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Tuesday, March 17, 2020   /   by Jenny Carroll

Real Estate in the Time of Coronavirus

By Stanberry REALTORS President, Sharon Rosshirt

Austin Housing Market: Coronavirus and the Stock Market

There is much to digest and consider in times of such fluctuation and uncertainty. 

Let’s start with the underlying strength and vitality of the Austin area economy. We are a diversified economy with technology, the university system, medical community, music and film scene, state government, and travel all creating a solid base. We are generating jobs and have low, low unemployment. We have that lifestyle “something” that lures people here, plus no state income tax. 

These things work together to create a vibrant real estate environment and a market that is buffered against some of the things that damage less robust cities. Let’s say the Austin area has a healthy immune system! 

Additionally, housing markets are not typically tied to stock market swings because housing is a basic need. Bab ...

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Monday, March 9, 2020   /   by Jenny Carroll

Zip Lost Pines Is Your Next Central Texas Bucketlist Adventure


Contributed by Deena Thomas, Stanberry Realtors®, Bastrop

(BASTROP) For those looking to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors while incorporating some adventure this spring, Zip Lost Pines should rate high on your list.
Located just between Austin and Bastrop off of Hwy. 71, Zip Lost Pines is the only all-dual zip line course in Texas. Young and old, alike, can race each other or tour together side-by-side on these zip lines the beautiful flora and fauna of the Central Texas Colorado River valley that run the 1,100 acres of McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Adventure seekers have access to six side-by-side ziplines ranging from 146 feet to 1315 feet on the two-to-three-hour professionally guided tour.
“We are excited to offer an experience that is inspiring and filled with adrenaline for you and your family, friends, and colleagues right here in the Heart of Texas, “ Cat Sprague, LPZ representative, said.  “All ages are welcome as long a ...

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Monday, March 9, 2020   /   by Jenny Carroll

Sherwood Forest Faire is Back through April 19th

Contributed by Deena Thomas of Stanberry Realtors Bastrop
(BASTROP) Transform into an old-world experience filled with falconry, jousting, storytelling, merchant wares and merriment at pubs and taverns every weekend through Sunday, April 19 at Sherwood Forest Faire located just 35 miles east of Austin off of Hwy. 290 in McDade.

From wholesome family fun to the raunchy, adult-only shows, there’s something for all ages. With over 27 stages featuring period musical talent to various medieval shows running every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors are assured a step back in time.
In addition to a variety of food vendors, guests can get tickets on-line to the Robin’s Feast, a 5-course meal catering to the 21 or older crowd from 11:30 to 1:30 each Saturday. New this year is the Falconer’s Feast on Saturday, April 11 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. where guests will be served a multi-course meal and have opportunities to handle and fly some of the falcons. Th ...

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Friday, February 7, 2020   /   by Jenny Carroll

Stanberry Builder Spotlight: Coventry Homes at Double Eagle Ranch

Compiled by Deena Thomas, Stanberry Realtors Bastrop
(BASTROP) Retreat from the hustle & bustle of the everyday hubbub to a Coventry Homes in Double Eagle Ranch off Hwy. 71 just 13 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Rolling hills, wooded lots, wildlife and wide streetways welcome residents home to properties ranging from 3/4 acre to 1 acre lots.

Coventry Homes’ gorgeous model home Plan 2848 with four sides of masonry and native landscape sits at 112 Double Eagle Ranch Drive and is a must-see. This open-concept home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with volume ceilings, enlarged interior doorways, and Texas-size covered patio accessible through a tri-fold sliding glass door extending the family room space, represents a number of impressive upgrades. The gourmet kitchen is spacious and beautiful with 42-inch cabinets, stylish light fixture, 6-burner stainless gas stove, and oversized island and spacious countertops wrapped in lovely granite.

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Friday, January 10, 2020   /   by Jenny Carroll

Bastrop's New Ascension Seton Neighborhood Hospital

Ascension Seton Bastrop, which opened its state-of-the-art facility in Bastrop mid-December will have a ribbon-cutting and open house Thursday, Jan. 23 from 4-6 p.m.
After much anticipation, Bastrop’s Ascension Seton Neighborhood Hospital has opened its doors to a $30 million medical facility the city can now add to its growing list of achievements in the bio/life science and healthcare sector. Seton joins MD Anderson and other global companies that have opted to set roots amongst the lost pines. Bastrop and Bastrop County offer the highest number of individuals needing primary care physicians and dentists of the 11-county area. This is expected to increase over the next 5-10 years, which will create the demand to continue to brand Bastrop as a medical destination for this area.
Tucked into the heart of three major metropolitan areas, Bastrop offers economic value, prime real estate and small-town charms amongst idyllic views. The 40,000-square-foot hospital sits at ...

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