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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$750,000 New For Sale
5731 Pool Canyon Cv
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,813 sq ft; lot: 4.265 acres
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$449,500 New For Sale
411 Fife Dr
Spicewood, TX 78669
3 beds, 2.5 baths | Single Family Home
2,252 sq ft; lot: 12023 sq ft
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$2,950,000 New For Sale
1600 Las Entradas Dr
Spicewood, TX 78669
5 beds, 4.5 baths | Single Family Home
5,060 sq ft; lot: 2.66 acres
Open House Saturday May 25, 12pm–4pm
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$1,825,000 New For Sale
2217 Seabiscuit Cv #117
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,058 sq ft; lot: 18731 sq ft
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$1,350,000 New For Sale
2200 Bright Cv
Spicewood, TX 78669
4 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,136 sq ft; lot: 0.77 acres
Open House Sunday May 26, 1pm–3pm
40
$950,000 New 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
18
$350,000 New For Sale
412 Summit Ridge Dr N
Point Venture, TX 78645
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,626 sq ft; lot: 8015 sq ft
40
$3,500,000 New For Sale
530 Christopher Ln
Leander, TX 78641
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,320 sq ft; lot: 77.85 acres
11
$300,000 New For Sale
104 Cold Water Ln
Lakeway, TX 78734
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,331 sq ft; lot: 0.564 acres
40
$2,200,000 New For Sale
17407 Breakwater Dr
Jonestown, TX 78645
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
7,659 sq ft; lot: 2.615 acres
40
$599,000 New For Sale
156 Lakefront Dr
Point Venture, TX 78645
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,874 sq ft; lot: 19820 sq ft
40
$1,200,000 New For Sale
2919 Brass Buttons Trl
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,919 sq ft; lot: 0.543 acres
3
$550,000 New For Sale
19625 Lakehurst Loop
Spicewood, TX 78669
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,436 sq ft; lot: 1.291 acres
40
$1,090,000 New For Sale
1504 Hurst Creek Rd
Austin, TX 78734
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,624 sq ft; lot: 1.74 acres
22
$799,900 New For Sale
1511 Buffalo Gap Rd
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,484 sq ft; lot: 0.917 acres
23
$850,000 New For Sale
15432 Fm 2769
Volente, TX 78641
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
6,888 sq ft; lot: 8.727 acres
37
$1,299,000 New For Sale
7200 Getaway Dr
Jonestown, TX 78645
5 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,208 sq ft; lot: 1.476 acres
24
$859,000 New For Sale
311 Twilight Ln
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,021 sq ft; lot: 3920 sq ft
30
$849,000 New For Sale
527 Contour Dr
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,490 sq ft; lot: 13939 sq ft
40
$1,699,000 New For Sale
1905 Big Horn Dr
Austin, TX 78734
3 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
2,856 sq ft; lot: 17380 sq ft
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