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November 2015

Found 3 blog entries for November 2015.

The main corridor of The City of Bastrop State Highway 71 is starting to look like Cities that are much larger in population! We are getting our 4th Hwy 71 Fly-over in a short 5-6 years, this time a fly-over of one of Bastrop’s largest populated subdivision Tahitian Village appears to be moving quickly!

The word I get is that the next highway flyover @ Hwy 71 and Hwy 95 is on schedule to get started 2016-2017.

Bastrop Real Estate offers the home buyer many options from Historic Downtown homes for those that love the old town feeling and want to feel the heartbeat of the County! Downtown was originally developed along the Colorado River and has spread out over time!  Several larger subdivisions, Tahitian Village, The Colony, ColoVista, Circle D are

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The Most Efficient Home Energy Saving Features

Recently, we were fortunate to have Peter Pfeiffer from Barley Pfeiffer Architects in the Stanberry and Associates Westlake office at one of our ongoing education meetings. He gave a very informative presentation on some of the most efficient and pragmatic improvements you can make to your home for energy efficiency. He shared that there are often very expensive and fancy solutions for energy efficiency that can be accomplished by much more simple and practical solutions. He would prefer to guide his clients towards a high-performance home than having them focus on inefficient “green” features and Eco-Bling. So here are a few of the points from his presentation.

Shade Trees, Awnings, and Overhangs

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Now that the weather is warming up and beautiful weekends become commonplace many of you will be looking to complete some yard work. Before diving in though you should be aware of Oak Wilt and the problems that it can lead to for you and your neighbor's trees.  Oak Wilt is caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum and is a destructive disease affecting live oaks and red oaks in Central Texas.  This fungus can spread tree to tree through roots or by beetles moving spores between trees. Your trees will become vulnerable to infection whenever your oaks have new, open wounds like when you are pruning off unsightly branches.    

How Can I Tell If I Have Oak Trees?

In Central Texas, our oak trees are predominately live oaks and red oaks.  A…
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