San Antonio Area Real Estate News & Market Trends!

You’ll find my blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings and lifestyle posts. That’s because I care so much about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I would love to talk with you!

July 1, 2019

Energy Saving Tips That Will Lower Your Bills

Temperatures are rising which means that your utility bills are likely on the rise too. With the average American spending around $200 a month on energy, most are looking for a way to decrease those prices in any way they can. Just not using air conditioning is an unrealistic option, so there are other updates and changes you can make to save money and still stay cool this summer.

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May 30, 2019

Trying to Balance Work & Parenting

 

Being a mom who works outside of the home in today’s society can be complicated, and it’s not just because of ALL of the multitasking we do. We can definitely be guilty of spreading ourselves thin, and it can get pretty overwhelming!  If you’re anything like me, you have days when your house is a disaster, you’ve got a pile of laundry that, if touched, would threaten your physical safety, your email inbox is full, and your phone is ringing off the hook. Then, as you’re getting dinner started, your child happens to mention some obscure school project due the next day that involves a heavy use of the glue gun … you know, the one you can’t remember where you put after the completion of the last obscure school project.

Unfortunately, as working moms, we can’t always drop everything to play a game, or read a story or attend every single school event… even if we really want to! Additionally, on the work front, we may feel that people around us are laying on the judgement when we have to leave to pick-up a sick child, or we can’t attend that work dinner or happy hour because we need to go home to take care of our families. It’s then, for me, that the guilt really starts to set in and I end up feeling like I am not really excelling in any one facet of my life. Not doing particularly well in either my career OR in the parenting department…and that ladies, can be a pretty crummy feeling.

It’s in those times I think we owe it to ourselves to try to take a minute to mentally slow things down. We’ve got this! Working outside of the home definitely doesn’t make us worse mothers. Just as being a mom doesn’t make us any less amazing and accomplished in the work field!

Although it can sometimes be hard, we need to let ourselves off the hook a little bit and really celebrate and  enjoy all the things we and our fellow working mothers are accomplishing, both professionally and in parenthood! At the end of the day, that housework really isn’t going anywhere, those emails and phone calls will eventually get returned, and some form of something edible will, at some point, be put on the table for dinner.

As for that school project...there is a rumor going around that if we pray hard enough to the glue gun gods, we’ll find that glue gun right in the craft drawer exactly where it belongs.

Posted in Working Moms
May 28, 2019

2019 San Antonio Summer Camps

As we well know, the school year is coming to an end and Summer 2019 is rapidly approaching. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been busy and waited until the last possible second to decide what your school aged child will do during the long summer vacation. Of course, we have some family vacations planned, she may spend a few days with the grandparents and that kind of thing, but when you’re a working parent chances are you don’t also get several weeks off. So, in order to prevent child boredom (which if you ask my 7-year-old can be dang near lethal), and to partially save your own sanity, you might consider some summer camps to provide some much-needed entertainment and maybe a bit of education too!

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May 27, 2019

Local Luncheonettes: Wraptitude

 

Having 3 kids under 8 and going out to a restaurant to eat can definitely have its challenges! We are always on the hunt for new San Antonio area places that are kid friendly, delicious and easy on the budget. This year for Mother’s Day my husband suggested that we try a place we had never been, called Wraptitude, and it was definitely a hit!

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Posted in Local Businesses
May 7, 2019

Listing Tips

Getting a home ready to list takes some effort, but if you try to use some of these tips you will make sure your home shows its most beautiful when it's ready to go on the market!

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Posted in Selling
May 4, 2019

Kitchen Improvements Under $100

Want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget? Check out the list of improvements you can get started on for under $100. These tips can come in handy when you’re ready to list your home to sell on the market.

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May 1, 2019

Home Buying Steps

Purchasing a home, especially if for the first time, can sometimes be an intimidating task! Here is a brief rundown of some of the main steps in the home buying process.

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Posted in Buying