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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.



  Hey, I've been there! Susan gives us the scoop on how real estate agents look for homes. They are only human.     Although I pride myself on being pretty darn patient with my clients who are searching for that perfect home here in Alexandria and while I assure them they should take as much time...
I was inspired by a recent post about agents suspected of hiding homes from their buyers, instead of showing all the homes their clients are interested in. Many of my buyers have never been to San Antonio, or at least only once or twice. They haven't had much time to search for homes on the inter...
These days, lots of sellers who can't sell their homes quickly may decide to rent them out until sales prices go up. And buyers are taking advantage of the historically low interest rates to invest in rental properties in San Antonio. There are two important things: the tenants and the property i...
Located on a cul-de-sac in the gated Mission Ridge neighborhood on San Antonio's north side, this spacious home has been updated and made even more luxurious. The master suite is on the ground floor, and four guest bedrooms and two more full bathrooms are upstairs. Best of all, with the hottest d...
Lots of people seem to be on a pressure washing kick right now. This time of the year in south Texas, hackberries and wild persimmons fall and get mashed on driveways, staining them. From Judy Chapman in Orlando, here's more advice on making your driveway look nice again. Here in the land of pal...
Here are some more facts about my favorite beneficial insect, the dragonfly: Although it has six legs, just like other insects, a dragonfly can't walk, but just uses its legs for grasping. A dragonfly has multifaceted, compound eyes made up of around 30,000 separate lenses. People who love to sp...
  I planted two rose bushes this spring in my organic garden in Cibolo, Texas. They are both heritage roses from the Antique Rose Emporium, and so far, I am very happy with them. This one has had fewer flowers than the other, probably because it is in partial shade until late afternoon. They are ...
Russel goes into detail about if, when, and how you should pressure wash your deck. Good information, since this is the time of the year people start to think about resealing decks. A currently featured post by Jay Markanich, a home inspector over in Bristow, Virginia, states in its title, "NEVER...
This is true in many real estate markets, including San Antonio's. Short sales and foreclosures are being used as sales comparables inappropriately, turning into a vicious cycle. Judy writes an excellent analysis of the problem. ‘Cannibalism’ is defined as a person, animal, or thing that eats th...
It happens to all real estate agents at some point! Alan shows grace under pressure. "Here's the lock box code... I'll be there in about a half hour", were the instructions I received from the listing agent, who asked me to "open" his broker's tour today.  He was running a touch late, and wanted...

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