Finally Found An Apartment In San Antonio TX

Finally Found An Apartment In San Antonio TX

I was interested in moving out of my parents house and wanted to find an apartment for rent. Since it was my first time being on my own I wanted to find something affordable and I wanted to live by myself. I started searching for homes for sale†in San Antonio TX for rent.

I went to the store and bought a newspaper so I could look at the classified ads. I found several listings for apartments there and I started calling them. I didn’t think the prices of some of them were that bad, but I still thought there had to be more out there for rent that weren’t in the newspaper.

Next, I searched online for apartments in San Antonio TX. I found a website that had apartment listings online and I went to it. I typed in the city and state and I could search the apartments in the area. Then I was able to search by price from low to high. I really liked this feature because it showed me what I could afford. I found several apartments that looked pretty nice so I contacted the landlords from the website. I set up appointments to see the apartments so I could make sure they were in a desirable location.

The first apartment I looked at was perfect and just what I needed. It was also close to my friend’s house. I decided to go ahead and rent this apartment and canceled the appointments I had with the other landlords. I started packing and moving my things and within a week I was moved in.

I really like living on my own and I am glad I decided to move out of my parents house. It has been a nice learning experience. The folks at Koehler Real Estate Company, LLC were particularly helpful.

My Experience In Texas On A Real Estate Trip

My Experience In Texas On A Real Estate Trip

An attorney from North Texas, has threatened to sue a restaurant in Mansfield, Texas, because the said restaurant ran out of a certain soup that was listed as part of a Saturday special, on its menu. The attorney, Dwain Downing, says he believes that what the restaurant was doing was a wrong and deceptive act and therefore sent the restaurateur a warning letter. Benji Arslanovski, the owner of the restaurant, known as Our Place restaurant, was the one who posted the warning letter from the attorney on the restaurant’s Facebook page, and sparked off a big media buzz about the issue, with some commenters siding with the attorney, but the majority siding with the restaurant.

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Our Place Restaurant

Since 1986, the parents of Benji Arslanovski have run a restaurant in Burleson, Texas, known as Our Place. Benji grew up working in the kitchen of this restaurant and in 2008, he opened his very own spin-off of the original restaurant in Mansfield. Our Place restaurant normally serves a soup as a free accompaniment to certain specials, and it was always clearly stated that the soup was free, as long as supplies lasted. On the day of the incident, the supplies did run out, before Dwain Downing came around to eat. According to Mr. Smith, a family law attorney who specializes in hospitality and restaurant law, and works closely with the Santa Cruz Law HQ, restaurants are often faced with such problems, where favorite foods are often quickly sold out, leaving the waiters with often ‘not so happy’ guests.

Give me Soup or I sue You

Having been told that the soup had run out and was no longer available, the divorce attorney santa cruz adamantly requested for either a substitute free soup, or a price reduction, all for which he got NO for an answer. The attorney went home feeling cheated, so he then sent the restaurant’s owner a certified mail, notifying him that if he was not compensated for the soup within 10 days, he would sue the restaurant for $2.50, plus $250 in attorney fees, which was his hourly rate. The letter further states that the menu was an offer for a contract by the restaurant, which he, Mr.  Downing accepted, thereby creating a binding contract which can be legally enforced in any court of law. The restaurant then breached this contract by not providing him with the soup that was promised on the menu.

The attorney then went on to accuse the restaurateur of engaging in deceptive trade practices, and demanded that he change the restaurant’s policies, by always offering a substitute or a price reduction, whenever an item ran out. Mr. Smith from Santa Cruz Law HQ at disagrees with this point, insisting that since the soup was offered for free, whenever available, then there is no law known to man which can force the restaurateur to reduce his prices, or even offer a substitute for a free item.

The Take Away

The restaurateur of course refused to pay up, and even contacted his own attorney. It is funny though, the lengths that people would go, just to prove a point, attorney or not. A problem that could have been solved with just a phone call, has now made it into the news. Well, lawyers and their tricks.

Tips From Our Contributor Blake Leavitt

Blake Leavitt’s Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home

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Top real estate tips

I recently came across a blog where the owner went on and on ranting about how difficult it can be to sell your house and get top dollar for it. The truth is that most people are not real estate agents, it is therefore not possible that they could sell houses easily like a professional Realtor. On this blog, I have often given tips and tricks with which any homeowner could easily sell his or her home quickly and at a good price. Recently, I ran across an old friend of mine Blake Leavitt, a real estate agent from Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada and while we were discussing over a beer, he explained how much easier it would be to sell houses if the owners knew what to do.

Blake explains how Selling a House Can be Easy

Most houses are good, he explains but it can be difficult seeing the true beauty of a house if the owners have not cleared it out a bit or renovated areas that needed an update or many other minor tweaks. A potential buyer has to be able to imagine a beautiful home before making a purchase decision, but most home owners who want to sell their homes do not put in as much effort and so they get mediocre results. Blake Leavitt has been a real estate agent renting and selling commercial and private houses, condos and high rise buildings around Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. His website is at Blakesellsvegas where he explains who he is and offers tips and tricks to both real estate buyers and sellers.

Blake’s 5 tips for Selling Your Home

Following are the 5 tips Blake outlined for me that any home owner could use to sell a home faster and for more money.

– First Impression counts
The first sight of the house matters a lot. No matter how good the interior is, if it looks terrible on the outside, then the battle is already lost. This is one big real estate secret. Landscaping can do wonders or simply planting beautiful flowers by yourself and making sure the paint is up to date. Your front door is equally as important.

– Mind that Kitchen
The kitchen is the central part of any home. The kitchen is such an important part of the house that it is very difficult for you to sell a house if there are unresolved, serious issues with its kitchen. Repainting the kitchen is a must and then comes cabinet changes. If you have extra money, then don’t hesitate, spend it on the kitchen because you will surely be making that money back.

– De-personalize
You have to get rid of as much personal effects as possible. Having plenty of your personal stuff in the house makes it impossible for a potential home buyer to imagine the place as home sweet home. So de-personalization is very necessary to increasing the odds of selling a home.

– Lots of Light
Even in a desert state like Nevada, real estate buyers in Las Vegas and Henderson place a lot of emphasis on light. Everybody wants a well-lit home. So make sure you maximize the lighting in your home.

– Set the Price Right
Many sellers make the mistake of pricing their homes too high, expecting the price to then come down a little when a potential buyer makes an offer. What they should be doing is pricing their homes at least 10% below market value to attract bids. Potential buyers will then bid-up the price.


It was an eye opening discussion with Blake Levitt. The information was spot-on, also coming from a real estate agent whom I had much respect for. I decided to publish these tips on this blog as they were too good not to share.