Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I thought, for my next several postings, I should share some general information about Horseshoe Bay: the city, resort, subdivisions, surrounding area, & maybe some information about myself. Today’s post will include general information about Horseshoe Bay.

Horseshoe Bay is a newly incorporated city which includes, but is not limited to, Horseshoe Bay Resort. The Resort is a private, member’s only club. It takes in several subdivisions which will be the topics for future postings. Horseshoe Bay Resort, built on the shores of Lake LBJ has 3 championship Robert Trent Jones golf courses, a one-of-a-kind, par 72 putting course, three stunning swimming pools, a beautiful white sand beach, state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility, full-service marina, first-class restaurants, twelve professional tennis courts & a 300 plus room Marriott Hotel.

The Resort also has a Jet Center that can accommodate DC 9 aircraft & has recently purchased three 30 passenger jets they will use as charter aircraft to market golf packages in and outside of Texas. They also have signed a contract with a small passenger jet liner to include jet service into our airport for resort members & guests. We also have a "fly-in" community around the jet center & the new SKYWATER development (see below) will also be adding their own aircraft friendly enclave, as well.

Resort initiation fees and dues are a remarkable value. E-mail me for more specific information: janlbusse@gmail.com Some properties qualifiy for a membership initiation fee waiver.

We started investing in Horseshoe Bay about 4 years ago, and feel even stronger today than we did then. I think there are several big factors that continue to make our property values so strong.

First, our prices are still significantly below most resort communities, in Texas & around the U.S. Across the board, homes are less expensive here than in most major markets. MORE IMPORTANTLY the Texas economy & housing industry remain strong while the rest of the U.S. is undergoing a market correction. Central Texas in particular keeps getting kudos for our affordability & quality of life: Business Week article. Our property values never soared & our buyers rarely used second tier mortage money, which has been so hard hit outside of Texas.

Second, is the marketing money being pumped into HSB by a number of major, national players:

SKYWATER, a brand new Jack Nicklaus designed golf community, Tom Fazio designed ESCONDIDO golf club, & the Hill Country Marriott . All have national campaigns. ESCONDIDO & SKYWATER are separate, members only clubs, but many of their members are also members at HSB Resort. Both are located in the city of Horseshoe Bay. If you’re counting, we’re now up to FIVE world class golf courses.

Third, our proximity to Austin & San Antonio gives us the best of both worlds: cosmopolitan convenience coupled with small town charm. With today’s technology, Horseshoe Bay is a serious candidate for commuters & business people who office from home. Located in the geographic center of the state, we’re an hour from either Austin’s or San Antonio’s international airports, & half an hour from regional shopping, world class medical facilities, arts, & entertainment.

Fourth, Lake LBJ is a constant level lake, with no more than a foot variation in water level, (See January 14, 2008’s post about lowered lake levels) it is regulated by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Droughts and floods don't affect LBJ, unlike most other lakes. Your investment is secure & our mild climate makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors 12 mos a year.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE: Enjoy the bustle of hotels, shops, sports, & fine dining, the exclusivity of a privately gated community, waterfront property, or the serenity of endless hills & equestrian estates. The choice is yours – the LIFESTYLE IS HORSESHOE BAY.

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