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4 Benefits of Buying in a Master-Planned Community

Buying a Home - Kathy Mayer - Mar 5, 2018

With soaring housing demand in the last five years, master-planned communities have popped up in and outside of Austin, offering viable housing options for today’s homebuyers. While a master-planned community has traditionally been thought of as a “development” or a “cookie-cutter” home, it has broken away from preconceived notions and has increased in popularity due to a variety of included amenities and benefits, compared to buying an older home. There is no doubt that right now is the best time to buy a home in a master-planned community. Not convinced it’s a good choice yet?

Here are four benefits of buying in a master-planned community:

You’re getting a custom home.

Forget the days of buying “as-is” or negotiating for repairs and replacements. Homes in a master-planned community are custom built. From selecting a floor plan and appliance upgrades, to choosing flooring and paint colors, you can essentially design your home inside and out. Many homes in a master-planned community have one and two-story options, roofing and landscaping choices, and a wide selection of lighting, bathroom, and kitchen fixtures. Plus! The home and many of the products and appliances are under warranty.

You have access to amenities.

Master-planned communities are designed so residents can live, work, and play. Needless to say, they have their perks, which typically include community fitness centers, resort-style pools, dog parks, and nature trails. Travisso, for example, has over 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreational space, which includes a clubhouse and pavilion. Residents have access to the amenities above, plus a children’s splashpad, two tennis courts, recreational fields, and hike and bike trails.

It’s better for your health and the environment.

A 2016 survey of homebuyers from each generation found that Energy Star® appliances were the most requested in a new home. So, it’s no surprise that new homes in a master-planned community keep energy and cost savings in mind. Along with Energy Star appliances, windows and doors are draft-free, and state-of-the-art insulation and ventilation relieve utility bills—a plus in Austin! In addition, building materials like paints and coatings, and carpeting and cabinetry have low VOCs. Furthermore, the air conditioning system uses environmentally-friendly coolants.

It’s safer.

That’s two-fold. New homes are built up to code, which means the electrical circuit breaker is nothing to be concerned with like it would be in an older home. Many homes also have upgraded garage systems set up with infrared beams that stop if a tricycle or child is in the driveway.

Master-planned communities are also safer than traditional neighborhoods. Because of the community feel, neighbors look out for neighbors, and because they’re behind gated communities, security is high. Master-planned communities also don’t have the traffic that open neighborhoods have, reducing the amount of safety concerns.

Ready to buy in a master-planned community?

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for your next home in Austin, consider one of the many master-planned communities in the Austin-area. With an increasing inventory priced in every range and a multitude of amenities and benefits, you’ll be glad you invested in a new home within a new community.

Consider Travisso, a master-planned community with breathtaking views, natural scenery, and outstanding amenities. Travisso is located near northwest Austin’s high tech employment center, within the acclaimed Leander school district, and 30 minutes from Downtown.

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Your New Community and Home Await

Featured Home - glory - Oct 27, 2017

Home: New Construction

Availability: December

Close: December 2017

Address: 2417 Milan Meadows Drive

Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes

You’ll have plenty of room to entertain and accommodate overnight guests this holiday season in your beautiful new two-story Taylor Morrison home. Located at 2417 Milan Meadows Drive this luxurious house is ready for you to call it home. And, all you have to do is make Travisso your new community. The Italian-inspired master-planned community of Travisso offers a luxurious lifestyle with magnificent views of the Texas Hill Country. We are located in the city of Leander, the #1 place to raise a family in Texas. Leander is also home to top-rated Leander School District. And, we’re just a 30 minute drive to Austin’s city limits via the 183 toll road. Or, skip the drive and hop on the MetroRail in Leander to take you downtown.

Luxury, convenience, a sense of community, and the Best Community Clubhouse in the state. So, what are you waiting for? Come on out for a drive and discover all Travisso has to offer.

Interior and exterior features of Taylor Morrison’s Geneva model

Hang up your hat in Taylor Morrison’s Geneva model. Impress your guests with your new home’s expert craftsmanship, beautiful cabinetry, and large open areas for easy entertaining and mingling. The Geneva model features include:

  • 3,212 sq. ft.
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms
  • Three car garage
  • Family room
  • Office
  • Utility Room
  • Formal dining room
  • Kitchen pantry
  • Large open concept kitchen/breakfast bar/family room area
  • Stainless steel appliances including gas cook top, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and self-cleaning oven
  • Granite/marble center kitchen island and countertops
  • Flooring includes wood, tile and carpet
  • Covered patio (patio can be extended to include a fireplace)
  • First floor private master suite includes a corner soaking tub and walk-in shower
  • Large master suite walk-in closet
  • Three secondary upstairs bedrooms each with its own walk-in closet
  • Upstairs game/media room

The Palazzo, the Best Community Club House in the state

So, to say we are proud of The Palazzo, our world-class club house is an understatement. And, we’re extremely excited to tell everyone that it’s the best in the state. The Palazzo, designed for your active and healthy lifestyle provides 9,200 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor recreational space for year-round fun and relaxation.

Outside, the anchor of The Palazzo is its resort-style pool with splash pad and a spacious open air pavilion perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Shaded and unshaded deck areas complete the pavilion. Also available are two lighted tennis courts, a playground, two recreational sports fields and a fire pit ideal for family time or socializing with neighbors.

Inside, The Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness center includes state-of-the-art equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, and more. Also on tap are excercise classes, clinics, and weekly yoga sessions. The Palazzo also houses the community’s on-site lifestyle director that coordinates and organizes monthly social activities. Adult happy hours, ladies’ coffee, childrens’ activities, educational seminars, exercise clinics, clubs, and much more.

What’s not to love? Visit us today and discover Travisso, The Palazzo, unbelievable views of the Texas Hill Country, and a vibrant community alive with spirit. Come for the view, stay for the lifestyle. Travisso—your place to call home; your place to relax; your place to explore.

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

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Tour 3316 Venezia View During Our Fall Home Tour

Featured Home, Lifestyle - glory - Sep 27, 2017

Home: New Construction

Availability: Now

Close: October 2017

Address: 3316 Venezia View

Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes

Tour and explore 3316 Venezia View this Saturday, September 30 during Travisso’s Tuscany Home Tour. From 1 to 4 p.m. you’ll have the unique opportunity to tour eight exquisite models, 30 move-in ready homes, and 3316 Venezia View. The tour starts at our Information Center located at 3929 Veneto Circle in Leander. Fall treats, giveaways, refreshments, and your next new home.

Home styles in the master-planned community of Travisso range from traditional to transitional to contemporary. And, the new home at 3316 Venezia View is no exception. Constructed by national builder Taylor Morrison, this new home offers luxurious amenities in an elegant living space. And, it is located among the rolling hills of the expansive blue skies of the Texas Hill Country. In addition, 3316 Venezia View is located in the top-rated Leander Independent School District in the progressive city of Leander. If you haven’t heard, Leander was voted as the #1 place to raise a family in Texas.

The interior and exterior features of 3316 Venezia View

This Taylor Morrison Wentworth model in the Siena Collection offers an award-winning floor plan with comfortable surroundings for large family gatherings. Host your next party in the large open concept kitchen. Or, enjoy a game of pool or ping pong in the game room located adjacent to the family room. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty of space. Features of this new home include:

  • 1.5 stories with approximately 3,332 square feet of living space
  • Three bedrooms
  • Three full bathrooms; one half bath
  • Three car garage
  • Upstairs bonus room
  • Open concept kitchen/family room combination with breakfast bar
  • Large granite/marble center kitchen island and granite/marble countertops
  • Kitchen includes top-quality appliances, fine cabinetry and pantry for convenient storage
  • Private, luxurious master suite with expansive walk-in closet
  • Formal dining room
  • Upstairs bonus room
  • Covered patio
  • Flooring includes tile, wood and carpet
  • Greenbelt view

The Palazzo, Travisso’s award-winning clubhouse

The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse offers hours of endless possibilities. It encompasses 9,200 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor recreational space. Outside, relax in the sunshine then refresh in the resort-style pool or splash pad. The pool area’s open air pavilion boasts a large fire pit for roasting s’mores. Shaded and unshaded deck areas complete the patio. After a quick swim enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. A playground and recreational soccer fields provide hours of fun and activities for kids.

Inside, The Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness facility includes state-of-the-art workout equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines. In addition, the facility offers weight-lifting machines, free weights, exercise classes, clinics, and yoga. You can even rent a meeting room in The Palazzo for your next special occasion or celebration. Or, if you want to meet new friends that’s no problem either. Our on-site community lifestyle director has hours of events, childrens’ activities, informational seminars and classes scheduled for endless hours of entertainment, education and socializing.

Experience and explore all Travisso has to offer. On your visit discover our world-class amenity center and a vibrant community alive with spirit. During our Tuscany Home Tour come for the afternoon, stay for the lifestyle. Travisso—a place to call home, a place to relax, a place to explore.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Travisso Hosts New Home Tour

Event - glory - Sep 22, 2017

Amid the beautiful backdrop of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find luxurious homes and first-class amenities waiting for you in the master-planned community of Travisso. Now, it’s easier than ever to find your first or next new home during our fall Tuscany Home Tour. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. or on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m. During this two weekend event tour eight beautiful model homes and view over 30 inventory homes. Fall treats, giveaways, refreshments, and something for everyone.

During the event you’ll have the opportunity to explore a multitude of inventory homes with a variety of floor plans and options. Whether you prefer a one story or a two story home, there’s plenty to choose from. Square footage ranges from 1,900 sq. ft. to over 4,500 sq. ft. Travisso also offers an array of national builders including Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, Drees Custom Homes, and Highland Homes.

The Palazzo, Travisso’s first-class amenity center

While exploring Travisso don’t forget to tour The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse. The Palazzo encompasses 9,200 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor recreational space. Outside, relax in the sunshine then refresh in the resort-style pool or splash pad. The pool area’s open air pavilion boasts a large fire pit for roasting s’mores. Shaded and unshaded deck areas complete the patio. After a quick swim enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. A playground and recreational soccer fields provide hours of fun and activities for kids.

Inside, The Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness facility includes state-of-the-art workout equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines. In addition, the facility offers weight-lifting machines, free weights, exercise classes, clinics, and yoga. You can even rent a meeting room in The Palazzo for your next special occasion or celebration.

Experience, explore and tour Travisso

Experience and explore all Travisso has to offer. On your visit discover our world-class amenity center, unbelievable views of the Texas Hill Country, and a vibrant community alive with spirit. During our Tuscany Home Tour come for the view, stay for the lifestyle. Travisso—your place to call home; your place to relax; your place to explore.

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

 

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Exquisite New Construction Home in Travisso

Community, Featured Home - glory - Jun 30, 2017

Home: New construction

Availability: Ready for occupancy

Close: July 2017

Address: 4008 Piana Place

Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes

This new construction home is ready for occupancy

You’ll fall in love with this new construction home and the lifestyle when you move into the master-planned community of Travisso. This Italian-inspired community is located in the progressive city of Leander, the No. 1 city to raise a family in the state of Texas. You can live the life you create in this new home by nationally-known master builder Taylor Morrison Homes.

At Travisso we believe in creating a gracious lifestyle and a place for you to call home; a place to relax, and a place to explore. We offer world class vistas and elegant thoughtful designs within a custom curated neighborhood. Experience the peacefulness and serenity of the Texas Hill Country and the close proximity to Austin’s Lake Travis. Travisso’s rolling hills, picturesque views, and blue Texas skies set you worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Interior and exterior features of this gorgeous two-story new construction home

This stunning Taylor Morrison Huntington model is truly unique and is evident from its attractive curb appeal. Once inside you’ll discover a beautiful home ready to accommodate your busy family and lifestyle.

  • 2 stories
  • 4,122 square feet
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four full baths; one half bath
  • Three car garage
  • Large open foyer
  • Gorgeous, spacious kitchen with white cabinets; large center working island/breakfast nook
  • Marble/granite kitchen countertops
  • Kitchen breakfast bar/area opens to family room area with fireplace
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Second floor game room
  • Private, exquisite downstairs master bedroom suite
  • Formal dining room with 10′ ceilings
  • Dining room with 10′ ceilings
  • Additional bedrooms located on second floor
  • Covered patio
  • Flooring includes wood, tile and carpet
  • Bright, neutral decor

Exceptional amenities abound

At Travisso ROCK your active lifestyle. Discover a life full of activities. Go back to nature with hundreds of acres of open space. Explore miles of hiking and biking trails. Socialize with new friends and neighbors. Build new relationships. And, experience our amazing amenity center, The Palazzo.

The Palazzo, encompasses 9,200 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor recreational space. Outside, relax in the sunshine then refresh in the resort-style pool or splash pad. The pool area’s open air pavilion boasts a large fire pit for roasting s’mores and shaded and unshaded deck areas. After a quick swim enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. A playground and recreational soccer fields provide hours of fun and activities for kids.

Inside, the 2,000 square-foot fitness 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.

Travisso—A place to call home; a place to relax; a place to explore.

Come for the view, stay for the lifestyle. Visit us today. Call Travisso’s Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.

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Leander Tops List When Raising a Family in Texas

Community, Trending - glory - Jun 22, 2017

Why City of Leander is No. 1 Place in Texas to Raise a Family

The secret is out. The city of Leander was recently named as the best place to raise a family in Texas by SmartAsset.com. That is no surprise to its current residents. Leander has a top-rated school district, a growing population and community pride. In addition it has top-notched home developments including the master-planned community of Travisso.

Headquartered in New York City, SmartAsset.com is a personal finance technology firm that utilizes financial modeling to give consumers advice on major financial decisions. One of those decisions is purchasing a new home and where to purchase it. As a result, SmartAsset calculates a set of criteria important to families to determine the best place for them to purchase a home. The set of criteria includes graduation, crime, poverty, violent crime, and unemployment rates; in addition to a percentage of the population ages 19 or younger. They also consider student college-level Advanced Placement (AP) participation rates and the percent of students scoring a 3 and above on those tests. Median monthly housing cost and median household income are also factored into the formula.

Why Leander is No. 1

The major reason Leander scored the No. 1 spot is because of the incredible education system of the Leander Independent School District. The 96 percent graduation rate is the seventh highest in the study. And, 33 percent of students in the district take at least one AP exam. Additionally, 73 percent of students in the LISD who take an exam score a 3 or higher. The scores on these exams are used by college review boards to determine if a student is eligible for college-level credit. Not only do students in Leander go to class, they go to the top of their class. Students here excel and they are more likely to attend college after graduation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leander also topped the list as the fastest growing city in the nation with a population of 15,000 during 2014-2015. Leander’s current 2017 population has put the city over the 50,000 mark. However, there are a multitude of other factors that have caused Leander’s popularity to rise along with its population. Two of those factors include the city’s unemployment rate at 2.8 percent and the 3.04 percent job growth rate. Analysts predict the future job growth rate for the next 10 years in Leander to be 43.29 percent. Another plus factor for residents is the Cap Metro commuter rail which provides easy access into downtown Austin. Since 2012 riders on the Cap Metro line from Leander to Austin have been on the rise.

Low living costs and no state income tax spurs building permit rise

And, economically, Leander provides a low cost of living at 4.7 percent and no state income tax. Statistically, Leander’s rapid growth continues to rise based on its building permits from 2011 to 2016. During the six year period building permits rose 379 percent. In 2016 the city processed close to 1,600 single family housing starts.

And, there’s more. Leander’s median household income in 2015 was $80,178 and 44 percent of residents have earned a bachelor’s degree. The city also has quality parks, a public library, and a Public Arts Commission all of which promote both an active lifestyle and quality of life.

Looking for a new home? Discover the city of Leander, the No. 1 city to raise a family in Texas. Learn more about life at Travisso by visiting the Information Center or signing up for updates at Travisso.com. While visiting Travisso tour our eight model homes. We are located off FM 1431/Whitestone Blvd. just west of Lakeline Blvd. and New Hope Drive towards Lake Travis. The Information Center is located at 3937 Veneto Circle Leander, TX 78641. For directions and information, call 512-243-8583.

 

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Master-planned Community of Travisso Offers Home with Elegant Details

At Home, Featured Home - glory - May 17, 2017

Home: New Construction

Availability: Now

Close: May 2017

Address: 3305 Venezia View, Leander, TX 78641

Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes

Live the Life You Create in the Master-planned Community of Travisso

Explore what it means to live the life you create in the beautiful master-planned community of Travisso. Our 2,100 acre community lies among rolling hills and wide open spaces in the progressive city of Leander located within Travis county. Travisso’s convenient northwest location from the city of Austin is near many tech companies and corporations.

After reading all the features of this new Taylor Morrison home you won’t want to live anywhere else. This home offers a spacious open floor plan and neutral color palette. Enjoy prepping food in the large open concept kitchen. The luxurious first-floor master suite provides privacy, and elegant detailing.

Interior and exterior features of this home include:

  • Single-family, two-story home. with 3,057 square feet
  • Two car garage
  • Four bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathroom
  • Luxurious first floor master bedroom suite
  • Dramatic entrance foyer
  • Combination kitchen, family room and breakfast nook
  • Open floor plan
  • Formal dining room
  • First floor includes a family room, foyer, office, and utility room
  • Fireplace in family room
  • High ceilings

Outdoor and Indoor Recreation at The Palazzo

The Palazzo, Travisso’s amenity center offers residents 9,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreational space. Outdoor space includes a resort-style pool with childrens’ splash pad, pavilion, fire pit, two lighted tennis courts, a playscape and a recreational field. Inside The Palazzo, residents can get in a workout in the 2,000 square-foot fitness center. The center is complete with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, and more. Best of all, it’s just a short walk from your home.

In addition, Travisso offers world class vistas and elegant thoughtful home designs. The custom curated neighborhood provides a relaxing environment for weekend stargazing in addition to the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country.

What’s not to love? Visit Travisso’s Information Center at 3937 Veneto Circle, Leander, TX 78641. While here, tour our eight beautifully decorated model homes. For directions and information, call 512-243-8583.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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