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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.



During the holiday season, the barrage of unsolicited address labels, letters, and calls to my home phone (unanswered) intensifies to a fever pitch. How do I choose which charities will get my donations and support? I am not much of a volunteer, and I prefer to give money or goods rather than tim...
I was a tenant many times and long before I was a landlady, and I've lived in a lot of apartments and houses. I try to learn from my mistakes, and it's helped to relate my experience of being a tenant to owning and managing rental properties. Thinking back over the years, here are my observations...
Real estate is local, of course, and I have noticed certain things over the years that make a house stubbornly cling to its sellers instead of taking in new owners. At least in my area, and maybe in others, these issues can cause the house to take longer to sell. One of them is blue carpet, as pe...
In my previous life I was a copy editor, which explains why it bugs me so much when I see these poor words abused in ads and articles. They are homonyms that people hear in speech, but don't spell correctly in context. So here are the verbs that are getting on my nerves right now: Piqued: My inte...
I recently showed a small sample of potential single-family rental homes in northwest San Antonio near the Medical Center, USAA, UTSA, and west towards Lackland AFB, Sea World, and the financial and data centers off Highway 151. My client was only in town for the afternoon, and had been delayed t...
  I loved the way the late-afternoon sunlight looked shining through this giant swallowtail's wings. The butterflies have been feeding on the last flowers of the lantana, buddleia, and even the basil. What appear to be orange fur or feathers on this bordered patch are actually scales. Butterfly s...
Okay, I promised those of you who care a couple of pictures from the Halloween party we went to. My husband had to be dragged along, since he hates parties, especially costume parties, which he calls fancy dress parties. But even he enjoyed it. I think. Guess what we went as? Be specific now!    ...
Some of the bees' favorite plants in our garden have finished blooming or died back, like the batface and the hyssop. But there are plenty of other flowers to keep them busy (as bees, of course)! Look at all the pollen in those saddlebags! Actually they're called pollen baskets, or corbicula. (I'...

Robin Rogers

CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
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