Georgetown, TX Real Estate News

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
 Rental properties offer the rare opportunity to generate extra cash in post-work life. Indeed, a well-located unit can produce an extra $200 to $1,000 per month after expenses.Another big plus of income-producing properties is that the IRS lets you depreciate the building portion of your property (minus the land) over 27.5 years, which means much of your cash flow will be tax-deferred. Including real property into your retirment plan along with your other investments is a wise strategy. Contact me at: alan@alaninaustin.com to find out more on investing in real estate for retirement.  
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
What Does Zillow & Others Say About Their Own AVM Products?The July 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR magazine has an article about Automated Valuation Models or AVMs for short.  The article included a graphic ( included below) with quotes from several of the noteworthy companies about lack of reliability in their own valuations. I don't think the article goes far enough to really explain the problem, at least in Texas.  Texas is a nondisclosure state. This simply means  that the sale price of a residential property is not disclosed to anyone, other than the parties to the transaction and included in the MLS.  It's not shared with Zillow, the County Tax Assessor, For Sale By Owner dot com, or any other entity other than licensed REALTORS who belong to the local MLS.What this means is these AV...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Georgetown, TX is Growing by Word of Mouth As the fastest growing city of it's size, Georgetown, in central Texas, is convenient to Austin for employment, entertainment, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Browse the user friendly website Georgetown, TX and you'll see why the city claims “the most beautiful town square in Texas.”Friday night concerts on the town square are free and fun for all ages. Warm summer evenings are ideal for strolling the town square shops, stopping for refreshment, or enjoying a picnic and glass of wine on the courthouse lawn.The city has beautiful parks and open spaces. City services and local government are managing growth well. New home developments for families are bringing more grocery stores, restauants and shops to choose from. One component of ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Rugg Realty To Sponsor Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship Sept. 2016Just AnnouncedRugg Realty has agreed to become the named sponsor for the Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship, September, 12, 14, & 16 2016. We are thrilled to become a part of this event and want to thank Sun City Texas and all residents for help make Rugg Realty the fastest growing real estate broker in town for the past 6 years.The Rugg Realty, Sun City Texas Men's Golf Association Club Championship is a 3 day tournament followed by a banquet for all players.  Come join us for fun, golf, & camaraderie.For more information contact Brian Rugg, 512-966-3200 or Brian@RuggRealty.com         
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Latest Cost Per Sq.Ft. Results for Sun City Texas June 2016 The chart above presents the latest cost per square foot of homes sold in Sun City Texas and recordes over a 13 month historic running total.  Provided by Rugg Realty.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
June 2016 Sun City Texas Real Estate Report From Rugg Realty Text VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryJune 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   June-16 June-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $175,000 $165,000 6.1% High $468,000 $515,000 -9.1% Average $271,210 $277,845 -2.4% Median $255,000 $257,500 -1.0% Units Sold 43 49 -12.2%           June YTD 16 June YTD 15   Summary Sales Price Sales Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $165,000 1.5% High $855,000 $515,000 66.0% Average $283,724 $278,833 1.8% Median $264,900 $269,975 -1.9% Units Sold 212 210 1.0% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS July 3, 2016  Month of June 2016 –  Unit volume of 43 was 12% lower than the 49 units posted one year ago.  Average sales...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City Texas Softball and Tennis in Full SwingInterest clubs abound in Georgetown’s Sun City.  In spite of the hot summer days enthusiasts adapt to the weather, and schedules favor morning and evening start times. As a softball playing friend sensibly observed, “a bunch of 70 year old guys and gals don’t want to play later than noon in summer.”  So they don’t.  Five summer teams and eight Fall-Spring Senior co-ed teams play scheduled leagues at Del Webb field.  They vie with each other, and outside teams from the Georgetown area, for the love of the game and staying active.  Friends and family cheer from the bleachers under sprawling old oak trees on Monday and Thursday mornings through July 28 during games.  The traveling team, the Sun City Warriors, is self supporting and attracts t...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Is a Sun City, TX Home Right For You or Your Buyers?Let's look at a few helpful questions, then some floor plan examples. Is a 55+ Active Adult community appealing, where most residents are retired? Are beautifully maintained common areas, lots of natural areas, fitness facilities, wandering wildlife and golf courses important? Do you like to take care of your own yard, or prefer Lock & leave homes, with maintained yards? What are you looking for size wise, and price range? Do you prefer a new or resale home? (Rugg Realty represents buyers choosing new or resale.) Did you know Texas has no state income tax, plus breaks on property taxes for 65+ and veterans.  Most homes listed in Sun City, TX MLS include a floor plan name, which can be confusing. Rugg Realty has simplified searching by ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Are There Golf Course Homes In Sun City TX in Georgetown Under $400K?The good news is yes, you can find find a nice selection of golf course homes in Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX under $400,000.  Right now there are six homes for sale that back up to one of our three golf courses with the least expensive beginning at  just $260K.  Who knew golf course living could be so affordable. If you would like to know more about these properties, or arrange a showing, Call Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty at 512-818-6700 or email brian@RuggRealty.comWant to know more, just call Brian Rugg 512-818-6700   
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Golfers-- Y'All Come.Choose from Three Courses In Sun City TexasLet's get right to the point.  If you love golf you will be in in heaven, in Sun City, TX.  You'll find three beautiful courses outlined below, for residents and guests in our mostly retired 55+ active adult community.  You can play 5 days a week, or more. Each course is maintained, with each providing a different challenge. Starting soon the two oldest courses, Legacy Hills and White Wing, are being upgraded hole by hole, thanks to a $1,000,000 grant from the developer.Ask a table full of golfers to name their favorite course; you'll get 3 different answers- Legacy Hills, White Wing, and still others like Cowan Creek best.  Here's a little about each, though to really decide you'll have to come play a round.Legacy Hills, ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Cowan Creek Amenity Center Expanding to Meet Sun City, TX Growth   Sun City TX, in the heart of Texas hill country has many excellent facilities to help residents get and stay in shape. Two full amenity centers, 3 golf courses, a ball diamond, miles of trails and wide paved sidewalks, lighted tennis courts, pickle ball and more I’ve probably forgotten to mention. Work out facilities are among the most used.    The second Amenity Center, Cowan Creek, is not large enough to accomodate the baby boomers moving to Georgetown, TX, so is undergoing expansion of the fitness equipment area.  Residents have full use of pools at both Texas Drive Fitness Center and Cowan Creek during expansion- five swimming pools and three hot tubs in all along with a spacious area of equipment. Perfect timing for...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun Rays Back Cover June 2016 "I Want You, To Sell Your Home With Rugg Realty" Listen to Your Uncle! Call Rugg Realty to Sell Your Sun City Texas Home!512-818-6700Brian@RuggRealty.com 
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City Texas Homes Cost/Sq. Ft. May 2016 Provided By Rugg RealtyThis data is present in as a 13 month rolling total so consumers can track the cost per square foot of Sun City Texas re-sale homes over a period of time. Call Rugg Realty for details about your home's value. 512-818-6700.
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
May 2016 Real Estate Report & Home Sales Summary Sun City Texas Located In Georgetown, TX Text VersionSun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryMay 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   May-16 May-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $204,923 $170,000 20.5% High $440,000 $500,000 -12.0% Average $286,530 $275,173 4.1% Median $252,000 $272,000 -7.4% Units Sold 41 35 17.1%           May YTD 16 May YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $168,917 -0.8% High $855,000 $500,000 71.0% Average $285,705 $279,133 2.4% Median $265,000 $273,000 -2.9% Units Sold 168 161 4.3% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS May 2, 2016  Month of May 2016 –  Unit volume of 45 sales exceeds prior year’s volume of 35 sales,...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City, TX Honors Veterans in Central TX All YearWilliamson County’s Veterans Memorial Plaza is located in serene gardens behind the main gathering areas of Sun City, TX.  Follow the roadway signs to locate the Memorial Plaza, from Hwy 195 or Williams Drive, both west of I 35.  The Veteran's Memorial Plaza is a semi-sacred spot for quiet reflection year round, and a center of ceremonies honoring service members on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.All professions are represented in our 55+ community of individual homes.  A significant percentage of retirees are veterans, usually with a spouse who supported their career(s). Veterans and families quickly connect with each other through clubs, golf and dozens of events.  Rugg Realty listens carefully, and matches client needs to Sun City TX ...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City TX Computer Club a Standout in Central Texas Do friends and younger family members assume, like many advertisers, that anyone over 55 is hopeless on computers?  Not so in Georgetown where Sun City TX is home to more than 10,000 active 55+ residents and an amazing Computer Club. Rugg Realty knows many members already because we've sold, listed and rented an ever growing percentage of homes in Sun City, TX.For $8 a year members can use of the Cyber Center six days a week. The computer club provides the following resources for members:    Help Center for computer problems    Computer Lab (Win and Mac)    Free Wi-Fi    Training courses (Win, Mac and beyond)    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)    Media conversion instruction    Weekly newsletters    New member orientation    Bi-monthl...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City TX, Georgetown, Texas For Garden LoversWhether you’re researching landscaping ideas, or gardening is a favorite hobby, you’ll find many like-minded souls in our Central Texas community.  Driving about Sun City TX you’ll see yards as varied as the people who move here.  The best place for tips, and making new friends, is the Garden Club.  The Sun City Garden Club monthly meetings are open to all and feature speakers, plant recommendations, free plant exchanges, as well as a Master Gardeners table to answer, and advise residents.  Three common questions from newcomers are: “Will this plant do well in my yard?”  “Is …… deer resistant?” “What should I plant to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, that won’t harm pets?Hundreds enjoyed the eighth Annual Garden Club home tour earlier...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun City TX Real Estate Report and Sales Summary April 2016 Presented By Rugg Realty Text Version  Sun City Texas Real Estate Report© & Home Sales SummaryApril 2016 Results See online at www.SunCityTexasRealEstateReport.com   April-16 April-15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $178,000 $179,000 -0.6% High $855,000 $458,000 86.7% Average $304,053 $271,497 12.0% Median $272,500 $274,000 -0.5% Units Sold 34 39 -12.8%           April YTD 16 April YTD 15   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $167,500 $168,917 -0.8% High $855,000 $475,000 80.0% Average $285,439 $280,234 1.9% Median $265,500 $274,150 -3.2% Units Sold 127 126 0.8% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS May 2, 2016  Month of April 2016 – Results were mixed for April. Unit sales were just 34 p...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
 Price per sq ft Sun City Texas April 2016 13 Mo Rolling TotalProvided by Rugg Realty   Call Rugg Realty to find out your Sun City Texas home's value.512-818-6700     
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
Sun Rays Magazine April 2016 Features Rugg Realty on Back CoverRugg Realty is Featured On The Sun Rays Magazine Back Cover512-966-3200Call Rugg Realty To Sell Your Sun City Texas Home
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