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Jul
18
FIVE MONEY-SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.

  1. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs are very low, and a typical system could save you hundreds of dollars per year. You can even sell your surplus electricity.
  2. Wood furnace: Wood-burning furnaces are relatively inexpensive, and though the yearly savings aren’t as dramatic (about 10% on heating bills), it adds up over the long run.
  3. Insulation: There’s a good chance your insulation isn’t very efficient, especially in older homes. Look into installing floor, cavity, wall, and loft insulation to reduce your heating bills.
  4. Rain barrels: Rain barrels are extremely inexpensive, and provide gallons of free water to use when you wash your car or water your garden.
  5. Geothermal system: OK, so the price tag is scary at first. A geothermal system uses the earth’s temperature to heat and cool your home, but can cost $30,000 to install. But tax credits allow you to get a lot of that money back, and the energy savings average about $1,900 per year. If you plan to be in your home for a decade or two, it’s a great investment.


Jul
11
FINDING THE RIGHT MATTRESS

You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when you’re shopping for a perfect night’s sleep.

  1. Mattress construction: The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each has pros and cons when it comes to durability and comfort customization.
  2. Firmness: Mattress firmness plays a huge role in the quality of your sleep. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft can cause aches and pains, so it‘s recommended that you test a mattress for 10- to 15 minutes in store before making a purchase.
  3. Sleeping position: Your mattress should match your sleeping style (side, back, face-down, etc.). You want a mattress that keeps your spine in proper alignment. For example, some mattresses are better for side sleepers, while others are better for back sleepers.
  4. Size: It’s not quite as simple as choosing between a king and a queen mattress. You should also consider your height, as some mattresses are a better fit for shorter people while tall people will want a longer mattress so their limbs aren’t hanging over the edge of the bed.
  5. Stability: For couples, you should consider how the mattress reacts when one person moves, so the other person’s sleep isn’t disturbed in the middle of the night.

Jul
04
ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply.

So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of extra money? Follow these tips to get more bang for your buck.

Shop at farmers’ markets: You can get fresh organic produce for far less at a farmers’ market than you’d pay at the grocery store. It’ll taste just as good, and you’re getting your food straight from the source.

Choose seasonal produce: Out-of-season produce usually has to be imported, and that can really drive up the pri...


Jun
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Jun
26
Cherokee Creek

+/- 170 Stunning Acres Featuring: Hunting, Fishing, Cultivation & Grazing, 3/4 Mile of Cherokee Creek Frontage, Large Oak, Pecan, Mesquite Trees and more! You won't see live water like this any where else, this is one of a kind! Call me today, lets go down to Cherokee Creek 210-300-2744!

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Jun
25
Residential Lots on the market!

Look at all these gorgeous Residential Lots we have listed! Texas Hill Country views, mature trees, partically cleared lots and more! You need it, I've got it! Call me today 210-300-2744!!

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Jun
23
Only 3 tracts left!

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Jun
22
Coming Soon!!

Here's a sneak peak of a new listing!!!

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This home is minutes away from Downtown Boerne and Boerne schools. This amazing home is located in the beautiful Bentwood neighborhood. It has a nice size yard with mature trees in both front and back and the backyard back up to a private ranch - it boasts a native stone patio, perfect for BBQ out back. With 3 Bedrooms, it is perfect for a growing family.


Jun
21
Price Drop!

Stunning 4 Bed 2.5 Bath, with an Open Floor Plan with a Large Island Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances, Crown Molding, Game Room, New Paint and New Carpet Downstairs, Professionally Cleaned, Jacuzzie Tub in Master, Keyless Front Entry, Gorgeous Cabinetry, All Bedrooms UpStairs, Covered Patio and on a Corner Lot in Boerne ISD! There's so much to love in this home, it won't last long! Call us today!

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Jun
20
WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders.

But there can actually be financial benefits to putting down a small down payment—as low as three percent—rather than parting with so much cash up front, even if you have the money available.

THE DOWNSIDE

The downsides of a small down payment are pretty well known. You’ll have to pay Private Mortgage Insurance for years, and the lower your down payment, the more you’ll pay. You’ll also be offered a lesser loan amount than ...


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