Uncategorized Positive Signs for the 2019 Housing Market Wondering if now is a good time to buy or sell a home?  Well, looking back at the 2018 market, we see there was an overall increase in home sales of four percent from 2017, and an average sales prices increase of four percent as well.  That’s good news.  With a recent report from Mayor […]
Technology Three iPhone Tricks You Need in Your Life In case you missed Good Morning America the other day, and no one in your office has shared the latest iPhone tricks making the rounds, I have you covered. Cursing Your Cursor? Ever gotten frustrated while trying to make a correction on a text message—you tap and you tap, but the cursor won’t go where […]
Seasonal Fun How Not to Burn Your House Down This Thanksgiving You are planning your Thanksgiving meal with care–you’ve sent the invites, figured out how much turkey you will need to feed those hungry guests, and settled the age old debate of stuffing versus dressing.  But there may be one thing you’re forgetting, and fire departments around the country point to it as one of the […]
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Community Add Some Pumpkin (Patch) Spice to Your Weekend Rain, rain…go away!  Ready to turn off the TV, crawl out of your Snuggie, and get outside to enjoy some of the cooler, drier weather in the forecast?  Check out these pumpkin patches, corn mazes and special events in and around San Antonio to put some actual spice in your fall weekend. Devine Acres Farm […]
Real Estate Homes in North Central San Antonio Want to love where you live?  North Central San Antonio offers the “triple crown” of established communities, excellent school districts and upscale urban amenities–all with a Hill Country vibe.  Subdivisions include the amenity-packed, family-friendly neighborhoods of Inwood, the Vineyards, and Rogers Ranch plus acreage communities like Hill Country Village, Shavano and Hollywood Park.  On the […]
Uncategorized New Scam Moving Into San Antonio An agent in our office recently notified us that one of her clients had fallen victim to a popular new scam.  Like many of us, this client did a search for movers on the internet, and followed-up by checking out a few movers’ websites.  One company’s site looked promising and when contacted, they promptly offered […]
Uncategorized San Antonio Tops Population Growth List in 2017 If the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau are any indication, the word is out—San Antonio is a great place to live and work. The Alamo city ranked first in population growth between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, adding 24,208 residents according to estimates by the federal census agency.   To put it […]
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Uncategorized Four Common Mistakes to Avoid in Real Estate Transactions In my 18 years as a REALTOR®, I’ve seen hundreds of deals, and am happy to say that most go smoothly.  However, since so much is negotiable in a real estate transaction—from price to the closing date to whether the drapes will stay or go—the potential for misunderstandings and disagreements is tremendous. To keep your […]
Community Five Family-Friendly Easter Events Around San Antonio Check out these five “egg-cellent” events over the next two weekends for some family-friendly Easter-themed fun.   Children’s Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday, March 24th at 11 am, the Alley on Bitters welcomes children of all ages to their epic Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of eggs filled with treats will be hidden on their back […]
Real Estate Market Favors Sellers in February We are shaking off the winter doldrums here in the Alamo City, and it seems like the real estate market is following suit.  Buyers continued to find properties to call home in February, with a three percent year-over-year increase in sales for a total of 2,012 homes sold, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report […]
Uncategorized Pricing Your Home So It’s Searchable When I first meet a seller, one of the topics they are most eager to discuss is their listing price.  Some sellers have a “magic” price in mind, and others are looking for guidance on finding the perfect number that will attract the most buyers without leaving money on the table unnecessarily.  It’s a delicate […]
Real Estate Avoid Being Scammed During Your Next Real Estate Transaction Technology has changed the way we buy and sell houses. From sites that display millions of listings to sensitive transaction documents sent through email, the internet has made buying and selling a home easier than ever. But all of that personal information floating out in cyberspace, along with the large sums of money that real […]
Uncategorized What’s Included in the Sale of a House in Texas Ever wonder why the stove stays but the washer and dryer usually go when a house is sold?  In Texas, if an item is permanently attached, or the property might be damaged by the items removal, it stays with the property.  If a seller wants to keep a sentimental item, such as a rare cactus […]
Community Goodbye Resolutions…Restaurant Week is Back! SAN ANTONIO RESTAURANT WEEK January 15-27, 2018 Just when you thought it was safe to stay home eating takeout and watching reruns wrapped up in your Snuggie—the folks at Culinaria are back with two weeks of tempting offers to lure you out of your pajamas and into area restaurants.    San Antonio chefs will be […]
Home Maintenance Top Tips to Get You Ready for Wintery Weather Okay, San Antonio.  We all made it through our big snow day, and while it may be another 30 years before we see whiteout conditions here again, it was the perfect reminder that we DO get winter weather in the Alamo City.  Cold temperatures and icy conditions are a part of most winters here, and […]
Community San Antonio Platinum Top 50 Winners Named The Platinum Top 50 awards celebration has become such a special event for me.  Not only have I felt tremendously honored to be listed among the top 50 residential Real Estate Professionals in San Antonio since 2002, but this year I was privileged to speak as we recognized Amber Thomas, Owner/President of Platinum Top 50.  […]
Moving The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”—To Sell Your Home Selling a home from November to January isn’t at the top of anyone’s holiday wish list. But a last-minute job transfer or the desire to get kids moved and settled mid-school year sometimes necessitates just that. While the mere thought of selling your home during the winter months may bring out your inner Scrooge, it […]
Community #GivingTuesday Perfect Time to Pay It Forward Today is #GivingTuesday, making it the perfect day to pay it forward with random acts of kindness or by volunteering your time and talents at your favorite non-profit. It’s also a great day to make charitable contributions, as Facebook makes over 2 million dollars in matching funds available to organizations registered through their charitable giving […]
Community Your Guide to Holiday Cheer in and around San Antonio Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but the holiday season is kicking off in a big way in San Antonio. From twinkling light displays to caroling on the River Walk, there’s no shortage of cheer in and around the city. Check out these eleven holiday events to help you get into the spirit. Dickens […]