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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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2010 

  Broker Bryant's video of a short sale preview is emblamatic of the real estate market in many places, not just Florida. Look past the weeds, dust, and algae, and you'll see a home that somebody once loved. I hope it can be brought back to that condition again.   Hi folks. Here's a video I took ...
06/30/2010
Over the last few months, I've happened on a few more humorous descriptions of homes for sale on the MLS. Listing agents seem to have gotten better with spelling, at least. Here are some of the gems I've uncovered recently: Enjoy views of the park while sitting on your orginal hardwood floors. TH...
06/30/2010
In the remarks by agents who belong to the San Antonio MLS, it's common to find descriptions of "parklike" back yards and "immaculant" or "emmaculate" homes for sale by the omnipresent "Mrs. Clean." In the last few months, I've also discovered these gems written by listing agents: This will not l...
06/30/2010
  Banksters - I love that word! Carla spins a fantastical tale about them and their victims. The setting: an alternate reality.   We've all watched the Frank Capra classic, starring Jimmy Stewart: "It's a Wonderful Life".  And each and every time we watch it, we get all warm and fuzzy inside.   P...
06/27/2010
  Home buyers don't like unpleasant surprises! Elizabeth has a helpful post on how to market a less-than-perfect home for sale, such as the one in her photo!   Some real estate agents don't want to say anything to a home seller that sounds negative about a home. I suspect they are afraid of offen...
06/27/2010
When we first moved to our house in Cibolo, it wasn't in Cibolo. It was just in Guadalupe County, Texas. We were on a septic system and didn't pay any city taxes, which was a new thing. It took me a while to get our utilities set up, and I had to go in person with my checkbook, just like in olden...
06/27/2010
Gray hairstreak butterflies are a familiar sight in our organic garden in Cibolo, Texas. There are about 50 varieties of hairstreak, and the gray hairstreak is the most common in Texas. Hairstreaks seem to have an affinity for white flowers. When the privet hedge blooms in early spring, they are...
06/27/2010
For the first time since December 2008, San Antonio posted a drop in the annual unemployment rate. The San Antonio metro area added 3,400 nonagricultural jobs in May 2010. This lowered the unemployment rate slightly to 7.1%; it was 6.3% a year earlier. The industry that added the most jobs--2,400...
06/25/2010
Texas leads the US in the projected economic recovery, according to the Texas A&M Real Estate Center's analysis. Annual employment growth rate turned the corner in May, posting an annual employment growth rate of 0.2%.  The rate of job losses slowed from 5% in August of 2009 to 0.4% in May 2010 f...
06/25/2010
I'm thinking of remodeling my bathroom. I want to replace the carpet with a hard surface floor, since it's not a good idea to have carpet in wet areas. I also want to replace some or all of the white subway tiles in the shower, a couple of which are cracked. I also want to add some storage space,...
06/23/2010
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