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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.



I got up last week and saw a beautiful colored light coming through the shutters in my home office. I ventured out back onto the deck in my bathrobe and fluffy slippers to quickly take a few photos. Naturally, the flash came on at first (hey, I'd just gotten up and hadn't had my coffee yet). But ...
I came across this photo on the BBC news website this morning. I thought it perfectly expressed my feelings of hope for the new administration's goals and policies. President Obama has already hit the ground running, according to the BBC. He's moving a lot faster today than I am after celebrating...
I've been showing some lender-owned properties lately. Texas weather is notoriously fickle, and it has been cold lately, at least in the morning. I hate walking into a house and having my buyers say, "Wow, it's freezing in here!" Or they can't see the garage or the size of the walk-in closets an...
Some of my investor clients from California work exclusively with Bank of America. It always involved long-distance calls, transfers to various extensions that never got answered, unreturned calls and unanswered e-mails, and never being able to talk to an actual human to get an update on my clien...
I had an e-mail this morning from someone wanting me to sign up for a short-sale course for Realtors. In order to convince me, for some reason, she included the following scary article, attributed to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. The bolding for emphasis is mine. ------------- ... I...
San Antonio's housing market should get better in 2009. This prediction is based on reports made at the annual San Antonio Board of Realtors' Housing Forecast on January 6. However, the median home price in San Antonio and Bexar County is expected to stay pretty much the same. Chief Economist Mar...
Imagine my crushing disappointment when I eagerly click the link to see the next photo of a listing, only to discover that it was taken from two feet to the left of the first one. Or when a cloud passes over. Or at a lower resolution.                                  Sometimes two photos aren't e...
I had to go check on a rental property before the tenants moved in, and afterwards my husband and I headed downtown to see what was open for lunch. My favorite place, the Liberty Bar, was closed. The Pig Stand was open, but since we were already fairly close, we went to see if El Mirador was open...

Robin Rogers

CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
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