Welcome to Premier Living Specialists!

My name is Shaunae LaCombe of Premier Living Specialists with Keller Williams Realty City-View in San Antonio, Texas.  Premier Living Specialists offers Free Apartment Locating services and Residential real estate sales. We also specialize in first time home-buyers and can assist with short term leases, long term leases, furnished corporate suites, town-home rentals, home sales and home purchases. My team consists of Full Time Agents Shaunae LaCombe Twedell, Carrissa Dungan and Full Time Assistant Chris Oviedo. We are always here 7 days a week to make sure you are taken care of in your move. We have access to the latest technologies and databases to find you the perfect place to call home. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our fantastic agents! If you are wondering what your current home may be worth, CLICK HERE for a FREE, No obligation Market Snapshot!

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Listing Your House to Sell in Fall

Listing Your House to Sell in Fall

The temperatures are starting to drop little by little and we are already seeing holiday decorations in stores. This can only mean that Fall has arrived! But what does that mean for you if you still want to sell your home? Just because the summer months are over doesn’t mean you still can’t get a great price and sell your home quickly. In fact, inventory during this time of year drops considerably, removing much of your area competition, while recent sales from the booming summer are still fresh to be used as comparables in your pricing and appraisal values.

Here are some great tips to make your home more appealing to buyers shopping in the fall.

Create Autumn Curb Appeal

Adding some fall flowers to your landscaping adds some nice home selling colors to your yard. The most popular fall flowers are chrysanthemums (mums) and they bloom a long time, also consider marigolds. You can also place these flowers in pots and set them on your outside steps or along the walkway and accent with pumpkins!

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Have your Fireplace Ready

Nothing smells like fall like smoke burning in the fireplace. If you have a fireplace and the weather is permitting, why not have a fire going for your showings and open houses? If your fireplace is dirty or full of cobwebs, vacuum it out and wash it down or ask your agent for a great chimney sweep referral. Some stagers will also recommend knickknacks for the fireplace and mantle to make it more appealing. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can find some great wood burning scented candles to still have that great autumn scent.

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Price it Right

Many home buyers have access to some great online tools and services making them more savvy shoppers. Be sure to price your home to sell by having your REALTOR® show you what the market is doing in your neighborhood. If your home is priced too high, buyers may skip seeing your home, going after the ones who are priced right and market ready. This time of year, buyers are looking to make a decision quickly and get moved in faster. If you don’t price right, you may be holding onto your house for the winter.

Turn on Your Lights

When daylight savings shifts, the sun will set lower in the horizon and cast wider shadows. Make sure all of your house’s lightbulbs are working, replace any that are burned out or are starting to dim. Open blinds, push back draperies and open shutters on all windows to let in more light. Turn on all the lights in your home to make it look more bright and open, including appliance lights. Brighten rooms that don’t have many windows with accent lamps.

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Check your HVAC

It’s been a long and hot summer and your HVAC did a lot of hard work keeping your home cool. Make sure to have a trained professional come in for a check up before switching on the heat. Change all your filters so your home smells fresh and the air flows with ease. A buyer will typically ask to have the HVAC looked at, why not have it done already? If you discover any problems with your system, makes sure and have them remedied before going on market.

Ready to jump into the Fall Market? We’re here to help! Call 210-723-8715 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com. Don’t forget we offer Apartment Locating too!

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New Braunfels Living – San Antonio Convenience – Fantastic Amenities!

New Braunfels Living – San Antonio Convenience – Fantastic Amenities!
26011 KALKSTEINE LOOP | NEW BRAUNFELS TX | ROCKWALL RANCH

On the outskirts of San Antonio nestled in the rolling hills next to Garden Ridge and New Braunfels you will find the gorgeous gated community of Rockwall Ranch.

26011 Kalksteine Loop sits on a level 1.14 acre lot. The backyard oasis features an extended covered patio with outdoor kitchen equipped with GE Monogram appliances, gas fireplace and wired for surround sound and overlooks the beautiful Keith Zars swimming pool, upgraded with a hot tub, decorative waterfall, margarita shelf and in-pool seating and an elegant upgraded floor finish. The yard is surrounded by a wrought iron fence with stone pillars.

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Inside, you will find many more luxurious finished and upgrades. The home offers an Open Floor Plan with a separate dining room, study and an upstairs Game Room & Media Room with a full bath. A Texas-Sized Owner’s Suite with outside access and a full private bath highlighted with a double vanity, garden tub and a full shower.

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A well-appointed kitchen offering rich wood cabinetry, granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, under-cabinet lighting and a 5 burner gas cooktop.

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The kitchen overlooks the bright and open Family Room with entertainment knook and rock surround gas fireplace.

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Rockwall Ranch offers it’s own resort style amenities, which include a Community Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Playground, Fitness Center and Clubhouse all overlooking a beautiful lake with walking trails.

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Under 30 minutes to such locations like; Canyon Lake, Randolph Air Force Base and San Antonio International Airport.

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If you have been thinking of making a move and are ready to elevate your lifestyle. Call us today at 210-723-8715 or visit www.liveinsa.com.

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10806 Zedernholz Run – New Braunfels, TX

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Experience this Stunning 4 bedroom 3.5 bath single story home built by Ryland. Nestled in rolling acres and mature trees of the prestigious gated community; Rockwall Ranch. Rockwall Ranch offers controlled access and resort style amenities including a Sparkling Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi, Playground, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Club House all overlooking a Park & Lake.

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This home was tastefully upgraded including an Open Floor Plan, Island Kitchen with Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances, including a 5-Burner Gas Stove. A Butler’s Pantry adds for convenience and storage space between the Kitchen and Separate Dining Room.

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The Master Suite is separate from the other bedrooms and features a large Retreat and Full Spa-Like bath with Separate Vanities, Garden Tub & Oversized Shower.

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10806 Zendernholz is situated on a quiet Cul-De-Sac on 1.25 Acres. A massive 3 car garage with side entry and extended driveway offers plenty of off street parking for guests and entertaining. The oversized covered patio features an Outdoor Kitchen and lots of space for seating and even an outdoor eating area.

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To schedule your private tour of this stunning home, call 210-723-8715 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com for more details.

See the Full Virtual Tour of this home here!

Luxury Bowling in San Antonio

Luxury Bowling in San Antonio

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San Antonio will be getting a new Upscale, Boutique Bowling Alley this summer called Bowl & Barrel. Opening in late June in the RIM Shopping Center, Bowl & Barrel is the second location for restaraunt group FreeRange Concepts, the first location is in Dallas.

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Bowl & Barrel will feature a First-Class beer hall, Upscale Restaraunt and a 15-lane Boutique bowling alley. The menu features classic favorites such as Burgers and Salads and unique offerings like Ghost Pepper Peanuts, Hot Fried Quail and Greek Turkey. Hand Crafted Cocktails, Beers and Independent Wines are also available.

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The Boutique bowling alley features elegant atmospheres and the latest AMF bowling equipment, comfortable seating and the newest audio/video equipment. Bowl & Barrel offers Happy Hours, Event Space and Walk-In play and dining.

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The RIM location is hiring now for staff for their June opening. Visit their website to apply for employment or reserve a party!

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Summer Camps in San Antonio & Central Texas

Summer Camps in San Antonio & Central Texas


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Adventure, Recreation & Sports Camps

Arts, Music & Crafts

Computers & Science

Dance & Gymnastics

Faith Camps

Horseback Riding

Theatre & Film

Martial Arts

Variety Camps

Special Needs Camps


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AQUATIC SCIENCES ADVENTURE CAMP – AGES 9-15
SAN MARCOS | 512-245-2329

AUSTIN NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER – AGES 3-17
AUSTIN | 512-327-8181

AUSTIN ROCK GYM – AGES 6 & UP
AUSTIN | 512-416-9299

BRANDY PERRYMAN BASKETBALL CAMP – AGES 7-16
AUSTIN | 512-799-8891

CAMP BALCONES SPRINGS – AGES 7-17
AUSTIN | 830-693-2267

CAMP BUCKNER – AGES 4-15
BURNET | 512-756-7540

CAMP CHAMPIONS – AGES 7-17
MARBLE FALLS | 830-598-2571

CAMP DOUBLECREEK – AGES 4-14
ROUND ROCK | 512-255-3661

CAMP LA JUNTA – BOYS AGES 6-14
HUNT | 830-238-4621

CAMP PENIEL – AGES 9-18
MARBLE FALLS | 800-848-1731

CAMP RIO VISTA – BOYS AGES 6-16
INGRAM | 830-367-5353

CAMP SIERRA VISTA – GIRLS AGES 6-16
INGRAM | 830-367-5353

CAMP STEWART – BOYS AGES 6-16
HUNT | 830-238-4670

CHAPARRAL ICE SUMMER CAMP – AGES 5-14
AUSTIN | 512-252-8500

CONCORDIA SUMMER BASEBALL CAMPS – FATHER/SON AGES 5-14
AUSTIN | 512-313-3000

CONTACT FOOTBALL CAMPS – AGES 8-18
SAN ANTONIO | 800-433-6060

CROWE’S NEST FARM – AGES 5-11
AUSTIN | 512-272-4418

EPIC ADVENTURES – AGES 6-14
SAN MARCOS | 512-417-6127

HEART O’ THE HILLS CAMP – GIRLS AGES 6-16
HUNT | 830-238-4650

KICKAPOO KAMP – GIRLS AGES 7-17
KERRVILLE | 210-690-8361

LOVE TO SWIM – AGES 3 TO ADULT
SAN ANTONIO | 210-492-2606

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER FLAG FOOTBALL – GRADES 5-9
AUSTIN | 512-918-3524

OUTDOOR TEXAS CAMP – AGES 9-17
BANDERA | 512-217-1587

PINE COVE SUMMER CAMPS – AGES 10-16
COLUMBUS | 800-474-6326

ROCKY RIVER RANCH – GIRLS AGES 7-14
WIMBERLEY | 800-863-2267

ROUND ROCK EXPRESS BASEBALL CAMP – AGES 6-14
ROUND ROCK | 512-238-2255

ROWING DOCK – GRADES K-12
AUSTIN | 512-459-0999

SAN ANTONIO FACTORY CHAMPIONS
SAN ANTONIO | 210-832-9429

SAN ANTONIO ZOO ADVENTURES – GRADES K-8
SAN ANTONIO | 210-734-7184

SCUBALAND SCUBA CAMP – AGES 12-18
AUSTIN | 512-323-6999

SEAWORLD ADVENTURE CAMP – AGES 3-18
SAN ANTONIO | 800-700-7786

SEGUIN OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER – AGES 5-18
SEGUIN | 830-379-7652

TENNIS FOR KIDS – AGES 4-14
AUSTIN | 512-442-3440

UT ROWING CAMP – AGES 13-18
AUSTIN | 512-232-2499

UT VOLLEYBALL CAMP – GIRLS AGES 10-18
AUSTIN | 512-471-0804

UT SOCCER CAMP – AGES 5-18
AUSTIN | 512-471-3624

YMCA CAMP FLAMING ARROW – AGES 6-16
SAN ANTONIO | 800-765-9622

YMCA OF GREATER SAN ANTONIO – AGES 6-16
SAN ANTONIO | 800-765-9622

YMCA SPORTS CAMPS – AGES 4-15
AUSTIN | 512-322-9622


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ARTWORKS SUMMER CAMPS – AGES 4-12
SAN ANTONIO | 210-826-2787

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA – AGES 5-18
AUSTIN | 512-472-5927\

AUSTIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC ROCK & JAZZ – AGES 5-19
AUSTIN | 512-476-7666

CAFE MONET – AGES 6+
AUSTIN | 512-892-3200

CAPITAL MUSIC CENTER – AGES 5-18
AUSTIN | 512-458-1933

CLAY WAYS – AGES 16+
AUSTIN | 512-459-6445

GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER CAMPS – AGES 7-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-271-3151

KIDS SEWING CAMP – AGES 5-10
AUSTIN | 512-459-3961

ORPHEUS ACADEMY OF MUSIC – AGES 5+
AUSTIN | 512-231-8999

SA CHILDREN MUSEUM CAMPS & CLASSES – AGES 3+
SAN ANTONIO | 210-212-4453

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART – AGES 3+
SAN ANTONIO | 210-224-1848

TEXAS STATE BAND CAMPS – GRADES MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL
SAN MARCOS | 512-245-3399

UTSA BAND CAMP – GRADES 6-9
SAN ANTONIO | 210-458-4354

VSA ARTS OF TEXAS – AGES 8-22
AUSTIN | 512-454-9912


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THE THINKERY – AGES 4-10
AUSTIN | 512-469-6200

AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – AGES 3-12
AUSTIN | 512-331-7806

BITS, BYTES & BOTS – AGES 6-14
AUSTIN | 512-415-4120

CAMP INVENTION – GRADES 1-6
ROUND ROCK | 800-968-4332

CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER CAMP – AGES 5-16
SAN ANTONIO | 210-486-0000

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY – AGES 7-17
AUSTIN | 866-656-3342

GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER CAMPS – AGES 7-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-271-3151

ID TECH COMPUTER CAMP – AGES 7-17
AUSTIN | 888-709-8324

MAD SCIENCE AUSTIN  & SAN ANTONIO – AGES 6-12
AUSTIN / SAN ANTONIO | 512-892-1143

ODYSSEY SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – GRADES 4-9
AUSTIN | 512-472-2262

WILD BASIN WILDERNESS – ALL AGES
AUSTIN | 512-327-7622


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ALISA’S DANCE ACADEMY – AGES 2+
AUSTIN | 512-327-2150

CAPITAL GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP – AGES 3-11
AUSTIN | 512-251-2439

CYNERGY DANCE CAMP – AGES 3 – ADULT
SAN ANTONIO | 210-363-3363

DANCE INTERNATIONAL – AGES 8-18
AUSTIN | 512-327-2623

DANCERS WORKSHOP – AGES 3+
AUSTIN | 512-349-7197

GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER CAMPS – AGES 7-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-271-3151

HUGS GYMNASTICS – AGES 5+
SAN ANTONIO | 210-695-1008

NATIONAL ELITE GYMNASTICS – AGES 3-12
AUSTIN | 512-288-9722

SLAVIN NADAL SCHOOL OF BALLET – AGES 7-11
AUSTIN | 512-371-1213

STAR CENTER GYMNASTICS CAMP – AGES 5-15
AUSTIN | 512-280-8532

STAR CENTER CHEER CAMP – AGES 5-15
AUSTIN | 512-280-8532

STAR CENTER DANCE CAMP – AGES 5-15
AUSTIN | 512-280-8532

TAPESTRY DANCE – AGES 9-12
AUSTIN | 512-4-RHYTHM

THE LITTLE GYM – AGES 3+
AUSTIN / SAN ANTONIO | 512-918-9876

UNITED GYMNASTICS ACADEMY – AGES 3+
SAN ANTONIO | 210-764-7482


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BARSHOP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER CAMPS – GRADES K-12
SAN ANTONIO | 210-302-6820

CAMP YOUNG JUDAEA – AGES 8-15
WIMBERLEY | 713-723-8354

PINE COVE CHRISTIAN CAMPS – GRADES 1-12
AUSTIN | 877-4PINECOVE

SLUMBER FALLS CAMP – AGES 6-18
NEW BRAUNFELS | 830-625-2212

SUMMER AT THE HALL – AGES 3 – ADULT
SAN ANTONIO | 210-483-9100

T BAR M CAMPS CENTERED ADVENTURE – GRADES K-12
NEW BRAUNFELS | 830-620-4263


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AUSTIN TRI-STAR – AGES 6-14
ROUND ROCK | 512-775-7978

BEAR CREEK STABLES – AGES 7-16
MANCHACA | 512-282-0250

CORNERSTONE FARM – AGES 6+
BURNET | 512-914-8407

HUNTERS CHASE FARMS – AGES 6+
WIMBERLEY | 512-842-2246

LONEHOLLOW CAMP – AGES 7-14
HUNT | 830-966-6600

RANCHO CORTEZ – AGES 8-16
BANDERA | 830-769-9339

RIO VISTA FARM SUMMER CAMP – AGES 7-16
AUSTIN | 512-247-2303

ROCKY RIVER RANCH – GIRLS AGES 7-16
WIMBERLEY | 512-847-2513

SUGAR & SPICE RANCH CAMP – MOTHER/DAUGHTER
BANDERA | 830-460-8487

SWITCH WILLO STABLES – AGES 6-16
AUSTIN | 512-345-2507

TURKEY CREEK STABLES – BASIC TO ADVANCED
SAN ANTONIO | 210-494-3080


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ACTING UP CREATIVE DRAMA ACADEMY – AGES 4-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-508-5894

AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FILM – AGES 10-19
AUSTIN | 512-236-8877

BOERNE COMMUNITY THEATRE CAMP – AGES 8-14
BOERNE | 830-249-9166

GEORGETOWN PALACE THEATRE – AGES 5-17
GEORGETOWN | 512-868-SHOW

GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER CAMPS – AGES 7-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-271-3151

KIDS ACTING STUDIO – AGES 4-18
AUSTIN | 512-836-5437

KIDS MAKE TV CAMP – AGES 10-18
AUSTIN | 512-836-5437

MAGIK THEATRE CAMP – AGES 5-17
SAN ANTONIO | 210-227-2751

RTF FILMMAKING CAMPS (UT AUSTIN) – GRADES 7-12
AUSTIN | 512-471-6617

SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATER – AGES 6-16
AUSTIN | 512-474-7886

STUNT RANCH – AGES 8+
AUSTIN | 512-843-3867

ZACHARY SCOTT THEATRE CAMP – AGES 7-15
AUSTIN | 512-476-0541


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AUSTIN MARTIAL ARTS – AGES 2+
AUSTIN | 512-698-9591

KUK SOOL WON OF OAK HILL – AGES 3+
AUSTIN | 512-899-8710

SHAOLIN DO KUNG FU – AGES VARY
ROUND ROCK | 512-218-8081


variety

ACC CONTINUING ED. SUMMER YOUTH – AGES 3-18
AUSTIN | 512-223-5210

AUSTIN WALDORF – AGES 3+
AUSTIN | 512-288-5942

CAMP ON THE MOVE – AGES 7-14
AUSTIN | 512-638-6285

CLUB Z – AGES 5-12
AUSTIN | 512-219-0700

EXTEND-A-CARE SUMMER DAY CAMP – AGES 5-12
AUSTIN | 512-472-9402

FUTURE LEADERS & INVENTORS ADVENTURE – AGES 1.5-17
AUSTIN | 512-459-0258

MOOLAH U BUSINES BOOT CAMP – AGES 7-18
AUSTIN | 512-443-8851

MY TIME KIDS – AGES 3-9
AUSTIN | 512-925-5915

SPICEWOOD COUNTRY DAY CAMP – AGES 3.5-10
AUSTIN | 512-346-2992

TUTOR TIME ADVENTURE CAMP – GRADES K-5
AUSTIN | 877-717-0945

WEST AUSTIN ATHLETIC CLUB – AGES 3+
AUSTIN | 512-968-2518

WET & WILD ADVENTURE CAMP – AGES 8-15
AUSTIN | 512-771-3188


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BILINGUISTICS – AGES 3-8
AUSTIN | 512-480-9573
Improve your child’s speech and language skills this summer. Research shows that intensive services best allow your child to maximize progress. Your child will love the art, games, music and storybooks we incorporate into therapy. We have groups for all ages. Your child’s goals will be addressed in individual and group therapy. The languages spoken by the speech-language pathologists at Bilinguistics include English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada, Hebrew and Russian.

CAMP BLESSING TEXAS – AGES 7+
HOUSTON AREA | 281-259-5789
Camp Blessing Texas welcomes persons 7 years and older with a primary diagnosis of a physical or mental disability. Camp Blessing Texas also invites all siblings ages 7-13 of our campers to be a camper themselves. Older siblings (age 14+) have the opportunity to volunteer at camp.

CAMP C.A.M.P. – AGES 5-45
CENTER POINT | 210-671-5411
At Camp C.A.M.P., children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs (the majority from Texas, from accross the U.S., and beyond) attend week-long camping sessions held each summer from May through August. CAMP does its best to ensure that no one is ever turned away based on the severity of their disability or inability of the family to pay.

CAMP PERIWINKLE – AGES 7-15
BRENHAM | 713-807-0191
Camp Periwinkle is a week-long summer camp filled with joy for children with cancer and blood disorders and their siblings from Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

CAMP SUMMIT – AGES 6-ADULT
DALLAS | 972-484-8900
Camp Summitt is for children with developmental delays (Down syndrome, Autism, mental retardation, etc.); physical challenges (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, paralysis, etc.); are deaf, blind, multi-handicapped; or have multiple disabilities ranging from mild to severe.

CAMP XTREME – AGES 8-21
BURTON | 979-289-3752
Camp Xtreme believes that every individual, despite physical disability or mobility impairment, has a right to physical recreation, wellness, and participation in sporting activities.

CHARIS HILLS – AGES 7-18
SUNSET | 940-964-2145
Charis Hills is a Christian Summer Camp for kids with learning differences and social difficulties such as ADD, ADHD, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s disorder, and other special needs.

SPARK SUMMER CAMP – AGES 3-12
AUSTIN | 512-900-1425
Spark Summer Camp welcomes children with Autism, Asperger’s, PDD, ADHD, and their siblings or friends. Our camp will use age appropriate play activities and community based learning to help develop your child’s communication, social, academic, self-help, and play skills.

TEXAS ELKS CAMP – AGES 7-15
GONZALEZ | 830-875-2425
Elks Camp has been serving special needs children since 1987. Children who meet criteria are able to attend at no cost. At Texas Elks camp, the number one rule is to have fun! Your children learn valuable life skills through a variety of challenging and entertaining activities, including but not limited to art, bowling, music, indoor rock climbing, sports and swimming.

TEXAS LIONS CAMP – AGES 7-16
KERRVILLE | 830-896-8500
Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.


*Information Provided by Independence Title

Premier Living Specialists
Keller Williams Realty City-View

http://www.liveinsa.com | 210-334-0756

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015

Today is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day. A day where we take a break to learn how to adopt a greener lifestyle and eco-friendly strategies that can positively impact our planet. (It’s the only one we’ve got you know…)

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While there are some terrific ideas out there; Electric Cars, Solar Panels, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, etc., these can sometimes break the bank. Here are some great ideas that can point you in the right direction and help you do your part, without spending a fortune and even save money in the long run.

Grow an Herb Garden

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A great way to save money is to grow your own herbs at home. It’s fairly easy and you don’t require a lot of space to do it, some places even sell herb garden kits you can grow right in your window. Choose herbs that you will use often, and prolific selections or ones that will yield the best results over time.

Give your dryer a summer vacation!

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During the warm summer months, you can cut your energy bill significantly by hand-drying your clothes, sheets and towels instead of running your dryer for long periods of time.

Don’t overwork your dishwasher

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Only run your dishwasher when it’s full. Also skip the pre-washing, tests have shown that modern dishwashers do not require you to pre-rinse and you will save as much as 20 gallons of water per load according to the EPA.

Meat-free Monday

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Meat-free Monday is an international campaign that encourages the public to skip eating meat on Mondays to help improve their health and our planet’s health. The UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly 1/5 of all man-made greenhouse gas emmissions that are accelerating the worldwide climate change. Also an estimated 2,500 gallons of water go into making a single pound of beef. Use Mondays to treat your family to alternative foods, fruits and vegetables. Try something new each week to get the family out of the Monday blues.

Get some Recipes to try here!

Temperature Control

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During hot summer months, strategically create drafts by opening windows to create a cross breeze. In the colder winter months, seal window seams with tape to better insulate your home and keep the warmth inside without keeping your heater running constantly.
Shed some Light on your Home

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Compact Flourescent and Energy Efficient LED bulbs are flooding the hardware market. If every home replaced just one conventional incandescent bulb with oen of these new eco-friendly models, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million American homes per year says the EPA.

Quit letting sponges sponge money out of you

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A quick and simple change in your home is ditching those kitchen sponges. Grab some quick-dry cloths instead. You can throw them in the laundry when they are dirty and they come out like new instead of smelly sponges growing mold and stinking up your house. They are inexpensive and easy to find in most grocery and hardware stores.

In the market for a new Energy Efficient home? We know the greenest builders in the city! Call 210-334-0756 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com for more information!

Micro Apartments in San Antonio

Micro Apartments in San Antonio

A new trend is coming to Downtown San Antonio; Micro Apartments. They are just what they sound like, small apartments ranging in size from 380 to just under 600 square feet. The new development will be located at McCullough Avenue and Avenue B in the Downtown area.

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Micro Apartments are a new concept to the U.S. and are becoming popular in the North East where old shopping malls are being reborn as small lofts and efficiently designed spaces above retail stores. These dwellings are becoming very popular with young professionals, offering a less expensive and more environmentally friendly living space.

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Another great feature of these Micro Apartments is their close proximity to public amenities. The 107 units currently in development in Downtown San Antonio will be walking distance to the Tobin Center, The Riverwalk and Museum Reach.

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For more information about Micro Apartments and Urban Living, call 210-334-0756 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com. We offer Free Apartment Locating anywhere in the city!

Fiesta San Antonio, 2015

Fiesta San Antonio, 2015

Fiesta® San Antonio is the largest annual event in San Antonio. A 10 day celebration featuring over 100 events that showcase music, food, sports, patriotic observances, military, pageantry and of course Parades!

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It all started in 1890 with the first parade, The Battle of Flowers, with horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with flowers and floats with children dressed in fresh flowers and has since grown to the massive spring event it is today generating over $280 million for the local economy.

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Fiesta® officially begins on Thursday April 16th with Fiesta® Fiesta at The Alamo featuring live entertainment, Fiesta® Royalty and Pin Pandemonium where you can pick up latest Fiesta® pins and medals and even sell and trade your collectible pins from years past. Admission is free and will be held in front of the Alamo in Downtown San Antonio from 5pm – 9pm.

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You can also check out some of the Pre-Fiesta® events including the Jewels of The Court exhibit at the Witte Museum going on now. This exhibit showcases the intricate planning and careful execution of Fiesta® from the beginning stages of planning to the biggest and grandest moments of the Fiesta® parades. This year’s exhibition is to be one of the largest ever showing over 30 coronation gowns through the decades. Admission for adults is $13 (includes general admission to the museum), kids 4-11 are $10 and ages 3 and under are free.

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Be sure to check out some of the Fiesta® favorites including the Fiesta® Carnival, Oyster Bake, Taste of The Northside, A Night in Old San Antonio, King William Fair and of course the Grandmother of all Fiesta® events, The Battle of Flowers Parade.

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There are just too many events to list but if you are looking to get the most of this year’s festivities, use the Interactive Fiesta® Events Map or download the Full Schedule of Events courtesy of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

Keep in mind many events sell tickets in advance so it’s important to check their websites to see where you can pick up advance tickets. Parades can sell out quickly so don’t wait!

Come for Fiesta® Stay for the City! If you are thinking of moving to San Antonio or moving up or downsizing your current San Antonio home, call Premier Living Specialists and let us help you take the guess work out of your move. From Studio Apartments to Luxury Villas we got you covered! Call 210-334-0756 or visit www.liveinsa.com today.

Designing on a Budget

Designing on a Budget

We all desire a luxury home with a high end professionally designed appeal, but often lack the funds to make our homes look like TV mansions.

Here are a few budget friendly options to consider when taking your home interior design to the next level.

Designer Colors
One of the toughest decisions when decorating a home is choosing the right color pallet for a room. Choosing crisp white or paints with high pigment in a neutral tone will add some sophistication and affluence to any room. Neutral wall colors allow for a quick seasonal accent color change if you desire. An additional quick fix to add some luxury to your room is to paint interior doors black, it instantly gives a space a lavish and expensive vibe. Just be sure to tie in the bold color with other accents such as black accessories.

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Look to Hardware
Most newer homes come with very standard hardware finishes unless an upgrade is chosen in design phase. Builders will buy these hardware items in bulk for cost effectiveness. Changing out drawer pulls in kitchens and door handles is not that expensive and will add more personality to your home. You can find elegant choices at almost any hardware or specialty shops. Your goal here is to locate pieces you love that accent the rest of the room.\

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Add a Crown
Spaces that lack crown molding tend to look more basic than those that have been upgraded and leaves an unfinished feeling. Crown molding can be applied to any room for very little money and adds a richness to the space when done properly. When selecting a style, choose an option with a wide trim, the wider the trim, the more expensive the room can look.

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Don’t skimp on the Windows
Window treatment options are infinite and run the gamut from affordable to outrageously expensive. In this category you will want to spend wisely and opt for quality over all else. Avoid flimsy, unlined curtains that are of poor quality and consider finding an elegant selection at a specialty fabric store where the experts there can help you build a luxurious window treatment thats both excellent quality and within budget. Once you have your design picked, have the curtains hung as close to the ceiling as possible to draw your line of sight up and give the illusion of fullness.

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Illuminate The Room
As with the hardware options, builder’s will install standard lighting fixtures in newer homes that lack personality and flare. Consider replacing these with unique designer options. You don’t have to spend all day in a high-end lighting boutique, try shopping online or trying your luck at budget friendly antique stores. A refinished chandelier can go a long way towards creating a designer inspired look in a room. Add table and floor lamps to each room, the right lighting in a room creates a lavish look and feel.

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Choose the Right Furniture
Furniture is easily one of the most expensive investments you will make when decorating a home and spending money on cheap options will ultimately cost you more in the long run. Try your luck shopping at estate sales and reputable consignment shops for peices that can be reupholstered. This gives you more flexibility in customizing your look with unique pieces that look high-end without breaking the bank.

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Opt for Hardwood
Plush wall-to-wall carpeting is soft and inviting for a home, but it lacks the look and feel of luxury. It may be a bit of a budget buster at first but will ultimately last you many years longer than carpet if cared for and installed properly and is also a much wiser investment should you decide to resell later compared to carpet. Hardwoods come in a wide palette of colors and types, choose a darker wood that will add a richness to your space. Anchor the room by choosing a beautiful area rug that ties all your design elements together.

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Keep Your Home Clean
The fastest and easiest way to make a home look fresh and beautiful is to keep it clean. Avoiding clutter and regular dusting and vacuuming will make your home sparkle and shine. All the other designer touches you have done will also stand out more and become much more noticeable.

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For additional tips or if you are looking to purchase or sell your home. Call 210-334-0756 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com

How to Luxuriously Decorate Your Home

How to Luxuriously Decorate Your Home

A home decorated luxuriously with fine furnishings and decor, says a lot about you and your impeccable taste and personality. State of the art Technology and elite furniture and accessories improve the aesthetic quality of your life.

Think About Lighting

To give your home a more lavish feel, chandeliers and sconces and other fixtures set the tone for any occasion making the overall feel richer and more formal, romantic and overall luxurious.

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Incorporate Patterns & Texture

A beautiful pattern or texture greatly enhances the ambiance of a room. Adding textures in the right places creates depth and dimension resulting in a more upscale feel.

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Richly woven fabrics add interest and depth and boost the overall impact of furniture pieces. Patterned throw pillows provide unexpected texture wherever you need to add them. Using a variety of patterns together helps enhance the luxury and dimension of the room. Different materials such as leathers, woven fabrics and silks can be combined in the same space to create richness.

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Deeper Colors

Rich colors and accents used in paint colors and furniture fabrics enrich the mood in any room. Jewel tones such as amber, garnet or navy add sophistication to your color palet when used appropriately and in the right proportions. Pillows in amber next to a jade accent wall or a dark navy throw on the back of a couch can add a sumptuous look to your room.

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Metallic accessories and finishes can give your home a more opulent look. A collection of mercury glass accessories on a shelf or mantle is simple yet elegant and adds a splash of sophistication to a room. Also a mirrored accent chest or hall cabinet adds depth and interest as well as luxury.

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If you’re ready to take a dive into the luxury market and Move-Up into a Luxury home, Call us today at 210-334-0756 or visit http://www.liveinsa.com.