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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - 398351
Real estate in the San Antonio metro area, the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, and on the Guadalupe River. My market area includes the northern half of San Antonio (Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, and Stone Oak) and northeast (Randolph AFB, Universal City, Windcrest, Schertz, and Cibolo) to New Braunfels, Seguin, and Canyon Lake, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. My blog also covers photography; houses and homes; investments and rental properties; pets and wildlife; birds, butterflies, and flowers in my organic garden; travel; fun stuff; and whatever else takes my fancy.



If you're going to buy, rehab, and flip houses, be sure to pay your contractors and the other members of your team.The star of the first two seasons of Flip This House, Armando Montelongo, is accused of not paying his appraisal bills for the properties he bought to rehab. Here's the story from Sa...
Today, get out your binoculars if necessary and walk around your house. Look up at the eaves and the edge of the roof overhang and the roof itself. See any holes?You might have a furry little family in your attic. Even if you haven't heard any noises, they may have entered on the other side of th...
Texas is one of the few states to be continuing to add jobs, just one of the reasons that the real-estate downturn has not had as much of an effect here as in other states. And two companies headquartered in San Antonio have made it onto Fortune magazine's annual list of top 100 employers. They i...
I just received an exciting e-mail from the IRS:After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $480.23. (Goody! Er, does this mean you've been monitoring all my fiscal activity?)Please submit the tax refund request an...
I was sick and tired of hearing about what a great guy George Washington was: how honest he was, what an inspiring leader he became in cold weather, how sharp he looked with his wooden teeth—blah, blah, blah. Well, recently I got the goods on old George. Last week I talked to a lady from my mom's...
These photos speak for themselves, although they're probably not saying what the listing agents wanted them to. They aren't the worst photos attached to the listings, they are the ONLY ones. A lot for sale--is this the seller? A neighbor? A security guard? Another lot for sale, with nice dirt and...
A couple of weeks ago, I had to kill some time and run a couple of errands in Schertz. (According to the US post office, I live about 200 feet from the boundary line of Schertz, in Cibolo, to the east.)Since I had my camera with me, I thought I'd try to capture some of the contrasts between the o...
Revisiting this post from 2008, I had an e-mail from some clients overseas asking about the average price per square foot in ZIP code 78249 to help them decide whether to make an offer on a second home and for how much. They saw the Board of Realtor statistics published from December and were won...

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CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
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