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June 2014

Found 6 blog entries for June 2014.

Unless you’re a skilled tradesperson or home repair expert, there are things you likely can’t (or probably shouldn’t) do yourself around the house. Often enough, your attempts to save some money by tackling a project yourself will just take longer and cost more when you have to hire a contractor to fix what you did wrong anyway. The safest rule of thumb is, when in doubt about your own abilities, call a professional.

Projects You Can Do

There are lots of projects you can do on your own that will save money and not (usually) cause any major issues if something goes wrong. Painting is one, particularly interior walls and ceilings. A few buckets of paint, some brushes and drop cloths, and a little elbow grease can save you hundreds of dollars and,

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Even in this age of savvy homeowners, summer vacation remains a time when burglars do their best business. Fortunately, a few prevention tips can help keep you from becoming a target for crooks.

Keep Your Plans Off Facebook

Social media is as great for finding out you won’t be home for a week as it is for catching up with old friends. Even if your privacy settings are top-notch, a wily crook can gain access to your feed and see that you won’t be anywhere near home. Worse, he knows exactly when you’ll be gone and exactly when you’re coming back, so he can take his sweet time checking out your home.

Forget the Hidden Keys

The word is out about stashing spare house keys under door mats or in fake rocks. Burglars are at least smart enough to know

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San Antonio and its surroundings offer some of the best golf courses in the Southwest. Many of the public and private golf courses, after all, are huddled in the shadow of sweeping Hill Country views, near the Guadalupe River, or near the vibrant, growing downtown. But if you’re looking for access to some of the best golf you don’t have to drive for, you’re in luck. Some of the best links in San Antonio are located in some of the area’s finest upscale communities.

The Dominion

The Dominion Country Club, located in the Dominion gated community, is one of the prettiest golf courses in Texas. The world-class course ‒‒ which hosted a Senior PGA tour for 17 years, making it the longest consecutive host of a senior tour event in history ‒‒ has

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Do you need to be smart to live in San Antonio? Well, no, but if you are, you’ll be in great company. It seems Alamo City has tied with New Orleans as the U.S. metro area with the biggest “brain gain,” according to a new study by Forbes magazine. Forbes studied metro areas with fast college graduation rates and found that San Antonio, with New Orleans, is gaining in the number of college students who graduate quickly and is collecting college educated people from elsewhere. San Antonio, had a net brain gain of  203 percent  ‒‒ that’s 76,000 college-educated people who’ve moved to town since 2007, or 20.3 percent

What makes this so important for San Antonio? Basically, the fact that brainpower gain is recognized as an indicator of economic momentum for

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Let’s face it. The only reason people don’t think of the River Walk first when they think of San Antonio is because of the Alamo. Which, for the record, is right across the street.

But the River Walk is by far the downtown’s largest attraction, bringing millions of visitors to stroll, shop, and take in the miles of gorgeous southwestern-style tile mosaics. On any given day, all year long, you will find tourists and visitors grabbing lunch, shopping, taking pictures, or hopping onto one of the walk’s fabled riverboat tours.

Being on the River Walk may make a person want to live there. And you can do it, if you want to live in an apartment. Most places where you could sleep and shower are hotels, but apartments do exist, some for students of the city’s

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You love San Antonio and the amenities it has to offer. You just don’t want to live downtown. Well, if you’re looking for luxury gated living, the San Antonio area also has some of the finest upscale communities in Texas, if not the country. For the Alamo City’s premiere gated communities, consider these destinations:

1 Avaria

Aviara is surrounded by scenic Hill Country and offers spectacular views of the Hyatt Hill Country golf course. The community is a private sanctuary featuring rolling hills and lush green belts, yet is conveniently located close to San Antonio’s great shopping, hospitals, corporations, and downtown recreation. Aviara is also located in the desired Northside Independent School District, and feeds into Evers Elementary, Jordan

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