Smithville, TX Real Estate News

By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Lake Thunderbird is a small lake community about 7 miles outside of Smithville Texas, approx. 45 minutes from Austin, 2 hours to San Antonio or the Coast.  Lake Thunderbird offers rrelaxed country living with light covenants, volunteer fire department, play ground, and local general store.  This is one of three lake communities in Bastrop County. Video scenes Lake Thunderbird, Smithville Texas
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Smithville  Texas has a recycle center that not too many people are aware of.   When I went to drop off my recycle items I thought I would take a few pictures to share with you via video media.  I presort my recycle materials - Plastics 1 & 2, paper, cans so when I drive in I can just efficiently drop them off.  Takes me a couple of minutes and I feel good about keeping the items out of our local landfills.  Video scenes Smithville Recycle Center, Smithville Texas
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Indian Lake is a gem of an area if you are looking for somewhere to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  The entry to Indian Lakes is located off of FM 153 just a few miles outside of Smithville, approx. 45 minutes from Austin and an hour plus from San Antonio or Houston.  The subdivision has a pool, park, fishing dock, boat ramp and a very relaxed atmosphere.  There is a mixed bag of housing both site built and manufactured.  There are properties on the water but they don't come on the market very often.  If you would like more information about homes and land for sale in Indian Lakes please call me. for more info.
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
If you are not looking for it the entry into Doty River Estates on Norma Jean Blvd you might pass right by it.  Located just off of Highway 71 between Bastrop and Smithville Doty River Estates is a small rural subdivision nestled along the Colorado River.  If you are driving out there and you pass La Cabana one of the great local restaurants you have missed it!  The subdivision has paved roads, and is horse friendly.  Not all of the properties are on the river.  The homes are all site built and there are some light restrictions.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information on Doty River Estates.
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Lake Thunderbird is a subdivision built around a private community lake located approx. 8 miles outside of Smithville Texas.  Highlights of this subdivision are the paved roads, lake access, community center, playground, pool.  This is a perfect place for a summer vacation home as it has great access from the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio areas.  There is even a convenience store right at the entry for those last minute items you might forget to pick up as you are heading home, or for some worms or hooks if you need some fishing supplies.  Information on Lake Thunderbird in Smithville Texas
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By Kevin Tuggle
(Sky Realty-Bastrop)
Property Type: Residential Status: Sold Number of Properties: 35  BedsBathsSqFtListing PriceLP/SqFtSelling PriceSP/SqFtSP/LPSP/OLPDOM High 7 4 3,853 $429,000 $167.3 $410,000 $160.35 115.5% 115.5% 266 Low 2 1 1,058 $54,000 $37.72 $50,000 $31.78 75.8% 70.5% 1 Average 3 2 1,676 $142,179 $84.94 $137,230 $81.89 96.19% 92.43% 76 Median 3 2 1,584 $129,900 $83.52 $119,000 $75.23 96.6% 94% 65   Search Criteria for Smithville Homes Status S Property Type HOUSE City Smithville Sold/Lease Date between 6/30/2008 -  Visit our web site to find homes in Smithville Texas.  We also specialize in farm and ranch properties in and around Bastrop county. This information is from Austin MLS. Reliable not absolute.
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
  If you are looking for something to do today and tonight jump in your vehichle and head over to Smithville Texas.  There will be lots happening, plenty for everyone to enjoy.  The morning starts out with a Fun Run at 9 am.  Then the arts and crafts show begins at 10 am which will run until around 5pm.  There will be train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and Santa will be there for the kids.  Plenty of shopping along the main street stores as the merchants display their goodies!  There are some awesome antiques and collectibles stores!  If you get hungry you can visit the new  bigger and better Pockets Grill loction, and for a cold libation you can always visit Huebels!  Of course the residents of Smithville has gotten into the spirit of things decorating their houses as they seem to...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Smithville Texas is very well know for it's historic and vintage homes and the residents of Smithville take pride in their community.  A drive through  the  Smithville Historic District is always fun during any holiday season as there are always appropriate decorations displayed.  Main Street is host to quite a few antique stores where you can find lots of goodies,  and there are some great local restaurants and a pub or two for libations.  Smithville is located approximately 13 miles southeast of Bastrop on Highway 71 and just over the Colorado River on Loop 230.
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
This week I finally stopped at the Junk Queens located on 2104 off of Highway 71 in Smithville TX.  Don't worry if you head out that way you won't have any trouble finding it, just look for the HOT PINK building on the side of the road! The three women who started the store have had a sucessful first year, and once you walk past all of the wonderful yard art and exterior decorations and in to the store you will see why! You can find anything from refrigerator magnets to darling kids clothes, to soaps, body lotions, jewelry, shoes, handbags, kitchen nik naks.  The eclectic mix of old an new is totally appealing to any shoppers tastes.  Great place to look for that something special for a birthday or anniversary or the like! I was there for about 2 minutes and already had found three sund...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
The Smithville Chamber of Commerce posted a list of events that will be happening later this year and in to the first part of next year. July 26,2008 - Casino Night  -  Come try your luck! October 4, 2008 - City Wide Garage Sale  -  For some great shopping! December 6, 2008 - Festival of Lights   -This is always a great Holiday event! January 17,2009 -  Opry Night and Dance - Hear some great (local) music and dance up a storm! March 20-22, 2009 - Thunder on the Colorado  -  Plan to attend if you are avid motorcycle riders! April 16-19, 2009 - Smithville's 52nd Annual Jamboree -  Held at Riverbend Park a great family time! So mark your calendars and come on out.  These are all fun events.  You can learn more about them, and Smithville at the Chamber website. Hope to see you there!
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
I was fortunate enough to be at the right place and the right time when the production company began scouting locations for the movie Tree of Life with Brad Pitt.  Their locations department identified my listing at 502 Olive -  a Texas Historical Home  as a potential location for shooting and it was approved.  My listing Clients and I took it off the market during the production.  They also used my listing at 109 Ashley - a beautiful home on the Colorado River for some water shots. In preparing and presenting the rental agreement for 502 Olive I had the opportunity to work with the Locations Manager directly,  and in conversation he mentioned needing some one to clean the "day houses" ( normally Stars have their own trailers!)  and support houses ( Ad, Wardrobe, School, etc., )  on a n...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Great live music this last Saturday night at Rocky Hill, Smithville, TX   Saturday evening my husband and I and another couple went out to Rocky Hill for the evening.  It is a great "undiscovered" spot to go for a cold brew and a burger and some tunes on the weekends.  Saturday night there was a booking error and TWO bands played, which was awesome!  The kitchen was closed as they are renovating, but we could still get an awesome burger from the outside grill.   I was a little disappointed that I couldn't get any fried pickles ( they are the bomb!) but the burger really is filling all by itself! The atmosphere is very relaxed.  Some people came out with their kids who romped around on the big grassy area outside . For all of you mountain bike enthusiasts this is an awesome place to ride...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Properties for sale in Doty River Estates, Smithville, Texas  Doty River Estates is a small rural residential development just outside of Smithville Texas along the Colorado River.  If you are considering the purchase or sale of a river front property or a property in Doty River Estates please contact me. 
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Hidden gem, a private  lake community outside of Smithville, Texas - Indian Lake If you are looking for a lake community to buy a second home for a summer getaway, or if you are looking for a wonderful year round residence with lake privledges consider Indian Lake.  Located about 7 miles outside of Smithville Texas this little community has a lot to offer if you enjoy canoeing or kayaking or fishing or just the beauty that a lake community offers.   Light covenants, and small annual dues keep this area enjoyable for all of it's residents!  The Shipp Lake is not large enough for power boats but perfect for manually powered water craft, and it is wonderful to throw a pole in!           There is a great little community area that has a party pavillion, a bar b que pavillion, picnic tables,...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
For all of you who own a skate board, or have kids who do, looking for somewhere to board in Bastrop County check out this skate park in Smithville. Located just behind the Rec Center off of Loop 230 in town it looks like it could be a lot of fun (if you know what you are doing - not me, tried it once and fell on my keester!) Check it out! Please keep me in mind for any real estate needs you may have, or friends or family might have. I love referrals!  
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
This weekend was a busy weekend in Smithville.  There was an antique and art fair, the Jamboree Parade, and lots of people curious to see what "stars" might be out.  There is a movie being filmed in town now and the movie Hope Floats was filmed there, before.I was in town doing a light cleaning of a historic home I have listed for the owners who were out of town.   While I was driving in I passed by so many of the wonderful historic and vintage homes that are in Smithville whos owners have taken advantage of the beautiful spring weather, landscaping their front yards and adding lots of spring color.
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
One of my former Selling Clients called me to tell me that she had a new addition.  She breeds minature horses and one of her mares had foaled.  As much as I wanted to drop everything to race over and hold the little one...(they are about the size of a toy poodle when they are born and very easy to hold!!!) I had to attend to some business first.  When I got to her ranch in Smithville the little filly was 24 hours old!  Some of these pictures may be a "Bev Doolittle" challenge to decipher, photographer I am not!  Of course in my hurry to get there for some cuddles from this little doll baby I forgot to bring back up rechargable batteries for my digital camera so I had to resort to my Palm Treo.  For those of you who don't know about mini horses the dam of this little filly stands about ...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
      Hidden Shores is a small community of rural residential properties just outside of Smithville that offers vacation and river properties.  Most of the area is in flood so homes are built on stilts but it has become a very popular location to build "RV" ports. Most of the properties have wells and are on septic systems and haved their own private access to the river.  There are some interior properties that have access to the river thru the small private parks that are reserved for the use of the residents.  If you would like information on this area please contact me.    
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
Lots of people have been bitten by the "move to the country" bug.  Everyone is looking for a little more space, and who can blame them!  I left the city for the countryside.  I completely understand!  Well there is lots of country here in Bastrop County in  Central Texas.  But there are some unwritten, and some written rules, that everyone abides by in the country.  Especially in cattle country.  It is very important when you are considering a move to the countryside to learn as much as you can about what is and is not accepted!  And a good  Buyers Agent should help you to research and  understand the many differences between city and country life.  One big clash that happens time and time again is that people do not understand that when they buy a country place that does not have a fen...
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By Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!
(Hart Land Real Estate)
As a little girl I remember my parents taking me to see a live nativity scene during the Holidays and I have never forgotten it. The First United Methodist Church of Smithville, Texas, is presenting "the Journey to Bethlehem" a traveling Nativity. They are inviting us to experience a live nativity in a really unique fashion.  They will have flat bed trailers at Riverbend Park in Smithville that will transport the participants "back in time to witness the portrayal of Mary's and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem" thru a number o narrated scenes accompanied by song. There are several show times scheduled between 6pm and 9pm both Friday and Saturday night and this is free to the public. Grab the family and come see this live nativity!
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