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Randy is a Texas Real Estate Agent with Mission Realty in San Antonio. Let him help you find your dream home, farm, ranch, or hunting property in the heart of Texas, from San Antonio to the Hill Country to Brush Country! Randy Watson and team specialize in San Antonio property for sale.

Buying property is one of the largest purchases and may be among the biggest decisions of your life. The first thing to do is to find an experienced Real Estate Agent you trust and someone that makes you feel comfortable. You need an agent that will respect and understand your needs. The real estate business is changing daily and it is important to have an agent that can give you every advantage in this new age of technology.

We can show and sell any listing, regardless of which real estate agent or real estate agency listed the property. We can even show and sell brand new constuction homes. The best part about it is we don't cost you anything, because even though we work for you, the buyer, the listing broker pays our commission.

I am a full time professional Real Estate Agents, we are also member of the National Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, the San Antonio Board of Realtors and the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers.

There are currently 119 blog entries published by Randy Watson.

Is Winter Ever Going to Get Here

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 10:50am. 3,491 Views, 0 Comments.

Winter Coming – Really?

by Celia Hayes

Well, one brief brush with overnight temperatures in the thirties – we even let the 'H' part of the new HVAC system out for a romp for a couple of nights running – and everyone was convinced that winter in South Texas had well and truly arrived. We've gone off Daylight Savings Time, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there is just about a months worth of shopping days until Christmas – and still the afternoon highs are in the 80s? All I can think to do at this point is to ask if someone couldn't invite Al Gore to come to town to make a speech about global warming, for unseasonable blizzards, rain and cold temperatures invariably follow him as a cloud of dirt follows the Peanuts character of Pigpen.

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Gypsy Market Vendor

Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:26pm. 2,633 Views, 0 Comments.

The Moveable Market

by Celia Hayes

Where We Were This Weekend by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comDon Ruben Avocado Oil by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comMy daughter and I are moving a little deeper into the world of the gypsy entrepreneur market these days. I mean, I have been dabbling around the edges for good few years as an independent author, once I realized that there was more to be made – and a lot less ego-death involved – by taking a table at a craft fair, like the New Braunfels Christmas Market, or in Miss Ruby's Author Corral at Goliad's Christmas on the Square. But this – like strictly book events, like the West Texas Book and Music Festival in Abilene – involved only a table and a chair. I usually had to bring along some tablecloths, some informational flyers, postcards and my business card, and maybe something eye-catching to adorn the table.

You Have Been Warned by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFor the Two Fisted Drinker by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comGoing

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Old Town Helotes

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 11:20am. 5,027 Views, 0 Comments.

Raising Heck in Helotes

by Celia Hayes

Old Town Helotes Water Tower by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWe ventured on a weekend outing to Helotes this last August for an art showing at a very pleasant little country venue, The Gardens in Old Town... which to our relief, turned out to be an indoors event. Frankly, mid-August in South Texas is just not one of those good times to be roaming around in the outdoors for very long. We prowled the art show, admired many of the paintings exhibited – a good few of which I would have bought for my own pleasure. I think that we were early enough in the day and the impromptu gallery was not so crowed that many of the artists had leisure and enthusiasm enough to talk to us as well. Ah, how well we know this routine; sitting by the table o' stuff, waiting to strike up a

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The Grandest Villa

Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 8:51am. 4,910 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown San Antonio the Villa Finale in King Willaim

by Celia Hayes

The Garden Pavilion by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWe walked through the part of the Riverwalk which runs from the Blue Star Art Complex up through King William last weekend, marveling at all the lovely period houses lining quiet, tree-lined streets. Although right next door to each other and very nearly of the same vintage, King William and Southtown have completely different sensibilities. The old Southtown houses are smaller, closer together, and many of them are more given over to commercial and artistic enterprises. While King William neighborhood does have a number of smaller bungalows and cottages lining the streets, it is the mansions and extensive gardens which set it apart; and one of the most splendid (after the Steves

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Along the King William Reach

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 8:53am. 2,857 Views, 0 Comments.

King William - San Antonio

by Celia Hayes

Pioneer Flour Mill - Southtown - San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comBack Gardens at the King William Reach - San Antnoio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWe had reason to go downtown the weekend before last; we were baffled of our intent to park in the big lot opposite the federal building on Durango/Cesar Chavez. It is most usually free and only a short walk into Exposition Park, the Alamo Plaza and La Villita from there, but the beer festival in Exposition Park baffled us of that intent, and so we parked in the structure at Commerce and North Presa. At $12 for three hours we decided to make a day of it, and do something daring and reckless so that my daughter could cross it off her bucket list. She has always wanted to go in and eat at Schilo's Delicatessen, but every time before, we were defeated by a wait for a table 45 minutes long, or a tight schedule,

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Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 10:33am. 5,813 Views, 0 Comments.

Quarry Market, San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com Goat Milk Soap and Salve by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

The Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

 by Celia Hayes

Squash and Tomatoes by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFresh Squeezed Orange Delight by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIt's one of my habits – established when we lived in Athens in the early 1980s – going to the local street or farmer's market.  It was the custom of the country that every neighborhood had a day of the week, when a three or four-block length of one of the main streets in the suburb would be blocked off, and the local vendors and farmers would set up two rows of booths and sell to the community, beginning just before dawn and continuing through midday. It was usually seasonal fruits and vegetables, and each little booth pretty much specialized in one item – lemons, or artichokes on long stalks, or potatoes with patches of the damp soil they had been grown in still clinging to them. There was

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Mission Reach

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 9:48am. 3,972 Views, 0 Comments.

Mission Reach - Waterworks by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com Mission Reaach - Egret on the Bank by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

River Fun Down the Mission Reach

by Celia Hayes

Mission Reach - Waterworks Return Journey by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

It is one of those grand civic plans to extend the Riverwalk from downtown towards the north and south – especially to the south to connect up all the ancient missions once established on the banks of the San Antonio River. The original section of the Riverwalk, which together with the Alamo itself is San Antonio's primary claim to touristic fame, was just the very beginning. After all, San Antonio was established where it was because of the river... and for a long while in the last century, the river itself – aside from the landscaped stretch in downtown - was little better than a storm drain, running through industrial areas or at the back of commercial establishments.

Mission Reach Trail 1 by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comMission Reach - Kayacking by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comBut the Riverwalk

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Urban Critters

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 8:18pm. 1,693 Views, 0 Comments.

Critters in the City

by Celia Hayes

Creekbed with Egret by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comA good few years ago I had a project for a college class in ecology, a topic that I already knew a good bit about, thanks to Dad. Yea, my bretheren and sisteren, at that time, the whole concept of ecology was a brand new and shiny one, with that nice fresh concept smell to it. Dad, being the working research biologist, had introduced us it ages before – when we were in grade school, as a matter of fact. My class project involved finding out about nominally wild animals living in the city. In that pre-internet and search-engine day this involved a daisy chain of phone calls, beginning with the city animal control office, until I wound up talking to (IIRC) a gentlemen at the Bureau of Land Management, who kept

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Return to Hardberger Park

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 9:36am. 1,410 Views, 0 Comments.

Return to Hardberger Park

by Celia Hayes

So it has been a good many months since last we ventured into Hardberger Park, on Blanco just a titch north of where the Wurzbach Parkway runs between Blanco and IH-10. Our hopes are high, incidentally, that soon, very soon indeed, the link in the parkway between Wetmore and Blanco will be completed and we will be able to waft swiftly and without traffic lights halfway across the north side of town.

Our first clue that the main part of the park is finished and consequently enormously popular is that we had to circle the parking lot three times before finding a parking place. Yes, the park – the dog park, the play-ground and the hiking and biking trails are very, very popular on weekend mornings, especially

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Home Renovation Time

Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 9:14am. 3,906 Views, 0 Comments.

Home Renewal

by Celia Hayes

Habitat for Humanity Home Center by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWith the sale of the acreage in California coming down the home stretch in escrow, we have been considering what to do with the money from the sale of the land. Oh, a certain amount will be plowed back into the purchase of a Hill County Lot of half acre to an acre, but the immediate need is to spend about half of it on the current house. It was originally built by Centex around 1985, but all the components in it were construction grade and purchased by the warehouse-load. The light fixtures and fittings, the carpeting, linoleum, cabinets and countertops, sinks and toilets, the doors and windows, the installed appliances, the HVAC systems ... all were pretty much uniform. Over the years, many of our neighbors have replaced

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