New Braunfels, TX Real Estate News

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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I know I seem to always be talking about the rain, but honestly here we pray for it.  Our aquifers, lakes, rivers are all down. In New Braunfels we are already into Stage 1 water restrictions.  It's only May!  It's years like this (coupled with the past few years of no rain) that makes me wonder what August holds for us this year?  Yikes! I was just getting ready to head on over to meet my family at our river house.  It's an old house that was built in 1947 (bought by my husband's grandpa, that smart man) and has been used generation after generation since.  It's a day that we come together, bbq, play with the kids, float the Guadalupe River....all kinds of fun stuff... but now it's raining. Do you think that's gonna stop this family from enjoying today?  No way, rain or shine the festi...
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Our new family has grown.....Yes the Deer Family Look who came for a visit and to show off her children. Oh the beauty of nature! There was a third fawn but don't believe it belolnged to this doe as there was another doe watching as we took these photo's. These fawns are probably just a few days old and already running around like crazy and making that little bleep noise when they call to mom.                   First photo is of mom - and then a photo of the twins - and then the other fawn by itself.    Photo 1 - Mom Photo 2 - Twins                                                       Photo 3 - The Fawn                                                                              Keeps bleeping and looking for mom, wonder where mom is? It's time for dinner. _____________________________...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
  I ALWAYS LOVE TO START THE DAY OFF ON A POSITIVE NOTE! So last night I was bumming out after reading some online postings by people who compared ALL real estate agents to used car salesmen, crooks and bottom feeders.  Needless to say I woke up this morning and had to make a decision about how I want to face my day.  Never one to stay mired in a pity party, I chose the positive.  I drove to work enjoying the fact that it is a gorgeous sunny day in the Texas Hill Country and that I am going to focus on revenue generating activities today. On Google, I have alerts set up to e mail me when people blog about real estate in Texas, the Hill Country, Canyon Lake, Bulverde, Spring Branch and New Braunfels, since these are the markets that I serve.  Imagine my surprise when I read a blog this m...
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Coming home today I noticed several United States flags being flown. This is our reminder to be sure to fly your flag as we prepare to honor those who have given so much for our freedom. I have also included some very nice links for you to share with your children, family and friends. We must always remember.....and never forget....and to always be thankful for the freedom that we enjoy as Americans this coming Memorial Day.                                                           A Vietnam Veteran lives here. Carey J. Dion proudly served 20 years in the United States Air Florce:                                                                                                                 Ceil's Brother                                                 Memorial Day is observed on Monday...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
  Our Metrocom Chamber was having their yearly golf tournament last Friday, May 15, 2009.   One of the places that donated to the tournament for a round of golf was the Landa Park Golf Course.  Lucky me (as I live in NB) was voted to go pick up the prize and drop off at Olympia Golf Course to be used for later in the day.   If you want to check out their site it is here: http://www.golfersweb.com/golfsan/landapar.htm I really mean lucky.   First off, I'm not much of a golfer.  I have tried for fun, I have taken lessons.  Let's just say that the Professional told me that I was going to need "lots of work"...needless to say I dropped out of the class (why fight it, huh?)   So, I march up to the Landa Park to get the tickets and I am just entranced by the beauty of the golf course.  It's b...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
JAWS Skate Park, New Braunfels, Texas       The construction is under way....the kids are waiting with their boards in tow.  What's happening over at Ernest Eikel Park?   They are building a skate park, new fencing, walk/run trail and resurfacing the basketball court!   This project has been talked about for many months.  I went by (okay...the kids dragged me) to see what progress had been made.   Here is what we found.     This is how the park is taking shape!         I can't wait to see how these forms all come together.  The planning is extensive and it looks like Eikel will get a great new look as well as the addition to the skate park and the much needed walking trail. I'll keep you posted on the project the Parks & Rec department doesn't have a completion date on the web site....b...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Fellow AR stager, Melody Salazar is very cool!       My new house for the past year has sat untouched (for the most part) without me putting in all of the little "finishing touches".  I live in a beautiful Perry Home built house that has soaring ceilings and LOTS OF WALL SPACE.   I was distraught by the task of choosing color choices (and my husband was tired of listening to me)...so, I decided to call Melody Salazar of Salazar Staging.  Now the only way I know her is through her blogging here on Active Rain.  I figured that I was able to see some of the great transformations that she has made through her staging efforts (she has those great before and after photos) and figured that if I didn't get some help that I was going to drive myself insane (or worse yet, my husband!).   I called...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Success Partners Retreat ~ After Hours     Twice a year this fabulous group that I am involved in called Success Partners gathers.  We are lead by the talented, gifted and unstoppable Cheryl Fairbanks.  Each time we meet with our group and come up with a strategy list of things that we need to address.  These things range from the business oriented to the private.  Sorry, can't give the details as each meeting is an unspoken code of silence.  The life information that is shared has to do with life in general, how to be a better business owner, better REALTOR, parent, spouse and so forth.  Each time we come together it seems that our challenges/goals vary depending on whom is participating and what challenges they are currently facing.  This could range from a personal crisis to the mark...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I'm so lucky to live at the start of the Hill Country near New Braunfels, Texas.  The boys and I were in the kitchen making a chocolate cake (yummy) and I looked up and out my back windows was this:     And this:   Now, I'm not proclaiming to be the best photographer (just working with what I got).....but I do believe that it's obvious that the sight was beautiful! Now, I'm sitting on my deck in the backyard, with the wind blowing through my hair and I can hear some of the trees rustling, THE NEIGHBORS DOG BARKING, but, uh...let's forget that part.  Back to my little bit of serenity in pleasant New Braunfels, Texas....the trees rustling, the world is quieting down and closing the curtain on another fabulous day in beautiful Texas ! Gotta love it! Yes, ya'll are invited to view with me t...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I just read: Susan Mangigian, West Chester PA Realtor RE/MAX Preferred, ABR post this morning about her THANKFUL THURSDAY message.   I thought it was great and of course had to follow suit! Susan has a lot to be thankful for this morning.  I may not go that far but to offer a few items. Mine are: I'm am thankful that even though the schools are closed (because of swine flu) that my family and I are making lemonade out of lemons and will be leaving town tomorrow to spend 3 days at the beach.  I thought this was an opportunity to spend a little extra time with my kids!  I can't wait.  And that makes me thankful.  Thankful for a little extra "fun" time with them. I'm also thankful this morning to my wonderful business partner (but most importantly, my sister) Kristin, who will stay behind ...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I live in Comal County in New Braunfels, Texas.  They school districts closed all of the schools in Comal County as well as Guadalupe County (which is a good number cities) because of the "swine flu".  This announcement happened last night around 9p.m. and the children will be out of school until May 11, 2009!! So far in Comal County there is one Teacher and 2 students that have this strain of flu.  There have been up to a number of 142 others that have been tested (new testing sites have been set up in Austin so hopefully results will be in sooner than shipping out to different states) So far 18 confirmed cases in Texas. 8 of them are in the neighboring county, Guadalupe. 1 death in Houston of a 22 month old child.   My children think that they are getting an "extra" spring break and w...
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                       Photo of a Sears & Robuck in Key West Florida back in Yesteryear! Wow, I remember Sears & Robuck and Co. do you ? When............we ordered through a catalog all the furniture and necessities for our first born through a catalog and had to pick it up at the store!!!! Most of our clothes and even some folks ordered their home through a catalogue? We would go to the Sears Catalogue Dept., stand and browse the catalogue and place our order.  How times have changed....keep reading  Today, in the current age of technology, instead of a catalog that I had to go to the store to look at, I can go online, put in the subject and hundreds of online catalogs come up, I can order and have my order delivered to my home, and pay for it with a piece of plastic!   I don't recall...
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By Frank Bailey Sr.
(Keller Williams Realty)
     I had the pleasure of playing the Bandit golf course in New Braunfels, Texas.  At first viewing, the course and layout is stunning!  The condition of the course is very well taken care of, however you do have to bring your "A" game, and your best putting stroke, the greens are quick.  From the first hole to the last, you are challenged with the shot placement accompanied with beautiful landscaped views, layed out by nature and homes.  The course truly lives up to the name "Bandit" as it seemed to steal a good amount of golf balls from my bag!  I will definitely plot revenge on this course, and book a tee time again here in the near future.   The homes surrounding the course range from decent to lavish in prices and size.  This area truly has a home for all walks of living comforts...
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By Bluewater Real Estate Group New Braunfels Homes and Land Team
(New Braunfels Texas Properties )
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(New Braunfels Texas Properties )
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(Canyon Lake TX Real Estate- Bluewater Real Estate)
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The official start of spring is just a week away. Like myself I'm sure many are happy to see the end of winter.                                                                                                            Ceil loves Marigolds to put in the flower beds but also plants in the garden for color and  to bring in the birds and butterflies. Now that we have had some much needed moisture it is time for us to take a look at a "re-do" in our landscape. Maybe a  new plant or some spring flowers. It is time to think about plants, gardening and lawn clean-up.I found a new website yardcare.com that would be helpful. Whether you are a long time home owner, or a "first time home owner" your lawn is a great opportunity to show off your landscape skills and help improve the looks of your ho...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I live in South Texas, specifically in New Braunfels, Texas. According to our weatherman we haven't had rain in like 18 months! Our lakes, rivers and aquifer are all REALLY low and we had already implemented water restrictions. I was secretly dreading what was going to happen this Summer with no rain? Water restrictions galore... but alas, someone was thinking of us this morning and sent a little something our way. I laugh because my neighbor (from Boston, has lived in Texas 8 months now) came to pick up the kids for the carpool this morning and said, "I have never lived in a place where it rains and EVERYONE has a smile." Well Jim, welcome to Texas! So, in my backyard we have what is a "dry creek" that runs the back of the property...notice I said DRY CREEK. This is what I woke up to ...
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        We have been waiting for this final Get-Go and it looks like it is about to happen                                                                                                                                                                THE SCOOTER STORE TO ADD 500 NEW JOBS For the Full Story Go To: http://herald-zeitung.com  For more detailed information.                                                         Yes, You Read It Correct - 500 The Scooter Store is closer to staying in New Braunfels  was finally announced. The hold up was to find additional space. They currently have three spaces in mind so keep your fingers crossed.The New Braunfels City Council on Monday made its push to persuade The Scooter Store and its 500 new jobs to stay in town. It was announce that th...
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