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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 

The San Antonio residential real estate market is finally - back to normal. Existing home sales increased by a whopping 52 percent from November of last year. Most of the home sales, some 76 percent according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, were in the price range under $200,000. This is mo...
12/30/2009
The current tenants of this home have been wonderful, but they need to move to the northwest part of San Antonio, after commuting to work there for several months. At this time of the year, builders are offering great incentives to get their inventory off the books. So the tenants are buying a ne...
12/29/2009
  Bill Cherry has an excellent post about contracts, and how relocation companies rewrite them for their own purposes. State contracts are supposed to be promulgated to the benefit of both parties in the transaction--at least, to make it as fair and transparent as possible. Bill talks about those...
12/23/2009
  This is wonderful advice from Melissa Kulikoff for every time of the year, not just the holidays.   We all know someone who is older than we are.  Talk to them before they die.  My grandmother is 82 and has been my best friend for years.  She recently told me a story about a game we used to pla...
12/22/2009
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented on my previous post, as well as my ActiveRain friends who reblogged it to reach a wider audience. I wanted to follow up with more information based on some of the comments.  Because of the high level of mercury in tuna fish, cats shouldn't eat a ...
12/11/2009
Marchel has some great information on sending care packages to our service members at APO addresses. Also, she suggests you check out Soldiers Angels. Another great organization is Any Soldier, which has a list of specific items the troops need. Whatever your feelings about the wars in Iraq and ...
12/04/2009
Another cat food manufacturer has issued a recall of two varieties of dry cat food. Diamond Pet Food's Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food was recalled after 21 cats became sick from thiamine deficiency.  Visit this website for information on the symptoms of thiamine...
12/03/2009
While I was in San Diego for the NAR conference, I walked to the convention center from my hotel most mornings. I usually tried to catch one of the buses in the afternoon, thank goodness, because it got surprisingly chilly by the end of the day. On one of the days that I didn't get a bus, I walk...
12/02/2009
One of the best things about attending the NAR conference in San Diego was the chance to finally meet Russel Ray and Jim Frimmer, whom I have gotten to know through ActiveRain.  Russel and Jim picked me up, took me to the zoo for an evening tour on the upper deck of the bus, and then took me out...
12/02/2009
I was recently inspired by 'Rainer Teresa Boardman to explore HDR photography. But not being willing to go to the trouble of taking multiple exposures, instead I hunted for some Photoshop plug-ins to help me achieve the same effect. I got pretty close with a couple of filters to adjust highlight...
12/02/2009
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