Belton Lake History

In one of the final scenes of the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” we see the ‘soggy’ aftermath of the flooding caused by a newly built dam and reservoir. In the early 20th century, emerging towns and cities all over the country dammed up rivers and flooded abandoned valleys in order to mitigate flood […]

Earnest Money & The Termination Option

When purchasing a home in Texas there are some up-front expenses you’ll need to budget for.  When going under contract on a property you will likely be asked to provide funds called Earnest Money & Option Money. Earnest money is an amount agreed to in the real estate contract that you will pay as a […]

Improvements and Accessories

In the state of Texas a real estate transaction includes the land and permanent improvements on the property, but there are other items that both buyer and sellers should be aware are considered part of the property. The TREC 1-4 Family contract includes items that are “permanently installed and built-in items” Some obvious items that […]

The Sellers Edge in Todays Market

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a couple key advantages in today’s market. First of all, there are more homes for sale now than there were at this time last year. That means you have more options to choose from if you move, so you’re more likely to find what you’re looking […]

Lake Property with Two Lakes

Two Lakes photo with map.

Bell County, Texas is the proud home of two beautiful lakes – Belton Lake & Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Together they have almost 200 miles of shoreline. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lakes supply water, aid in flood prevention and offer recreational opportunities to surrounding Central Texas communities – not mention stunning […]