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Welcome to Universal City, Texas - a great place to live - 02/24/09 10:17 AM
Universal City, part of the San Antonio MSA and located on the northeast corner of Bexar County, starts at Randolph Air Force Base's north gate. The main drag through the city from the entrance to Randolph is Pat Booker Road, which connects Loop 1604, San Antonio's "outer loop," to State Highway 78 and the all-important Southern Pacific Railroad that parallels 78. The city was named by a developer to designate the universal importance of the air base, which opened in 1931. The photo shows workers sprucing up the "Taj Mahal," the control tower at Randolph AFB. Pat Booker Road (SH 218) was (4 comments)
A new tax break for first-time home buyers - 02/22/09 05:07 PM
The housing stimulus portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides for an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers who buy a home on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. The credit does not need to be paid back, and is claimed on a tax return to reduce the income tax liability. If any of the credit remains unused, then that amount will be refunded to the home buyer. Last year's $7,500 tax credit was also a good deal, although it has to be paid back over 15 years, or when the home is sold. (6 comments)
It's my lucky day! I just got another e-mail from a wonderful tenant! - 02/11/09 03:06 PM
Although they're not "just tenants," she and her husband are also clients of mine, and have become friends. They are some of the nicest people in all the world, and I'm so lucky to have met them. Here's what she just wrote me: Just had to send you another quick email thanking you again for letting us rent your beach condo. The weather is absolutely perfect today and what a spectacle it is! Some of our brave Canadian visitors on the beach are even swimming in the bay. They keep going "OOOH", but are having great fun....
I am so blessed. Here's (4 comments)
This is the kind of message from tenants that you want to receive! - 02/11/09 01:30 PM
Note: I've changed the names of these lovely tenants so nobody tries to steal them away from me! From: Robin RogersSubject: Lease extension Hi, Amanda and Guillermo: Your lease expires (already!) on March 1. Since I haven't heard from you, I presume you are planning to stay on? What are your plans? Has the office reorganization been put on hold? The taxes and mortgage payment went up last fall by $27/month, unfortunately. So I am thinking of splitting the difference and changing the rent to $990. This wouldn't start until April so you have time to adjust the payroll withdrawal. I'm (3 comments)
Newly remodeled home in quiet cul-de-sac: 838 Boulder Drive, Universal City, TX - 02/10/09 11:17 AM
On a personal note: my client did an incredible job remodeling this home. His attention to detail is amazing, and I am referring him to family members and other clients. He also found me a new landscaping team that I'm looking forward to working with. This project turned out to be a total win-win! (2 comments)
My first - and possibly last - short sale transaction - 02/10/09 10:49 AM
<rant> Well, we're waiting for the litigator for the lender to reply to his numerous voicemails, faxes, and e-mails. His boss said he was "one of the best" they have and didn't know why he wasn't getting back to the listing agent. He had responded very quickly with a counter to a previous offer. It was not accepted, but he agreed to the listing agent's suggestion of dropping the price. But when my client made a full-price offer, all-cash, set to close in 10 days, he suddenly vanished. - Did he get in trouble for agreeing to the lower price? - Is he (7 comments)
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