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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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2010 

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    I was fascinated by the trees, ferns, and scrubby plants clinging to the cliffs surrounding Box Canyon Falls in Ouray, Colorado. I especially liked the way the rocks changed color and mood when clouds passed over. The trees looked stubborn and lonesome silhouetted against the sky. I have ple...
08/31/2010
I recently went to Colorado for my nephew's wedding in Montrose. A group of us went to Ouray for the day, and some of us walked around downtown. We went into several arts and crafts shops and antique stores. I even bought some things, and I'm not much for shopping. But one of the highlights of a ...
08/31/2010
On August 14, Sysco broke ground for a huge new distribution center in Schertz. The 635,000-square-foot facility will help the giant food service distributor consolidate its existing San Antonio and Round Rock facilities.  About 600 people will be employed there, half of them relocating from the ...
08/31/2010
  This lovely home is located in the historic Monticello Park neighborhood, where homes built in the late '20s and ’30s hearken back to Italianate Revival villas and Tudor cottages, with the occasional Mediterranean manse thrown in for good measure. Stone and stucco are the norm, and the interio...
08/30/2010
The good news is that I received an offer on one of my listings today. The bad news is that the buyer is requesting a brand-new survey at the seller's expense, even though we already have an original of the survey done in 2001. It was acceptable to the title company when my client bought the hous...
08/25/2010
This is a troubling issue. Ruthmarie continues to post and reblog other AR posts on this subject. It will have an impact on us all, so it's a good idea to look into it further. I know, I know, this sounds about as interesting  as watching paint dry.  it’s kind of like having fire insurance.  The...
08/15/2010
  My nephew got married to a wonderful woman last weekend at her parents' house in Montrose, Colorado. I went for a walk with the pastor after the ceremony, and took some photos of the trees, mountains, and sky. The clouds cooperated and provided us with a spectacular sunset to mark the end of a...
08/14/2010
I'm thinking of remodeling the master bathroom, and trying to "go green." Debbie has some detailed information on what kinds of flooring are available to choose from. More and more I am getting customers who want green flooring products.  This really makes me happy.  Sometimes it's easy to find ...
08/13/2010
Got deer? If not, just move to popular Hollywood Park, on the north side of the San Antonio metro area. Homes here are on large, tree-studded lots, and deer roam happily, coexisting with joggers and dog walkers. This home was completely remodeled, so the happy new owners can watch the deer throu...
08/13/2010
  Wouldn't you like to impress your friends with more facts about dragonflies? Here are some: - The maximum speed of large dragonflies is around 25 to 30 miles an hour. The average cruising speed is about 10 mph. - Dragonflies rely on their eyesight more than on their sense of touch or smell, unl...
08/13/2010
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