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Thursday, May 28, 2009

City of Lakeway's Growth for 2009

City of Lakeway representatives Shannon Burke and Chelsea Blanchard came to my market center to give a presentation on the city's growth. This is the second time I am blogging about the fast growth of Lakeway and the changes appear right in front on my eyes.

Below are my notes, to the best I could take them:

No. Lakeway Village - 160 total acres; on FM 620 and Clara Van; close to Ryland's Home's location. 130 single family homes, 88 condos

Corey Fish Funeral Homes - West side of FM 620

Vistas of Lakeway - Toll Brother's Community of 175. Phase 1 is still under construction which has 110 condos.

Lake Travis Transitional Medical Center - Opens spring 2010, located behind the post office. A long term acute care hospital, medical office is going up. This is for patients who are just coming out of ICU just before going to rehab.

Real del Lago - 22,500 sq ft building, restaurant and retail office. This is going on FM 620 just next to Walgreens.

Discovery Point - 1st phase is almost done, 11,000 sq ft of office space. 2nd phase will be twice as big, 22,000 sq ft. medical office building closer to the ridge.

Lakeway Regional Medical Center - 54 acres of 104 bed hospital, medical office, retail, hotel, retail and restaurants. Site work is underway. There may be more beds 40+.

Tuscan Village - on Lohman's Crossing, 61 acres of age restricted community. 120 Single family cottages, 70 townhomes, 100 condos, with library and retail stories. Across the street on Lohman's Crossing will be a 210 multifamily dwelling.

Lakeway Mud Water Tank - which is already in progress on Lohman's Crossing. This tank will hold 2 million gallons of water.

Pierce Plaza - on Lohman's Crossing and Rolling Green, 12,000 sq. ft. office building.

Lakeway Dental - this 8,000 sq ft medical office will go next to the old Exxon station on Lakeway Blvd.

Lakeway Church - is expanding the church adding a 13,000 sq ft building.

Lakeway Highlands - As you know, Highland Blvd. is being extended from Lakeway towards Bee Creek by Rough Hollow. This will be 1,540 acres which includes a hotel, yacht club, 1,400 single family lots, 330 condos. The street should be complete this summer.

Serene Hills - The road was expanded to connect to Hwy. 71; 456 acres of 300 single family homes plus 300-400 apartment units with a commercial building.

Palombo, Flintrock - 15 single family lots near Flintrock Falls.

There will also be two new schools, an Elementary school and a Middle School by Bee Creek Road. How about a Hight School? No talks of adding a new one at this time. What Lakeway really needs is another grocery store. The HEB Shopping Center of Hwy 71 and Hwy 2244 which recently expanded has been so congested! The Randalls on FM620 is a bit more expensive than HEB.

What are your thoughts on Lakeway's growth? If you are thinking of moving to Lakeway, who is the best person to reach than one who knows the area best. Give me a call at (512)786-SELL/7355. I am a realtor with Keller Williams Realty and my office is smack in the middle of Lakeway.

Austin's Real Estate Market April 2009

The Austin Board of REALTORS® has reported that the volume of single-family home sales in April 2009 was 1,601, down 18 percent from April 2008, and the median price was $189,000, up one percent over the same time period. In Lakeway or homes under the Lake Travis ISD, single-family homes sales in April 2009 is down 14% compared to April 2008.

The outlook for Austin is getting better as the sales have increased and the gap between the months have started to close in. With the current low interest rates (4.5-4.75% 30 year fixed) and the 8K stimulus for first time home buyers, we hope that this continues. It was mentioned in my office that over 50% of the buyers in the current market are first time home buyers, wow!

We hope that more enlightening news about our real estate market continues. Let's see what May brings us!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hill Country Women's Vendor Show in Lakeway

16 women business owners have come together to participate in the first Hill Country Women's Vendor Show occuring in Lakeway. The show will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 2 till 6 pm at the Ridge at Alta Vista Clubhouse in Lakeway.

Participants include Marge S. showcasing Silpada Jewelry (jewelry) ; Kimberly P. from Organize Me (organizing service); Kate B. showcasing Mary Kay (make-up); Melissa P. of Entertaining at Home (home decor); Hillarie E. of Creative Memories; Susan A. of Lush Salon (hair salon); Kate S. of Exclusive Wall Design (faux painting); Lana B of Personal Training and Group Fitness (personal traning); Nicole L. of Nicole's Computer Solutions (PC help); Carole W. of Carole Willard Interiors (Interior decorating); Doris S. of Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage (massage) and more!
The event will provide food, drinks, and prizes. Please come and bring your family and friends and support our women owned businesses. Call me at (512)786-SELL/7355 for questions or directions.