Randy Swartz, MBA,CFP, NHCB's Blog Posts

Lakeway 2020 - Looking Back 2014-2018

Lakeway has enjoyed tremendous growth during the period 2014-2014.Population growth:  Up over 15%. (just shy of  2000 new residents - average, steady growth of 500 per year)Median Home

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Possible Lakeway YMCA

City of Lakeway officials  have been meeting with representatives of the YMCA and Gro Development about possibly bringing a new YMCA to somewhere in the Lakeway area... It is very early in the

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'ZZA Pizza & Salad now open in Bee Cave

Be sure to check out "ZZA Pizza and Salad now open at 1511 W Highway 71 in Bee Cave's Colinas Crossing. Bee Cave is the FIRST Texas location for this St. Loius-based eatery, so be sure to give a big

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New Deli Nearby

Bidermans is now open in Village at Westlake at 701 Capitol of Texas Highway.  Deli food served 7 days a week.  Plus, New York-style bagels.  Give them a try. 512-551-8841  ;

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Creative Ceiling to Complement Your Austin Home

The floors: gleaming. The walls: painted. The knick knacks: perfectly placed. So why does your home still feel…unfinished? Maybe it’s time to look up. Yes, all the way to that blank,

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Bark and Brew Sunday at South Austin Beer Garden - October 27

South Austin Beer Garden is hosting Bark and Brew this Sunday.  This family and dog friendly fall festival includes a costume contest, bobbing for tenis balls, raffles , and more. Proceed

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Falltober 4 on Sunday in Spicewood 4-8 pm

Falltober is hosted by One Chapel Lake Travis from 4-8 pm October 27 in Spicewood.It will feature face painting, a rock-climbing wall, bouce houses, trunk or treat, prizes, and a classic car show.A

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Spicewood Arts Festival on October 26-27

Be sure to check out the Spicewood Arts Festival this weekend.   It used to be called Arts Round-Up.  The event is nonprofit and features visual, performance and literary arts

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Good Article on Hidden Fees

Understanding the Hidden Fees and Costs of Selling Your HomeWRITTEN BY BEN MIZES, CLEVER CEO    Your home is likely the largest and most lucrative investment you’ll ever

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Lake Travis Library - Children's Cooking - Lakeway, Tx

Lake Travis Community Library1938 Lohmans Drive Lakeway, Tx  for more info: 512-263-2885Jr. Chef Skills – Second Tuesday of the month at 4:30pmAges 8 to 12 are invited to

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Lake Travis Library - Children's Readings

Children’s ProgramsRegular Story TimesPreschool Story Time: ages 4-6Mondays at 10:30amPreschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, finger plays, poems, songs and crafts.Toddler Story Time:

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FICO SCORES UP - GOOD NEWS FOR HOME SELLERS and BUYERS

 NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE   Fannie Mae reports American housing confidence edged up to 93.8 in August, 5.8 points ahead of last year and a new survey high, based on "growing

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August Home Sales for Austin - Sales Up - Inventory Down

In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, residential single-family home sales in August increased 5.8% to 3,189  sales, and sales dollar volume increased 7.8%. The median price for single-family homes

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Bee Cave Middle School Ribbon Cutting

If you have not yet seen the newest middle school in Lake Travis ISD, Bee Cave Elementary, you owe it to yourself to see your school tax dollars at work.  It is an incredible campus.  So

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Announcing The Protect and Serve Program

Attention:  All Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters, and First RespondersTricia Turner Properties, which I am part of, is proud to announce and offer the Protect and Serve Program,

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Blood Drive in Lakeway September 21

Reposted from Lakeway Web     Fresh off a record-setting turnout last month, Lakeway Community Blood Drive organizers are pumped and ready for more donors at the next drive from 8 a.

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Lakeway National Night Out - October 1 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Lakeway Residents: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 1, 2019  from 4p.m. to 7:30p.m. for National Night Out. Residents in neighborhoods throughout Lakeway are asked to lock their

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Bee Creek Sports Complex - Lakeway, Tx

Back in November of 2014, Lakeway bought 40 acres of land at 4040 Bee Creek Road, Lakeway, Tx for the proposed Bee Creek Sports Complex. Three years later, voters approved $23.5 million in bonds for

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Lakeway Community Blood Drive

Lakeway Community Blood DriveDates:  Third Saturday (usually) of every odd monthTime:  8 a.m. - noonThe next blood drive will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019.Lakeway Community

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Lakeway Transportation Study Approved

On Monday evening (July 29), City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposal from Huitt-Zollars to perform a transportation study for the City of Lakeway. This is the first transportation study

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Rough Hollow - Lakeway - Development Update

Rough Hollow started out as a new master planned community in Lakeway about 10 years ago.  Currently there are 20 neighborhoods with homes from the $300's to $3 million.   It features

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LAKEWAY JULY 4th PARADE

Lakeway's 44th Annual July 4th Parade will be held on July 4 starting at 8:30am....Floats from local businesses as well as  hot dogs, music and much more....The Grand Marshall for this years

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620 Widening Project - Open house - Bee Cave and Lakeway

Lakeway, Tx  and Bee Cave, Tx  Residents - TxDOT open house tomorrow, Wednesday,  June 26, from 5-7p.m. at the Bee Cave City Hall at The Galleria in Bee Cave. Learn about

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National Market Update

Nationally, existing home sales rose  an impressive 2.9% in May after falling in the 2 prior months. Meanwhile, home inventories have been on the increase for 10 months in a row.New home

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TexARTS and Lake Travis Film Festival Receive Funds

Recently the City of Lakeway City Council approved 2 funding requests for the use of already collected Hotel Occupancy Taxes.   According to candidates speaking at a City Council Election

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Lakeway Tribute to Apollo Missions

Fifty years ago, the Apollo program began as a demonstration of America’s technological, economic and political superiority to communism. Join Lakeway’s Heritage Committee on Tuesday,

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New LTISD Elementary School in Rough Hollow

From my front porch on Baldovino Skyway in Rough Hollow, I can see the large mounds of rock from the excavation sight for LTISD Elementary School No. 7.  The $33 million facility will

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Lake Travis Summer Reading Program

The Lake Travis Community Library will host an 8 week summer reading program starting with  with a Kickoff Party on June 1 at the library. There will be a animal petting zoo and childen's

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April Austin Housing Update - Market is "Stabilizing"

First quarter sales provide evidence for stabilizing pricesAUSTIN, TX–Central Texas REALTORS® remained busy after strong first-quarter sales, with the number of April home sales

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Lakeway - Rough Hollow Tennis Update

Tennis fans - no more waiting.  The brand new  outdoor  tennis courts in Rough Hollow are now  ready for residents and their guests.   They are located right in the

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EARLY 2019 TEXAS HOME PRICE TRENDS

For the early part of 2019, home prices in Texas have continued to moderate after substantial gains in the earlier post - recession years. The median Texas home price now stands at $235,500, a gain

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Lakeway Police Station Ribbon Cutting

Lakeway Police Station ribbon cutting will take place on May 11After years of planning, designing, building and start-up, the new Lakeway police station is up and running. The city will be

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Austin First Time Home Buyer Help

 The City of Austin offers a forgivable, zero percent interest loan of up to $14,999 and a forgivable, zero percent interest loan with shared equity of up to $40,000 for eligible-

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20th Anniversary Lakeway Sing Along

On April 25,26, and 27 the Lakeway Sing along will present its 20th anniverday Spring Show at the Lakeway Activity Center.  These dinner show performances will sell out quickly so check for

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Lake Travis Community Library - Lakeway, Tx

Currently I am at the Lake Travis Community Library reading about horrible fire at Notre Dame yesterday.  If you  have not ever visited  the Lake Travis Community Library on 1938

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HOME PRICING - 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOMEWhen you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples

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Lakeway Wildfire Ready Workday Is Now on May 11

The Lakeway Wildfire Committee and Lake Travis Fire Rescue are joining forces again for the Spring 2019 Wildfire Ready Workday!  Volunteers are needed to pick up and move cut brush to a road

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NEW LAKEWAY POLICE STATION

Police station to open April 15thAfter three years of designing, planning and building, the new Lakeway Police Station will be operational on April 15. The construction crews are finalizing several

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Bee Cave Might Kite Annual Event This Sunday April 7

Next Sunday, April 7, 22019 the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Mighty Kite Flight. Everyone from Bee Cave, Lakeway, Spicewood, and other Austin communities are invited to attend

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February 2019 Sales Up, Median Price Down - Austin

 Central Texas REALTORS® sold more homes than any February on record last month.  According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® February 2019 Central Texas Housing Market report,

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Travis County Parks - Volunteers Needed

Here in west Austin and surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Spicewood, we have nearby access to incredible parks including Hamilton Pool road.Travis County parks offers many meaningful positions

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LAKEWAY INDOOR GARAGE SALE APRIL 6

Lakeway Indoor Garage SaleLakeway Activity Center - 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway TX  78734Time:  8 a.m. to noon  -   Booths may be set up as early as 6 a.m.The Lakeway Activity

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Highway 71 Speed Limit Lowered

  As a Lakeway/Rough Hollow resident who tends to use Hwy 71 more than RR 620, I am pleased to see that TxDot recently reduced the speed limit on Highway 71 from Bee Cave's city limit to the

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LAKEWAY BROWN BAG SERIES

Brown Bag Lunchtime Concert SeriesLakeway Activity Center Ballroom - 105 Cross CreekAlmost every Thursday in January and February from Noon - 1:00 p.m.(with the exclusion of January 2, 2020)Bring

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