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Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

By Jack Arnold

For those of you who have read my previous blog entries on fly fishing in Crabapple Creek, this picture may be of interest.  Because of warming waters, lease members are now permitted to keep the Rainbows they catch.  My smiling friend, Jim Fox, put this 26 inches on his stringer last week.


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Nancy Doyle’s Background

Nancy Doyle, Sales AgentBeing a native of Houston has given me the ability to truly appreciate the Hill Country of Texas. The character in land and the verity of the soils add such dimension to the topography here in Gillespie County that I am truly amazed on a daily basis by its beauty and serenity. It’s no exaggeration when I say the sun always shines in Fredericksburg. I am in complete amazement when I see how such little rain does so much for the country side. When the bluebonnets come, the people come and our small and sleepy town comes truly alive.


Starting my fifteenth year in Fredericksburg and with CENTURY 21 Sunset, Realtors allows me to see the changes not only in the real estate arena but our town. The hospital, housing, and restaurants have doubled. There now is a four screen theater to watch a movie. New wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms where you can visit and enjoy are part of our lives now. Wildseed Farms also attracts many people with its magnificent flowers. This is only to name a few of the changes, and for the most part, all to the good of Gillespie County.


My formal education in Art and Design, together with my real estate knowledge has blessed me with the privilege to design and restore three Historic properties here in Fredericksburg, one of which is my home. There is no doubt that I have a deep passion for real estate and homes, and home is truly where the heart is. I am the path home.

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Lauri’s Links for Fredericksburg

Lauri Tomlinson, Sales Associateby Lauri Tomlinson

Fredericksburg is not your typical quiet small town. There is a lot that goes on in this community from great stores to shop in on Main Street to fabulous restaurants and great evening entertainment. Here are some of my suggestions:

 Great places to shop:
Abella homes
Rustic Star
Peach Tree Gift Shop
Spunky Monkey for Kids

Great Places To Eat:
Peach Tree Tea Room
Navajo Grill
August E’s
Friedhelms Bavarian Inn

West End Pizza

Evening Entertainment:
Auslanders Biergarten
Silver Creek
Lincoln Street

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We Have Seen The Enemy…

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Robert Menking, CENTURY 21 Sunset, Realtors Sales Associate

Robert Menking, CENTURY 21 Sunset, Realtors Sales Associate

 We have seen the enemy, and it’s us.  If we sit back and wait for someone else to pull us out of this economic mess, I promise you, it will last a long time.  Do you remember the days when we would catch the evening news at 6:00 PM and get all the news we needed, both local and national in about 20 minutes?  If we missed anything, we could catch it again at 10:00 PM before we went to bed.  Now we have an endless number of 24 hour news channels that are hashing the same stories over and over and building fear because that’s what we like to hear.  Stop it!!!  Tell everyone you know to STOP IT!!!!  The recovery starts with us, with our attitude, our faith in each other, in our families, and in our friends.  This country has been through tougher times than these…. Let’s get over it.

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The Numbers are In…..

By Robert Menking


Robert Menking, CENTURY 21 Sunset, Realtors Sales Associate

      Well, the first quarter of 2009 has come and gone, and its probably no surprise to you that real estate sales numbers are down. However, the good news is that there are still buyers in the marketplace. They are looking for good values and quality properties…. and they are finding them. In analyzing the quarter’s numbers, its obvious that the completed sales were reliant on one thing…. and that was pricing. As an average, all of the residential sales completed in the city limits of Fredericksburg were closed at approximately 95% of their tax appraisal. Some areas of the city were much lower. This means that we should be expecting tax appraisals to be reduced in the coming months, and that the days of expecting buyers to pay excessive prices above tax appraisals are over… at least for a while.
     If you want to sell your property, you still can…. however, your pricing has to be realistic. Buyers just have so many properties from which to choose.

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