Round Rock, TX Real Estate News

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Round Rock is located just north of Austin about 15 minutes. There are some beautiful communities and new home developments popping up in this beautiful city. Projected to push from 100,000 population currently to over 250000 in the next five years, Round Rock (home of Dell Computers) has become an attractive place to invest in Real Estate.  FOREST CREEK 1520 Weiskopf Loop Round Rock, TX 78664   Fabulous Dress White Stone with Brick Accents Home has upgrades and special features throughout. This lovely, meticulously maintained home has a flexible floor plan that will appeal to many. The dramatic foyer with art niches, circular stairway and deep crown molding with extensive wood accents draws you into the formal living and dining areas complete with custom window treatments. The open kit...
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
 Texas Jumping Beans has become the birthday party destination of choice for our kids (we had my son's party there yesterday afternoon).  We have had four parties there so far, and it's still tons of fun for all of us.  There are about eight to ten very large inflatable "jumpers" (hence the name).  They change them out pretty regularly.  Yesterday, during our visit, there was a jumper shaped like a pirate ship, and another like a long train with an obstacle course inside.  They also have a large inflatable slide, which is where the kids tend to congregate most often.  With the new addition of about 30-40 rubber balls that are about the size of dodgeballs but very lightweight, it made it even more fun this time around.I like the fact that weekday afternoon parties are priced very reasona...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
One of the best Values in the Austin area is Teravista! A great Community just 15 minutes from Downtown Austin. (Click Here)Highland is one of the great builders in Teravista that features clubhouse, workout center, two community pools, an elementary school as well as an 18 hole golf course beautifully laid out through out the community. A great place to raise your family, make new friends and buy a home that will continue to grow in value year after year. In one of the hottest new areas just blocks from Scott and White Hospital, Seaton Medical Center, Texas State University and the Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall. Want to learn more? email me at: alanmaz1@earthlink.net
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By Robert Rees - Austin Real Estate
(Robert Rees Realty, Inc)
FROM Round Rock Community Impact Newspaper  The different shades of greenProjects blend dollar and earth-friendly values in latest building trend  By Christi Covington Hints of support for environment-friendly development have sprouted their first shoots in Round Rock, and for more than one reason. “Green is good business,” said Don Dungan, a developer with Designated Tree Inc. “It is changing every day,” he said. “Even Wal-Mart is going green.” Dungan and his partner Kang Lee began construction this summer on Green Square, the city’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified office space, a designation that dubs the project officially green. Dungan chose Round Rock as the site for Green Square because of the city’s interest, the need for office space and the lack of...
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
Sprawling is the new adjective for Round Rock Texas. This once sleepy little town (pre Dell Computers) has come a long way and is headed for bigger better things.  I moved to Round Rock in 1988, after a brief stint in Georgetown and a longer time in Austin, Tx.  The whole town shined as a great place to raise children, meet people and get involved in local things. It was clean and wholesome and I loved it.Now, with 61,000+ people, I still love it!  What has happened as progress marchs on....we got an Outlet Mall (way wonderful), we have 2 new hospitals (Scott & White and Seton), we have a new Texas State campus, shopping all over has improved and roads are improved w/Tollroad 130/45.  So, when I heard that from CR 1431 up to CR 1460 headed south to Hwy. 79, our community leaders have pl...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
  WHAT COULD I BE MISSING? You almost hate to turn on the News or read the paper as it relates to Real Estate these days. The negative news has out weighed the positive for sometime now. As a Realtor, I wonder could we be misssing something. Perhaps an opportunity to teach ecomnomics 101. Would you rather hold a promisary note or a real piece of property? Several years ago when I was in my early 20's a man gave me a quick economic lesson. He encouraged me to invest my promisory notes (dollars) in real property, gold, silver and real estate. He called Silver the poor mans gold and made sure he invested in it weekly. I started investing in silver buying a little at a time for about 5 to 6 dollars an ounce, but I really got interested in Real Estate. The dollar is now worth half what it wa...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
  WHAT COULD I BE MISSING? You almost hate to turn on the News or read the paper as it relates to Real Estate these days. The negative news has out weighed the positive for sometime now. As a Realtor, I wonder could we be misssing something. Perhaps an opportunity to teach ecomnomics 101. Would you rather hold a promisary note or a real piece of property? Several years ago when I was in my early 20's a man gave me a quick economic lesson. He encouraged me to invest my promisory notes (dollars) in real property, gold, silver and real estate. He called Silver the poor mans gold and made sure he invested in it weekly. I started investing in silver buying a little at a time for about 5 to 6 dollars an ounce, but I really got interested in Real Estate. The dollar is now worth half what it wa...
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By Laura Laura
(Sky Realty)
Pict  S - 29 Properties Found List PriceSquare Feet$/SFBedroomsFull BathsLiving AreasYear BuiltSales PriceLP:SP%CDOMMin$224,900 2302$74.26 3212003$215,000 88% 0Avg$286,963 2846$99.07 4222005$281,841 98% 108Max$411,442 3801$122.93 5432007$419,282 104% 277 All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Buyer's must verify.
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By Laura Laura
(Sky Realty)
 S - 37 Properties Found List PriceSquare Feet$/SFBedroomsFull BathsLiving AreasYear BuiltSales PriceLP:SP%CDOMMin$239,999 2278$77.54 3212001$237,000 77% 3Avg$347,001 3338$97.73 4222005$325,182 93% 146Max$599,900 4580$133.43 5442007$589,900 100% 798Pict All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Buyer's must verify.
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
  Active Listings 881 Pending Contracts226Round Rock home sales are still going strong despite the national woes!  Home sales price per square foot continues to increase and days on the market are approximately the same as last year.  Over all there was a ~2.17% increase in price per square foot for home sales in Round Rock compared to the same time last year (month of October of 2006).  This is strong evidence that prices are continuing to increase in our specific market!  That is great news!! If I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to ask! Price per sq/ft is rounded to the nearest hundredths.  Slight rounding error occurs from the loss of significant digits when price per square foot is calculated.  Source: ABOR Actris -MLS.  Data is believed to be accurate but not guarant...
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
  Hidden Glen home sales are still going strong despite a slight decrease in appreciation over last year.   Comparing the price per square foot of homes sold in October 2007 to homes sold in October of 2006 shows ~1.2% decrease and days on the market increased in comparisonResidential homes in Hidden Glen are still a great investment....whether you are wanting to move up or if you are a first time buyer its clear there are advantages to owning your home!  With 483 active listings there are a lot of homes for buyers to choose from -making it a great time to buy! - Any questions -don't hesitate to ask!  Active Listings 26Pending Contracts10                      Price per sq/ft is rounded to the nearest hundredths.  Slight rounding error occurs from the loss of significant digits when pric...
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
More people than ever are moving to Central Texas for the wonderful weather...quality of living, and strong economy.  One of the great neighborhoods that stands out is located in the heart of what myself and many have been calling the medical corridor is Mayfield Ranch.  Conveniently located off of FM1431 with convenient access to both Round Round and Cedar Park as well as the new Seton Medical Center and Cedar Park Hospital Scott & White. Have questions or are in need of additional information -don't hesitate to call!  I am the local neighborhood expert on this and the surrounding area!  I live and work in this area so I am happy to provide you with information from someone who knows first hand!Sales of homes in this neighborhood have increased in price per square foot when compared to...
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By Laura Laura
(Sky Realty)
 S - 29 Properties Found List PriceSquare Feet$/SFBedroomsFull BathsLiving AreasYear BuiltSales PriceLP:SP%CDOMMin$170,000 1356$82.74 3212001$162,000 92% 2Avg$204,517 1997$101.44 3212001$199,975 97% 58Max$309,000 3384$129.07 5332004$305,000 102% 272Your Search Criteria Returned 29 Properties All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Buyer's must verify.
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By Bee Ramanand
 Round Rock is on I-35 just 15 minutes north of downtown Austin and 20 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The city's property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in Texas.  The Round Rock Independent School District is one of the state's best with a number of exemplary and blue ribbon schools.  The popular AA Minor League Baseball team, the Round Rock Express, attracts fans from all over Central Texas to the modern Dell Diamond complex. With 34 parks, four golf courses and three area lakes, you could say there’s never a dull moment in Round Rock.Frontera Vista  La Frontera is taking shape as a major hub for residents in the Austin-Round Rock MSA. It is located at the confluence of three major highways. Amenities include an adjoining 295 room Marriott and full-serv...
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
Listings for Round Rock Texas in the $200,000's as of 11/7/07  3955 GRAYLING LN, ROUND ROCK, TX 78681 SAVE $300,000 4 Bedrooms 3 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 3,358 Est. Sq. Ft. Photo Tour Listing # 3515104  19912 SAP CV, ROUND ROCK, TX 78664 SAVE $300,000 5 Bedrooms 3 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 5,383 Est. Sq. Ft. Virtual Tour Photo Tour Listing # 4602838  2532 CRENSHAW DR, ROUND ROCK, TX 78664 SAVE $300,000 5 Bedrooms 3 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 3,740 Est. Sq. Ft. Virtual Tour Photo Tour Listing # 8934074  1530 FOPPIANO LOOP, ROUND ROCK, TX 78665 SAVE $299,999 4 Bedrooms 3 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 3,579 Est. Sq. Ft. Photo Tour Listing # 3822340  16536 AVARANCHE WAY, ROUND ROCK, TX 78681 SAVE $299,995 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4,122 Est. Sq. Ft. Photo Tour Listing # 3158659  3802 CYPRESS P...
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By Funmi Nwokolo, Realtor - FunmiAndTheCity.com
(Keller Williams Realty ®)
So, even though I'm not a native Texan, I have come to learn a few things about Texans since I've been here.  First if all...the truth that everyone know, which is that everything is Bigger in TExas!  Bigger hats, bigger Football, Bigger Plates, Bigger Land!, and of course Bigger houses for your money!Another thing about Texas is that Texans love to make everything uniquely theirs ( I would say ours, but I'm still earning my stripes ;)) for instance we have Texas Burgers, Texas Steaks, Texas Chili (I'll talk more about that later) and even Tex-mex food :) Have you ever seen anyone else wear a T-shirt that proclaims pride about belonging to their state??  You don't see many people with "Proud to be a an Illinoisan" plastered across their chests on shirts or even on skin. (I can attest to...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Why own a business and live in Round Rock?Round Rock has a facinating history and a bright future full of growth potential.   A short list of  Round Rock's highlights are:Highly Educated Workforce- The Austin-Round Rock MSA is the second most educated workforce in the country. There are more than nine centers of higher education in close proximity to Round Rock. Affordable Cost of Living - The cost of living in Round Rock is substantially lower than the national average. Prime Location- Round Rock is located along the NAFTA corridor on Interstate 35 and will also be a vital link in the Central Texas Turnpike System, to be completed in 2007. Quality of Life - An outstanding park system, beautiful lakes, sporting events and live music are prime examples of the fabric of the Round Rock com...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
     There are many mixed opinions about whither we should or should not celebrate Halloween. Some people see it as an evil celebration with ties to occult activities. Others see a harmless community annual ritual. There are some who have very strong opinions about why we should not acknowledge this as a celebration time on the calendar. As a minister for over 25 years, I had both camps in my church. Naturally the church membership looked to me as their Pastor to settle the issue for them Biblically. This post is not about my theology however.I do celebrate the day with my kids and dearly enjoy having all the neighbors knock on my door for candy. In fact my wife and I dress up and decorate our home. If  you want to know the deeper theological reasoning you can email me and I will be gla...
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
  Years ago I sat in a huge convention center and listened to Zig Ziglier speak. He said something that morning that really stuck with me. He said: "If you want to reach your dreams help someone else reach theirs". In real time logic this seems like an insane statement. How is helping someone else accomplish their life long dream going to help you accomplish your dream? Especially if your dream is to become an airline pilot and their dream is to own a landscaping company. How does this work?Yet, in practice I have found the statement is true. As I help others accomplish their dreams, I find that I get closer to accomplishing my own. In fact, it works so well that I have been able to expand my dreams. It works because selfishness is the primary obstacle to reaching our dreams and helping...
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
 The Round Rock portion of Toll 130 runs through the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction only, which means it is not within city limits and cannot be zoned and it does not have any infrastructure yet.  That is the major reason no development projects are underway."Our utilities are not out there yet," said Joe Vining, vice president of economic development in Round Rock. "Once that happens, then we'll see some development."According to Impact News -City planning director Jim Stendebach said he expects the one-mile segment of toll road within the city's ETJ to be within city limits in less than a year. The city is beginning work on a review of its general plan that was initiated because of Toll 130.  Four miles of Toll 45 goes directly through Round Rock as well and is an east west rout...
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