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All Blog Entries by Sharon Rosshirt

Found 139 blog entries published by Sharon Rosshirt.

Ever since Bill Stanberry first opened the doors in 1982, Stanberry Realtors has been a staple of Central Texas real estate. Our commitment to excellence inspires our agents to do more not only for our clients but for our industry. We've had agents lead in just about every aspect of the business and this year's award-winning top agents are no exception. We're incredibly proud of the work they do for our communities and they deserve to be recognized for the time, energy, and enthusiasm they always have for their endeavors.

May we get a drumroll, please? Here are Stanberry's 2018 Top Producing Agents:

Listing Agents of the Year

     

           Bastrop - Randy McDonald                                                     Cedar Park - Paula

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(BASTROP) Double Eagle Ranch, located in Cedar Creek, is Bastrop’s newest development offering new-home country living just 13.5  miles from Austin Bergstrom Airport. Check out www.DoubleEagleRanch.com for photos and floor plans.

 With easy access to Highway 71 and Loop 130, Double Eagle Ranch residents will have the luxury of many wooded homesites spanning near-to-slightly-over one-acre lots. Brohn Homes is the first of four home builders to offer building sites in this community.

Currently in the 70-acre Phase 1 section of Double Eagle Ranch, Brohn has 12 over-sized lots ready to build along with several inventory homes that will be ready by the end of the year.

Brohn Homes features 7 floor plans ranging from 1802-2644 square foot in a choice

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Guest Blog by Brent Bailey with A+ Pool Leak Detectives

The 2 Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their Pools - (Side Note: Please don’t blame your Pool Tech for the following issues.  They are not trained to find and fix leaks and most likely won’t know about this until you tell them.)

As a Swimming Pool Leak Detector (I find and fix leaks in pools), many different situations occur where homeowners are experiencing problems with their pool.  As a rule of thumb, half the pools I see have only one leak to be fixed and the other half have chronic problems with their system.

Unfortunately, the chronic problems are often self-inflicted wounds and could have easily been prevented, if they only knew what I’m about to share with you now.

Following

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(BASTROP) Step back in time enjoying good, old-fashion fun at the 71st Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo Tuesday, July 31- Saturday, August 4.

This weekend is truly a homecoming event whereby Bastrop High School classes generally schedule class reunions, with all reunion classes being recognized after the 10 a.m. parade Saturday at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Even in its inception soon after WWII ended, Bastrop civic and business leaders created the first Homecoming Jubilee for area residents and to entice former residents, who spent time in Bastrop at Camp Swift during the war, to “come home” for festivities.

A rodeo, at the new rodeo arena built in less than 6 weeks by William Higgins and his rodeo committee and city officials, was the main

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(BASTROP) A weekend full of history, culture, music, food, and fun will attract many to Bastrop for the 31st Bastrop Juneteenth Celebration Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16.

Visitors will especially be attracted to Saturday’s full-day events starting at 10 a.m. with the annual parade that travels down Main Street and ends at the Kerr Community Center Park on Walnut Street. Barbara Gail Clemons is this year’s parade marshall. The celebration continues with the Emancipation program at the Kerr Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Nelson Linder as the keynote speaker. By nightfall, celebrants will rock the evening starting at 8 p.m. at the street dance on Main and Spring Streets with Mz. Dre and 20neSoul.

For the car enthusiast, The Blue Flame

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Downtown Bastrop will be jamming with all kinds of live music at various venues at the Bastrop Music Festival Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20. With hopes of this becoming an annual event, this first-time music festival has received extensive marketing in publications such as Texas Music magazine, Austin Monthly, and the San Antonio magazine.

Stewart Ramser, the publisher of Texas Music magazine, expressed interest in doing a music festival in Bastrop because of its unique venues and settings on Historic Main Street. Dale Lockett, president of Visit Bastrop, and Sarah O’Brien, Director of Bastrop Main Street, partnered with Ramser to plan this four-day music festival featuring 30 bands representing various genre including blues, country,

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The City of Austin is no stranger to energy efficiency innovation. In fact, the sustainability program run by the local utility company, Austin Energy, became a model for the creation of the national Energy Star program back in 1992. Austin Energy's mission - to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service - has been rewarded yet again as the winners of the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.

Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s electric utility, is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Austin Energy’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S.

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(BASTROP) Along the banks of the Colorado River just off Hwy. 71E in Bastrop lies the Bastrop/Colorado River KOA Camp Grounds. This picturesque campground not only offers convenience to travelers looking for a break in their adventures but also provides a place to lay one's head for longer stretches of time.

For those in the midst of a real estate deal in the Bastrop area and are needing a temporary place to stay while transitioning into a permanent home, this KOA Campground is appealing for a number of reasons.

“The KOA brand has certain high standards of quality and a strong reputation in the camping world,” Elizabeth Kitay, Bastrop KOA owner said. “In general, we are cleaner and have more amenities than a state park does. Also, we value

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With interest rates on the rise, buyers have been asking, "How do higher interest rates really affect my monthly payment?" The answer might surprise you and it's not as much as you would think.

In this example, we're using a buyer with a 760 credit score putting 10% down on a $300,000 sales price using a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. The monthly principal and interest payment change is only $18.90 a month per .125% rise in interest rate.

Interest Rate Effects

Today's rates are still near half their historical average of over 8%. That provides continued opportunity to lock in very low rates, even if they are higher than in recent history. The days of 4% interest rates are behind us, for now, so maximizing your down payment is a vital component to keeping your payment

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Pacesetter's Courtyard Home in Pecan Park

Pacesetter Homes, Pecan Park Bastrop’s newest home builder, offers a lifestyle alternative with their Courtyard Home Plans to those who desire less home upkeep or a traditional choice with their Craftsman Plus plans.

A new option in Bastrop living, the five Courtyard home plans feature a private courtyard area between the home and a detached front garage, eliminating a large, grassy back area requiring maintenance. With 69 lots available, these homes, generally situated on a 40 x 120 square foot lot, range from approximately a two-bedroom 1188 square foot home to a two-story three-bedroom home.  Prices range from $209,900 to $267,900, making these an affordable, low-maintenance option.

For people searching for a larger-lot home, the seven

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