Round Rock, TX Real Estate News

By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
   Its Elementary School Number. 30 for Round Rock ISD!Today, Aug. 14. was ground breaking day at the new school, located in the Teravista subdivision at 4419 Teravista Club Drive.  The school is scheduled to open in 2008 with approximately 650 students."We must continue to build for the future of our city, the future of the state and for our children," said Dr. Jesus Chavez, RRISD superintendent.This is the third school to be built using money from the $267 million-dollar bond package approved by voters in 2006. I live here, and I voted FOR it!!  Glad to see its progression!! Future students helped shovel dirt at the ground breaking ceremony, Aug. 14 with RRISD superintedent Dr. Jesus Chavez.  Source: Impact News   
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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
According to the Austin area MLS, the average price in the Round Rock area increased by $16,273 for June 2007 from the same period last year.  For Pflugerville, prices increased by $17,748.  For both areas taken together, there were 69 fewer homes sold for June.  June was slower overall for Austin's market, primarily because of the near-constant rains over the past 60 days.  Large projects in Austin are behind by 45 days or more.  Hopefully, the selling season will extend longer than average this year, since many potential buyers delayed purchasing while waiting for the weather to abate.  Austin Texas Real Estate Round Rock Real Estate Pflugerville Real Estate
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By Funmi Nwokolo, Realtor - FunmiAndTheCity.com
(Keller Williams Realty ®)
Round Rock, TX is one of the booming towns in the greater-Austin Area.  Most of it's growth has been and is continually sparked by the influx of Dell Employees, which is the biggest employer in Round rock TX, and one of the top three employers in Austin.  There are a number of events and festivities that happen in Round rock all the time these days, but by far one of the cutest events is the Artisan Stroll in historic Downtown Round Rock, right around the corner from the world famous Round Rock donut shop.  The stroll is a free family-friendly event, where Artists, musicians and performers come to entertain, and some even sell their products The Stroll used to happen on every first Thursday of the month, but it has recently moved to 2nd Sundays and is still a big hit.  I've been a coupl...
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
For the freshest produce, try the following markets:  Round Rock, Tx Farmers Market at the corner of Lampasas and Bagdad Avenue in the City Hill parking garage. Saturdays May thru July.  Also, there are two Farmer's market in Georgetown and Sun City, Texas  Although these run for just 2 months, the coops are currently working on extending the time frame and are searching for more visible locations. Hopefully, they will extend their selling period so we can enjoy the fruits and vegetables of their labor.
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
If you like Tex-Mex food, the best place in the state of Texas is Rio Grande on North Mays in Round Rock, Tx  Want fajitas - ole' they have chicken and beef that is so tender, you can cut it with a fork.  The Guacamole is to die for.   My favorite is Las Blancas, one cheese and one chicken enchiladas w/a white sour cream, cheesy sauce.  Oh baby.  Give it a try everything is fantastic and the margaritas won't disappoint you either.  
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By David Durham
(Realty Austin)
Next Monday, August 6, the new 72-bed Scott & White University Medical Campus Hospital will open.  The hospital is affliated with Texas A&M University and their 3rd and 4th year medical students will be able to do clinical work there.  The new hospital has hired 200 employees and will focus on hear & vascular care, orthopedics and women's services.  As I have said before - more employment will bring more buyers!!!
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
 Round Rock Texas Forest Creek Sold stats for the month of June 07. S - 14 Properties FoundList PriceSquare Feet$/SFBedroomsFull BathsLiving AreasYear BuiltSales PriceLP:SP%CDOMMin$ 217,0002094$77.293211996$ 217,00093% 4Avg$ 308,5373190$93.994222001$ 301,44398% 42Max$ 498,9004281$119.915442007$ 486,414104% 291All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed, buyer or seller must verify.
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
Anyone going on vacation this year?  Stop by Round Rock, Tx near Austin, Tx.  Take in a ballgame at the Dell Diamond you might even see Nolan Ryan. We now have Outlet Malls w/some great stores and restaurants.  Want to see the actual Round Rock?  Yes, there actually is a round rock in the middle of Brushy Creek which happens to be part of the old Chisholm Trail.  Really cool to see the actual wagon wheel tracks that are etched into the rock!!Try the water park in Old Settler's Park, picnic, play soccer, baseball, tennis and more.  Hungry?  Try Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Gumbos or the Java Cafe.  All locally owned and great food.  Want any more information contact me.   Round Rock is also the sports capital of Texas.Here's the Round Rock Express baseball schedule:   http://www.roundr...
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  S - 205 Properties Found List PriceSquare Feet$/SFBedroomsFull BathsLiving AreasYear BuiltSales PriceLP:SP%CDOMMin$ 45,900748$46.682111950$ 43,50080% 0Avg$ 183,6052124$84.103211996$ 179,48198% 78Max$ 480,9004303$118.577442007$ 446,853110% 411
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By Jeannette Morrison, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Round Rock
(Cedar Park,Leander,Georgetown & Lake Travis Areas.)
 As an active member of our local MOMS club of Round Rock North I wanted to help spread the word about a way we all can help make a difference!  My MOMS club is a group of wonderful ladies that truly live what they preach....giving back to our community!  I know there are some locals out there that read my blog from time to time.  So I thought this would be the most efficient way to get the word out about a 5k walk (3.1 miles) to benifit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The Brushy Creek Lake Park Great Strides Walk will be held September 8,2007 and you can help support the walk and make it a success in the following ways:Donate to our MOMS team by going to http://greatstrides.cff.org and entering MOMS (first name) Round Rock North (last name) under "find a walker".Or join the Round Rock...
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By Eric Olson
(Sky Realty)
Round Rock,  TX was established in 1850 and was named "Round Rock" because of the giant round rock in the bed of Brushy Creek.  Round Rock is also known as the city where the notorious outlaw Sam Bass was killed. The infamous Sam Bass is now buried in the Round Rock Cemetery. The city of Round Rock also enjoys other historic notority. Round Rock, TX is located in Williamson County which is the fastest growing county in TEXAS and the 2nd fastest growing county in the nation. It's no wonder the Real Estate market is hot here in TEXAS. Round Rock, TX is a rapidly growing community of over 61,000 residents. Located just 16 miles away from Austin. Round Rock, TX offers close in living with small town community feel. Move to Round Rock where you can still take a relaxing swim or fish in Brush...
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By Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR, CNE, REDS, CPS, WCS
(Realty Texas)
Looking for a home?  Whether it is Williamson or Travis County, I sell homes one yard at a time. Are you a first time homebuyer or want Sun City in Georgetown? I can assist you. I know the area in my sleep. I stage to sell my listings so on average they sell faster.  I insist first impressions are vital, so I tell you the truth.  If you need paint, flowers or other fix-ups I am going to be honest with you. You do want to sell it don't you.  If Relo is where you're at - I am accustomed to working with them as well.     
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By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
Movies in the Park are back for 2007 in Old Settlers Park at the Virg Rabb Pavilion 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664.  Every Friday night come out to Round Rock's Old Settlers Park for a movie presented by Time Warner Cable. All movies will be presented at the Virg Rabb Pavilion. The evening festivities will begin 8 pm with movie trivia hosted by Time Warner Cable. Once it gets dark enough, the movie will begin. You need to  arrive before dark to get a spot and to be ready for the show. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and the family for this free night of fun. There are concessions available or bring your own.This is an opprutunity for familys or even dates to come out and watch a movie for free.
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By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
The city of Round Rock in Williamson County is just 18.5 miles north of Austin Texas. It boasts a population of about 89,000 people. There were only 2,700 residents in 1970  showing the tremendous growth the city has experienced. Most of it having been since 1990. It's major employers are Dell Computer Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, and Farmers insurance. It has two major shopping areas within it's city limits. La Frontera and the Round Rock Premium Outlet. There are three major hospitals, Saint Davids, Round Rock Hospital, and the new Scott & White Hospital. Soon there will be a fourth as Seton is currently constructing a new hospital in Northeast Austin.Round Rock Ranks nationally as the 13th safest city in the United States. Credit can be given to the Round Rock Police departmen...
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By Eric Bramlett
(Bramlett Residential)
Mayfield Ranch Real Estate If you want excellent modern living in a lush natural environment, consider the master-planned community of Mayfield Ranch. This carefully designed community offers more than 700 beautiful homes that are all nestled in a prime location that offers equally easy access to urban amenities and natural beauty. Whether you want to get away from it all or be at the center of everything you need, Mayfield Ranch real estate is an excellent choice. Residents of Mayfield Ranch have access to nearby green spaces and to nearby employers. A future amenity center and pool center will offer plenty of recreation opportunity. Just step outside the community and you will find plenty to see and do. The enormous 800-acre Williamson County Park is near the community. This incredib...
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Dell just announced it's earnings and as a part of that, stated that they were cutting 10% of the worldwide workforce.  As Dell employs about 18,000 folks in the area we could see 1800 lost jobs!  Let's cross our fingers and hope that the reduction in force doesn't hit us that hard, but it could.  1800 more homes on the market in Round Rock would certiainly change the landscape of the real estate market there.  Here is the quote from the release:"As a part of this overall effort, Dell will reduce headcount by approximately 10 percent over the next 12 months. The reductions will vary across geographic regions, customer segments, and functions, and will reflect business considerations as well as local legal requirements. "While reductions in headcount are always difficult for a company, w...
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By Eric Bramlett
(Bramlett Residential)
Round Rock, Texas, conveniently located just north of Austin, is a superlative place to relocate. Whether you are looking for a fabulous place to live or whether you want a progressive place to super-charge your career, Round Rock has it all. Round Rock offers a highly educated workforce, a very business-friendly culture, and easy access to major corporations such as Dell, Inc., who choose to call Round Rock home. If you want to enjoy a superior lifestyle, Round Rock also offers quiet and clean residential streets, beautiful homes, outstanding schools, and a high standard of living. Round Rock Means a High Quality of Life While the most recent ACCRA Cost of Living analysis gives the nation an average index score of 100, Round Rock enjoys a low 89.5 score. You don’t have to be a statisti...
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