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Sunrise Beach Home For Sale: Not in MLS

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Sunrise Beach Home For Sale: Not in MLS

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If you are looking for waterfront homes on Lake LBJ here is one you need to know about. This property is not listed in MLS but will be soon.

808 Sunrise Ln is a 3 bed, 2 bath single story house, laid out across two waterfront lots in Sunrise Beach on Lake LBJ. This east facing property has some beautiful old oak clusters and offers exceptional water frontage and to-die-for views of Lake LBJ. The very open floor plan offers a combined, living, kitchen, and dining area, all over looking the water with a large master bedroom also with waterfront views. Across the lakeside of the home is a large covered porch offering a abundance of outdoor living. As you step down from the porch there is a very large flagstone patio with high quality bench seating, and then a large boat house with electric lift and two waverunner slips. This lot also includes a covered carport and storage barn. This property is aggressively priced at $640,000

If you have any interest in viewing this beautiful piece of Sunrise Beach Real Estate, contact me at (512) 786-1515

 

**sorry for the bad pics. We will have pro photos shot next week but I wanted to give my followers a sneak peek!

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Blue Lake Real Estate – Off-Water home with boat slip

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Blue Lake Estates, Blue Lake Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Blue Lake Real Estate – Off-Water home with boat slip

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Blue Lake Estates is, in my opinion, the best part of Lake LBJ but for many this beautiful area is untouchable because of price. Today I am pleased to announce my newest listing in Blue Lake at 3609 Pack Saddle. This property is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus an additional bonus room and 3 car detached garage on a very beautiful lot. With approx 2000 sq ft of living space plus outside covered porch with lake views and a awesome wood deck this home offers the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor area in Lake LBJ’s mos coveted neighborhood.

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The best part of this special property is that the owner currently has a boat slip, walking distance away, at a private marina and that slip will be transferred to the buyer at closing with the remaining contract prepaid. The new owner will be able to renew the boat slip agreement year after year going forward. This great neighborhood also features a perfect 9 hole golf course, waterfront parks, tennis courts and basketball courts.

3609 Pack Saddle is being offered for sale at $399,000 creating a very unique offering for the Blue Lake neighborhood. While this property is not on the water it does offer most of the benefits and amenities associated with a waterfront home for a fraction of the price. Look no further! To schedule a private showing of this beautiful piece of Blue Lake Real Estate, contact me at (512) 786-1515.

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Granite Shoals Real Estate: Sold

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Granite Shoals Real Estate: Sold

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The Carvajal Group is pleased to announce our most recent success in Granite Shoals. Our clients have successfully closed on 1137 N Shorewood in Granite Shoals and boy did they get a good deal. This property was listed by two different Realtors and sat on the market for 216 days. Using experience and market knowledge, we successfully assisted our clients in purchasing this property way under market value making for a great buy on Lake LBJ.

The Carvajal Group is committed to providing the highest level of real estate services to waterfront property buyers and owners on Lake LBJ. Our experience and market knowledge comes unmatched and is a true asset for our clients. Whether you are considering buying or selling Lake LBJ real estate, do not sell yourself short. Hire the Expert! Contact me today to learn more about my passion for selling waterfront real estate on Lake LBJ at (512) 786-1515

Sunrise Beach Real Estate: Price Reduction

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Sunrise Beach Real Estate: Price Reduction

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If you are in the market for an awesome piece of Sunrise Beach Real Estate, do not overlook the waterfront lot at 541 Sandy Mountain Drive. The seller’s of this excellent piece of property have reduced the price to a very aggressive price of $375,000. This, very-flat, build-able waterfront lot has excellent trees, amazing views and a boat house made of concrete a steal. This property sits on a small cove but offers huge open water views and a straight look at the Texas Hill Country in Kingsland. The lot faces east, offering excellent exposure and protection from the afternoon sun and with 51 ft of waterfront on Lake LBJ, its hard to go wrong.

If you are looking at waterfront lots on Lake LBJ, add 541 Sandy Mountain to the list; it will not disappoint. Call me at (512) 786-1515 to learn more and to schedule a showing.

Invest with an Expert; It Matters!

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Invest with an Expert; It Matters!

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You wouldn’t hire a foot doctor to perform surgery on your heart nor would you allow a veterinary to treat your child for illness. Why? Because EXPERTISE matters. Investing in waterfront homes on Lake LBJ is no different. Working with a local expert that understands the local market is super important when buying Lake LBJ Real Estate. You need someone that understands value in different properties, what happens in bad economies and good ones, and someone that actually lives on the Lake.

Do you think your waterfront real estate agent should know the lake better than you? Should they own a boat? Hopefully they have at least been out on a boat on Lake LBJ, but do you even know? I understand people like to work with friends but if your friend is not willing to refer you to someone that knows the market better then themselves are they really treating you like a friend?

Hiring a waterfront expert on Lake LBJ is critical and when you are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you need to work with someone that has experience and knows how to guide you. Its important that you are represented by someone that will be honest and tell you what NOT to buy and that puts your interest over their own commission.

My family has owned a waterfront home on Lake LBJ and I have spent the majority of my life out on the lake. I know Lake LBJ like the back of my hand. I don’t just sell waterfront homes on Lake LBJ but I actually own one. I sell enough real estate that I don’t need you to buy something for my family to eat. I shoot my clients straight and give them brutally honest advice to help them make the best decision and sometimes that means NOT TO BUY.

Why would you allow a broker from Austin or San Antonio to represent you when buying a waterfront home on Lake LBJ? Lake LBJ is a very unique market and access to the MLS does not translate to experience. If you want to buy right on Lake LBJ, hire someone that lives on the water, understands the market and lifestyle and will shoot you straight. I want to share my passion for selling Lake LBJ Real Estate with you and help you make a sound investment in waterfront real estate. Call me today at (512) 786-1515

Hire the Expert. It Matters!

Blue Lake Real Estate: 3609 Pack Saddle For Sale

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Blue Lake Estates, Horseshoe Bay Real Estate, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Blue Lake Real Estate: 3609 Pack Saddle For Sale

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The owner’s of 3609 Pack Saddle in Blue Lake Estate have hired our team to market and sell their home in Blue Lake. This unique property sits on a very large lot in the center of one of the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods and across the street from multiple, multi-million dollar waterfront homes. The neighborhood is considered Horseshoe Bay and features great amenities including a wonderful 9-hole golf course just a golf cart away. The main house is a 2 bedroom + office/3rd bedroom, updated home with 3 full bathrooms, large kitchen and living room, big windows offering great light and awesome Lake LBJ views. This house features a separate bonus room which makes for great storage, a man cave or crafts room, with endless possibilities. This property has a detached 3 -car garage offering plenty of additional storage and endless possibilities.

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The owner’s of the property have a rented boat slip in the neighborhood which can be transferred to the new owner and has been paid up for the next year.

If you are interested in more information about Blue Lake Real Estate or to schedule a viewing, contact me at (512) 786-1515

 

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Waterfront Home in Sunrise Beach: For Lease

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Waterfront Home in Sunrise Beach: For Lease

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If you have ever considered owning a waterfront home on Lake LBJ but aren’t quite ready to take the full plunge, I have the opportunity for you! 307 Deer is a one-of-a-kind waterfront home in the heart of Sunrise Beach on constant level Lake LBJ. This home is approx. 2500 sq ft, 3 beds, 3 full baths plus 4th bunk room sitting with approximately 164 ft of open water. The single story home has a very open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room and living room all connected and full of windows offering amazing views of the water and Texas Hill Country. The home was recently remodeled and is being offered fully furnished.

The best part of this home is the incredible outdoor area which starts with one of the largest and oldest oak trees on Lake LBJ covering a perfect outdoor, concrete patio. There is also a lakeside deck which offers plenty of seating for friends and family and looks out to the lush green lawn and gorgeous waterfront. There is also a single stall boat dock with roof top deck that you cannot understand until you stand atop it. Bring your boat and come enjoy this turn-key piece of Sunrise Beach Real Estate! You aren’t going to believe it.

Lease terms flexible. Asking price is $5000/month on 12 month lease and rate will increase with shorter lease term. 6 month minimum. Contact me at (512) 786-1515 to schedule a showing!

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Forever Property Under Contract, Representing Buyer!

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Granite Shoals, Lake LBJ Real Estate | Comments Off on Forever Property Under Contract, Representing Buyer!

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You know those really amazing waterfront properties you see in pictures? The ones with big trees and lush green grass? Those properties should be everyone’s goal when searching for Lake LBJ real estate. But what many people don’t realize is that those properties most likely did not look like that when the current owners purchased them. Those waterfront homes on Lake LBJ look like that today because there has been years and years of care and love that has gone in to shaping those properties into what they are today.

Today I am pleased to report that my lucky buyers got one of these “forever properties” under contract. However, this property may not look so great at first glance. In fact, it has been on the market for 172 days, originally listed at 775K and then slowly dropped to $625k. The actual sales price will not be posted in MLS until after the deal closes but lets just say my clients are getting an awesome deal here.

While this property does need a significant amount of work, the property has two of the biggest oak trees you will find on Lake LBJ along with cypress, pecan and numerous other trees scattered throughout the property. This property is a true gem, and while it may not look like it now, with some love and TLC you will soon see what I am talking about.

If you have ever considered looking at waterfront homes on Lake LBJ, or need assistance with your Lake LBJ Real Estate Search, let me guide you every step of the way to finding your Forever Property. Hire the Lake LBJ waterfront expert by calling (512) 786-1515

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Does this property need a new septic?

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, LCRA septic inspection | Comments Off on Does this property need a new septic?

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When buying or selling Lake LBJ Real Estate, the LCRA requires that all septic systems be inspected at the time of sale and a new continued use permit be issued to the new buyer before they legally operate the system. This can be a very costly repair and something that needs to be factored in to value/sales price. No matter which side you are on, working with an experienced real estate broker will most likely save you thousands and help you avoid unexpected expenses.

The LCRA rates each septic system by the number of bedrooms and total square footage of the house. Often times homes are added on too without the septic being adequately expanded. This means that the LCRA will most likely require a new system or the old system to be retrofitted to meet the new sizing requirements. It is also common on properties with a lot of trees for the roots of the trees to get inside the septic lines and tanks and impact their ability to function properly. Sometimes the system can be doctored to pass inspection but in most cases a new system would be a better bet. A seller is typically going to do whatever to simply get a “pass” where as a buyer may have a higher standard when it comes to their property. Understanding the age, capacity and condition of the system is very important.

For a septic inspection on Lake LBJ Real Estate, the tanks typically have to be uncovered, pumped and with older systems a water load test done to see if the current system is functioning as intended. Working with a reputable septic company can be critical in this process.

When you hire the Carvajal Group to represent you to buyer or sell waterfront property on Lake LBJ, you get a experienced and knowledgeable broker that knows how to navigate through the LCRA’s process of inspections but also how to point buyers and sellers in the right direction when it comes to septic systems to accomplish their goals.

Don’t sell yourself short. Hire the expert! Call me at (512) 786-1515

Coming Soon: Cabin on Excellent Water in Sunrise Beach

Posted by on 10-10-15 in Lake LBJ Real Estate, Sunrise Beach | Comments Off on Coming Soon: Cabin on Excellent Water in Sunrise Beach

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If you are paying attention to the news, stock market or oil industry you are likely aware of this weeks rebound in oil prices. Many analysts believe oil prices have hit bottom and that prices are starting to recover. For Lake LBJ Real Estate, this could mean more luxury transactions above $1million.

The last few months have really slowed down as oil prices hit all time lows and have remained at that level for longer than people expected. Many high net worth buyers have sat on the fence and luxury sales have been slow to say the least. Will the rise in oil prices and overall sentiment that prices will only go up from here be enough to get those buyers back into the market place? Time will tell but for now it is my opinion that there are many deals to be had and if oil rebounds quickly that opportunity wont stick around for very long.

If you have ever considered purchasing Lake LBJ real estate or are interested in waterfront homes on Lake LBJ, call me at (512) 786-1515. I am the Lake LBJ market expert and will help you take advantage of the current economic conditions and make a smart investment in the Texas Hill Country!