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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas
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, 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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2008 

Admittedly, residential real estate in San Antonio doesn't look as good as it did last month, with the pace of sales slowing 9.5% in September. The median home price dropped to $145,700 from last September's $147,700. This comes after several months of 1% to 2% appreciation, though, compared to ...
10/29/2008
The Pentagon is planning to spend $3 billion on various projects in San Antonio over the next few years, only partly as a result of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations. The Air Force will break ground next spring on a $900 million Airmen Training Complex at Lackland AFB, on San Anto...
10/28/2008
According to a recent study conducted by researchers at San Antonio's Trinity University, the economic impact of San Antonio's health care and bioscience industry grew by $1 billion to $16.3 billion from last year. In addition, 3,600 jobs were added. Currently, 116,417 of jobs in healthcare accou...
10/20/2008
A monarch on the jatropha bush, stoking up before the big migration to Mexico. A giant swallowtail feeding on the flame acanthus. It may have been one of the caterpillars on the lemon tree. A bordered patch, "one of the most variable butterfly species in the world," according to my butterfly boo...
10/18/2008
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While previewing and showing homes, I have run into situations where I felt that pets were being neglected. I've unwound a puppy who tangled his rope around a tree and couldn't reach his water bowl (which I refilled). I've let dogs outside (and back in) who desperately needed to do their business...
10/17/2008
The mortgage and housing crises damaging real estate markets in other parts of the country have left Texas relatively unscathed. For example, the average home price in the New Braunfels area is $267,000, up from around $245,000 a year ago. The average home price in 2001 was $140,000. New Braunfel...
10/16/2008
Lackland AFB is home to the 37th Training Wing, the largest in the Air Force. It provides basic military training as well as training in professional and technical skills, and English language for the other military services as well as the Air Force, government agencies, and US allies. It is the ...
10/15/2008
Okay, these homes aren't in the highest price ranges ($75,000-$95,000) or snootiest neighborhoods in town, but still they represent a significant number of those on the MLS. The following are the actual, only photos of the listing, and in some cases I've also included the agents' remarks: This ph...
10/13/2008
At first I thought the grackles had paused on my potted lemon tree on their way to roost in the HEB supermarket parking lot. Those pesky birds had deposited a couple of yucky blobs on the leaves. Then I saw a bizarre object on one of the stems. It looked like a rough, gray, stubby snake with a bi...
10/12/2008
The Air Force's deployment and personnel processes are being combined in a transfer of the AEF Center from Langley AFB in Virginia to Randolph AFB, just northeast of San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the year, AFPC's readiness division and casualty matters division were combined with AEF operations ...
10/02/2008
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