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July Update: White Bluff Resort Revitalization

White Bluff is making great progress moving toward its ultimate restoration goal. Property owners met July 20 for an update from their Board. And the report was most encouraging. By the way, the long term goal of the POA is to make White Bluff Resort a Premier Resort Destination in North Texas.

Goal of Resort Revitalization

At one time, White Bluff was a destination property for golfing, Lake Whitney fun and resort living. The goal of restoring the amenities is to restore White Bluff Resort as a Premier Resort Destination in North Texas.

That means all of our amenities will again generate income for the POA. Golf courses will bring in more golfers, cart rental fees, tournaments — and the accompanying generation of rental fees from condos, log cabins and RV parks here, as well as more dining/beverage customers for Mulligan’s on the New Course. The amenities are to be self-supporting — all revenue goes directly into the POA coffers to help defer overall costs to property owners.

New Course.

The total restoration of the greens, fairways and bunkers is reaching completion. The last two months of closure has afforded the needed time for completion. The New Course will reopen for play between August 15 and Labor Day. Stay tuned for an exact date. It is anticipated that tee times could be made online. Arcis (the company that manages our amenities) typically views unused (unbooked) tee times as “inventory,” that can be purchased by outside golfers — all to the benefit of our POA income. (Here is a link to the “Arcis Advantage” in managing White Bluff Resort.)

Old Course.

Restoration of the Old Course will be complete in late September or early October — and it will reopen for play at that time. The planting of sprigs on the greens was delayed due to lake level, pump and pipes. All is moving along well at this time. The Old Course Pro Shop will need a bit of renovation and the Board is looking at that now.

Golf Rounds

Great news on property owner golf rounds! 36 rounds per year per lot (up to two lots) for 2019 and 2020 will continue as before — maximum of 72 rounds per year per.

Practice Ranges

The Practice Ranges on both courses continue to be open. However, until each course opens, there will be no range balls sold. Those using the Practice Ranges must use and collect their own balls.

Marina Update

Storm damage has been repaired and the marina is open. However, the Army Corps of Engineers has yet to issue the lease to White Bluff. When this rather slow process is complete, the POA will then spend the necessary dollars to do other improvements. The Board is ready to go on these improvements once the lease is finalized.

Learn More About White Bluff Homes and Lots for Sale

White Bluff Resort was designed with beautiful golf courses and woodlands, set on the shore of Lake Whitney (225 miles of untouched shoreline). It is definitely an uncrowded resort set on about 4,500 acres. Plenty of room to grow without crowding. If you would like information about homes for sale or lots for building, please call Emily Morris, the #2 Realtor nationwide for LakeHomes.com. She is also the premier agent serving White Bluff Resort with the most listings, buyers and marketing on the lake. Call her at 254-694-1111. She will be happy to invite you to visit White Bluff and show you the resort and the lake. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com and on Facebook @LakeHomesLakeWhitney.

Emily Morris Featured in Top Agent Magazine

It is with great joy that I am able to tell you that I have been selected to be featured this month in Top Agent Magazine as one of the top real estate agents in Texas.

For complete article, link here.

Thanks to all my clients past and present who have helped me achieve this honor.

You can find the full interview on Page 26 of the online edition.

The Latest on White Bluff Resort

A few new items to report on the progress being made to restore the amenities at White Bluff.

The Bluff Point Condos.

We recently received an update from the Board of Directors that these rental condos are now completely renovated (inside and out) and available for rental. $150/night for property owners and $200/night for non-property owners. Reservations can be made through the POA office – 254-694-WPBO. Here is a link to the letter we received and a list of improvements made to the units. They are beautiful, on the Old Course across from the Club House.

Log Cabins

White Bluff also offers three Log Cabins for rental. These have also been refurbished and rent for $125/night for property owners and $150/night for those who do not own property here. Link here for details about the Bluff Point Condos and the Log Cabin accommodations.

Amenities Owned by White Bluff POA

Besides the golf courses, pools, RV parks and tennis courts , the Property Owners Association owns dozens of amenities throughout the Resort. Many are open and available for use; others require renovation before they can be available. (Remember, the POA only acquired the Resort from the developer last fall. Much was in disrepair and is being taken care of at this time.)
You can link to a page on the POA website that provides specifics as to what we own and whether it is open at this time.

Using “Big City” Listing Agents?

Sometimes folks think that a listing agent or prominent realty name from a nearby metroplex will help their home sell faster. Some may think the “locals” are not savvy enough to do the job. Not necessarily so. Look local first.

What “Big City” Agents Don’t Know

They probably do not know YOUR housing market as well as they may know their city market. If you are in the Lake Whitney market, you can be pretty sure the city agents don’t get out here much.

  • Has your agent been to your home? Have they toured White Bluff and/or the general Lake Whitney home areas? Do they stay on top of the progress being made at White Bluff?
  • Has he or she ever listed, personally shown or sold a home at Lake Whitney — driven around or talked to people here?
  • Do they understand why the Lake Whitney market is unique and quite different from other North Texas lakes?
  • Will that agent personally bring potential buyers down here to see your home? Or will they try to get someone local to do the job they should be doing?
  • Will there even be a lockbox on your door — or will it be a common metroplex type of system that agents must pay to use in order to show your home? (That has happened here and the home was never shown until Emily Morris called the metroplex agent to tell them why it was not being shown. Turned out that agent didn’t want to make the trip to Lake Whitney to put on a lockbox — she had Emily take care of it for her! Is that the kind of agent you want for your home?)

Lake Whitney Properties Need a Lake Whitney Expert

  • We live on and own property on this lake. We have marketed local homes throughout the lean years and the very good years. We understand this market like no one else from outside the area really can.
  • We are Lake Whitney experts — we know the rules and regulations that apply to lake area and White Bluff Resort properties. We know about the fishing here. We know the marinas, the restaurants, the lifestyle out here. And, most important, we know the people out here.
  • LakeHomes.com is our broker — the largest nationwide broker for lake properties — the one most lake home shoppers go to when they start looking for a lake home. Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney is the local, onsite agent who helps clients benefit from the nationwide marketing (not just listing, but actual marketing) done by LakeHomes.com. With nationwide marketing taken care of, we manage the local and statewide marketing for our clients.

Call Us First. 254-694-1111

Go ahead and compare agents — local and metroplex. But be sure to ask the right questions and that you are getting honest answers. Don’t let your home languish on the market under a “big city agent’s” sign. Get your home listed, shown and sold by the Lake Whitney experts — Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney.

Lake Whitney — The Most Gorgeous Texas Lake

Of course, we, who live at Lake Whitney, have known this all along. But it is still a well-kept secret up in the DFW metroplex and down in Houston. Property and homes at Lake Whitney are much more affordable than other lakes around Texas.

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It is the rural environment of this lake that makes it most appealing for weekend homes — and for those who can move away from the city and enjoy a quieter, peaceful way of life. Lake Whitney is uncrowded — not overrun with homes, boats and traffic.

Best Outdoor Recreation in Texas

According to TexasOutside.com, Lake Whitney is the 4th largest lake in Texes — 23,500 acres with 225 miles of shoreline. “Lake Whitney offers some of the best outdoor recreation in Texas with excellent lakefront camping and lodging, good fishing, nearby hunting and perfect conditions for boating. The clear water, scenic bluffs, protected coves and unusually smooth water (primarily due to light boat traffic) are perfect for boaters.”

A Houston blogger, MommyPoppins.com, recommends Lake Whitney for family fun. (NOTE: We have plenty of Houston folks who have moved to Lake Whitney and others who have getaway homes here for weekend relaxation.)

Cleanest Lakes in Texas.

USA Today
lists Lake Whitney among the cleanest lakes in Texas. “Lake Whitney is one of the lesser-known lakes in Texas, which is hard to believe considering how beautiful it is….this is the perfect sport for swimming, camping, fishing and other lake activities.” March 15, 2018

Google lists Lake Whitney as one of the most scenic swimming lakes in Texas.

Come out to Lake Whitney this spring. Enjoy its particularly beautiful sunsets and see how affordable living here can be. Call Emily Morris, Realtor, for a tour. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com

White Bluff Resort: Outdoor Activities

You can be as busy as you want at White Bluff — especially if you love the outdoors. Golf, fishing, hunting, bicycling, horseback riding and boating are right out your back door in White Bluff and around Lake Whitney.

Golf.

Two PGA Pro designed courses offer you golf right out your door. The New Course is currently open — cart path only. Since acquiring White Bluff and its amenities from the developer in September 2018, our Property Owners Association (POA) is updating and rebuilding the greens. Temporary greens are being used at this time. The Old Course will also be undergoing a renovation to improve both the greens and the traps. Work is progressing as quickly as possible to get both courses in pristine shape.

Fishing.

Lake Whitney offers unending opportunities for fishing from shore, a personal boat or a guide’s charter. With its own Marina, White Bluff provides an easily accessible boat ramp and marina slips if desired. But there are several other marinas on the lake as well. Boat rentals and guides are available on the lake. Striper is the premier fishing catch on Lake Whitney, but other types of bass, crappie and catfish are waiting for your hook.

Boating.

White Bluff Marina gives boaters a close-to-home boat ramp — at no cost to property owners. Slips are available for lease. Lake Whitney is a quiet, uncrowded lake with 225 miles of shoreline. Fishing boats, pontoons, wave runners and water-ski boats are all welcome. But because of the lake’s size and the limited population on the lake, there is plenty of room for all. White Bluff also offers onsite storage facilities for boats and RVs.

Hunting

Deer, Turkey, Duck and Dove are popular hunting targets around Lake Whitney. Surrounded by Corps of Engineer land, the lake has plentiful hunting grounds. Private ranches around White Bluff may also provide hunting leases. Hunting seasons are available here. Bow and gun are both permitted during particular seasons.

Biking and Hiking

Both mountain biking and hiking are popular within White Bluff Resort and at the Lake Whitney State Park. The park has a number of trails and occasionally competitive biking opportunities. Each May, a Tour de Norway Bike Race begins in nearby Clifton. Within White Bluff, there are nearly 60 miles of roads on which to ride.

Horseback Riding

Whether you own your own horse or want to rent one for a ride, you have choices in White Bluff Resort and around Lake Whitney. Inside White Bluff, we have equestrian properties sized to accommodate both your home and your horses. You may often see residents riding their horses around the Resort. But if you want to board your horse or rent one for a trail ride, you can easily do so. Here are two recommendations.

Discover White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney

Welcome to White Bluff Resort

Located about an hour south of the DFW Metroplex, White Bluff Resort is a well-kept secret in North Texas.  It is privately owned by the property owners and is professionally managed by a well-qualified company that specializes in resort and golf course management.

It spans approximately 3,500 wooded acres, with generous frontage and a marina on Lake Whitney. Here are some of the features that draw folks to White Bluff.

Trophy Grill and Pro Shop on New Course
New Course Pro Shop and Grill.

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