Review of Cafe Java

We are always looking for good places to eat near Round Rock Ranch so my wife and I finally made it over to a local restaurant, Cafe Java, to try it out and I wanted to give them a quick review. In short, we loved it! The vibe was very low key and local at this corner cafe. The staff was fast, friendly and helpful and seemed to know a lot of the customers personally. Our waitress made us feel right at home and helped us navigate the menu as two “newbies.” 

So many items on the menu looked delicious, but my wife and I finally settled on getting an omelet and eggs & hash browns  respectively. The Philly Omelet my wife ordered was fresh, juicy and full of flavor. I decided on the regular classic, the “Cafe Java” – two eggs, hash browns and bacon with an extra buttermilk pancake on the side. My meal was prepared perfectly and tasted great and both of our meals had very generous portions.

All in all, we were very pleased with our experience and we look forward to bringing the rest of the family back next time and having a chance to sample their lunch and dinner menu with the homemade desserts they have prepared as well! Cafe Java also has free WiFi and looks like a great place to relax and get some work done on a quiet afternoon. Thanks to everyone at Cafe Java for the tremendous experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com

Home Values Increase in Round Rock Ranch – August 2012

Round Rock Ranch has seen a number of negative trends over the past few years across almost every key real estate metric. Average home sales prices, average price per foot and number of homes sold were at or almost at all-time lows in 2011. Last year, the average home in the Round Rock Ranch subdivision sold for $155,362 in 41 days and for $71.10 per square foot. While that could be depressing, 2012 has been a good year for Round Rock Ranch, which has seen positive changes across ever category.

Year to Date 2012

Round Rock Ranch is on pace to see 45 home sold this year, a 29% increase from last year! The average home sales price has gone up slightly to $155,744 and the average price per square foot has risen to $75.06. So far this year, the average home is also selling in only 39 days and for 98.8% of the asking price.

August 2012

While the year-to-date numbers for Round Rock Ranch are encouraging, the numbers for August are outstanding! While the sample is small (only 6 home sold), the average price has gone up to $162,667 and the average price per square foot has risen to $75.84. The number of days the average home sold for held steady at 40 and the average home sold for 98.7% of the listed price.

What About My Home?

A large number of factors are used to determine the value of your house and how much your home will sell for (yes, different numbers, depending on the market and how good your REALTOR is), including location, lot size, number of bedrooms & bathrooms, amenities and upgrades. An individual can sometimes get an idea of what they home would sell for by using the current price per square foot for their market (i.e. $75.84/sq.ft. x 2000 sq.ft. = $151,680). For a more accurate valuation of your home and or any questions about the real estate market in Round Rock Ranch, please contact me today!

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com

Round Rock Ranch Real Estate Market Report for 2002-2011

In the past ten years, the Round Rock Ranch subdivision has seen its share of ups and down in the real estate market. Looking at all the homes sold in the Round Rock Ranch subdivision, one can see significant changes in the number of homes sold, average home prices, number of days on market and price per square foot. While many key real estate indicators have declined, there is some reason for optimism for those looking to sell their home in Round Rock Ranch in 2012. Round Rock Ranch is seeing stronger numbers across every category this year! For the most recent 2012 real estate report, Click Here. Please call or email me for more information on your particular home or on opportunities to buy or sell real estate in Round Rock Ranch

Number of Home Sold

The number of homes sold reached a peak with the rest of the market in 2005, with 73 homes selling that year. That number gradually declined to its lowest mark in 2010 of only 24 homes and rebounded to 35 homes sold in 2011.

Average Home Sales Prices & Average Price Per Square Foot

The average price for a home in Round Rock Ranch grew to its highest point in 2007 at $163,898. From there prices has slowly dwindled to only $155,362 on average. The average price per square foot in Round Rock Ranch peaked at $82.63 in 2005 and has since gone down to only $73.55 in 2011.

Average Days on Market

The average number of days it has taken for a home to sell in Round Rock Ranch has seen more fluctuation than any other key indicator over the past 10 years. A home took longest to sell in 2006, averaging 79 days. That number shrank to an all-time low of only 42 days in 2009 and has since gone back up to 46 days.

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com

Information on Round Rock Ranch

Round Rock Ranch is a comfortable Central Texas community located 2 miles west of IH-35 off Gattis School Road, just east of the Lake Forest and Sonoma subdivisions. This family-friendly neighborhood is covered with mature oak trees and has two community pools and playscapes for the exclusive use of its residents.

The Round Rock Ranch neighborhood is home to Gattis Elementary School, part of the recognized and prestigious Round Rock Independent School District. This community is also served by Ridgeview Middle School, Stony Point High School and Cedar Ridge High School, a brand new RRISD school a short walk from any home in Round Rock Ranch.

The Round Rock Ranch Home Owners Association (www.roundrockranch.com) is made up of about 700 families and actively engages the community in a number of events including neighborhood BBQ’s, garage sales and other seasonal and holiday events. The Round Rock Ranch HOA also produces a monthly newsletter featuring local articles and events.

The Round Rock Ranch subdivision is technically known as Round Rock Ranch Phase 1 and has a sub-association located within in, know as the Enclave at Round Rock Ranch, which has a separate HOA.

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com