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Remember: Daylight Saving Time and Golf Course Homes for Sale



I was looking at the calendar to see when I was going to be at our model home at the Villas at Flintrock Falls and I saw that the end of Daylight Saving was approaching.  I wanted to put out a reminder that Sunday, November 1st at 2am is the end of Daylight Saving Time!  Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour!   

If you do forget and find yourself an hour ahead and time to spare...stop by the model home at the Villas at Flintrock.  I will give you a tour of this friendly neighborhood with fabulous golf course homes for sale that feel like custom homes, but at lower prices and with no yardwork!  It is a fantastic deal in the exclusive gated community of Flintrock Falls.



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 - click for map
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

Luxury Golf Course Home for Sale in Flintrock Falls - $434,000 - 3br/2bth - 8 Borello Drive, Lakeway, TX 78738



If you are looking for an (almost) new golf course home in Flintrock Falls - an exclusive gated community of in the resort community of Lakeway, TX - just outside Austin...then you just may have found your match! 

8 Borello Drive is a fabulous, open 3 bedroom/2 bath home that is filled with details usually only found in high-end custom homes.  This fantastic golf course home features:

  • Granite Counters
  • 8 foot stained wood interior doors
  • Andersen Wood Windows
  • Built in Desk, Cabinets in Study
  • Custom Cabinetry in Kitchen, Baths, and throughout
  • Wood Plantation Shutters,
  • Fireplace with gas-start
  • Beautiful Covered Porch
  • True "Lock and Leave" Home for those traveling
The home at 8 Borello Drive, is extremely energy efficient and low-maintenance.  The insulation is blown instead of batts, there is a roof radient barrier, the Andersen wood windows are double paned and have a low-E coating, and...perhaps the best part of all...there is no lawn maintenance!  Click on the links to read more about the superior construction details of the Villas at Flintrock Falls.

This golf course home in Flintrock Falls was built in 2008 and is in pristine condition.  It is in the quiet and friendly neighborhood of the Villas at Flintrock Falls in Lakeway, Texas, and is surrounded by 6 golf courses, including 2 Signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses. 

To see more pictures of this fabulous golf course home, please click the video link, or visit our website
If you need to see where it's located - visit the map.

8 Borello Drive is priced to sell!  Please come and see this luxury golf course home for sale in Flintrock Falls!

David Kizer
Click to Email for more information!
(512) 263-3174

Villas at Flintrock Falls - Fabulous Golf Course Homes in Lakeway - Pricing

We do things a little bit differently at the Villas at Flintrock Falls.  Many builders will load their model home with plenty of upgrades.  The model home hardly represents their "standard" model and you'll experience sticker shock when you find out how much they've spent in upgrades for their model. 

Our "standard" model includes the upgrades that we often see in our 25 years experience building high end custom homes.  And our model home includes only $8,223 in upgrades from our standard, including some faux paint, an additional door, etc...  Not much, really.  But when people come by, they are not used to finding the "extras" already included in the standard pricing.  (vaulted ceilings with step ups and cedar beams, stained 8 foot interior wood doors, build in desk, double doors in study, built in closet dresser...just to name a few things)

That's why we created the Abbastanza line at the Villas at Flintrock.  Abbastanza could be translated from Italian as "enough" - as in, "I have enough.  I'm good."  It is a notch higher than what you'd find with most builders standard plans and has a few less things included that are included in the "standard" floor plans at the Villas at Flintrock Falls. 

Forgive me for being long winded.  So...here's our pricing.  Site 2 is larger to accommodate the larger footprint of the Chianti floor plan.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 512.263.3174 or shoot me an email at amy@villasatflintrock.com





Come visit the model home at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!  
LuxuryGolf Course Homes For Sale in Flintrock Falls 



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

Schedule, Photos, and Special Rate - Life at the Lake - KGSR - Lakeway Resort and Spa



After another amazing season in 2008, KGSR’s Live at the Lake returns to Lakeway Resort and Spa, one Sunday a month from June to September. Set against the backdrop of Lake Travis and surrounded by cascading pools, waterfalls, and decks, Lakeway Resort & Spa offers a relaxed and unique setting for this KGSR concert series. Event attendees wade in one of the beautiful Lakeway pools and enjoy a variety of food, beer, wine, and drinks while taking in the music of this truly unique event setting.

2009 Season:
June 14th – Mother Truckers
July 12th – Nelo
August 9th – Bob Schneider
September 13th – The Gourds

Admission is $5 per person. Gates open no earlier than 4pm and only the first 1,200 guests will be admitted. Concert will begin at 6pm and continue through sunset until approximately 8pm. Parking is available on-site at the resort, including valet parking at $15 and self parking at $10. Complimentary parking lots are located at Live Oak Golf Course and Lakeway City Hall with shuttles to and from the concert provided by the resort.

AND – KGSR listeners get a special rate at Lakeway Resort & Spa!
Click here and enter the promo code KGSR for discounts


Click here for photos on the KGSR site.



Come visit the Villas at Flintrock Falls! 



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX


 

Lakeway 4th of July Events!

Villas at Flintrock Falls
Lake Travis fourth of July Fireworks!

Lakeway 4th of July Parade and Pagent
The parade starts at 8:30am. The parade route follows Lakeway Drive from the driving range and end at the Justice Center (the old City Hall) at 104 Cross Creek. The Pagent will be held at the Lakeway Activity Center at 10:30am.

Keep Cool at the Lakeway Swim Center
The Lakeway Swim Center will be open from 12pm-6pm. Admission to the Swim Center is $3. Skateboard Park is free. Click here for driving directions. To visit the Swim Center's main website click here.

Evening In the Park - Fireworks
Starting at 4:30pm at Lakeway City Park there will be music, food bounce houses, waterslide and a foam machine. The Laser Light Show will start at 9:15pm and the Fireworks will start at 9:30pm. There will not be any parking available at City Park on July 4th. Shuttles will be running from Lakeway Elementary at 4:30pm and from Emmaus Catholic Church at 5:30 to City Park for the festivities. Click here for more July 4th information.

Villas at Flintrock Falls
Luxurious Golf Course Homes located on the Flintrock Falls Golf Couse

Give us a call at 512.263.3174
Model Home located at 7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738

Want to be in the right place when the recovery starts? Try Texas! New study shows TX will be an early riser for job growth.



Texas will be one of the first 5 states in job growth and recovery according to a new forecast by Moody's Economics.com.  Most states in the early recovery benefit from strong high-tech industries, and Texas has strong energy industries.

You can check out the interactive map at msnbc.com by clicking here.


Come visit the Villas at Flintrock Falls! 



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

Pending Home Sales Rise 6.7 Percent in April




I came across an MSNBC article today that gives us hope that that home market is showing some life.  In the month of April, pending home sales have gone up 6.7 percent.  It's the largest jump in over 7 years! 

The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in April surged 6.7 percent to 90.3, far exceeding analysts' forecasts.

Click here to read the entire article.


Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!


7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
located across the street from the
Flintrock Falls Country Club
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX
 

Movies in the Park - Lakeway, TX - just outside Austin



The city of Lakeway is hosting Movies in the Park the second Saturday of the month, starting Saturday, June 13th.  The movies will begin at dusk (usually between 8:30 and 9:15 p.m.) and will be projected onto a big screen at Lakeway City Park.

Saturday, June 13, 2009: "Kung Fu Panda"
Saturday, July 11, 2009: "Madagascar 2"
Saturday, August 8, 2009: "Journey to the Center of the Earth"


For more information you can visit the
city of Lakeway's website



Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!


7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
located across the street from the Flintrock Falls Country Club
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

Austin, TX is named #3 recovering city on Today



Austin is named #3 recovering city by Today Real Estate Correspondent, Barbara Corcoran. 

Click here to see the video.

#5 is San Francisco, CA
#4 is Seattle, WA
#3 is Austin, TX
#2 is Raleigh, NC
#1 is Denver, CO

Characteristics of cities that are likely to rebound are
  1.  Job Growth
  2.  Growing Population
  3.  Location with Good Weather
  4.  Lots of First Time Buyers
  5.  No Overbuilding of Condos or Office Spaces
  6.  Vital Downtowns Where People Can Live Without a Car
  7.  Well Educated Population
  8.  Large Number of Foreclosures Early


Come visit the Villas at Flintrock Falls! 



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

Mother's Day in Lakeway - Looking for an idea?

Mother's Day is this weekend!  If you're still looking for something special for your mom - here's an idea!

The Lakeway Resort and Spa has a Mother's Day Brunch you can check out!  Or maybe mom (and you) would rather visit the SanSaba Spa?  A round of golf at one of the many golf courses in Lakeway?  Perhaps, a day on the waters of Lake Travis?  Of course, if you were really generous, you could purchase Mom a brand new, luxurious Villa on the Flintrock Falls Golf Course!  

Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 



Lakeway Resort and Spa Logo
Mother's Day Brunch
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH MENU             TRAVIS RESTAURANT           LAKEWAY RESORT 
Every Mom
Deserves a Spa Day
The San Saba Spa provides a tranquil environment for the rest, relaxation and rejuvenation that every Mom needs. Give Mom a day to herself and immerse her in the pleasant peace of being pampered.

Now available, Gift Cards for Mother's Day. Purchase a $100 GIFT CARD from San Saba Spa and receive an extra $25 Voucher toward your next spa treatment.

http://www.sansabaspa.com/
Offer Expires: May 10, 2009                                                          For more details please contact 512-261-7350 

Average Travis Home Appraisals Are Up 3.8 Percent



Eyes have been on the housing market across the nation.   Although it's the smallest jump in 5 years, Travis County home appraisals are up 3.8 percent this year according to an article in the Austin American Statesman.   The average home value in Travis county was $295,744.

Our Model Home is located at
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 
and is located across the street from the Flintrock Falls Country Club.  


Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

 

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Spring Pricing for New Golf Course Homes For Sale in Flintrock Falls - Lakeway, TX - The Villas at Flintrock Falls

New home prices in the exclusive community of Flintrock Falls from #341,900!

*Please note that #10 is now under contract and is no longer available.




Our Model Home is located at
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 
and is located across the street from the
Flintrock Falls Country Club.  


Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX


 

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It's a great way to keep on top of the latest information on pricing, availability and events!


Borello Floor Plan - New Homes for Sale in Flintrock Falls - Lakeway, Texas

If you need more room, the Borello floor plan can be customized to suit your needs!





Our Model Home is located at
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 
and is located across the street from the
Flintrock Falls Country Club.  


Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX


 

We promise not to bombard you with emails!
It's a great way to keep on top of the latest information on pricing, availability and events!

Special Spring Pricing on Luxury Flintrock Falls Golf Course Homes



The Villas at Flintrock Falls are luxurious golf course home located in the exclusive gated community of Flintrock Falls.  Here you will find  the finest construction details and elegant custom home finishes.  Each home is energy efficient and low maintenance.


Special Spring Pricing!
Homes are priced from $341,900-$569,000



The Villas at Flintrock Falls offer:
  •     Granite counter tops
  •     Kohler plumbing fixtures
  •     Andersen wood windows
  •     8 foot wood interior doors
  •     Extensive tile floors
  •     Stainless kitchen appliances
  •     Custom cabinetry

Other amenities include:

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses
  • Flintrock Falls and The Hills Clubhouses
  • World of Tennis Sports Complex, tennis courts, pools, and fitness center
  • Yard Maintenance by the Home Owner's Association

Our Model Home is located at
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 
and is located across the street from the
Flintrock Falls Country Club.  


Come visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!



7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992
www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX


 

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It's a great way to keep on top of the latest information on pricing, availability and events!

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New Home For Sale in the Villas at Flintrock Falls



New luxury 3 BR golf course home is complete and ready to move in!  It is currently our model home at 7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738.

This beautiful home is located in the exclusive gated community of Flintrock Falls in Lakeway, Texas.  There are 2211 square feet of indoor living space and 250 square feet of covered terrace looking at 13th fairway of the Flintrock Falls Golf Course. 

This luxury villa offers:
  •     Granite counter tops
  •     Kohler plumbing fixtures
  •     Andersen wood windows
  •     8 foot wood interior doors
  •     Extensive tile floors
  •     Stainless kitchen appliances
  •     Custom cabinetry

Other amenities include:

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses
  • Flintrock Falls and The Hills Clubhouses
  • World of Tennis Sports Complex, tennis courts, pools, and fitness center
  • Yard Maintenance by the Home Owner's Association

7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738 is not only loaded with elegant custom home interior features and wonderful amenities, it is also energy efficient and low maintenance.  It is located across the street from the Flintrock Falls Country Club.  

This fantastic golf course home is currently offered for sale at $444,223.

Come and take a look at this fabulous home and visit us at the Villas at Flintrock Falls!




7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738
Sales:  512-263-6992

www.villasatflintrock.com

Luxury Golf Course Homes located in Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin, TX

Real Estate in Austin - Showing Biggest Gains

Finally!  Something in the Dallas Morning News gives me something positive to talk about.  Home markets in Texas, for the most part, have had increases in home prices in early 2009 - even if they are small.  Compared to other parts of the nation, which on average fell about 11 percent - that is a good thing!

The Austin real estate market.  In a recent report, Austin showed some of the greatest gains


                       BIGGEST PRICE DECLINES AND GAINS

Based on estimated change in values in January from a year earlier.
BIGGEST DECLINES
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Calif. -29.62%
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Fla. -28.79%
Las Vegas-Paradise Nev. -28.41%
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Calif. -27.73%
GAINS
Austin-Round Rock 3.92%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 3.58%
Dallas-Plano-Irving 1.54%
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Colo. 0.97%
SOURCE: First American CoreLogic



We'd love to show you around the neighborhood!  Give us a call!

Villas at Flintrock Falls
512-263-3174

Model Home located at:
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738

Luxury Homes for Sale on a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Lakeway, TX - just outside Austin
starting at $341,900
www.villasatflintrock.com

New Golf Course Homes For Sale in Flintrock Falls - Lakeway, TX - just outside Austin (Villas at Flintrock Falls)



If you're looking for a beautiful, new, energy-efficient, home for sale on a golf course in an exclusive community - then today is your lucky day!  The Villas at Flintrock Falls, located in the beautiful gated community of Flintrock Falls, offers you the finest in golf course living - club membership to the Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls, access to several of the finest Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses.  

Your home in the Villas at Flintrock Falls is constructed with the finest materials and methods to make them not only elegant, but also low maintenance and energy efficient - very important in today's "green home" world.  Our homes are made with Andersen, double paned wood windows, blown insulation instead of batts, radiant barrier in the roof, Trane air conditioning.  In addition to being "green"  the Villas are also elegant.  A myriad of details, typically found in a high-end custom home, can be found in our standard model:  8 foot wood stained interior doors, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings with step ups and cedar beams, Kohler plumbing fixtures, art niches and archways.

Flintrock Falls is located just outside Austin, TX in the city of Lakeway - a resort, golfing community that is located on Lake Travis where you can dive into the pristine waters of Lake Travis and enjoy boating swimming and water skiing.  Store your boat in a slip at the Lakeway Marina, or they can help you choose one to rent for the day!   Lakeway has a fabulous community swim center, plenty of parks, wonderful hike and bike trails, and fantastic shopping and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria.  You are close by several championship golf courses offered by The Hills Country Club and Flintrock Falls Country Club.  Tennis lovers will enjoy the World of Tennis Sports Complex.  Truly something for everyone!

Give us a call and we'd love to show you around the neighborhood!

Villas at Flintrock Falls
512-263-3174


Model Home located at:
7 Borello Drive, Austin, TX 78738

Luxury Homes for Sale on a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Lakeway, TX - just outside Austin
starting at $341,900
www.villasatflintrock.com




Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Aid Mortgage Lending - New York Times

The New York Times reprinted an article, Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Aid Mortgage Lending by Steven A. Holmes that was first published September 30, 1999.  The story described how Fannie Mae was under pressure to expand mortgage loans to extend home ownership to millions of people.  It is sobering to read Peter Wallison's statement from 9 years ago, "If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out the way it stepped up and bailed out the thrift industry."


Villas at Flintrock Falls
Luxury Golf Course Homes in Flintrock Falls
Lakeway, Texas - just outside Austin
512-263-6992
www.VillasAtFlintrock.com

Austin City Limits Music Festival


 

It's that time of year again!  My kids and I have gotten in a groove with school and activities so that when ACL Fest rolls around it feels like a huge reward!  This is my 6th year going to ACL Fest and I think I get a little more excited each year.  I certainly feel like I know my way around a little bit better!   

If you're a music lover, you should check it out!  Sept. 26-28  That's this weekend!  You can check out the lineup by visiting the ACLFestival site.  There you can find schedule for each day and even listen to the artists to help you choose which ones you want to see.  I have found that some of the best shows I've seen were ones I didn't originally "plan" on seeing.  I'll never forget how much fun I had grooving to Zap Mama or Big Sam's Funky Nation under the tent!  So make your schedule but be flexible!  You never know what you might find!

If you're a newbie, you might want to check out the general info page.  It details what you can and can't bring, how to enter, parking, etc.  I am curious to see how it all works out this year with Capital Metro drivers being encouraged by the union to not sign up for overtime hours.  (more info)  Since we've not had any rain, I'm hoping that we don't have a repeat of the dustbowl!  You can also sign up for an email newsletter, texts or use the aclfest mobile page to keep informed.  Bookmark http://wap.vibes.com/acl/ on your phone and have access to the lineup, schedule, transportation, after shows and setlists. 

It's always hot, so make sure you dress appropriately (anything goes...really!  you'll see everything) and drink lots of water.  There are also misting areas to cool off in, but shade gets taken up pretty quickly.  Either park your chair under a tree for the day or travel light and simply migrate!

Have fun! 


Villas at Flintrock Falls
Luxury Homes in Flintrock Falls
Lakeway, TX - just outside of Austin
www.villasatflintrock.com
512.263.6992