The hard truth about Renting versus Buying

I recently had a conversation with a very intelligent young man who was SO convinced that renting was better than buying, his “wall” of judgement was too thick to penetrate. He wanted to “be convinced” otherwise. Look… there’s no other way to put it: – a recent buyer-client moved into his new home around ChristmasContinue reading “The hard truth about Renting versus Buying”

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES BY AGENT VAL

*******2013 POST****** *******2013 POST****** *******2013 POST****** WHO WILL BE THE ONE LUCKY WINNER? Here’s your chance to win $100* for your Back-to-School shopping!  The Facebook giveaway is just in time for the TAX FREE WEEKEND (August 9th-11th, 2013)! ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES~ OPTION #1:  Fill out the short entry form below.  YourContinue reading “BACK-TO-SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES BY AGENT VAL”

A House is Like a Box of Cereal

A FACEBOOK FRIEND BRINGS UP A GREAT “LISTING” QUESTION.  When preparing a house for sale:  “Extreme Makeover.  Is that the direction of today’s real estate market?” I enjoy interacting with customers, clients and friends on my Facebook page (Val-A-Homes.com on Facebook).  This week, I had a potential seller post a web page showing some beforeContinue reading “A House is Like a Box of Cereal”

S.O.S. – Let’s “Spoil Our Sweethearts”

 VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY  (San Antonio, TX) Entries accepted Friday, February 8, 2013 through Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:00 PM (CST)  [Sponsored by Val J Aranda and Daylon G. Brady, Castle & Cooke Mortgage] WINNER #1 will receive TWO FREE Movie Passes to the Santikos Palladium Theater ($20 Value) —AND— a $50 Gift Card to “Maggiano’s Little Italy!“ And forContinue reading “S.O.S. – Let’s “Spoil Our Sweethearts””

THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY UPDATE

In case you haven’t heard, I’m running a Thanksgiving Giveaway titled, “Agent Val Gives Back-2012!”  It’s just my way of giving back to folks who follow my social sites and support my business efforts. Once upon a time, about three years ago, I closed my eyes and took a dive into Facebook.  I wanted toContinue reading “THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY UPDATE”

AGENT VAL GIVES BACK: 2012

11/20/2012 – GIVEAWAY STATUS UPDATE:  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!  Congratulations to the winners and…  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES!  Giveaway Status Update – 11/19/2012:  Thanks to my business partner, Daylon Brady, Senior Loan Officer with Castle & Cooke Mortgage, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $50.00 each to spend at “Thirty-One Gifts” by Laura Ramon Meza, Consultant! *** ***Continue reading “AGENT VAL GIVES BACK: 2012”

Superbowl Snacks

After picking and poking through web sites, I found several recipes that can totally take the focus away from the BIG game!  *snickering*  😉 For your web-surfing convenience, I’ve re-Pinned, Tweeted and Posted the Recipes here:   <<–With Bonus Recipes added to Pinterest     Follow @AgentVal —- Val J Aranda, REALTOR® HOUSES IN SAN ANTONIOContinue reading “Superbowl Snacks”