RENT-VS-BUYING

The end of the year is near.  Many of us will be making new resolutions for 2011.  This next year, I’m going to focus on home maintenance!  My little “to-do” list is getting a little too long.  Power-washing, paint touch-up, new bedroom set and maybe a new refrigerator!  I love my home. Around this timeContinue reading “RENT-VS-BUYING”

Real Estate MOVIE TRIVIA

Does this home look familiar? http://static.animoto.com/swf/w.swf?w=swf/vp1&e=1289413943&f=6Wb1i7oHl1i8pNyjLuq1wA&d=34&m=b&r=w&i=m&options= (click on the link for the Animoto Slideshow of this home for more clues)     Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.

HOME MAINTENANCE: Fall Tips

Appliance Maintenance: Water Heaters Keep your water heater running efficiently and reliably with this simple maintenance routine. Read Essential Heating System Maintenance Getting your home’s heating system professionally serviced every year will keep it running smoothly and help keep heating costs under control. Read Chimney Maintenance for Warmth and Safety Chimney maintenance and a fireplaceContinue reading “HOME MAINTENANCE: Fall Tips”

The Texas Renaissance Festival

I put down my pen and I picked up my sword… I traveled to Sherwood, where no one is bored! Magnificent trees and cool Texas breeze… Too bad the pollen made some of us sneeze! The weather was fair despite the down-pour… It lasted two minutes, no need for uproar. “Ded Bob” was too funny,Continue reading “The Texas Renaissance Festival”

24-Hour Real Estate Advice

  Val-A-Homes San Antonio, TX [Use your smartphone’s Bar Scanner to scan the bar code/image.  You’ll be taken straight to my web site… http://www.Val-A-Homes.com%5D     Texas MLS Access (Homes, Condos, Townhomes, Duplexes… FOR SALE NOW) Advice for Buyers Advice for Sellers Advice for Investors Advice for Texas Home Owners & Their Families I’m onContinue reading “24-Hour Real Estate Advice”

The Oldest Home in the United States

No matter where I go or what I do… in the back of my mind is Real Estate! I recently took a road trip from San Antonio to Albuquerque to Santa Fe then back home to San Antonio. While in Santa Fe, we came across “The Oldest House in the U.S.A.!”  This was the “PotContinue reading “The Oldest Home in the United States”

Val on Vacation

I placed my business on Auto-Pilot and took a little vacation!  Thanks to my Assistant, I was able to keep my laptop in my suitcase! Our destination… Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We loaded the Hummer and spun our wheels for twelve hours!  Our main target was the annual Balloon Fiesta… the spectacular sight of hundreds ofContinue reading “Val on Vacation”

A “Lot” to Invest: For the Next Generation

Once upon a time, loving and thoughtful parents used part of their savings to invest in Real Estate so that one day their children could build their own dream homes.  But lately, I’ve been listing those pieces of land handed down from one generation to another. Just recently, I met a retired Military man whoContinue reading “A “Lot” to Invest: For the Next Generation”

Hard Labor–Day

Because I LOVE what I do: During the season of the “$8000 Tax Credit,” I became a permanent fixture in my own vehicle.  My Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer “travels” consisted of San Antonio’s Loop 410, Loop 1604 and hundreds of streets in between.  I was a regular patron of Starbucks where the cozy clubContinue reading “Hard Labor–Day”