Lake Travis (Austin, TX)
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Lake Travis second lowest level since the drought in 1963
Bob Ratliff, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR® (RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)

Lake Travis Drought 2013Lake Travis second lowest level since the drought in 1963

The lake that is fed by the Lower Colorado River by way of the Highland Lakes chain is more than 40 feet below average. The all-time low for Lake Travis was in August 1951, that's when the water was just 614 feet above sea level.

 

Lake Travis Water LevelsFriday morning, Lake Travis stood at just over 626 feet above sea level. That's the the third-lowest level in the history of the reservoir that supplies much of the drinking water for Austin and nearby communities.

 

As an Austinite I’ve seen our Lake Travis at it’s lowest, and it always rebounds and fills up with our Spring or Fall rains however we haven’t had the blessing of rain on our watersheds which help to replenish our Lake Travis in several years. Lake Travis serves as the primary flood control reservoir of the Highland Lake chain. The level of the lake can therefore vary dramatically, depending on the amount of rainfall in the Colorado River basin upstream. Austin is currently under water restriction 2 and ask it’s residents to only water once a week on their designated day according to address.

 

Lake Travis Drought of 2013If you or someone you know is planning on moving to Austin and Lake Travis don’t let our drought worry you, authorities of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) say there is plenty of water in our Lakes.

 

Despite Lake Travis second lowest level since the drought in 1963 the 4th of July weekend is keeping Lake businesses hopping with visitors and local residents. There is still plenty of water to boat, ski, and swim with caution so come on out and make history and explore uncovered treasures before our next flood.


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Austin Real Estate 2012 Market Review
Bob Ratliff, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR® (RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)

Austin Real Estate 2012 Market Review

Austin area Economic growth is on an upward trend and indicates a market turnaround appealing to both home owners and renters alike.

  • Austin Real Estate Market TrendsNew Listings in Austin area decreased 1.1 percent to 1,568
  • Pending sales were up 36.7 percent to 1,729
  • Inventory levels shrank 25.7 percent to 6,184 units
  • The Median sales price in creased 11.1 percent to $207,750
  • Days on market down 21.4 percent to 66 days
  • Absorption rates improved with monthly supply down 39.7 percent to 2.8 months

 

Below are a few charts showing market trends for our Austin Area Real Estate Courtesy of Austin Board of REALTORS®, Multiple Listing Service.

 

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If you or someone you know is considering a move to the Austin area I would welcome the opportunity to consult with you or them about the many real estate options found in our great city and surrounding areas. Search Austin Listing Here

 

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LAKE TRAVIS VIEWS
Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes)

 

 

Gary Albertson and wife, Sheri Albertson, who both work at Victory Medical Center in Southwest Austin, built a dream house in 2010 with an amazing view of Lake Travis.

They love the house and plan to replicate the first floor when they move out to their ranch near Burnet. Gary Albertson, an allergist who grew up in Muleshoe, is heading toward retirement and wants to spend it on the ranch raising longhorns. He and his wife, a physical therapist, have put the 4,800-square-foot home on the market for $1.895 million with Carl Shurr of Realty Austin.

The stone-façade home at 5004 Lakeview Drive, off RM 620 near Steiner Ranch, sits on a cliff overlooking a deep cove of Lake Travis. A tram takes the owners to their boat dock and lake, which the Albertsons say is regularly 120 feet deep.

Open the front door and see the barrel ceiling foyer. The master suite is on one side of the foyer. The rest of the main floor is the open living space with large windows to take in the view. A dining area sits next to the kitchen with its own sitting area. A large granite island provides space for barstool seating. Knotty alder cabinetry warms this space.

 

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Save The Date ~ September 23, 2012 ~ Clean-up Lake Travis Austin TX
Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker United Realtors)

Lake TravisIt’s that time of year again! KAB (Keep Austin Beautiful) has their 18th annual event for the biggest scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas! Rounding up trash from the bottom of Lake Travis and 11 Parks around the lake is the goal for the Sunday morning's clean-up activities!

It is an event all ages so make it a family affair. There are fun contests to see who finds the most unusual pieces of trash…..one year someone found a discarded commode and won the contest! After the clean-up there is a thank you party for the volunteers and even a DJ is lined up for the festivities!

This event will be held RAIN or SHINE so come out and join the fun! Sunday morning September 23rd at 8:00 the fun begins..in the past there have been approximately 1,000 volunteers..500 scuba divers and 500 clean-up shore side…let’s see if we can raise the bar this year and have an even bigger turnout.

The lake levels are low so it’s an excellent opportunity to clean up while there is more exposure of the shoreline. It’s a great chance to help protect our natural resource the Colorado River and be involved in a feel good community activity!

Check this site to register and see where you are needed either as a diver or a shoreline volunteer!

http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/underwater


Let’s make the 18th annual clean-up the best ever!!


As always local events are brought to you as a courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors, your NW Austin Real Estate Consulantant.

P.S. The Keep Austin Beautiful Cleanup Lake Travis event is just ONE of the many reason’s Austin was selected # 2 on Parenting Magazine’s 2011 Best Cities for Families to Live List. Want to live here too? Just give me a call and I can help you find a North West Austin home to buy!

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Never offered, Custom Home now Available For Sale: 6 Hedgefield Court, The Hills, TX
Sebastian Barrett St.Troy (Austin Market-Ready Services, Home Staging and Real Estate)

Home For Sale: 6 Hedgefield Court

The Hills, TX 78738


MLS # 7191195


Home For Sale in The Hills, Texas

$750,000


Bedrooms:  5

Bathrooms:  4.5

Living Areas:  2

Garage:  3

Square Feet:  4,692


Built by the current owners, this home has never been offered For Sale, until Today!  Don't miss this rare jewel of a home.


Indoors the natural wood and stained concrete floors warm each room as the Architectural details define the open spaces, which your family and friends will enjoy.  Every chef, not to mention the diners, will delight in the spacious, well appointed Kitchen with large eat-in Breakfast area.




 

  

  

 

You'll hear music when you live in The Hills!

 

 Friendly neighbors, great schools, the security & lifestyle only The Hills can offer.From the Country Club, Golfing, Tennis, outdoor activities, and proximity of Lake Travis, are only the beginning of your enjoyment of this custom home.  This is truly a family home, with custom designed rooms for boys and girls.  All of the 3 upstairs bedrooms open onto the immense Game Room.




 

 

The Master suite is tucked away on the first floor, with easy access onto the private patio.  Every woman (or man) will enjoy the custom designed Master Closet.  Relax in the soothing comfort of a stylish bath while the children play upstairs, in the yard or by the pool.



Outdoor enjoyment is further defined by the naturalized pool with covered sitting area and plenty of privacy from neighbors, yet also open for easy access for friends to visit and enjoy.  This playful pool will provide respite from the Texas heat, while you while away the hours of enjoyment.

 

 

 



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Austin Texas Events and Festivals for January 2012
Sebastian Barrett St.Troy (Austin Market-Ready Services, Home Staging and Real Estate)

January Events in Austin, Texas


From live performances to events of delight and entertainment, here's a list of some of the many special activities to enjoy in Austin during the month of January.  2012 marks a special year in that it is the Year of the Dragon, not just any Dragon, a Water Dragon.  2012 is a Water year and the Dragon is a Wood element, thus water nourishes wood and allows it to grow. This is the beginning of the nourishing cycle in Chinese Astrology and ends the destructive cycle.  Celebrate with us on January 23rd to welcome the Year of the Dragon.



24 HOURS IN AUSTIN EXHIBIT

January 2

Austin Details Art + Photo

Twenty-four Austin photographers were assigned to create a portrait of Austin in one 24-hour day in October 2011 and amassed a remarkable body of work that showcases the city from many vantage points, and at all hours, from 6 pm on October 14 throughout the night into the next day at 6 pm. More than 50 large-format museum-quality prints from nearly two dozen photographers are on view through January.


THE DINNER DETECTIVE AUSTIN

January 6 & 21

Marriott Hotel Austin

America's Largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! You'll enjoy an elegant four-course  plated  dinner (no buffets here!) while you solve a hilarious murder case.  A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening.  Just be careful!  In this show,  everyone  is a suspect, even  You, and the killer could be at your table!



KATHY GRIFFIN LIVE

January 7

Long Center

She’s back, for one night only! Multiple HBO and Bravo specials weren't enough - catch double Emmy award winning Kathy Griffin live in her true element. She has more stories, more dish, more of what she shouldn't say but you know you want to hear. Come with an open mind and laugh until you cry!


STAR OF TEXAS TATTOO ART REVIVAL

January 7 - 9

Palmer Events Center

Explore the creative art of tattoos, meet the artists, and delve into a world of body art.


AUSTIN SYMPHONY: EMANUEL AX

January 13

Michael & Susan Dell Hall

Join The Austin Symphony and pianist Emanuel Ax, for the performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.  4 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 60, Symphony Concertante.


HOME & GARDEN SHOW

January 13 - 15

Austin Convention Center

Turn your home and garden dreams into reality!  With thousands of square feet of exhibits you'll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.



SHRINE CIRCUS

January 13 - 16

Cedar Park Center

The 2012 Austin Shrine Circus will be a fun filled experience including performances by The Human Cannonball, The Flying Ponces, Majestic Lions, The Dominguez Extreme Riders, The Mighty Bo, The Dragomir Troupe and many more!


CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE

January 14/15 and 28/29

Palmer Events Center

A great place to find just about anything and enjoy a day of shopping.



MLK CELEBRATION

January 16

Downtown Austin (UT, State Capitol, and Huston-Tillotson University)

The Austin Area Heritage Council's 2012 MLK Celebration is comprised of several events.  The Oratory Competition, MLK Scholarship Awards, and Day of Service lead up to the March and Festival on Monday, January 16th.


FRONTERAFEST

January 17 - February 18

Hyde Park Theatre, Salvage Vanguard Theater + Others

FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre. Too bad there's no actual way to expect the unexpected, because that is your only hope.


AUSTIN BOAT SPORT AND OUTDOOR SHOW

January 19 - 22

Austin Convention Center 

The Austin Boat Show is home to all of your Central Texas Boat Dealers! 2012 Show Hours: Thursday, Jan 19: noon-9p Friday, Jan 20: noon-9p Saturday, Jan 21: 10a-9p Sunday, Jan 22: 10a-6p Senior and Child discounts.



THE AUSTIN GORILLA RUN

January 21

Fado Irish Pub

750 gorilla suits in closets across Austin await re-emergence for The Second Annual Austin Gorilla Run. January 21st run through downtown Austin IN FULL GORILLA COSTUME! Your donation to The Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund will register you for the run. 


TASTE OF AUSTIN

January 25

North Austin Event Center

Taste of Austin is an event designed to showcase top Austin area restaurants, caterers, and hotels. The concept is simple; allow food lovers the chance to explore the incredible variety of flavors and restaurants served up in one event.


ASH BASH ART SHOW

January 26, 2012

Mexican Aemrican Cultural Center

For the past four years, the ASH Insights Art Show & Sale has been an entrtaining, artistic and thought-provoking way to spotlight the works of our talented patients as well as raising funds through the sale of art donated by some of of the regions highly respected professional artists.



BATS & BEERS

January 29

Pine Street Station

Bats & Beers connects brewmasters, chefs and engaged Austinites to explore creations and collaborations centered around remarkable beer and food.



CHINESE NEW YEARS FESTIVAL

January 29

Chinatown Center10901 N. Lamar BLVD

Chinatown Center is proud to  celebrate this coming Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dragon and the mightiest of signs on the Chinese Zodiac! Mark your calendars for the annual celebration in North Austin.



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Discover what is happening around Lake Travis in January, including Live Music and Entertainment.




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2012: The Year of the Dragon - Happy New Year
Sebastian Barrett St.Troy (Austin Market-Ready Services, Home Staging and Real Estate)

2012:  The Year of the Dragon

This shall be a tumultuous year with many things changing, no more shall our world be as we know it.

We either accept the changes, work to make the changes,

or do nothing and become swept aside by the waves of change.

 

Where shall you be in 2012?  What positive affects will you make upon the ever growing winds of change?  Whatever your desires, everyone is deserving of a blessing, so here is ours for you:

 

Blessings of good fortune, good luck, prosperity,

happiness, and love!

 

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