Central Texas Lake Information Blog

I am excited to inform you that I was recently featured on HGTV!!! I was contacted by the HGTV team and asked if I was interested in doing an episode for their newest series called “Lakefront Bargain Hunt”—where real-life folks go in search of a lakeside retreat or vacation home at an affordable price.

I of course didn’t not hesitate as my goal is always to find my clients the lake house of their dreams without breaking the bank.

If you missed the episode you can download it from iTunes or YouTube (click on the title of the show below). It is Season 1 Episode 5:

Itunes: A Lone Star Lakehome

YouTube: A Lone Star Lakehome

You can purchase the episode using the links above or below...


A lot of potential buyers interested in Lakefront real estate contact me that have never heard of Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, or Meadow Lake. The aerial maps of these lakes throw people off. They assume that since they look like rivers you cannot run a waterski/wakeboard boat on these lakes. Quite the opposite, these lakes are perfect for waterski and wakeboard boats under 24’. As I have mentioned on this site before, the river style of these lakes really is the perfect recipe for a great waterski/wakeboard lakes: (1) there is typically always a straight away blocked by the wind since the river/lake bends in multiple locations (2) the lakes are plenty wide enough to support multiple boats (3) on the upper part of the lakes the width of the


A few years ago, a friend and I were arguing about what are the best skiable lakes/rivers in Texas.  As well as which would be the best real estate investment.  My vote hands down are for the Central Texas Lakes including: Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, & Meadow Lake.  His vote was the Pedernales River (upper part of Lake Travis).  I recalled this argument, when I ran across the video below of the Pedernales River from this past July during one of the worst droughts in Texas history.  Even during this record breaking drought the central Texas lakes remained at a constant level.  This video of me (Hunter Croan) wakeboarding was shot on Meadow Lake.  I could not get a helicopter so I got the next best thing which was an RC glider with an HD


When looking at lake houses for sale many of my clients are able to visualize possible improvements for the house itself, but often get discouraged if the property has unimproved waterfront. However, unimproved waterfront should be viewed as a blank canvas with the opportunity to create the perfect waterfront design for your family’s needs. Maybe it’s for entertaining friends and family, or a place for your children to play, just pure relaxation, or maybe all of the above. So don’t let unimproved waterfront intimidate you it can be done easily and more affordable than you may be thinking.

Another motive for improving your waterfront is most will see 100%, if not more, return on their real estate investment. Reason being that some people would prefer to


Halloween is just around the corner, and the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge will be closing until next spring.  So don’t miss this year’s last opportunity to hang out at the Lodge with friends and family for food, drinks, and entertainment.

The Ski Bees will have one last show this year on Sunday, October 31st at 1pm.  So before you get geared up to trick-or –treat head by Lake Breeze Ski Lodge for some excitement.

The Lake McQueeney Ski Bees was first established in 1952, and this group performs water-ski shows every Thursday night during the summer. The talents of this show beginnings with the little ones and ranges all the way up to regional, national and even world champion water skiers.

Hunter was named the 2003 Colligate Wakeboard National Champion


As most people know, the majority of what I sell is waterfront / Lake front real estate.  I REALLY love what I do.  In my eyes, I am not selling my clients a lake house or river property, I am selling them a lifestyle.  What kind of lifestyle you ask? See the video below that was filmed a few days ago of me wakeboarding on my home lake (Meadow Lake).  FYI – I will be posting a video tour of each lake (Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, & Meadow Lake) in HIGH Definition within the next few months. Thanks Ian Udell for editing the video!


Ok, 2 post in one day… I just ran across these videos on YouTube just after I uploaded my Lake McQueeney Video Tour (see below). This is actual video from 1964-1968 of people skiing on Lake McQueeney. Compare this video with the Lake McQueeney Video Tour below and you will definitely notice the lack of houses and the unimproved waterfront on the lake in 1964. For example, when they are jumping, look at Treasure Island. Where are all the houses? It is just amazing to see the amount of development on this Lake McQueeney since 1964. There are many more lots than house regardless where they were skiing on the lake in this video. Now it is hard to find a vacant lot on Lake McQueeney. I thought there had been a significant amount of development since I first


I am often contact by people who run across my website,www.LakeHouses4Sale.net, that have never heard of Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, or Meadow Lake (Click here for a description of the lakes including aerial maps). There is only so much you can tell from aerial maps of the lakes. For this reason I have created this video below. This video is decided to give you a quick tour of Lake McQueeney while also giving you an idea of what the the homes look like to give you a better idea of what the “true” curb appeal of Lake McQueeney Real Estate. I had previously posted a similar video awhile back before Google offered the “HQ” button. Please enjoy the video and as always please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns. Take a