Juan and Aurora Rodriguez - The Rod Team's Blog Posts

Easy Home Fixes In The Summer Part 2

What a San Antonio summer! With over 60 days over 100 degrees it has been a scorching one! As kids get back into school and we settle into our routines, it's easy to get distracted from some

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Four Things She Wishes She Had Known Before She Got An FHA Loan

This article by Nicole Slaughter Graham gives great information for first-time homebuyers and anyone considering an FHA loan.“A few years back, my husband and I were growing out of our two,

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Easy Home Fixes In The Summer

In this beautiful San Antonio weather, it's tempting to ditch any housework for the beach or the golf course. Hard as it may be, consider suppressing that urge for a few weekends, because some

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Home Renovations That Offer The Best Resale Value

Homeowners can use renovations to improve their quality of living, but not all improvements will provide the same return on investment at sale, according to USA Today.Often, the best returns will

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Big Impact On Small Budgets For Your Bathroom

Kitchens may sell homes, but updating bathrooms can have a big impact on buyers, at a fraction of the cost of redoing your kitchen. Whether you are thinking about selling, or are just looking for

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How Smart Is Your Home

From smart phones, to smart watches, to smart cars, technology continues to creep into every aspect of our lives. "Smart home" gadgets have been around for some time, but as they become ubiquitous

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History Of Veterans Day

Thank you to ALL the veterans out there. They and their families' sacrifice so much for our freedoms. This Memorial Day, let us pause for those who gave their lives in selfless service to

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The Origin Of Mothers Day

What do you appreciate most about your mother?Here's a video describing the origin of Mother's Day. Interestingly, it did not become a national holiday until 1914, the holiday was celebrated by

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Tips For A Strong And Green Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or everything you touch turns brown, these tips can help you have a healthy lawn that will be the envy of the block. Lawn maintenance takes some work, but it is within

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Spring Cleaning Tips

With spring in full swing, this is the perfect time to dig into "spring cleaning!" Whether you have a comprehensive check list, or maybe just remember to clean under the couch, here are some

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Home Loan Toolkit

Making the right choices are very important when you decide to buy your home.  After reading this toolkit I wished someone had shared it with me when I bought my first home.  Think of what

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is the week of May 8th-12th.  As a former teacher I can tell you from experience that Teachers work extremely hard and have many hats to wear.  A teacher’s job

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The Origin Of Memorial Day

Ever wonder how the Memorial Day Holiday (or Decoration Day, as it was originally dubbed) began? Interestingly, it did not become a federal holiday until 1971.Thank you to all service men

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Before You Buy A Home

This article from Bizrate.com "6 Things You Must Do Before Buying A Home" by Dana Dratch gives some wise advice to those anticipating buying a home.Ms. Dratch suggests the following tips:1.

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April Is Fair Housing Month

It is incredible that we live in a country that celebrates the fundamental that every person can live free!  In April we come together to celebrate the passing of the Fair Housing Act which

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Keeping Your Pets Safe Around Plants

I love my dogs but I also love to garden so over the years I have learned to be very selective on which plants I buy . My dogs enjoy running and playing in the backyard so I have to be careful . In

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Vacation Or Staycation

Spring is here...it's time to decide what to do for the summer. Will it be a vacation or a staycation?This article by Gwen McClure featured in "Travel +Leisure" suggests we consider "Get away

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The Origin Of St Patricks Day

If you've ever wondered how the St Patrick's Day holiday came about...here's your answer, from History.comhttps://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day/videos/the-history

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Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsStaging your home is very important when you are interested in selling it.  Most buyers drive by the home before they want to see the inside of it so

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Why hire a realtor? Is a question many people ask themselves or don't even know where to begin or what questions to ask or even what to expect from a realtor.  I wanted to share some

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Staging Give Your Home The Advantage In A Competitive Housing Market

So you’re ready to sell your home? Staging can give you the upper-hand in a competitive housing market. This article “Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging Tips” by Laura Gaskill, published

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The History Of Valentines Day

Who knew? Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries. I bet some of you thought it was a holiday created by the greeting card company, but alas it is not. Here’s a video, from History.com,

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So How Are We Doing With Those Resolutions

How are you doing with your resolutions for 2018?According to "experts," keeping resolutions boils down to:Keeping your resolutions realistic--making a goal that is achieveable.Telling others about

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New Years Resolutions 2018

According to a recent USA Today article, the most popular resolution for 2018 is "being a better person."If everyone in the world would do this, what a wonderful world we would have. It seems that

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Favorite Classic Holiday Movies

What is you favorite classic holiday movie? Why?My absolute favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life." Haven't we all, at one time or another, wondered what life would be like without us? Well, if you

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Traditions

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday, you probably have TRADITIONS! What traditions do you celebrate? Do you know how they got started?In the words of Teyve in

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Before You Do Home Improvements

Here's a good article to read, before you do improvements to your home. It includes returns on your investments.It's funny to me to watch the shows on HGTV and see people walking through a home

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To Christmas Card or Not To Christmas Card...What do you think?I used to be good at sending Christmas Cards. I'd buy the cards, schedule the family photo, get the fancy stationery, write the family

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