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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - 398351
Real estate in the San Antonio metro area, the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, and on the Guadalupe River. My market area includes the northern half of San Antonio (Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, and Stone Oak) and northeast (Randolph AFB, Universal City, Windcrest, Schertz, and Cibolo) to New Braunfels, Seguin, and Canyon Lake, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. My blog also covers photography; houses and homes; investments and rental properties; pets and wildlife; birds, butterflies, and flowers in my organic garden; travel; fun stuff; and whatever else takes my fancy.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This time Josh is the subject. Josh is the newest member of the menagerie, a found cat who is still adjusting to being indoors. He stops to eat cat food whenever he happens to stroll by the bowl. The other two cats are starting to look positively gaunt next to him. But he is still a youngster, an...
10/14/2011
It's been a long time since I posted a gratuitous cat photo to my blog. So when I managed to get a photo of Kitty looking up at the camera lens, for once, I thought I'd better take advantage of it. I spotted Kitty in a neighborhood I was driving through while previewing some homes for clients in ...
09/29/2011
This home on a cul-de-sac in Oak Hills Terrace is so flexible! It has a spacious living area that opens to a breakfast area and the kitchen, plus a separate room that could be a dining room. Or an office. Or the formal living room at the front of the home could be your dining room. Or a study/off...
09/28/2011
A good housing market is dependent on a good local economy. And the economy of San Antonio, Texas, seems to be doing well.   Out of 366 metropolitan areas, the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area had a gross metropolitan product of $82 billion in 2010. This metropolitan area includes eigh...
09/20/2011
To sellers and home builders, it is bad news. Home sales are down in San Antonio, Texas, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors. They decreased 11% in July from their July 2010 levels. In addition, the median price dropped 4% from the same time period, to $157,000. That means it is still ...
08/25/2011
Thinking of buying a waterfront home in the foothills of the Hill Country northeast area of San Antonio? Then you are not alone. Vacation and second homes are popular in Comal County, which includes picturesque New Braunfels and the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers, as well as the east portion of Canyo...
08/22/2011
As you may know, Texas is undergoing a severe drought and heat wave. The approach of tropical storm Don toward the Texas gulf coast this weekend got my hopes up that we would get some significant rain in San Antonio, but it was not to be. The wind came up and there were some promising clouds that...
08/01/2011
My husband planted some bobble-shaped seeds last spring, which came up to form a very attractive shrub. The leaves start out purple, like the stems, and then turn green. The flower starts out white with purple, pointed edges and turns slightly purple through the one day it lasts.   It's a Datura ...
07/23/2011
There is one downside to selling a home in your own neighborhood: your lovely neighbors end up moving away. In order to fulfill their dreams of living in Arizona again, where their hearts are, my neighbors needed to leave their house here in Cibolo. The good news is that there some home buyers ar...
06/26/2011
It hasn't rained in San Antonio for a while, which means it's a good time to check out the condition of your roof. Roofing professionals get very busy when it rains, so if your roof needs work, you are more likely to get service during times when they're not patching leaks. Roofing: Repair or Rep...
06/13/2011
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