The most wonderful couple recently purchased my listing at 611 Mission St in the King William Historic District. They will be a great addition to the neighborhood and I look forward to getting to know them better.
I just registered my application for San Antonio’s first TEDx event. You should do the same!
What? Never heard of TED? You’re missing the boat! Fill your brain with some of the most fascinating talks you will ever hear!
This was created by a friend of mine. Hope this helps if you ever find a lost or stray dog.
Found Dog Information
- Post signs in the vicinity where you found the dog, immediately!
- Take the dog to the any vet (emergency vet if after hours) to be scanned for a microchip.
- Make sure the dog is secure in your yard or house so that they don’t get out.
- Post a free ad with the SA Express-News the same day.
- Call Man & Beast @ (210) 590-7387 to see if the dog has been reported lost.
- Check these websites to see if the dog has been reported lost:
www.magic1053.com/post_a_pet/ (lots of other resources on this site)
Register the dog on all of these sites if you do not match them with a lost notice!
- Contact Animal Care Services @ 210.207.4PET (4738) to see if the dog has been reported lost. DO NOT TAKE THE DOG TO ANIMAL CARE SERVICES. THEY WILL BE EUTHANIZED IF NOT CLAIMED IN 72 HOURS.
- If you cannot keep the dog until the owner is found, contact the following:
Humane Society/SPCA of Bexar County (210) 226-7461
Animal Defence League (210) 655-1481
Animal Friends Humane Society (Bulverde) (830) 980-3647
Hill Country Animal League (Boerne) (830) 249-8040
Homeless Halos Animal Rescue (Pipe Creek) 830-535-6544
Helotes Humane Society 210-422-6242
Purebred rescue groups:
Other rescue groups:
City animal shelters:
Texas animal sanctuaries:
Please follow the link below to view September’s Office of Historic Preservation newsletter.
Have you ever wanted to find out about the history of your house but weren’t sure how to start? Local author and historical research expert Edna Campos Gravenhorst will give a free presentation on how to research your home’s history on Saturday, October 2nd, at the San Antonio Central Library. Learn how to use public records, historical maps, and other resources to uncover information about the unique history of your home. For more information, contact the San Antonio Central Library at 207-2500.
When: Saturday, October 2nd, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: San Antonio Central Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public!
Masterpiece in Southtown Arts District. Fully renovated home of artist Rolla Sims Taylor. Home is near the Eagleland River Walk Expansion & Blue Star Arts Complex. 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow nestled among the finest examples of bungalows in King William. With historic charm maintained, the home is updated to include Italian Scavolini kitchen with Bosch appliances, travertine marble & Kohler fixtures in baths, & much more. Open floorplan. Front room awash with natural light & perfect for artist’s studio. http://611missionst.checkoutmore.com/
Recently remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bath stunner just steps away from the Riverwalk in King William. Historic character remains but updated for today’s buyer. Contemporary features include: gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop, master bath with spa shower and tub, walk-in closet, and wired for sound throughout. Historic features include: stone fireplace, coffered ceiling, and original built-ins. Balcony off upstairs study has great views of downtown. Off-street parking with room for garage. Walk to HEB Corp. http://206earsenal.checkoutmore.com/
Stunning home in Terrell Hills. Wonderful entry with sweeping curved staircase. Gourmet kitchen has it all: Viking cooktop, copper and granite countertops, and two drawer dishwasher. Large informal dining area and living room open up to covered patio and swimming pool. Great for entertaining! Separate dining rooms and family rooms. Guest suite with private bath downstairs. Huge master suite overlooks pool and has sitting area, office, and private bath. Three additional bedrooms upstairs. Must see! http://339arcadiapl.checkoutmore.com/
Superb So-Flo project opportunity. Mid-renovation estate sale. 1248 sqft addition has been thoughtfully added to the original 1008 sqft cottage. Master bedroom & bath downstairs with additional two bedrooms and one bath upstairs. New metal roof, milled & cedar shake siding. Hand built wood windows downstairs compliment remaining originals. Double-pane wood windows upstairs. Large open floorplan. Take advantage of FHA 203k homeowner financing to finish-out to your specific desires. Investors welcome. http://119daniel.checkoutmore.com/
Statistics are thrown around a lot but you have to look at the big picture to really understand the data. I agree with this article. Home sales late last year and early this year were inflated by the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. Of course we were going to see a decline in sales once that tax credit expired. The sky isn’t falling just because this month’s numbers don’t match last year’s inflated numbers.
By Bryan Pope, Associate Editor, Real Estate Center
Release No. 27-0810
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) — Home sales statistics are likely to paint a picture of a weakening market through the end of 2010 and the first half of 2011. While it’s tempting to attribute the bleak numbers to a deteriorating housing market, an economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University said that doesn’t tell the whole story.
“The year-over-year decline in existing home sales will be the result of comparing months when there was no tax credit with those from a year earlier, when the tax credit was artificially increasing sales,” said Dr. Mark Dotzour, the Center’s chief economist.
The $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers went into effect in January 2009 and was planned to expire in November 2009. Home sales gradually started to increase after the tax credit was announced, after bottoming out in January at an annual rate just above 4.5 million sales.
Existing home sales gradually increased in 2009 as buyers and real estate agents became more familiar with the program. Sales topped an annual rate of five million in July 2009 for the first time since September 2008.
As the tax credit deadline approached, home sales spiked in September, October and November 2009. November 2009 was the peak at an annual rate of almost 6.5 million.
The tax credit was extended late in 2009 to include sales with contracts written until April 30, 2010, and closed by June 30 (extended to September 30). Initial homebuyer response to this extension was tepid, but sales picked up substantially in March, April and May 2010, when sales were up 18 percent, 28 percent and 18 percent, respectively, over the same months in 2009.
Then the process reversed itself. Pending home sales fell dramatically in May 2010, the month after the tax credits expired. This was followed by a significant drop in home sales in June and July. In Texas, July 2010 sales were down approximately 25 percent from July 2009.
Dotzour said August figures may not be much better since many buyers purchased homes before the tax incentive expired.
“When you ‘bring forward’ sales through tax incentives, sales will be lower after the tax credit ends,” he said.
Unless Congress creates a new tax credit this fall, Dotzour said monthly sales for 2010 will likely exhibit significant variance from 2009, and a true reading of housing market conditions may not be possible until June or July 2011.