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Elm Creek

November | December 2013

Your Elm Creek Real Estate Specialist Real Estate Activity In Elm Creek

Knowledge Results Actions Rising Above over words

over promises

over stagnation the status quo

Cell: 210.710.8327 jdym@kw.com www.JoshDym.com 10 Dominion Drive • San Antonio, TX 78257

4TH GENERATION OF SAN ANTONIO REAL ESTATE EXPERTISE If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Address

Sq. Ft.

Days on Market

List Price

Price per Sq. Ft.

CURRENTLY FOR SALE 1 Westelm Garden 12526 Elm Country Lane 3727 Morgans Creek 3915 Morgans Creek 11823 Elmscourt 3102 Old Elm Way 2102 Elm Vista 11827 Elmscourt 11506 Elm Bluff 3400 Elm Hollow Street 40 Westelm Circle 3914 Iron Mill Lane 11663 Elm Ridge Road 1911 Elm Creek Road 12730 Hunters Chase Street 48 Westelm Circle 12435 Winding Br

2,802 4,382 3,302 3,681 3,192 5,034 3,513 3,575 4,910 3,427 4,150 6,373 5,970 3,231 7,245 5,247 5,111

46 44 104 174 112 1 8 107 267 81 80 393 263 224 74 35 166

$389,900 $470,000 $477,000 $479,999 $499,000 $584,000 $597,000 $629,000 $695,000 $743,000 $785,000 $825,000 $825,000 $850,000 $867,700 $875,000 $949,000

$139.15 $107.25 $144.45 $130.39 $156.32 $116.01 $169.94 $175.94 $141.54 $216.80 $189.15 $129.45 $138.19 $263.07 $119.76 $166.76 $185.67

SALE PENDING 3726 Morgans Creek 11650 Elm Ridge

4,373 5,050

165 53

$599,999 $137.20 $1,100,000 $217.82

RECENTLY SOLD 117 Villa Jardin 2,042 244 $267,000 $130.75 8 Westelm Garden 2,396 163 $319,000 $133.13 8 Villa Jardin 2,027 66 $339,977 $167.72 12603 Morgans Ridge Street 4,200 285 $385,000 $91.66 3702 Hunters Point Street 3,109 20 $375,000 $120.61 3002 Old Elm Way 3,341 296 $379,900 $113.70 3718 Hunters Point Street 3,213 239 $399,000 $124.18 12526 Elm Country Lane 4,382 191 $425,000 $96.98 11602 Mill Rock Road 3,549 398 $399,000 $112.42 11831 Mill Rock Road 3,183 12 $399,995 $125.66 12506 Elm Manor Street 3,774 55 $555,000 $147.05 12610 Stonehenge Drive 4,600 95 $650,000 $141.30 3955 Morgans Creek 4,907 64 $675,000 $137.55

WANT YOUR PROPERTY TO BE OUR NEXT COVER HOME? Call Josh for the most effective marketing to sell your Elm Creek property. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

Holiday Traditions Creating A Season To Remember

Consumer Confidence Is Seasonal Spending An Indicator Of The Housing Market?

Fall In Love With

Boiler House Texas Grill’s Decadent Wild Bison Polpettes

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Exclusively Presented By Joshua C. Dym


In Good Taste

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Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden 210.354.4644 | BoilerHouseSA.com

N OVEMBER | DECEMBER 2013 The holidays are almost here! Why not make this the year you create winter memories that will last a lifetime? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa, holiday traditions will help you build family time that will be cherished for years to come. Here are a few festive ways to make this winter season one to remember. First, make your home magical. Whether it’s placing your tree or menorah in the same special spot year after year or creating an ornament theme that grows and grows each Christmas, building rituals into your holidays will make them truly unique. A few more decorating ideas to consider: Hang elegant stockings

WILD BISON POLPETTES WITH A HABANERO PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE WILD BISON INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs ground boar (30%fat) 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tbsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp granulated garlic 1 tbsp cumin, ground 1 tbsp coriander, ground 1/2 tbsp cayenne

1/2 tbsp onion powder 1 1/2 tbsp salt 1/4 c paprika 3 shallots, small dice 7 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 5 eggs

HABANERO PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp Canola oil 1/2 c brown sugar 1 whole sliced yellow onion 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp dry mustard 1 c ketchup 1 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 c Dijon 2 tbsp Valentina hot sauce 1 c pineapple juice 2 Habanero peppers 1/2 c charred fresh seeded and chopped 1/2 c whiskey pineapple Combine all the ingredients in a stock pot and simmer for approximately 2 hours. Puree with stick blender, check and adjust seasoning to taste. Mix all ingredients well together in a bowl and portion out to 1 oz balls. After meatballs are formed, sauté meatballs until golden brown. Top meatballs with BBQ sauce to coat. Cover pan and place in a 375 degree oven for 3 min. Remove pan from oven and stir meatballs, then return to oven for another 2 min. Remove pan from oven and plate meatballs and all sauce on to serving dish. Top meatballs with finely shredded Pecorino, chives and olive oil. Serve with warm grilled bread.

for Santa to fill, each embellished with your children’s names; get a second children’s Christmas tree that only the little ones can trim; don your staircase and mantle with evergreens and all-white candles; and don’t forget to hang mistletoe or a kissing ball for lovebirds who pay you a visit. The exterior of your home should not be forgotten either. Get into the holiday spirit by lighting up a few spectacular trees in your yard or highlighting some of the unique architectural aspects of your house. Each year, your family and neighbors will look forward to your light extravaganza. Need inspiration? Head to the zoo to see its dazzling display of holiday lights. Looking for a way to appreciate all the holiday lights in your own neighborhood? Try the old tradition of caroling from house to house. Gather your friends and family, pass out some festive sheet music, and don’t forget your holiday cheer. Best part about caroling? You can make it a White Christmas simply singing the song by Bing Crosby, even if the weather does not wish to participate. Finally, there’s no better place to build holiday traditions than in the kitchen. After all, nothing says the holidays better than warm

Happy Holiday Spending! In 2012, consumers spent 3% more on their holiday spending than the previous holiday season which resulted in over $579 billion in seasonal spending. Will the 2013 holiday season see a return of the Grinch or will consumer spending increase again?

US economy. Strong consumer confidence means that consumers feel that their standard of living is increasing. Confident consumers are more likely to spend more and make bigger purchases - such as a speedy car or new dream home.

Consumer Outlook

Retailer Outlook

“Consumer confidence” is an actual economic indicator which measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the state of the economy and their own personal financial situation. There are several “indexes” that provide a numeric measure of consumer confidence. The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is based on data from a monthly survey of 5,000 US households consisting of five questions addressing current economic conditions. The CCI dipped slightly in September, 2013 to 79.7 but this is a far cry from the 16-year low index of 57.2 in May, 2008. Overall, the CCI indicates that consumers are currently “positive” about the state of the

Baynote, a company that helps multi-channel retailers increase consumer engagement, predicts a strong holiday season for mobile, online and “brick and mortar” retailers. In their August holiday retailing report, Baynote predicted that 2013 holiday consumer spending could increase by as much as 11% over 2012. In their report, Baynote indicated that consumers can look forward to flash sales, free shipping and Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO) offers throughout the 2013 holiday season. There are only 25 days between the Friday after Thanksgiving (aka “Black Friday”) and Christmas this year, as compared to 32 days in 2012.

gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa. Make the winter holidays special for the little ones by making homemade holiday cookies and treats (maybe even start up an annual cookie swap for friends and neighbors). The kids or grandkids will really enjoy building a beautiful gingerbread house and will look forward to this event year after year. Create a photo album of your gingerbread houses through the years as a special memento. While you’re in the kitchen, why not plan a holiday dinner that every member of the family will look forward to year after year? Forego the normal roasts and casseroles and prepare your partner or child’s favorite meal instead, even if it’s a nontraditional choice. Voila … instant family tradition. And don’t forget to whip up a signature seasonal cup of cheer – think cranberries, cinnamon, and spice. Happy holidays!

Weekends are the busiest shopping days during that timeframe and there are only four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas versus five last year. As a result, one-third of retailers have said that they will begin holiday promotional offers as early as October. This means that neither retailers nor consumers can procrastinate during this year’s holiday shopping season. The historically popular apparel and accessories category are projected to increase sales by 2.8% compared to 2012. Also, sales in electronics and appliances are predicted to increase 2% compared to last year, with tablets and smartphones continuing to be wildly popular.

No Grinch To Be Found With the combination of strong consumer confidence and retailer’s positive outlook on holiday spending, there is no Grinch in sight for 2013. Although there are fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, consumers will still be able to take advantage of many promotional offers throughout the holiday shopping season in order to fill all those stockings hanging by the fireplace!

Gayla’s Gala Leon Springs Dance Hall | November 14 210.949.1212 | GaylasGala.org Together we will honor Gayla Leonard’s legacy while raising funds to change the lives of young children who are waiting for or have received an organ transplant. The night will be filled with cocktails and a buffet dinner accompanied by a live band for dancing. Silent and live auction items will be available throughout the evening. Proceeds will benefit Transplants for Children an organization whose mission is to empower families to master lifelong challenges of pediatric transplantation. Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Main Plaza | November 23 830.815.1040 | YMCASATX.org 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K & 10K presented by Mercedes-Benz of Boerne. “Run Hard, Give Thanks.” All proceeds will go towards our Y Partners Campaign to help strengthen our community. The YMCA is a cause driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Ford Fiesta de Las Luminaries River Walk | December 6-December 22 210.227.4262 | TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 luminaries. Warmly glowing candles in San-filled bags line the walkways. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The Nutcracker Lila Cockrell Theatre | December 20-22 210.226.1981 | ArtsSA.org Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is, by far, the most widely attended ballet in America. Prima Ballerinas Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko and Principal Dancers Yevgeni Anfinogenov and Andrey Prikhhodko will star in ARTS San Antonio’s presentation of the beloved classic. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Majestic Theatre | December 26-29 210.226.3333 | MajesticEmpire.com This musical is a record breaking Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes to small”, decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos of Whoville.


In Good Taste

Event Calendar

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden 210.354.4644 | BoilerHouseSA.com

N OVEMBER | DECEMBER 2013 The holidays are almost here! Why not make this the year you create winter memories that will last a lifetime? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa, holiday traditions will help you build family time that will be cherished for years to come. Here are a few festive ways to make this winter season one to remember. First, make your home magical. Whether it’s placing your tree or menorah in the same special spot year after year or creating an ornament theme that grows and grows each Christmas, building rituals into your holidays will make them truly unique. A few more decorating ideas to consider: Hang elegant stockings

WILD BISON POLPETTES WITH A HABANERO PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE WILD BISON INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs ground boar (30%fat) 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tbsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp granulated garlic 1 tbsp cumin, ground 1 tbsp coriander, ground 1/2 tbsp cayenne

1/2 tbsp onion powder 1 1/2 tbsp salt 1/4 c paprika 3 shallots, small dice 7 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 5 eggs

HABANERO PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp Canola oil 1/2 c brown sugar 1 whole sliced yellow onion 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp dry mustard 1 c ketchup 1 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 c Dijon 2 tbsp Valentina hot sauce 1 c pineapple juice 2 Habanero peppers 1/2 c charred fresh seeded and chopped 1/2 c whiskey pineapple Combine all the ingredients in a stock pot and simmer for approximately 2 hours. Puree with stick blender, check and adjust seasoning to taste. Mix all ingredients well together in a bowl and portion out to 1 oz balls. After meatballs are formed, sauté meatballs until golden brown. Top meatballs with BBQ sauce to coat. Cover pan and place in a 375 degree oven for 3 min. Remove pan from oven and stir meatballs, then return to oven for another 2 min. Remove pan from oven and plate meatballs and all sauce on to serving dish. Top meatballs with finely shredded Pecorino, chives and olive oil. Serve with warm grilled bread.

for Santa to fill, each embellished with your children’s names; get a second children’s Christmas tree that only the little ones can trim; don your staircase and mantle with evergreens and all-white candles; and don’t forget to hang mistletoe or a kissing ball for lovebirds who pay you a visit. The exterior of your home should not be forgotten either. Get into the holiday spirit by lighting up a few spectacular trees in your yard or highlighting some of the unique architectural aspects of your house. Each year, your family and neighbors will look forward to your light extravaganza. Need inspiration? Head to the zoo to see its dazzling display of holiday lights. Looking for a way to appreciate all the holiday lights in your own neighborhood? Try the old tradition of caroling from house to house. Gather your friends and family, pass out some festive sheet music, and don’t forget your holiday cheer. Best part about caroling? You can make it a White Christmas simply singing the song by Bing Crosby, even if the weather does not wish to participate. Finally, there’s no better place to build holiday traditions than in the kitchen. After all, nothing says the holidays better than warm

Happy Holiday Spending! In 2012, consumers spent 3% more on their holiday spending than the previous holiday season which resulted in over $579 billion in seasonal spending. Will the 2013 holiday season see a return of the Grinch or will consumer spending increase again?

US economy. Strong consumer confidence means that consumers feel that their standard of living is increasing. Confident consumers are more likely to spend more and make bigger purchases - such as a speedy car or new dream home.

Consumer Outlook

Retailer Outlook

“Consumer confidence” is an actual economic indicator which measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the state of the economy and their own personal financial situation. There are several “indexes” that provide a numeric measure of consumer confidence. The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is based on data from a monthly survey of 5,000 US households consisting of five questions addressing current economic conditions. The CCI dipped slightly in September, 2013 to 79.7 but this is a far cry from the 16-year low index of 57.2 in May, 2008. Overall, the CCI indicates that consumers are currently “positive” about the state of the

Baynote, a company that helps multi-channel retailers increase consumer engagement, predicts a strong holiday season for mobile, online and “brick and mortar” retailers. In their August holiday retailing report, Baynote predicted that 2013 holiday consumer spending could increase by as much as 11% over 2012. In their report, Baynote indicated that consumers can look forward to flash sales, free shipping and Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO) offers throughout the 2013 holiday season. There are only 25 days between the Friday after Thanksgiving (aka “Black Friday”) and Christmas this year, as compared to 32 days in 2012.

gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa. Make the winter holidays special for the little ones by making homemade holiday cookies and treats (maybe even start up an annual cookie swap for friends and neighbors). The kids or grandkids will really enjoy building a beautiful gingerbread house and will look forward to this event year after year. Create a photo album of your gingerbread houses through the years as a special memento. While you’re in the kitchen, why not plan a holiday dinner that every member of the family will look forward to year after year? Forego the normal roasts and casseroles and prepare your partner or child’s favorite meal instead, even if it’s a nontraditional choice. Voila … instant family tradition. And don’t forget to whip up a signature seasonal cup of cheer – think cranberries, cinnamon, and spice. Happy holidays!

Weekends are the busiest shopping days during that timeframe and there are only four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas versus five last year. As a result, one-third of retailers have said that they will begin holiday promotional offers as early as October. This means that neither retailers nor consumers can procrastinate during this year’s holiday shopping season. The historically popular apparel and accessories category are projected to increase sales by 2.8% compared to 2012. Also, sales in electronics and appliances are predicted to increase 2% compared to last year, with tablets and smartphones continuing to be wildly popular.

No Grinch To Be Found With the combination of strong consumer confidence and retailer’s positive outlook on holiday spending, there is no Grinch in sight for 2013. Although there are fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, consumers will still be able to take advantage of many promotional offers throughout the holiday shopping season in order to fill all those stockings hanging by the fireplace!

Gayla’s Gala Leon Springs Dance Hall | November 14 210.949.1212 | GaylasGala.org Together we will honor Gayla Leonard’s legacy while raising funds to change the lives of young children who are waiting for or have received an organ transplant. The night will be filled with cocktails and a buffet dinner accompanied by a live band for dancing. Silent and live auction items will be available throughout the evening. Proceeds will benefit Transplants for Children an organization whose mission is to empower families to master lifelong challenges of pediatric transplantation. Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Main Plaza | November 23 830.815.1040 | YMCASATX.org 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K & 10K presented by Mercedes-Benz of Boerne. “Run Hard, Give Thanks.” All proceeds will go towards our Y Partners Campaign to help strengthen our community. The YMCA is a cause driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Ford Fiesta de Las Luminaries River Walk | December 6-December 22 210.227.4262 | TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 luminaries. Warmly glowing candles in San-filled bags line the walkways. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The Nutcracker Lila Cockrell Theatre | December 20-22 210.226.1981 | ArtsSA.org Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is, by far, the most widely attended ballet in America. Prima Ballerinas Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko and Principal Dancers Yevgeni Anfinogenov and Andrey Prikhhodko will star in ARTS San Antonio’s presentation of the beloved classic. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Majestic Theatre | December 26-29 210.226.3333 | MajesticEmpire.com This musical is a record breaking Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes to small”, decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos of Whoville.


Elm Creek

November | December 2013

Your Elm Creek Real Estate Specialist Real Estate Activity In Elm Creek

Knowledge Results Actions Rising Above over words

over promises

over stagnation the status quo

Cell: 210.710.8327 jdym@kw.com www.JoshDym.com 10 Dominion Drive • San Antonio, TX 78257

4TH GENERATION OF SAN ANTONIO REAL ESTATE EXPERTISE If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Address

Sq. Ft.

Days on Market

List Price

Price per Sq. Ft.

CURRENTLY FOR SALE 1 Westelm Garden 12526 Elm Country Lane 3727 Morgans Creek 3915 Morgans Creek 11823 Elmscourt 3102 Old Elm Way 2102 Elm Vista 11827 Elmscourt 11506 Elm Bluff 3400 Elm Hollow Street 40 Westelm Circle 3914 Iron Mill Lane 11663 Elm Ridge Road 1911 Elm Creek Road 12730 Hunters Chase Street 48 Westelm Circle 12435 Winding Br

2,802 4,382 3,302 3,681 3,192 5,034 3,513 3,575 4,910 3,427 4,150 6,373 5,970 3,231 7,245 5,247 5,111

46 44 104 174 112 1 8 107 267 81 80 393 263 224 74 35 166

$389,900 $470,000 $477,000 $479,999 $499,000 $584,000 $597,000 $629,000 $695,000 $743,000 $785,000 $825,000 $825,000 $850,000 $867,700 $875,000 $949,000

$139.15 $107.25 $144.45 $130.39 $156.32 $116.01 $169.94 $175.94 $141.54 $216.80 $189.15 $129.45 $138.19 $263.07 $119.76 $166.76 $185.67

SALE PENDING 3726 Morgans Creek 11650 Elm Ridge

4,373 5,050

165 53

$599,999 $137.20 $1,100,000 $217.82

RECENTLY SOLD 117 Villa Jardin 2,042 244 $267,000 $130.75 8 Westelm Garden 2,396 163 $319,000 $133.13 8 Villa Jardin 2,027 66 $339,977 $167.72 12603 Morgans Ridge Street 4,200 285 $385,000 $91.66 3702 Hunters Point Street 3,109 20 $375,000 $120.61 3002 Old Elm Way 3,341 296 $379,900 $113.70 3718 Hunters Point Street 3,213 239 $399,000 $124.18 12526 Elm Country Lane 4,382 191 $425,000 $96.98 11602 Mill Rock Road 3,549 398 $399,000 $112.42 11831 Mill Rock Road 3,183 12 $399,995 $125.66 12506 Elm Manor Street 3,774 55 $555,000 $147.05 12610 Stonehenge Drive 4,600 95 $650,000 $141.30 3955 Morgans Creek 4,907 64 $675,000 $137.55

WANT YOUR PROPERTY TO BE OUR NEXT COVER HOME? Call Josh for the most effective marketing to sell your Elm Creek property. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

Holiday Traditions Creating A Season To Remember

Consumer Confidence Is Seasonal Spending An Indicator Of The Housing Market?

Fall In Love With

Boiler House Texas Grill’s Decadent Wild Bison Polpettes

Cover Home

Exclusively Presented By Joshua C. Dym

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