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Lake Travis house for sale – 5619 Arroyo

I’ve been a successful real estate investor for over 12 years. Folks often say to me, “Dianne, I’m looking for a good deal.” Well, I’m not sure everyone understands what a “good deal” is in the Austin real estate market. I would say it’s a single family home, that’s well-priced, has good potential to be worth more with improvements, and is in a desirable area with more expensive homes.

Okay, so here’s today’s deal. It’s in the desirable Lake Travis area in close-in Hudson Bend right near Mansfield Dam. So, you get to live within 2 blocks of Lake Travis but you still have an easy drive to downtown Austin. Now, you may not be able to tell from these photos, but this house does need work. It has beautiful stained concrete floors throughout most of the house, but the 2 secondary bedrooms and the master closet need new carpet. You will probably want to give the home a fresh coat of paint, and there is some deferred maintenance to take care of. For example, you can tell that the yard has been neglected. But, it’s got a good one-story, open floor plan with an office right off the master bedroom and 2 more bedrooms on the other side of the house.

It’s located in Travis Landing, which has a waterfront park, just for the homeowners, with a boat ramp, trails, picnic areas, lake access for swimming, boating, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding. Normally, you can’t get in this neighborhood for under $250,000. This is a neighborhood of waterfront streets and homes, so you’re going to have upside potential here. This is what makes this home a deal. Plus, it’s in the Exemplary Lake Travis school district. Truly, you’ll want to buy a house in this very desirable area.

The average price of a home in this area is well above $120 per square foot. This one is $102.88 per square foot. That’s a price of just $199,900. You could spend less than $10,000 and probably get that after repair value up close to the $250,000 price range. That’s why I consider this one a good deal. We just reduced the price on this one, so don’t miss out.

If you’re interested in this house, you need to act fast. Call me today. Call this number 512-266-2606 so you can ?see this house. If I don’t answer, leave a message, it will go straight to my mobile phone and I will call you back.

Austin new homes in LTISD

These Montebella DR Horton Austin new homes in LTISD are ready for move-in now. ?Granite counters, stainless appliances, covered back porches and more await you and your family in this peaceful, country setting that’s still close-in to Austin. ?Enjoy beautiful Lake Travis Texas in one of these Austin new homes today. ?These homes won’t last long, so contact me quickly before they are all sold. ?Remember, working with a good Austin Realtor?helps save you money when you purchase an Austin new home. ?In this economy, you won’t want to overpay. ?So, take advantage of my Realtor discounts, and call me today!

Costa Bella Austin Foreclosure for Sale

Don’t miss out on a chance to buy a Costa Bella Austin foreclosure. ?You can purchase this Austin foreclosure home for hundreds of thousands less than other homes in this Lake Travis waterfront neighborhood.

This Lake Travis home has elegance beyond belief. ?Not your typical Austin foreclosure, this gorgeous Tuscan Styled Custom Home in the Gated Community of Costa Bella will take your breath away as you enter into the home. It has beautiful stoned columns and walls, a gourmet kitchen and many upgrades throughout. ?With the perfect, open floor plan and many windows looking out at your private yard and pool featuring a fun waterfall and slide. Over 1 acre with plenty of room to run! ?The Master Suite & Guest Suites are on the main level in separate wings. This is a MUST SEE Home! ?A Bank foreclosure in Austin for sale for $200K less than tax appraised value – you’d better hurry!

Costa Bella is a Lake Travis waterfront community with its own private marina where you can purchase a dock slip for boat storage and Lake Travis access. ?Enjoy gated privacy, Lake Travis schools, Lakeway area amenities like golfing, boating and more.

See more details, photos and current pricing on this Austin foreclosure home for sale.

Contact me to see inside this beautiful home AND to get it for the lowest price!

Lake Travis House for Sale – Bank Foreclosure!

This Lake Travis house for sale is a bank foreclosure bargain just waiting for a new owner. Located in Lakewind Estates just west of Mansfield Dam in Hudson Bend, this home offers convenience to Austin and Lake Travis.

Priced at $663,600 for over 5000 square feet of living space and nearly 1.5 acres of land, this Lake Travis house offers you quite a chance to pick up a back-to-school bargain. If you need lots a living space, privacy and the security of a gated community, this is definitely the home for you.

Lakewind Estates is nestled atop McCormick Mountain and offers beautiful eastern facing Lake Travis views as you stroll through the quiet neighborhood streets. This house doesn’t quite have lake views but it does have great hill country views. The back yard is nicely treed and includes a meditation path beneath several oaks.

Every room in this house is extra large. From the grand, double staircase entry to the super-sized master bedroom, you’ll appreciate having plenty of room for furnishings and indoor living. Plus, not shown on the video, is something very rare in Central Texas – A BASEMENT!

Don’t wait long to put in your offer on this Lake Travis house, or it may be too late. ?Contact me to see it: ?512-266-2606.

Lake Travis Waterfront Home for Sale

Is it time to buy a Lake Travis waterfront home?? When you can get one for the low price of $430,000, I would think so.? There is a home listed on Lands End in Travis Landing near Mansfield Dam that has 45 feet of waterfront (when the lake is full).? Right now,?Lake Travis?is 40 feet low.? But, prices for Lake Travis waterfront homes are also low!

This home is not listed by me, but I took a video for anyone who might be an interested buyer.? I think this may be one of the best waterfront deals on Lake Travis if you don’t want to spend more than $450,000.? The home could use some updating, but it is move-in ready if you aren’t picky about paint colors, flooring type, etc.? Also, this home has 3 bedrooms PLUS an office room/library.? In addition, there is a front formal living room that could be a second office area for anyone who works from home.

The home has a breezy back deck that would normally overlook the water in the cove when the lake is full.? There is a swim platform in the cove that’s yours to enjoy when the water is up.? Even with low water levels, you can still see the main body of Lake Travis from the living area, kitchen and master bedroom.

The septic system is being replaced (as you’ll see in the video), and the listing agent, Jana Cox, informed me that they will put in a new driveway as soon as that is complete.? I really like the 3-car garage, stone front and wood-look garage doors.? You’ll have room for all your lake toys at this Lake Travis waterfront house.

Jana also said that they got a couple of contractor bids to update the entire home and expand the kitchen and master suite.? The bids came in between $35,000 – $50,000, depending on how elaborate you want your remodel to be.? So, for less than $500,000, you could have a Lake Travis waterfront getaway!

To see this Lake Travis home in person, please contact me at 512-266-2606.? I’d love to show it to you.


Save 20% on This Lake Travis House

How would you like to save 20% on a Lake Travis house?? I don’t always get to promote one of my own listings as truly one of the best deals available right now;? however, this Lake Travis house is definitely ON SALE!

The home was originally purchased for $585,000 in 2007.? We now have the house listed for sale for $449,500.? What’s the catch?? You can’t be in a hurry to close and move in.? You also cannot expect the seller to cover buyer closing costs at this price.? As long as you can be patient with the closing date and bring your own closing money to the table, this could be the deal on a Lake Travis house that you’ve been wanting.

The home is located just beyond Rough Hollow on Bee Creek Road.? It sits on a private 2.3 acres and includes a super-sized 3-car garage, outdoor theater, swimming pool and hot tub.? The house itself is generously sized?with over 3800 square feet of living, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 large living areas.? The numerous closets throughout the house are over-sized as well.? Plus, there is an additional guest quarters/man room/play room above the garage.

Not only will you enjoy the outdoor porches, patios and yard space, but this house includes access to Lake Travis through a community park and boat ramp.? This Lake Travis house provides you all the benefits of lake access to fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking and more.

Located in the Lake Travis ISD, near Bee Cave and Lakeway, this house gives you the feel of country living but is close to shopping, schools and social activities.? Children in this area attend the exemplary campus, Bee Cave Elementary, as well as Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High School.

I’ll let you in on a little secret!? There may even be a little bit of wiggle room in our price, but you’ll have to hurry.? If you’ve been wanting a Lake Travis house with a pool and some elbow room for the low $400’s, this is definitely the house for you.

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Best Waterfront Deals on Lake Travis

It’s a great time to get a deal on Lake Travis waterfront.? I’ve seen some incredible pricing on very nice homes that are on Lake Travis but also very close in to Austin.? For under $1,000,000, you’ll have plenty of great choices that you wouldn’t have gotten for less than $1,500,00 just a few years ago.? Keep in mind that most of these great deals are also located within the award-winning, Lake Travis school district.

One home that caught my eye is located in Lakeway in a nice, deep cove on Lake Travis.? I like this home because it’s updated and priced right.? For $549,000, you get?over 2500 square feet of living space plus a pool.? The owners are even willing to throw in the wakeboard boat, which they anchor at a small swim platform.? The home has beautiful travertine throughout and granite counters in the kitchen.? Keep in mind that this is waterfront at the narrow part of a cove, so you don’t get big lake views or lots of shoreline.? It looks like there is barely room for a small dock.? Still, the price of the house with waterfront compares nicely to many similar homes in the area with no private waterfront access.? This home also has nice stairs going down to the lake – not just an undeveloped trail.? It has a Texas stone exterior with a tile roof.? What more could you want?? I’m sure this home will sell quickly.? If you’re interested contact me today!

My second choice of good waterfront deals under $1,000,000 would be a home on Hudson Bend Road for $750,000.? This home is a good choice if you would like more elbow room than you would find with Lakeway waterfront.? Also, even though this home is located in a cove, it is closer to the mouth of the cove with more navigable water than the home in Lakeway.? This home has over 2300 square feet of living, a swimming pool and nice covered boat dock.? The land is over 1.5 acres, although part of that is under the waters of Lake Travis – assuring you full waterfront rights.? This home also has granite counters and some updating.? this home was originally listed for $875,000 but was reduced last month to a very reasonable price.? I’d hurry on this one, too.? I doubt it will sell for much less than asking price at this point, and someone’s going to get a great waterfront deal!? Contact me today for more details or to schedule a showing.

116 Hazeltine – Instant Equity When You Buy This Home

The owners of this great golf-course home are ready to move and have reduced the price for the value-conscious buyer.? This home is conveniently located near the entrance of Lakeway for easy access to Highway 620.? You can enjoy Lakeway living without increasing your drive time to work.? For only $329,900, this home is over 2800 square feet.? You’ll have instant equity when you buy this home!

You’ll appreciate the large kitchen with breakfast area, formal dining and spacious living.? There’s a private master suite with a separate shower, garden tub and walk-in closet.? This is a hard-to-find single story home that still allows you beautiful hill country and Yaupon Golf Course views.? A large yard and covered deck give you plenty of outdoor living space, too.

Children in the area attend the award-winning Lake Travis schools.? This home is located in the Serene Hills Elementary School boundary, and older students attend Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis High School.

Living in Lakeway means you’ll enjoy all the area amenities, such as Lake Travis access, golfing, tennis, great restaurants and shopping.? This home is located near the Yaupon Golf Course.? Just down the road is the Lakeway Marina and resort spa.? There is an expansive lake side park for swimming, jogging and picnicking, and a nearly new swim center and skate park.? From this home, it’s just a short distance to the picturesque Hamilton Greenbelt, where you can hike or bike.? Lakeway is the perfect community for an outdoor enthusiast.? You’ll never run out of things to do.

The sellers of this home have reduced the price.? It’s not often that you get an opportunity to buy a home as large as this one for such a low price.? Don’t miss out – call to schedule your showing today:? 512-266-2606.

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Lakeway Texas Living for Less


Lakeway Texas Living for Less!? The time to buy in Lakeway is now.? Prices have dropped to the lowest in a decade, and you’ll get lots of value, space and quality for your money.? If you want to live in the most highly coveted area of Austin Texas for less money, the following is just one example of what you can buy.109 Nakoma Drive, Lakeway, Texas 78734

109 Nakoma Drive is a recently-built home for just $319,000.? The home is situated on over 1/3 acre and features an all masonry Texas stone veneer.? You’ll get over 2500 square feet of living space for this price plus a 3-car garage.? Your back yard is buffered by a green belt for serene privacy.? This is a single story home for easy living and maintenance with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

The master bedroom is located on the opposite side of the home from the secondary bedrooms in an ideal floorplan.? The kitchen is open to the dining and living, and you will appreciate the wood and hard tile floors.

Call today to see this beautiful home:? 512-266-2606.

109 Nakoma Drive, Lakeway, Texas 78734109 Nakoma Drive, Lakeway, Texas 78734

109 Nakoma Drive, Lakeway, Texas 78734

End of Summer Sale! Waterfront on Lake Travis Texas


Hey!? It’s the End of Summer Sale!? Waterfront on Lake Travis Texas has never been more affordable.? Do you have a client who needs a GOOD investment for their cash?? How about a second home on the shores of deep-water, limestone bottom Lake Travis near Austin, Texas?

Your client can get a great home starting in the low 500’s on navigable waterfront right now.? The lake is nearly full this year despite low rain levels the past two months.? Although Lake Travis is a variable level lake, because it is so deep, you’ll always be able to enjoy a refreshing swim or boat ride.

Sailboats on Lake Travis Texas

Lake Travis is 65 miles long, so there is plenty of shoreline to explore.? Because the lake was formed from the Colorado in the 1940’s, most of the shoreline is developed, so please don’t think you can purchase a vacant lot and build a home.? While some lots are available, the best lots have some kind of cabin or home on them.? It’s easy to remodel or tear down and start over if you’re wanting that popular Tuscan architecture.? Otherwise, have fun with a retro 60’s or 70’s style and focus on the stunning view out your plate glass windows.

Call me for a visit to beautiful Austin Texas and shop our end of summer sale on the lake right now.