Canyon Lake, TX Real Estate News

By Carl Winters
                                                         Halloween Safety                                                                            A Few Reminders.........      SAFETY RULES       ...........For Trick or Treat   Always use common sense Children should be accompanied by an adult Make sure the costume is flame retardant Wait until you get come and chECK and inspect your treats thoroughly Be careful crossing the street Carry flash light Never go inside someone's house Plan your route Parent should carry a cell phone Have your route planned Stop at 9:00 p.m. Stay with the group Always say thank you BLOG: LOCALISM FOR CANYON LAKE AND NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS.                                                                                                    Have Fun
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  Home Invasions                                                  San Antonio, Canyon Lake, Boerne, New Braunfels, Wimberly, Seguin, Blanco, San Marcos, Cibolo, Schertz Have you noticed recently that home invasions are on the rise? I believe it is the state of the economy.                                                                                      What do you think? Is it a stretch of bad luck? Is it drug related? Or is it just easier to take from someone and share the wealth? Not only are they kicking in doors, but they are carrying weapons and innocent people are being injured or killed.                                                       Please take steps to protect yourself & your family 1. Don't leave your garage door open 2. Make sure your home alarm is working properly...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
I'm not gonna take it! Yes, this post officially qualifies as a RANT!  It is not real estate related beyond the point that I am a REALTOR, I did use real estate research techniques to locate contact information about someone and I am taking time away from my real estate business to take action against another. I'm not gonna take it! Yesterday I got home from my office to be met in the driveway by my mom who had picked up my son Jordan from school yesterday.  She looked upset and said that Jordan had a bad day and needed me.  She went on to say that he had been assaulted by another student and he was scraped up and his cell phone was destroyed.  I went into his room where he was resting in bed and asked him to tell me about it.  The reader's digest version is that he was walking from on...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Wordless Wednesday...The Potomac River Taken By:  Jeani Thomas Richie, Copyright 2009 The Potomac River from Maryland. Taken from National Harbor, MD where I spent a week at the beginning of the month for the EXIT Realty, Corp. International Convention and Gala.  I love the Washington DC area, it is so full of history, interesting people and great subjects for photography!
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
  Life without real estate???  Inconceivable!!! Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at my son's school to the career connections classes (four in all) about my profession.  My son is in the seventh grade at Mountain Valley Middle School at Canyon Lake, Texas and all seventh and eighth graders have to take the career connections class where they learn about different careers and what you need in terms of skill set, education and personality types to succeed in those trades.  My son brought home a form and asked me to fill it out and basically I was volunteering to do a presentation to all four classes about my real estate career. Last week the teacher called me and scheduled me to come in on Monday to do my presentations.  The students were given a list of twelve questions that the...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
On social networking and SEO...teaching and learning! Tonight was the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Hill Country Business Expo and my office (EXIT Hill Country Realty) had a booth to promote our business and there were two breakout sessions, one of which was about building your online business through social networking, which I was invited to present. I had so much fun talking to area business people about how they can use social networking to build their online presence and giving ideas about how different types of businesses can benefit from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and You Tube.  There were some good questions and I just love sharing ideas with others so that they can build their businesses.  I was also invited to do my presentation at a educational luncheon for ...
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Carl's Blog - Thought Provoker - Low cost tips keep dollars in your pocket this winter.                                                                                            Complete Home Inspection Service 830 - 899-2441 1.   During the winter keep your draperies open during the day to let sunlight warm your home and keep them closed at night to help keep cold air out. 2.   Seal leaks and caulk around doors and windows to prevent air loss, change or clean air filters every month and make sure your home is properly insulted. ( I did a series on this earlier in the month). 3.   Run the dishwasher when it is full, and air-dry  instead of using heat dry setting. You will save electricity by washing fewer loads and not drying with heat. 4.  Wash full loads of clothes  and if possible u...
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By Tricia Pearson, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio/Hill Country Homes for Sale
(Tricia Pearson - Pearson Real Estate - Texas Hill Country)
Tricia Pearson | Pearson Real Estate | pearsonrealtors@gmail.com | 210-383-7406 2047 Bella Vista, Canyon Lake, TX Gorgeous Canyon Lake Views! .532 acres Vacant Land offered at $139,500 Lot Size .532 acres DESCRIPTION Beautiful Canyon Lake views. Walking distance to Lake, pool, parks and nature trails. Ensenada Shores is a gated community in the heart of the Texas Hill Country offering golf courses, swimming pools, boating, numerous parks and nature trails. Come see this gorgeous homesite for yourself. You won't be disappointed! see additional photos below LOCATION FEATURES - Beautiful Lake Views! - Private Gated Community - Convenient to San Antonio/Austin/Hill Country OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES - Private Boat Launch - Community Clubhouse with pool - Playground/Parks - Jogging/Nature Trail...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
CANYON LAKE TEXAS SEPTEMBER 2009 RESIDENTIAL MARKET REPORT The data for this report was taken from the Central Texas MLS.  This market report reflects current active residential listings on the market, residential sold listings from 2009 and a comparison of 2008 residential sold listings. ACTIVE LISTINGS There are currently 381 RESIDENTIAL listings on the market at Canyon Lake Texas. The LIST PRICE range is: $35,000. to $2,000,000. with an AVERAGE of $322,417. and a MEDIAN of $259,900. The average PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT is $138.98 and the average DOM is 158 DAYS. SOLD LISTINGS SEPTEMBER 2009:  26 Residential SALES SEPTEMBER 2008:  32 Residential SALES SEPTEMBER 2009 Listing Price Range:  $95,000. to $599,000.  AVERAGE:  $260,246.  MEDIAN: $202,400. SEPTEMBER 2008 Listing Price Range:  $...
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Recycle your plant pots and save yourself some money by Ceil Winters Summer is over and now we need to think about Fall and Fall Plants. Here are some tips that will save you some money. Spruce up those old clay pots.                                                                                                                        Mums are my favorite Recycle those old plants pots. 1. Remove old plant and potting soil. 2. Use  soap and water and a scrub brush to remove grit and grime. 3. Rinse well and let dry completely. 4. If you want you can paint; I use exterior semi-gloss.                             5. This is a good way to recycle all your old paint. 6. You can get creative and do lots of projects when you recycle. 7. You can even spray paint and spruce up old basket plant ho...
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Some of you may know and some may not, but I work with some of our senior citizens here in our community. I have been dealing with something recently that appears to be a growing problem. Helpless! Dealing with Reality and our Senior Citizens in our community. Please read to the End.   Helpless!                                                                 My Reality Check Reality, in everyday usage, means "the state of things, as they actually exist."                                    I can identify certain things like time, weather, shopping (my everyday needs). Time: 365 days a year, 24 hours in a day Weather: Four seasons, winter, spring, summer, Fall Shopping: Buying items for everyday living and survival. Meeting my financial obligations. I am comfortable with Time, Weather, an...
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Last Day of Summer!                                                         LAST DAY OF SUMMER AT CANYON LAKE TEXAS                                                    Summer is my favorite time of the year. Some may disagree saying it is too hot, too sunny, and too dry. I love all of that about summer here at Canyon Lake Texas. It means walking down by the lake, watching families having fun at the parks (like Cranes Mill Park, Canyon Park, Jacob's Creek and all the parks around the lake).  Watching boats load and unload at the boat ramps.  Anglers headed out hoping to catch the big one. Visitors and even some locals enjoying good family time at the parks and campgrounds The wonderful smell of burgers and hot dogs grilling Kids swimming at the subdivision swimming pool  Vacation Bible Sc...
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   Don't flip flop on this one,             get a Pre-Inspection prior to listing your home.   You're Home's Report Card!                     A           B          C          D          F With so many homes in the market that is FOR SALE, it is important to have your home ready to show. If you don't, your neighbor may be ordering the MOVING TRUCK instead of you. Have a Pre-Inspection. You ask why? My answer is to be squeaky clean and ready to hit the market.  By having the Pre-Inspection any items that may need attention can be repaired ahead of time. This will let the client know you are serious about selling your home. This can also expedite the process. If a client drives by and views a home that looks like this from the outside    they  probably won't even want to come in. (Just im...
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        Singing in the   Rain at Active Rain!                                    Less then a month ago this picture was taken; we received less then 1/2 inch. This morning we woke to thunder, lightening and much needed rain. So far we have received almost three inches of rain. Thank You Lord for this wonderful moisture. Let it rain to fill the streams and lakes, water the thirsty trees, shrubs, lawns and let our wildlife have a long awaited drink. You never realize how precious water is until you have none. Many folks have lost water because the well has gone dry. We have seen haulers hauling water to subdivisions. Many folks have lost expensive landscapes. They say we may have some rain the rest of the week. Maybe the drought is over.  I hope San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country is a...
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Today 09-09-09 Ceil's Blog!                    We had these down in Rockport, Texas  over the weekend                          The best ever Shrimp Taco with Mango Salsa for this rainy day in The Texas Hill Country                                                                               Yes it is Raining                                                                                                                Shrimp and Mango Salsa Taco's Small bag of pre-cooked shrimp, defrost, sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper. Be sure to drain all liquid. Or you can grill your shrimp. Mango Salsa: Chop firm mango, red onion, green pepper an celentro  (do not put in a  blender), sprinkle with a little fresh lime. You can add a little garlic powder and chili powder but not too much. ...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Canyon Lake Texas Residential Market Report August 2009 Summer is coming to a close and the Labor Day weekend is in the books.  The Canyon Lake Texas residential market continues to be an interesting display of marketing facts that matches the trends of homes below $200,000. being the hotbed of activity.  With the jumbo lending market still being unsettled at best, the higher end homes are not selling as well and it is obvious that sensibly priced homes stand out in the ocean of current listings and are selling quickly. The following Canyon Lake Texas residential market statistics for August 2009 are from the Central Texas MLS: ACTIVE LISTINGS: There are currently 365 active listings on the market with list prices ranging from $37,000. to $1,380,000. with an average list price of $309,...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Canyon Lake Texas Residential Waterfront Market Report-August 2009 The summer has come to a close, the kids are back in school and hopefully our record setting scorching temperatures that we have endured since May will begin to cool down.  With the second home and investment buyers being a large part of the Canyon Lake Texas waterfront target market, we have seen a slow down in sales of high-end, waterfront homes over the past couple of years.  The buyers that generally make a second home or investment purchase on the shores of Canyon Lake Texas are, in large part, from some of the harder hit real estate markets across the nation.  In an economic climate when homeowners are fighting to save their homestead, oftentimes investments and vacation homes are not a top priority in the financi...
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                                           Short Story of Carl's two inspections because of Active Rain blogs. This morning the first six emails were Labor Day Sales. Are we being inundated in our own home? JC Penney Camping World Vista Print HP Shopping Buy. Com Sam's Club Avon Now is this enticement or what? They are saying we want your money,  whether you come into the store or Buy-On-Line. I'm sure if you look at the Email sale items you can find something you want. What I have discovered is the shipping charges, what use to be  FREE now has a shipping charges depending on how slow or how fast you want to get your item and how much you spend. My preference is to shop on line for non clothing items. When it comes to clothes I best go to the corner retail store. If on line, I love to ...
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           If a storm is coming secure the exterior of your home! During Hurricane Season or even high winds there is potential for catastrophic damages to occur to coastlines and inlands several hundred miles. We all know that damage can occur inland even here in the Texas Hill Country. We sometimes think of living on the coast where damage from wind and water would occur. We all found out different a few years ago. In Part I we discussed putting together an Emergency Kit. In Part II we discussed to plan and organize (such as evacuation route, what to take, etc).        In Part III we will discuss preparing the outside (exterior) of your home, whether you stay or leave and some miscellaneous reminders. Be sure to inspect your supply closet and replenish if necessary.  Don't wait until ...
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August 26, 2009 Two recalls that may be of interest: Review and see if either may pertain to you. The first is for a Refrigerator recall, a few models are included and the second for vent system. Read for additional information and serial numbers. The second is a product that has to do with heating vent pipes. If you know someone that has this product please forward this information to them so that they can take appropriate action 1.  Maytag Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard 2.  CPSC, Goodman Manufacturing Co. Announce Changes to 1998 Recall Program to Replace Dangerous Home Heating Vent Pipes ********************************************************1.  Maytag ...
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