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How much is your home worth

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:50pm. 891 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 16:00

Wondering How Much Your Home Is Worth? Has your home gone up in value? How much are other homes in your neighborhood selling for?

If you're wondering what's happening to prices in your area, or you're thinking about selling your house, I'll be able to help.

Just give my office a call for a no-fuss, professional evaluation. I won't try to push you into listing with me or waste your time. I'll just give you the honest facts about your home and its value. And maybe I'll also give you the "inside scoop" on what's happening in the housing market near where you live!

Just give my office a call at 210-744-4514 to arrange an appointment.

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Quotes of Charles Dickens

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 972 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:57
Worth Quoting

Some quotes from the writings of Charles Dickens, who was born on February 7, 1812:

  • "Please, sir, I want some more."
  • "Never close your lips to those you have opened your heart."
  • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
  • "It is right to begin with the obligations of home, and while these are overlooked and neglected, no other duties can possibly be substituted for them."
  • "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
  • "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
  • "Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when

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Selling Your Vintage Home

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 1,687 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:50

Sellers: How to Make the Most of Your Home's Period Details

One of the major selling points of vintage homes is the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship only found in older houses. Learn how to make the most of the period details in your house to reap higher sales prices with these effective strategies:

Shine the Spotlight: Prepare your home in anticipation of taking plenty of photos. Pay attention to details and any unique features. If you have lived in your home for a while, ask friends or family to stop by and take a fresh look; it's easy to forget how desirable your home is when you see it every day. 

Provide Details: Was your house built with old yellow pine? Chances are it is virtually

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Valentine Gift Ideas

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 952 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:36
Ideas for Valentine's Gifts That Won't Break the Bank

Your special someone is one of a kind, so it's only natural you want a gift that reflects how special and unique they really are. Here to help are some great tips on finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift without spending a fortune.

Express Yourself: Take time to write down how you really feel, then add a few favorite poems and pictures to create a book they will cherish forever. Visit an inexpensive print-on-demand publisher like to have it bound, printed and delivered straight to your door.

Personalize: Instead of giving an average gift, make something extra special by personalizing their favorite wine, board game (Monopoly is especially fun!)

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10 Useful Ways to Get the Most out of Facebook

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:48pm. 890 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 14:59
10 Useful Ways to Get the Most out of Facebook

Think Facebook ( is just for kids? Think again.

1. Mobile Photo: Add the mobile app to take photos with your cell phone and upload them to Facebook automatically.

2. Post Polls: Create your own surveys for personal or business use.

3. Find Friends: Track business associates, friends or family by subscribing to their RSS feed, then watch their every move.

4. Research: Find out how many people are located within a certain demographic area by visiting the Facebook Insight corner.

5. Syndicate Yourself: Use Facebook notes to import the RSS feed from your blog. Once established, it can be distributed to all your Facebook friends.

6. Share:

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February 2009 Crossword Puzzle

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:48pm. 1,022 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 00:00

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Feb 2009 Newsletter Crossword Puzzle

1 - Atmosphere
4 - Distress signal
7 - Deride
8 - Not closed
10 - Republic in S Arabia
11 - Pertaining to the moon
13 - Lair
14 - African ground squirrel
16 - Honey insect
18 - British nobleman
20 - Spun by spiders
21 - Saturate
22 - Deep gruff sound
24 - Flexible
26 - Vitality
28 - Unit of energy
29 - Existing power structure
33 - New Zealand evergreen tree
37 - Spurt
38 - Hurried
40 - Raced
41 - Mischievous person
42 - Leg of lamb
44 - Ocean
45 - Many times
47 - Drive back
49 - Location
50 - Germinated grain used in brewing
51 - Automobile
52 - Wily


1 - Direct a gun
2 - Mountain goat
3 - Resume
4 - Capable

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Spurs Remain in First

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:48pm. 1,173 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Saturday, 17 January 2009 15:59

San Antonio SpursSpurs Remain in First, Beat LA

The Spurs continue to hold onto first place in the Southwest Division, but their lead is only one game over New Orleans. The division is still the most competitive in the NBA and will likely remain that way throughout the season. There are only four games separating the first place Spurs from the fourth place Dallas Mavericks. Most importantly for the Spurs, there are no injuries, and the team is playing terrific ball.

Over the last five games since the new year started, the Spurs have gone 4-1, while beating the LA Lakers in a 112-111 nail biter. Everyone rushing to declare the Lakers the repeat Western Conference champs again this year, may now have to reconsider. The game

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Economy Still Better in Texas

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:47pm. 951 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Tuesday, 13 January 2009 20:14
San Antonio Real Estate




COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – More than two million U.S. jobs were lost from November 2007 to November 2008, representing 1.5 percent of its labor force. The Texas economy fared much better during the period, gaining 222,900 jobs and increasing its labor force by 2.1 percent.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.2 percent in November 2007 to 5.7 percent in November 2008. The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.7 percent to 6.7 percent over the same period.

Despite recent oil price decreases, the state’s mining industry continues to gain jobs. It ranked first in job creation, followed by professional and

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Trans Texas Corridor Dead

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:47pm. 1,028 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Tuesday, 06 January 2009 15:18

The original vision for the Trans-Texas Corridor Plan (TTC), called for a corridor of up to 1,200 feet in width that would allow for several modes of transportation in addition to utility transmission facilities. Since the concept was publicly introduced in 2002, communities along the TTC-35 and I-69/TTC study areas have frequently voiced concerns over the corridor width, and viewed the idea as a one-size-fits-all concept, inappropriate for a state as diverse as Texas.

"Texans have spoken, and we've been listening," said Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Amadeo Saenz. "Citizens across the state have had good ideas about how Texas roads can better serve Texas communities. I believe this

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New Years Eve in San Antonio 2009

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:47pm. 1,362 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Tuesday, 30 December 2008 16:27
San Antonio Real Estate

New Year’s Eve in San Antonio, Texas 2009
The end of another year brings one of San Antonio’s biggest and most exciting events, the annual Celebrate San Antonio New Year’s party.  The celebration has something for all members of the family, featuring four stages of live music, fireworks, special children’s areas, food, and vendors of all kinds. 

The festival has gained in size and renown over the years, and as San Antonio has become truly an internationally recognized city, so has it found its way onto many lists of the world’s best places to ring in the new year.  According to the events website,, lists San Antonio as #34 on its list of places to spend New…

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