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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,, 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


A common questions from many of my clients is, “What is the difference between the area lakes?” and “Which one is the biggest?” and “How long are they?”. Thanks to the new tools I am now able to find out exactly how long each lake is. Take a look at the map at the bottom of this post… All of these lakes are wide enough to Waterski/Wakeboard on, jet ski, fish, or just to cruise the lake in your boat. The typical length of a boat on these lakes is around 21.5’ with some larger (typically under 25’) and some smaller.

Lake Dunlap measured 7.1 Miles of usable/boatable lake using Google Maps. This lake at is widest is close to 900’ wide (about the width of 3 football fields. The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority ( lists this


I am constantly being asked by people to let them know where the main hazardous areas are on Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, and Meadow Lake. I am very familiar with these lakes. I have actually lived on all of them except Lake Placid, however I do have quite a few friends that live on that lake. Thanks to recent updates to Google maps. They have allowed me to mark the hazardous areas on the various lakes. This map marks large hazardous areas but does not mark all of them. A good rule to go by is never get too close to shore. I always try to stay at least 75′ for shore at all times.  Lake McQueeney Map is shown below. Use the “+” & “-” buttons to zoom in. Also click on the shaded areas and icons for more info, including boatable areas of the


Ever since I was a child my family has spent July 4th on Lake McQueeney. This tradition I still continue today over 20 years later.  In fact, it was on July 4th at Lake McQueeney six years ago when I met my wife, and we continue to look forward to the excitement of this annual event year to year. 

Most people would agree that July 4th on Lake McQueeney is one of the most popular holidays of the year. It is a social event that includes a boat parade, barbeques, fireworks, water balloons, and a whole lot of fun. Nearly every other house has a band, DJ, or at least music playing with friends and family hanging out by the lake watching all the action on the water.  So don’t expect a calm ski run on July 4th. My recommendation is to watch from shore or