Dec. 6, 2018

Best Places to Buy Gifts

It's the season of giving... and shopping! Are you looking for unique gifts to give to friends and family this year? Check out these Boerne favorites for gifts ideas that are sure to delight and impress even the hardest person to buy for! Let us know in the comments your favorite places to shop for special gifts this holiday season.

 

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259 Home Market

259 Home Market is the retail side of 259 in Boerne.  Enjoy lunch and tapas at the Bistro before shopping a unique collection of home goods, clothing, jewelry and antiques at 259 Home Market. 259 also hosts painting and wine classes each month, so there’s always a reason to stop by this Boerne hotspot.

 

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Ella Blue

Since its opening in 2003, Ella Blue has made a name for itself as a Boerne hotspot for trendy looks, carrying eclectic pieces that range from casual to cocktail. Ella Blue also offers a wide selection of shoes and statement jewelry, perfect for topping off your new look!

 

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Boutique Chloe Rose

Boutique Chloe Rose is a trendy boutique that offers women's clothing, shoes, Tokyo Milk perfume products, candles, and accessories. Looking for a modern, yet simple look? Shop for simple, yet bold clothing and a variety of accessories ranging jewelry to perfume.

 

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From Scratch Farm

From Scratch Farm provides body scrubs, laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, and much more…all made with the natural ingredients. This local shop has been striving to make clean products for your health, home and our planet since 2014.

 

Fetch and Friskers Barkery and Bow-tique

Freshly-baked delicious, all natural treats baked in our store.  We also make custom cakes for all occasions - birthdays, holidays... any type of celebration! We carry an extensive line of high end dog accessories and couture including t-shirts, sweaters, tutu's, collegiate wear, NFL and Spurs attire, sunglasses, even wedding dresses!

 

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Of A Muse

With a bohemian flare, Of A Muse boasts a large selection of both men and women’s clothing. Although they have adorable clothes, what really makes them unique is their meditation products to help keep you zen.

 

The Victorian Rose

The Victorian Rose is an eclectic boutique in the heart of the Hill Country Mile. They have become a fan favorite for their unique and varied style that is sure to please a variety of tastes. They offer gifts and decor including consumables, antiques, custom gift baskets, inspirational items, children's gifts, German beer steins, antique clocks and adorable gifts with a Victorian flair.

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Posted in Boerne Attractions
Dec. 4, 2018

This Weekend in Boerne

Need a night out without the kids? How about a trip to the gun show? These events are happening this weekend, along with PLENTY of activities to get you in the holiday spirit... Or you can even taste some delicious chili if you're all Christmas-ed out! Check out the events below and let us know what you're most interested in!

 

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Parent's Night Out at Boerne Family YMCA

Need a night out? Drop the kids off for some fun! We provide pizza, snacks and of course FUN! Register NOW!

 

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Celebrating its fifth year of adding lights and magic to the holiday season, Christmas Light Fest is bigger, better and brighter than ever at a new home, Enchanted Springs Ranch, with a new name: Old West Christmas Light Fest. Dazzling lights, holiday activities and flavors, shopping and the famous man in red are sure to fill everyone with holiday cheer Nov. 22 — Dec. 30 during Old West Christmas Light Fest, an annual holiday extravaganza nestled on picturesque ranchland just outside of San Antonio in Boerne, Texas.

Get your tickets HERE!

 

 

Liberty Gun Shows

LIBERTY BOERNE GUN SHOW

 

The Liberty Boerne Gun Show will be held on Dec 8th-9th, 2018 in Boerne, TX. This Boerne gun show is held at Kendall County Fairgrounds and hosted by Liberty Gun Shows. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Learn more here.

 

 

Get your taste buds ready because the Javelina HD Chili Cook-off is back, guest may pay a $5 donation for a tasting from each booth or can receive a FREE tasting from each booth with at least 1 unwrapped kids toy to be donated to the Medina Children’s Home. Guest will be given one ticket to vote for the Fan Favorite Chili. The competition is open to any individual or organization, and is broken into 3 categories including Best Chili, Best Salsa and Fan Favorite. Entries for both Chili and Salsa is $100, $75 for just Chili, and $35 for just salsa. Call Candace at 830-755-5202 for more details.

 

 

Gingerbread Decorating Parties at La Cantera Resort & Spa

December 8, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at La Cantera Resort & Spa, 16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

Price: $50 per house; $10 from each benefits SA YOUTH

 

La Cantera Resort pastry chefs will offer tips to guests at Gingerbread Decorating Parties benefiting SA YOUTH. The parties are scheduled for: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15, and 22. 

 

 

 

December 8, 2018   |  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: 14391 Riggs Rd., Helotes, TX 78023

 

 

Feliz Fiesta @ Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio [8 December]

Bring the entire family and join us at Six Flags Fiesta Texas for our final event of 2018, Feliz Fiesta. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with shows, decorations, lights and of course all the perks that come with an event at Fiesta Texas! Come hang out with your ACE family one final time in 2018 and be treated to ERT, a construction tour, VIP show seating and a great holiday meal all for an amazing price of just $25! But wait...if you register by November 17, you will pay just $20 (discount applies to current ACE members only) and the region will cover the remainder of the cost! The cost of the event includes admission so even your non-member guests are getting an amazing deal at only $45! The additional member discount is only good until November 17, so register now!

 

 

CHRISTMAS@TheCreek @ Cibolo Creek Community Church, San Antonio [9 December]

Bring the whole family to CHRISTMAS@TheCreek! Parents and kids preschool--5th grade will love the music, comedy sketches, and fun games. This year will also be a “sense-ible” good time, where kids can learn all about the meaning of Christmas through the senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight. Join in the jingle-jamming fun on Sunday, December 9th at 4 pm at CIBOLOCREEK! You don’t want to miss it! Learn more HERE!

 

 

Family Night @ Colonies House

Come and enjoy a day with the family while painting either a Penguin or Snowman. A great way to make a gift from the heart for that special someone for the holidays. So come out and support Colonies House all while having some fun with the family. 

$20 a person

Hot Cocoa/Coffee and some pastries will be served (limited)

Register HERE!

Dec. 3, 2018

Texas Hill Country Real Estate Market Trends | November 2018




Interestingly enough, prices are still trending upward in our market areas for the previous 12 months and within the last month.  One Exception being the Comfort TX area markets (slim inventory there equals an increase in price volatility).

Also it appears that Kerrville has finally been discovered as the last affordable holdout in the Texas hill country.

Dig into the extensive detailed market reports covering our Texas hill country market at the links below. 

(Please note: The links to the .pdf reports expire in 30 days. Large files, patience please!)


Boerne

Fair Oaks Ranch

Fredericksburg

Comfort


Kerrville

Please Contact me with questions you may have about the information in these reports, to preview any highlighted available properties, or to discuss marketing strategies for your property.


 

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Nov. 29, 2018

Perk Up On Chilly Mornings At Boerne's Best Coffee Spots!

When the weather starts getting chilly, there's nothing better than a nice hot beverage to warm you up. A nice cup of tea or hot cup of joe can reinvigorate your body, and warm you from head to toe. The holiday season and the colder weather it brings is the perfect time to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee at some of Boerne's top spots. Where do you go to enjoy your favorite beverage? Let us know the spot where the baristas know you by name in the comments :)

 

Bear Moon Bakery & Cafe

Bear Moon Bakery Cafe

401 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006

  • Quaint breakfast & lunch cafe in a bright, homey space serving American comfort fare & baked goods.

 

 

The Dienger Trading Co.

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210 N Main St, Boerne, TX 78006-2036

  • Modern lifestyle boutique and bistro in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. People rave about their banana cream pie, croissant sandwiches and pumpkin spice coffee.

 

 

Boerne Grill

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143 South Main, Boerne,  TX  78006

 

  • Since 1996, the Daily Grind/Boerne Grill has been serving Texas Hill Country the highest quality coffee available to anyone in the world. The menu also includes soups, sandwiches, salads, homemade ice cream, and baked goods from scratch.

 

We hope you enjoy your favorite treats with those you love this holiday season! 

Nov. 27, 2018

Holiday Happenings in Boerne

The holidays are here! Time to sip cocoa by the fire, hang Christmas lights, buy a fresh cut Christmas tree, make the whole family wear matching pajamas and get your photo taken with Santa! What's your favorite part of the holidays?

While you're dreaming of a white Christmas, check out these wonderful events around town that will get you in the spirit! 

 

Movie in the Park

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:30pm

Come out and enjoy the first Movie in the Park at Joshua Springs Park and Preserve. The admission is free and popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. Bring a blanket or chairs and don't forget to bundle up. The movie will begin at dark and will be under the pavilion.

 

 

Oma's Christmas Craft Fair

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 9:00am

 

You will find all your Christmas shopping easy to handle with every type of unique gift available at Oma's. Texas hand crafted wood items, home made jellies, hand crafted clothing, wall hangings, ceramics, knitted and crocheted goods, hand embroidered items "like your grandmother used to make" and hand painted bird feeders and bird houses that will surely please the most discerning back yard birds. Three large buildings full of hand made crafts you are sure to find the perfect gift for any loved one no matter what their age or liking. "Handcrafted in America" is NOT a lost art at the Kendall County Fair Grounds. Come out early to the KCFA grounds to get the pick of the show! 

 

Weihnachts Parade

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Weihnacht Parade is a long standing Boerne Christmas tradition. 2018 will be the 32nd anniversary. Up to 100 lit entries travel Main Street. The parade is always on the first Saturday of December and starts at 6:00pm. The parade will travel North to South beginning at Frederick Street (by the Fire House) and will end at River Road.

 

A Walk In Bethlehem

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

As you enter the city, allow the sights, sounds and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Journey through the heart of the city after being counted for the census. Collect your denarii (provided before entrance) and enter the marketplace that is bustling with activity from over a dozen authentic shops; enjoy samples from the baker’s shop, marvel at the potter’s, carpenter’s & basket weaver’s crafts and listen for the rumor of a king’s birth from excited townspeople.  The highlight of the event will be the arrival of the Christ Child and a traditional nativity scene including camels and Magi. 6 PM and 7:30 PM.

 

 

The Christmas Town

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


This unique experience is sure to bring the entire family back to the true spirit of the season! The Christmas Town includes live Christmas music, hayrides, the town of Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth, shopping hand-made gifts, an entire interactive area just for kids, amazing foods and so much more. Join us in enjoying the meaningful traditions of the season. If you're planning ahead this event is also happening on December 14th AND 15th!

 

 

Christmas Market Days

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


Annual Christmas Market on Main Plaza in downtown Boerne. Handmade arts and crafts, art, woodwork, antiques, collectibles, chic clothing and accessories, vintage, jewelry and more. Great food variety. Music by local Texas musicians. Pet friendly. Rain or shine. Free admission.

 

Since 1850,  Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne.  In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magical outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture.  Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. 

 

We would love to know your favorite events around town to attend! Please let us know if you check out any of these events, and leave a comment if you know of any other events that are worth sharing with our community! 

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Nov. 19, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Boerne?

When the Thanksgiving festivities are over and you're out of your food coma, check out some of the wonderful events going on around Boerne this weekend!

 

Dickens on Main

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Your favorite Texas holiday event is back! The 19th annual Dickens on Main celebration officially kicks off the holiday season in Boerne on Nov. 23 and 24, spreading tidings of good cheer and merriment galore. Shop for unique holiday gifts on Black Friday along Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, then in the evening the whole family will enjoy live musical entertainment, snow on Main Street, Dickens-era theatrical performances, a variety of children’s activities including Santa, live ice sculpting shows, horse-drawn carriage rides, a 60-foot snow slide, and more. A Boerne tradition packed with holiday fun and festivities, Dickens on Main promises to be another spectacular, joyful experience. See www.DickensonMain.com for the complete schedule.

 

Savannah Sipping Society

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:00pm

In this delightful comedy, four unique Southern women are drawn together by Fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment - and most importantly - realize it's never too late to make new friends. Get your tickets here.

 

Farmers Market at the Cibolo

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 9:00am

The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. 

Held every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine) starting in March and running through mid December, the Farmers Market at the Cibolo also offers educational and cultural events and a place to visit with friends and neighbors. There is always something fun happening at the Market! Keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for a list of special events and programs at the market.

 

Concert in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Enjoy Tinsel - an a'Cappella quartet - for sounds of the Christmas Season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel is not your average group of Christmas carolers. Within their roster of professional singers are Grammy®-winners and classically trained vocalists.

They entertain audiences with style and distinction. From classical to contemporary, Tinsel's original arrangements of holiday favorites sparkle with sophistication while respecting tradition and cherished memories. Get your tickets here.

 

 

Posted in Boerne Attractions
Sept. 11, 2018

The 8 Best Study Spaces in Boerne

With the sun still heating up the Hill Country and school settling into its full swing, it is time to crack down on work and get ready for upcoming tests. Instead of dreading your work or constantly being distracted by your laptop or cleaning your room or anything but what you are supposed to be doing, set yourself up for success with a new point of view.

 

Here are the 8 best spots in Boerne to study and boost your grades. Let us know if you check out any of these spots by tagging us @hcdt.realty on Instagram for a feature on our story!

 

  1. The Dienger Trading Co.

 

Grab a cup of coffee or a fluffy cinnamon roll and settle into a morning or afternoon of dedication to your studies at The Dienger Trading Co. This particular venue also has cute latte art to fill your Instagram story during one of your breaks because let’s be honest, you want everyone else to know that you are on that study grind.

 

  1. Mary’s Tacos

If you are an early riser, grab a taco at one of the best breakfast places in town and study away the morning at Mary’s Tacos. With the side rooms of the restaurant semi-shielded from the morning rush, it is the perfect place to study if you need noise in order to get your work done.

 

  1. Boerne’s Main Plaza

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If the indoors are too restrictive, take a step outside and towards the Main Plaza and gazebo on Boerne’s Main Street. With a breath of fresh air, your mind can do truly wondrous things (like knocking out that essay you have been stuck on for a week). The gazebo has some much-needed shade and a hard surface to work on. If you bring a blanket to lay out and some snacks for fuel, the Plaza will soon become one of your all-time favorite places in Boerne.

 

  1. Starbucks

It may be obvious, but it is still worth including in this list. Open later than any other coffee shop in town, Starbucks is the perfect place to grab a late night caffeine boost in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

  1. The Patrick Heath Public Library

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Another apparent addition to the list is the library. Too many people in Boerne miss out on what a wonderful resource the Patrick Heath Public Library is. With computers, online databases, and actual print resources, it's a one-stop spot for any assignment you need to gather information for. Also, it is a guaranteed quiet study space for you to truly focus in on what needs to get done.

 

  1. Boerne Grill

Yet another great breakfast spot that can double as a studying oasis is the Boerne Grill. Great coffee, huge breakfast plates, and comfy chairs that look out on Main Street make this a perfect place to sit back, relax, and finish up your work.

 

  1. Whataburger

This may seem like a reach but when you really start to think about it, Whataburger is the perfect place for late night cram sessions. Let us say that it is 9:00 pm in Boerne and you have just realized that the test you thought was next month is actually tomorrow. In a small town, there are not many options to choose from if you want to get out of your house to study. Thankfully, Whataburger is open 24/7 and serves food the entire night, and you just might be prepared enough for your test if you head out to study right now.

 

  1. Cibolo Creek Nature Preserve

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This end of this list lands us once again in the great outdoors. From time to time you need to be outside to study, but perhaps the hustle and bustle of Main Street by the gazebo is too much of a distraction. Then pack your blanket, put on tennis shoes, and head to the Cibolo Creek Nature Preserve. There are a million places to set up and work on your assignments. From tables by the river to benches along the walking loop, you are bound to find a new study spot every time you go out.

July 23, 2018

9 Ways to Stay Cool in this Texas Heat

 

The Texas heat is nothing to scoff at. It's here and it's here to stay until the first breath of Fall. Rather than stay cooped up all day, venture out into town and stay refreshingly chill with these cool tips.

 

1. Grab a Snowcone at Sno Biz

Nothing says summertime in Texas more than a refreshing snowcone in Boerne right next to Cibolo Creek. Try out classic flavors like cherry and apple or try out some of Ms. Norris' specials, like Boerne Sunset or Fickle Pickle. Whatever flavor you are craving, Sno Biz is sure to deliver.

 

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2. Take a Dip in the Boerne Lake

Head to the Boerne Lake and cool off with a quick dip or a long swim. If you live in town, access to the lake is free with proof of address, so go as often as you can! Not only can you swim, but the lake rents out paddle boards and kayaks to glide across the sparkling surface on. Bring some food and have lunch or dinner or both while enjoying a favorite local hangout.

 

3. Go Ice Skating in San Antonio

Ice skating in the Summer?! I know it sounds a little odd but just hear me out. The Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods in San Antonio has a year-round indoor ice skating rink that is always a blast to visit. You don't have to worry about melting under the sun when you are gliding across the ice. Northwoods also has an awesome arcade that is a blast to check out after you finish skating. 

 

ice skating rink in san antonio at northwoods

 

4. Shop Along Boerne's Historic Main Street

One thing that the intense heat always guarantees is that stores will be cranking up the air conditioning. Thankfully we can all still enjoy stores like Ella Blu, Flashback Antiques, and Celeste despite the heat. Main Street has a huge variety of stores that are all within walking distance of each other and AC to greet you in every one. If the sun is parching, you can head over to Soda Pops for a refreshing drink or scoop of ice cream.

 

5. Try out Homemade Popsicle Recipies

Popsicles are another Summer staple. For a fun family activity that keeps you from having to venture out to the store for those frozen treats, try out a few Pinterest recipes like these. If it strikes your fancy, you can even experiment and create a new recipe that is all your own!

 

6. Go See a New Movie

The AMC Theatre in Boerne is a great place to spend an afternoon. Grab a few tickets for a matinee with family or friends and check out some of the blockbusters that are out right now on the big screen.

 

7. Visit the McNay Art Museum

If you haven't seen this gem in San Antonio, head out as soon as you can and soak in the artwork displayed at the McNay Art Museum. The museum is often displaying new exhibits so even if it has just been a little while since you last went, a trip is worth it. When artwork is giving you chills, the heat outside seems far away.

 

Garden in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio

 

8. Have a DIY and Crafting Day

From creating an adorable rock succulent to repurposing old furniture, a craft day leaves everyone with the satisfaction of creating something new. Find a craft that the whole family can help with or get a headstart of gifts for loved ones. The options are endless for a craft day. If you need a little self-pampering, make a bath bomb or a homemade face mask. If you are wanting to clean up your house a bit before school starts again, make a new storage space with things lying around the house. Check out this Pinterest page for some ideas to get you started!

 

9. Have a Picnic at the Cibolo Nature Center

One of my favorite spots in Texas is right in town. The Cibolo Nature Center is a great place to explore the beautiful outdoors. If you bring food and a blanket, you can set up under the shade or by the creek and enjoy the day. The Boerne Public Pool and the soccer fields are just a walk away, so there are activities for everyone!

 

June 11, 2018

The 51st Annual Berges Fest in Boerne

Strap on some dancing shoes, grab a friend, and head out to the Boerne Berges Fest this weekend! Starting on Friday, June 15th and running all weekend through the end of Sunday, June 17th, Boerne will be hosting one of its biggest festivals of the year.

 

Berges Fest is held annually during Father’s Day weekend and is marking its 51st year of festivities. The fun ranges all over town from the Main Street and the Plaza to the Kendall County Fairgrounds.

 

People flock from all over Texas to celebrate German heritage in our lovely town. The days are filled with live bands, great food, and laughter with friends.

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Berges Fest means “Festival of the Hills” and is a Boerne tradition that started back in 1967. What started out as a small gathering with ice cream has turned into one of the largest events held in Boerne annually.

 

Berges Fest started out as a way for local businesses to raise some money while the community was brought together with food, drink, and song. What better way to grow the Boerne spirit than by taking a step back into our German roots?

 

Boerne was platted in 1849 by a group of Free Thinking Germans and was originally named Tusculum. In 1852, the name was changed to honor the famous German author Karl Ludwig Börne and has been a hub of German heritage in the Texas Hill Country ever since.

 

The town’s German roots can be spotted in many parts of Boerne and the surrounding areas. From Ye Kendall Inn, which was established by founders of the community, to German cuisine like Little Gretel’s on River Road, Boerne is proud of its continuing ties to the past.

 

Places like the Heritage Museum also serve as a reminder to the community about where the narrative of our unique town began.

 

During the festival be sure to look for street performers, dachshund races, carnival rides, German folk bands, the Miss Burges Fest competition, and more!

 

Saturday, June 16th will also showcase the annual Berges Fest Parade on Boerne’s Main Street. Floats of local businesses, organizations, and clubs will be featured and the entire community comes out to celebrate.

 

So be sure to stop on by to dance, drink, eat, and marvel at one of the biggest annual events in Boerne this upcoming Father’s Day weekend!

June 3, 2018

Hill Country Real Estate Market Trends | May 2018 | Hill Country Dream Team Realty

Real Estate Market Trends

May 2018

Extensive detailed market reports covering our Texas hill country market areas can be accessed at the links below. 

(Please note: The links to the .pdf reports expire in 30 days. Large files, patience please!)


Boerne


Fair Oaks Ranch


Fredericksburg


Comfort

 

Please Contact me with questions you may have about the information in these reports, to preview any highlighted available properties, or to discuss marketing strategies for your property.

 

-Richmond Frasier



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REALTOR® | Broker | Owner

Hill Country Dream Team Realty

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