Janet Wingrove's Blog Posts

Creamy Macaroni And Cheese Casserole

 With Thanksgiving right around the corner, who doesn't need a good recipe for Macaroni and Cheese.  Here is one of my family favorites.   Bon appetit!CREAMY MACARONI AND CHEESE

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Tips For Increasing Your Odds Of Buying A Home In A Tight Housing Market

I was reading an article earlier today about the real estate market and how competitive it is for buyers.  Here are some helpful tips for buying in today's market:1.  Get pre-qualified for

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Open House October 28 10806 Marot Field

Open House - Saturday, October 28 - 12:00  to 3:0010806 Marot Field, Helotes TX 78023MLS # 1276471$269,000Laurel Canyon Subdivision4 Bedroom2.5 Bathrooms2641 sq. ft.2 Living AreasFormal

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Los Angeles Heights 3 Bedroom Home For Sale 150k

1638 Santa Monica San Antonio, Texas 78201Los Angeles HeightsMLS 1273948$150,0001145 Sq. Ft.3 Bedrooms/1 BathMany new updates including granite countertops, new cabinets in kitchen, new

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Single Story Home For Sale 125k In Los Angeles Heights

1802 La Manda. San Antonio Texas 78201On the Market 9/22/17List Price:  $125,000Single Story 2 Bedroom, 1 BathroomLos Angeles HeightsSan Antonio ISDNew Paint Inside and OutNew Front

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Seeking Buyers For 3 Homes In Los Angeles Heights Very Affordable

3 New Homes Will Be Available For Purchase Within The Next Few Weeks $120.000 - $170,000Los Angeles Heights2 to 3 Bedroom HomesUpdated with New Flooring including new carpet, laminate wood flooring

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For Sale Fantastic And Newly Remodeled 3 Bedroom Home In Converse 145k

Beautifully Remodeled Home Available for New OwnerDover NeighborhoodJudson ISD1496 Square Feet3 Bedrooms 2 BathroomsNew RoofNew Carpet in BedroomsNew Tile in Kitchen and BathroomsNew Laminate Wood

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Tax Free Weekend Is Coming Up August 11th

Tax Free Weekend is around the corner.  The sales tax break runs from August 11- August 13th.Click on the following link for more information:https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas

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NEISD 2017 To 2018 School Calendar

Still planning summer activities for the remainder of July and August?  School will be back in session on August 28th.Click the following link for NEISD's Traditional 2017-2018 School Calendar

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House Hunting Tips

Here are some great house hunting tips as outlined by the National Association of Realtor.1.  Know that there's no "right" time to buy.If you find the perfect home now, don't risk losing it

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Texas Water Parks Plan Some Summer Family Fun

Adventure Bay 13602 Beechnut, Houston, TX (281) 498-7946Bahama Beach 1895 Campfire Circle, Dallas, TX 75232 (214) 671-0820 www.bahamabeachdallas.comBedford Splash 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford,

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San Antonio Dog Friendly Parks

Summer is here and it's time to spend some time with Fido outdoors.  Below is a list of dog friendly parks:1.  Brackenridge Park - 3903 N. Saint Mary's St.2.  Braunig Park - 17500

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I Have Buyers Ready To Buy Your Home

I have BUYERS ready to buy in your neighborhood.  If you are  contemplating selling your home, give me a call at (210)389-4715.  I have CASH buyers ready to purchase your home

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Celebrate 2 Kitties Birthdays This Saturday At The Bulverde Area Humane Society

Bulverde Area Humane SocietyCome Celebrate With Us On Saturday, May 13 from 10am - 1pm!Cara and Kendra are bringing birthday cake to honor two very special kittie birthdays: EC will be 20 and Morris

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Choosing A Neighborhood To Live In

When you are buying a home, where you buy should reflect your lifestyle.  The following questions/checklist was developed by The National Association of Realtors and can help you select the

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6227 Valley Queen 130k 3 Bedrooms MLS 1237660

 6227 Valley Queen $130,000 - Cottage Charm 3 Bedroom, 1 BathroomApproximately 1127 sq. feet (converted garage)New Bamboo FlooringNew CarpetNew Countertops in Kitchen and BathroomNew

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Its Fiesta Time San Antonio

Tomorrow kicks off the first official day of Fiesta.  Which events will you be attending?  Click below for events, dates and times:https://www.fiesta-sa.org/official-fiesta-event-calendar/

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Setting The List Price When Selling

Although setting a list price of a home is not exact science, here is a list of key items to consider:1. Comparable Properties.  Your agent can put together a Comparative Market Analysis based

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Buying A Home In A Tight Market

As the Spring selling season is upon us, you want to increase your chances of getting your dream home.  Here are some simple steps put out by The National Association of Realtors:1.  Get

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Adding Curb Appeal To Your Home

Here are some great ways to add curb appeal to your home.  After all, you want your property to have that WOW factor when people drive by your home and you want buyers to be impressed

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You Have A Home Showing What To Do Next

The phone just rang and you have a home showing in the next hour.  Aarghhh!  Selling a home does not have to be hectic for a seller, buy you do want your home to show in it's best light at

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Mortgage Application Checklist

You are ready to buy a home and you need to apply for a loan.  Here is a checklist for buyers to review that the National Association of Realtors has put together:1.   W-2 Tax Forms -

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The San Antonio Rental Market Was Included Among The Nations Most Expensive Rental Markets

The San Antonio rental market has hit an all time high.  It's not uncommon for would be renters to loose out on their first choice when it comes to rental homes.  You have to be quick

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File A Homestead Exemption And Save Money On Property Taxes

It's time to file your Homestead Exemption with the Bexar County Appraisal District.  If you purchased your home in 2016 and it is your primary residence, you are eligible to file an

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After Christmas Recycling Tips From The City Of San Antonio

Don't know what to do with all the left over wrapping paper and boxes after Christmas.  Here are some recycling tips from The City of San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department.  

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Recycling Your Christmas Tree In San Antonio

It's time to recycle your live Christmas tree. The City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department has available dates and several sites where you can drop your tree off.  Better,

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There Is Still Time To Get Your Letters To Santa In

There is still time to have your kids write their letters to Santa Clause and receive a response from Santa.  The United States Postal Service has a fun and great program called Santa Mail.

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Its Time To Put Up Your Christmas Lights

It's December 7th and if you are anything like me, you have yet to decorate the exterior of your home with Christmas lights.  Should you put them up this weekend?  The kids love them and I

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Top 10 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

We all know the holidays can be a stressful time for families.  Between preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, gift buying, parties, having your home on the market can be an addition to the

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Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday as we get to spend time with family and friends.  Although we have many things to be thankful for, Thanksgiving can be chaotic at the same time.  

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Buying Versus Renting

Is buying a home the right thing for you?  There are several advantages to buying a home versus renting a home.  If you plan on living in the same area for an extended period of time,

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Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

The holidays are upon us and you are getting ready to put your home up for sale.  Good idea or not?  In my experience, the end of the year is not necessarily a bad time to sell.  

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Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween For Children With Allergies

Halloween is a few days away.  By now, your kids probably have their costume selected and have planned with their friends their route to collect candy.  If your a kid with food allergies,

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History Of Columbus Day Monday October 10th

Columbus Day is on Monday, October 10th, and for many of us it's a holiday.  The school children are looking forward to a day off, banks are closed, businesses are closed.  Why do we

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San Antonio 2016 Pumpkin Patches

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be looking for a pumpkin patch near you.  Thanks to Alamo City Moms Blog for putting out a list of Pumpkin Patches.  The link to Alamo City

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Fiesta Texas Fright Fest 2016

Looking for a fun Halloween activity to do this weekend.  You should visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.  I love the park during this time of year.  From creepy characters

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Masses Of Butterflies Migrate Through San Antonio Texas

Here lately,  on my commute to the office, it has been common to see swarms of butterflies pass by my windshield.  It is really an interesting thing to see.  Specifically when you

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The Meaning Behind Labor Day

While we all enjoy a day off from work to spend time with family and friends or,  perhaps, a last minute getaway to the beach.  Let's not forget how this holiday came about.  The

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Friday Night Lights Johnson High School

It's  that time of the year.  The fall season starts to roll in and so does football in San Antonio, Texas.  It's the end of the work week and you find yourself anticipating this

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What Size Is That Home Anyway

Often times as a realtor, you come across a home where the square feet advertised in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) does not match the tax records.  It is the responsibility of

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Is The Neighborhood Safe

As a Realtor, I often get asked about the safety of a neighborhood.  That question is asked more frequently by out of town buyers moving into San Antonio.  Although I am  familiar

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Pillar Crossfit Its Not Just A Gym

When you think of crossfit, you think about muscled up individuals pushing themselves to the point of fatigue in the hope of gaining the next PR and such.  This gym, or box as crossfitters call

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