According to Tierra Grande magazine: Land use in the Austin-Waco-Hill Country area is dominated by grazing, which accounts for more than 82% of acreage. Prices have been stagnant since 2007 with a low of $3,041 per acres in 2009 and the 2011 price at $3,109 per acres. Sales volume continued at a depressed level with 1, 371 transactions recorded. The median 65 acres per transaction continued a four-year sales trend toward small properties.
New Exhibit begins Thursday, Oct 4 at the Vereins Kirche, presenting “Lone Star Eagle: German Immigration to Texas,” featuring reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps & paintings that tell the story of German immigrantssettled in Fbg, & Gillespie County. On display from October 4 through November 1, 2012. For more information, call 830-997-2835.
Did you know? 50% of visitors plan to spend $300 or more during their stay.
According to Tierra Grande magazine: typical property taxes unpaid on Feb. 1, immediately increase by 7 percent (6 percent penalty and 1 percent interest). By July 1, those unpaid taxes incur the maximum penalty of 12 percent plus 6 percent interest.
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Grand Reopening Celebration Friday, September 28 with a special christening celebration, lunch and round of golf. For special event registration, future tee times and more information, call 830-997-4010.
by Tony Stevenson, SWBC: According to Freddie Mac, the average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to its previous record of 3.49 percent last week. The rate on the 15 year fixed Mortgage rate hit a new record, 2.77 percent. Keep in mind that these rates include a 1% origination fee and/or discount point. After the Fed announced QE3 last week, we expected rates to drop further. The Fed’s announcement to purchase $40 billion in Mortgage-backed securities did cause rates to drop, but not to expected levels.
Did you know? Before Gillespie County was created, it was part of Bexar County?
In 1996 Tourists spent $30 million: in 2010 – $80 million (equal to Gillespie County resident spending $3,221). Direct tourism employment in 1996 500+ jobs; in 2010- 1000+ jobs.
Did you know? 75% of visitors have visited Fredericskburg before. that means 25% are getting a first impression.
The Mid-Century Modern Architectural Style, also known as California Modern style, is characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. It is emphasized by creating structures with ample windows and open floor-plans with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family.
Here is a local example of this style of architecture!
This property features straight lines and square details with a touch of softness brought about by the orange balls as you walk up to the front of the house. The same stylish balls adorn the back porch with a splash of color! The many windows throughout the home allow sunlight to permeate the interior and offers a stunning view into the carefully manicured courtyard. The in ground pool, and addition to the placement of the plants, give the guests and residents a sense of Mother Nature in their own backyard.