Archive for the ‘Economic Development’ Category

Jill’s Jingle New HEB to be Built!!!!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Howdy! I get stopped quite a bit and asked how the economy in Seguin is looking and every time I go to answer; I have an addition to add to the growing opportunities come to this area…..

Shared from the Seguin Economic Development Page 1/28/15

Grocery store to provide new jobs, economic bonus for Seguin

(Seguin) — The construction of a new HEB store in Seguin is apparently more than just expanded products and more elbow room.

HEB General Manager Danny Crowson says the construction of the new store is in response to a growing customer base.

“I’ve been in this store for 14 years and felt like I knew just about every customer that came in here, but in the last six months, it’s been unbelievable to me. I go down on the sales floor on Saturdays and Sundays. I see new faces. I see younger people, a lot more younger folks are coming through the store than what they used to. When I came to this store 14 years ago, I believe our customer count was somewhere around 20,000 customers a week and now, we’re in excess of 30,000 customers a week (that) come through this store — 31,000 sometimes and as many as 32,000 customers in a week’s time come through this store. This town is growing and certainly things are changing,” said Crowson.

Crowson says the growing pains and changes in customers, however, aren’t only limited to Seguin. He says the local store attracts customers from all over.

“We have a lot of folks that travel 30-35-40 miles to shop in Seguin. Obviously, there’s other reasons to come to Seguin other than just groceries but we have a lot of customers in the Nixon, Stockdale area, Gonzales even though there is a new HEB there, there’s still lots of folks that come in here form Gonzales, Luling and San Marcos. We have a lot of folks that live right outside of San Marcos that come here and shop in this store and of course, it gets difficult to get around in New Braunfels during the summer time when all of the river people show up. There’s lots of folks that really live closer to New Braunfels, but don’t like the hassle and come into Seguin as well,” said Crowson.

Crowson says the new store, of course, will also mean\ the need for more employees at the store.

“One of the things that we will be doing is obviously — we’ve got about 249 — what we call partners — working at HEB today. We will be well in excess of 300 partners whenever the new store opens. So lots of new opportunities for jobs,” said Crowson.

A variety of positions are currently available. However, a large number of employees are expected to be hired during the summer. Those wishing to apply for a position are asked to submit their information to

Jill’s Jingles #10 Seguin Aerial Video

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Happy Friday!!! I am enjoying this wintery weather. It makes me appreciate the upbringing I had and enjoy our active spring days and the warmth of our summer.

Seguin is in the spotlight again. The Seguin Economic Development Board did an outstanding job showcasing our wonderful town!!!
Enjoy and stay warm!!!

Seguin Shines

Jill’s Jingles #9 Expansion is a Good Thing

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Stay Warm out there. Things are hot in the Real Estate business!!! Been thinking of Selling or Buying. Contact us! We are moving a lot of inventory. It going fast!!!
Congrats to the Granzin Family on their Expansion. Stop in one of the two current locations when you have your next protein need.

Granzin’s Meat Market adding third location in the San Antonio area
Dec 31, 2014 – San Antonio Business Journal

Granzin’s Meat Market is “beefing up” operations by adding its third full-sized location in the “Gateway To The Eagle Ford Shale.”

The New Braunfels-based chain is building a full-sized meat market at 393 Airport Road in Pleasanton.

Founded in 1981, the family-owned business currently has its original meat market in New Braunfels and another location in Seguin.

Co-owner Gary Granzin spoke to us about the new development in Pleasanton. Granzin said his family originally set up a simple “deer processing” center off Airport Road as a service to hunters. But Pleasanton is experiencing tremendous growth in the retail and housing sectors thanks to the oil boom targeting the Eagle Ford Shale.

Granzin said strong business at the deer processing center and rapid population growth in Pleasanton prompted its decision to open a full-sized meat market there.

The Pleasanton meat market is being built on the same piece of land as the deer processing center and should be open as early as March 2015.

Jill’s Jingles #8 Three great programs being supported!!!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Happy Tuesday!!!!
Below is a link that talks about a 100% Loan to Value Loan (LTV), Tax savings for short sales and Loan programs for first time home buyers!!!

Posted from The National Real Estate Post 12/6/15
Awesome New Programs!!

Jill’s Jingles #7 4 Reasons to Keep up Your House Hunt this Winter

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Happy Monday!!! By now most people are back in to the swing of things. We hope everyone had a safe a joyous holiday season.

12/05/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff Shared from TAR website

Winter months typically bring a lull in real estate sales, but this can be an ideal time for homebuyers. In fact, there are several benefits to being an off-season homebuyer.

Less competition. Even hot markets see a decline in buyers during the winter. This can mean fewer multiple-offer situations and more time to present your strongest offer.

Motivated sellers. Sellers who list during winter months are often highly driven to sell. And fewer buyers means fewer offers, so sellers may be willing to make extra concessions to close the deal.

Potentially faster closings. Mortgage brokers, inspectors, and other professionals involved in the deal may help you get to the closing table sooner since they’ll be dealing with fewer transactions this time of year.

A chance to see how the home performs. Systems such as the heater, insulation, and plumbing are put to the test when the temperature drops, and you’ll be able to witness how they handle winter stress.

If you’re thinking about starting or continuing your house hunt during the winter, ask your Texas REALTOR® about the benefits of purchasing a home at the end of the year, including tax write-offs for homeowners. You may decide that it’s worth donning those mittens after all.

Jill’s Jingles #6 Don’t Be Fooled by these 3 Selling Myth’s

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

03/07/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted:

Myth: I bought a house, so I know what it’s like to go through a real estate transaction. I’ll sell my home on my own and save money by not using a real estate agent.
Truth: Texas REALTORS® don’t work for free, but that’s because they provide valuable assistance through the home-selling process. Selling isn’t the same as buying, and a Texas REALTOR® can help you reduce your risk of making a costly selling mistake. Plus, they help clients with the ins and outs of property transactions every day and are plugged into your local housing market. If you DIY, that means you’ll have to spend time marketing your home adequately, be available to show the home yourself, and navigate your way through a tricky transaction alone.

Myth: If I price my home higher than market value, I’m leaving room for negotiations.
Truth: Buyers have no idea you’re employing this strategy and won’t understand why your price is too high. Many won’t even view your home, much less put in an offer. When your home is priced improperly, it’s more likely to sit on the market, making potential buyers think there’s something wrong it. When that happens, you’ll probably wind up with lower offers than if you had priced the home fairly at the start.

Myth: All I need to do is mow the lawn and hide my stuff in a closet and my home will be ready to show.
Truth: Is a mowed lawn and hidden clutter all it takes to attract you to a home? It won’t work for potential buyers of your property, either. Your Texas REALTOR® might go through your home with you and identify areas that could use some sprucing up to make your home more appealing. Or, he or she might recommend working with a home stager to make the best impression. Be open to those suggestions … your Texas REALTOR® knows what makes a property sell quickly for top dollar.

Shared from TAR Website

Jill’s Jingles # 5 Tax Extensions Passed

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Happy Day! Hope you are enjoying the winter weather out there!! Be safe and stay warm!!

Polychron on passage of tax extensions
Posted in Legislative, by NAR on December 17, 2014

National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron has issued the following statement on key legislation passed by Congress:

“The package of tax extensions approved by the U.S. House and Senate, and headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes important provisions that will help distressed homeowners and commercial property investors with transactions made during 2014. NAR applauds Congressional leaders in both chambers for their effort to pass this legislation before adjournment.

“Realtors® strongly supported the bipartisan Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act, which was included in the package to prevent underwater borrowers from paying taxes on any mortgage debt forgiven or cancelled by a lender in a workout or after their home was sold for less money than was owed. We are grateful to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., for championing the provision.

“The legislation also includes one-year extensions of the 15-year depreciation schedule for leasehold improvements and the deduction for improvements to energy efficient commercial buildings.”

Jill’s Jingle’s # 3 1,500 Rooftops coming to Seguin!!!!!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

For Immediate Release Contact: Terry Treviño
December 15, 2014 Phone: (830) 401-2476
Contact: Danny Welch
Phone: (210) 602-7859
1,500+ Rooftops Planned for Seguin, Texas Update on 299 Acre Greenspoint Development
Seguin, Texas serves as the county seat for the second fastest growing county in the nation, Guadalupe County. According to the US Census, Guadalupe County has seen a 47.75% increase in population from 2000-2010. Guadalupe County has a 154% projected population growth increase from 2010-2040 according to the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Seguin also serves as the retail hub for 3 major counties-Guadalupe, Gonzales and Wilson. Seguin is seeing business expansion city-wide, with many nationally known retailers entering, returning and expanding in the market. With Seguin’s abundant growth, Seguin’s housing is booming-with over 1,500+ new single family rooftops planned. This includes: 800+ homes for Mill Creek Crossing by Perry Homes, 382 homes for The Meadows at Nolte Farms by D.R. Horton and 400+ homes for the Greenspoint Development.
One of Seguin’s new major housing developments is Greenspoint. Located along SH46 at Rudeloff Rd., Greenspoint is a 299 acre master planned community on the City’s west side near the NewQuest Properties’ Seguin Commerce Center being developed along IH10. Greenspoint will include more than 400 homes in Seguin ISD.
“We saw it as a great opportunity to invest in Seguin’s growth,” Al Kay, Greenspoint Development investor, said. “We’ve got a lot of room to expand and a lot of interest in what we are doing.” After closing on the property in September, Greenspoint entered into a Public-Private
Partnership with the City of Seguin to install a sewer line. Sewer line construction will be the
first visible sign that development has begun. “We’ll put the sewer project out for bid and a contractor will build it for us,” Harry B. Jewett, development manager/partner for Greenspoint said. “Once we have the sewer line in
place, it opens up the rest of our property for development. The other utility systems are
already in place. We’re in a good spot and we are ready to go.”
“The scale of the Greenspoint Development will allow us an opportunity to craft this property into a very desirable Seguin community,” Jewett continued. “With the amount of acreage
we control, we can develop a variety of residential communities including single and multifamily neighborhoods, garden homes and senior living facilities”. These will have easy access to the commercial businesses planned for the SH46 frontage.
The development is going to incorporate low impact drainage design. “We are trying to incorporate systems in our subdivision design so we don’t end up with a lot of drainage infrastructure,” Jewett said. “We’re going to do that more naturally in a manner that is green and sustainable”. Greenspoint also worked with the City on Seguin’s major thoroughfare plan. An important part of the development agreement is the design of the outer loop parkway.
“The developers of Greenspoint are committed to the implementation of the vehicular circulation pattern that incorporates elements of the major thoroughfare plan for the city,” Jewett said. “This means that the residential and commercial facilities in our development will benefit from the maximum utilization of SH 46 with a planned 200 foot-right-of-way parkway. These two major facilities will create the framework for the pattern of collector streets, neighborhood streets, walkways, bike lanes, parks and open spaces that will be essential characteristics of the final Greenspoint development project.”
The Greenspoint development has a contract with Corner Store. The Seguin Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved the Corner Store’s preliminary subdivision plat for the site at the southwest corner of SH46 and Rudeloff Rd. “The Corner Store is the leading USA based company that is committed to bringing a very high level of convenience service to the traveling public,” Jewett said. “We believe that the facility that they will construct as part of our project will be a model of the most up to date facilities for a convenience store experience.” “We felt that Seguin was a new frontier for all the growth that’s going on,” Danny Welch, Greenspoint Development, marketing, said. “We are excited about Seguin and the new companies coming in here and the chance to bring in some rooftops. We’re looking forward to working with Seguin.”

Shared from Seguin Economic Development Corporation 12/15/2014

Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought

Friday, November 7th, 2014

You’ll consider several criteria when purchasing your first home, but have you thought about how easy it will be to sell later? Things like location, features, and nearby amenities—the same criteria you’ll consider—can affect a property’s resale value.

You like it, but will they?
If it’s your first home, you may only plan to stay in it for a few years. And while you may be willing to buy a house that, for example, is located on a busy street or close to railroad tracks, ask yourself, “Will future buyers feel the same way?”

Keep the next buyers in mind
Once the home is yours, think about how to improve or maintain the home to appeal to future buyers. This can include things like upgrading bathroom or kitchen fixtures, improving the landscaping, or using paint colors that have broad appeal.

Ask an expert
If you have questions about whether a property will be easy or hard to sell in the future, talk to a Texas REALTOR®. He or she can offer advice about purchasing a home you love that will also appeal to the most buyers when you’re ready to move.

Courtesy information from Corner Post Real Estate, LLC

Corner Post Real Estate Welcomes Jill Law, REALTOR

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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