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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - Texas License #0331413
Sands Realty is a San Antonio-based independent residential real estate company committed to excellent service and exacting standards of honesty and integrity in conducting business.

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2009 

07/29/2009
My first ancestors to set foot in Texas were William and Sarah Roberts.  They came to Texas along with William's brother Elisha Roberts and wife Patsy Gill in 1824 when Texas was still part of Mexico.  So being a 6th generation Texan, you wouldn't think there was anything I could learn about my s...
07/29/2009
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Does anyone recognize this famous photograph? Hint: The historic photograph was taken in France in 1826.  It is the cornerstone of the Photography Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.   Because of its uniqueness and its significance to the fine arts and humanities, it is among the wor...
07/28/2009
I am reblogging this post for 2 reasons:  It was written by Gary the Great and I love the graphic!I have been reading some posts here about values of homes "underwater" in areas of the country and negative home equity. Do you know A Child's Toy Teaches Us About Real Estate? So much of life is abo...
07/28/2009
I really, really like this, Anna Banana!Hogwarts for REALTORS®: Practical Lessons from Harry Potter and Gang Those wacky Hogwarts kids study the strangest things, don't they?But I'm here to tell you that every class has a practical lesson for every REALTOR®. Here, explained in full detail, are th...
07/22/2009
Pre-Approval for a Home Loan The first step in the home buying process is getting pre-approved for a home loan.  Having the pre-approval shows Realtors and home sellers that you are serious about buying, know what you can afford, and are prepared to move forward. No matter what the job, no one li...
07/22/2009
Thanks, Tami, for this powerful post you wrote 5 months ago.  It has been on my mind the past few days.Every once in a while I like to do a post on who I am besides Tami Vroma, Grand Rapids Real Estate Specialist. Today I was driving back from doing a walk through on house that is due to close ne...
07/21/2009
Money Magazine just released it's list of the top 100 small towns to live and Schertz came in at number 39 in the nation.  The editors at Money Magazine looked for cities with a population between 8,500 to 50,000, where job prospects are promising, crime is low, schools are good, and homes are re...
07/14/2009
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." - Philippians 4:8 NIV photo credit: Flickr.com  cosimoilvecchio   www.shirleyparks.com 210-414-0966 Realty Ex...
07/12/2009
Fewer Americans are moving this summer, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Moving & Storage Association. The AMSA says that shipments dropped 20 percent in the first quarter of the year. It's a trend that started in 2005 with the beginning of the mortgage crisis. The Census Bure...
07/09/2009
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