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January Housing Reports

by Shirl Thornton

Usually, this is the time of year when a realtor catches up on filing and longs for spring so business will pick up. Not this year. There was not a slow season. The housing market is jumping in Horseshoe Bay. Just take a look at the January Housing Report from the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors:

Follow the links below to see the numbers on January housing sales in the rest of the Highland Lakes.

Burnet County

Llano County

Burnet

Kingsland

Llano

Marble Falls

Meadowlakes

Horseshoe Creek Hiking Trail Opens

by Joy Jordan, Assistant to Shirl A. Thornton

 

Horseshoe Bay felt like Hollywood to me as a child. My family would occasionally leave our Marble Falls home to take a Sunday drive around Horseshoe Bay to see the luxury homes and dazzling lake views. I tried to imagine what it must have looked like before development: before the Colorado River was dammed to form Lake LBJ, before the palm trees were imported, before the golf courses and the lighthouse. I was happy that someone had dreamt up my beautiful Hill Country Hollywood and worked to make it happen.

Yesterday, I had an easier time imagining Horseshoe Bay before the resort when I explored the new Horseshoe Creek Hiking Trail.  According to the Horseshoe Bay Beacon, Eileen and Wayne Hurd “envisioned the Horseshoe Creek area as a park for hikers, picnickers and general family use and talked about it often before his death.”* I am so thankful that they did and that their wishes have become a reality that will bless many.

I arrived at the entrance about fifteen minutes before sunset and quickly started making my way down the trail. But my pace slowed almost immediately. How does one rush by the happy sound of water tumbling over rocks in a creek? How can one not stop to smell the fresh air scented by the pines and fallen leaves? How does one not pause to admire the golden light of late afternoon through the branches of the trees?

I continued along until the sun set and reluctantly headed back toward my car before the twilight ended. I’ve only seen a portion of this little Horseshoe Bay haven, where the water still flows as God designed and the highway noise cannot be heard. I can easily imagine the Indians and pioneers that may have washed in that creek and the animals that have drunk from it for centuries.  It felt more timeless than Hollywood.

The promise of a boulder field, panoramic lake views, wildlife and spring wildflowers will bring me back to Horseshoe Creek.  I encourage you to go check it out, too.

To reach the trail from Highway 2147, turn onto Thanksgiving Mountain Drive, the road that takes you to the Church At Horseshoe Bay. Turn right onto Hi Ridge and then left on Mountain Dew. After about half a mile you will see the sign for the Mausoleum. Follow it down to the parking area.

* Lambert, Linda. "HSB’s Horseshoe Creek Hiking Trail Opens." Horseshoe Bay Beacon 15 December 2016: Vol. 12, Issue 17. Print.

 

Could the Resort Lifestyle on Lake LBJ Get Any Sweeter?

by Joy Jordan, Assistant to Shirl A. Thornton

 


Apparently so. Recently, the Horseshoe Bay Resort unveiled a planned fifty million dollar capital improvement program. Old amenities will be spruced up and new ones introduced, improving the value of club membership and the property values in Horseshoe Bay.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Remodel of the Bayside Spa and Salon and the addition of couple’s treatment rooms
  • Expansion of the Cap Rock Members Club and Pool
  • Enlargement of the Cap Rock Pro Shop and construction of an outdoor activity pavilion
  • Improvements to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Summit Rock
  • Remodel Slick Rock Clubhouse and increase the food and beverage service space
  • Major renovation of the Yacht Club including private poolside cabanas, installation of a glass elevator and a porte-cochere in the valet parking drop-off area.

More details are found in the November/December issue of The Club. If you would like a copy, just send an email request to shirl_assistant@hsbresortsales.com . Be sure to include your name and mailing address when you write.

Highland Lakes Real Estate Market Trends

by Shirl Thornton

The October Housing Reports are out. Click the links below to get a snapshot of the market for that city.


October 2016 Statistics for Horseshoe Bay

  • 25 – Homes sold in October 2016, 66.7 percent more than October 2015.
  • $429,750 – Median price in October 2016, 60 percent more than in October 2015.
  • 13.7 – Monthly housing inventory in October 2016, 3.5 months more than October 2015.
  • 106 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in October 2016, the same as October 2015.
  • 349 – Active home listings on the market in October 2016, 39 percent more than October 2015.
 

  • 10 – Homes sold in October 2016, 16.7 percent less than October 2015.
  • $154,025 – Median price in October 2016, 9 percent more than in October 2015.
  • 3.0 – Monthly housing inventory in October 2016, .4 months less than October 2015.
  • 66 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in October 2016, 10 days more than October 2015.
  • 24 – Active home listings on the market in October 2016, 11.1 percent less than October 2015.

  • 6 – Homes sold in October 2016, 100 percent more than October 2015.
  • $135,000 – Median price in October 2016, 69 percent more than in October 2015.
  • 10.8 – Monthly housing inventory in October 2016, 2.2 months less than October 2015.
  • 261 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in October 2016, 58 days more than October 2015.
  • 53 – Active home listings on the market in October 2016, 1.9 percent less than October 2015.

 

October 2016 Statistics for Marble Falls


  • 5 – Homes sold in October 2016, 28.6 percent less than October 2015.
  • $165,000 – Median price in October 2016, 6 percent more than in October 2015.
  • 5.6 – Monthly housing inventory in October 2016, 1.4 months less than October 2015.
  • 29 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in October 2016, 25 days less than October 2015.
  • 51 – Active home listings on the market in October 2016, 8.5 percent more than October 2015.

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Shirl A. Thornton
RE/MAX Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co.
7409 Hwy 2147
Horseshoe Bay TX 78657
Direct: (830)385-6200
Office: (830)598-8726
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