Lake LBJ

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Checklist for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate

The Lake LBJ Group All City Real Estate
Jeff Spears has lived full time on Lake LBJ since 2002. Jeff is a true Lake LBJ Waterfront Specialist with local expertise based on personal and professional experience. Jeff's number one priority is always doing what is best for his clients.

Most buyers and sellers believe the primary job of a REALTOR is to assist buyers in finding the correct home and getting it under contract. Or, listing a seller’s home and marketing to seek buyers. While this is a critical first step, the real work comes once a property is under contract and with the efforts involved to reach closing. Here are the primary steps in the process for buyers and for sellers consideration:

Apply for a Mortgage Loan as Applicable.

Execute Contract and Escrow at Title Company.

Obtain Home and Wood Destroying Insect Inspections. Negotiate Appropriate Repairs.

Obtain Quotes for Home Insurance and Possible Flood Insurance.

Get and Review Information about Home Owner’s Associations and/or City Restrictions.

Obtain a Survey and Address any Boundary Issues such as Encroachments or Easements.

Receive and Review the Title Commitment to Ensure Clear Ownership.

Review Tax Records and Assess Anticipated Tax Assessed Value Changes.

Have the Property Appraised and Ensure Lender Acceptance.

If Septic Sewage, Have Certified by the LCRA if within ½ Mile of Waterways.

There are many additional steps and details to the overall process. Work with a qualified Real Estate Professional to ensure you best interests are covered.

Curious about any local real estate topics? Please submit questions by email at, or feel free to give me a call on my direct line at 325-248-4369.

Jeff Spears is a Licensed Broker in the State of Texas. Each Office of Keller Williams Realty is Independently Owned and Operated. If you have a contractual relationship with another Broker, this is not a solicitation for your business.

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Lake LBJ Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 68

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 48


Partly Sunny

Hi: 77

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 46


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 64

Wednesday Night


Lo: 39

Thanksgiving Day


Hi: 72

Thursday Night


Lo: 46

Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/20: 824.65 (-0.35)

Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 15)

Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on chartreuse/white crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.