New Braunfels, TX Real Estate News

By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Burrr... It was a chilly morning here in New Braunfels, Texas...  35 degrees when I left to come to work.  Yesterday the high was like in the late 70's early 80's (so warm in fact that I thought I had too many clothes on at lunch time!)....then the night came and the wind started whipping and then the rain came.   I woke up this morning to find the first little bit of ice, snow droppings on my new deck.... just thought I would share.   The funny part is that in South Texas you never know what your day will bring.  You could wear shorts during the afternoon and a winter wool jacket by the evening!   I love it!   outside my back door   hilarious my sons' flip flops outside the door!   and here is my Sago Palm....wandering "what the hell"!   Hope you enjoyed your morning where ever you wer...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Because I needed one more thing to accomplish.   My husband and I have been busy watching this going up in our back yard.     the back of my house   a work in progress                    The final project!   the sun rising this morning   geez, how beautiful is that view?   The rest of this post is a major plug for the guy that built this beautiful thing! The work was done by Jason Svoboda who owns Lone Start Fence and Landscaping 210-421-6975.  I couldn't of been happier with the workmanship, performance, attitude and professionalism of Jason.  It's obvious that even an untrained eye (such as myself) can see the quality of workmanship that went into making this puppy.  I said that I wanted a big deck and he asked me all of the right questions.  His attention to detail (my ideas vs. his ...
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By Bluewater Real Estate Group New Braunfels Homes and Land Team
(New Braunfels Texas Properties )
Curious about Waggener Ranch Properties, Lots and Land in New Braunfels Texas? Waggener Ranch Currently offers about 16 lots and properties for sale. Check out our site www.CanyonLakeHouse.com to discover the NEW BRAUNFELS PROPERTIES FOR SALE that may interest you.                                                            Waggener Ranch is  located on one of the highest points in Comal County, near Canyon Lake and less than 20 minutes from North San Antonio. If you have any questions about this great new community in New Braunfels Texas, feel free to contact us.   Waggener Ranch Plats Waggener Ranch Unit 1 File Size 1403 KB Waggener Ranch Unit 2 File Size 554 KB   Waggener Ranch Restrictions  Waggener Ranch File Size 5438 KB                                  
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By Bluewater Real Estate Group New Braunfels Homes and Land Team
(New Braunfels Texas Properties )
                       Looking for a lot or piece of land in New Braunfels?      If you are looking for lots, land, property or any type of real estate in New Braunfels,               START YOUR NEW BRAUNFELS LOTS AND LAND FOR SALE SEARCH HERE        New Braunfels, Texas (population over 32,000) is located in Comal County which lies approximately 30 miles from San Antonio, 46 miles from Austin, and 177 miles west of Houston. New Braunfels got its name from Prince Carl of Solms Braunfels who landed at Galveston in July 1844 for the purpose of finding an area in which to relocate german imigrants. If you have any interest in moving to New Braunfels, contact us and we would be glad to answer any of your HILL COUNTRY REAL ESTATE NEEDS!   SEARCH ENGINE KEWORDS:NEW BRAUNFELS REAL ESTATENEW BR...
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   A couple months ago I shared with you Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels would be expanding the Waterpark to a Winter Wonderland with a Christmas Theme. Time is getting close so thought I would post the schedule.                                                             Trail of lights  leads to  New Braufels, Texas This year the water park becomes a Christmas park with ice skating, snow, sledding and other holiday activities more common to the North than the Texas Hill Country. There's even a giant outdoor hot tub to keep you warm as you gaze at the cold night sky. A nativity scene, toy trains and a chance to tell Santa what you want cover all the holiday traditions in one night. Details: Open at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, then nightly through Jan. 4. Closed Dec. 24-25. For Price and tic...
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By Carl Winters
Plants - Pipes - Pets                    Three Little Reminders that begin with P  Plants -Be sure to bring your plants in and keep watered on these cold days and nights. If you take care of them they will be ready to be put back outside this spring.  Pipes - Yes, I did. Wrap outside faucets or hose bibs. Do this if you don't have a separate valve to turn off outside faucets. (Also remember to disconnect garden hoses.) Use newspaper or rags covered with plastic, fiberglass or molded foam insulating covers to wrap the faucet. (Molded foam insulating covers are available at plumbing and hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowe's , Walmart.)Drain in-ground sprinkler systems. If you have a swimming pool be sure to winterize your pool.  Pets - Yes, I did   Brutus has a Big Dog House, insulated and ...
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I just finished watching the Endeavour launch and what a magnificent sight. Every time I watch one of these shuttles launch I am amazed and glad to have the opportunity to sit in my living room and watch. They were concerned about a faulty latch up until the last minute but made the decision to go ahead with the launchof The Endeavour.                                                                   The Endeavour                                                         For your information: Endeavour is poised to blast off from its seaside launch pad here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Nov. 14 at 7:55 p.m. EST (0055 Nov. 15 GMT) on a busy mission to prime the station for larger, six-person crews Mission STS-126 Orbiter: Endeavour Mission: STS-126 Primary Payload: Multi-Purpose ...
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What does all this mean and why are we excited you ask? More jobs, More money into Comal County economy. These two giants would not be doing this if they didn't think this area of Texas would be shrinking.....No, No, No                           WE ARE GROWING. It's the good fortune once again for Comal County and New Braunfels Texas with Walmart and Ashley Furniture expanding the Distribution Centers.  When you see them rolling out onto Interstate 35 you know they are moving furniture to other areas.             Ashley Furniture recently unveiled plans to add to its distribution center also located on I-35.in New Braunfels, Texas. This also means adding more jobs to the local economy. Ashley needs a larger facility because of a planned expansion in the South Texas  Walmart distribution...
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I had quite an experience this week that I wanted to share with you and will also give you a couple tips that may help when you are showing a home to a potential client. If you are the seller I suggest you follow the tips I posted below. First of all the front door was black...which you don't always see that many black doors. The outside still had Halloween decorations up which is OK. I had a strange feeling this was not going to be a normal home inspection (it was just a gut feeling). As I opened the front door I hear....Squeak, Squeak and the wider I opened the door the more it Squeaked. The curtains were drawn and I was looking for the light switch. Once I found the light switch my racing heart slowed a little. I can tell you...every door in that entire house Squeaked. Every door was...
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Wurstfest Shuttle Information.  Yipper it is getting time to think about our big New Braunfels Wurstfest. http://www.nbcham.org/2008WurstWagen.pdf The above website will give you some good information pertaining to the Wurstfest. This is the New Braunfels Chamber website: http://www.nbcham.org                                            One of the biggest celebrations in Texas will happen in                                                                                           New Braunfels, Texas As I receive information I will pass it on. You may want to consider taking the "Wurst Wagen" go to the second page for pick up and drop off times from the local hotels. Folks come from way far to attend Wurstfest and New Braunfels knows how to put on a great celebration German Style. See ya...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! Carl on going over the Big 100.000 mark today!! When I logedin today Carl was at 100,007 points. Roll out the Red Carpet for Carlmy friend, you sure are a really good Guy, Husband to your sweet Wife Ceil, Dad, and Grandpa. For those of you that stop by to visit, and you don't know Carl as of yet. Have not been by his blog, or read any of his post's in groups. I can sure give you my word. That you have missed a lot of very good reading. Carl is a Home Inspector down in the Grand State of Texas Lets all give Carl Winters a really Big Congratulations, for reaching that there Active Rain 100,000 mark. Carl you sure do bringing each and everyone of us, interesting information in your blog post's. You always make time to visit an...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Another reason to love New Braunfels, Texas.  The New Braunfels Independent School District was awarded a "superior" rating. What an awesome place to live, raise children in, play and work. Here is the story courtesy of the Herald-Zeitung.  NBISD awarded 'superior rating'By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung Published October 21, 2008 New Braunfels Independent School District officials boasted a "superior achievement" rating during a public hearing Monday.The mandated hearing concerned the district's school FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System) Management Report, and took place prior to the board's regular meeting.An annual public meeting for a financial management report explaining NBISD's performance is required by the Texas Education Agency, which monitors school districts statewid...
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Please Vote  Some dates for your calendar:   Very important dates: If you are new to Comal County here is some helpful information and a very helpful website:                                                       http://www.co.comal.tx.us/  Where & When for EarlyVoting in Person for Comal County Texas. Comal County Where The Living is Good and People Are Always Friendly. If you should need additional info. 830-221-1231 COMAL COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE 830-221-1231 or 221-1233 GENERAL ELECTION-November 4, 2008 EARLY VOTING IN PERSON MAIN LOCATION, COURTHOUSE, 1ST FLOOR, ROOM 104 Monday, OCTOBER 20, 2008--thru--Friday, OCTOBER 24, 2008 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2008 7 A.M. - 7 P.M. Sunday, OCTOBER 26, 2008 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Monday, OCTOBER 27, 2008--thru--Friday, OCTOBER 31, 2008 7...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
It's almost here!  Yippee!   Mark your calendars and get ready to come to Texas, October 31, 2008- November 9, 2008.   Once a year New Braunfels, Texas throws a Texas size party!    It's called Wurstfest and this is no little sleepy town party!  There is something for everyone almost every day.  Let's see there is sausage eating, music, dancing, rides for the kids, food, food and more food (oh, did I mention the beer?)...don't forget about that one.     It's a great place to take the kids during the day to see the "sights" and a great place for the adults to mix and mingle later in the evening!
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By Carl Winters
Love-Em   or   Hate-Em   they are still a very important part of our daily llife. Trains that is:  Why is it everytime I go to New Braunfels, Texas I catch a train.                                                             I sit, I wait, I'm stuck.  Oh No...here comes another one or two. Well accept it and say thank you for trains. They are really kinda neat to watch coming and going (except when you are in a hurry  to get to an inspection) or have to go to the bathroom or you are thirsty or want to get that check to the bank before they close. Trains are an important part of our daily life and just think how it would be if we didn't have trains (Oh No...more 18-wheelers on the hiway and roadways). So, as I sit next time waiting for a train in New Braunfels, TX or San Antonio, TX I am...
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http://www.co.comal.tx.us/VOT_GEN.htm  If you are new to Comal County, TX here is the website to get your voter registration information. If you have not registered to Vote in the upcoming election you still have time. It is important to cast your vote in this upcoming election. Please let your voice be heard. Our county is growing, the issues are important and it is your time to express yourself. Hope this information will be helpful! If you are building, buyig a home in this area and should need a home inspection please call Complete Inspection Service, Carl Winters, Advanced Inspector, License #330 (since 1994) at 830-660-0131. God Bless Texas!
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
I ran across a quote today that I wanted to share with you.   Why not go out on a limb?  Isn't that where the fruit is?   Frank Scully   Now, I don't know Mr. Scully (guess I should have googled him, now I think I'm breaking some AR rule here) but, I like what he says.  It made me think about the things that we do for our family, children, co-workers and yes, CLIENTS.  How often do you go out on a limb?  Maybe sometimes, here and there or maybe NEVER (yes, I've encountered you out there).   Let's take the grocery store for instance.  I walk in there and spend 45 minutes loading up my cart (I have growing boys :)) I am dodging all kinds of old ladies "browsing" in the isles.  I run into the people on the way to the Guadalupe River who are loading up on beer and ice chests (no food seems ...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Well, it's back to school time.  You know what that means, lunchboxes, getting up and OUT the door on time AND the dreaded homework!   My boys started a brand new school today in a brand new city.  We moved to New Braunfels, Texas about 3 months ago.  So, let's just say that my little one (well, he's 9yrs old...but still my baby!) didn't get much sleep last night and was VERY nervous when we showed up.  It started in the car as I was driving him.  I asked if he wanted to go in by himself.  The answer was "yes, I'm fine Mom".  The closer we got to the school it turned into "can you come in with me?"  (This is the question that I was secretly wishing for...I hear from other parents that in a couple of years I will no longer be invited:))    We parked the car and walked up (let me set the ...
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                                                                                        Sales Tax Holiday The state's annual sales tax holiday -- as most schools prepare to resume classes -- begins Friday and runs through Sunday.                                                                                        August 15-17, 2008 Clothing Sales Tax Holiday - Be sure you know which items are Tax Free that you have no surprises when you get to the checkout. Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 15, 16 and 17 - the state's annual tax holiday. ONE.....TWO......THREE.......GO             You can Save on buying back-to-school items on this tax free weekend. Shop New Braunfels!                               See some of your school friends & neighbors while y...
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                                                          GREAT NEWS - EXTRA INNINGS IS NOW OPENED FOR BUSINESS. Baseball and softball has always been an appreciated sport in New Braunfels. The opening of this new training facility will encourage even more enthusiasm for the sport.  This is great news since we have two grandson's that play baseball year round in a select league. This is going to be nice to have such a fine training facility in New Braunfels, TX. This  practice facility will allow the staff to provide professional instruction for training and a nationally recognized Pro Shop for baseball and softball players of all ages and ability level. Extra Innings New Braunfels is the area's "one stop shop" for everything baseball and softball. The new facility, located at 2405 Life...
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