San Antonio Real Estate and Community News

June 19, 2017

Ashton Woods Offers Beautiful Design for Every Budget

Let Ashton Woods build your next San Antonio home.Whether you’re looking for a move-in ready house or you’d like to design your own San Antonio home, Ashton Woods has a design to suit your needs. Ranked as the 4th largest builder in the country, they’ve been designing and building gorgeous houses for the last 25 years. Find a floor plan that works for your life at a price point that’s in your budget. Ashton Woods focuses on making good design accessible to everyone. You’ll find comfortable 2,000 square foot starter homes, with open concept floor plans and ergonomic design. If you want more space, home sizes go up to nearly 4,000 square feet, so there will be more than enough room for everything you want. Each design is highly customizable. Create a dedicated study with built-in book shelves. Or setup a media room to get the most of your entertainment systems. Splurge on a gourmet kitchen or add a bit of luxury to the master suite with a bay window. The only limit is your imagination.

Find the Best in San Antonio Homes at Ashton Woods

Ashton Woods can help you with interior design, too. The Studio in San Antonio hosts monthly design events. You can also schedule a design consultation with the team. These professionals will help you bring your ideas and dreams for a beautiful home to life.

FInd Ashton Woods homes in a growing number of master-planned communities in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Boerne.

Want to learn more? Call our office at 210-860-1775. Or text Homesforsale to 36260.


June 14, 2017

Find Your Forever Homes in Century Homes San Antonio Communities

Century Homes San Antonio communities have a home for everyone.Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to move up into something more spacious or luxurious, Century Homes San Antonio communities have something perfect for you. Established in 2002, Century Homes has 15 years of experience selling San Antonio real estate. The publicly-traded company has been named one of the top 20 homebuilders in the country. Century Homes is a company committed to delivering the best in quality and value for its customers. Great care is taken in the design of the homes, choosing the communities to build in, and selecting materials. The driving force of the company is a vision of creating enduring communities and homes where people thrive.

Give Us a Call to Learn About the Best San Antonio Real Estate Builders

Century Homes San Antonio communities are all in desirable neighborhoods with great amenities. Pomona Park is the latest community, and is scheduled to be built in one of San Antonio’s great existing neighborhoods. Act quickly to take advantage of special pre-Grand Opening pricing. These houses are both one- and two-stories, with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms. They range in size from 1,400 to 2,700 square feet. For more space and luxury finishings, check out the Two Creeks or Stevens Ranch communities. Houses range in size from 2,200 to 3,300 square feet. The Santa Maria neighborhood at Alamo Ranch features homes that start in the low 200’s. The master-planned community has been rated as one of the top 10 in the country. Homes start at around 1,600 square feet and can be as large as 3,000 square feet.

To get more information, please call us at 210-860-1775. You can also text Homesforsale to 36260.


June 12, 2017

Helotes Property Owners Head to El Chaparral Restaurant for a Taste Like No Other

Enjoy great Tex Mex on Helotes property at El Chaparral.It’s margarita time on Helotes property at El Chaparral Restaurant. Located at 15103 Bandera Road, this intimate eatery has been serving it up hot and spicy since 1972. Owners Charlie and Maria Garcia’s story began with a vision of mixing Tex-Mex and Latin cuisine for a “Taste Like No Other”. Generations living in Helotes have enjoyed their flavorful food since.

The menu starts out simply with appetizers aiming to please. Scrumptious starters include crispy mini flautas, queso flameado and nachos compuesto. Fajitas are famous local favorites. Personal plates offer a choice between beef, chicken or shrimp. Groups out together can share the giant fajita platter combining all three sizzling meats. Traditional dishes offer enchiladas, tacos and burritos. On the lighter side menu, diners select options such as tortilla soup, and spinach quesadillas. A new entree to the scene is pescado Acapulco which combines a seasoned fish fillet with grilled shrimp and cilantro rice. Homemade Mexican flan or El Chaparral cheesecake hits the spot when the dinner dishes are cleared and it’s time for dessert.

Everyone Living in Helotes Knows Where to Go for a Night Out or a Party

El Chaparral Restaurant catering can make any party on Helotes property pop. From large events to intimate gatherings spreads are impressive. Party planners coordinate menu options within budgets making culinary decisions a breeze. Call 210.695.8302 for more information about catering options. 


June 7, 2017

Alamo Ranch Home Owners Get Great Food and Drinks at Two Step Restaurant

Get great margaritas near your Alamo Ranch home.Looking for a new favorite spot for a fun night out near your Alamo Ranch home? Then come to Two Step Restaurant! Two Step has quickly become a local favorite, winning many awards, including Grand Champion in the 2016 Margarita Pouroff. Stop by for lunch or dinner seven days a week and find out why so many other San Antonio residents love Two Step so much.

The menu includes a variety of Mexican food and Texas favorites, made to order with a special Two Step twist. Start with brisket flautas, stuffed Texas rolls, or gulf shrimp firecrackers. A big group will enjoy the family sized style sides, large enough to feed a crowd. For the main course, go a little light with a salad, wrap, or sandwich. For larger appetites, the entree section has something tempting. Alamo Ranch real estate owners can enjoy New York steak, shrimp and grits, or parmesan breaded pork chops. Try a platter of delicious smoked meat, including baby back ribs, spicy beef and pork sausage, or pulled pork.

Get San Antonio’s Best Margaritas, Served Cold Near Alamo Ranch Real Estate

Save room for dessert and try whiskey or chocolate custard cream or pecan or apple pie a la mode. There’s also banana pudding or cinnamon and raisin bread pudding, both served a la mode. Don’t forget to try one of the incredible margaritas or signature house cocktails.

For amazing live music, come in Thursday through Sunday and hear great local bands.

Visit Two Step Restaurant and Cantina to see a full menu, the music calendar, or consider throwing a party at the restaurant rather than your Alamo Ranch home. 


June 5, 2017

Visit Historic Helotes Real Estate at John T. Floore’s Country Store

Helotes real estate owners hear live music at John T. Floore's Country Store.Come enjoy a show at an iconic piece of Helotes real estate, John T. Floore’s Country Store. This establishment is celebrating 75 years in operation and has hosted a large number of legendary performers. Walk in the footsteps of such amazing musicians as Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and many others. Many call John T. Floore’s the musical “birthplace” of Willie Nelson. Nelson and Floore used to be partners and the recording of “Shotgun Willie” forever put John T. Floore’s Country Store on the map. The name is a little misleading. It is not a store at all, but a one of a kind cafe and Texas dance hall. Best known for the tamales and homemade bread, grab a bite to eat and a refreshing beer when coming out for a show.

Enjoy an Evening of Live Music Near Your Helotes Home

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are always packed with opportunities to enjoy an evening away from your Helotes real estate. Most shows are 18 and over and tickets can be purchased online or in person at the venue. Advance tickets are not available for all shows, so be sure to check the calendar about availability. Many travel here for this unique experience, so it is a true treat to have it so close to any Helotes home. Also consider John T. Floore’s for your next private event. It would provide a truly memorable experience for any reception, birthday, or corporate event. Find more details including a full calendar and links to buy tickets to John T. Floore’s Country Store


May 30, 2017

Choose San Antonio Highland Homes for the Best in Quality and Customer Service

Search San Antonio Highland Homes for the best in home customization.For anyone interested in building a new home, San Antonio Highland Homes are a great choice. Highland Homes have been in the building business since 1985. During that time, they’ve successfully weathered several tricky markets and are still going strong. In an independent study, the company was named 7th Most Trusted Home Builder in America. In addition, they earned the People’s Choice Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. People who know San Antonio real estate recommend communities where Highland Homes is building. They are known for making the home building process a seamless one, with excellent communication between buyers, real estate agents, builders, and financial institutions.

Shopping San Antonio Real Estate? Highland Homes Has the Perfect Community for You!

One of the other attractions of San Antonio Highland Homes is how many options they offer for home buyers. From resort-style living in the Monteverde neighborhood of the Cibolo Canyons community to move-in ready homes in Ladera, Highland Homes are for everyone, no matter their budget or lifestyle. Many of the developments where they work have excellent schools either onsite or close by. The Coronado gated community send their high schoolers to the excellent Johnson High School. River Rock Ranch families can take advantage of one of the best elementary schools in the state. For those who would like a little more space, the Balcones Creek development in Boerne offers quarter-acre homesites.

Visit Highland Homes to see all of their communities and choices for customizing their homes. Then give our office a call to get the best representation for your home buying process.


May 24, 2017

Golfers from Alamo Ranch Homes Get on the Golf Trail at Cedar Creek

Go golfing at Cedar Creek near Alamo Ranch homes.Golfers living in Alamo Ranch homes find ideal play at Cedar Creek Golf Course. A classic “true hill country golf course”, lush green scenery provides the backdrop for games. Golfers of all levels find a challenge with four different tee boxes. Dramatic elevation changes add to the complexity. 

Owners of David Weekly homes should consider purchasing a membership. Various membership packages exist. Amenities for the Players Club range from discounts, and tee time priorities. The Die Hard Golfer option includes unlimited golf, cart, and range. Golfers working up an appetite can grab a variety of snacks or take advantage of the full service grill.

Residents of David Weekly Homes Are Ideally Situated to the Golf Course

As a member of the Alamo City Golf Trail, instruction is available at Cedar Creek for athletes wanting to improve their skills. Junior programs are also available for youth interested in the sport of golf. The Alamo City Golf Trail works in conjunction with the city of San Antonio to service eight area golf courses accessible to residents.

Found on the northwest side of San Antonio the welcoming course is conveniently close to Alamo Ranch homes. Beautiful vistas amidst rolling hills blanket this signature property. Book a tee time online and get out and play with friends today.


May 22, 2017

Searching San Antonio Homes? Pros and Cons of Buying a New or Existing Home

Deciding between new or existing San Antonio homes is a tough decision.A search for San Antonio homes can leave you wondering if buying an existing home or new construction is the best way to go. There are certainly pros and cons of each, so you must ask yourself what is really important to you in your home search.

There are many positive aspects of searching for new San Antonio homes. First and foremost, if working with a builder, you can customize the floor plan and get it the way you really want it. Get that formal dining room you have always dreamed of or master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Also choose upgrades and finishes that will make you smile when you return home. Other things to consider are that new homes are often built with more efficient appliances and home systems. They will require less maintenance and are often already wired for smart technologies. New homes may cost more initially but require less money for upkeep.

Make a List of Your Priorities for San Antonio Real Estate Shopping

A few cons of new construction to keep in mind are location, timing, and landscaping. Most new communities are built farther out from the city so there may be longer commute times. Older homes might be in a better location. Custom homes can take many months to build so buyers are often stuck waiting for their new home. Existing homes up for sale will likely mean a much shorter timeframe. Mature landscaping with large shade producing trees and bigger yards often come with older San Antonio real estate. New homes generally include very limited outdoor space with young trees and little shade. There is much to think about when considering a home purchase and the question of new or existing construction is an important thing to consider.


May 17, 2017

Explore Nature Near Stillwater Ranch Real Estate at Cathedral Rock Park

Go biking near Stillwater Ranch real estate.Get some fresh air away from your Stillwater Ranch real estate at Cathedral Rock Park. Located at 8002 Grissom Rd., the park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. This park is known for its extensive trail system. Explore almost 2 miles of trails that connect to one another or keep going on the Leon Creek Greenway Connector Trail. Some trails are paved, one is soil, and others are crushed stone. Take in the lovely scenery near your Stillwater Ranch real estate while walking, running, or biking. Spend time with family or friends on the trails or take advantage of some alone time in nature.

Get Exercise or Throw a Party at the Park near Your Stillwater Ranch Home

Other amenities available at Cathedral Rock Park are a pavilion/gazebo, picnic table, playground, portable toilet, and water fountain. Make a reservation for the pavilion for a party or gathering with coworkers, family, or friends. Don’t worry about cramming everyone in your Stillwater Ranch home or having to clean up a mess in your house. Take the party to the great outdoors and have a fun playground for the kids and lots of room to roam. Read more about Cathedral Rock Park and find links to other parks in the San Antonio area. 


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May 15, 2017

Everyone from Helotes Homes Is Invited to Movies in the Park

Enjoy movies in the park near Helotes homes.Life long memories for families living in Helotes homes are created spring through summertime. Beginning May and lasting through September feature films bring the community together. Held on Helotes real estate in the grassy area by city hall, Movies in the Park, features popular children friendly films. Viewings take place under the stars adding to the fun filled ambiance. Showtime starts at sunset but there is plenty to do before the curtain rises.

Helotes Real Estate Owners Bring Blankets and Chairs to Enjoy the Show

The merriment begins at 6 p.m. when participants start to set up chairs and spread out blankets for the showing. Time is spent getting out all the energy of young moviegoers as a big, bouncy inflatable welcomes kids to jump and play. Cartoons are shown on the big screen before the main attraction. And, fun prizes are raffled off. Various area vendors are onsite with snacks for sale. Residents often pack a picnic in true dinner and a movie style. The Helotes Community Band welcomes all with a lively vibe. Musical concerts begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Join companions and neighbors from Helotes homes each third Friday of the month. Spend a laid back summer visiting with friends. The best moments are spent in the park. This monthly event is a great meet up to regularly commit to.