New Braunfels, TX Real Estate News

By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Wassailfest in downtown New Braunfels, Texas It's my favorite time of the year in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas No, not tubing on the riverNo bluebonnets eitherNot Wurstfestbut Wassailfest Yes, you heard me. What is a Wassail you ask? Wassail (Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally 'be you healthy') is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year. The name comes from the salute 'Waes Hail', first used as a simple greeting. The later Danish-speaking inhabitants of England seem to have turned "was hail", and the reply "drink hail", into a drinking formula adopted widely by the indigenous population of England.[1] So TONIGHT a...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Hillside on Landa          The excitement is building for Hillside on Landa, the newest residential development within the loop and on the hill in New Braunfels, TX! Located on Landa Street close to Loop 337, this future neighborhood will be highly sought after due to its close proximity to all that New Braunfels has to offer plus easy access to IH35 for an easy commute to San Antonio and Austin.      There will be two great featured builders in Hillside on Landa: David Weekley Homes– Yes that’s right! David Weekley is going to build in central New Braunfels! I personally love David Weekly Homes and have seen some of the most beautiful open area living-dining-kitchen spaces in their model homes. I can’t wait to see which product and floor plans they will build at Hillside on Landa. Stay...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for New Braunsfels TX Home Loans.   Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for BUYING A HOME. Of course this is a big question that can stressful or enjoyable, it just depends on the steps you take in theHOME BUYING PROCESS for New Braunsfels TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. You must take the steps necessary to educate yourself on your buying power, take some time to think about your lifestyle choices, and the initial investment. Each of these will be discussed in this article.  Education The steps necessary to purchasing a home in New Braunsfels, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your HOME LOAN. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. ...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Homes For Sale in Copper Ridge- New Braunfels, TX       Copper Ridge has quickly become one of the most desired neighborhoods in the New Braunfels area. The beautifully landscaped gated and guarded entry leads into an oasis for the buyer looking for that Texas Hill Country feel. A ridge spans most of the property providing for expansive hill country views all throughout the neighborhood. Copper Ridge has a truly unique wide open feel and homesites range from 1- 3 acres with underground utilities. Amenities include a community resort style pool, Texas-style pavilion with fireplace and Bar-B-Que and picnic area, tennis and basketball courts, and walking trails. Not only do residents have these great amenities, living in New Braunfels puts you right in the dream life of being close to tubi...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
We offer a Special Government Home Renovation LOAN PROGRAM with FHARenovation Loans for New Braunsfels Texas.  Many people are not aware of a special governmentLOAN  programthat is part of the Federal Housing Administration orFHA(a department within HUD). A buyer orEXISTING home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling orUPDATES to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanksto this special FHALOAN  program     "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHALOAN PROGRAM. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).     This loan PROGRAM has many advantages but one of t...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
There is a Brand New Neighborhood going up in New Braunfels, TXOn my way to my daughters soccer practice yesterday I saw building in the distance so went to check it out.  Just as I suspected, a new neighborhood in New Braunfels!  LENNAR ia currently building a model home and welcome center in their newest project called Briar Meadows.  It is located just off of IH35 down Doeppenschmidt Rd behind the Tree of Life church. LENNAR says that there will be 1 and 2 story new construction homes from their Springwood II Collection with square footage ranging from 1508 - 2920.  There will be lots of pretty open floor plans and covered patios will be standard!  A neighborhood park and playground for the kiddos are in the plans.  And if your kids play soccer for NBYSA or NB Ajax soccer family or t...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Homes for Sale in Manor Creek New Braunfels, TX Manor Creek is one of my favorite DR Horton neighborhood in New Braunfels.  It is a gated community located just out Highway 46 West in the Texas Hill Country.  The home sites feel very spacious at roughly a 1/3 acre each and 3 car side entry garages add a custom feel to the neighborhood.  Manor Creek sits in the boundaries of the New Braunfels ISD.  The neighborhood amenities include a neighborhood swimming pool and playscape.Dr Horton is currently building floor plans ranging from 2368- 3577 square feet and standard features include ceramic tile, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, beautiful open concept floor plans,  four sides exterior masonry and full irrigation systems. Manor Creek is located convenient to the newer HEB...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Best Selling Neighborhoods in New Braunfels 2015 So far 2015 has been a busy year for New Braunfels Real Estate.  Homes sales are still strong and interest rates are great.  The pretty spring weather is bringing lots of house hunters to local neighborhoods.  So where are people buying you ask? Which neighborhoods are homebuyers looking at? Here are the 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods in New Braunfels so far for 2015: Castle Ridge-  Great neighborhood just off of County Line Rd in Guadalupe County.  Just minutes from the new Fischer Park that will have a wide variety of amenities like hike and bike trails, playgrounds, a splash pad, fishing ponds, picnic facilities, a nature center and an outdoor amphitheater. Castle Ridge is in the New Braunfels ISD zone. Homes typically range from $170,00...
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Homes For Sale in The Enclave at Westpointe VillageSurrounded by scenic hill country, but located within walking distance to the new HEB at the Westpoint Village shopping Center, The Enclave at Westpoint Village is in a prime New Braunfels location!  The Enclave at Westpoint Village is one of the few communities in New Braunfels that offers great walk-ability to nearby necessities.  The gated community has lots of dedicated green space that gives a feeling of privacy and is broken up into 3 Sections.  The original Section 1 is a uniquely designed 55+ community, featuring beautiful floor plans that are centered toward active adults 55 and older who enjoy a serene environment with custom features.  Section 2 & 3 are both family friendly neighborhoods.  This neighborhood sits in the New Br...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
 New Braunfels TX Homeowner Income Tax Deductions There are so many advantages to owning a home in New Braunfels, TX and one of them is Income Tax Deductions!  Its that time again, you've compiled all of your statements from your employer, banks, investments... and your mortgage company... and all of your receipts.  Now don't forget these three common homeowner deductions: Mortgage Interest- this is typically the biggest deduction for most homeowners.  If you have a typical mortgage on your home up to 1 Million Dollars or $500,000 if married filing separately, every month a big chunk of your house payment goes to interest. That interest amount is deductible!  Your mortgage company should send you a year end statement with the total amount paid for the year totaled and ready for you to i...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Spring is coming and your know what that means in New Braunfels, TX...   River Season!     That's right! We have two rivers to float, kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, swim, fish or just people watch.  The Guadalupe and the Comal are a must visit while in New Braunfels.  As locals we get the priveledge of enjoying the rivers at off times, when the tourists arent there.  There is nothing better than watching the local downtown crowd grab their toobs and coolers and head to the river at 5:00pm on a summer Friday night.  Imagine owning your own piece of the river and being able to walk out in your backyard and just float in the clear spring water of the Comal or having a fishing cabin for weekend visits on the Guadalupe.     Click here for a current list of New Braunfels Waterfront Homes...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Homes for Sale in Cloud Country Neighborhood in New Braunfels, Texas Why Do People Live here? Cloud Country is a great new neighborhood of single family homes conveniently located near IH-35, off of Conrad Rd. in New Braunfels. Just minutes from the new Creekside Shopping Center, the Marketplace and numerous restaurants so shopping a dining are a breeze. All of the great entertainment that New Braunfels is famous for like Schlitterbahn and great live music in Gruene, TX would be at your doorstep!   The neighborhood is within the sought after Comal ISD and Oak Creek Elementary School is located less than a mile away.   There are two builders currently building beautiful new homes in Cloud Country.  They are both using a mix of exterior details and materials that make Cloud Country such ...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Finding a Real Estate Agent in New Braunfels, TX         When my family and I moved to New Braunfels, TX three years ago, I had a real problem finding a Real Estate Agent that would call me back.  I had my Texas Real Estate Brokers license at the time but I was in the Commercial business and did not know very much about the local market because we were moving from Houston so I was excited to work with a local Realtor.  We were the perfect clients.  We didn't have a house to sell, we were pre-approved for a mortgage, and we were so excited about moving to New Braunfels! I called several Real Estate offices and left messages with no return call.  I spent hours on Realtor.com and Zillow because I was not a member of the local MLS, and we made frequent visits to New Braunfels to look so I t...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
Garden Homes are becoming quite the growing trend.  Once only popular with the senior crowd, now the low maintenance and custom features of garden homes are attracting the younger crowds too.  Builders are catering to these buyers with virtually maintenance free communities paid for through the homeowners HOA fees.  They tend to be perfect for the empty nester wanting to simplify and trade hours working in the yard for time on the golf course, or entertaining.     Check out this amazing garden home community in San Antonio:  Campanas at Cibolo Canyons   Typically a a garden home, also called a patio or courtyard home is a one story, single family rsidence on a small lot or possibly a zero- lot line lot.  The trend is for these home to be very luxurious on the interior offering unique fl...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
     Texas consistently ranks as one of the most affordable states to live and buy a home in the United States.  However, in recent years, several home buyers have had sticker shock when looking for their dream home in New Braunfels. According to Sperling's Best Places, there has been a 44% increase in population in New Braunfels since 2000.  That is amazing growth!  Pair that with the amazing quality of life we enjoy as New Braunfels locals as we float the rivers, enjoy good friends and good food while listening to live music in Gruene, have picnics in Landa Park and of course securing our season passes to Schlitterbahn so we can get our tube ride on ALL SUMMER LONG!  Plus, we are 20 minutes from San Antonio and 40 minutes from Austin. #dreamlifenbThe current average price of homes sol...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
     For February, New Braunfels Utilities is offering customers a double rebate for planting a drought tolerant tree!  Just when you thought living in New Braunfels couldn't get any better!   The tree must me listed on the approved drought tolerant list found on the Rebate Application form and be at least 5 gallon size or larger.  The purchase must be made within the month of February and tree planted within 15 days.    You can find out more about this awesome rebate and what it takes to qualify by going the NBU rebate web page at NBU Drought Tolerant Tree Rebate.  What a great way to conserve energy costs and beautify your property at the same time.   There are several other great rebates offered by NBU, here are a few of the other Water Conservation Rebates: Toilet Rebate- High Effic...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
TIME OUT!!   Photo by Parker Anderson  Before you get sit down with your hot wings and seven layer dip to watch the Super Bowl...or the commericals, check out these great fun things to do in New Braunfels, TX this weekend!   Events NB GIVE BACK- An open house event at the Mckenna Center where area non-profits will be individually featured so you find out more about these local organizations and plug-in to help give back to our community!  This is a free event for all ages and there will be free food and activites for all ages.  Saturday, January 31, from 10:00 am to 1:00pm.   As Aways New Braunfels Farm To Market- Open every Saturday between 9:00 AM and 1:00PM in Downtown New Braunfels at 148 S. Castell Ave- check it out at www.nbfarmersmarket.com   Music: Gruene Hall- www.gruenehall.co...
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By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
 When you first start looking for a home in New Braunfels, you hear a lot about homes "on the hill." Where exactly are these homes on the hill?  Aren't are a lot of hills in New Braunfels?  What subdivisions are on the hill?  How can I search for Homes on the hill in New Braunfels? Basically, there are two main areas that people are referring to when they say "On the hill."  As you travel northwest of IH35 through central New Braunfels the landscape of our town goes from relatively flat rolling prairie land to a big shelf that turns into the hill country, otherwise known as the Balcones Fault. There are two general areas that can be classified as neighborhoods and I have described them here to help with your search.  These areas are both highly sought after by home buyers for their clas...
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    Real Estate Agents Talking with Clients can be like Pissin' In The Wind by Jerry Jeff Walker   Now before I explain this story and classic song by Jerry Jeff Walker let's get this straight, woman can't piss in the wind and please don't be offended by my post.   As Real Estate Agents & Brokers we need to be very-very careful about what we tell our clients, get the facts straight about rising prices, inventory, interest rates, supply & demand, investments, guaranteed views, guaranteed anything for that matter.There have been many days that I have been around the offices where I do business, only to hear loud phone conversations like ...There is very little inventory, so you better buy now!Interest Rates are going to rise so you better get locked in!Home Values are not going to be goin...
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By Dawn Loding, The Loding Group
(eXp Realty)
Find Out What Your New Braunfels Home is Worth     When it's time to sell your home, how will you go about finding the Realtor who will get you the most money for your home and get it sold quickly?  Only about 10% of all the real estate agents in each realty office do about 80% of the business for both the seller and buyer sides.  So while there are many, many realtors in the area, you want the one who is most successful in getting houses sold quickly and at the highest profit margin. What is your New Braunfels home value? What is your New Braunfels home worth?   You get to choose your Realtor and when you do, you need to make sure that Realtor has a great marketing plan!  Dawn Loding of The Loding Group has created a clear, concise, and aggressive marketing plan for all homes she lists...
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