Timberwood Park (San Antonio, TX)
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 6
We want to eliminate the fine print in real estate. There is a lot to read and comprehend but it needs to be done so all parties are informed. Both the buyer and seller have duty to provide information to the best of their ability and to read and understand the documents provided for them to make an informed decision regarding the sale and purchase.While "caveat emptor" is always a good rule to follow whenever you buy something, the disclosure rules in real estate, should be a benefit to both buyers and sellers. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has rules and obligations regarding disclosures and notices that real estate licensees must use to be in compliance with the rules of practice.Real estate brokers often add more disclosures and notices than required by the state. It's my b...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 3
This was a dry hole last summer. Hopefully our drought is over. Let me know if I can help you find your way around San Antonio, Bexar or surrounding counties.I've been doing some work in LaVernia, Boerne, and Spring Branch in the past few weeks. I'm ready to help you with your residential real estate needs. I have some great associates who can help you with Commercial, or Farm and Ranch needs too. Put us to work for you. Recent Posts Who's Bringing the Adult Beverages for Our Super Bowl Party? Sellers Should Use the Option Period Aggressively The Vineyard, Sales in January 2010 Buyers:Don't Waste Your Option Period Home Buyers in For a Surprise at Tax Time North Central San Antonio, Medical Facility Information Do You Prefer More Choices or Fewer Choices in Choosing Your Next Home? Laf...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 6
Sellers should use the option period aggressively. A few days ago I wrote a post about how buyers should use their option time to help confirm the house in which they made an accepted offer is the right house for them. Sellers receive a small financial inducement to accept an option period. If the transaction is completed, the option fee is usually applied to the sales price. If the transaction does not go through to closing, the option fee is the only money received by the seller and the house will be placed on the market again for sale. The seller and their agent have two choices when an offer is accepted and an option period is being used: take a passive approach, or take an active approach. PASSIVE  Wait for the option period to end. Assume the transaction will be completed as stipu...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 3
Do you prefer more choices or fewer choices in choosing your next home?  For most of us, more choices is better than fewer choices. Whether we are considering fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, movies to see, selecting our next car, or our next home. We like to begin with a wide selection and narrow down to a smaller number of favorites. This is one of the great benefits of living in a free society. Our choices are limited only by our financial situation and personal preferences. In San Antonio, there are more homes available for sale than there are buyers ready, willing, and able to buy. According to the San Antonio Board of Realtors website, there are over 10,000 homes currently available for sale.  At the current rate homes are being bought and new homes are coming on the ma...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 68
Do you have an emergency plan for your business? Something to disrupt your business or your life can happen any day or any time. It could be weather-related-like a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake. It could be health-related regarding you, a family member, or business associate. Maybe a source of short-term financing dries up at a time when you really need it to tide you over until your next commission. So what can you do? Many companies have contingency plans that outline procedures that can be implemented when the unexpected happens. Maybe they have alternate work sites for their staff to report, or maybe calls can be routed from office telephones to home phones or cell phones. The main thing is they have a plan that can be brushed off, tweaked to meet the current conditions, and the...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 9
A guy is driving around the back woods of Tennessee and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog for Sale ." He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. "You talk?" he asks? "Yep," the lab replies? After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says?"So, what's your story?" The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young.?? I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services ...the United States Marines you know one of their nicknames is "The Devil Dogs". In no time at all they had me jetting from country...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 2
(Previous post, on this subject, here, March 2009) While there are traffic bottlenecks throughout San Antonio, relief is on the way for one of San Antonio's congested major north-south routes. Construction is well on the way for the Blanco Road improvement from north of Loop 1604 to just south of Midnight Drive. Blanco Road, along with US Hwy 281, and Stone Oak Parkway,are the major corridors into and out of the growing north central San Antonio area. It was not until I became a Realtor that I really paid much attention to traffic improvements. I've lived in several of the largest cities in Texas, and have traveled in all of the major cities in the US. One thing they all have in common is traffic congestion.  I think the Blanco Road project is going to significantly relieve some of the ...
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