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HOA Communities Offer Big Advantages

Buying a Home, New Construction - glory - May 17, 2018

When searching for a new home finding a community with a Homeowner’s Association or HOA can be a big plus. An HOA is an organization within a subdivision or master planned community. They are usually Property Management companies hired by the community’s developer to manage their property. By that definition, they cover a lot of ground. However, their primary responsibility is to create and enforce rules and guidelines to maintain the property and its common areas. When you purchase a home in a development with an HOA you are obligated to conform to its rules and pay dues. So, here’s two quick tips. You need to ask how much the fees are and for a copy of the HOA requirements.

Now, that you know what an HOA is and does. Here’s some very good reasons why to buy your next home in an HOA community. Below is a list of nine ways they can enrich your life and increase your property values.

Major Pluses of Living in a HOA

Rules and guidelines provide community conformity. The #1 reason why an HOA has rules is to protect the property values and appearance of the neighborhood. For example rules and guidelines relating to architectural design and home color, landscaping, fences, signs, pools, and outside accessory buildings exist.

You can score big with lots of amenities. A major advantage of living in an HOA is its amenities. Swimming pools, hiking and biking trails, and neighborhood parks are just a few of the many perks. In the master-planned community of Travisso, The Palazzo, a world-class on-site amenity center is the community’s core. Voted the #1 Clubhouse in Texas, The Palazzo provides residents with over 9,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreational space. There’s also a full-time lifestyle director that oversees the 2,000 square-foot fitness center and organizes and plans resident events. Community Association Management (CCMC) manages Travisso’s HOA.

Attractive neighborhoods show well. Think resale value here. If you have to sell your home chances are you will have an easier time doing it in an attractive meticulously kept up community. Services such as trimming trees, cutting grass, planting shrubs and flowers, street cleaning and painting retaining walls to common areas are the responsibility of the HOA.

They increase and enhance the value of your home. HOA’s hold their residents to high standards. So, if you by a home in a HOA community expect to keep your home’s exterior and property tidy. That means cutting your lawn, painting and mending your fence, and making frequent repairs. And, because of the rules they create homeowners that sell their homes can reap the benefits. Homes that reside in an HOA tend to sell at a higher price than homes that are not in an HOA community.

Additional Advantages 

Amenities are well-maintained. There’s no need to worry about things looking shabby. And, best of all you don’t have to do the work. HOA’s typically do a great job ensuring things are clean and working properly. A few of their many responsibilities include ensuring the swimming pool and decks are clean, the maintenance and lighting of tennis courts, and that fitness equipment is operational.

Resolution to neighbor disputes. Does your neighbor’s dog bark uncontrollably every night at 1 a.m.? Are trash cans left in the street for a week? These types of disputes and more can be handled more delicately by going through the HOA then a face-to-face discussion with your neighbor.

They can be great for your social life. Community events, block parties, clubs, and organizations flourish. Because of all the activity living in an HOA community is great way to make new friends. From wine and book clubs to bunco, running groups and more, there’s plenty to do.

HOA’s create and foster a sense of community. Because everyone pays their fair share people tend to be more responsible. There is also a greater sense of ownership and community pride.

Greater flow of communication. These days it is easy to keep up with what’s going on the neighborhood with social media and online communication tools. Travisso’s HOA sends it monthly newsletter via email and provides information on the pool, fitness programs, community events and children’s activities. HOA’s are the perfect avenue for getting a community together for a common cause such as implementing a Neighborhood Watch Program.

Visit Travisso Today

Just outside Austin, Travisso is a master-planned community in Leander, surrounded by natural scenery and hill country views. Consider Leander for your next home and live at Travisso. We can’t wait to meet you. 

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Top 10 Travisso Lifestyle Photos Trending Now

Trending - glory - Apr 25, 2018

Discover the Travisso lifestyle and all the comforts of home in our Italian-inspired master-planned community located in the progressive city of Leander. Voted in 2017 as the #1 place to raise a family in the state, Leander is also home to top-rated Leander Independent School District. With our convenient location to Austin’s city limits and the respite of the Texas Hill Country there’s no better place in the state to hang your hat.

From superb exteriors to bold kitchen designs to exquisite living rooms to spa-licious master-bath suites and tranquil outdoor living spaces there’s something for everyone at Travisso. And, did we mention, that The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse is #1 in the state.

Here’s a round-up of our top 10 interior and exterior lifestyle photos trending on Facebook. If you recently missed our posts here’s a few of our favorites and yours that have people talking.

1. Two-story EleganceInterior of two-story home in Travisso

From traditional to transitional to contemporary, two-story floor plans offer a multitude of living space and understated elegance. In the photo above the open concept floor plan provides an airy interior with a pleasing color palate.

 2. An Exterior Worth Coming Home toExterior of two-story black and white home in Travisso

Now, that’s curb appeal and you can get the look at Travisso. We offer a wide range of home sizes in multiple price ranges to accommodate all lifestyles. Homes sizes range from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. Make your new home truly your own. At Travisso Austin’s finest builders offer one and two-story homes in a multitude of floor plans with a variety of options and opportunities to customize.

 3. A Kitchen Design that Sizzles

With its play on color, medium wood floors and electrifying appliances this kitchen mix and matches the backsplash, metals, and countertops for one terrific look. And, according to a 2018 survey from the elements in this kitchen are trending in 2018. The light turquoise island and sink cabinet adds just the right balance to this transitional and appealing kitchen design.

4. Entertain in Styleopen concept kitchen and living area with off-white decorating

Do you like to entertain? This exquisitely designed multifunctional living area is the perfect setting for casual entertaining or for creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience for family and friends. You’ll fall in love with the flexibility of being able to entertain your guests while you prep for the evening’s meal.

6. Outdoor Living in the Texas Hill Country

Outdoor porch with three piece striped furniture set

It’s all about lifestyle at Travisso.  And, there’s no better way to relax at night or on the weekend than with the dramatic backdrop of the Texas Hill Country. Have a glass of wine, dine, watch the sunset or stargaze from your back porch. In this photo the comfortable layout provides a relaxing atmosphere.

 7. Play in Your BackyardSwimming pool in back of two story Travisso house with balcony

After all, whether you want to relax or have fun in the sun Travisso backyards have endless possibilities. And, it’s all up to you. In this photo the backyard swimming pool takes center stage and is a great way to keep cool during warm Texas summers.

8. For the Gourmet Chef in YouA dark cabinet kitchen with granite countertops

This sleek and multifunctional kitchen design has just the right dose of inspiration and dash of style for all your cooking needs. Whether you are a gourmet chef or just like to putter in the kitchen you’ll be excited prepping and cooking knowing amazing things are happening.

 9. Discover the Travisso Lifestyle

Hit the trail running. Enjoy the great outdoors with over 10 miles of planned Travisso hiking, and biking trails. You’ll never want to run or walk inside again once you explore and discover Travisso’s interconnecting trail system. The trail’s benches and parks provide many opportunities to stop for a rest or two along the way.

10. A Spa-licious Bathroom Suite

Leave your worries behind in this delightfully light master-bath suite. It provides all the necessities with a multitude of extras. Large vanities, a walk-in shower, and elegant lighting adds to its ambience and charm.

Visit Travisso today

With our over the top amenities, fabulous home designs, natural beauty, and the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country what’s not to love? Plan a visit today and explore our amazing amenity center and discover a vibrant community alive with spirit. Come for the view, stay for the Travisso lifestyle. Travisso—a place to explore; a place to relax; a place to call home. Call our Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.

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5 Advantages of Purchasing an Inventory Home

Buying a Home - glory - Mar 6, 2018

Looking for a new home?  Are you ready to move in now? Do you want to forgo the building process? If you answered “yes” to all three of those questions, you may be looking at purchasing an inventory home or sometimes called a “spec” home. If you are unfamiliar with the term it is a new home that is either currently under construction or completely finished by the builder. The term means speculative home for sale. A builder typically builds a home on property that he owns without a predetermined homebuyer. In many cases the homebuyer does not choose color schemes or fixtures in the home. An inventory home is a stress-free way to get the home of your dreams quickly.

Why you should purchase an inventory home

An inventory home is move in ready. The biggest advantage of purchasing an inventory home is that it’s move-in ready. But, in some cases the builder may have started the construction of the home and sets a future completion date. However, the wait is usually not long.

The home is brand new. The big advantage here is the “new house” smell and that you are the first to live in the house.

You can view home the home as is. It is much easier to walk through a brand new home if it is already finished than viewing it on a blueprint. Since the home is already completed, you also have the opportunity to inspect or check out every nook and cranny. You will also know if it is the right fit. Fitting in your furniture and accessories are far much easier to envision when you already know what your home looks like. You will also be able to check the quality and craftsmanship of the home.

There is no building process. If time is of the essence, then purchasing an inventory home is the way to go. Typically, if you were to build the home of your dreams from the bottom up, it could take anywhere from 8-10 months. In some cases the process can be longer.  If you know you don’t have that kind of time, it may be best to view only inventory homes.

No guesswork involved. Since the home is already complete, the stress of choosing the color scheme, paint, countertops, and fixtures is non-existent. Trained designers have already done the work for you. However, in some cases, depending on where the builder is in the process, the homebuyer may be able to personalize their space by choosing those items. The question here is, do you want to? A benefit of buying an inventory home is not having to go through the Design Center process.

Ready to buy an inventory home?

The master-planned community of Travisso has inventory homes available in every price range in a multitude of styles, elevations, floor plans, and square feet. With its amenities and benefits, you’ll be glad you invested in a new home in the Travisso community.

Visit Travisso today and ask for our current list of available inventory homes. Travisso is a master-planned community with breathtaking views, natural scenery, and outstanding amenities. We are located near northwest Austin’s high tech employment center, within the acclaimed Leander school district, and 30 minutes from Downtown.


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New Taylor Morrison Home Available for August Move In

Community, Featured Home - glory - Jun 2, 2017

Home: New construction

Availability: August completion

Close: August 2017

Address: 3916 Piana Place

Builder: Taylor Morrison

Discover a life full of activities in your new Taylor Morrison home

Fall in love with the life you create when you purchase this gorgeous new Taylor Morrison home located in the beautiful master-planned community of Travisso. Discover a life full of activities, exploration, and exceptional amenities. In addition, as a resident of Travisso experience a sense of community among neighbors that you’ll call your friends.

This elegant, sprawling one story home covers 3,200 square feet which includes several special features such as a courtyard entrance, study with double glass doors, and a two-sided fireplace. A large open kitchen with a center island lets you entertain large crowds or small intimate gatherings.

Features of your new Taylor Morrison home:

  • One story home
  • Approximately 3,200 square feet
  • Four bedrooms
  • Three full baths
  • Three car garage
  • Beautiful master suite with bay window
  • Large kitchen with breakfast nook opens up to family room
  • Kitchen features a large center island with granite/marble countertops
  • Kitchen appliances include a gas cook top, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and self-cleaning oven
  • Formal dining room
  • Covered patio

Exceptional amenities abound

Pursing an active lifestyle is effortless at Travisso. Our amenity center, The Palazzo, encompasses 9,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreational space. The community’s resort-style pool equipped with a splash pad keeps kids both active and busy. The area also includes an open air pavilion with fire pit and shaded and unshaded deck areas. After a quick swim, enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. Or, let your kids have a great time on the playground, or kick a ball on one of Travisso’s recreational fields.

And, that’s not all. Inside, workout everyday within walking distance of your home in the Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness center. The center is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, and more such as exercise classes, clinics, and yoga.

Travisso also sports approximately 355 acres of open space and a trail system that will encompass over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. Whether you enjoy working out inside or want to spend a Saturday afternoon relaxing at the pool, the choice is yours. As we say here at Travisso, live the life you create.

Visit us today. Call Travisso’s Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.




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