Home Builder Facts

“The Builder didn’t tell me that!”[updated: 09 Nov 2017]  First of all, this is by no means a post to bash home builders! I LOVE working with home builders.  Unfortunately, the average Joe/Jane is not familiar with the partnerships between Builders and REALTORS®, so they walk into a model home blindly.  They shake hands withContinue reading “Home Builder Facts”

In The Line Of Duty

I stand at attention.  I wait for my orders.  I salute the Texas community. This year, I am making some improvements.  My Real Estate career is officially under construction.  My focus has been and always will be to provide a top-notch service to my Real Estate Clientele.  Now with almost thirteen years of Real EstateContinue reading “In The Line Of Duty”

A STORY: Culebra Rd and Red Lobster

In late 1986, my Dad received his USMC Orders to transfer from Beaufort, South Carolina to San Antonio, TX. Our REALTOR® (at the time) drove us through new neighborhoods around the Ingram Mall area, since Dad’s new recruiting office was off of Ingram Rd. Weaving through construction zones and trying to avoid pot holes, theContinue reading “A STORY: Culebra Rd and Red Lobster”

NO Assembly Required

Your “baby” wants her first bicycle!  You go to the store, you inspect every 2-wheeler (with training wheels) and you compare prices.  Your little “Dora the Explorer” will be cruising the driveway in no time! BUT WAIT… you’ve been standing in the same aisle for 30 minutes… you’re trying to decide between TWO great prospects. Continue reading “NO Assembly Required”

Texas Homestead Exemption

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS offered in the state of Texas: ALERT!  New filing requirements took effect September 1, 2011.  This page provides the new law and filing requirements. JANUARY 2013:  FILING FOR A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WHAT’S A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION?  It’s a way to receive a discount on your Property Taxes. In TEXAS you have the right toContinue reading “Texas Homestead Exemption”

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”

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”