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Welcome New Agent Class May 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Brian Kimzey

Second Row [left to right]: Audrey Boerner, Stephanie Gagne, Karen Lauderdale, Crystal Bradford

Third Row [left to right]: Benjamin De La Cruz, Melissa Pressentin, Heather Jackson, Mark Tokach, Lee Ann Tokach

 

Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for May 2017!

We would like to welcome the most recent Sales Agents who have decided to join us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practices and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

If you or someone you know is looking to start OR jump-start a career in real estate, visit us:
www.cbharper.com/joinus

Luxury Series Spotlight for January 2017

January 2017 — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® offers a group of elite listings for any buyer. In this selective process we highlight videos and photos of our Luxury Series properties, along with the Sales Agents who have brought us these gorgeous homes.


4242 Broadway St., Unit 1003
  • San Antonio, TX 78209 • MLS  #1211699
Listed by Libby Ross of The Ross Group

• 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 plus, Baths — spacious  3,678 sq. ft.
• Premier 10th floor Luxury Condo
• Three shaded balconies, city views
• Gourmet kitchen, stainless Miele appliances
• Oversized closets and separate dressing area
• Top quality management & concierge

 



26726 Turkey Run Dr.
• Boerne, TX 78006 • MLS #1214003
Listed by Debbie McNeal

• 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths — spacious 5,252 sq. ft.
• 3.94 acres with panoramic views of the Hill Country
• Large windows opening to 1600 ft. of deck
• High ceilings w/wood beams in living room & master suite
• Chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, leather granite
• Outdoor kitchen, pool, basketball court , gazebo

 



857 PR 2414
• Hondo, TX 78861 • MLS #1199909
Listed by Terry West

• 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths — stately 4,428 sq. ft.
• 200 Acre ranch style home, wildlife exempt.
• Luxurious amenities, superior craftsmanship.
• Soaring vaulted ceilings, large windows.
• 4,000 sq. ft. covered walk-around porch.
• Covered outdoor kitchen. Gated entry.

 


1446 Kendall Jackson • Comfort, TX 78013 • MLS# 1185036
Listed by Pete Peters

• 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 plus, Baths — stately 4,544 sq. ft.
• Exclusive 15 acre hilltop in gated neighborhood
• High ceilings, 4 fireplaces
• Gourmet kitchen, granite counters
• Infinity edge pool with spa
• Outdoor kitchen. Wildlife exemption

 


309 River Ridge • Spring Branch, TX 78070 • 5.37 Acres • MLS #1195031
Listed by Libby Ross of The Ross Group

• 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 plus, Baths —  6,073 sq. ft.
• River front luxury living with 300 degree views
• Hand-scrapped hickory hardwood floors
• Chef’s kitchen has butler’s and working pantries
• Grand master suite with en-suite spa bath
• Multi stained concrete patios, pool & spa

 

 


504 E. Travis St. • Fredericksburg, TX 78624 • .5323 Acres •  MLS# 72243
Listed by Pat Boothe

• 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths — 3,759 sq. ft.
• Hill Country private oasis with open floor plan.
• Gourmet kitchen, custom cabinets and granite.
• Master suite with private outdoor area and fireplace.
• Large office space.
• 2nd outdoor living area with in-ground pool & kitchen.

 


369 County Rd., 267 • Mico TX 78056 • 70 AG Exempt Acres •  MLS #1189617
Listed by Terry West

• 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 plus Baths —  3,389 sq. ft.
• Hill top home close to San Antonio and Medina Lake.
• Travertine tile and black walnut floors.
• Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances.
• Fireplace in master retreat.

 


8326 Tradition Trail • Boerne TX 78015 • .83 Acres • MLS#1189412
Listed by Pete Peters

• 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths —  4,537 sq. ft.
• Single story home with rock/stucco exterior.
• Great apartment above 3-car garage.
• Fireplace in family room.
• Gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances.
• Large master suite with fireplace.

 


If you’re an agent with Coldwell Banker and would like to submit a home that has an interesting story to tell, email us at PR@CBHarper.com! (Don’t forget to include photos)

2016 Annual Bear Hunt

The Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Annual Bear Hunt wrapped up for 2016 with a total of over 4,200 stuffed animals and teddy bears. Jené Rand, REALTOR® and coordinator for this annual event shared some heartwarming stats last week.

While we did not beat last year’s numbers, there are many children who benefited from this charitable cause. It all started at the company’s 2016 Chili Cook-Off. All attendees bring either a stuffed animal or $2 to contribute towards the upcoming years’ Annual Bear Hunt. In addition, there is a silent auction, games, prizes and of course, delicious chili to be tasted. The proceeds from the 2016 Chili Cook-Off totaled more than $6,000!

In the featured image, pictured are our Kerrville Sales Agents with their donation of over 100 stuffed animals going towards the Hill Country Community Needs Council. Cynthia Loving, Vice President of Residential Sales says, “If it wasn’t for faithful supporters wonderful causes like this wouldn’t exist. Thank you to all of those who helped make the difference in these children’s lives.”

With those funds 1,151 new stuffed bears were purchased. The majority of new stuffed animals go directly to the Children’s Hospital. Contributions go to a wide variety of organizations that include the following:
San Antonio Area: Boysville, Any Baby Can, Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Houses, Youth Alternatives, Bexar County Child Protective Services, SAMM’s Shelter, Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, Blue Santa’s, Forgotten Child, Medina Children’s Home, Kingdom Resources, Universal City Fire and Police Departments.
New Braunfels Area: Brown Santa in Hayes County, Be Nice Express, and Angel Ministries.
Fredericksburg Area: Hill Country Community Needs Council.
Boerne Area: The Kendall County Family Services, The Hill Country Daily Bread, Families Especial,  Kendall County Sheriff Department and Boerne Police ” Blue Santa’s”

Aside from donations, both monetary and plush, many staff members help organize and promote our Annual Bear Hunt. Thank you to all that helped count, bag and deliver the thousands of stuffed bears and other toy animals.

If you would like to contribute, we collect all year-round. The donations are stored at their respective offices until the following December when they’re delivered to brighten the holidays of children.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Have a story you would like to share? Email us at PR@CBHarper.com

Wall Of Tenure – Celebrating CBHarper

Our CBHarper Family is full to the brim with experience, innovation and the partnership of long-term professional relationships. We wanted to take the time to celebrate, in this our 30th year as part of the Coldwell Banker brand, each REALTOR® that makes us shine.

Collectively, we house over a millennia of experience in the industry. Although our offices might be sprinkled across the San Antonio and Hill Country area, we communicate very closely with one another. It is this close-knit community that strengthens our passion to help others find their way home. So let us celebrate, together, each person who sits at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® table. Whether you’ve been here 1 year or 20 years, we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for being part of our family!

5+ YEARS OF SERVICE BY OFFICE:

Boerne:

Cathy McCanless, 5 Years
Debbie McNeal, 6 Years
Karen O’Crow, 6 Years
Mike Medlin, 6 Years
Pete Peters, 6 Years
Gary Beck, 7 Years
Lisa Stanley, 7 Years
Linda Knell-Schoening, 14 Years
Carlene Carrigan, 18 Years

Bandera:

John Figueroa, 8 Years
June Baker, 8 Years
Terry West, 9 Years
René Leith, 18 Years

Kerrville:

Christine Tegeler, 7 Years
Ron Hackett, 11 Years
Linda Stilwell, 12 Years

Fredericksburg:

Pat Booth, 10 Years

New Braunfels:

Jerome Isaacs, 6 Years
Lorna Gentz, 6 Years
Maria Davila, 6 Years
Pam Beierlein, 6 Years
Sharon McCaskill, 6 Years
Janie Macredie, 7 Years
Jon Pfluger, 7 Years
Sherri Vackey, 8 Years
Barbara Morgan, 9 Years
Trish Crellin, 9 Years
Will Crellin, 9 Years
Beckie Whittier, 11 Years
Babette Irby, 12 Years
Cynthia Keith, 12 Years
Heather Duffin, 14 Years
Marc Rhodes, 14 Years
Michael Scudder, 18 Years
Ruby Scudder, 18 Years
Chris Bowers, 19 Years
Luke Speckman, 30 Years
Mary Ann Rhodes, 20 Years
Sue Covington, 27 Years
Tim Cronin, 20 Years

North East:

Fred Alvarez, 5 Years
Lindsey Ashcroft, 5 Years
Delma Subia, 6 Years
Louis Kirchofer, 6 Years
Sherry Johnson, 6 Years
Ted York, 6 Years
Wendy Ague, 6 Years
Annette Brown, 7 Years
Maria Silveyra, 7 Years
Kim Melanson, 9 Years
Carol McLeod, 10 Years
Debbie Lairmore, 10 Years
John Jones, 10 Years
Parisa Sanchez, 10 Years
Sally Garza, 10 Years
Willita Thompson, 10 Years
Glenn Taylor, 12 Years
Kurt Jaeckle, 12 Years
Bill Tolan, 13 Years
Jan Hicinbothom, 13 Years
Laurel Lewis, 15 Years
Stephen Hunter, 21 Years
Mary Garcia, 33 Years

North West:

Allison Wilson-Shelton, 5 Years
Andy Smith, 5 Years
April Frazee, 5 Years
Aurora Crawford, 5 Years
Barbara McCoy, 5 Years
Jean Marie Ruffini, 5 Years
Kellie Daniels, 5 Years
Lorna Teragouchi, 5 Years
Mike Garza, 5 Years
David Conner, 6 Years
Janet Bressman, 6 Years
Vickie McCulloch, 6 Years
Bert Kinner, 7 Years
Jack Allen, 7 Years
Laura Banis, 7 Years
Trudy Pape, 7 Years
Jose Lopez, 8 Years
Jose Reyes, 8 Years
Justin Cook, 8 Years
Kevin McCullar, 9 Years
Rich Palacios, 9 Years
Barbara Saathoff, 9 Years
Debra Forshey, 9 Years
Brad Graves, 10 Years
Cheryl Altwein, 10 Years
Elida Martinez, 10 Years
Kerry Dike, 10 Years
Michael Morehouse, 11 Years
Ara Fesperman, 12 Years
Matt Johnson, 12 Years
Dea Driffill, 13 Years
Dan Bender, 14 Years
Rhonda Howerton, 17 Years
Leah Hart, 18 Years
Roland Flores, 19 Years
Missy Stagers, 22 Years
Karen Nolan, 31 Years
Billie Jo Weisenberger, 37 Years

Stone Oak / North Central:

Carlos Fernandez, 5 Years
Elizabeth Saunders, 5 Years
Jeff Frye, 5 Years
John Peché, 5 Years
Linda Vieweg, 5 Years
Pete Montalvo, 5 Years
Pura Esquivel, 5 Years
Chris Truax, 6 Years
Craig Ross, 6 Years
Lynn Phillips, 6 Years
Nikki Diamond-Jones, 6 Years
Ray Aguilar, 6 Years
Bobbi Terry, 7 Years
Brenda Baldwin, 7 Years
Carolyn DiMuzio, 7 Years
David Kline, 7 Years
Dora Haynes, 7 Years
Doris Finch, 7 Years
Libby Ross, 7 Years
Linda Marion, 7 Years
Michael Johnson, 7 Years
Nancy Du, 7 Years
Debbie Backlund, 8 Years
Denise Barnhill, 8 Years
Grace Alvarado, 8 Years
Karen Garrett, 8 Years
Ken Davis, 8 Years
LeRoy Romo, 8 Years
Marsha Ryder, 8 Years
Steve Garza, 8 Years
Tetyana Smith, 8 Years
Richard Davies, 9 Years
Wayne Johnson, 9 Years
Jane Bash, 10 Years
Aneeta Bahalla, 11 Years
Annette Skalomenos, 11 Years
Barbara Lane, 11 Years
Donna Frye, 11 Years
Karen Roland, 11 Years
Kathy Vogel, 11 Years
Libby Weyel, 11 Years
Mary Dady, 11 Years
Bea Forthman, 12 Years
Bill Wells, 12 Years
Gabe McCarty, 12 Years
Susan Rodriguez, 12 Years
Courtney Silver, 13 Years
Philip Elmore, 13 Years
JoHelen Clark, 14 Years
Pam Maxwell, 17 Years
Yvonne Langdon, 18 Years
Anita Wilson, 20 Years
Chris Schenk, 21 Years
Connie Duke, 21 Years
Becky Day, 22 Years
Delia Sutton, 23 Years
Lupe Kennedy, 24 Years
Steve Silver, 24 Years
Cathy O’Connor, 25 Years
Margaret Davis, 25 Years
Mary Jo Johnston, 25 Years
Jené Rand, 26 Years
Barbara Kressin, 32 Years
Cheree Rey, 32 Years
Hattie Lee Gleichenhaas, 34 Years
Pat Combs, 35 Years
Frances Ross, 42 Years

Texas Law Enforcement Memorial Service

May 15th, 2016 — Recently Clifton Jansky, REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® and notable musician, was honored to be a part of the Texas Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The service was held at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. The Heritage Center is situated on a 12 acre campus with a covered 350 seat LoneStar Open Air Pavilion complete with Amphitheater, Campfire Circle and a full catering kitchen. Their mission is the story of heritage, history and culture of the Texas Rangers.

They honored 13 fallen Texas Law Enforcement Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. Clifton expressed his gratitude by saying, “I am thankful for all the men and women who put on a uniform everyday whether military or law enforcement. They protect our freedoms and keep us safe.”

Texas Law Enforcement Officers

May 15th was designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The week in which that date falls is recognized as Police Week. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the U.S. participate in a number of planned events such as the one held at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center.

In this memorial release honoring these 13 fallen officers a quote reads,

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  – John 15:13

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Visit the Texas Rangers Heritage Center here:

www.trhc.org

or find them on Facebook here:

www.facebook.com/formertexasrangers/

Thank you to Clifton Jansky for bringing us this story and thank you to all the officers, families and friends who show their support!

Road Trip: Texas Hill Country

Texas’s hill country is an iconic place of beauty and if you have not been it is well worth the trip.

Overview

The Hill Country in its entirety begins as far north as Austin and continues down to San Antonio. Among the numerous winding roads and hidden gems are some well-known cities, famous in their own right. Patrick J. Kelly wrote a fantastic article outlining each of these must-see destinations, view it in it’s entirety here.

6200677Start in San Antonio

These attractions form a loop starting in San Antonio and taking in Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Johnson City, and New Braunfels, before returning to San Antonio.

Bandera

From San Antonio, travel northwest on Highway 16 to Bandera, part of the Edwards Plateau and has a population of just 857 at the time of the 2010 census.* Calling itself the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’, a visit to The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera (510 13th St., Bandera, TX 78003; (830) 796-3864; www.frontiermuseum.org) highlights this culture.

Old Spanish Trail Restaurant (305 Main St., Bandera, TX 78003; tel. (830) 796-3836), is a local tourist spot. If you’re interested in what the locals are eating try visiting Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant (706 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003; tel. (830) 796-8047) on Wednesdays for their Spinach Enchiladas.

Kerrville

By looping around on Highway 16 or cutting straight to it on 173 you can reach Kerrville. It’s beautiful main square has a view of the Guadalupe River and prides itself on nature’s abundance.

Riverside Nature Center (150 Francisco Lemos St., Kerrville, TX 78028; tel. (830) 257-4837www.riversidenaturecenter.org) a non-profit arboretum with wildlife and native a plant sanctuary. The gardens are open daily without charge.

Inn of the Hills (1001 Junction Hwy.; tel. 1 830 895 5000; www.innofthehills.com)

Fredericksburg

Known, even locally, as the “German Hill Country,” Fredericksburg’s Main Street is lined with specialty shops, boutiques and bakeries. Among the hundreds of B&Bs is some truly authentic German food fare.

Stop in for a sample of the home-made fudge Fredericksburg Fudge & Sundries (218 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-0533; www.fbgfudge.com)

Ausländer Biergarten (323 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-7714)

Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War (340 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-4379; www.nimitz-museum.org)

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

North of Fredericksburg it is only about 18 miles distance to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. A tall dome of pink granite said to be a billion years old invites hikers from surrounding areas and tourists alike.

(tel. (830) 685-3636; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock).

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center

Just a short trip down the road is Johnson City, home to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center (Ave. G and Ladybird Ln.; tel. (830) 868-7128; www.nps.gov/lyjo).

New Braunfels and Gruene

Just off interstate 35, New Braunfels is home to a historic district, life on the river and a rich community of both German heritage and Texas adventure.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort (305 W. Austin St.; tel. (830) 625-2351; www.schlitterbahn.com/nb)

Must-see, Gruene (pronounced “green”), is the historic district of New Braunfels, home to Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 606-1281; www.gruenehall.com), open since 1878.

New Braunfels Museum of Art & Music (1259 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 625-5636), affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and celebrating Texas artists

Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten (1263 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130; tel. (830) 625-1045; www.omalovesyou.com)

Gruene Mansion Inn (1275 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 629-2641; www.gruenemansioninn.com), overlooks the Guadalupe River.

Comal and Guadalupe Rivers

Patrick Kelly’s article ends the road trip by boasting the two beautiful rivers located in New Braunfels. Popular with locals because of the relaxing days one can spend floating down the river or as we call it ‘going tubing’ for more information visit www.tubeinnewbraunfels.com.

Road Kit

To find out more, contact Texas Tourism (tel. 800 888 8839; www.traveltex.com). Check out B&Bs in Fredericksburg at www.fredericksburglodging.com, and for the New Braunfels region, www.texasbedandbreakfast.com. Also see www.hat.org, the website for the Texas Bed & Breakfast Association.

 (Retrieved from, http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/hill-country-texas-road-trip/Text by Patrick J. Kelly, adapted from National Geographic Traveler)

“Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bandera city, Texas”. U.S. Census Bureau

Fredericksburg Open House

FredericksburgOffice-sml2Friday April, 24 2015  —  New to the CBHarper family, we are proud to announce the addition of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Fredericksburg. The recent opening of our Fredericksburg office is another exciting journey by Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS! We are so very happy to provide our real estate services to the Fredericksburg community and surrounding areas. D’Ann Harper, Broker/Owner, was in attendance for the official Fredericksburg Chamber Ribbon Cutting that took place Friday.

01_Food SpreadFredericksburg is a city of beauty and charm. Its founding includes a rich history of people making a good life in a new place with the help of friends and neighbors. Working together, they created a city where all could live up to their potential, participate in activities, and benefit from services to enhance the quality of their lives. The spirit of working together to create a beautiful, livable place is still alive today in Fredericksburg and that spirit is responsible for the ambiance of the city today.

The mission of the City of Fredericksburg is to provide a high level of city services creating an environment of pride among their City employees and trust among citizens and visitors. These services will be delivered in an honest, reliable, caring and quality manner with a willingness to go the extra mile in order to satisfy customers.

11182304_887827024612239_5986923978368120013_nMembers from local businesses, as well as management from Fredericksburg and surrounding offices, and support staff from the San Antonio Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® offices partook in food, refreshments and conversation. Radio station 92.3 “The Ranch” was onsite to provide commentary and support in this event.

[ pictured above  D’Ann Harper with spokespersons from 92.3 The Ranch Radio Station, DJ Richard Lee (left) and Lloyd Rowlands (right)]


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[Welcome to our Fredericksburg office, Staci Musick, Kim Dooley, Sherri Bumpas and Deborah Zapata]


[ pictured left Gary Beck, REALTOR; right D’Ann Harper]


 

[ Prize wheel on stand by ]


 [ pictured from left to right; D’Ann Harper in discussion about local real estate market, Wade Phillips smiling for the camera]


 

[pictured from left to right; Wendy Holt, John Figueroa and Amy Thibodeaux (love those smiles)]


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[pictured from left to right; Cynthia Loving, Melynn Calais, Lisa Stapleton and Julie Burn]


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[pictured from left to right; Pat Busby, Wade Phillips, Julie Connor and D’Ann Harper]


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[pictured from left to right; Staci Musick, Kim Dooley, and Diane Bray]


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[pictured above a friendly discussion on real estate with the Real Estate Advisory Team of Fredericksburg’s Jim Warren ]


Fredericksburg SignNew to the CBHarper family, we are proud to announce the addition of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Fredericksburg. We are now located just a few blocks from the beautiful Downtown Main Street shops. Fredericksburg is home to quality developments, beautiful rivers, golf communities, retirement communities, vineyards, ranch and estate properties… all ready for you to move in!

It is our distinct pleasure to serve you. Our clear objective is to make your real estate experience fun, efficient and professional. Our passion and knowledge of the Hill Country real estate market and our close association with the Coldwell Banker Brand makes us a hometown company with a global reach. Each year we strive to re-invent ourselves to better assist the customers and clients we are privileged to serve. We love our community here in the Texas Hill Country and we’re proud to be a part of it!

For more information how Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Fredericksburg can help you find your next home please contact:

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Cynthia Loving, Vice President Residential Sales

(830) 997-5550

cloving@cbharper.com

905 South Adams • Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Closed

www.cbharper.com/offices/fredericksburg-sales-office

 

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Kerrville Open House

Wednesday March, 25 2015  —  New to the CBHarper family, we are proud to announce the addition of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville. The recent opening of our Kerrville office is another exciting journey by Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS! We are so very happy to provide our real estate services to the Kerrville community and surrounding areas. D’Ann Harper, broker/owner, was in attendance for the official Kerrville Chamber Ribbon Cutting that took place today.

Kerrville is known for its beautiful parks that line the Guadalupe River, which runs directly through the city, its nearby youth summer camps, hunting ranches, and RV parks. With a population right around 20,000, Kerrville is a charismatic place to set down roots and the available real estate in the area that varies from new builds to historical homes.

Members from local businesses, as well as management from Fredericksburg and surrounding offices, and support staff from the San Antonio Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR offices partook in food, refreshments and conversation. Radio station “The Ranch” 92.3 was onsite to provide commentary and support in this event.


Wendy & Carolyn

 

 

 

 

 

[ pictured left Wendy Holt; right Carolyn Christopher of Randolph Brook Federal Credit Union]


Ron Hackett & DAnn

 

 

 

 

[ pictured left Arthur Bell; center D’Ann Harper; right Ron Hackett]


Addie & Group

 

 

 

 

[ pictured from left to right; Kim Dooley, Diane Bray, Addie Langehennig and Daron Durham]


DAnn & The Ranch

 

 

 

 

[ pictured D’Ann Harper with spokespersons from 92.3 The Ranch Radio Station, Mark James (left) and Lloyd Rowlands (right)]


Cynthia & Pam

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Cynthia Loving, left and Pam Pointevent, right]


As a Premier office, CBHarper Kerrville is a wonderful choice for selling or buying a home! Specializing in all types of properties, whether on multiple acreage or a historical house over 100 years old, CBHarper Kerrville can help you from start to finish. Our satisfied clients return time and again! Call on our team and experience Innovation, Trust and Partnership!

For more information how Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Kerrville can help you find your next home please contact:

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Cynthia Loving, Vice President Residential Sales

(830) 896-5500

cloving@cbharper.com

1712 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Closed

cbharper.com/offices/kerrville-sales-office

 

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Fredericksburg #1 in Texas for millionaires per capita; Kerrville 2nd

[ Pictured above; 503 Deer Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78264 more info on this listing click HERE ]

FREDERICKSBURG — A new study that ranks this city tops in Texas for millionaires per capita isn’t shocking to those familiar with its upscale amenities, high-end homes and popularity with transplants seeking a peaceful place to retire. 

“It doesn’t surprise me at all,” resident Robert Waller, 75, said of the findings of Phoenix Marketing International. “Money likes peace and quiet.”

The New York company’s annual Global Wealth Monitor says 701 of the 10,860 residents here, or 6.5 percent, have $1 million or more in “investable assets,” a measure that excludes real estate holdings.

But good luck singling them out among the crowds of weekend shoppers along Main Street here, or in nearby Kerrville, for that matter.

Another retirement destination, Kerrville turns out to have a similar concentration of the comfortably well off, ranking second in Texas for millionaires per capita, with 1,244 among its 20,749 residents, or 6 percent.

Nationally, Fredericksburg ranked 47th on the list, and Kerrville came in at 75. The top city was Los Alamos, New Mexico, where an estimated 11.6 percent of residents are millionaires.

gill68679lThose who are loaded typically don’t flaunt it around here.

“I know one millionaire, but he doesn’t show it,” said Joyce Griffin, 75, during a visit to the Dietert Senior Center in Kerrville. “He has a beat-up Chevy pickup from the 1970s.”

She used to live in Fredericksburg but now resides in Kerrville. “You have to have money to live in Fredericksburg because it’s expensive,” she said.

Griffin disavowed being a member of the millionaire’s club, a subject that Louise Kirby, a center staffer, artfully dodged, saying, “I would never confess to that. Not in a million years.”

Kirby moved to Kerrville from California in 1977 for its quiet, rural setting, but she sees the lack of a state income tax as a big draw for many other transplants.

The center opened in 2007 but already needs expanding to serve its 3,200 patrons. Nearing the launch of a capital campaign, center Director Tina Woods knows she can count on the community’s support. Donations covered $3 million of the cost of building it.

Many trace the high rankings of the Hill Country cities to their graying residents whose wealth was acquired before settling there.

Nearly 30 percent of Fredericksburg residents are over 65, according to 2010 census data, as are 26.3 percent of Kerrville residents. Statewide, about 11 percent of Texans are over 65.

“It’s a retirement area that draws people from big corporations, so (the rankings) don’t surprise me at all,” said Kerr County Judge Tom Pollard.

Similar sentiments were heard from Fredericksburg Mayor Linda Langerhans. “I guess I’ve known for years that there are a lot of very wealthy people here,” she said.

The good news, she said, is that those with deep pockets often are willing to share.

“Most of the people with wealth who live in this area are very philanthropic and volunteer in the community,” Langerhans said. “There are a few who are very reclusive, who many of us aren’t aware of unless they have large homes built.”

Nine homes in Fredericksburg topped $1 million in value, according to 2014 property tax appraisals, with 82 others worth between $500,000 and $1 million.

In Kerrville, eight homes are worth $1 million or more, and 125 others are appraised at $500,000 to $1 million, officials said.

gill68679aHome prices are climbing because of a shortage of inventory, said Don Stefanov, a real estate agent in Fredericksburg.

“The demand for houses is crazy right now,” he said. “We’re seeing a lot more interest in retirement homes and people buying second houses.”

The oil boom’s influence on the nationwide distribution of wealth was apparent in the latest millionaire rankings, which moved North Dakota and South Dakota to 20th and 26th place, respectively.

“The amazing rise of North Dakota in the millionaires rankings clearly demonstrates the power of an industry to quickly create wealth,” says David Thompson, managing director of the Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor. “However, the states that are consistently in the top 10 have much more diversified economies or are smaller states that are geographically centered near wealth-generating metropolitan areas such as D.C., New York or Boston.”

Maryland, with 7.7 percent of its residents topping $1 million in liquid assets, led states in the study for the fourth straight year. Texas ranked 27th, with 468,391 millionaires among 9.47 million households, the study says.

The presence of so many wealthy people in the Hill Country has created a strong service industry and fostered what some call “an hourglass economy.”

“We have a very small, almost nonexistent middle class,” said Bob Waller, a vice president at Broadway Bank in Kerrville, a city he called “a retirement-health care community.”

More than half the students enrolled in the school districts in Fredericksburg and Kerrville are deemed economically disadvantaged, officials said.

“There’s the millionaires and then there are those who serve the millionaires, like me,” said Rachel Vickers, a window washer in Kerrville. “We’re filling a service niche.”

gill68679ziThe bustling and affluent Fredericksburg of today is a far cry from the sleepy hometown Jerry Wuest couldn’t wait to leave in 1965.

“This place has remorphed itself from going dead into a tourist mecca,” said Wuest, 67, who’s happy to be back home.

[MacCormack, Zeke (2015, March 8). Millionaires aplenty in Hill Country towns, poll says. San Antonio Express News. Retrieved from http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Millionaires-aplenty-in-Hill-Country-towns-poll-6122461.php?t=33a2d1886ebeac66b9&cmpid=twitter-premium ]

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® Fredericksburg Sales Office:

 905 South Adams • Fredericksburg, TX  78624

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Texas Hill Country Home & Garden Expo

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Bring in Spring with Style! The Best of Fredericksburg Texas, Frost Bank, and Fredericksburg TX Charm Magazine are the hosts to the second annual Hill Country Home and Garden Show on March 14th and 15th at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, TX.

With over 65 vendors showcasing top builders, innovative new products, fresh design ideas, landscaping and a host of home improvement, beauty and green living experts, this year’s show is on track to amaze!

119b64_923bb10b55314d40b725a1e529b14735.jpg_srz_p_233_258_75_22_0.50_1.20_0The Hill Country Home and Garden Show welcomes HGTV Design Star Abby Vasek whose design tips and tricks will inspire all. Fredericksburg’s famous quartet, The 4 Proches will play at noon on Saturday. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and wine tasting all weekend long. Learn about sustainable living, solar panels and water conservation with Fredericksburg Shines and the City of Fredericksburg. Special thanks to the Hill Country Science Mill who will be hosting an interactive and fun space for children!

Hourly giveaways of $50.00 gift certificates to Cabernet Grill will be given out every hour all weekend long and a pair of tickets to Rockbox will also be given away to two lucky winners on Saturday and Sunday.

01_FullSizeRenderOn Saturday from 10am-1pm Condor Docs will be at the Show site to shred your documents. Bring up to three boxes of documents and donate a minimum of two non-perishable food items to benefit the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

Admission to the show is just $5.00 for adults. Young adults and children under 17 attend free. Show times are March 14th form 10am-4pm and March 15th from 11am-3pm. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Hill Country Needs Council. For more information please visit www.hillcountryhomeandgardenshow.com.

Bring your family and your friends on March 14th and 15th and join us for this informative, interesting and family-friendly event benefitting our community.

The Hill Country Home and Garden Show, where together we are building something beautiful!


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Members from Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS® Kerrville and Fredericksburg offices will be having a drawing for an electronics giveaway, plus a gift basket from our property management division! Contact Wendy HoltRon Hackett, Karen McConnell, Linda Stillwell, Pat Boothe, Lisa Stapleton and Deborah Zapata for more information. And be sure to pay them a visit at their booth!

Show Hours

Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00 – 3:00pm

Admission Adults 17+: $5.00  • Children: Free

Gillespie County Fairgrounds

The Gillespie County Fair, located in Fredericksburg, now 124 years old, was founded in 1881. Annual fairs have been held with the exception of five years when it was not possible due to WW I and WWII. The Fair Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who donate in excess of 15,000 hours a year to the organization.