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1st Home Buyer Exercising VA Loan

Unknown-1Just over 32 years ago Mr. & Mrs. Rolando Castro, first-time homebuyers, purchased a new Ray Ellison home. Using the Veteran’s Assistance financing program in conjunction with the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program, the Castros were the first homebuyers in the state to close their loan under this program.

On January 30th, 1984 a closing ceremony took place in Austin with Governor Mark White and Land Commissioner Garry Mauro. San Antonians Rolando and Mireya Castro made history as the first to receive a Texas Veterans Housing Assistance loan. Ray Ellison, chairman of the board of Ray Ellison Industries, Inc., was also on hand to congratulate the new homeowners.


Fast forward 32 years and the Castros were finally ready to sell their history-making home. Jane Bash, REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Stone Oak Sales Office brought us this story. Bash currently represents the couple who completely remodeled this home prior to listing it. In an ironic series of events, the new home owners set to close on this home will also be using the VA Loan program. Approved by Texas voters in November 1984, veterans can combine their $20,000 state loan as a down payment with their eligibility for a VA guaranteed loan and do not have to make a down payment or buy mortgage insurance.



For information on how you can take advantage of the Veterans Housing Assistance program contact:


Jane Bash

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Stone Oak Sales Office
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste 101 • San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 643-3201 mobile
(210) 483-7176 office

Jane Bash, A Decade With CB Harper

Recently Jane Bash celebrated her 10th year with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. As a token of appreciation Jane shared homemade goodies with the entire staff and support center. Additionally she provided a heartfelt note that read:

It’s been a decade since I joined Coldwell Banker. And I am still here, because I appreciate the CBDHR family.

Please join me in celebration with some homemade goodies from one of my after hours interests.

Thank you for your support in this organization, and personally in my business.


Well Jane, thank you for such a thoughtful token of giving! It is because of our family culture that our team of Sales Agents are so successful!

On Jane’s website, www.bashcasas.com, she talks about how she fell in love with San Antonio during her military service at Lackland Air Force Base in 1979.  Jane holds the following professional designations: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), and Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS). In addition Jane has received recognition for International Presidents Elite Team, Platinum Top 50 Team, SA Business Journal Top 15 Team and currently serves The Bulverde Relief Society.

And the winner is…

JBash_550550Congratulations to our November winner for the “Outbound Express” Sent Contest: Jane Bash of the NCSO office! $500 are headed her way. You also can be a winner by getting your referrals into the pipeline now!

Have you received your ticket  for the Outbound Express? YOU can win $500.00 each month in November, December, and January! Start Sending those Outgoing Referrals today. We want to  start 2015 off right. For every Outgoing Referral you send in during December, your name will go into a drawing for $500.00 to be held in early January.

Every  month we will have a separate drawing, so opportunity Abounds! Should our Company exceed 60 referrals in any one month, a second drawing for $500.00 will be held.

I Love Our Home Winners, Part 1

We are excited to announce the first winners of the I Love Our Home Contest, put on by Jane Bash, REALTOR®, CHMS, CRS, GRI. Congratulations to the 0-9 year-old age group winners Allison Emmons (age 6) and Abbey Lasater (age 8). Allison (left photo) won the $50 grand prize, and Abbey (right phot) won the runner-up prize of $25. Congratulation again and what great works of art!

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I Love Our Home Contest

What does “home” look like to you? That is exactly what we want to know! Tell us what you think with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch drawing, painting or other flat media and send it to us. Winners will be announced on February 14 with a grand prize and runner up prize for each age group. Entrants MUST live in the general San Antonio area to enter.

To be enrolled into the contest, please submit entries between now and February 10th to: Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, ATTENTION: Jane Bash, 18756 Stone Oak Parkway, TX 78258. (Make sure to have PLEASE DO NOT BEND on the envelope!) Also, please include on a piece of paper your Name (do not show name on front of work), Age, Title, Address, Phone, and the name of your Guardian (print & sign), Phone Number & Email. To learn more about the contest, check out the video HERE or call 210-643-3201. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Bash at jbash@cbharper.com.

We’ve already had some great entries and look forward to the ones to come! A big thanks to Bill Brown Elementary School in Bulverde for being the first to get artwork to us! We wish good luck to all who enter!

Entries could be used for local promotional purposes.