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February 2015 Newsletter ~ Austin and the Highland Lakes

February 2015 Newsletter ~ Austin and the Highland Lakes

February Newsletter ~ Austin Area/Highland Lakes

GENERAL NEWS & INFORMATION/PARAGON PROPERTY GROUP

February is upon us and Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow, so another six weeks of winter is predicted. It won't be long before the bluebonnets start popping up all over here in the Central Texas Hill Country, bringing one of our most beautiful times of the year. We would love to see your first photos of the wildflowers coming up this year and post them on our newsletter for everyone to enjoy. Just send them to info@ppgtx.com.

This is the time of year when many people start thinking about moving and start looking at listing their homes for sale. We will be happy to provide you with a complimentary pricing analysis for your home along with a personalized marketing plan for your Austin or Highland Lakes property. Buyers are still enjoying incrediby low interest rates and it may be a great time to sell, whether you are upgrading, right-sizing, buying a first home, a vacation home or perhaps moving out of the area. Give us a call and we'll be happy to help. Our PPG Premium Marketing Program is second to none!  

New listings include: 

  • 494 Scenic Ridge in Spicewood, our featured property this month, which is a gorgeous hilltop acreage estate. 

  • A lot on the Golf Course in the Legends on Lake LBJ neighborhood at 104 Meadow Bend for$40,000.

  • A 3/4 acre Lake LBJ view home site in Horseshoe Bay priced at an affordable $25,000 onSpotted Fawn.

  • An upcoming listing at 21314 Mount View in Lago Vista is a 1-story 3000 sqft+ home with 4 bedrooms, a 3-car garage and a pool for $355,000.

  • Located in Meadowlakes in the Pecan Orchard section, 216 San Saba is an upcoming 3 bedroom/2 bath listing priced at $216,000. Call us for more information on these or any other listings in the area. 

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_inspirational.html#KocYhHj74I6dK5Lf.99

The Central Texas Hill Country is an amazing place to live, work, play and invest!

Sue, Stacey, Nattlie, Karen and Brooke

HIGHLAND LAKES AREA ~ MARBLE FALLS, HORSESHOE BAY, Meadowlakes & MORE

  • March 7 - Main Street Market Days Marble Falls--from 9am to 4pm Food, Fun, Music, Crafts and more.
  • Revitalizing downtown Marble Falls--Marble Falls city officials launch a downtown revitalization project by setting up a Tax-Increment Financing zone (TIF) board to re-appropriate tax dollars currently collected in the zone to upgrade blighted areas of downtown such as sidewalks and right-of-ways. The city released a list of board members who are all property owners in the zone. Appointed were Lori Brix, Charles Johnstone, Scott Martin, Rebecca Nunnally, Terry Pilley, Dave Plante and Kyle Stripling to fill six of the seven vacancies. Courtesy of www.dailytrib.com.

  • Boat ramp ready for launch in Cottonwood Shores--Cottonwood Shores city officials unveil a public boat ramp after thousands of dollars in renovations paid for with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department matching grant. A ceremony on Jan 27 at the ramp, 3729 Lakeview Drive in Cottonwood Shores on Lake Marble Falls opened the ramps. The structure is one of two public boat ramps on the waterway.

  • Meadowlakes--This is a reminder that the City of Meadowlakes is still under watering restrictions! Appendix A - Watering Schedule, No More Than Twice Per Week, Irrigate outdoors using an in-ground irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler no more than TWICE per week and only during scheduled days and times: Residential: ODD number addresses: Wednesdays & Saturday. EVEN number addresses: Thursdays & Sundays, Commercial (including large landscapes such as POA common areas) Tuesdays & Fridays. Watering Hours: Midnight to 10 a.m.

AUSTIN, LAKEWAY, BEE CAVE, ROUND ROCK AND MORE ~ IN THE NEWS

  • Weekends in February, Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige. Open every weekend for February and March, this fun festival features jousting, sword-fighting, wizards, feasts, and more! Campgrounds are located only about 35 miles from Austin.

  • February 15thAustin Marathon and Half Marathon, Austin. Austin’s annual marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier and takes place in downtown Austin.

  • February 18-21stAustin Energy Regional Science Fair, Austin. This event showcases the work of 3rd through 12th graders in the area, almost 3,000 students! Held at the Palmer Events Center.

  • February 19-22ndQuiltCon, Austin. The only international modern quilt show, featuring demonstrations, lectures, workshops and more. Held at the Austin Convention Center.

  • February 20-22ndAustin JuggleFest, Austin. In its 22nd year, this event is three days of juggling, unicycling, workshops, demonstrations, games and more! Held at the Texas School for the Deaf. 

  • February 21stFoam Glow 5K, Austin. A 5K run through glowing foam! Experience and non-experienced runners or walkers welcome. Held at the Travis County Expo Center.

  • February 21stMapJam 2015, Austin. This daylong festival brings the Austin Music Map to life with nine bands and four venues.

  • February 21stIlluminate Austin Walk, Austin. This event benefits SafePlace, and allows you to enjoy an evening walk around Mueller Lake Park, along a path lined with luminaries! 

  • February 21-22ndThat Takes the Cake, Round Rock. The 11th Annual Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition presents “That Takes the Cake” for 2015. Featuring celebrity demonstrations as well as on-site decorating and classes. Held at the Round Rock Sports Center.

  • February 28thAfrican American Community Heritage Festival, Austin. This 16thannual festival is held at the Huston Tillotson University and is filled with games, vendors, arts & crafts, and more…all to raise scholarship funds for the college.

  • February 28thLung Force Walk Austin, Austin. This walk features a safe and scenic course and reminds you to use your lungs to power your body! Helps raise awareness of the dangers that face our lungs.

  • March 1stZilker Park Kite Festival, Austin. The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free for all to attend. Kite flying contests, food, games, and more. Zilker Park.

  • Now Open – The Lagree Studio, Bee Cave. This fitness studio opened in the Hill Country Galleria on January 10th and focuses on full-body conditioning, endurance, burning fat, and increasing flexibility.

  • Coming Soon – Residence Inn Marriot, Austin. This all-suite project will open in early 2016 at 6000 W. Hwy 290, and will feature 108 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, firepit, barbecue area, and complimentary breakfast.

  • Relocating – Rocco’s Grill, Lakeway. This long time Lakeway Italian restaurant is set to move to Bee Cave on May 1st, to the former Los Cucos restaurant.

  • Round Rock named most affordable place to live in America

  • Town Center takes root in Cedar Park
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