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We are hot on the 505 Ranch at Cedar Creek Lake, one of the few ownership ranch concepts in Texas, where buying a one-acre lot nets you a whole lot more (pardon our pun): There is an entire ranch at your disposal.

And if you have ever considered owning a lake house, today is the perfect time to find out if the fit is good for YOU. First up, the 505 is so darn close to Dallas. So close, in fact, that you can get in your car at 10 a.m. and be at a very special 505 event even later this morning! Can’t make it till 2 p.m? No worries, the event goes until 4 p.m., Mabank-time.

What’s happening at the 505 today is what happens just about every weekend. Folks will be test driving a Malibu 2019 22MXV or 23LSV, then check out the magnificent open houses from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Do you dare to hop the ATV track on one of the top-of-the-line Can-Am Turbo Mavericks? Go ahead and get wet: try wakeboard lesson before the lake season starts, administered by Waterski America.  ATV rides are operated by Brinson Powersports; all concierge services are provided by Prep My Lakehouse, so your lake house visits are free of chores. Chow down on Burgers With Bob, and bites and beverages from Festive Kitchen.

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Suzanne Warner

Real estate is a tough calling. Any agent can deck themselves out, buy some vanity ads, build a website, and call themselves a Realtor.

But for Suzanne Warner, real estate is in her DNA. The natural networker — she makes new acquaintances literally every single day — knew she would sell luxury properties because it was something she always wanted to do. She brings much to the table, including a background in both luxury fashion and high-level marketing. Plus, she knows a ton of powerful people.

It’s no wonder, in less than two years in real estate, Suzanne topped $20 million in sales.

“I know that sellers want results above all else,” Suzanne said. “And everything I do, from the moment I take a listing, is focused on the results: how quickly can we sell this home for the maximum market price.”

That’s when her event-planning gene kicks into action, tailoring a specific, results-oriented platform for each unique property she represents. Yet all share a common goal: finding and alerting the right people, then getting them in the door. According to Suzanne, it’s about catering to your audience and offering the unexpected. Among her most creative endeavors: a 50’s themed martini party in her midcentury listing and private luxury helicopter rides for the 505 Ranch Club launch of Firebird Targets.

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Most second home shoppers build vacation home dreams on one or two activities — the beach, the lake, or the hills. But buyers at the 505 Ranch Club  are getting three or more activities to fill the lazy days of weekends and turn every day into an experience. The private, exclusive enclave on Cedar Creek Lake, one of the largest lakes in the state, sits on one and a half miles of sparkling shoreline. There is water, there are 505 acres (hence the name) of dense woods to explore on foot, skeet shooting, target practice, trail rides, mountain biking, and unlike most vacation home communities, each home is set far apart from its neighbors, as if you were living in the middle of the woods.

The 505 Ranch Club also offers one of the top equestrian centers in North Texas, with ample paddocks and corrals, all available to owners at their whim but no upkeep. The shared ownership ranch concept marries the carefree freedom and fun of the ranch experience. But it almost completely eliminates the back-breaking hard work!

Still, the best part may be just pure geographical luck: when you buy your vacation home at the 505 Ranch Club, your no-maintenance ranch is only a 45-minute drive from Preston Center. (more…)