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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
 San Antonio’s housing market is still on the rise. In October, there was a 19% increase in the number of homes sold compared to last year’s total. According to the San Antonio Board of REALTORS, the average sales price also rose by 7% and homes are getting 96% of the asking price. San Antonio ha...
11/20/2012
I love Amazon. Not only do I get things delivered to my front door, and have the chance to read reviews of something I'm considering buying, but I can track my purchases. Earlier this year I bought a water fountain for my cats, since they were getting bored with drinking water out of a plain old ...
11/14/2012
The upward trend in sales of San Antonio residential real estate continued last month, with a 7% increase compared to September of 2011. Both average and median home prices rose by 2% from last year, too. The National Association of REALTORS® gives much of the credit to the Federal Reserve’s deci...
10/16/2012
According to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, August was a sizzling month for home sales, with a nearly 17% rise and 2,070 in number of sales. This echoes June’s record 4-year high of 2,018 homes sold. The average sales price in the San Antonio metro went up to $200,760. Last year in August it ...
10/06/2012
  When I bent down to sniff the scent of this plumeria blossom, I spotted this creature taking in the morning sunshine. She is a green anole, and she has lots of company in our garden in Cibolo. We don't use pesticides in our yard, other than mosquito donuts, so there are lots of insects for her...
08/30/2012
Dear Buyer's Agent: I don't care how busy, or tired, or important you are, my sellers are anxiously awaiting feedback from your showing of their property. They want to know how it looked, what your buyers thought, and if there is anything else they can do to improve its appearance. Nothing is mor...
07/14/2012
This lovely home has loads of vintage charm, combined with several recent updates to bring it into this century as far as comfort and convenience. One of its unique features is its lovely pond and waterfall, visible (and audible) from the breakfast niche with its built-in banquette. There is also...
07/08/2012
According to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, the San Antonio area continues to trend upwards in housing indicators. It is almost a balanced market, but still weighing more on the buyers’ side. The sales of single-family homes in May were up 4% from the same time last year. In addition, the ave...
06/15/2012
This faded beauty of a custom home in Woodlands of Camino Real will reward someone's vision, investment, and hard work! It needs cleaning, updating, and repairs, hence the asking price that is well below market and the property tax assessment.  The seller needs to downsize and cannot put any more...
06/14/2012
This is a charming home in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Northwood, in north-central San Antonio. The previous owner is an accomplished remodeling contractor, and he did a fantastic job updating the home. Then my seller took it a step further with some beautiful landscaping and decorating. It...
05/28/2012
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