Friday, May 29, 2020

78213 Homes For Sale

View homes for sale in San Antonio, TX 78218. Search San Antonio real estate listings to find new and pre-owned 78213 homes for sale or other San Antonio realty property. Find experienced local San Antonio real estate agents (REALTORS) to help you buy or sell a 78218 home in San Antonio, TX.


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Sunday, May 24, 2020

This Month in Real Estate May 2020

This Month in Real Estate

Each month, This Month in Real Estate provides expert opinion and analysis on real estate trends across the nation.



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Looking for a new home? 55+ Active-Adult Community?

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Living in a 55+ Active-Adult Community gives you the best of all worlds. A beautiful, newly constructed home in an intimate neighborhood, located where you want to be. A community near great restaurants, hike and bike trails, medical facilities, and major thoroughfares. Large, open-living floor plans and spacious gourmet kitchens make for truly memorable visits with family and friends. Each active-adult home is thoughtfully designed with your life in mind. Plus, low fee alternative to traditional 55+ communities, along with low or no maintenance options, make life even easier.

There is no shortage of things to do or great people to do it all with. New friends, old friends, indoors or out, whatever you love to do, there’s no better place to enjoy it.

Interested in living in a 55+ Active-Adult Community? The active lifestyle you envision is waiting for you. Tell me how to reach you, and I’ll be in touch. I look forward to answering any questions you may have about building or buying an existing home in a 55+ Active-Adult Community.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cobblestone Homes For Sale

Cobblestone is a gated master-planned residential subdivision in Far West Side, San Antonio, TX 78253. The Northside Independent School District operates area public schools. Cobblestone homes are zoned to Harlan High School.


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Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Memorial Day: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection

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In honor of our fallen military brothers and sisters this Memorial Day...may we never forget what was given for our freedom!

Memorial Day: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection


With a constant barrage of commercials and ads touting Memorial Day Weekend discounts on cars, cheap furniture and more, it’s easy for many Americans to be distracted from our understanding for the true reason we observe Memorial Day. And while it’s nice to BBQ, enjoy a 3-day weekend and get excited about the unofficial start of summer, simply put: it’s a time to honor, to remember and to reflect!

If you do anything this weekend, please take time to reflect on the real reason we observe Memorial Day and honor all the brave men and women who paid and made the ultimate sacrifice to make the United States the land of the free and the home of the brave (land of the free because OF the brave)!

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Falcon Landing Homes For Sale

Falcon Landing is a master-planned residential subdivision in Far West Side, San Antonio, TX 78253. The Medina Valley Independent School District operates area public schools. Falcon Landing homes are zoned to Medina Valley High School.


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For Buyers: Questions to Ask When Considering a Condo

Condominiums, townhomes, and properties located within a homeowner association offer certain perks, but it’s important to consider them in your decision process.

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How much storage is available?

Some properties include storage lockers, but there may not be attics or basements to hold extra belongings.

How’s the outdoor space?

Your yard may be smaller than you’d find in a traditional single-family home, so if you like to garden or entertain outdoors, this may not be a good fit. But if you dread yard work, it may be the perfect option.

Are amenities important?

Many properties offer swimming pools, fitness centers, and other facilities that would cost much more in a single-family setting.

Who handles maintenance and security?

Property managers often hire professionals to care for common areas and perform in-unit repairs. Keyed entries and doormen may regulate access to your home when you’re not there (good news if you travel).

Are there required reserve funds and association fees? How much are they?

Although fees generally help pay for amenities and provide savings for future repairs, the HOA or condo board determines these fees, and you’ll have to pay them even if you’re not in favor of the improvements.

What are the association rules?

Although you have a vote on future changes, association rules can dictate how you use your property. Some condos prohibit home-based businesses; others prohibit pets or don’t allow owners to rent out their units. Read the covenants, restrictions, and bylaws carefully before you make an offer.

What’s the average vacancy rate?

It’s never too early to be thinking about resale. The ease of selling your unit may depend on what else is for sale in your building, since units are similar. 

How many units are owned by investors?

Some lenders require a certain percentage of the building to be owner-occupied and may not be able to offer you financing if the ratio is too low.

Can I meet other residents before making an offer?

You will share space and decision-making duties with your neighbors when part of a homeowner association, so it’s important to make sure you can work together. If possible, try to meet your closest prospective neighbors before you decide on a place.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Windcrest Homes For Sale

Windcrest is a city in Bexar County, Texas. Windcrest is located at latitude 29.515508°, longitude -98.3802925°. The elevation is 787 ft (240 m).


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For Sellers: How to Clean When Your Home is For Sale

Executing a deep clean before putting your home on the market will not only help it shine, but it will make tidiness easier to maintain between showings. Here are some power-cleaning tips to try.

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Clean windows make a huge difference.

Remove window screens and place them outside on a tarp or other clean, waterproof surface. Use a garden hose, an all-purpose cleaner, and a soft brush to gently clean the screens. You don’t need anything special to polish up window glass; just mix a solution of one part white vinegar to eight parts water, plus a drop or two of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Wipe with newspaper to avoid streaks. (Washing on a cloudy day also reduces streaking.)

The fridge is the most common source of kitchen smells.

Check the drip tray underneath your refrigerator and wash out any standing water from defrosting. Scrub the inside of the fridge with a baking soda and water solution. Activated charcoal in the fridge can help keep odors at bay.

Think outside the house.

It’s amazing the difference a sparkling entryway makes to your home’s curb appeal. Wipe down your front door, give the doormat a good shake/vacuum, and make sure dust and dirt haven’t collected on outdoor furniture. Use a pressure washer to give your driveway and garage floor a good cleaning. The acidity in dark cola drinks can help remove oil, rust, and grease stains, along with a little elbow grease.
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Target the Bathroom.

For tile floors, apply your usual cleaner and then run a wet/dry vac, which will suck contaminants out of the grout. Pour a quarter cup each of baking soda and vinegar down the drains, leaving the concoction overnight, then flush with boiling water. Clean soap scum and mildew from plastic shower curtains by tossing them into your washer on the gentle cycle in cold water, with detergent and ½ cup vinegar (if mildew is present, add ½ cup of bleach instead of vinegar). Put a couple of large towels into the machine to act as scrubbers. Allow the curtain to drip-dry on the rod.

Make your bed better.

Vacuum mattresses and box springs, and then rotate and flip over. Do the same for removable furniture cushions. This is also a great time to wash or dry-clean the dust ruffle and mattress pad. Add new loft to a lumpy comforter by having two people vigorously shake the quilt up and down to redistribute stuffing.

Wash the walls.

Grease, smoke, and dust can adhere to walls and make even the best decorating look dingy. Resist the temptation to spot-clean since it will make the rest of the wall look dirtier. Mop walls using a general-purpose cleaner diluted with hot water. Start at the top corner of the wall to avoid drips. Don’t press too hard, and rinse the mop head frequently in clean water. Use melamine foam cleaner to erase scuffs and stains.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2020 Austin, San Antonio and Central Texas Five Star Real Estate Agent Craig Blakeley

Craig Blakeley wins the 2020 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award! Five Star Real Estate Agents represent those who are outstanding in their field. Winning agents are selected as a result of a rigorous and objective research process. For any market, each year’s field of winners represents no more than 7% of agents within the market. For more information please go to www.fivestarprofessional.com.


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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

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Is there a spot that you visit so often you’d like to purchase property? Or are you thinking of buying a vacation home that you will rent out when you’re not staying there? Whatever your motivation, there are a few considerations to make when you’re purchasing a second property.

Be Realistic About its Use

Does your dream of second-home ownership match the reality of the time and investment you’ll make? If the second property is primarily for your vacation use, factor in the costs of traveling to the location and how often you’ll be able to take advantage of it.

Think About Maintenance

Who will take care of issues with your second home when you’re away? If it’s a rental property, you might want to hire a property management company, so be sure to add those costs to your second-home budget.

Visit More Often Before You Buy

If you only visit the beach every year from Memorial Day to Labor Day, do you have a good sense for what your second-home city is like during slower months? Make sure you visit the location throughout the year and get to know everything from the weather to local activities. If you are purchasing property with the intention of renting it out, be sure you know the seasons travelers are more likely to come and that you won’t be missing out on key moneymaking times when you plan to stay there.

Talk to a Local REALTOR®

Find a REALTOR® who serves the community in which you’re searching for property. Local REALTORS® have knowledge about the area, local property values, market trends, and more. They can also connect you with professionals who know specifics about local taxes or restrictions related to rental properties. You can filter the results based on people who specialize in vacation and second-home properties or who hold the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) designation.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Dreaming of a New Home?

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If you are thinking about buying your dream home, you’ve come to the right place…

Starting the home-buying process is one of the most exciting adventures of your life, yet, without the help of an experienced professional, this process can consume a lot of your time and ultimately money. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of the real estate process, not to mention access to the information and resources you need, you won’t be able to make informed decisions. That is why it is important to bring in a professional who not only understands the real estate market, but also gets to know you and understands your needs.

I’ve helped hundreds of San Antonioian’s get into their dream home. I specialize in helping all levels of home buyers through every step of the process. I even have programs available for those who have been declined by another agent or for a home loan before. My goal is to represent you and your best interests by utilizing my many years of experience in the real estate market and my vast knowledge in truly understanding the complete home buying process. Let’s face it, a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in a lifetime. Whether you’re a first time buyer, moving up, downsizing or looking for an investment property, my expertise can help you get into the home of your dreams.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

78218 Homes For Sale

View homes for sale in San Antonio, TX 78218. Search San Antonio real estate listings to find new and pre-owned 78218 homes for sale or other San Antonio realty property. Find experienced local San Antonio real estate agents (REALTORS) to help you buy or sell a 78218 home in San Antonio, TX.


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Marion Homes For Sale

Marion is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas. Marion is located at latitude 29.5713402°, longitude -98.1402865°. The elevation is 646 ft (197 m).


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