Central Texas & Hill Country - Bandera, Pipe Creek, Lakehills, Helotes, Kerrville, Boerne, etc TX Properties for Sale by Andrea McGilvray Broker/Realtor
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Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Seguin, TX.

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Andrea McGilvray made an effort beyond the call of duty to help us find our perfect home. My wife and I were living in Corpus Cristi, Tx, and made a move to the San Antonio, Tx area. We knew very little about the area, but Andrea took care of that. We started the search in "her" service area, but we soon decided we wanted to be in an area totally on the other side of the city. She started taking us to the other side of San Antonio, and gave up almost every weekend to do so. She considered all our needs when choosing our houses to tour, and we were able to do many houses in a day. She was never impatient, nor did she complain or said a negative word, she is truly a professional. I am a retired "finish" carpenter, and my wife is an RN case manager. I am overly "picky" on homes quality. When it came to finding the imperfections with houses though, Andrea was as "picky" as I. When it came to finding potential problems, she really knew her stuff. She was observant and honest about each and every home, so we went through many homes to find the perfect one for us. Good or bad, she was always honest about everything. We would recommend Andrea to anyone who is interested in any type of real estate dealings. She is meticulous, observant, and honest. Andrea is still invited to dinner at our house any time, even though we wound up an hour and a half away.

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Sold a home in 1996.

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My wife and I owned a 4 bedroom/2bath home on a ranch near Regan Wells, Texas in the Hill Country with Frio River access. It was located nearly one hour from Uvalde and 45 minutes from Leakey. That is off Hy 83 on Farm Road 51. We decided to move near San Antonio closer to shopping and health care. I contacted Andrea McGilvray and she listed it. I thought it would be hard and slow to sell. I was wrong. Andrea had a contract in less than three months and it closed soon after that. She got us more that I had expected and we made a nice profit. We had lived there for six years and saw properties sit for 8 months to over a year. Andrea found a buyer in San Antonio and had to sell their home before they could purchase our home.She accompoliched all this in the fime frame refered to above. All our neignbors were amaized.

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Posted by user6165940 on 10/01/2012


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Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 in Bandera, TX.

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She sold a 4-plex for us when no one else could. Lots of work on her part. She contacted us often and worked effectively with the other agent. I will definitely use her again in the future. Thanks, Andrea.
Dr. G

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Posted by user7478924 on 09/28/2012


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Showed home in 2012 in Bandera, TX.

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I was in the market for acreage in the Bandera, TX / extended Hill Country area. Obviously, I needed a real estate agent that knew what properties were available and which ones met my requirements. Andrea from Cowboy Capital worked tirelessly to pinpoint these properties. She then spent hours showing the properties to myself and family. Her best traits were her ability to listen and let the property sell itself. She was EXTREMELY knowledgable of all apsects of the property and region. In the end, she found the perfect property for us. I can't say enough good things about Andrea and Cowboy Capital Realty.

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Posted by user721102 on 09/27/2012


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Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Kerrville, TX.

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Coming from 1000 miles, more than once, with different persons each time, Andrea was patient and picked us up at the hotel and drove to many different locations and two towns. She showed us listings of our choosing and suggested others that she felt matched our needs. This process took over a year until we found a house that was suitable to our needs. She negotiated the paper and legal aspects in a timely manner. I would not hsitate to recommend her to anyone asking abt a competent realtor. Tnx, Andrea

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Sold a home in 2009.

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very positive. i would use her again or recommend her in a heartbeat. anyone that gets her for their realtor will be very fortunate.

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Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 in Bandera, TX.

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My partner and I had a rental property on the market with a number of realtors over a 3 year period with no results. We finally listed the property with Andrea and though it took a while because of the condition of the property and the state of the market she was able to get a price for the property that was suitable for us. It was very enjoyable working with Andrea because she communicated very well and gave sound advice during the negotiations.

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Ken Patranella, Client, Seller
Andrea was an excellent choice in selecting an agent to sell our property. She continued to keep us informed and provided many helpful ideas in making the process a success. She was persistent and hard working in marketing our property inh a "tough" market. Thanks to her expertise and hard work we were successful in achieving our goals. We would recommend her without reservation.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012

K. Di Marco, Client, Seller
Andrea has worked hard and is always looking out for the best interest of her client. She goes above and beyond to help sell the property especially constantly inspecting the property for any problems that may arise. Sincerely, Karie DiMarco
Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Milt Kramer, Client, Seller
Andrea listed my property in a difficult market and continued to do the work required to keep marketing the property. Eventually her work paid off and the property was sold. I'd recommend her.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Monica, Client, Buyer
Andrea Mcgilvray was a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgable in her field. We felt very comfortable with her and trusted that she had the best interest for us. She showed genuine customer service. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and if we needed to buy or sell again, we would be happy to work with her again.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012

Debra Doonan, Client, Seller
In a difficult market, Andrea McGilvray worked diligently to sell my property. Thanks, Andrea.

Fri, Jun 22, 2012

Donette Backlund, Client, Buyer
I am happy to highly recommend Andrea to anyone looking to do business in realty. Our experience in working with her was superb. We were, I'm afraid, very particular buyers looking for just the right property. Living in another state it took us 2 years to find it. Andrea was very kind and patient and ever so helpful. She watched out for us and took enough interest in us to get to know us well enough to know when that "perfect" property popped up to act fast. We are so happy with our find and the service and friendship that Andrea showed to us. An rare and honest find in business today. I highly recommend her to anyone !
Fri, Jun 22, 2012

Norbert Lyssy, Client, Seller
Andrea did a spectacular job of selling my business property, very professional, very through, with amazing attention to details. I recommend Andrea VERY HIGHLY. Could not be more pleased!
Fri, Jun 22, 2012

vette girl, Client, Seller
Andrea was just wonderful to work with! She is very knowledgable and was always right on top of things. It was easy to reach her by phone or e-mail. She kept my listing updated and kept me informed. In a difficult real estate market, she showed my property often and kept working until it was sold. I highly recommend her!

Bandera is a beautiful county filled with hills, rivers, and small towns. It is well known as one of the favorite places and is special in many hearts of Texans. With the location being in the much visited Texas Hill Country and is less than an hour from San Antonio, Bandera reminds us of a time when horse and cowboys played. You will still see horses at the local taverns and all along the main street. The friendliness of the local people along with the quaint shops that line the town make this a special place. The Medina River runs alongside Bandera. In the summer months it has many people fishing and swimming at the public park. The public park has many special events including River Fest and many BBQ's cook off’s.

There are many Dude Ranches that cater to the visitor, so get a horse and go for a ride! At local Saloons and bars and,  11th street and Arkey Blues are the most well known. There is always live music to dance to and cool drinks!

Bandera calls itself the "Cowboy Capital of the World." The Frontier Times Museum, founded by J. Marvin Hunter and named for Hunter's Frontier Times magazine, is located in Bandera across from the First Baptist Church. Bandera also attracts a large biker culture that loves to ride the 3 sisters and the Devils wishbone (Vanderpool to Campwood 337, north on 335 to 41 and south 336 back to Leakey) FM337,FM 336,FM 335).

Bandera was founded by Roman Catholic immigrants from Poland. St. Stanislaus Catholic Church which was built by those immigrant. This church is one of the oldest in Texas. Many of the residents are descended from those original Polish immigrants.

There are many stories regarding the origin of the name "Bandera". One says that back in the 19th century, a flag was placed at the top of a path that came to be called "Bandera Pass" due to "Bandera" being the Spanish word for "flag".

Bandera has a number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including the County Courthouse and Jail.

Geography

Bandera is located at 29°43'33?N 99°4'30?W? / ?29.72583°N 99.075°W? / 29.72583; -99.075 (29.725804, -99.074964)[4]. This is 40 miles (64 km) northwest of San Antonio, on the Medina River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city comprises a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Bandera has been one  of the fastest growing counties in the hill country.  As of 2009 the county has 20,560 residents.

Geography:

Bandera County, Texas

Value: 

26 Persons/Sq Mile

 

(County = 20,560 persons)

(Texas: Value: 95 Persons/Sq Mile )

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.71

(X)

2.61

+/-0.14

Average family size

3.29

(X)

3.20

+/-0.23

   

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Population 25 years and over

13,833

 

 

+/-514

High school graduate or higher

(X)

88.6

84.5%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

25.3

27.4%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

2,583

16.5

10.1%

+/-475

With a Disability

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Foreign born

501

2.5

12.5%

+/-208

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

4,610

57.0

52.2%

+/-477

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

4,633

55.7

48.2%

+/-625

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

N

N

19.6%

N

Household population

19,794

 

 

+/-369

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

N

N

65.2%

N

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

26.6

(X)

25.3

+/-3.0

Median household income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

43,093

(X)

52,175

+/-5,754

 

Median family income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

49,359

(X)

63,211

+/-4,528

 

Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

22,949

(X)

27,466

+/-2,604

 

Families below poverty level

(X)

17.0

9.6%

(X)

 

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

18.8

13.2%

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

 

Total housing units

10,017

 

 

+/-143

Occupied housing units

7,300

72.9

88.0%

+/-423

Owner-occupied housing units

5,692

78.0

67.1%

+/-484

Renter-occupied housing units

1,608

22.0

32.9%

+/-344

Vacant housing units

2,717

27.1

12.0%

+/-371

           

Owner-occupied homes

5,692

 

 

+/-484

Median value (dollars)

142,000

(X)

192,400

+/-16,932

Median of selected monthly owner costs

 

 

 

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,247

(X)

1,508

+/-102

Not mortgaged (dollars)

381

(X)

425

+/-47

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACS Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

20,019

 

 

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Male

9,986

49.9

49.3%

+/-179

Female

10,033

50.1

50.7%

+/-179

Median age (years)

41.9

(X)

36.7

+/-2.3

Under 5 years

1,042

5.2

6.9%

+/-110

18 years and over

15,640

78.1

75.5%

+/-81

65 years and over

3,443

17.2

12.6%

+/-130

         

One race

19,742

98.6

97.8%

+/-128

White

19,030

95.1

74.3%

+/-366

Black or African American

130

0.6

12.3%

+/-73

American Indian and Alaska Native

90

0.4

0.8%

+/-135

Asian

77

0.4

4.4%

+/-65

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0

0.1%

+/-165

Some other race

415

2.1

5.8%

+/-366

Two or more races

277

1.4

2.2%

+/-128

           
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

3,314

16.6

15.1%

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.

 Education

Bandera is served by the Bandera Independent School District.

Real Estate

The local Real Estate market has not turned out as bad as many places. People still want to move to the hill country. Ranches, small and larger lots to beautiful homes in subdivisions such as Bridlegate, Flying L or Bandera River Ranch are all available. There are forclosures in the hill country so if we can be of service to help you see or make a offer on these, please contact us! IF you would like to sell your property in a "short sale' (sale short of the mortgage amount - upside down money owed) we do have experience in this field and are ready to help!



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