Tag Archives: Fayette County

Rancho Valle Verde | 6525 Hwy 71 Smithville – Fayette County TX

Rancho Valle Verde is located just off Highway 71 between Smithville and La Grange and it has produced quality Thoroughbred Horses, Registered Black Angus, Katahdin Hair Sheep and Borg Goats,  premium Alfalfa-Jigs-Coastal hay and lots of pecans!  The 3100 + home is reminiscent of an “old world hacienda”.   the ranch home a Supak  building with Austin stone finish, offers three en suite bedrooms, ,great room style living/dining, and extensive patios with panoramic 180 degree views of the ranch.  An Artesian agricultural well and water canon have keep the fields green in the driest of summers! 

For your private showing of this property please call Deb/Stanberry Realtors 512-743-0516

Fayetteville Area Heritage Museum

I am Docenting today at the Fayetteville Area Heritage Museum which is located at 1119 N Washington Street on the historic square here  in Fayetteville Texas.    The museum was establisehd in may of 1986 by Janette Donaldson, Louis “Buddy” Polansky and his wife Irene.  I love spending time here.  So much to see and learn about the rich Czech and German peoples who settled in this area.

The Museum has Archival programs that include Acquisitions, Preservation, Oral History Collection, and Research, and they have Educational Programs such as Permanent and Rotating Exhibits, Demonstrations and Genealogy.

The hours vary but the Museum is open most Saturday’s from 11 am to 2pm.  There is no Admission but Donations are appreciated.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an Adult.  There are Free tours for School Groups available.

Search for properties for sale in Fayetteville Texas

If you are considering the purchase or sale of property in the area around Fayetteville Texas use the search below.  Fayetteville is located on FM 159 between La Grange, Round Top, and Brenham.  Fayetteville is a City of 258 permanent residents as of 2014.  The town is filled with vintage and historic homes surrounding the historic town square.  In the area surrounding the town there are beautiful farm and ranch properties.  This area has long been a go to spot for Houston-ites looking to escape the summer heat.  Not all of the properties that are available for sale show up on national search results as many of the local Real Estate companies do not participate in local or national real estate listing services.  If you would like a more complete list of properties available or if you are looking for a specific type of property please contact me directly.  I would love to help you realize your real estate goal!

Information on Leasing Services

Information on Leasing Services

One of the services I offer my Real Estate Clients is Property Leasing (not to be confused with Property Management, which I do not provide).

Steps to finding a Lease Property

If you are searching for a lease property here is an overview of the steps that I will take working with you as your Lease Agent. First visit the search below to look at available lease properties. Then call me or email me so I can learn more about your specific need for a lease property. Once we identify properties that feet your needs we can set showing appointments for appropriate properties during this appointment we will also discuss documents to use when Leasing a property which are:

Information of Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Lease Application, Residential Lease Guaranty ( if needed), and the Residential Lease.

I will prepare the necessary documentation and I will present your offer to Lease to the Listing Agent.

So, If you are looking for a lease property please contact me to set an appointment so we can start the process!

Steps to finding a Lease Tenant

If you own a property that you are considering Leasing I can help you find a qualified lease tenant. Here are the steps to listing a property for lease when a property owner decides to lease a property, or has an established lease property and wants to find a qualified Lease Tenant.

We will set an appointment to view the property, review the most recent market comparable information on similar lease properties, and we will go over the documents that will be used to put a Lease listing on the market, and we will discuss in depth the marketing program and steps to qualify a Tenant prospect.

Documents that will be used are:

Information on Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Listing – Inclusive Right to Lease, and if the property was built before 1978 – a Lead Base Paint disclosure.

Referrals Available for Property Management Services

If you are wanting to Lease your property and have it managed by a Property Management Service , although I do not provide Property Management services, I have a very good working relationship with area Property Managers with I will be happy to refer. I can find you a Lease Tenant and you can work with any management company of your choice when the property has been leased.

Buyer Testimonial | Land purchase

Buyer Testimonial | Land purchase – a happy Client of mine!

“I was looking for my first piece of land as a city dweller to build a %100 off grid green home and had no idea where to start looking for the right person. Someone who was not just looking to move a piece of land, but really get to know what I wanted to do with it. After seeing Deb had her own land and managed her OWN horses I knew I had the right person. Deb took no time in showing not only the properties that matched what I said I wanted to see, but also what she knew I should consider. If you are looking for someone who appreciates Texas for the land and what you can do with it Deb is your person. Working with her was a real pleasure.” Emory at Apple

Emory – thanks for giving me the opportunity to help you find your spot! It was a pleasure! If you are looking for a Realtor to work with to buy or sell land in Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette, or Gonzales counties, or in the greater Austin area please call me! 512-743-0516! Deb


Round Top 4th of July parade

This year my husband and I participated in the Round Top annual 4th of July parade.


Some say that this parade is the oldest continuous July Fourth Parade west of the Mississippi.

Our good friends own an antique car business called Thunderbird Southwest located on Hwy 71 just outside of La Grange and each year they enter a few of their cars and they asked us if we would like to drive one. We jumped at the chance.


We got to the staging grounds about 8:30 am and it was already bustling with entries and the bar b que pits for the picnic lunch following the parade were already smoking and delivering the most wonderful aromas.

This year there were approx. 144 entries that included floats, bands, tractors, horses, longhorns and much more. Rick Perry was the Marshall but we never got to see him being 44 in the line up.


The parade took off right as scheduled at 10:30 am and proceeded down the parade route in an orderly manner and to our suprise the streets were lined with thousands of parade watchers young and old and all ages in between. Families and friends gathered on lawns and businesses. You could tell that many had driven in from all the surrounding counties to watch.

The parade took a couple of hours to complete. It was a little hot as our Metropolitan that was painted up to look like a wind up version of CAR 54 had no air conditioning. Most every float had individually wrapped candy or strings of colored beads that they tossed out to the crowds. We had candy and went through bags of it. Lots of kids had big pillow cases stuffed with their goodies. It was so fun to see all the faces and to practice my parade wave ( never used it before!) while my husband drove.


This parade is a true example of Americana with the streets lined with patriotic citizens proudly flying their flags and a great expression of gratitude for the freedoms that have been fought for since our Independence – that being an American citizen affords us, as well as a statement of hope that those freedoms will be protected for others Americans to enjoy now and in the future.