New Braunfels, TX Real Estate News

          Under those fluffy clouds there is a dream home for you in                                                                    "The Great State of Texas"                                                                                            Beyond the fluff and beauty of the home there are some important things you need to know. Behind that jargon and piles of paper work there can be issues that can be an easy fix or not quite so easy to fix. If there is a major problem would you not want to know? A home inspection will help sort out what is important beyond the cosmetic part of the home. A simple framework for determining whether you purchase or keep looking. A few  simple words that can best describe the Inspection Report. It is a structural and mechanical inspection of t...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
My first attempt at a video blog...I think it went well!Last week I attended a webinar that my company put on about building your real estate business using video blog and I decided to give it a shot.  I watched what other agents were doing online and last week while at our board of REALTORS golf tournament, I decided to hand my Flip video camera over to my 12 year old son and told him to point it at me with the green in the background and I did a two minute video blog about TREPAC and the Landa Park golf course.  I FlipShared it, added some credits and uploaded to my new YouTube Channel that is for my new venture in Video Blogging.Check it out: I am kind of digging this new approach to blogging!I am excited about my next installment!  Perhaps I can become a YouTube sensation!
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
  REMEMBERING MIKE CARL...REALTOR AND FRIEND. Recently our REALTOR community was rocked by the unexpected passing of our good friend and fellow agent, Mike Carl.  Mike and his wife Kathy were such a big part of real estate in Comal County.  They both served the real estate industry selflessly and were always putting others first.  No matter how busy they were, they always had time to share and give.  There is much to be learned from both of them.  Mike left us quickly and unexpectedly this month and one of the hardest things we have had to face was him not being at the golf course for our TREPAC golf tournament this year.  We always looked forward to pulling up to the hole that he and Kathy always sponsored.  This year we knew we would face that hole without Mike's presence and for me p...
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This is for information purposes only to make you aware of these four recalls. Four new Recalls that may be of interest - Please review: If you have any one of these you may want to make the appropriae contact. Follow the directions as indicated below. Hope this will help you if you have or if you know of someone that may have.  The contact information is supplied in this email that we received. I try to monitor these and fwd. for your review - Ceil 1. Children's Cloth Book 2. DVD Player with Remote 3. Weight Watchers Figures 4. Ceiling Fan   This message consists of the following:1.  DVD Players Recalled by Wal-Mart Due to Fire Hazard 2.  Pensi Ceiling Fans Recalled by The Modern Fan Co. Due to Fall and Injury Hazard 08/21/2009
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
  NBCLAR SUPPORTS TREPAC WITH ANNUAL "FUN"DRAISER!!! Every August in the extreme Texas heat the real estate professionals, affiliates and friends gather in New Braunfels, Texas for an all day, fun-filled series of events all for one purpose...to raise much needed funds for TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee).  As a former TREPAC chairman and retired PAC Trustee, this cause is very near and dear to my heart.  You see, I am not just a Texas REALTOR, but I have a passion for protecting the private property rights of my fellow Texans and because of TREPAC I have already been a part of several REALTOR victories in my community.   USUALLY I GOLF EVERY YEAR...but this year to 101 degree high that has been promised us and my common sense is keeping me from participating in tha...
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Another Recall: This is for your information. Please check to see if you have this coffeepot, or if you know of someone that may have one.  Forward this information to them. - Ceil Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled By Applica Consumer Products Due to Burn Hazard NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 18, 2009Release # 09-309  Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 699-4595CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09309.htjml Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled By Applica Consumer Products Due to Burn HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consu...
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If you are looking for something different to do when visiting New Braunfels or even if you live in the area, don't forget the McKenna Children's Museum. It may be a good time with school starting to get the kids back to thinking about school. This children's museum will definitely do that. Adults enjoy it just as much as the children. It's all about having Fun & Learning at the same time.                                     Just one more thing folks like about New Baunfels Texas.                                                          Discover a world of art and creativity, science and technology, culture, health and history. Welcome to the McKenna Children's Museum. It's a collection of educational exhibits designed to stimulate learning and encourage imagination. McKenna partnered w...
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This hit me like a ton of bricks. It's Saturday morning, Carl had an inspection today and I just got back from the mail box. There it was...my Medicare Card...see I'll be 65 in December. The real live thing right before my eyes; it finally happened. My first thought was Yipee! My second thought was, Oh No! My third thought...well here goes....all the things that flashed before my eyes in less then thirty seconds.                                                     My     Medicare Card In the last few months I've been receiving emails from friends that say, "How time gets away from me". I will call soon, or we will have lunch soon or something or other. I'm just as guilty, it's call procrasitnation Here is mishmash from some articles I have read these last several months. When was the la...
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This is another important recall if you have children: Hope this is helpful, we don't want any little one's hurt. The information below is from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission If you have children, grandchildren or know someone please pass this on for safety sake. 1.  Little TikesT Recalls Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking Hazard   Click to see photo's1. NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 13, 2009Release #09-304 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 791-2737CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908Little TikesT Recalls Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking ...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Good things coming together at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas     I wrote about this great place August 20th of last year (it just happened to be my very first post!)  You can read it here, It's Green in Gruene, Texas   Today, one of my good friends, Jim Flynn, who is outstanding commercial photographer posted a link on FACEBOOK that reminded me that I needed to write again about Gruene Hall.  Now, I've know Jim and his family since they moved from Boston to "live on the range" in Texas!  They have totally immersed themselves into our great town of New Braunfels, Texas and I like how they just jumped in with two feet and haven't stopped participating since!     I know, I know...it sounds like I have really gotten off my topic right?  Not so.    See everybody in New Braunfels loves Gruene ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
The Best of the Best David Winters Septic/All Pro Pumping in Comal County Texas, if you needing any kind of Septic System work done. Whether you live in the Hill Country of Texas, or going to be relocating to the Hill Country. You sure do want to give David Winters a call. I can sure tell you, this here young man knows what he's a do-en, and talk-en about when comes to anything at all about Septic Systems, Y'all have my word on that! They are #1 in the #2 Business   Meet David Winters   David has lived in the Comal County Texas area all of his life. He had a real nice family, wife Susan Winters and they have three children. David and his family are very active in their community activities and events that go on in the community. The Best of the Best David Winters Septic/All Pro Pumping ...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
The Fork and Spoon in New Braunfels, Texas is located at 651 North Business IH 35. I went to this delightful place that is located in the MARKPLACE shopping center right smack in the middle of New Braunfels right off of IH 35. I have passed it many times and always wondered what is like, but didn't make it in until a friend suggested it.        Oh my word, the place is darling! We got there a little early, but by the time we left the place was packed (sorry, hardly any interior photos cause I didn't want to disrupt the other patrons enjoying their lunch!)  You will have to see for yourself! I started out by ordering the pecan crusted, chicken quiche. Actually, there was some really fancy name for it (can't remember) cause I was already eyeing the dessert menu! But, I digress. The chicke...
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Meet Carley, a new addition to the Winters Family by Carl and Ceil Winters at Active Rain Grandpa & Grandma sometimes have to talk about the Grandkids so here goes. Some of you may know that David our youngest son has joined Active Rain. David has been in the septic installation business and septic pumping since 1994. I know, but somebody has to do it. When you see the trucks that say WE'RE #1 in the #2 BUSINESS that's our David. By the way the pumping company is All Pro Pumping and the septic is David Winters Septics, All Your Septic Needs. David has posted a few blogs giving septic tips and did post about Colton & Carley. He has been posting his blogs in the Texas groups. If you get a chance stop by and tell him hello. He will be blogging information /Do's and Dont's when you have a s...
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
  Gone but not forgotten...Saturday I lost a good friend... our community lost a leader, a wife lost a husband and business partner, three children lost their Dad, three grandchildren lost their Grandpa, our industry lost a fine REALTOR, a church lost a faithful servant and many hearts are aching tonight.  Mine is among them...my friend and fellow agent Mike Carl passed away unexpectedely Satuday evening at the age of 58 and the words I keep uttering and hearing repeated over and over again are "stunned, shocked and unbelievable."  Today we said "goodbye" to our friend...hundreds of REALTORS, affiliates, friends, families, parishoners and more gathered to celebrate a life well lived and a race well run.  Mike was known for always having a hug, a smile, and a kind, encouraging word to sh...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
A good place for breakfast or lunch or dinner, Union Street Station in New Braunfels, Texas.   So, last Sunday we were out for a little family fun.  We decided to start with breakfast (at noon) and went to the Union Street Station in New Braunfels, Texas.  We have some local friends that are there (it seems like once every two weeks) and they just rant and rave about the food.   I was astounded to see that they make 55 DIFFERENT types of omelets!  Heavens!   The place is tiny (so you will wait for a spot), the staff is friendly and the food, well?  WORTH THE WAIT!                 This place is located at the corner of San Antonio Street and Union Street (right in front of Schlitterbahn). I know you will enjoy as much as we did!    
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By Jeani Codrey, Director of Opportunity & Agent Development
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Last night I cried myself to sleep...I learned of the passing of my friend, fellow REALTOR and awesome person, Mike Carl who along with his wonderful wife and my good friend Kathy made up Team No Limits of Keller Williams Heritage.  Many of us are mourning the unexpected passing of someone who always had a great positive attitude, always had a warm smile, always made you laugh and loved working as a REALTOR with his wife and spending time with his kids and grandkids. I was particularly shocked...because I was just talking to Mike at the ribbon cutting ceremony for our new board of REALTORS office.  I walked in the door to a crowded room of Chamber of Commerce officials, local dignitaries and fellow REALTORS and the first person who smiled, waved and called me over for a hug, was Mike. ...
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By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
New Braunfels, TX Real Estate - The Heights of Oak Run - close to Schlitterbahn & Float the river!   On the North West side of town right off Hwy 46 and Loop 337 you will find the glorious neighborhood of The Heights of Oak Run.  Minutes from Randolph AFB, Guadalupe River, Schlitterbahn, Gruene Hall.            This neighborhood is a mix of homes that age anywhere from 14 years to brand new!   The Heights of Oak Run boasts of the newest homes built in the back end of the neighborhood.   The Sunset from the back end of the subdivision is absoutely beautiful!   The Heights of Oak Run is a conveniently located near 35 North, Loop 337 and right off of Hwy 46 that runs from Seguin through New Braunfels all the way to Boerne.   The Heights of Oak Run is in the New Braunfels School District an...
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I know if you live in Texas you will recognize this logo and probably at one time or another spent a few dollars at H-E-B                                                             I bet you have also had some of that Creamy Creations Peach Ice Cream. Have you been sitting in traffic at Loop 337 and Hwy. 46 in New Braunfels? That entire area is booming with heavy equipment. That piece of land is being developed for retail space and now another H.E.B. The Texas 46 store, which will be the city's second H.E.B  and currently is scheduled to open its doors in the fall of 2010.  I would say with Walgreen's across the street and The Scooter Store behind Walgreen's and New Braunfels High School on the other corner this will be a very busy intersection in New Braunfels. We won't even have to g...
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    They  are knocking on the door, ringing the door bell and coming in through  cracks.                                                           I guess this Texas heat is getting to them and they want in. Scorpions are on the move. Have you had an encounter with one of these innocent looking insects. I guess they are an insect, please correct me if the scorpion is not an insect. Multiple stings - Yes they can get you more then once. Local burning pain - Oh Yes, it hurts Swelling - Yes and it hurts Numbness - Yes Nausea and vomiting - Yes Irregular heart beat - Absolutely Blood pressure change - A sting can do that Blurred vision - From crying because it hurts so much Difficulty swallowing - Yes                             If you should encounter an attack by one of these try putting ...
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You can also go to the link below to register. New  Braunfels is part of the S.A. Chapter. Click on the link and choose your area and fill in the application or if in New Braunfels you can call Sharon McAllister at 830-608-9876 Meeting needs by volunteering -  You'll be glad you did - God Bless America!                              Red Cross seeks volunteer's - New Braunfels, Texas  NEW BRAUNFELS - The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to receive training in preparation for disasters.There are just a few steps needed to volunteer. Begin by filling out an applicationon on line. From there, you will need to attend a volunteer orientation, complete some required documentation, and then begin working and training in disaster services.Volunteers with the Red Cross perform a number of ...
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