, 224 Green Acres (two houses down), was listed at $1,775,000 and is currently pending in just 17 days. This lot, 232 Green Acres, has 113 ft of water and nice topography down to the water creating impeccable panoramic views of Lake LBJ and the Texas Hill Country.

Another great feature of this lot is the existing boat house, constructed of steel and concrete, and containing an existing living space with half bathroom offering a HUGE value to the future owner of this lot. It is estimated that this boat house would cost 65k-75k to build new and with a little remodel, this boat house could match the house you build and be a real asset. It also serves as a great place to park your water toys on Lake LBJ while you wait for your dream home to be built.

Lastly, the water on this property is what I consider to be very deep for Lake LBJ providing plenty of depth for swimming and boating. The granite bottoms makes for ideal swimming conditions and the large cove protection makes maneuvering your boat in and out of the slip a breeze, even on the busiest of days. This lot is being offered for sale at $500,000. If you are interested in learning more about this beautiful piece of Lake LBJ real estate contact me at (512) 786-1515. I look forward to hearing from you!



Not in MLS: 3 bed Single Story Waterfront (Sunrise Beach)

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Not in MLS: 3 bed Single Story Waterfront (Sunrise Beach)


If you are looking for awesome waterfront homes in Sunrise Beach on Lake LBJ, here is on you don’t want to miss! This property is not listed in MLS but is available for sale. Below are the quick details:

  • 3 bed, 2 bath
  • Single Story, 1666 sq ft
  • Built across two lots with 101 ft of waterfront
  • East facing
  • Large mature oak trees

The asking price on this incredible opportunity is $640,000, which is below tax appraisal value. Contact me for more information or to schedule a viewing at (512) 786-1515. This is one piece of Lake LBJ Real Estate worth checking out!


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Choice Properties are the only way to go

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Choice Properties are the only way to go


When searching for Lake LBJ real estate, choice properties are the only way to go. What I mean by “choice” is properties that have ideal characteristics when referring to the land. Things like afternoon shade, mature trees, clean water, impeccable views are all characteristics that I believe make waterfront properties on Lake LBJ “choice”.

Its important to remember that the scarce and valuable portion of Lake LBJ Real Estate is the waterfront and the land in front of the water. In most areas, properties directly across the street from the best properties on Lake LBJ have a much lower value because the value lies in the waterfront. So if you look at only waterfront properties and then carve out the ones that have “choice” characteristics things really start to get scrace……and that means valuable.

Along with value, goes utility. Properties that have these choice characteristics also have a much higher utility. These are the properties that you see staying in families year after year because they are pleasant to be at and are desirable. All too often I see homes that just got purchased go right back to the market because the buyers worked with a real estate professional that did not know how to point these flaws out.

Before you jump in to purchasing a waterfront property on Lake LBJ, give me a call at (512) 786-1515. I am true real estate expert at Lake LBJ and I can assist you in making a smart investment in a property. I exclusively sell waterfront property on Lake LBJ and I pride myself in helping my clients find their “forever property”.

Your Waterfront Address. My Passion!