Share Hollywood Park Homes: December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Hollywood Park in San Antonio, Texas!

Wishing you a Happy New Year from Hollywood Park in San Antonio, Texas.  I hope it's a happy, healthy and prosperous year for you and your family!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Products to Improve Your Hollywood Park Home in 2010

From the real estate blog, Staged, Styled and Sold, comes 10 Hot Home Products for the New Year, by  Erica Christoffer who reviews 10 new items you might find useful in your Hollywood Park home this coming year.  I found three of those particularly interesting.

One2Flush Dual Flush Conversion Kit
"Saving water is as “easy as 1, 2…” with the brand new award-winning One2Flush toilet conversion kit. In about 20-minutes, you can quickly and easily turn a standard water-guzzling tank-type toilet into an eco-friendly, high-efficiency, water-saving dual flush model. University tests prove One2Flush — with its “half flush for liquids and full flush for solids” — reduces water use by more than 38 percent and can save an average family over 10 percent on monthly water bills. Fits all standard two-piece toilets, 1.6-gallon flush and up. Starts paying for itself immediately. Available nationwide at most hardware stores (Ace, True Value, Do-It-Best). For more information visit"

We all know how expensive water can be, and this sounds like a great way to save water, and therefore, to save money!

Aspect Peel and Stick Metal Wall Tile

"Create a designer kitchen “look” quickly, easily and affordably with new Aspect peel-and-stick 3-inch by 6-inch metal tiles. Offered in three popular brushed finishes (stainless, copper, and bronze) for dramatic and dazzling accents, whether a gleaming over-the-counter backsplash or an entire luxurious floor-to-ceiling wall. Aspect tiles adhere to any sub-surface (drywall, plaster, paneling, and old tiles) and are offered with horizontal or vertical graining. Gives kitchens and baths a fresh, new look. Box of eight tiles covers 1-square-foot and costs about $20. The only limitation is your imagination. Available at some Lowe’s stores or order online at"

This looks like a great product to use to update kitchen backsplashes that either have no tile or an older dated tile that you'd like to cover up.

INVISILED Low Profile Accent Lighting Tapes
"Create dramatic indirect lighting effects almost anywhere with strips of miniature LED lights. Spaced 1-inch apart, and placed on thin flexible strips only 1/8-inch thick and 7/16-inch wide, INVISILED by WAC Lighting offers five basic colors (white, amber, red, blue, and green). One- and 5-foot peel-and-stick or screw-mounted sections can be cut at every inch. New Palette system offers continuous red-green-blue changing colors with control for speed and brilliance. Aura system creates white “daylight” to amber “sunset” with variable control. Cost ranges $75 to $90 per foot. Plug-in drivers cost $60 to $120. Maximum spans from 25 feet to 40 feet. For information and retailers visit  or call 1-800-526-2588."

I can only imagine the uses for this new product!  In our older homes that are not blessed with a lot of natural light, this product could be especially valuable!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Here We Come A-Caroling" on Horseback in Hollywood Park, Texas!

Thanks to the Alamo Arabian Youth Club for sharing their beautiful horses and their wonderful Christmas carols!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Trail Ride and Caroling Comes to Hollywood Park

The Holiday Trail Ride and Caroling are coming to Hollywood Park!  This Saturday, Dec. 19 from 2 to 5 pm, the Alamo Arabian Horse Association Youth Club will visit Hollywood Park on horseback with flatbed trailers .  They will begin and end their ride at the ballpark, near the Sequoia / Mecca / and El Cerrito intersections, and plan to ride and carol through the streets of Hollywood Park from 2 to 4 pm.  At the end of the ride, the neighborhood kids can pet the horses, take pictures, and perhaps be lucky enough to visit with Santa!  The Hollywood Park HOA will be providing refreshments from 4 to 5pm. 
Here's hoping this will become an annual event in Hollywood Park!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hollywood Park Santa Party a Great Success!

Last night's Santa Party for neighborhood kids in Hollywood Park was great fun!  The HP Fire Department was present with their shiny red fire engine that brought Santa down to the Voigt Center.  There were crafts for the kids to do, a chance for the kids to sit on Santa's lap and smile for Mom & Dad's camera, and tasty snacks for everyone!  Congrats to neighborhood volunteers for a job well done!

Bagel Factory
A special thanks to our new neighborhood Bagel Factory for donating, and serving many of their tasty bagels.  The chocolate chip bagels were a hit with the kids.  The Bagel Factory features NY style bagels made from scratch, as well as breads, breakfast & lunch sandwiches, muffins, scones, cookies and brownies.  You can find the Bagel Factory at 15909 San Pedro, where the old Donuts, Etc. was located.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Looking for a Home in Hollywood Park?

Looking for a home in Hollywood Park?  There's a little bit of everything available to you right now.  There are 30 homes on the market currently, and like any small town, the homes can be big, can be small, can be in a great location, can be in a not so great location, and the prices can vary tremendously accordingly.

The smallest home on the market right now is a three bedroom home with 1326 square feet, while the largest home for sale right now is a four bedroom home with 5545 square feet.  The newest home on the market was built in 2005, while the oldest home for sale right now was built in 1950, about when the township was formed.  Lot sizes on the active homes range from .15 and .16 on the newer garden homes to 1 full acre on the older existing homes.  The Hollywood Park homes have been on the market from 3 days to 645 days.

So what's selling?  There have been 40 closed sales in 2009, and there are 4 additional homes under contract.  Of those sold properties, prices have ranged from $158,000 to $500,000.  Dollars per square foot have ranged from about $65 to about $155, again demonstrating the wide variety of homes available in Hollywood Park. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Newest Listing in the Park - 420 Fleetwood - $199,900

The newest listing in Hollywood Park is at 420 Fleetwood.  This home is on a .45 acre corner lot, and has three bedrooms, two baths and a two car garage.  It's built in 1973, and is very open on the inside.  The living, dining, family room and breakfast area are all tiled, and feature lots of light. 

Living / Dining areas

Split bedrooms
The master bedroom is split, meaning it is on the opposite side of the living / dining areas from the kids' bedrooms.  The master has outside access to the back yard, and a nicely updated master bath.

The garage is a side-entry garage, and has a storage room attached, and there's a fenced dog run, and large patio.  Bexar Appraisal District shows 1678 square feet. 

If you're looking to move into Hollywood Park and not pay more than $200,000, take advantage of this sales price!   The seller is ready to move!