518 Sonnet Dr San Antonio TX 78216 Sold

518 Sonnet Dr San Antonio TX 78216 Sold

Harmony Hills is a subdivision located a bit north of Loop 410 and is between San Pedro Road and Blanco Road. This community is near North Star Mall and San Antonio International Airport. This home was sold August 14, 2015.

Home in Harmony Hills in San Antonio

518 Sonnet Dr in San Antonio TX 78216


The galley kitchen at 518 Sonnet was recently updated with granite counters and a smooth GE cooktop.

updated kitchen

updated kitchen at 518 Sonnet Dr


The dining room and two- downstairs bedrooms have original hardwood flooring. Nothing against the newer engineered wood products of today, but there is something to be said for the wood flooring of the ’60s. The upstairs bedrooms have carpet. The family room and kitchen are tiled.

Dining Room at 518 Sonnet, 78216

Dining Room at 518 Sonnet, 78216

Family Room

The family room is large and windows on two sides provide great natural light.

Family Room at 518 Sonnet Drive

Family Room at 518 Sonnet Drive


The house at 518 Sonnet Dr is a four-bedroom home with two of its bedrooms downstairs. The two downstairs bedrooms have wood flooring. The two upstairs bedrooms have carpet. Ceiling fans are in the bedrooms.

master bedroom

Master bedroom, downstairs, 513 Sonnet Dr, 78216

Secondary Bedroom

Upstairs bedroom at 518 Sonnet Dr, 78216

Public Schools

The Harmony Hills subdivision is served by the North East Independent School District. Schools for this address are:

  • Harmony Hills Elementary School, 10727 Memory Lane
  • Dwight Eisenhower Middle School, 8231 Blanco Road
  • Winston Churchill High School, 12049 Blanco Road


518 Sonnet Dr San Antonio TX 78216 was a four bedroom home for sale in the Harmony Hills subdivision of north central San Antonio. At over 2,200 square feet, it was one of the larger homes on the market in the community.

112 Los Colinas, Spring Branch TX 78070 For Sale

112 Los Colinas, Spring Branch TX 78070 For Sale

This is a two-story, Mediterranean styled home in the Texas hill country is now for sale. It is on a corner lot with each street terminating in a cul-de-sac. You can enjoy the views from the hilltop lot which is on an estate sized lot. Located in the River Crossing community of Spring Branch in Comal County, this spacious home at 112 Los Colinas, in Spring Branch, TX 78070, contains many outstanding design elements and features. List Price is $645,000.

112 Los Colinas view from the street

Set back from the street on a corner lot in the hill country

It’s large enough to entertain sizable numbers of people, but not so large as to be overwhelming when there is not a big event. At over 4,6oo square feet, there are places to go for quiet study, and spots available for group events.

River Crossing at night

River Crossing at night

River Crossing

Before we get into the details on the home for sale at 112 Los Colinas, if you are not familiar with the area, take a look at an article I wrote last year, Is River Crossing the Best Development in Spring Branch Texas?

Curb Appeal

Large windows provide a great way to enjoy the hill country view and to let natural light fill the house. Note the covered patio on the front patio and the balcony on the second floor. The balcony is off the upstairs master bedroom. If you sit in either location in the afternoon with a tasty beverage you can see the sun slowly recede behind the hills in the distance. There is nothing shabby about the look of 112 Los Colinas.

112 Los Colinas

Deck and balcony provide great hill country views.

This is the  view from the main entrance. Travertine tile flooring, a wall of windows with a great display of mature trees and natural hill country grasses.

Los Colinas Entry Way View

Entry Way View


The well appointed office is on the left of the entry way on the first floor. Solid wood flooring, again with large windows. One must stay focused and on task in this office. Looking outside too much may be disruptive to getting your admin tasks completed.

Office at 112 Lost Colinas

Office at 112 Los Colinas

Looking from the office you can see the massive front doors and the formal dining room.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Great Room

The great room is airy and light. Open all the way to the second-story ceiling the great room is expansive. You’ll not feel boxed in in this room. Wet bar, fireplace and a place to mount your big screen television. What’s not too like?

What a great room

This Great Room is great!

Step outside the Great Room and enjoy the outside from the covered patio. See the hills in the distance? Now do you want to make this your next home? Call your REALTOR and see what it takes to get qualified to buy a great home.

covered patio

First floor covered patio


Can you say “Open Concept”? The kitchen is open to the great room, eat-in section and still can see to the outside. Also has a walk-in pantry. Stainless steel appliances, island, and electric cooktop.

kitchen at 112 Los Colinas

Open concept kitchen

In addition to the counter, bar, and dining room, there is room for an informal eating area in the kitchen. There is also an area set up for a desk with computer nook, and storage.

eat-in kitchen

informal eating area, computer nook, and a place for bills or recipes not in a digital formatBedrooms


This home has two master bedroom suites, one on the first-floor and a second on the second-story. The two secondary bedrooms are on the second-story. This home has washer and dryer connections on both the upper and lower level. There is an exercise room and a room that can be used as a library, study, or even a fifth bedroom.

Upstairs Master Bedroom

Upstairs Master Bedroom

Of the master bedrooms, the upstairs in the larger of the two and has a better view in addition to having access to an outside balcony.

second story view

view from second-story off master bedroom suite

Media Room

An executive home in Spring Branch should have a media room and this one does. Great place enjoy movies or gaming. 

Media Room

Media Room

112 Los Colinas Could Be Yours (Available June 1, 2015)

Contact your REALTOR or Loan Officer to get your mortgage pre-qualification documentation. Then have real estate professional set up an appointment to see this home. There are lots of reasons to like this home at 112 Los Colinas in Spring Branch TX 78070

Home for Sale 12530 Prince Solms in Alamo Ranch

Home for Sale 12530 Prince Solms in Alamo Ranch

Home for sale at 12530 Prince Solms in Alamo Ranch. The floor plan for this home was

Home for sale 12530 Prince Solms-Alamo Ranch

Home for sale 12530 Prince Solms-Alamo Ranch

labeled the DeLeon by Pulte Homes. Built in 2010, this home has aged very gracefully and contains several improvements over the original offering. See additional information including a video of this home at Home for Sale in Alamo Ranch.

Floor Plan

One-story ranch, four bedrooms, two full baths, one-half bath, three-car garage, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, office/study, family room open to kitchen, and a covered patio.

Kitchen Features

Granite counters, including a ten-foot island, GE Profile appliances, pendant lighting, pantry, and five-burner gas  cook top.


Covered patio and deck at 12530 Prince Solms

Covered patio and extended deck at 12530 Prince Solms

Great attention to details in the landscaping plan. Some grass, but not too much. Red tips planted along back privacy fence for additional buffer. Trees and shrubs are low maintenance. Irrigation system, and french drain for handling rainwater runoff.

Additional Features

Eight foot doors, ceiling fans throughout, extended deck from the covered patio. Spacious utility room with granite counter and sink, secondary bedrooms are roomy, contains ample storage space. Storage shed on west side of home is out of the way, but provides space to store landscaping gear and seasonal items.


Alamo Ranch is located near major shopping areas in northwest San Antonio such as the Loop 1604 and Culebra area, the Shops at LaCantera, and The Rim. Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld are also nearby.

Your Next Move

If you think this area of San Antonio is a place you would like to call home, have your agent check to see if this home for sale 12530 Prince Solms in Alamo Ranch is still available. Call me at (210) 394-2269.

#homeforsale   #12530princesolms    #alamoranch

San Antonio Luxury Home Sales Report

San Antonio Luxury Home Sales Report

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University released a report last week called The Texas Luxury Home Sales. It provides statistics of luxury home sales for 2013 and 2014 for the months January-October. The report defines luxury as homes selling for over $1 million.

A San Antonio Luxury Home

A San Antonio Luxury Home


Luxury Home Sales Report

Luxury Home Sales Report

In terms of luxury home sales, Houston the state’s largest metropolitan area has a greater number of luxury homes and luxury home sales. San Antonio, on the other hand, is the region with the smallest number of luxury homes.

But the good news for Buyers is, it does not take $1 million to buy a luxury home in San Antonio. I am willing to be put to the test. Provide me proof of funds or a recently authorized mortgage pre-approval letter and I can match you with a luxury home in the San Antonio area.

Suburban areas such as The Dominion, Anaqua Springs Ranch or close in communities like Terrell Hills or The Greens at Lincoln Heights may suit your needs. We can handle your luxury requests. Try me at 210-394-2269.

If you would like more information about luxury homes in San Antonio, call me.

Medical Center Area Condo for Sale

Medical Center area condo is available for sale. This condo unit is in Aspen Village, 4107 Medical Drive, between IH-10 and Fredericksburg.

This unit is on the second and third floor of building 5. Entering on the second floor you have the living, dining area, kitchen, and a half bath. The upstairs contains the bedroom, large closet, and full bath. There is a stack washer-dryer unit and additional storage adjacent to the third story balcony.

Condo for sale in Medical Center Area

Condo for sale in Medical Center Area

Additional information on this unit in the gated Aspen Village Condo complex can be found through this link

Home Inspections-Does it Make Sense For a New Home?

Home Inspections-Does it Make Sense For a New Home?

I never have to convince the buyer of a pre-owned home that it makes good sense to have an inspector, selected and paid by the buyer, to inspect their prospective home after an agreement to purchase is negotiated.

New Home Community

New Home Community

That same willingness to undertake the expense of an inspection is not always appreciated by buyers of new homes.

About 30% of the buyers I represent purchase new homes. In some cases these are first-time home buyers. Prices for these new homes have ranged from the mid- $100K to the low $600K.

Sometimes new home buyers are resistant to obtaining the services of their own third-party inspector because the house is new and everything should work. Recently I had buyers who liked a new home and the Builder’s Sales Counselor explained they had an independent third-party inspector who checked homes before the home is released to the Buyers. I believe this builder is reputable and typically builds a good product.

However, I urged my clients to get their own inspector. Building a home is complicated. There are thousands of parts, components, and processes that have to be completed by different subcontractors and trades people. In my eight-years in the real estate business and for the three new homes I’ve purchased prior to getting in the business, inspectors have always found things that needed to be corrected before closing.

In this case they did decide to get an inspection, and did uncover a few issues that would have been problematic after move-in. Uncovering issues after move-in is not fun. Things can get repaired but better to get issues addressed before move-in, in my opinion.

So my answer will always be yes, inspections for new homes are a good idea. This is true for the entry-level priced home as well as the luxury home.

If you are looking for a good real estate agent in San Antonio, let me Google that for you.

Westover Crossing in NW San Antonio

originally posted at http://actvra.in/4rsD

Westover Crossing in NW San Antonio is a community of approximately five-hundred (500) homes. The subdivision is located between Potranco Road and W. Military Drive. Most of the homes in the community were built by KB Home between 2002 and 2006.

Westover Crossing in San Antonio

Westover Crossing in San Antonio TX

Northside Independent School District provides the public schools for the community. Lewis Elementary, Vale Middle School, and Stevens High School are the schools to which most of the students in the area are assigned. Verify school assignments with the district if a specific school assignment is critical to your home buying decision.

During the past year, twenty-four (24) homes were sold in Westover Crossing. Prices ranged from $107,000 for a 1,700 square foot three-bedroom home to $192,000 for a five-bedroom home of over 3,300 square feet.

Today, there are four homes available with asking prices from $134,000 to $199,000.

Westover Crossing is between Loop 1604 and IH-410. Easy access to westside shopping at either Loop 1604 and Potranco or Culebra. La Cantera and the Rim are also nearby. If you are interested in a northwest San Antonio community, Westover Crossing should be on your list of possible subdivisions.

If you want to buy or residential real estate in the San Antonio area, call or text me at 210-394-2269.

Fairways of Sonterra-A San Antonio Golf Community

The Fairways of Sonterra is a small San Antonio subdivision situated near the Sonterra Country Club. The community has about one-hundred fifty home sites. Homes range in

entrance to Fairways of Sonterra

entrance to Fairways of Sonterra

size from the upper 2,000 square feet to over 4,000 square feet. To use the Country Club facilities one must become a member.

During the past year prices for sold homes ranged from $399,000 to a bit over $710,000. Fourteen homes were sold in the Fairways of Sonterra. This is a pretty healthy clip for homes in this price range.

Search for Home For Sale in Fairways of Sonterra

Fairways of Sonterra is about one mile north of Loop 1604 and can be entered from Huebner Road. This is a gated community and is located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio. Restaurants, shopping, and entertainment sites are nearby.

This community is in the North East Independent School District territory. The schools serving the area are all highly rated in 2014. Stone Oak Elementary, Barbara Bush Middle School, and Reagan High School students typically perform well in academic matters.

Fairways of Sonterra Home in San Antonio Texas

Home in Fairways of Sonterra in San Antonio Texas

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the greater San Antonio I’ll be happy to help you. Call or text me at 210-394-2269

One Bedroom Condo For Sale in San Antonio’s Aspen Village

Looking for a one-bedroom condo in Northwest San Antonio? Consider this unit in the Aspen Village Condo complex. This unit is a bit over 800 square feet with one full- and one-half bathroom.

This is in a three story building with this unit being on the second and third story. So there will be some stairs to negotiate. There are over 120 units in the complex. The unit comes with an appliance package, and covered parking. A community pool is also on premises.

Take a look at the video for this Aspen Village condo unit.

Aspen Village Condos are on Medical Drive between IH-10 and Fredericksburg Road. Easy access to shopping and the freeway system.

Call or text me at 210-394-2269 to arrange a showing for this unit at the Aspen Village Condos.

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Happy wife, happy life is probably a term you’ve heard. It is especially true when it comes to selecting a home. I did

Closing Day at their new San Antonio home

Closing Day at their new San Antonio home

not fully appreciate that during my first years as a REALTOR®. Sure, I understood there was both a financial and emotional component to buying a home. For some the financial aspect is larger than the emotional need. Probably an equal number need to have the location, features, and amenities just so.

Earlier this year Shauna and Rob, a couple I worked with last year, told me that friends of theirs, Audrey and Sam, were moving to San Antonio from the Dallas area. They recommended  me to help them find a great home in the area. We started the home search in May and closed last Thursday. We did find a home that made Audrey happy.

The photo, above, is of Audrey and Sam in front of their  new home. Audrey and Shauna were in the same sorority in college. So if any of their sorority sisters are moving to the San Antonio area, call me to help you get established here. Of course, I can help anyone with real estate needs in San Antonio, not just friends of Shauna and Rob.

Every home does not have a wife, but where there is one, keeping her happy in the home selection process can lead to calm and tranquility in the household.

And again, happy wife, happy life.

“I love it when a plan comes together” Colonel Hannibal Smith, A Team