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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$2,350,000 New For Sale
24300 Spur Trl
Spicewood, TX 78669
6 beds, 5 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,907 sq ft; lot: 5.09 acres
21
$985,000 New For Sale
200 Coopers Bend Rd
Spicewood, TX 78669
1 bed, 1 bath | Single Family Home
949 sq ft; lot: 6.867 acres
40
$1,999,000 For Sale
301 Brooks Hollow Rd
Lakeway, TX 78734
5 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,064 sq ft; lot: 1.526 acres
40
$7,595,000 For Sale
19544 Sandcastle Dr
Spicewood, TX 78669
9 beds, 8 full, 4 partial baths | Single Family Home
16,323 sq ft; lot: 6.774 acres
15
$1,875,000 For Sale
24732 Travis Lakeside Cv
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,400 sq ft; lot: 3.55 acres
Open House Sunday Jan 27, 2pm–4pm
40
$849,900 For Sale
11302 Beach Rd
Leander, TX 78641
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,640 sq ft; lot: 19297 sq ft
39
$625,000 For Sale
6406 Hopkins Dr
Austin, TX 78734
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,020 sq ft; lot: 1.243 acres
28
$324,900 For Sale
11106 Lakeside Dr
Jonestown, TX 78645
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,604 sq ft; lot: 6142 sq ft
31
$316,000 For Sale
400 Blackbird Dr
Highland Haven, TX 78654
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,600 sq ft; lot: 19994 sq ft
36
$293,000 For Sale
24415 Cottonwood Dr
Leander, TX 78641
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,704 sq ft; lot: 4 acres
36
$925,000 For Sale
210 Lakefront Dr
Point Venture, TX 78645
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,500 sq ft; lot: 1.684 acres
40
$825,000 For Sale
611 Coventry Rd
Spicewood, TX 78669
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
4,266 sq ft; lot: 0.72 acres
20
$485,000 For Sale
15431 Stroup Cir
Lakeway, TX 78734
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,425 sq ft; lot: 0.692 acres
40
$1,950,000 For Sale
812 Rivercliff Rd
Spicewood, TX 78669
7 beds, 7 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,858 sq ft; lot: 7.07 acres
25
$719,000 For Sale
529 Contour Dr
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
40
$995,000 For Sale
901 Palos Verdes Dr
Lakeway, TX 78734
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,501 sq ft; lot: 0.576 acres
28
$241,000 For Sale
575 Demarett Dr
Point Venture, TX 78645
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,630 sq ft; lot: 1089 sq ft
37
$975,900 For Sale
2105 Keeneland Cv
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,551 sq ft; lot: 16117 sq ft
20
$575,000 For Sale
1802 Buffalo Gap Rd
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,055 sq ft; lot: 1.304 acres
40
$1,885,000 For Sale
575 Cimarron Ranch Rd
Marble Falls, TX 78654
6 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,498 sq ft; lot: 40 acres
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