Jun 30

Save 33% in July and August at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the place to be this summer.  Stay with us in July or August to enjoy our summer special.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is nestled in New Braunfels, a hot spot for live entertainment and family fun. Check in with us on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night and stay two nights. You’ll get the third night for free! That saves you 33% off your summer getaway.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages that accommodate 2 to 10 people. The cottages come furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat screen TV. Relax on the deck or patio and grill some hamburgers with your family as you relish in the beauty of New Braunfels. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jun 16

Spotlight: NB Housing Partners

Did you know that in America on any given night there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness? 238,110 of those people are in families; 25% suffer from mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression; 17% are considered chronically homeless; 13% are fleeing domestic violence; and 12% are veterans. You may think that homelessness is only in larger cities but it touches smaller cities like New Braunfels more than you may realize.

In New Braunfels a non-profit organization called Connections offers a secure alternative to the “streets” for homeless, abused, or at-risk youth. Another successful example of helping the homeless is Green Doors in Austin, Texas. They are a non-profit organization that owns and manages 28 properties throughout Austin. They are serving more than 300 residents annually, which includes managing 50 rental assistance vouchers for low income households in Travis, Williamson and Burnet Counties. Through these opportunities Green Doors is able to serve a variety of people struggling with poverty and homelessness, including veterans, persons with disabilities, and single parent families.

In February 2013 a group of locals formed NB Housing Partners: a non-profit set out to build the first transitional living shelter for the homeless right here in New Braunfels. The organization hopes to provide short term housing solutions to both individuals and families who may be facing a housing crisis. Key directors of this organization include Kellie Stallings from the before mentioned Connections Individual and Family Services and seasoned real estate professional Bryan Kastleman. If you are interested in assisting in the efforts of the NB Housing Partners or know someone needing transitional housing please e-mail bkastle@kastleman.com.

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*Stats courtesy of www.greendoors.org.

 

Jun 13

Celebrate Independence Day with Eli Young Band!

If you’re looking to have a blast this fourth of July, come out to Whitewater Amphitheater and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

Eli Young Band will be playing on July 4, and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Texas-native band has three number-one hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination. “Crazy Girl” became the number-one most played country song of the year on Billboard’s 2011 year-end chart and won an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.

Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel for the Eli Young Band Concert. Cottages come furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat screen TV. RV sites come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and water. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jun 10

Hear Adam Johnson at Phoenix Saloon

New Braunfels is a hotspot for entertainment and live music, and June is no exception. Come out to Phoenix Saloon to hear Adam Johnson, and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort!

Adam is described as a “hip and uber sharp Texas blues dude.” He will be hosting the Phoenix Saloon’s Sunday Afternoon Live, Jun. 22 at 2 p.m. The Phoenix will be offering Bloody Mary specials, cold beer, great food and a friendly atmosphere.

Kick back and relax to Adam’s soothing chords.

Stay at Hill Country RV Resort

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites. Cottages come furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat screen TV. RV sites come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and water. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jun 10

Give Dad a Great Gift this Father’s Day With Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

As Father’s Day approaches you may be asking yourself, what does dad want? If you’re struggling for ideas, don’t worry. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort has you covered.

Take dad camping in lovely New Braunfels, TX for Father’s Day weekend and enjoy spending quality time with your family as you relax in one of our cottages, or your RV. Camping is sure to be one of your family’s favorite pastimes, so give dad a gift to remember.

 Stay with Us

Our beautiful cottages offer a great cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Our cottages sleep 2-10 people and come fully furnished. They include linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Relax on the deck or patio in our lawn chairs as you grill some burgers on the barbeque.

Our RV site rentals include Wi-Fi, cable TV and water free of charge. Daily and weekly rates include water and electricity.

Located near downtown New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, Gruene, and the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, Hill Country offers easy access to some of the best entertainment in Texas.

Make this Father’s Day dad’s best one yet. Visit our website or call 830-625-1919 to book your reservation.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

May 16

‘Surf & Save Days’ Start May 15 in New Braunfels’ Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels opens its 2014 season with a special “Surf & Save Days” starting on Thursday, May 15. This special period runs May 15-16 and May 19-23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schlitterbahn Details

Enjoy the nation’s most popular waterpark during this season-opening special.

During Surf & Save School Days, only the Surfenburg and Blastenhoff sections in Schlitterbahn East are open. The Tubenbach section of Schlitterbahn East and all of Schlitterbahn West are not open. Please refer to the park map for a list of attractions in the Surfenburg and Blastenhoff sections of the park and the Waterpark Operating Schedule for specific hours of operation.

Click here to see Schlitterbahn’s complete 2014 schedule.

Attend an Outdoor Lab at Schlitterbahn

During Surf & Save Days take a break from the classroom, and use Schlitterbahn as your lab for the day.  The high-tech attractions in the Surfenburg and Blastenhoff sections of the park located in Schlitterbahn East are featured in the Aqua Lab Curriculum for students, along with their teachers and chaperones, to study the technological principles behind the rides in an exciting real-life laboratory. The Aqua Lab Curriculum will guide you through your adventure and is available for free upon request with a prepaid group order.  The program includes a variety of pre-park activities so plan to pre-pay as early as possible to get the full benefit of the program.  For a preview of the program, click here

Book Now

Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort your home away from home while you enjoy Schlitterbahn. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

May 15

Smaller Deals Gaining Big Momentum

According to the most recent Co-Star Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) that was published last month (April 2014) we are seeing the pricing for low-end properties gaining momentum. In fact smaller commercial real estate deals in secondary and tertiary markets saw their strongest annual gain this past February with a 15.7% jump. It appears both large and small investors alike are shifting their focus to lower quality, smaller commercial properties in non-prime markets.

 Although slight, the recent upswing of the economy might be the culprit in the low-end pricing momentum. Simply put, job creation is finally filling all those commercial vacancies we’ve been staring at for the past year or so.  These smaller markets are still feeling the pressure credit-wise; that combined with the rising rent trend makes now a good time for investors without credit barriers to invest in multi-family properties.

 One has to wonder though, the impact that having a few large investors buy up an entire smaller market will have. Back in 2012 we saw a similar trend in Southern California and in Nevada. Hedge fund investors owned at one time in Las Vegas 25% of all their real estate. While this tactic manipulated the market to report a peak, it didn’t last long. Writer Gary Anderson warns that such situations can “ruin” the real estate market in the long run, and that it is actually middle-class investors who can best compete in the multi-family housing market.

At Kastleman & Associates we happen to specialize in buying multi-family properties, mobile home and RV parks, and vacation rental properties throughout Texas. If you are a seller or broker and would like to discuss a potential property acquisition please contact me at bkastle@kastleman.com.commercial real estate blog bryan kastleman