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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.
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The average price of a home in the San Antonio metro went up again in April by 5%. This is according to the monthly statistics from the Multiple Listing Service report published by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). Sales were up a whopping 21% from 2012, with a total of 1,998 sales and...
05/20/2013
This lovely home on the edge of San Antonio's newest historic district, Keystone Park, was completely remodeled and updated. It has three bedrooms and three full baths and is surprisingly spacious thanks to its clever floor plan. Beautiful refinished wood floors retain the vintage appeal, and th...
04/24/2013
My clients are retiring and downsizing to a smaller home, so they have put their exquisitely maintained home on the market.  Over the last couple of years, they expanded the deck, added a pergola cover to the patio, and planted trees and drought-resistant flowering shrubs. Their grandchildren are...
04/06/2013
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At 4 percent less time than in February of 2012, San Antonio homes were on the market for an average of 99 days last month before going under contract. A total of 1,379 sold—a whopping 96 percent at the asking price. Home sales increased 8 percent from last year, according to the San Antonio Boar...
03/24/2013
This winter hasn't turned out to be particularly harsh, and there are lots of berries and seeds still left for birds to eat. But we didn't know that back in January, so for the first time we hung a bird feeder out on the back porch. It's a net bag filled with thistle seeds, and it has attracted q...
03/03/2013
A couple of Senators have been hard at work trying to help struggling home owners. The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2012, the landmark bill to help home owners refinance to lower rates, has been redrafted. Senators Robert Menendez and Barbara Boxer propose to lower closing costs, red...
02/22/2013
  Homes in the San Antonio metro area increased their sales in both numbers and price last month from one year ago. There was a huge 24% increase in sales from January 2012, according to the San Antonio Board of REALTORS, with 1,249 homes selling during the month. The average and median sales pri...
02/20/2013
What is more important to a home buyer or seller: working with a "neighborhood expert," or working with an expert on negotiations, contracts, marketing, or real estate transactions? You can probably tell where I'm going with this! There is nothing wrong, of course, with being knowledgeable about ...
02/11/2013
I have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions. Luckily, one of the best books I read this year was The Willpower Instinct, by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. She created a course called "The Science of Willpower" for Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. The course w...
12/30/2012
This situation continues to crop up from time to time. Now that many housing markets are recovering and there is more real estate sales activity, it's a good idea to revisit this issue. Check out this informative post from Loreena Yeo:  An implied agency in Texas is a broker and buyer relationshi...
11/27/2012
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