HOUSE-HUNTERS

HGTV is my MTV and “House-Hunters” is one of my favorite “music videos!” HGTV has been airing “House-Hunters” over and over and over again.  The scenarios with each couple are also repetitive.  On each episode, there are two people buying a home for the first time. They have THREE categories to seriously consider… 1. Price 2.Continue reading “HOUSE-HUNTERS”

Blogging for Breakfast

I’ve been going through articles this morning, trying to catch up on some local news. I’m getting side-tracked with my phone notifications from Facebook. *SQUIRREL*  Oh, Fiesta… you bring out the “happy” in people!  🙂 Fiesta makes me think of food… thoughts of food reminds me that I’m hungry.  I haven’t had breakfast yet, andContinue reading “Blogging for Breakfast”

HEY! RASPA GUY!

What a weekend I’m having so far!  Last night, I tried a new eatery (151 Bar & Grill), today I was out showing properties all afternoon and I ended the day with a sweet and sour “Mangonada” created by one of my best buddies, Steve Casas.  I took my client and her sister to meetContinue reading “HEY! RASPA GUY!”

Can You Trust a REALTOR®?

When a new client chooses to work with me, I am presented with a new challenge.  Whether they are friends, family or complete strangers, I have a goal to earn their total trust and loyalty.  I know I have a level of trust and loyalty with friends and family, but when they are first-time homeContinue reading “Can You Trust a REALTOR®?”

RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets

(Re-Blogged.  Recipe and Instructions are added below)  09 April 2012. Happy Easter, friends!  It’s 1:00 am Sunday morning, and we just finished the so-called, ”quick and easy,” dessert.  We detoured from the original recipe and made a few substitutions.  After some trial and error (and three hours later), we finally have our Chocolate Chip EasterContinue reading “RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets”

APRIL 2012 – Easter, Fiesta and Lots of FREE Stuff

As promised, I am delivering a list of April events for the San Antonio area.  There are still other events I’d like to post, so come back during the week for an update.  If you have an event you’d like me to include, please feel free to add them in the comments below.  I’ll beContinue reading “APRIL 2012 – Easter, Fiesta and Lots of FREE Stuff”

APRIL 2012 – Fiesta, Parades and More

Over the weekend, I will update my blog with an events calendar for San Antonio, TX (and surrounding areas). From the Battle of Flowers Parade to the Port Aransas Sandfest, I will gather the details and share them with you here. Don’t worry about surfing all over the net to find out what’s going onContinue reading “APRIL 2012 – Fiesta, Parades and More”

LOCAL REAL ESTATE NEWS: A Bigger, Better Deal

[SUNDAY NEWS- San Antonio Real Estate as seen by Val J Aranda, REALTOR® – Metro Realty] REAL ESTATE HIGHLIGHT:  I had a pretty interesting encounter with a Builder this past week.  For the first time, in a long time, a Builder’s Sales Counselor could not wave enough “incentives” in front of my client to entice himContinue reading “LOCAL REAL ESTATE NEWS: A Bigger, Better Deal”

BOTHER A REALTOR®

Today, I was researching Real Estate Apps from my phone. On one of the applications, I saw a user’s comment that read, “I want to find information on a house (online) before I bother a REALTOR®.” I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say, “PLEASE, BOTHER US!” For one, it’s not aContinue reading “BOTHER A REALTOR®”

LOCAL REAL ESTATE NEWS (Curb Appeal)

[Express News, San Antonio, TX – SUNDAY, 11 March 2012 Edition – referenced article; “SELLING A HOME:  Nailing the Curb Appeal.”] MY THOUGHTS:  For many home sellers, January can be a rough month.  Their properties might have been listed for six to twelve months, and never got a SOLD sign.  When February comes around, someContinue reading “LOCAL REAL ESTATE NEWS (Curb Appeal)”