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The Real ID Act Is Mandatory in Oct 2020

 Today I’ll share what to do about the Real ID Act and how to renew your passport in San Antonio. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today I’m sharing important information you may not know about. The Real ID Act was passed in 2005. It is taking effect and will be mandatory in October 2020. You won’t be able to travel domestically without a legitimate, compliant ID. That ID will get you into secure federal buildings and onto airplanes. How do you know if you’re compliant
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Getting Your Home Ready for the Market

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell! What are some of your first steps to getting your home ready?  Often seller’s look at their home through the eyes of love and emotion.  This can hinder really make your home shine and maximizing your value.   It is important to take your emotions out of this to begin and look at your home as a house and a product. It helps to start with a camera – walk through your home and take photos.  Look at what those photos show.  Is that how you want your room to look online and does it
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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling

There are always ways in which sellers can improve their odds of selling and getting top dollar.  There are also ways in which they can cause the opposite effect.  To maximize the success in selling sellers should truly think through some decisions.  One of the first mistakes is thinking your home is perfect and overlooking repairs.  It is important to make sure your home not only shines cosmetically, but it shines because maintenance and other repair items have been taken care of.  A pre-inspection to discover what you may not know is invaluable.  This also helps, so you do not
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Something New at the San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo added someone new recently.  She is a Rescued Bald Eagle that came to us from the Santa Barbara Zoo in California.  Haley, as she is named, is 25 years old and a stunning female eagle.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rescued her after she was shot in 1998.  She was deemed non-releasable and since that time as been in several zoos.  She is the first eagle to grace the San Antonio zoo in over 10 years.  The best part is Haley is getting a mate.  His name is Chinook and will soon be arriving from the
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Bring Back the Old with The New Improved

This weekend I pulled out a new gift to use.  It was kind of familiar and kind of not.  It is called an Instant Pot.  “IP” for the affectionate and short name.  Growing up I used to use a pressure cooking when helping my mom cook.  It was a heavy, bulky pan with a weighted round weight of 5, 10 or 15 pounds marked on it.  It was the also the item that always was missing or hard to find.  It cooked meat quickly and made chicken fall off the bone.   It was a respected item in the kitchen
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Cave Without A Name

Things to do in San Antonio Hi! This is Karin Rause sitting in for our fearless leader, Missy Stagers. My husband Craig and I are not from Texas, so we like to venture out and visit some of the great sights surrounding the San Antonio area. Not long ago, Craig’s sister was visiting us so we took her out on a short day trip around the Boerne area. Now, Texas has 1,000’s of caves and caverns.  One of the more well-known caves is the Natural Bridge Caverns located just outside of Bexar County. We found that Boerne has a local
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