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”


To help spread the Holiday cheer, I held a Photo Contest on Facebook to showcase family’s Christmas Lights and decorations!  We had THREE gorgeous entries and ONE lucky winner. Battista Family Home | 2010 WINNER OF THE $50 VISA GIFT CARD… Just in time for Christmas!  Congratulations. The Battista family graced us with a festiveContinue reading “CHRISTMAS CONTEST 2010”


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”


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… 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 on the clock… evenContinue reading “24-Hour Real Estate Advice”