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Home Buying in Lago Vista : Real Estate Advice

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Le Green Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Anderson Mill, TX
Sun Mar 8, 2015
Le Green Schubert answered:
Keith and Teresa have given great advice on this.
I just want to add one more piece of advice when buying lots in Lago Vista.
The Property Owners Association owns the parks, boat ramps, and amenities. Not all property on Lago Vista is part of the POA plats. Be sure you get an agent who will check on whether you are buying a lot that is included in the POA. There used to be optional membership for our homeowners who did not own POA platted lots. When this was terminated by the POA, participants were grandfathered in, but once the property is sold, the new owners aren't eligible. This can be a nasty surprise if you were counting on lake access through the parks. ... more
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Nosneb716, Home Buyer in Spicewood, TX
Sun Oct 26, 2014
Nosneb716 answered:
If you have water frontage, your lot will get bigger .... and remember, whatever goes up must go down. Its part of the cycle although water usage in the area is expanding with increased population. The recent/current drought is not unique. It happens every so often. There are wet periods and dry periods. If for some reason, a wet period is skipped, we call it dry. If two are skipped, it's called a drought. It was probably worse in the 1950's but there wasn't the demand for water by people that there is now. There was however much greater demand by rice farmers but recently the LCRA stopped sending them water a couple of years ago. But don't worry, now that Lance has sold his house, the water level in Lake Travis should recover.

In all seriousness, water usage will be reduced per capita, either by increased cost or conscience, San Antonio had the same problem and has solved it by community awareness. Office complexes and retail centers may have to stop watering their grass. Golf courses may have to return to the maintenance levels of the 1950's when they just watered the greens. Once the population of Austin is 10 million people (probably about the time that New York City floods from the effects of Global Warming), there will still be enough water to cook, drink and bathe.
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Teresa Stamp…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sun Feb 9, 2014
Teresa Stamper answered:
Depending on the location of a lot in Lago Vista you may or may not have water to the property already. You can contact the City of Lago Vista to get an estimated price on having water ran to your property if the lot doesn't already have city water and also find out if it is even an option. Septic is always an option but putting in septic in Lago Vista can be costly.

Teresa Stamper Keller Williams www.teresastamper.com
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Debbie Jenni…, Real Estate Pro in Lago Vista, TX
Sat Mar 23, 2013
Debbie Jennings answered:
The Island Condos does not have any type of gift shops. It does have a Restaurant and Bar called Brizos on the second floor in the Bldg 2. Here is the url:http://theislandonlaketravis.com/brizos-restaurant.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

My cell number is 512-796-0187

Thanks,
Debbie

Debbie Jennings
Highland Lakes Real Estate
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Paul Azevedo,  in Cedar Park, TX
Tue Feb 5, 2013
Paul Azevedo answered:
Some townhomes are indeed built on pier & beam foundations. However, many of the newer townhomes & condos I've seen recently are built on a slab. It may depend on the age of the community, topography and other factors. Are you looking at a particular area or community? Please let me know if I can help you further. Paul Azevedo 512-638-2872 ... more
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