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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.

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2009 

This home has just been refreshed and renewed with more neutral-colored paint in the living areas. Thanks to the recent rains, the grass is looking greener and the landscaping is perking up. The sellers spent tens of thousands of dollars planting mature trees and flowering shrubs, and they maint...
08/31/2009
Some recent posts:  Do we look like we're having fun?  It happened to me! And I reacted just the way any other seller would  Butterfly looking for a place to lay her eggs  Can you identify this insect? It looks and acts like a bee, but it's not yellow or striped!  You know you need a vacation wh...
08/30/2009
Some recent posts:  I never thought I'd call a mosquito THIS, but ...  Everything is bigger in Texas, but not as big as it used to be  Bad MLS photos! Photos of homes still for sale in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas  Speechless Sunday: a relaxing one  Do we look like we're having fun?  It...
08/30/2009
My husband's best friend from Italy came to visit us for a couple of weeks. He wanted to see all the attractions in San Antonio, and the subject of Six Flags Fiesta Texas came up. He told me he'd love to go on the rollercoasters. Hot dog! Even though I grew up here, I'd never been to Fiesta Texas...
08/30/2009
It's only a matter of time until your identity or at least your financial information is stolen. My business credit-card number was stolen a couple of years ago, most likely at a fast-food restaurant. I read somewhere that you are much more likely to have your credit-card information stolen in a...
08/30/2009
You ActiveRainers must have been doing your best rain dance. Finally, after two spectacular thunderstorms in the last few days that were entertaining, but disappointingly did not bring any rain, the one last night did. It was wonderful. We still need lots of rain, though. The drought affecting Sa...
08/28/2009
Lane's post struck a chord with me. I have been there! Usually, it's because the listing agent is in a hurry and forgets to give the showing service the alarm code for their new listing. If I'm with clients, we cover our ears and tour the house, trying to ignore the noise of the home phone ringin...
08/28/2009
Yes, you guessed it. It's the Rose Window (La Ventana de la Rosa) at Mission San Jose in San Antonio. The San Jose mission was established on the San Antonio River in 1720 and is considered a model for the other missions. It's also the best preserved. The National Park Service manages the missio...
08/27/2009
Thanks, Roland! What a great feature, among the many features that Google Voice offers. I'm drawing attention to his post so you can let your military clients know about it, too. Accorging to the Google Blog, Military members who have .mil email account can now sign up for Google Voice to help t...
08/07/2009
Yesterday I submitted a third offer for my client on a fixer-upper owned by FNMA. FNMA requires a 10% earnest money deposit, which is a heckuva lot for the San Antonio market. The first two offers were competing with at least one offer, which was accepted. I received a FNMA form from someone at t...
08/07/2009
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