Dripping Springs, TX Real Estate News

By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home Maintenance Tip - Keeping Your Water Heater Fit Most people don't give much thought to their water heater - they just turn on the faucet and expect hot water to come out. Water heaters are relatively maintenance free, and you can keep your water heater in peak operating condition just by performing two simple maintenance tasks every six months: test the pressure valve and then flush the tank. If the pressure release valve is not operating properly, the tank can potentially over pressurize and explode. Flushing the tank prevents sediment build up, which can reduce your water heater's energy efficiency and clog your water lines. Consult your owner's manual or other maintenance guide for instructions on how to safely perform these maintenance tasks. This blog was brought to you by Mr....
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
7.5 to 9.5 acre estate lots in this secluded and gated community overlooking the Driftwood Vineyards and Gatlin Creek Valley remain. Each distinct estate lot offers a variety of hill country living to the residents of Vineyard Ridge.  Just minutes from Dripping Springs and its' highly acclaimed schools and a short 20-minute hill country drive to Downtown Austin, Vineyard Ridge offers native landscaping, wildlife, spring-fed streams, underground utilities, reasonable restrictions, an agriculture exemption and a place for your horses. Don't let this chance to secure your piece of the Texas Hill Country slip away, contact Jeremy K. Frost at 512.636.2746 or Jeremy@FrostFinds.com for additional information or a private showing. For this blog and many more click here: VINEYARD RIDGE ESTATE LOTS
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
  The Chamber will continue to collect food for Helping Hands as the need grows.Drop off canned goods and non-perishable items anytime-600 E Hwy 290._________________________________________________________JANUARY MEMBER ACTIVITIES & EVENTS WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 27 Medical Office Building Opening in KyleBremnerDuke Healthcare Real Estate is hosting a special grand opening event to showcasethe Hays Medical Office Building . Lunch and tours will be provided Wednesday, Jan. 27,2010, anytime between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hays Medical Office Building - 2nd Floor, 1180 SetonParkway, Kyle , Texas 78640 . BremnberDuke will be hosting prominent members of thecommunity and Seton employees, including physicians. --------------THURSDAY - JANUARY 28 CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGJoin us at 11:30Am at Flores Me...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
Are you or someone you know thinking of moving to Highpointe of Dripping Springs? If you have questions about Highpointe of Dripping Springs look no further www.LiveInHighpointe.com has all the answers! Everything you want to know about this amazing community! *Current Pricing *Current Specials!!! *Current Home Inventory *Floor plan availability *Neighborhood Restrictions *Amenities Information *School District Information *Hays County Tax Information CHECK OUT  WWW.LIVEINHIGHPOINTE.COM For this blog and many more click here: Highpointe Of Dripping Springs
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
321 Abbey Drive Owner Financing as low as 4% !!! Extraordinary 1-Story Desirable Newmark Plan*Perfect for Entertaining or Family Living*Walking Distance to Excellent School*Finished 2 Car Garage w/Raised Flex Space*Large Living w/Fireplace, Double Crown Molding & Built-ins*Fabulous Island Kitchen w/Granite Opens to Both Living & Game Rooms*Spacious Mstr Suite*Study/5th Bdrm*Temprature Control Wine Closet*Extended Laundry w/Sinks, Counters & Cabs*Tons of Storage*Big Back Patio Plumbed for Outdoor Kit/Grill Plus Pre-wired for Hot Tub*Fantastic Community w/Amenities Neighborhood: Belterra Ph 01 Sec 08 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Single Story Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3 Half Baths: 1 Square Feet: 3474 Year Built: 2004 School District: DSISD Construction: Maso...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
BBB Advice on Donating by Text Message to Haiti Relief Efforts Austin , TX - In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti , many Americans are donating via text message for the first time. BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give, but it is important to use caution. Within days following the disaster in Haiti , it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text messaging to such organizations as the Red Cross and others. "BBB has not heard of any scams relying on text message donations so far," said Carrie A. Hurt, President and CEO of BBB serving Central, Coastal and Southwest Texas . "However, this emerging method of donating is open for exploitation by scammers." BBB offers consumers the following t...
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By France and Mark Clausen
(Realty Austin)
The deadline for paying your property taxes for Hays county residents is fast approaching. Typically your property taxes are due on January 31st but due to the deadline falling on Sunday this year, taxes are due February 1st. If you feel that you are being over assessed please contact me and I would be happy to provide you with comparable home sales for the tax period being assessed. It is a little known fact that only 7% of property owners contest their property taxes but of that 7%, 70% prevail in getting their assessed value lowered. It is a relatively easy process and I would advise anyone who feels they are being over assessed to look into it. Quite often it can be accomplished with a simple phone call. If you don't want to address it personally there are several reputable companie...
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By France and Mark Clausen
(Realty Austin)
  The Hays County Tx. Dripping Springs area stats are out. We had a drop of 1.4% in listing price but conversely realized a .05% increase in sales price. In my opinion the biggest change is the days on market (DOM) up 13.2% to 110. The moral of the story, price your home aggressively and be patient. You'll end up netting more in the end.   Median Average   Dec 2009 Dec 2008 % Change Dec 2009 Dec 2008 % Change List Price $325,000 $334,900 - 3.0% $348,656 $353,608 - 1.4% Sold Price $315,000 $312,000 + 1.0% $336,490 $334,885 + 0.5% Square Feet 2792 3100 - 9.9% 2830 2982 - 5.1% LP/SF $116 $109 + 6.3% $121 $119 + 1.1% SP/SF $114 $100 + 14.2% $116 $114 + 2.2% SP/LP 96.4% 95.4% + 1.0% 96.2% 95.3% + 0.9% DOM 94 62 + 51.6% 110 97 + 13.2%                               Price Range Quantity DOM    ...
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Congratulation to our Dripping Springs DSYSA Tiger's freshmen gold team on winning the MidTex championship. It's been a long season for these players and coaches, they are all to be commended. These yougsters bode well for the future of our Drippings Springs highschool Tiger's football program. well done players and coaches, you've done us proud. Centex Champs: Dripping Springs Freshman Gold Tigers The Dripping Springs Gold Tigers, champions of the Mid-Tex Youth Football League: (front row, left to right) Aidan Cline, Colin DeWitt, Tyler Herron, Lucas Weeden, Jake Cox, Kevin Perrydore, Logan Ledwik and Zachary Walsh; (second row) Curtis Cox, Keith Bottles, Cameron O'Banan, Cade Millenbine, Tanner Prewit, Trent Greenman, Mason Cook, Chase Warden; (not pictured) Kameron Dugan; (third row...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
For most people their home is their single greatest investment. Do you know  your homes current value?   Get a FREE CMA today!  A Comparative Market Analysis is a free service that I provide to homeowners in order to give them a good idea of the estimated value on their home. A CMA is a detailed report that compares properties of the same attributes and parameters. To give you a more accurate analysis, viewing the home is imperative but this quick CMA should give you a good idea of what is going on in the current real estate market.Check out www.AnalysisOnTheHouse.com  Or feel free to contact me, Jeremy K. Frost directly at (512) 636-2746 with any questions, comments or concerns and I look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs. For this blog and many more just clic...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
  WEBLINK CALENDAR - JANUARY 11, 2010-------------------------------MONDAY E-MAILS-IMPORTANT!PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION-KEEP US INFORMED!It's up to YOU to give us up-to-date information so we can post it and hand it out!PLEASE email your detailed information no later than Friday PM to be posted on Monday AM.Businesses/Organizations-we will be happy to post any new service, event, and/or news alert you may have. Date, Place, Time, Website, Contact & Brief Information (50 words or less).Please send in Word format, AS BRIEF AS POSSIBLE.**PLEASE DO NOT SEND "EVITES"/NEWSLETTERS to dschamber@verizon.net- Thank you!The Chamber will continue to collect food for Helping Hands- _________________________________________________________MEMBER ACTIVITIES & EVENTS TUESDAY - JANUARY 12 MEMBERS IN...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
It's a bit tricky to explain in layman's terms as to why inspectors don't like to test the A/C when it's cold outside. After all, wouldn't it work better if it's cold anyway? So I'll try to keep it as simple as possible.     Air conditioning  is not nuclear science, but is nevertheless a complicated system of  components, valves, wiring, and thingamajigs that all play a vital role in conditioning the indoor air. Running an air conditioner when it's too cold outside will result in an inaccurate test and could potentially damage the costly components at the outside condenser. First, let me clarify any confusion between a couple of terms used frequently; the compressor and condenser are two different components, yet work together. The compressor is a small tank that sits inside that large...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
Washington December, 2009 Pending home sales have risen for nine months in a row, a first for the series of the index since its inception in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in October, increased 3.7 percent to 114.1 from 110.0 in September, and is 31.8 percent above October 2008 when it was 86.6. The rise from a year ago is the biggest annual increase ever recorded for the index, which is at the highest level since March 2006 when it was 115.2. If you are considering selling your property, NOW is the time! Contact Jeremy K. Frost ~ Realtor (512) 636-2746 or Jeremy@FrostFinds.com For this blog and many more click here: Nine Consecutive Gains for Pending Home Sales
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
  NO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN DECEMBER  The Chamber will continue to collect food for HELPING HANDS through January 30! Please drop off canned goods and non-perishable items anytime._________________________________________________________DECEMBER ACTIVITIES/EVENTS TODAY-DECEMBER 7 & 8 SPRINGS FAMILY YMCA Holiday Cookie Festival!December 7th, 9am - noon & December 8th, 4 -7pmIf you don't know what a Cookie Festival is, it's time for you to bake a couple of batches of cookies or candy (or several batches), donate them to the YMCA, and then come back and buy a whole variety of cookies and other specialty items for your own enjoyment or to give away. Specialty items include fudge, truffles, candies and lots of other goodies. Call the 894-3309 for more information, or if yo...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
OPEN HOUSE IN HIGHPOINTE OF DRIPPING SPRINGS!!! 1pm - 5pm Sunday December 6th!!! NOW LISTED AT $315,900!!! Superb Sheffield II floor plan in the spectacular gated community of Highpointe! Perfectly placed on a wonderful cul-de-sac lot backing to a gorgeous greenbelt & pond. The stone/brick exterior exude curb appeal. This home features a top notch gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite, game room, study, covered patio, soaring ceilings & much more! Award winning community includes a club house, executive office, four pools, miles of hike & bike trails, two story fitness center, tennis courts & more! Neighborhood: Highpointe of Dripping Springs Lot Size: .233 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Two or More Stories Parking/Garage: 3+ Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Half Baths: 1 Square ...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
 H-E-B Breaks Ground in Dripping Springs! H-E-B has broken ground at their new location in Dripping Springs! The groundbreaking ceremony took place November 23, 2009. It will be the city's first major made-to-order grocery store. The new store, conveniently located at the southeast corner of the Highway 290 and Rob Shelton Boulevard intersection, will feature both H-E-B and Central Market products requested by residents of Dripping Springs and the surrounding towns. This H-E-B will create a local destination for unsurpassed freshness, quality, variety and service while keeping H-E-B's pledge to offer everyday low prices.      With more than 68,000 square feet inside the store, H-E-B will offer the largest meat market in the area, offering USDA prime, organic and natural meats; one of th...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
TUESDAY- DECEMBER 1 PATRICK ROSE IS RECOGNIZEDTexans for Lawsuit Reform is honored to award Rep. Patrick Rose the Civil Justice Leadership Award at a luncheon at Palmer's Restaurant, 218 Moore Street in San Marcos on December 1st at 11:30AM. We would like to have your members join us as we celebrate all that Rep. Rose has done for his district and the state of Texas .RSVP: Call: 512-478-0200 or Email: svp@tortreform.com (Space is limited)--------------THURSDAY-DECEMBER 3 "TOP CHEF" EVENT TO BENEFIT HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRYThe Top Chef 2009 event will take place at Wilson 's Appliance showroom on December 3, 2009, 6:00 pm. This annual event is a benefit for our local food pantry, Helping Hands. Helping Hands has been at work in the greater Dripping Springs community for many years and ...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
NO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN NOV & DEC(DUE TO HOLIDAYS)-Please attend Fun after Five and any planning meetings posted. Chamber is also collecting food for Helping Hands through January 30! Please drop off canned goods and non-perishable items anytime._________________________________________________________NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES/EVENTS NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 30 TURKEYS TACKLING HUNGER CAMPAIGNHelp the Hays County Food Bank feed hungry families for Thanksgiving. $20 buys one family a turkey box complete with turkey and all the trimmings for a holiday feast. Visit www.TurkeysTacklingHunger.org to donate online and learn how you can help!----------------WEDNESDAY- NOVEMBER 25 BRADLEY DAVIS'S HISTORICAL INTERVIEWWe will be showing the video of Bradley Davis's oral history inter...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
WEDNESDAY- NOV 18TH DS WOMEN'S CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCHEONDS Women's Club luncheon will take place from 11:30-1:00 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. DSWC's Holiday Marketplace will feature local merchants and artisans booths. Members and guests are invited to eat delectable finger foods while shopping for the holidays. Reservations are required, $20. Call Sharon Lesicko at 301-3805 or go to: womenofds@yahoo.com.---------------THURSDAY- NOV 19th FUN AFTER FIVE Chamber Member Business SocialFUN AFTER FIVE Business Social at Family First Chiropractic. If you would like to sponsor, please contact Kim at 858.4740 or email dschamber@verizon.net. Bring CANNED FOOD!-------------THURSDAY- NOV 19th HC Senior Citizens Activity Center hosts ANNUAL MEXICAN SUPPERThe Hill Country Senior Citizen ...
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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS
(Keller Williams Realty)
Open House Sunday November 15th from 2pm - 5pm!!! Move in Ready!!! Below builder prices!!! Granite on kitchen counter tops & master bath vanity, beautiful alder wood cabinetry in kitchen and bathrooms, tumbled travertine kitchen backsplash, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors in several rooms, upgraded carpet and tile, wrought iron balusters, spectacular plantation shutters,stone & brick fireplace, stunning stone & brick exterior, extended outdoor living area with fireplace and grill make this place an entertainers dream. Shows like a model! Neighborhood: Belterra       Lot Size: .22 Acres Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Two or More Stories Parking/Garage: 3 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4 Half Baths: 0 Square Feet: 3410 Year Built: 2008 School District: Driping Springs I...
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