Michelle Plazek's Blog Posts

Where to Celebrate NYE in San Antonio

The new year is coming quickly, and with it San Antonio's official New Year's Eve celebration offering entertainment to ring in 2024 with a bang.Take a look at these events happening! Happy New!#

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Weekend Events in San Antonio | Dec 15-17, 2023

WEEKEND EVENTS! Don't have plans yet! We've got you!Take a look at these awesome events happening this weekend in San Antonio!#weekendvibes #weekendevents #sanantonievents

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Weekend Events in San Antonio | Nov 1-3, 2023

WEEKEND EVENTS! Don't have plans yet! We've got you!Take a look at these awesome events happening this weekend in San Antonio!#weekendvibes #weekendevents #sanantonievents

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Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?

Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding—excites you, join

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Weekend Events | Oct 27-29, 2023

Happy Wednesday Don't have plans yet?! Take a look at whats happening this weekend in San Antonio.#weekendevents #weekendplans #sanantonioevents #sanantoniotx

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Weekend Events | Oct 20-22, 2023

🎉✨WEEKEND EVENTS! ✨🎉Take a look at these awesome events happening this weekend in San Antonio!♥️#weekendvibes #weekendevents #sanantonievents

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Say Goodbye to ‘Millennial Gray’

Say Goodbye to ‘Millennial Gray’And say hello to all things colorful. Here’s how to spice up those sad and drab interiors.Here are several advantages of using color to liven up a

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Where Are All The Houses?

Inventory is still slim because a lack of homes that were built over the last 14 years! When there’s less inventory, its even more important to have an expert by your side! If you need help

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Weekend Events in San Antonio | Sept 8-10, 2023

The Shrine Circus comes to San Antonio, TX on September 8th, 9th and 10th with FIVE AMAZING shows for 2023! All General Admission seats are just $9.00 on September 8th and are available NOW!

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Weekend Events | Jul 8-9, 2023

IMMERSIVE DISNEY ANIMATIONIS AN INNOVATIVE CELEBRATION THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE GREATEST FILMS OF WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, FROM THEIR VERY EARLIEST, GROUNDBREAKING FEATURES TO THE BELOVED HIT

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National Real Estate Market Update | 2023

What does it mean for you?Mortgage rates may finally trend down, which would be great news for buyers. If you start searching now, you’ll be prepared to make an offer when the time is right.

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Weekend Events | May 26-28, 2023

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN:THREE SWINGS & A MISSThe 2023 Jazz In The Garden Spring Concert Series in the historic Japanese Tea Garden features live jazz music near the gazebo overlooking the beautiful

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Weekend Events in San Antonio | May 6-7, 2023

The weekend is almost here!After a long week, it’s almost time to unwind and relax, or head out and enjoy some time on the town.Take a look at these San Antonio events happening in your city

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FLOWERS TO PLANT IN THE SPRING

Are you looking for the perfect flowers to spruce up your home garden this spring? 🪻Look no further! Michelle & Kim have you covered! Take a look what they have been planting in their!!

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Searching For Homes Online

“Searching for Homes Online”House hunting in the digital age! Are you tired of scrolling through endless pages of homes online with out any luck?Let us help you with these tips and

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WHAT ARE FIESTA MEDALS?

It’s FIESTA TIME! What are Fiesta Medals? Do you know the history behind them?For many San Antonians, these shiny trinkets are the heart of Fiesta. They can be bought, traded and worn.But when

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FIESTA GUIDE 2023

Looking for the ultimate guide to family-friendly San Antonio Fiesta Events 2023? You’ve come to the right place!San Antonio Fiesta events are more than just parades. There are food and drink

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO | APRIL 15-16, 2023

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 👋 🙌 Start planning your weekend! 😃April has so much going on from the Strawberry Festival strawberry 🍓 to an action packed Brahmas 🏈 game. You’ll

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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning

4 Tips for Spring Cleaning 1. Paint the exterior & front door2. Deep clean3. Plant some colorful flowers4. Spruce up the landscaping#springcleaning #tipsforspringcleaninghttps://www

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Client Appreciation Fun Day - April 2023

This year Buy Sell Love San Antonio held their “Client Appreciation Fun Day” at Chicken N Pickle. We want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out for cocktails, food &.

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Are You Ready To Plant Your Roots This Spring?

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you need to sell, Now it’s the time! Don’t miss the spring market.Michelle Plazek & Kim Mauldin210-355-7030 & 210-804-1081Buy Sell

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Ready To Plant Your Roots This Spring?

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you need to sell, Now it’s the time! Don’t miss the spring market.Michelle Plazek & Kim Mauldin210-355-7030 & 210-804-1081Buy Sell

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Home Buying Tip of the Day!

Home Buying Tip of the Day!An inspection contingency, also called a “due diligence contingency,” gives the buyer the right to have the home inspected in a specified time period.

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Weekend Events | San Antonio | Mar 25-26, 2023

Woooohoooo! It’s Wednesday!! 👏We are just a little closer to the weekend! 🙌Take a look at our top picks of what’s happening this weekend around San Antonio!! Any plans? 

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My Home Didn't Sell! Now What?

It’s every home seller’s nightmare—your house sat on the market for months with no bites. ⁣⁣If you’re in this situation, don’t panic. We’ve outlined the top

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DON’T TRUST ONLINE HOME VALUE CALCULATORS

Wondering how the roller coaster ride of the real estate market has affected the value of your home? ⁣⁣Don’t get too excited (or worried) about your home’s Zestimate or the value

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3 WAYS TO BRING THE ART DECO REVIVAL HOME

Art Deco is back! Hallmarks of this style include bold geometric shapes, opulent materials, and an emphasis on statement art. ⁣⁣Watch this video for three ways to bring the Art Deco revival.

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"HIDDEN" COSTS OF A HOME PURCHASE

Purchasing a home is exciting—but your down payment isn’t the only financial requirement to prepare for. Factor these potential costs into your homebuying budget to avoid an expensive

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2023 Design Trend: Layered Lighting

In 2023, we’re saying goodbye to harsh overhead lights.  ⁣⁣This year, interior designers are embracing layered lighting, which combines multiple types of fixtures to enhance

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Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us

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2023 HOME PRICE PREDICTIONS

Where are home prices headed in 2023?  ⁣⁣Over the past few years, property values have skyrocketed, leaving many homebuyers struggling to keep up. ⁣⁣This year, things are likely to

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Are you timing your home purchases to save money?

Are you timing your home purchases to save money?  ⁣⁣Many people don’t realize that the prices of just about everything—from appliances to furniture—are seasonal.

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GOOD NEWS FOR MORTGAGE RATES IN 2023

Throughout 2022, mortgage rates climbed rapidly, forcing many homebuyers to rethink their budgets. ⁣⁣But there’s good news on the horizon in 2023. Experts predict that rates will

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR HOMEBUYERS

Thinking about buying a home in 2023? Add these 3 resolutions to your list. ⁣⁣Wondering what else you need to do to prepare for a home purchase? Reach out for a free consultation.⁣

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January 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! ?⁣

January 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! ⁣⁣How are you keeping your utility bills down this winter? Here are a few ideas:⁣⁣ Upgrade old appliances. When you shop, look for the

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Where To Celebrate New Years In San Antonio

The last week of 2022 is here! We hope you had a restful and peaceful Christmas!As we say goodbye to 2022, we welcome 2023!If you are looking for ways to celebrate 2023….Take a look at

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Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be expensive.

Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be expensive.⁣⁣Watch this video for 3 ways to save. Then visit our blog for more household budget tips!⁣⁣ http://sanantoniohouses.org/home-for-the

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San Antonio Housing Market Update | Nov 2022

Wondering how’s the market? Take a look at your December Market update for San Antonio, TX.Please reach out to us if you have any questions.Click Below:https://www.facebook.com

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO - DEC 17-18 2022

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! Can you believe it’s the last month of the year!!?!?!? WOW! What’s even better we are just a few days away from the weekend!Take a look at what’s happening this

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO - DEC 10-11, 2022

HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!WE HOPE EVERYONE’S WEEK HAS BEEN GREAT!THE WEEKEND IS ALMOST HERE! SOOOO, LET’S DIVE INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH THESE FESTIVE EVENTS.Holiday River Walk Artisan

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WINDCREST LIGHT UP STARTS TODAY!

Windcrest is known for its holiday lights and for good reason. Longtime residents and newcomers alike go all out in decorating their homes and yards with lights, characters and handcrafted wooden

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3 Ways To Prevent Package Theft

Package theft is on the rise. You don’t want to risk losing your holiday deliveries! Follow these tips to keep them safe.Monitor tracking updates. If you know you’ll be away when your

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Home for the Holidays - How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation

Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation30 Nov 2022  by Kimberly Mauldin & Michelle PlazekYou don’t have to break the bank to

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Paint Trends for 2023

It’s hard to believe, but 2023 will be here in the blink of an eye. And what says “fresh start” better than a fresh coat of paint? Every autumn, the major paint brands forecast the

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Stage To Sell

Research shows that a staged home can sell up to 11x faster and, even better, for 20% or more over list price! Safe to say, staging your home is one of the best things you can do to ensure a

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"The Ever Changing Real Estate Market Report"

GET YOUR HOME VALUE NOW! ThanksgivingHistory.com Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2022 occurs on Thursday, November 24. In 1621, the Plymouth

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO | NOV 5-6, 2022

Click the link below to view this weekends events.https://www.facebook.com/BuySellLoveSanAntonio/videos/1132616154046697Ready for the weekend?!? I know we are!! San Antonio has so much to,

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?BEWARE OF INSTANT CASH OFFERS FOR YOUR HOME

BEWARE OF INSTANT CASH OFFERS FOR YOUR HOMEThe US Federal Trade Commission recently fined online home buying firm Opendoor $62 million for “cheating” home sellers.The company was

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price $

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price31 Oct 2022  by Kimberly Mauldin & Michelle PlazekOver the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to-

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Do I need a Real Estate Attorney?

To view this video click the link below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb9Lm0YLi94Have you ever asked or wondered: Do I need a Real Estate Attorney when selling? Today’s video is brought to

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO - OCT 29-30, 2022

WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO | OCT 29-30, 2022 - CLick the link belowhttps://www.facebook.com/BuySellLoveSanAntonio/videos/843358063369985It’s Wednesday!! We are just a little closer to

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Do you know your community’s price-to-rent ratio?

Do you know your community’s price-to-rent ratio? It compares the cost of renting versus buying a home.To calculate the price-to-rent ratio, divide your area’s median home price by its

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Weekend Events in San Antonio l Oct 22-23, 2022

Click Below to view this weekend events:https://www.facebook.com/BuySellLoveSanAntonio/videos/8247656838641336YAY to the weekend! Take a look at what is happening around your city this weekend

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Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions Before Purchasing Your First Home

MENUHOMEBUYERSOVERVIEWGUIDE TO BUYING A HOMEHOME SEARCHREPRESENTATIONSELLERSGUIDE TO SELLING YOUR HOMEHOME WORTHLISTING AGREEMENTBEST KITCHEN UPDATES FOR SELLING YOUR HOMENEIGHBORHOODSOUR SAN

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WEEKEND EVENTS IN SAN ANTONIO OCT 15-16, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/BuySellLoveSanAntonio/videos/619029933213021Happy Wednesday Everyone! We hope everyone is having a great day today! The weekend is approaching us very quickly!Take

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SIGNS YOU NEED TO LET GO OF YOUR FIXER-UPPER AND WHEN TO KEEP IT

Signs You Need to Let Go of Your Fixer-Upper and When to Keep ItIt is not always easy to renovate a fixer-upper, depending on the luck of the draw, which may lead you to ask yourself one of two

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FED RAISES INTEREST RATES: WILL IT AFFECT HOUSING?

     The past few years have brought a perpetually hot housing market to the U.S. that only now is starting to cool off, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing

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If We Sell Now, Where Will We go?

If we sell now, where will we go?Good question!!!  This is a concern many home sellers have in this market.  For good reason.  Our housing inventory is low so making the decision to

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Weekend Tips: April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April ends with it's famous showers, but soon comes May flowers! Finish April with a Barbie visit, test your SA knowledge, decorate the sidewalks, and more! As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!

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Weekend Tips: Fun Without Fiesta

Fiesta might be postponed because of the pandemic, but that doesn't mean you can't have a party of your own! From butterflies to mysteries and more, there's plenty to do this weekend. As:

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Weekend Tips: Stroll in the Sky!

As the weather gets warmer, try and get outside and make the most of it before summer rolls in completely! Check out the recently opened Skywalk, take a tour of Earth's inner workings, and more!As

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Weekend Tips: Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter! A weekend full of hope, hops, and spring shenanigans. Hunt for eggs while staying cool in your car, take in the indoor sky at the Doseum, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!

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Weekend Tips: Dragons Invade!

Something old, Something new...San Antonio is a mix of both! Check out visiting dragons & dinosaurs at the zoo, take a scenic ( and tasty) wine walking tour, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San

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Weekend Tips: It's Springtime SA!

Spring is here! Take in the flowers, art, and treasures San Antonio has to offer with my Weekend Picks! Cherry Blossom festivities, Flea Market Finds, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!

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Weekend Tips: Craving Some Fun?

Craving some fun? Satisfy your appetite with scrumptious burgers, Japanese cuisine, or something else entirely!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-MichelleBURGERS ARE BACK!More than 30 local

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Weekend Tips: Shake off the Snow!

Shake off the snow and explore! There’s plenty to do and see in San Antonio: a commemoration of the Alamo, peeking at planets, and culinary delights!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!

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Weekend Tips: Snowed In?

This week has been surprising in more ways than one! Unwind this weekend with our snow day activities the whole family will enjoy. Bundle up and stay warm!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!

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Weekend Tips: Love and Luck in the Air

Time to celebrate new beginnings and old loves! Ring in the year of the Ox with Lunar New Year celebrations, or celebrate your sweetheart with romantic evenings. There’s no lonely hearts in

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Weekend Tips: Forecast calls for Fun!

Forecast calls for rodeos, valentines, and a lunar new year! Prepare for the upcoming holidays or celebrate early with our own weekly roundup! As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-MichelleA

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Weekend Tips: Dinosaurs spotted in San Antonio!

Are your weekends feeling a little stale? Spice things up with mischief, blooms, dinosaurs, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-MichelleMISCHIEF MANAGEDYou can never have too many laughs!

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Weekend Tips: New Year Resolution– Relax more!

Are you trying to stick to your resolutions this year? Or perhaps, just looking to make this year go better than the last? Whether you’re looking to learn new things or just relax, there&rsquo

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This Land is Our Land

Imagine a stretch of nature that connects the great cities of San Antonio and Austin. Seems impossible? Well, at the Great Springs Project, the impossible is becoming reality. The preposed park

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Weekend Tips: And A Happy New Year!

It’s finally the New Year! Let’s make 2021 the best year yet. Kick off this year with wishes, songs, treasure hunts, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-Kim &

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Have a Holly Tamale Christmas

'Tis the season for tamales! If you've waited until the last minute to get this San Antonio holiday classic, we have the list for you. If you want the best of best, check out This Article and snag

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Weekend Tips: Weekend Winter Wonderland

There is a chill in the air, but not in our hearts! Enjoy the winter weekend with festive activities for the whole family, or treat yourself to some well deserved me time!As Always: Stay Strong, San

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Fun under $5

One of the perks of living in a populated area is that there so much more do! unfortunately, sometimes the prices can run a little too rich for your blood. However, the River City is full of cheap

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Weekend Tips: Christmas has Begun!

As Thanksgiving trots out the door, Christmas is eager to sweep in! Celebrate the holiday weekend and the start of the most magical time of year with our fun weekend picks. Enjoy Ballet, go,

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San Antonio Home Sales Are Up!

Despite all that's happened in the last year, the San Antonio Housing Market is booming!According to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, there were 20% more deals closed on homes than last year.

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Weekend Tips: Life's a Circus

Feeling blue? Have some fun with family this weekend! Write poetry, join a circus, and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-Kim & MichelleO Captain, my Captain Poetry is the food for

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Plants on The Rise

In the midst of this pandemic, many businesses have had to shut their doors for good. However, some small businesses are still going strong! Take local plant store Burgeon Plant Co., who's shop is

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Are You Looking for Tricks or Treats This Weekend?

It’s finally Halloween! There are loads of ways to celebrate the spooky season, from the Cute to the Creepy! Call all your favorite monsters and treat yourself this weekend… if you dare

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A Coyote For Halloween?

Halloween is going to look very different in 2020. We can't celebrate it like we usually do, in large groups or going door to door. If your family is forlorn at the prospect of a quiet Halloween,

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Weekend Tips: Can You Solve the Mystery?

Fall continues to be full of fun! This Weekend, Solve a Crime, Watch Butterflies, and Enjoy the Hula. Plus more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-Kim & MichelleThe Art of Thievery 

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San Antonio is Home to Top Hotel!

It should come as no surprise that San Antonio has some of the nicest places in Texas. Magazine Conde Nast Traveler has ranked our local Hotel Valencia as one of the best in the entire Lone Star

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Weekend Tips: October Arrives!

October is here! Ring in fall with a symphony, mini golf, or a musical! Plus, a Breast Cancer Fundraiser, a Book Festival and more!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-Kim & MichelleSimply

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San Antonio Ranks 4th most Friendly in the Nation!

If you've ever taken a walk around town, it should come as no surprise that San Antonio is ranked as one of the friendliest cities in America! A recent study compiled by the app OfferUp, ranks the

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Weekend Tips: Horse Around!

Get out while staying safe! This Weekend, peruse oversized origami, horse around, and say boo to the zoo!As Always: Stay Strong, San Antonio!-Kim & MichelleOrigami²What’s more fun

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How to Live Like a Local: SATX Style

Are you new to San Antonio? Do you feel like a bit of an outsider in your own city? Fear not!One of the wonderful things about San Antonio is that it's a big city with that small town feel. The

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Weekend Tips: It's Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This holiday calls for rest and relaxation, and given the year we’ve all had, you deserve it in spades! Feast on barbecue, catch disco fever, and be impressed by

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A Send-Off for Summer

Summer is almost over! The warm days are waning, and school has started for many kids. But don't let summer slip away without a proper farewell! The Realistic Mama has provided 5 easy ideas you can

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Weekend Tips: Light Up the Night!

Summer is in it’s twilight hours! This weekend, celebrate a holiday of star-crossed lovers, enjoy a western gunfight, or attend a philanthropic pizza party! Don’t forget to check to

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Kiss the Cook: The Best Online Cooking Channels

There's a lot of reasons to seek out a cooking video. Maybe you are stuck at home and looking for ideas, or looking to improve your chef skills. Or perhaps, you just enjoy watching people cook, but

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Weekend Tips: Quash Quarantine Blues!

August continues to bring happy surprises! Go to the zoo, enter a raffle, or sing your heart out! Plus, a citywide prayer, exercise classes, and a free online holocaust museum tour.As Always: Stay

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Wheelie Great Bike Trails

San Antonio is home to many things– the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and many great parks. So many, in fact, it might be hard to choose which park is the best when you are feeling like a nice bike

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Weekend Tips: Celebrate your Summer Sojourn!

Zest up your weekend without leaving your house! This week, attend an art soiree, learn the science of the future, and try your hand (or foot, rather) at the Korean sport Jokgu. Plus, the best

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The Not So Great Train Robbery

The last train robbed in the west was right here in San Antonio, 50 years ago. However, this train robbery was less legendary and more laughable– The train robbed was no other than the Eagle

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Weekend Tips: Avast, Adventure Awaits!

Looking for an Adventure?The days have turned a bit dull for many of us. Now that Independence day has passed, the next major holiday is far away (unless you count Tax day, ugh). Well, tell those

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San Antonio, as told by the people who love her

Why do we love San Antonio?It's a easy time to forget about the good things in life. There's a lot going on– a pandemic, protests, and unease can make your heart wilt. We may have be off the

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Book your Weekend with Fun!

There's plenty to do without having to go out in the blazing sun! Join a online book club, make refreshing drinks, or venture out to make a floral self portrait! Plus, fun interactive online

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Flowers without Showers

Want Flowers that can take the heat?The Texas summer heat is back again! If your yard is wilted already from the sun, consider planting flowers that can take the heat! There are plenty of plants

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Weekend Tips: How to Stay Cool this Weekend!

This week has brought the intense summer heat we all know so well. If you are looking for a way to get outside while avoiding heatstroke, we have the scoop for you! This weekend, explore caves, make

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Cement your Style with These Concrete Projects!

Looking for a stylish, afforadable, and feasible project? Check out these cool concrete projects! Concrete is durable, versitile, and inexpensive. This article has DIYs ranging from planters to

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Weekend Tips: Make Your Mark!

Julius Caesar once said "Creating is the essence of life"! Get creative and make your mark with one of our fun activities! Improve your writing, paint the town, and make your own Hanko!

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The Peach Truck is Enroute to San Antonio!

Who Doesn't Like Peaches?If you do, be sure to catch The Peach Truck when it visits San Antonio! Preorder your fruit before May 28th and then pick up your sweet treat June 2nd. And if you aren't a

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Start Of Something New!

There's always something new you could learn! Consider getting back to basics with gardening, or get moving by learning a new dance. And if you have kids at home, we have a zippy craft that may

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Drive Thru Zoo!

Let's get wild! In light of the pandemic, The San Antonio Zoo is doing a once in lifetime event where you can visit the zoo without leaving your car. See the sights in style, this weekend only!Click

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Weekend Tips: Fill up on Fun!

Many things are uncertain right now, but you can certainly still have a good time this weekend! Activities for the kids, local carry out, and Ancient Egyptian art are all on the table this weekend.

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