Helotes, TX Real Estate News

By Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator
(First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764)
Are you looking for something FREE for the family to do this weekend?  Well look no more, as the City of Helotes will be hosting another FUN and FREE event this Friday.  On September 16, 2011, bring the entire family out to Helotes City Park at City Hall to enjoy the movie "TANGLED".   This movie is one of my favorite Walt Disney Movies.  Make sure you bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks.  The showing will take place at 12951 Bandera Road.  The movie will start promtly at DUSK.   I recommend not only bringing the FAMILY but invite your neighbors and relatives to enjoy this FUN and FREE event! For more information about What's Going on in Helotes.. click here
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
HOUSING MARKET REPORT:   Iron Horse Canyon - Helotes, TX 78023 August 29, 2011 Iron Horse Canyon - Helotes, TX 78023 is being featured in my Housing Market Report because it is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater San Antonio.  Located within San Antonio metro area.  Iron Horse Canyon - Helotes, TX 78023 offers that quaint, "small town" feeling.  It offers quiet living with great schools and a great community. The restaurants & shopping are very good:  El Chaparral, Oolong Bistro, Rome's Pizza, Goomba's Pizza, Saltgrass Steakhouse, & many more.  On the border of Helotes & San Antonio are Kohl's & Target, HEB Grocery, Office Max & Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot, and many smaller stores.  There are numerous surrounding restaurants including Johnny Carino's, Pei Wei, Panda Express, Chipo...
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
HOUSING MARKET REPORT:  Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX 78023     Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX 78023 is being featured in my Housing Market Report because it is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater San Antonio.  Located within San Antonio metro area.  Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX 78023 offers that quaint, "small town" feeling.  It offers quiet living with great schools and a great community.   The restaurants & shopping are very good:  El Chaparral, Oolong Bistro, Rome's Pizza, Goomba's Pizza, Saltgrass Steakhouse, & many more.  On the border of Helotes & San Antonio are Kohl's & Target, HEB Grocery, Office Max & Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot, and many smaller stores.  There are numerous surrounding restaurants including Johnny Carino's, Pei Wei, Panda Express, Chipotle, Salsalitos, & Osaka. ...
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
Housing Market Report - Cedar Springs, Helotes, Texas Cedar Springs, Helotes, Texas is featured in my Housing Market Report because it is an established community featuring affordable homes within the fastest growing segment of Greater San Antonio - Far Northwest.   Cedar Springs, Helotes, Texas is a community within a community since they have swimming pools, parks, a playground, & sport court.  Being located just outside Loop 1604 you are at the base of the Texas Hill Country. Award winning schools and great community too. The dining out  & shopping is very good:  El Chaparral, Oolong Bistro, Rome's Pizza, Goomba's Pizza, Saltgrass Steakhouse, & many more.  On the border of Helotes & San Antonio are Kohl's & Target, HEB Grocery, Office Max & Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot, and many smaller...
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
Housing Market Report - Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX is featured in my Housing Market Report because it is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater San Antonio.  Located within San Antonio metro area.  Sonoma Ranch - Helotes, TX offers that quaint, "small town" feeling.  It offers a quieter living with great schools and great community. The dining out  & shopping is very good:  El Chaparral, Oolong Bistro, Rome's Pizza, Goomba's Pizza, Saltgrass Steakhouse, & many more.  On the border of Helotes & San Antonio are Kohl's & Target, HEB Grocery, Office Max & Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot, and many smaller stores.  There are numerous surrounding restaurants including Johnny Carino's, Pei Wei, Panda Express, Chipotle, Salsalitos, & Osaka. The schools for Sonoma Ranch ...
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By Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable
(Criado Realty )
I'm proud to call Charlie & Carlos friends and if you are able to make a dinner date at El Chaparral then you too will come to know & love the Garcia family the way that I do! There are many reviews of El Chaparral but they tend to be focused on the food, & yes, the food is very good.  But I want to encourage you to make it a family favorite place because of what these people represent.  We've all heard of the American dream, to start out from nothing and make it into something.  Well, that's exactly what Charlie lead his family to do! We moved to Helotes in 1998  & the day we received our keys to our new home we asked our home builder to recommend a good Mexican restaurant - El Chaparral is pretty good, he said.  Wow!  It wasn't just good, but it was full of love & community - which j...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Helotes: Near San Antonio and Hill Country-Nice Place to Live Helotes is a small city with a land area of 4.2 square miles northwest of San Antonio.  There are areas outside the city limit proper that carry the name Helotes in the 78023 zip code. So an area much greater than the city limit itself is considered part of Helotes. Helotes is the word used for corn, or more specifically maize in Spanish. Legend has it that the area around what is now Helotes became a farming and ranching community in the late 1830s. Prior to that, indian tribes used the area for several hundreds of years. I've heard it was also a stop off point for stage coaches, and cattle drives between Bandera and San Antonio in the late 1800s. In those days, Helotes was considered a long way from San Antonio. Helotes was...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Did You Know: It's National Make a Will Month?I heard that June is National Make a Will Month. It was being promoted on radio in an ad sponsored by LegalZoom. You may see a connection here in that LegalZoom's business is to get people to use their self-help services. LegalZoom is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.I saw this brief video from a company in England promoting the National Make a Will Month. Since United State law was based on English law, the principals are the same and if you substitue their use of the word "Crown" for government in the US, the principal idea tracks. Now with those disclaimers in place, it does make perfect sense for anyone with real property (a house, condo, plot of land or acreage) or assets to have a will. If one dies intestate, which gene...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Open House This Weekend Sunday March 20thWelcome to Homes in Helotes, TX. Stop by this weekend to see this lovely home in Fossil Springs Subdivision on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM. 9214 Putnam Dr is located just off Hausman Rd in Fossil Springs Subdivision.  Turn right on Windy Creek if you are coming from Loop 1604 West, or turn left if you are coming from Hwy 16, Bandera Road.   This lovely home 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home is priced at $250,000, and has 4 sides brick, and nice patio deck in the backyard. Other features include, laminate wood floors throughout the whole home, Media room upstairs with a full bath, central vac, brick fireplace in main living area, formal separate dining, office or study area at front entrance, and high breakfast bar in kitchen area, and separate show...
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By Tara Lewis, Medina County TX Real Estate
(The Horn Company Real Estate Group)
Country View Estates, Helotes, TX - Hill Country living just minutes from San Antonio If you take a drive out Bandera Road past 1604 about 15 minutes, you'll find yourself enjoying the "Hill Country" feel of Helotes, TX.  Country View Estates is a restricted acreage subdivision that offers the convenience of access to San Antonio, with secluded homesites ready for your custom home. Currently, there are 6 lots available for sale in Country View Estates.  These lots vary in size from .9 acres to 2.5 acres, starting at $35,000 - $66,000.  There is paved access throughout the subdivision and restrictions on the type of home you build, so the integrity of the neighborhood is protected.  Although Country View Estates is located in Helotes, TX, it is actually in Medina County, which typically ...
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By Joe Corwin, Broker, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
(Weichert Realtors, Corwin & Associates)
Once a sleepy little town just northwest of San Antonio, the city of Helotes has nearly doubled its population over the past ten years, but still maintains its small town tranquility and  family-oriented activities. Centrally located in Bexar county and just off Interstate 1604. Normally less than thirty minutes to the San Antonio International Airport and downtown.     Surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, the city originally served as a stagecoach stop between San Antonio and Bandera. Settled around 1856 by Mexicans who intermarried with the Apache Indians camped in the vicinity. Helotes, which in Spanish means "green roasting ear of corn." A post office opened at Helotes in 1873, and by 1885 the community had a hotel, a school, a general store, a blacksmith, and a popul...
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By Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
(Sands Realty 210-414-0966)
Hill County Living in Helotes ~ Iron Horse Canyon    Iron Horse Canyon in Helotes has become my new favorite neighborhood in the San Antonio area.  It is a master planned community located 1.5 miles north of Loop 1604 off Bandera Hwy and contains more than 600 acres of beautiful hill country property. Breathtaking views of the San Antonio skyline and the surrounding Hill Country can be seen from the development. Government Canyon Natural Area is nearby.~ Iron Horse Canyon residents live in the city of Helotes in Bexar County but do not pay San Antonio city taxes.  Helotes has a small town atmosphere and many parts of Iron Horse Canyon have a living-in-the-country feel.   ~ Iron Horse Canyon offers easy accessibility to Loop 1604 and IH-10, USAA, UTSA, UT Health Science Center, Six Flags...
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By Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
(iTexas Realty Co.)
Where the Locals Eat In and Around San Antonio   What: Bobby J's -"Old Fashion Hamburgers" Where: In Helotes, just northwest of San Antonio, on Bandera Road, outside the 1604 Loop. 13247 Hwy 16Helotes, Texas 78023(1 1/2 miles north of Loop 1604)Phone: (210) 695-4941 www.bobbyjsburgers.com RATED: Pretty good!  WHY: Funky atmosphere, good music, reasonable prices- oh, and the 'burgers' are terrific!  How do you want that burger? The selections are nearly endless, and sizes range up to 4 1/2 pounds! You will need extra napkins... The cashier talked me into the 'patty melt' with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut- de-licious!     ***WARNING***: This is not the place for your low-fat, low cholesterol diet; but if you're looking for a tasty burger, home-cut fries and a beer or soft drink, this is i...
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
The Helotes - Grey Forest Farmers Market is now open weekly, so come and support your local growers here: Helotes Hills United Methodist Church 13222 Bandera Road Helotes, Texas 78023 Every Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Dates for remainder of this year are: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November 6 and 1
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By Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397
(Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net)
Fossil Springs subdivision is a spectacular community of single family one and two story homes in Helotes, Texas located right off of 1604 & Hausman is where you will find this community with great views of the Texas Hill Country. This is country living with all the conveniences of living in the city, this small subdivision in Helotes TX is located close to parks, schools & shopping, about 5 minutes from La Cantera & 15 from USAA. This Helotes community of single family homes with 2 car garages (some three), fenced yards and patios has a community pool, park/playground, jogging trails & a sports court.                 Fossil Springs in Helotes, TX has an HOA of about $300/year.  School District:  Northside Independent School District Builders:  Connell-Barron/Lennar Homes, Benchmark Hom...
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
Please join us for the Helotes - Grey Forest Farmers Market Friday - July 1oth from 3-6 pm Helotes Hills United Methodist Church 13222 Bandera Road Helotes, Texas 78023 Member of the Hill Country Farmers Market Association and a WIC approved market If you would like information regarding becoming a Hill Country Farmers Market Vendor please contact Linda Darst via email at donlindadarst@msn.com or at (210) 695-9184
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
The Grey Forest Farmers Market has moved to Helotes, right on Bandera Road in the Methodist Church parking lot.  The location makes it much easier to reach.  Stop by on the 2nd or 4th Friday each month between 3:00 and 6:00 for fresh vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef, eggs, pastured chicken, honey, lavender products, and much more.    
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
This year, about half of the number of homes were sold in Helotes in comparison with last year.  Those homes have been staying on the market longer. The good news is: prices went up!  We'll see what June and July have in store for this charming small town right on the edge of the Texas Hill Country.
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
Recent articles in our local newspaper have seemed a little optimistic to me. I certainly don't want to discourage people from buying or selling real estate, but it's important to tell the truth about the market in San Antonio and the surrounding areas: we may be doing better than many other places around the country, but our sales are down...and it's a good time to buy! The data was obtained from ConnectMLS on 12/03/2008
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio - (210) 380-8681
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
Here are the sales statistics for Helotes during the third quarter from 2004 to 2008.  The number of single family residential properties sold is about the same as in 2004, but the list prices and sale prices are much higher.  The sales price to list price ratio is a bit lower too, and homes are staying on the market longer.    
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