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Lost Creek Open House-6667 Whitemarsh Valley-Sunday,May 31st 1:30-3:30

I list and sell homes in all parts of the Eanes School District but I particularly enjoy working in Lost Creek! Why? Because Lost Creek is where my family has called home since 1992. Lost Creek, situated  south west of the intersection of  Bee Caves Road and Loop 360, is an excellent neighborhood of  homes ranging from $400,000  to $800,000. The neighborhood lies within the acclaimed Eanes School District and which includes Forest Trail Elementary (the home of Healthy Bear), West Ridge Middle School and Westlake High School. Lost Creek is situated  comfortably near plentiful shopping, Lake Austin water sports, Wild Basin Preserve and three world class country clubs. Many of the homes sit on estate sized lots with many amenities and the area is definitely one of Austin's premier upscale neighborhoods.

6667 Whitemarsh Valley is a lovely one story brick home on a large, beautifully landscaped flat lot !  For an exceptional overview of the home, click on the VIRTUAL TOUR .  

This is an awesome home BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! Come on out and take a look for yourself and visit with me about any questions you might have regarding this or any other home in the Eanes School District. I will be at the home on Sunday May 31st from 1:30-3:30pm and I look forward to seeing you there!
 
Russell Lewis | AvenueOne Properties, Inc. | 512-657-8769
6667 Whitemarsh Valley Walk, Austin, TX
Rare opportunity in the Lost Creek Neighborhood! Beautiful one story home on a landscaped flat lot! Excellent condition with many upgrades!
4BR/2.5BA Single Family House
 
offered at $479,500
Year Built 1984
Sq Footage 2,445
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 1
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 0.22 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

New on Market! Rare opportunity and the Lost Creek Neighborhood at its BEST! Beautiful one story home on a wonderfully landscaped flat lot! Excellent condition with many upgrades throughout and ready to move in! Hardwoods, granite, newer paint and roof, lighting, and many quality features! Bright open floor plan that provides for easy living in a well designed lay out. Convenient to shopping and located in the award winning Eanes School District.
 

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace
Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Tile floor
Family room Living room Dining room
Breakfast nook Dishwasher Stove/Oven
Laundry area - inside Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard

COMMUNITY FEATURES

Playground    

 


OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

Fantastic neighborhood in the Eanes School District!

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Exterior Front

Living Room

Family Room

Kitchen-Breakfast

Master bedroom

Backyard
Contact info:
Russell Lewis
AvenueOne Properties, Inc.
512-657-8769
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 26, 2009, 1:16pm PDT

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34 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • May 30 2009 07:58PM

Too Busy to Blog, But I Am Not Complaining...

I have been busier than a one-legged man in a butt kickin' contest. (Author unknown)

The view from my deckI finished my morning run yesterday and while resting my "dogs" out on our deck, I had a few moments to relax and contemplate blogging and the real estate market here in Austin, Texas. Last July, when I first started "blogging", the real estate business in Austin, Texas was pulling back and beginning to feel the first effects of the many problems that have plagued real estate, banking and the other financial areas in all parts of the country. Through the fall and the first months of 2009, the market remained flat and actually dropped a bit as more problems surfaced.

When business is slower, it's an excellent time to reexamine our production, our business model, work on our SOI and engage in marketing in anticipation of future business. During the  months since last summer, I slowly began to delve into the world of on line social networking by joining LinkedIn, Squidoo, Twitter, Face Book and most importantly, Active Rain! In that time I s-l-o-w-l-y learned to find my voice and write posts that would hopefully contribute to the Active Rain community as well as help promote my presence and relevance online in my areas of expertise here in Austin! Over time I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of friends and professional relationships I have established through my blog!

I have also been able to gain more business as a direct result of my blogging and hopefully it will continue to grow as I stay involved. And that's the challenge! I was taught by Rich and Brad that to be successful at blogging, a person needs to post regularly and maintain quality. I suppose I could post every listing in my company (as I often see from some of the real estate "teams") or just throw something -anything out to fill the void but I think in the long run folks actually do not care for this type of blog and quickly move along. If anything I do need to write about real estate more often and on a REGULAR BASIS!!

Now here is my so called "problem", Austin is experiencing dramatic activity these days (at least for my office and me personally). Austin has recently rated #1 for employment opportunities, Forbes magazine ranked Austin #8 for communities to do business, Jumbo Loan restrictions are beginning to relax a bit, and Texas for the 4th year in a row is the number 1 state for population growth. All of these things bode well for our community and our business. As a consequence, I have had no time at all to post lately and barely enough to keep up with many of the blogs I read on a regular basis. I am flattered when I check my blog and see that people leave comments wondering if I am alive or will ever post again! Anyway, I am back to posting again but as long as the market stays busy, I will have to make an extra effort to write something at least twice a week.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in Central, West or Southwest Austin, Texas, contact me at your convenience. Real Estate is alive and well in our fair city!

 

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Architecture at the Umlauf Series - Thursday May,7th 7:00PM

 

The final event of the first first half of the Architecture at the Umlauf Series season (before taking a break from the summer  heat) and will take place Thursday, May 7th.

The monthly series was founded and is produced by two of my associates at AvenueOne properties; Scott Harvey and Carla Umlauf (granddaughter of the esteemed sculptor) and is sponsored by our firm, AvenueOne Properties. The lectures take place at the beautiful Umlauf Sculpture Garden and the series is now in the middle of its hugely successful third season.  Camille Urban Jobe, AIA is the featured speaker. There is a minimal charge of $5.00 for the event but is free to museum memberss.

Architecture at the Umlauf

Thanks again for your continued interest and support!

 

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26 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • May 07 2009 07:31AM

The Trials & Trepidations of picking a…Business Card?

I recently had an agent visit my office to drop off a contract offer. The receptionist called me and I went to the reception area but could not find the agent among the half dozen people in the sitting area. Returning to my desk, the receptionist called me again and said "Russell, are you going to meet with this agent?" I explained to her that I had already been up front but did not see anyone resembling the lady who was supposedly in the lobby. Our receptionist lowered her voice and said, "Well...she does not look a thing like the picture on her card!" Okay, I said, just discreetly point her out when I come back up to the reception area! Arriving again, I met a person who had no resemblance to the photo on her card, website or blog!

Business cards can be a big deal to people in any profession, especially when starting any new venture and I was reminded of this when I recently read a post by Active Rain newcomer and fellow Austinite Daren Krause about the subject of business cards. So many people (including myself many years ago) go to such extremes trying to decide what type, shape, size and style will best represent them to the world! In Daren's post he included the following YouTube clip and I have to say it is hands down the most over the top sales pitch for a business card that I have ever seen. Go ahead, it's only a couple of minutes long and you really need to see this commercial for the "ultimate" business card.

See what I mean? This guy is the most incredible huckster I’ve seen in a long time and that card?!?! OMG! (as my 16 year old daughter would say) a fold out, flip up, die cut piece of “art” at four dollars apiece and took TWENTY FIVE YEARS to develop? So cool that we would want to keep it and maybe even frame it for posterity? I still do not know what he does except that he somehow builds crowds?!?! Well…so did the Frankenstein Monster, of course those crowds were angry torch wielding villagers! There must be a market for this sort of over the top business card but I am not always the sharpest knife in the drawer and I must be missing something! I thought his statement that “Life is not about being liked” was interesting; he appears to be on the road to phenomenal success in that department!

So that brings us back to the business card that works best for an individual. For me, I do not use a picture and yes, I actually look like my photo! My card is of good stock, I guess and is designed to fit our company logo and style but it really is just for contact info. Name, numbers, email and web address all in a pleasant style and quality that reflects a positive image for me and my company. Again, I think it is an individual choice and will only say that if you do use a picture, make it one the rest of us will recognize and if you pick one of the $4 super fantastic works of art, don’t bother leaving one with me, I usually use extra business cards to mark interesting recipes in my favorite cookbooks!

In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is anticipating purchasing or selling real estate anywhere in Central, West or Southwest Austin or the Westlake/Eanes School District area, I would be happy to be of assistance. Let me put my nineteen years success helping upscale buyers and sellers in Austin's finest neighborhoods to work for you. Contact me for a private consultation at your convenience!

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