Uncategorized Holiday Lights in the San Antonio Area Here’s a list of places to view holiday lights. The River Walk 100 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205 November 29-December 31, 2019 Travis Park 301 E Travis, San Antonio, TX 78205 November 24-December 31, 2019 Windcrest 8601 Midcrown Dr, Windcrest, TX 78239 December 5-December 31, 2019 University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway St, […]
Uncategorized Holiday Photos with Santa Check out this list of locations for holiday photos with Santa. Bass Pro Shops 17907 W IH 10, San Antonio, TX 78257 December 2-24, 2019 Lighting of the Lights Helotes City Hall: 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023 December 6, 2019 | 6-9pm Lexus at Dominion 21531 W Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX […]
Uncategorized This Weekend – October 5 and 6 Saturday, October 5 it’s The 20th Annual Huevos Rancheros Gala and Silent Art Auction. Location is the Guadalupe Plaza, 1327 Guadalupe St 78207 and time is 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This event is hosted by San Anto Cultural Arts and supports after school art programs. There will be live music, art for sale and […]
Uncategorized What’s On This Weekend – September 28 and 29 12th Annual SNIPSA Race for the Rescues The 5K event includes competitive and non-competitive races. Race alone or with your dog! Saturday at the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool. The money raised benefits homeless and abandoned animals in our city.  Registration begins at 6:15 am and the race starts at 8:00 am. Participation cost is $35.00. […]
Uncategorized Fun This Weekend September 20-22 Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21 it’s Jazz’SALive. This is San Antonio’s official Jazz Music Festi­val. This free event is held at Travis Park and includes festival food, craft vendors, live music and much more. For more details and a full list of musicians click here. Also, Friday, September 20 the Beethoven Maennerchor, are […]
Uncategorized This Weekend September 14 and 15 Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-6, 9/14 & 15 it’s the Morphinominal Expo! This event for all the Power Ranger fans out there and is at the Wonderland of Americas. There will be actors portraying the Power Rangers as well as movies. Everything Power Ranger will be at this event. Free for the entire family with […]
Uncategorized Weekend Activities September 7 & 8, 2019 Saturday, September 7, 2019, a Vinyl Record Show is at the Schertz Civic Center from 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Search for hard to find records and newer ones as well. Get in early with a $10.00 admission or at the standard price of $5.00. Click here for information and tickets. The Pickerell Park Pool […]
Uncategorized Ready for the Labor Day Weekend? Are you staying in town for the 3-Day Labor Day weekend? Make your choice from among these activities. DOSEUM ADULT NIGHT Ever wanted to play at the Doseum without the kiddos? Tonight 7:00-9:00 is Adult Night at the Doseum. There’s music, drinks, bites from local restaurants, and more! What a great time for anyone over […]
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Uncategorized Are Institutional Buyers (iBuyers) a Good Deal? The term “iBuyer” may not be familiar to the consumer., but most have heard of OpenDoor, Perch, etc. I like to define “iBuyer” as an Institutional Buyer, aka sharks. They sell convenience to the consumer. If the consumer doesn’t realize their real risk (and most don’t), it can look very tempting. Here’s a realistic view […]
Uncategorized This Weekend in San Antonio Area August 24-25, 2019 Witte Museum Tonight, August 23rd, at the Witte Museum, they are having an event called Whiskey Business. It will have dozens of samples of whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches from local distiller­ies, Scotland and more! They will also have sample dishes from many of the hottest restaurants here in town, live music, craft beer, and so […]
Uncategorized What to Look For When Shopping For a Mortgage Lender There’s a lot of competition between lenders looking for your business, and you deserve to find the best fit for you. An article on Investopedia said a Google search for “mortgage lenders” yields around 72 million results. Here is the daunting list of things to think about when choosing a lender. Is this the person […]
Uncategorized Things to Know About Shopping For a Home Online All those real estate websites and apps help me help my client, but buyers need to be savvy. Some sites fail to keep out the fraudsters and even if the property is properly listed, a buyer could be setting themselves up if they aren’t careful. Agents Buy Leads If you request information on property showing […]
Uncategorized The Witte: One of Many San Antonio Museum Experiences The Witte Museum is located a little north of downtown San Antonio and is adjacent to Brackenridge Park (itself an experience to be treasured).  The Witte’s website has this tagline “Where Nature, Science and Culture Meet.” From my experience of The Witte, I have to say it lives up to their tagline. The newest exhibit is […]
Uncategorized Looking for Arts in San Antonio? Try The Tobin Center What’s your entertainment style? The Tobin Center might just be the place for you. Below are the genres listed on their website. If you drill down into the “Music” category, the results are as diverse as a Sinatra tribute to a tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The Tobin Center is truly a wonderful place. Here […]
Uncategorized San Antonio Area Distilleries Looking for an interesting tour? Try these three San Antonio area distilleries. Alamo Distilling Co. 621 Chestnut St. 78202 210-325-7853 Reservations required at least a day in advance Has an events Facebook page www.alamodistilling.com   Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Co. 3834 Whirlwind Dr. 78217 210-339-2282 Tour times every Saturday at 2 PM Private tours […]
Uncategorized Explanation of Earnest Money and Option Fee Difficult topics for a blog post, but since I promised to define them, here we go. Earnest Money Earnest Money is a deposit made by a real estate Buyer to show good faith in a transaction. The money is held at the title company until closing. In the San Antonio market, Earnest Money is approximately 1% […]
Uncategorized Buying Your First Home Buying your first home can be exciting and a bit anxiety ridden. Here are a few things to know when you’re ready to start. Get Preapproved Many people think that shopping for a mortgage will hurt their credit rating, but it’s much different than taking out a store card or even financing a car. Mortgage […]
Uncategorized Wishing All a Joyous and Prosperous 2019 Looking to buy a new home for the New Year? I would love to help!
Uncategorized Positive Economics for the Coming Year Since I initially drafted this post, the average interest rate has dropped nearly half a point. Good news abounds! The coming year is looking economically healthy for San Antonio. Below are some slides from a presentation given by Lawrence Yun* in November 2018. His report is entitled, “Economic Trends and Outlook in a Rising Interest Rate […]
Uncategorized Making Your House Attractive to Buyers Basically, the most attractive house is clean and decluttered. Clean and decluttered on the outside too. If your budget permits, painting the interior in a neutral color can sell a house quicker than almost anything, but it can be especially important if the wall colors are individualized to the Seller’s taste. If carpet or flooring […]