Share Hollywood Park Homes: January 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hollywood Park HOA Tamalada and Board Election

Last Saturday, at noon, was the neighborhood tamalada put on by the Hollywood Park HOA.  About 70 residents were in attendance, and enjoyed a wonderful Mexican tamale dinner catered by Habaneros Grill. 

The 2010 board for the Homeowner's Association was elected and everyone enjoyed visiting with new and old acquaintances.  The tamalada is an annual event to welcome residents who have moved into the Park during the last year.

The tamalada was a great event to welcome 2010 with many other family oriented activities to come.  Thanks to the HOA board and volunteers who make all the activities possible.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

So it's cold outside, and everything's frozen from the recent low temps.  Can't work outside in the garden, so what can you be doing in your home this winter to get it in tip top shape?  State Farm Insurance has a list of tips for that honey-do list!
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts.
  • Store firewood at least 30 feet away from your home.

  • Clean the clothers dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer.
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles.
  • Test all GFCI outlets.
Use your time wisely... it will be Spring in Hollywod Park before we know it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hollywood Park Tamalada is On the Way!

The Hollywood Park Tamalada is coming soon!  Each year the neighborhood Homeowner's Association hosts a tamalada, or Mexican dinner, to welcome residents who have moved into the neighborhood the previous 12 months. 

This year's tamalada will take place Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 12 Noon at the Voigt Center at 701 El Portal.  All HOA members are welcome as well as any residents new to the neighborhood.  An HOA meeting will follow and new board members will be elected.

Come celebrate with us and enjoy a great Mexican dinner with your neighbors.  See you there!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Landscape Lighting is Not Just For Christmas!

The Christmas lights are mostly gone, packed away in the garages and attics in Hollywood Park.  It was a beautiful show this year, with lots of blow up characters, and the new LED brightly colored lights.  I think our relatively mild fall allowed more residents the time to comfortably get outside to put up the displays.

Now that Christmas has come and gone, our yards could still use a little enlightening!  Landscape lighting is becoming a more common investment by homeowners, whether the do-it-yourself installations, or by hiring a landscape architect to "do" the yard.  We are not blessed with lots of streetlights, so many areas of our streets are extremely dark at night, and the landscape lighting you put in your yard can be a very effective way to make your home stand out. 

Want more info on landscape lighting?  There's an excellent article at  It tells you how to make your yard "light years ahead of others"!  Also, if you decide to get a quote on professional lighting, try Elite Lighting Designs.  You can reach them at 573-0594 or check them out on the web:  Shawn George is a former client of ours and would be glad to give you a free estimate.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Home Sales in Hollywood Park in San Antonio, Tx

So how were the sales in Hollywood Park in 2009?
The year 2009 was an average year for home sales in Hollywood Park.  There were 44 closed sales in the Park in '09, which was an increase over 2008, but not on the pace set from 2001 to 2007.  Sales ranged from $158,000 for a 1935 square foot three bedroom home built in 1967 to $500,000 for a 3703 square foot four bedroom four bath home with recent major renovations.  Homes were on the market an average of 106 days, mostly due to the slower market and abundance of available homes.
And how does it look for 2010 in Hollywood Park? 
As we begin the new year, there are 27 homes on the market and only 4 that are under contract.  So the buyer's market continues in Hollywood Park, at least for now.  Available homes range from $185,000 for a small 3 bedroom ranch style home to $789,900 for a stylish 5545 square foot home with canyon views. 

Are you looking for a home in Hollywood Park in San Antonio, Tx?  Give us a call and we'll help you find just the right property!