Lake Travis waterfront homes for sale

Lake Travis waterfront homes for saleHomes for sale on Lake Travis

                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

 Lake Travis waterfront homes for sale

Either home could be yours if you use an inexperienced agent that doesn't know Lake Travis...

If you are new to the Austin area and contemplating a waterfront home, it is imperative to learn the differences in the two lakes. Lake Travis was originally designed and is still used as a flood control lake. It's level varies according to floods,droughts, and meeting LCRA's (the governing water authority) rice farming contracts downstream. LCRA is also the governing body that determines boat dock permitting,flood control,septic system authorization,and hydroelectric power. It is a flood control lake, not constant level like Lake Austin.You can visit the LCRA website for more information.

  Lake Austin is a narrow,constant level lake that is fed upstream from Lake Travis, and flows down and through the City of Austin. Many musicians, executives, and movie stars live on Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a great water skiing lake due to the cliffs and wind blockage provided by the steep cliff sides.

Jet skis are also banned from Lake Austin on holidays.

  Lake Travis on the other hand, is a completely different lake in topography, temperature, and level. Lake Travis homes and lots VARY GREATLY, depending on several factors listed below:

 Is the home in a flood plain? If so, your home CAN flood. Being a native Austinite, I have personally witnessed this lake rising 21 feet in 10 days. Talk about scrambling to save your boat dock! Topographic maps show this, confer with your Realtor. The typical Realtor not dealing in waterfronts won't probably know this.

 Did the previous owners purchase the additional land offered by the LCRA underneath the water? Or, do you have a perpetual easement from LCRA? If so, your lot or home could be more valuable. When the lake level drops, you can float your dock on out further into the lake. In Realtor lingo, we call this (to center of cove) If previous owners did not purchase the land, your lot could become dry, and you would have no place to float your dock to.(Property lines) This also lowers your value.

Which side of the lake, north or south side? The south side is generally more expensive due to the proximity  to downtown. The north side is generally cheaper, with more available land and homes. The south side includes Lakeway, Briarcliff, Hudson Bend, and in and around the dam. The north side generally includes Jonestown, Lago Vista, Cedar Park/Leander, Point Venture, and Singleton Bend.

 Lake Travis is 63 miles long, and is used as a recreation lake, even though it was designed for flood control. It's a great family lake, skiing lake,very rocky, and dangerous if you don't know the lake. Poker runs are common with big racing boats during the summer, so noise could be an issue for you.


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$1,495,000 New For Sale
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2,344 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
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3308 Ranch Road 620
Austin, TX 78734
6 beds, 5 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
9,846 sq ft; lot: 2.861 acres
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416 Hill Dr
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3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
2,589 sq ft; lot: 12632 sq ft
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$975,000 New For Sale
24103 Lyle Cv
Spicewood, TX 78669
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,269 sq ft; lot: 2.82 acres
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$499,900 New For Sale
16212 Spring Branch Trl
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,965 sq ft; lot: 0.519 acres
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$859,000 New For Sale
2513 Crosswind Dr
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,494 sq ft
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$424,331 New For Sale
106 Center Cove Ii Loop
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,520 sq ft; lot: 2396 sq ft
40
$2,095,000 New For Sale
17508 Northlake Hills Dr
Jonestown, TX 78645
7 beds, 7 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
7,168 sq ft; lot: 2.398 acres
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$1,395,000 New For Sale
14813 Arrowhead Dr
Volente, TX 78641
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,373 sq ft; lot: 1.618 acres
40
$1,000,000 New For Sale
107 Swan St
Highland Haven, TX 78654
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,638 sq ft; lot: 87 sq ft
39
$1,995,000 New For Sale
726 Bermuda
Lakeway, TX 78734
4 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,660 sq ft; lot: 9888 sq ft
36
$3,000,000 New For Sale
613 Cutlass
Lakeway, TX 78734
4 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
3,421 sq ft; lot: 2.31 acres
1
$430,000 New For Sale
200 Venture Blvd S
Point Venture, TX 78645
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,495 sq ft; lot: 13852 sq ft
19
$839,500 New For Sale
15004 Robin Ct
Lakeway, TX 78734
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,128 sq ft
36
$550,000 New For Sale
3714 Parliament Cv
Lago Vista, TX 78645
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,320 sq ft; lot: 0.681 acres
40
$2,950,000 New For Sale
15908 Chateau Ave
Austin, TX 78734
5 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,591 sq ft; lot: 1.431 acres
26
$337,000 New For Sale
301 Wesley Ridge Dr
Spicewood, TX 78669
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,350 sq ft; lot: 0.53 acres
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$599,000 New For Sale
2201 Improver Rd
Spicewood, TX 78669
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,942 sq ft; lot: 5.75 acres
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$1,200,000 For Sale
2822 Lakeview Ln
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,912 sq ft; lot: 131 sq ft
17
$586,057 For Sale
16210 Sydney Carol Ln
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,432 sq ft
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