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jb goodwin coats for kidsThe holiday season is all about giving, and what better way to show your spirit than to give a child the gift of warmth. There's no better feeling than knowing you've helped someone in need. With the winter season threatening freezing temperatures, JBGoodwin REALTORS® will be participating in the community drive called Coats for Kids for the 19th consecutive year. This organization, created by the Junior League of Austin, collects coats from all over Central Texas to donate to children in need. We have been partaking in the wonderful cause for many years and will be continuing this Austin tradition this year.

Coats For Kids is one of the largest coat drives in the nation and has been helping to keep children warm for 29 years. This event not only

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steps to building new home

Congratulations! You've found the perfect property in Austin, it's all financed and you're ready to build your dream home. This is an exciting time for you and you'll want to make sure all of your bases are covered before starting such a large project. Where should you even begin with building your own home? Read this step-by-step guide for everything you need to know about building a house.

1. Choosing A Builder

A key piece of advice when choosing a builder is to shop around. This is as important as choosing a property for your home. For a list of well-respected builders, take a look at our Austin Builders Directory or San Antonio Builders Directory. Ask important questions, such as whether the company a member of the Home Builders Association

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With Apple’s El Capitan update out now. The question becomes, what has changed and what hasn’t.  We all work with new software updates to understand all the changes that come about but are not always sure of how to get things done, well easily at least.  Lets discuss your email signature.

Email signatures can save you time when sending and replying to emails. Creating a signature email in Apple Mail is pretty easy and with a few additional add-ons you can make sure self stand out from the rest. How do I set up my email signatures with a little pizzaz and great links to my social media accounts.

There’s one thing that every email you originate should contain, and thats your email signature. Think of your signature as the last chance to grab someone’s

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Looking for FHA approved condos in San Antonio? We've got you covered. There are currently 16 condo projects with active FHA approval in our fine city, and we're here to help you connect with all of them.

Current Condos With FHA Approval

fha approved condosAs of October 20, the following condos each have FHA approval:

  • Bent Oak Townhouses
  • Brighton Square Condominiums
  • Canyon Creek Village Condo
  • Capistrano Condos
  • Casa Blanca Lofts & Condos
  • Country Hollow Condominiums
  • Edgecliff Northwest
  • Kensington Row Condominiums
  • LaFayette Place
  • Post Oak Condominiums
  • South End Lofts & Condos
  • Turtle Creek Village
  • Vidorra Condominiums
  • Villa Dijon Condominium
  • Villa Tanglewood Condominiums

If you would like to learn more about FHA

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jb goodwin logoIn celebration of our prosperous history and to welcome our flourishing future, JB Goodwin REALTORS® is pleased to share our new logo and branding!

Our previous logo has been in use since the inception of J.B. Goodwin's real estate career, which began when he was only 22 years old. 43 years later, JB Goodwin REALTORS® remains a leader in the Texas real estate industry, with a well respected brand that revolves around helping people. It's in this spirit that we redefined our brand to respect our past while embracing the fresh, modern company we have come to be.

Starting At Square 1

Square one. That's the best place to begin when you're buying real estate. The yellow square behind our new logo represents this same concept, optically encompassing

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brand new home benefitsLast week, we shared 5 perks of buying a brand new home. But we only scraped the surface of reasons why people are choosing new houses over existing models. Without further ado, here are 5 more benefits of buying a brand new home!

5. Move-In Ready

Forget renovations or improvements—your new home is already in perfect condition! That means you're free to move in and enjoy it, without any muss, fuss or hassle.

4. Less Maintenance

Without any worn out systems, there is much less maintenance in a new home than in an existing one. You shouldn't have to worry about repairs to heating, plumbing, air or appliances for at least a few years. Even better, most roofs last at least 20 years. This means less hassle and a much smaller impact on your savings

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Reagan GreerAs a native San Antonian born and raised here, it’s still hard for me to get my mind around we are now the 7th largest city in the country.      

Growing up here included memories of driving downtown to see Santa on top of the Joske’s building at Christmas time (now Rivercenter Mall), following construction & participating in HemisFair 68, trips to our still famous zoo, Brackenridge park & Skyride, birthday parties at Kiddie Park on Broadway, field trips to Buttercrust Bakery (as well as the Alamo), and attending fiesta events! As you can see much has stayed the same; and yet so much has changed.

When I was in the 7th grade my parents decided to move out to what we considered the country at the time, for a large ½ acre lot to get away from the

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Downtown San Antonio view of river and buildings.San Antonio is the seventh most populated city in the United States, but ask anyone from San Antonio and they’ll tell you that it certainly doesn’t feel that way. Residents of San Antonio take pride in its unique ability to be a geographically and statistically huge city while encapsulating a small-town essence, thanks in large part to its many awesome sub-communities. While there are so many great neighborhoods one could mention, these five communities contain some of the best in San Antonio real estate opportunities.

The Dominion:

This elite, master planned community includes 1500 acres of residential area, country club, green spaces, and lakes. Beauty and luxury come together to create this upper-class community of around 3000 residents. Dominion

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On Friday, May 22nd, Judge Nelson Wolff gave his annual State of the County address, with high expectations for San Antonio’s development over the next few years. San Antonio is often compared to its northern neighbor, Austin - economically, culturally, and even gastronomically. However, the Bexar County Judge was confident in every way that San Antonio could catch up with, and even one day have an edge over Austin - specifically by embracing the technology economy.

San Antonio tech company

The optimistic judge specified in detail what would need to be done in San Antonio. Here’s what you need to know:

Don’t Worry! San Antonio is Already Doing Well

San Antonio and Bexar County in general have witnessed incredible employment growth over the last 5 years and have an

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new-water-heater-regulationsOn April 16th, 2015 homebuyers could be paying more to heat their homes. That's because new water heater regulations set forth by the Department of Energy will require many existing models to be replaced or swapped out for larger more energy efficient ones. Not sure if you'll be impacted by the rule change? Read on.

New water heater regulations in 2015

After the April deadline, all new natural gas and electric powered tank-style hot water heaters will undergo design changes to meet the new requirements. Based on the new rules, all electric powered water heaters over 55 gallons will require the Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water design. On the other hand, all natural gas models over 55 gallons must use a Condensing Water Heater design.  In other words,

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