The Real Estate of Texas Presented by Solid Realty Group

ABOUT THIS PODCAST
The real state of things in the real estate market always seems to be … ahem, crazy. Broadcasting from Boerne, Texas, REALTORS®, Jessica Johnson and Cali Redd of Solid Realty Group, cut through the crazy and get down to the nitty-gritty of “The Real Estate of Texas” in this weekly podcast. Tune in locally to Boerne Radio on 103.9FM and 1500AM every Saturday morning at 10:30AM. Got questions or need a realtor? Call us at 210-827-3373.

You can also join the conversation with the lovely folks who live in Boerne on their growing Facebook community group, “Moving to Texas? All About Boerne.

Ask your questions about real estate by clicking the link above. We could answer your question on our radio show/podcast! If you don’t want your name mentioned, no worries …

EPISODES

EPISODE #119 – SELLING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Original Air Date: 11/19/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, as the real estate market continues to trend with rising interest rates, is it still a good time to sell during the holidays? Jessica and Cali has some solid advice on the topic.

Then on our Boerne Business Spotlight in the second portion of our show we’re keeping with our holiday-themed show and we’re chatting about the most charming holiday tradition in Boerne — Dickens on Main. Move over Norman Rockwell, Boerne is the best at Christmas!

EPISODE #118 – ESTATE PLANNING

Original Air Date: 11/12/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we’re facing our own mortality and taking a deep dive into estate planning. It’s not just for the rich. Our special guest is Boerne attorney, Shawn McCammon.

In the second part of our show in our Boerne Business Spotlight, we’re talking to a local remodeler who left the fast-paced scene of Chicago for the quaint uniqueness of Boerne … but he didn’t forget to bring along his big city luxury design skills! Get to know Boerne Remodeler Trenton Teat of Ballroom Baths and Construction Design.

EPISODE #117 – To Remodel or Not To Remodel? That is the question!

Original Air Date: 11/05/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we’re talking all things remodeling with special guest, Trenton Teat of Ballroom Baths & Construction Design. Will a remodel increase the value of your home or are you wasting money by putting lipstick on a pig?

Then, in the second half of our show in our Boerne Business Spotlight, we’ve got another sweet spot in Boerne — Opal & Onyx Cookie Company.

EPISODE #116 – Title Insurance: Need it or Skip it?

Original Air Date: 10/30/22

On the next episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, Title Insurance. All the things you wanted to know and didn’t want to know about home titles in the State of Texas. We’re chatting with special guest, Roberta Brown of Alamo Title Company who brings real passion to the topic. She explains all the pitfalls and setbacks that can happen to a homeowner in regards to title insurance. Also what’s the difference between title companies? Can you receive a discount on title insurance? Jessica and Cali get all the answers for their listeners.

Then, in the second half of our show in our Boerne Business Spotlight, we’re catching up with Boerne Radio who is throwing Boerne’s big Halloween family-friendly shindig. There’s plenty for the kiddos to enjoy and get a babysitter because later in the evening it’s adult time!

EPISODE #115 – The State of the Boerne Real Estate Market

Original Air Date: 10/22/22

As we all hold our breath to see what happens next with interest rate spikes … Jessica and Cali sit down to discuss the current state of the real estate market in 78006 of Boerne, Texas. Let’s compare 2022’s market with last year, two years ago, etc. Who benefits in the current market? Sellers? Buyers? The ladies of the Texas Hill Country hash it all out for you and give you their recommendations if you’re preparing to buy or sell.

Then, in the second half of our show in our Boerne Business Spotlight, we’re chatting with Ty Wolosin — yes, he’s a Boerne city councilman, but he’s also an owner and partner in a few established Boerne businesses: Cibolo Creek Brewing and Windy Hill Foods. Ty shares with us his family’s plans to bring a new spin on an old Boerne staple to Main Street.

EPISODE #114 – Rising Interest Rates. Time to Move or Stay Put?

Original Air Date: 10/15/22

The feds are increasing interest rates to fight inflation. Gone are the days of 2-3% rates, but do the current 6-7% rates mean you should shy away from the market? On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, Texas real estate experts Jessica Johnson and Cali Redd sit down to talk with economist Dr. Wes Jamison about the economy and its impact on the real estate market. What do rising rates mean for buyers, for sellers, for renters, and for investors? Any future predictions? Tune in to find out!

Then, in the second half of our show in our Boerne Business Spotlight, we have Tootie Pie, a Boerne staple! Owners Jamie and Brian Demski bring our listeners a sweet surprise just in time for Sweetest Day!

EPISODE #113 – Boerne’s “Quality of Life” Bond Vote

Original Air Date: 10/08/22

On the October 8th episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, voters in the City of Boerne are being asked to increase taxes to cover proposed improvements to roads and local parks. Two propositions are on the ballot. We break it down for you with Boerne City Councilman, Ty Wolosin, and what it all could mean for your bottom line.

Then, in the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we have Crossfit Boerne and owner Sue Ecklin crushes some of the myths that folks might have about the high intensity workout. Did you know: there’s a special time that you can pop in and check things out at Crossfit Boerne? Tune in to learn more about it!

EPISODE #112 – Moving to Texas? All About Boerne ISD

Original Air Date: 10/01/22

On the October 1st episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, the city of Boerne is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. The city has loads of charm, the community is close-knit, but the schools are excellent as well. Join us as we talk with special guest Tommy Price, superintendent of Boerne ISD about all the new college-prep programs, the new AG program, and parental panels to address school safety issues.

Then, in the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we are warming up for the Boerne 0.5K Charity Race. It’s the race for those who don’t like to run, but who have a heart to help kids. Learn all about this hugely popular race that put Boerne in the national headlines.

EPISODE #111 – Tax Benefits of Homeownership & Investment Properties

Original Air Date: 9/24/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we’re chatting about some tax tips for your first home and investment properties with special guest and CPA Suzann Woodward.

Then, in the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we learn about big changes happening at Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place from CEO Olivia Burdick.

EPISODE #110 – THE BENEFITS OF HOME PURCHASING

Original Air Date: 9/17/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we’re talking about the benefits of purchasing your own home. Not the obvious benefits … but the ones you may not think about: capital gains, homestead exemptions, and best of all — tax benefits!

Then, in the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we’re talking with the owner of Boerne’s Vintage Reconstruction, Darcee Grivel. We’re giving her a little more time this show because their business has everything to do with #RealEstate. When you have a disaster and you want to maximize your insurance claim … call them first!

EPISODE #109 – DO I REALLY NEED TO HIRE A REALTOR?

Original Air Date: 9/10/22

On the September 10, 2022 episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we’re talking about buyer and seller representation. Do I really need to hire a realtor? Can’t I save more money for myself if I don’t hire one? Sure you can … but Jessica and Cali discuss some of the pitfalls they’ve seen happen in for sale by owner transactions as well as the benefits of having access to a realtor’s knowledge and all their cool tools to predict the market.

Then, in the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we’re chatting with Diana Ward, owner of Uptown Chic  She got her start in fashion in France and she’s brought her unique eye for design to Boerne and New Braunfels.

EPISODE #108 – HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE

Original Air Date: 9/3/22

In the September 3, 2022 episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we already talked about roofing & insurance with an insurance claim adjuster-turned general contractor but in this show, we’re talking strictly homeowner insurance with an expert with over 40 years experience in the industry. Jessica and Cali discuss premium differentials between actual cash value and replacement value on your homeowner’s insurance. Named perils: sure they’re cheaper, but are you getting all the coverage you need? What should you be looking for when you’re shopping for a new home AND a new homeowner’s insurance policy. Special Guest: Patrice Davison of Davison Insurance.

In the second half of our show, we hear the origin story of Lauren Watson, owner of Under the Fig Tree located in Boerne, Texas. She’s a former special ed teacher who’s living her dream of having a neighborhood fashion boutique. Her shop is a local Boerne staple and community hangout!

EPISODE #107 – ROOFING & INSURANCE

Original Air Date: 8/27/22

On the August 27, 2022 episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, Jessica and Cali want to educate listeners on roofing and insurance. Do I need a whole new roof or just a fix? Are there different policies I should ask for? What’s the difference between hiring a roofer versus a general contractor? Before you call your insurance company, you’ll want to tune in for some most excellent advice from our Special Guest: Mike Molina, Owner of A Pro Roofing & Construction.

In the second half of our show in our #Boerne Business Spotlight, we are talking with Blythe Zemel, founder of an absolutely brilliant nonprofit that started right here in Boerne, TX: Girl with Grit. They’re teaching young ladies some pretty important life skills and we’re going to learn all about it and how to help.

EPISODE #106 – LENDER PREP

Original Air Date: 8/20/22

On the August 20, 2022 episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group, we are #RealEstateExperts not mortgage experts. So we’re putting a special guest in the hot seat to answer our lending questions. Jessica and Cali sit down to chat about loans, down payments, and what lenders need to know and need to know to get you into your new house. Special Guest: Christina O’Conner of The O’Conner Team, Pilgrim Mortgage.

In the second half of our show in our #BoerneBusinessSpotlight, we are talking with Lillian Oler, owner and founder of Assemble Cocktail Workshop. Started right here in Boerne, this company is so cool, they teach you how to make all the fancy cocktails.

EPISODE #105 – BUYER EXPECTATIONS

Original Air Date: 8/13/22

On this episode of The Real Estate of Texas: What to expect when you’re buying a house? It’s not just about the down payment. Are you coming to the table completely prepared? Jessica and Cali are talking Home Buyer Expectations and how should your agent be preparing you on this episode of The Real Estate of Texas presented by Solid Realty Group of Boerne, Texas.

In the second half of our show, in our “Boerne Business Spotlight,” we’re chatting about the Boerne business community with Kim Blohm, President of Boerne Chamber of Commerce.

EPISODE #104 – SELLER EXPECTATIONS

Original Air Date: 8/6/22

Jessica Johnson and Cali Redd answer the question of where do you start when it comes to selling your house. Do you know the market?

In the second half of this episode, in our “Boerne Business Spotlight,” we’re talking to Staci Almager, CEO of Hill Country Family Services in Boerne, Texas.

EPISODE #103 – HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS

Original Air Date: 7/30/22

What’s all the hubbub about Homestead Exemptions? With property values on the rise, Jessica and Cali explain the importance of homesteads and the considerations a home buyer needs to make before buying a house in Texas.

In the second half of this episode, in our “Boerne Business Spotlight,” we’re talking to Joi Sanders, owner of The Shops at 153 Main in Boerne, Texas.

EPISODE #102 – INTEREST RATES

Original Air Date: 7/23/22

Should you be freaking out over the increase in interest rates? In this episode, Jessica and Cali give a little bit of a history lesson on interest rates, past buying habits, and the job of a realtor then, versus now.

Then in our Boerne Business Spotlight, Baron Wiley, owner of Boerne Radio joins us for a quick chat all about the Hill Country’s newest radio station.

PILOT EPISODE #101

Original Air Date: 7/16/22

Why does it cost a homeowner more to sell a million-dollar house versus a $350,000 house? What other things besides monthly mortgage should you consider when buying a house? In this pilot episode, we meet our hosts, Jessica Johnson and Cali Redd of Solid Realty Group, and learn the real truth about “The Real Estate of Texas.”