San Antonio may now be the seventh largest city in the United States, but its strong Southwest and Mexican ambiance, combined with incomparable luxury and the traditional friendliness of Texans, make it one of the most interesting places in the nation to live.
The flags of five nations have flown over this historic city: Spain (1519-1685 and 1690-1821); France (1685-1690); Mexico (1821-1836); Texas as a Republic (1836-1845); Texas in the Confederacy (1861-1865), and Texas in the US (1845-1861 and 1865-present).
A strong sense of this rich, colorful and never-boring history pervades every aspect of life in San Antonio, from the historic sites (such as the incomparable Alamo) to its ancient and still deeply religious missions, to festivals and fetes too numerous to mention. Always there is that overwhelming sense of humor, such as in the Battle of Flowers where women throw flowers at each other in mock memory of the many fights that took place in the area.
Perhaps nowhere in the nation has the enterprising citizenry been more successful than on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Once an eyesore, the river that courses through the inner city is now a pure delight that draws not only tourists from across the globe, but regularly its own residents who appreciate the ambiance and fun that pervades every watery turn.
The Kuper real estate family has been a integral part of this historical journey. So small wonder that Kuper Southeby’s International Realty has risen to the pinnacle of the San Antonio’s luxury real estate market. Award-after-award have reinforced this top rating as Kuper realtors are as enthusiastic about community involvement as they are about San Antonio’s exploding real estate market and economy.
A university-rich city, San Antonio has prided itself on being “culturally-diverse.” In doing so, it has developed an extensive list of businesses, organizations, museums and projects recognized internationally for expertise and excellence. Perhaps the city is best known for its incredible cuisine, the result no doubt of satisfying the demands of both the generations of highly successful families and the wealthy, successful “newcomers” who have arrived over the most recent centuries.
Luxury residential real estate has expanded along with outstanding entertainment, including sports venues, including golf courses, that draw the rich and famous. Of course the San Antonio Spurs basketball team members live here. Others who have, or do, call the San Antonio area home include Lara Flynn Boyle, Jackie Earle Haley, Bruce Mcgill, Henry Thomas, John Schneider, Malik Rose, Johnny Bush, Vicki Carr, Holly Dunn, Emily Robison, Heloise, Shelly Duvall, Jared Padalecki and Madeline Stowe.
San Antonio is the gateway to the famed Texas Hill Country . . . the “Heart of Texas.” Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty’s expertise ranges all over this region, often nicknamed “Texas’s backyard playground.” Spectacular lakes, amazing vistas, rolling hills and “drop-off” valleys, just a short drive from San Antonio, offer places to hike, hunt, swim, camp or just “chill out.”
It is, as Kuper realtors point out, a “state of mind” that you can call home whether your preference is for luxury city living or farm and ranch or the full range of residential possibilities in-between!
San Antonio Realtor Kathy Ripps has dedicated much of her life to giving compassionate, dedicated care to her clients. With a background as a professional counselor and years of experience in real estate investing and property management, Kathy made a natural transition to a real estate agent and luxury home specialist offering dedication and understanding to every transaction.
With a Master’s in both Education and Counseling Psychology, Kathy spent 31 years working in the San Antonio school system first as a special education teacher and then as a counselor for middle and high school students. This extensive background has given her a strong ability to understand and relate to the needs of others, allowing her to truly recognize the significant impact buying or selling a home can have on a person’s life.
Her people skills are coupled with a keen business and marketing sense which she built on through many years of helping her husband with his personal investment business. Kathy enjoys now helping others to navigate through the process with ease.
Kathy dedicates herself to personal growth in both life and business and takes pride in being a part of all aspects of San Antonio’s diverse community. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, Alamo Heights Chamber, National Association of Women Business Owners, Alamo Heights Retired School Personnel, Los Amigos Ski and Travel Club, SABOR Community Outreach Committee. She also strongly supports organizations and charities to include: SA2020, Impact SA, Lymphoma, Kindness Daily, her church, and scholarships through the High School Mentorship Program. Kathy and her husband fully support the Arts in San Antonio, as well. They were founding members of the San Antonio Opera and continue to support the museums and theatre.
San Antonio’s growth and development inspire Kathy and she hopes, as your Realtor, she can help you find that same inspiration. She conducts all business with integrity, honesty, and transparency.
Kathy feels that working with past and current soldiers is such an honor and one of the highlights of her career. She has worked with the Military for quite some time and has extensive family that has served! She previously served as a Counselor at Ft Sam Houston for 5 years. Her mother’s seven brothers all served in WWII and covered all branches, as well as having a father-in-law that is retired Air Force. She looks forward to serving you and being your advocate in your home-buying experience!