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Betty Saenz Texas Real Estate Agent

Texas Real Estate Agent

Welcome to the Austin, Texas area! And welcome to my website. Here you will find all of the tools you will need to find Homes For Sale and learn about the Central Texas area. Please take a minute to get to know my website. My website offers many options when it comes to searching for property and getting Central Texas and Austin Area Information. I write the information, take all the photos and put it all together myself. See anything I need to add? Let me know.  

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Whether a beautiful home; large home, new homes in Austin, Texas, Austin greenbelt homes near trails, homes in walkable Austin areas, historic homes in Austin, Texas; Clarksville homes; GREEN home, Net Zero homes in Austin, Austin Farm and Ranch properties, waterfront properties in the Austin area, waterfront in Lago Vista or a luxury home, homes in the Hollows; Austin, Texas golf communities; Steiner Ranch homes; East Austin homes; Leander, Texas homes; Round Rock homes, I can help you get what you want in the Austin Metro Area. Condos and townhouses in Austin are very popular. Check out my Farm and Ranch Search for Central Texas. I know Horse Properties in the Austin, Texas area. There are a lot of Horse Properties in Liberty Hill, Texas as well as other areas. If you are looking for something in another suburb or small town around Austin, I have added many on my sites for you to learn about. I also offer a Custom Home Search that has a comprehensive list of towns and property types for the Austin Metro area. It will also allow you to search by property type and zip code.Thanks again for visiting, enjoy my website and e-mail me through my Contact Me on my site or call me at (512) 785-5050 if I can help. As a Native Texan, my family’s been here since before Texas was a state and even before it was a Republic – 5 generations ago in 1835. I remember Austin when it was a much slower and sleepier town when there were less freeways and IH 35 was a single level without the upper deck. Adams Extract was on the south side of IH 35. Does anyone remember that?

Buying or Selling in the Austin Texas Area

Whether you are looking for a home or selling a home in Austin, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, homes for sale in Pflugerville, Georgetown, Sun City, Liberty Hill, Crystal Falls in Leander, Texas or any other area in Central Texas, the Texas Hill Country or Austin Metro Area, or for a GREEN home– call me- Betty Saenz at 512-785-5050

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I am an Austin EcoBroker or GREEN REALTOR, experienced in energy efficiency issues, GREEN home sales. I also am a GRI, Graduate REALTOR Institute. I am also a SRES, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist to help older adults with their special needs. Want a home for aging in place? Need to know Austin area Active Adult communities? There are a lot of active adult communities in Georgetown, Texas. Have accessibility issues and need handicapped features? I am a seasoned professional with over a decade of full time work as a licensed REALTOR, and years prior to that in affiliate industries. I have Veterans specialists on my team. Need to know about Real Estate in Williamson County, Texas or Travis County, Hays County, Bastrop County or Milam County??? I am a REALTOR to work with Texas Veterans.

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 I walked to this Mustangs statue at UT as a child             My Pond at night

Located at 2400 Trinity Street on the UT Campus          Austin Pond Society

Capital Metro Announces an Ambitious Transportation Plan

Capital Metro announced a long-term vision Monday, March 26, that includes 11 high-traffic corridors for rail service or “rapid” buses driving in designated lanes. The Austin Capital Metro board voted unanimously Monday to ask the for up to $15 million for an engineering and environmental study in a new bond election this fall.

Capital Metro would also pay another $5 million for the first studies and will also ask Travis County to help pay for them. This would basically get the ball rolling for the first round of transportation projects for the next ten years.

Capital Metro is seeking for what they call a “multigenerational investment.”  It would cost as much as $6 billion to $8 billion and take up to 30 years to build out the entire plan.

Capital Metro is funded by a 1% sales tax that only provides enough money to run its current bus routes and the one existing rail line from Downtown Austin to Leander.

New Project Connect Map

Capital Metro Map Project Connect

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Rail or Rapid Bus Lines

The draft plan breaks down the routes into 4 priority levels. The highest priority projects include a blue line from downtown Austin to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport along East Riverside Drive, a brown line on South Congress Avenue from downtown to Slaughter Lane and an orange line on Lavaca Street and Guadalupe streets going to far North Austin.

The second level of project priorities are the purple line that would follow along Manor Road to the Travis County Exposition Center and the yellow line would go from downtown Austin to Oak Hill on South Lamar Boulevard and U.S. 290. The existing red line from downtown Austin to Leander would also be expanded.

The third priority is a gold line that would go from downtown Austin to the Austin Community College Highland campus.

A fourth set of priorities includes service to Manor, an east-west line, service along South Pleasant Valley Road to the McKinney Falls area and on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from downtown Austin to Decker Lane.

Randy Clarke, the new Capital Metro president and CEO, would not specify which corridors would have rail or rapid bus service. Capital Metro began crafting the Project Connect plan two years ago. There have been two previously unsuccessful attempts to build light rail in Austin. It makes sense that they have laid out their larger regional transit plan to attract the most amount of voters to approve the first round of priorities, hoping that another line will eventually reach them too.