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1932 Craftsman Bungalow offers Urban Living

139 Terry Ct. San Antonio, TX 78212 Own a Piece of San Antonio History  Oscar Felan, Realtor It was during the 1880s and 1890s, that members of the Tobin family built several homes in the Old Main Association and Gillum Addition when this particular area of San Antonio became known as Tobin Hill (http://www.sanantonio.gov/historic/historicsites/Surveys/tobinhill). Nestled […]

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Fiesta Tips 2017

It’s that time again, Fiesta in San Antonio and you can start to feel the buzz around the city.  Wreaths come out on doorways for another year , events and parties are being planned, kids are anticipating the excitement of the parades…It is a spectacular time of year.  The first fiesta parade was in 1891 […]

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Equal Opportunity in the Real Estate Industry

Equal Opportunity in the Real Estate Industry   “Bigger is better” is the saying, and sometimes that is true.  It was true for the longest time in the real estate industry when marketing was dominated by print advertising.  The National brands held a distinct advantage over smaller independent firms due to extensively larger advertising budgets. […]

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The Texas Antique and Junkers Mecca, Warrenton Texas

Every year for as long as I could remember I’ve gone to the spring and fall shows in Rountop/Warrenton, TX. It wasn’t far from our home of Bryan and for me it was always a ceremonial decorating jumping off point for the spring and fall seasons. I still have people ask “What is Antique Weekend?” […]

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When is the home buying season? (a case study of the Stone Oak area)

The title is a loaded question. So, let’s clear things up by stating that I am asking when is the best time of the year to look for and purchase a home within the Stone Oak area. To answer this question, I completed a market analysis of the general Stone Oak area inclusive of all […]

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All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

While touring the Dominion Hills Condominium Subdivision with a client, we ran across an interesting property that seemed a bit out of place. Typically, you’ll find that homes for sale in the Dominion Hills currently range from $329,000 to $2,099,999 or $158.50 to $362.06 per square foot. They’re condos with a residential home feel; Gated […]

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Sellers – Protect your interests and your money!

I am starting to notice an alarming new trend happening during real estate transactions.  Sales not closing as per the signed and agreed to contractual closing date.  This is a violation of the terms of the sale, and grounds for termination of the contract by the seller. Whether the delay is caused by the buyer, […]

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The Big Five

The Big Five In a very short and simple fashion, I am going to give you my best advice when you are buying a home. Especially if it is your first home. Let us assume you have selected the house you want to purchase, and you have negotiated a price satisfactory to both you and […]

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Fiesta Decorating Hot Spots

Fiesta time in San Antonio means parties, parades, food, fun and Mexican themed decorations. With my background in design I’ve had to find the best sources for supplies. I thought I’d share some of my favorite shopping spots for all things Fiesta! Travis Wholesale , located near The Pearl, has paper flowers in all shapes, colors […]

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San Antonio’s Southtown, Urban Hot Spot

  With so many wonderful areas in San Antonio, it’s easy for even the most demanding of families to find a great place to live. But if someone asked me choose a spot with the hottest restaurants, culturally diverse people, interesting neighborhoods and architecture, and the most exciting nightlife, I’d have to point them in […]

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