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Recent Articles & Information About Lake LBJ, Lake Travis and Austin areas

Lake Areas in Central Texas are hot!   Lake LBJ sales & prices are strong because it is a controlled lake, unlike many area Lakes, which fluctuate on a regular basis.     Lake Travis is probably one of the most beautiful lakes anywhere, very reminiscent of the hillside Italian Lake Como.  Inks Lake is prized for it's limited availability & quiet enjoyment.  Lake Buchanan is a wonderful fishing lake and probably one of the best kept secrets around - there are still some bargains to be had there, too.    Ladybird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin is a jewel with few opportunities to buy - few lake front homes exist.   Lake Austin is highly sought after because of it's proximity to town, great waterskiing and gorgeous custom homes.

The Central Texas Hill Country area around Austin has become a strong investment opportunity for many from other areas of the country and international investors, too.  The Central Texas - Austin, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls  markets have been much more stable than many throughout the US, making us a clear choice for smart buyers to purchase real estate for their portfolios.   This is true for commercial, multifamily and investment properties as well as residential homes and ranches and, particularly lakefront lots.  

Join us at the Paragon Property Group blog for more information about the lakes and other real estate related subjects.  Check back often.......   

Call us with any questions or if you need help buying or selling lake area property in and around the Austin, Texas area ~866-693-7741

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Happy Holidays 2013! from Paragon Property Group Team
Posted December 24, 2013


Happy Holidays from the Paragon PRoperty Group TEam/Sue Ellett

Posted By: Sue Ellett
December 24, 2013 10:56 AM




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