realtor: Improve the Security of the Doors in your Home - 10/26/13 03:52 AM
Improve the Security of the Doors in your Home

Improve the security of the doors in your home just by replacing the short screws that attach the strike plate to the door frame with 2.5-3 inch #8 stainless steel sheet metal screws. This will help in slowing down an intruder breaking through the door. The reason why is that the longer, and stronger screws actually penetrate the 2X4s behind the door frame instead of just the 1 inch door frame itself.
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realtor: San Antonio Real Estate Market - 8-26-2011 - 08/26/11 04:39 AM
San Antonio Real Estate Market
The San Antonio Real Estate market data shows that the number of days a home is on the market is still holding steady at 133 days on average over the last 30 days.
The information from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS shows that almost 20 percent of the homes that come into the San Antonio Real Estate Market in the next 30 days will go under contract! This is holding steady over the last few months. In the last 30 days 1488 homes have sold and 598 went under contract. In the last 10 days … (0 comments)

realtor: How to Build a Home in San Antonio - 08/12/11 03:10 AM
How to Build a Home in San AntonioWhen I'm representing a client that wants to Build a Home in San Antonio, I always make sure that they understand that my position in the transaction is to assist them in getting questions answered throughout the process. I also emphasize that no home is perfect regardless how new it is, and when a builder builds a home in San Antonio many times the contractors that are hired for the job may be the same contractors for another builder.When you Build a Home in San Antonio or any place for that matter, it is … (1 comments)

realtor: Certified Negotiation Expert Designation - 08/08/11 11:21 AM
Randy Elgin  Receives “Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®)” Designation
Randy Elgin has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert(CNE®) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE® is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training from.  Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally.
With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home.  CNE® agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to 1) communicate effectively to uncover more information, 2) help clients understand their options, … (2 comments)

realtor: San Antonio Open Houses - 05/08/11 10:18 AM
San Antonio Open Houses don't just occur on Sundays, they actually happen 24-hours per day. The big question I have for you is would you rather search the internet and find a great home based on the pictures, information and the way it is being marketed and then contact a REALTOR®, or would you rather drive around and tour the inside of homes on your spare time? Many may say both and I applaud you. There is a definite benefit to touring the inside of tje home you plan to purchase.
The 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Buyers and … (2 comments)

realtor: Short Sales in San Antonio - 04/18/11 08:41 AM
Short Sales in San Antonio
I went through the MLS today to see how many Short Sales in San Antonio there were. Based on my quick search there are less than 200 homes in some status other than sold, and in the last 30 days 11 Short Sales in San Antonio sold. That is just over 6% of the 200 homes.
Let's compare the Short Sales with the HUD and VA homes. With over 14,000 homes in San Antonio that are available, about 50 are VA homes and just over 570 are HUD homes. In the last 30 days there were … (1 comments)

realtor: Buying or Selling Affordable Homes in San Antonio, TX - 10/07/10 04:23 AM
Buying or Selling Affordable Homes in San Antonio, TX 
I looked at some comparable sales in an area of San Antonio, TX yesterday for a buyer who told me that they were going to offer $80,000 on a home listed for $105,000 because it was a Buyers Market. This buyer told me that they had been Searching for Affordable Homes on the internet and since they had been a REALTOR in the past knew how to assess the value of a home.

I completed my analysis of homes for sale in San Antonio, TX and when I gave … (0 comments)

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Author Bio: Randy Elgin specializes in affordable homes for sale in Northwest San Antonio, TX. He serves residential, commercial and investor clients. He believes a needs analysis is an important first step and understanding what their goals are and how to help them achieve those goals is paramount.

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