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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.



Alamo Heights is a close-in subdivision in the north-central area of San Antonio, Texas, located south of Loop 410 and just north of downtown. It is an incorporated city in Bexar County, which includes the San Antonio metro area. The bungalow-style home to the right is typical of the "Cottage Dis...
When our friend Andrea came to visit from Italy, we drove to Santa Fe. On our last day there before heading back home to Texas, we visited the Puye cliff dwellings and drove around and through Chimayo. The amazing scenery made me think back to how when we crossed the state line, we had been chuc...
The low low low asking prices of real estate in Detroit are well-known. Plus, TIME magazine is focusing on the city as part of a year-long study, so more investors are becoming aware of the city as a long-term investment possibility. Russ has some valuable advice for them in his post:  and have ...
This is a very useful post from Donna! I'm going to the NAR convention for the first time in San Diego, and I appreciate her helpful tips on how to make the most of it. I have been to Nebraska State Conventions, National Association of REALTORS® Conventions, CRS Sellabrations®, and Prudential's ...
You all know how I feel about hummingbird moths. Or maybe you don't! If that's the case, here are some links to my previous posts about these unique moths: Hummingbird moth The hummingbird moths are back in my garden - and in someone else's Hummingbird moth entertains visitors to the Big Apple
San Antonio recorded 1,561 single-family home sales in September, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors. That's a 2 percent decrease from the total for September 2008. Pending home sales in September numbered 1,494. That's about 11 percent more than at the same time in 2008. There is an ...
Melissa has some news we should all know about, since so many mortgage loans are being insured by FHA these days. Via Melissa Kulikoff (Texas Loan Officer): Debt to income ratio maximums are being changed for FHA effective today.  All loans with Debt Ratios that exceed 50% must fund by 11/30/200...
I have lots of favorite neighborhoods. Terrell Hills is one of them. It's not only a neighborhood, it's an incorporated city, located north of downtown and west of Fort Sam Houston. My favorite neighborhoods have one thing in common: lots of trees. The homes in Terrell Hills have trees and a lot ...
Craig's journey speaks to all of us 'Rainers. From a hopeless/homeless person on the mean streets to a high-flying top producer, he shows what you can accomplish with a can-do attitude, stick-to-it-iveness, and some ace Photoshop skills. All he needs to do now is modify the seats in the Craigste...
Recently, I have been on the hunt for a third rental property for one client and the next home for another client to remodel. In the process, I have looked at literally hundreds of listings on the MLS. And in more than a few, I have found photos that raised more questions than they answered.     ...

Robin Rogers

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