Jerry Newman's Blog

Posted on 05/24/2020
Tips on Selling Your Energy Efficient Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Options for an Inherited Property
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
VA-Guaranteed Loan Works
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Simple & Fast Pasta Dishes
Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Being short on time is no reason to not enjoy a healthy meal at home. These three quick and easy pasta dishes whip up in a mere 30 minutes or less, giving you plenty of time to even to the dishes before you could be in and out of a drive thru...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 04/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 13018 Heimer Rd #506, San Antonio, TX 78216-2067
Beautiful condo now available in this high-demand area! Come home to the quiet surroundings of this gated community! Recent upgrades: appealing wood laminate flooring throughout, water heater, AC exterior, designer paint, bath tile backsplash border, new stainless steel sink, and other features! Enjoy breakfast on your private patio that overlooks a tree-lined area! Covered, assigned parking for your auto! Easy access to 281 N, 1604 W, and Wurzbach Parkway. Don't miss out, call us...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Wooden Countertop Styles for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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Posted on 04/12/2020
How to Allergy-Proof Your HVAC System
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock According to a report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 25 million people in the US live with asthma. The most common type is allergic asthma. With that in mind, improving the quality of air in your home is an important consideration. When the air quality in your...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Should You Invest in a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Purchasing a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Should You Get Homeowner's Insurance?
You may know that when you buy a home, you should purchase homeowner’s insurance. You may have never wondered if the coverage is required. Usually, insurance will be taken out of escrow and a part of our monthly mortgage payment. You may pay a yearly premium separate from your mortgage payment. Home insurance is a nuisance so if you...
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Posted on 03/19/2020
Another Property Sold - Lot 831 S Otto Lange, Blanco, TX 78606
Build your next Dream Home in a lovely Texas Hill Country Resort Golfing Community at Rockin J Ranch. This nicely squared lot can accommodate a variety of custom built plans for single or two story level homes with 3 car garages, or even a side entry attached garage. The Pro Golf Shop, clubhouse, swimming pool, and outside restaurant are only a few minutes walk away. Enjoy the nice views all around, and take advantage of the transferable lifetime membership(a $12,900 value) worth 3 rounds of golf each...
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