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Coming Soon: 1534 Arusha Street, Round Rock, TX 78664

1515 Arusha Street, Round Rock, TX 78664

1534 Arusha Street, Round Rock, TX 78664

Springbrook Centre Home Coming Soon!

Estimated List Price: $275K
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Story

Soon the RJF Team will be listing this fantastic home at 1534 Arusha Street in the Springbrook Centre neighborhood of southeast Round Rock. This 3,588 square foot 2 story home is an amazing spacious home for a family, in a great location.  Inside the home are elegant touches like wood laminate flooring in the formal living room, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a large Master Suite with 2 attached open rooms and His/Hers closets. Entertaining is easy with an expansive dining/entertainment area added in the back and a screened-in sunroom.  Outside is an extended covered patio, large storage shed and beautiful mature trees. Contact us today to see this home before it goes on the market!

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Coming Soon: 1558 Homewood Circle, Round Rock, TX, 78665

1558 Homewood Circle, Round Rock, TX 78665

Sonoma Home Coming Soon!

Estimated List Price: $388,000

5 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Story

The RJF Team is pleased to announce that we will soon be listing this charming home in the highly-desired Sonoma neighborhood.  The inviting 2-story home has 3,292 square feet, 5 bedrooms plus an office, and 3 bathrooms.  With about $30K in upgrades, you’ll enjoy extras like engineered wood flooring downstairs, updated lighting, recent water heater (2015), and more. Chef’s kitchen includes granite countertops, oversized island (added in 2015), and modern recessed lights and pendant lights.  The open and modern layout includes a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs, formal dining room, office with French doors and a gameroom upstairs with built-in cabinets and shelves.

Home has been well-maintained with landscaping in both the front and back yards and outdoor maintenance is easy with full sprinklers with drip irrigation added to beds in front & back.  Entertain guests in the spacious backyard with a large deck with pergola. Just down the street, residents have easy access to Brushy Creek and the Brushy Creek Trail system, perfect for idyllic walks or bike rides! Students living in Sonoma attend schools in Round Rock Independent School District, known for its excellent public schools.

 

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Market Recap: Record-Breaking August Sales

Central Texas housing market ends summer selling season with record-breaking sales

AUSTIN, TX– Continued demand for single-family homes in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) led to the highest-grossing August on record for Central Texas home sales volume, according to the August 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Strong sales led to double-digit gains in sales dollar volume for homes sold in the five-county MSA, which totaled more than $1.2 billion in August.

“Last month’s housing market activity shows little evidence that the market is slowing as we move into the fall,” Steve Crorey, 2018 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “More homes are entering the market and pending sales growth remains strong year over year.”

Crorey added, “At the same time, the gains in housing stock have yet to impact housing inventory levels. After a year of modest inventory gains in 2017, housing inventory growth has been flat or has declined in many local markets throughout this year. This is particularly evident in the Austin city limits, where housing demand is strongest.”

Austin-Round Rock MSA

In the five-county MSA, home sales dollar volume in August 2018 jumped 10.5 percent year over year to $1,208,374,131. This is partially due to continued growth in home prices, as the median price increased 8.2 percent year over year to $322,478. Single-family home sales also set a record in August, rising 3.7 percent to 3,034 sales.

Pending sales growth in August continued to show strong gains throughout the MSA, increasing 12.1 percent year over year to 2,798 pending sales. During the same period, active listings for the five-county MSA increased 4.2 percent to 7,887 listings, while new listings spiked 16 percent to 3,741 listings. Monthly housing inventory remained unchanged from August 2017 at 3.1 months.

“So far, 2018 has shown the highest number of sales ever for the Greater Austin area and we’re on track to set another annual home sales record this year,” Mark Sprague, state director of information capital for Independence Title, said. “Interest rates are expected to go up one-eighth of a point by the end of the year, and another three-eighths to a half of a point next year. Because median household income has increased nationally and locally, rising interest rates are not expected to negatively impact home sales.”

City of Austin

In the city of Austin, home sales remained flat from the previous August at 901 sales, while sales dollar volume increased 11 percent to $446,067,482. The median price for single-family homes increased 9.2 percent to $393,000. During the same period, new listings jumped 10.5 percent to 1,045 listings; active listings decreased 8.2 percent to 1,735 listings; and pending sales increased 8.7 percent to 824 home sales. Monthly housing inventory decreased by 0.2 months to 2.2 months of inventory.

Travis County

In Travis County, August single-family home sales slightly increased 1.1 percent year over year to 1,449 home sales; sales dollar volume increased 8 percent to $699,354,068. The median price for single-family homes rose 7.2 percent to $375,000. During the same period, new listings jumped 15.1 percent to 1,780 listings; active listings declined 1.9 percent to 3,636 listings; and pending sales spiked 15.2 percent to 1,363 sales. Monthly housing inventory decreased 0.1 months year over year to 2.9 months of inventory.

Williamson County

In August 2018, Williamson County single-family home sales rose 7.3 percent year over year to 1,089 home sales, while sales dollar volume experienced a double-digit growth of 13.9 percent to $347,227,983. During the same period, the median price for single-family homes increased 7.2 percent to $294,612. New listings spiked 18.5 percent to 1,358 listings; active listings increased 8.5 percent to 2,724 listings; and pending sales climbed 5 percent to 968 pending sales. Housing inventory remained unchanged from August 2017 at 3.0 months.

Hays County

Hays County single-family home sales rose 2 percent to 353 sales in August 2018, as sales dollar volume experienced a double-digit increase of 10.9 percent to $124,761,539. The median price for a single-family homes jumped 13.3 percent year over year to $294,659. During the same period, new listings rose 8 percent to 417 listings; active listings increased 7.5 percent to 1,065 listings; and pending sales jumped 15.6 percent to 326 sales. Housing inventory increased 0.1 months to 3.6 months of inventory.

Article courtesy of Austin Board of Realtors. For additional information, visit www.abor.com.

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Coming Soon: 3801 Spyglass Cove, Round Rock, TX 78664

 

3801 Spyglass Cove, Round Rock, TX 78664

Forest Creek Home Coming Soon!

Estimated List Price: $385K
4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 1 Story

The RJF Team is thrilled to soon list this stunning 1-story home on a large corner lot (almost half an acre) on a cul-de-sac street in Forest Creek! It is so spacious, offering an incredible 3,011 square feet, including 4 bedrooms, an office, formal dining and 3 bathrooms. Every member of the family will enjoy ample room, and it is a great option for families. You’ll find so many high-end features in this luxurious house including hardwood floors, recent carpet, fresh paint, high ceilings, and designer finishes throughout. The home glows with natural light, including in the large open family room and kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Outdoors is a fantastic back yard with an extended patio. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing luxury property that truly has it all!

 

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Coming Soon: 203 Post Mountain Road, Burnet, TX, 78611

203 Post Mountain Road, Burnet, TX 78611

Burnet Home for Sale: Not Yet on the Market!

Estimated List Price: $276,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1 Story

The RJF Team cannot wait to offer this lovingly maintained single-story home on 1.56 acres in Burnet! With 2,410 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a large living area and formal dining area, this home gives you great flexible options to customize your space to suit your needs. You will love this open kitchen, with granite counters.  Pretty wood and tile flooring in this home gives you both beauty and easy maintenance. Custom paint and updated lighting lends a lovely touch inside.  Design elements include built-in shelves in the living room, long built-in cabinets and granite countertop in the Formal Dining room, and a large garden tub and separate shower in the master bath. Outside is a beautiful extended back patio, with lots of mature trees and additional landscaping.  There’s plenty of storage with a 2-car garage plus a large covered carport, and a large workshop with a small room and bathroom inside. An adjacent commercial lot (.75 acres) is also available.  This home is affordably priced and is located just outside Burnet off Highway 29, allowing you an easy commute to Liberty Hill or Buchanan Lake.  Don’t miss your chance! Let us help you see this home before it hits the market.

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