Private Retreat close to Downtown Austin

Nature lover’s dream home on an acre in Westlake with close proximity to downtown Austin, Zilker Park and Barton Springs.  Ascend the private drive and escape to your own private, wooded retreat with a secret garden and expansive decks for outdoor living.  This custom built one story features beamed ceilings and a wall of windows that has loads of natural light and a tree house feel.  Entertainer’s kitchen features a large center island and is open to the great room and easy access to the outdoor living space.  Native, low maintenance landscaping perfect for that lock and leave lifestyle.  Eanes ISD and low tax rate.


Travis Heights Condo Open House Sunday (5/21/17) 1:00pm-3:00pm

Welcome home to this modern, mid-century style condo. Only two units in this condo regime nestled in the heart of Travis Heights. This two bedroom, one bath features high ceilings, natural light and stained concrete flooring. California Closet System installed in master closet. Upgraded chef style kitchen with stainless steel appliances and vent hood is open to living area. Large fenced in yard space with patio that is perfect for outdoor living. Covered carport with attached utility and storage room.  1120 Gillespie Place #2, Austin TX 78704 (MLS#1625287)

2501 Kopperl Ct, Cedar Park TX 78613

2501 Kopperl Ct, Cedar Park TX 78613

MLS# 8219144

Twin Creeks Country Club

Currently Offered at $419,900

Schedule a showing today!

Welcome home to this executive house in Twin Creeks Country Club!

Enter into this David Weekley built home and you won’t be disappointed with all the extras and upgrades.  High ceilings welcome you into the foyer that has tile extending into the family room and kitchen and gleaming hardwood floors in the formal dining room and sixth bedroom or office.

If you love to entertain, the kitchen and outdoor living space is perfect for your guests.  The kitchen features 42” cabinets; granite counters with an oversized center island that is open to the family room and has a gas log fireplace that lights with a flip of a switch.  Just outside is a large flagstone patio that is covered and perfect for your outdoor gatherings.  Sit outside and listen to the soothing fountain or explore the rock pathways that lead to your own irrigated vegetable garden.  Surround sound extends from the living room to the master bath and patio.  The patio is plumbed for a gas grill and prewired for a hot-tub.  The backyard has ample room for the kids to play and mature trees that provide great shade.  This is a great cul-de-sac with plenty of built-in playmates for the children.

After a hard day you can soak in the jetted tub in the master bath and feel like you are at the spa.  The master bedroom is spacious and has a large walk-in closet.  Upstairs is an additional 2 full baths and 4 bedrooms and a large game room that has a large window seat with storage.  Storage is abundant in the 3 car garage with built-in cabinets and work bench, not to mention the epoxy coated flooring, sink, and it is pre-wired for CATV.

So many upgrades in this home!  Plantation shutters, custom ceiling fans, outlets for Christmas lights, sprinkler system, landscape lighting and more!  As a resident of Twin Creeks in Cedar Park you will participate in a community membership at the club for a monthly fee that will include access to the community pools, fitness center and aerobic studio. You can also upgrade your membership for additional benefits that fit your lifestyle.

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2501 Kopperl Ct Features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 1/2 baths
  • 3 Car garage
  • 4003 sq ft (per TCAD)
  • Built 2006
  • Granite counters
  • Wood, Tile, Carpet
  • Master and office/6th bedroom downstairs
  • Extended, covered flagstone patio with fountain
  • Vegetable garden
  • Mature trees
  • Cul-de-sac lot


Twin Creeks Community

  • Leander ISD
  • Twin Creeks Country Club with various levels of membership including golf, tennis, social and community
  • Parks and community pools
  • Easy access to 620 and Hwy 183
  • Close to Lake Travis



Lakeway Living

Living in Lakeway has something for everyone. Those who are nearing retirement are drawn to Lakeway’s active lifestyle including golf, tennis, boating and more.  But don’t think Lakeway is just for retirees as young professionals and families also find Lakeway has plenty to offer with great schools and communities that are family focused.  Residents are attracted to Lakeway for the hill country and lake living lifestyle. 

Adjacent to Lake Travis, residents of Lakeway are often found spending their weekends on their boat or a neighbor’s watercraft. There many marinas in Lakeway that can simplify owning a boat or water toy.  Families love the Lakeway Swim Center that is open year round.  The complex is home to a skate park, basketball and volleyball courts, water slides, youth swim leagues and more. 

Nearby Hill Country Galleria has great shopping, dining, movie theater and library.  This is a great outdoor mall with something for everyone.  A great spot to catch the sunset while enjoying a frosty margarita is the Iguana Grill.  This restaurant is great summer or winter as they have the option to close in their outdoor patio for the winter. 

School children of Lakeway will attend Lake Travis ISD.  Those living in Lakeway will go to one of 3 close by elementary schools. Lake Travis ISD has two middle schools and one high school. 

Lakeway real estate has something for everyone.  Whether it is old or new construction, a condominium or single family home, full time residence or vacation home you will find it in Lakeway.

First Time Home Buyer Program

I met with a lender this morning that is offering a financing option for first time home buyers that might be worth considering. Their product allows first time home buyers to obtain financing with a low down payments, waived fees and no mortgage insurance.

Some of the requirements for qualification of this financing are: minimum 680 credit score, 5% down payment, maximum loan amount of $417,000 and a purchase of a single family detached home. Some of the benefits of their program are no origination, processing or underwriting fees as well as no mortgage insurance. Removing mortgage insurance from your monthly payment can be a big savings. Another incentive to this program is the first mortgage payment is not due for 3 months! Having a delay in the start of your monthly payments can help many first time home buyers with all the other expenses that are normally incurred during moving like new appliances, window treatments and furniture.

As always I recommend that you start the home buying process by meeting with a mortgage professional to discuss the best options for you. It is not a one size fits all.

 Contact me if you need a referral to a mortgage professional and lets get you pre-qualified so you can start home shopping!

7511 Mifflin Kenedy

Legend Oaks is one of those sought after Southwest Austin neighborhoods.  The tree-lined streets and convenient location are attractive to residents in Legend Oaks.  This subdivision also offers residents a community park, swimming pool and tennis courts for outdoor recreation.  There are many bike lanes in this area offering cyclists and opportunity to get out and pedal.

The home for sale at 7511 Mifflin Kenedy is a charming home with three sides brick and low maintenance yard.  This smart floor plan features a family room with high ceilings, gas log fireplace and built-in shelving and storage.  The kitchen has ample counter space, a breakfast bar and is open to the dining area that overlooks the backyard.  The bedrooms are good sized for a smaller home and all have spacious walk-in closets which can be a rarity.  The current owner has recently installed new tile flooring in the kitchen, entry and master bath as well as carpet in the family room.  The secondary bathroom floors and shower surround has also been updated with beautiful marble and an artistic inset shelf in the shower.

This is a great starter home for those buyers looking to enter the neighborhood.  Southwest Austin has seen a burst of growth over the past few years with many new restaurants and shopping. 

MLS 4844621

78704 Living

As the saying goes  –  “78704 is not a zipcode but a way of life”. If you are looking for an opportunity to live a short distance from Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park and downtown and have someone help pay your mortgage this could be the duplex for you.  Unusually large duplex with 2931 (per tax record) sq. ft. and unit mix of 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and 3 bedrooms 2 baths. 

Upon entering the gate to the duplex you will find a peaceful rock garden area.  The front unit has a large wooden door that encases an atrium that invites the outdoors inside with a wall of windows looking into the living area. 

The back unit has a master bedroom upstairs with its own bath and an additional 2 bedrooms with a shared bath.  Downstairs features a galley style kitchen and large living and dining area with stained concrete flooring.  There is even a lighted pedestal to illuminate a favorite piece of your artwork.  Walk out onto the deck and relax in the hot tub or putter in the garden. 

The front unit has a master bedroom downstairs with an attached bath and 2 additional bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs.  Upstairs offers a loft study area where you feel like you are in the tree tops.  Have your morning coffee in the sunroom off the kitchen and watch the birds.  On those cold winter nights each unit offers a wood burning fireplace for added coziness. 

This gem of a duplex is located at 1304 Robert E Lee in the sought after zip code of 78704 in Barton Hills.  MLS# 8845017.

Getting ready for the spring sale

If you are considering selling your home in the spring, here are some tips for you to consider.  Start now by “spring” cleaning in the winter.  Now is a great time to clean out closets, attics and going through all the stuff you have accumulated while living in your current home.  By doing this it will give your home the appearance of ample storage and rooms will appear larger.  In addition you will get the bonus of having to move less. 

Get estimates on those minor or major repairs you have been putting off.  Contractors are not as busy this time of year and it is much easier to beat the rush and get on their schedules now.  Have you heating and air conditioning units serviced.  This is often an item that will show up on an inspection report.  If you are not sure what type of deferred maintenance you are dealing with you might consider getting your home pre-inspected.    The inspector will give you a detailed report of those items that are not to code or in need of repair.

If you live in the City of Austin and your home is more than 10 years of age, you will most likely need to get an energy audit performed.  This audit is required to be disclosed to buyers prior to closing.  There are some exemptions related this audit and you can find out what the exemptions are on the Austin Energy website.

The main advice is get ahead of the curve now.  Many of the projects will seem overwhelming when dealt with all at once and I often see sellers compromise on doing some or all of them because they get anxious to sell now.  This ultimately is not in the seller’s best interest as buyers will have the impression that the home was not well cared for instead of a home that is move-in ready.

Are you ready to buy?

Many clients and customers call me and are eager to go look at a home and I immediately ask them if they have done their homework.  Their response is generally “isn’t looking online and shopping for a home the homework?”  My standard answer is no, not exactly. 

If you are considering buying a home the first step, and in my opinion the most important step, for any buyer in today’s market should be to call me for a lender referral.  A buyer needs to visit with a lender before they even start dreaming of their new home.  In today’s lending world there have been so many changes and tightening of the purse strings that even those buyers with good jobs and good credit are getting major surprises when trying to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for home financing.  It is an easy process to fill out an application and provide the lender with details on your income, assets and debts.  The lender will check your credit score and run the application through an underwriting software system to determine your buying power, what types of loan products are available for you and how much you will need to put down plus an estimate of closing costs.

The last thing I want to happen to my buyers is for them to find the perfect dream home only to find out there is some obstacle that they need to overcome to get financing.  So start your homework early and call me for a lender referral so the buying process will go smoothly.

Austin Living

Central Austin offers its residents a multitude of lifestyles.  If you are an active, outdoors person Austin has many hiking, mountain biking and running trails.  With numerous parks such as Zilker Park and greenbelts like the Barton Creek Greenbelt, finding a spot to spend the day outside is easy.  Austinites can be found running, cycling and walking their dogs around Lady Bird Lake downtown and then stopping by the wonderful dog park at Auditorium Shores.  If water is what your desire Austin has it.  Spend the day boating or skiing on Lake Travis or Lake Austin or rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around Lady Bird Lake.

 Moving indoors there is no shortage of venues to catch live music, a play or fabulous food.  The Paramount Theater downtown offers concerts, plays and movies.  This historic landmark was built in 1915 and is the oldest theater in Austin.  Catch a live show featuring local and other well known musicians at clubs like Antone’s, Continental Club or Stubbs.  If you are looking for something a little more formal visit one of the Austin Ballet or Austin Symphony performances. 

When living in Austin residents will find that there are many of opportunities to volunteer with community based organizations and help out others and the local environment in the spirit of giving back. 

Austin living in a nutshell is laid back and relaxed.  The city is vibrant and has a youthful energy.  Not to mention the weather is most accommodating for those with an active outdoor lifestyle.