San Antonio, TX Real Estate News

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
For many San Antonio homeowners, creating an energy efficient home is a dream come true. Still, many are often assume that getting the job done will require lots of time and money. But energy upgrades are just that—lifelong investments that ultimately improve the value and carbon footprint of your home. In fact, the EPA estimates that the largest percentage of emissions each year are a result of general electricity use—not just in residential and commercial buildings. Besides simply cutting back on everyday electricity use, many San Antonians are making even bigger eco-friendly home updates to help curb energy use across the board. Here are three green home investments San Antonio homeowners are already investing in today.  Going Solar Replacing your regular power with solar panels in S...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Why Buy a Garden Patio Home? There are several reasons why you may want to consider buying a luxury garden patio home over purchasing a condo or living in an apartment. Besides wanting a single level home with all those nice luxury features, many folks just want to move into these type of homes because they want an HOA to take care of the maintenance and landscaping on the exterior. Yes, the HOA usually covers all the exterior maintenance, and even the common areas. As a second or vacation home, these luxury garden patio homes are some of the best properties to be found in San Antonio. Some of them are located near golf courses, canyons and nature parks, and just a short distance to downtown San Antonio to the River Walk, and outer lying wildlife ranches that so many people love to visi...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
7010 Glen Cliff -78239 Has (Had) Investment Potential 7010 Glen Cliff in San Antonio has investment potential. If one is willing to invest sweat equity, general contracting experience, and cash to update some of the rooms, this seems a good candidate for a flip or a handyman update. (Now Sold effective December 19, 2017)This is the living room. It is two-story home built in 1978 with almost 2,000 square feet. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms. New flooring in this room.New flooring in the family room too. Cozy room with a fireplace and nice view of the backyard.Galley kitchen is an area that has not been updated. You should plan on new counters, and cabinets. Another area for updating is the vintage master bathroom. The master bedroom is on the lower level. This is a cul-de-sac lot, very ...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Are you looking for someone to manage your rental properties in San Antonio?  Finding the best property management company is a great task. After all, you’re looking for people who will take care of your hard-earned investments whether these are homes, apartments, mobile home parks, stores, industrial properties, offices, and storage facilities.  The real estate market has dozens of property management companies who may look very similar and have the same things to offer but there will always be exceptional ones when it comes to providing you with the best service.  Here are the hottest tips that will help you make a smart decision in choosing the best property management company that clearly matches your investment goals.  Never underestimate the power of verifying! 1. Ask for referral...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
9438 Wolf Point in San Antonio 78251 For Sale A three bedroom, two-bathroom, one-story ranch home built by Pulte in 2004 is now available for sale. (Closed and funded December 28, 2017) Solid surface floors except for the bedrooms. Open floor plan, with kitchen being in the center of the action. The refrigerator will convey, at no additional cost to the buyer.Master bedroom contains a large screen TV that can remain. It's not a 4K version but it works. If you do not want it, the homeowner will remove it. How about this quiet little oasis in the back yard. The homeowner has transformed the yard in both the front and back with drought tolerant plants, planter boxes, and tiered beds. The deck is a nice place to sip your favorite beverage.This home is in the Brycewood subdivision and is ser...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Military life can be hard work. So when the work day is done at the end of the day,  it’s a nice break for the members in our military community – whether currently serving or veterans -- to head out on the town with family or friends to see a concert or catch a ball game. Events like this are a great way to spend much-needed quality time with family or re-integrate after a deployment.Unfortunately, tickets to these events aren’t cheap.That’s where Vet Tix comes in. Veteran Tickets Foundation, or Vet Tix, is a national nonprofit that supports the veteran and military community with free community-based event tickets ranging from concerts to professional sports games. It all started in 2008 when founder and CEO Mike Focareto noticed several empty seats around him at Super Bowl XLII in Ar...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Are you ready to buy a home in Texas? Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation(TSAHC) provides access to fixed-rate mortgage financing, down payment assistance grants and mortgage credit certificates for teachers, police officers, corrections officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, veterans and low and moderate-income households. Our home buyer programs are open to first-time home buyers, as well as repeat home buyers and existing homeowners. Watch the video for Homebuyers in Texas, and see if you can qualify for any of these programs by taking the quiz now.   Team up with a real estate professional who has worked with many First Time Home Buyers, Repeat Buyers, and Military Veterans in and around the San Antonio,  Texas area, and let's find the home that is right for you and your fa...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
There’s a growing demand for apartment rentals in San Antonio!  These are definitely brilliant times for landlords! With the increase in demand for apartments, rents are also projected to rise for a fifth straight year. Steady job growth is one of the many reasons why it has become possible for people to rent their own apartments.  With this, you need a streamlined process in collecting rent from your tenants. When they fall behind on their rent, it will become much more challenging to pay rent on time the following months.  What are the best practices of an effective property management company?  Make it auto debit. Have you heard of ACH? It means automated clearing house and it can make the lives of all property managers a lot easier. ACH means your tenants will need to sign a documen...
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By Jumbo Loan Center, Jumbo Loans - Purchase and Refinance
(Jumbo Loan Center)
Financing a higher end home typically means taking a jumbo loan instead of a conforming. Current conforming loan limits issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are currently $484,350 in Texas and should remain the same through 2020. Loan amounts above this limit in Bexar County are considered high balance or  “Jumbo.” Historically, most jumbo lenders ask for a 15 percent down payment and even 20%+ for higher loan amounts. When financing a jumbo purchase in San Antonio, there are some very competitive mortgage programs that don’t require such a large down payment.Consider a home listed at $715,000.  A 20 percent down payment would then be $143,000. Also, don’t forget the closing costs and tax impounds as well, which are typically another 3%. $143,000 is a lot of cash to be invested and some...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
How do you find home rentals fast in San Antonio?  Have you recently sold your home but have not bought a new one yet? Do you need to move across town to fulfill a dream job?  Finding a rental home in San Antonio may just be the wisest option that you have right now. Most of the time, it’s hard to find an apartment that you want especially if you’re new in the area and still trying to get the hang of the area. We’ve come up with some tips to make quick work of your search. You can expedite your search for your new place  Check your calendar dates. As long as you pass the financial and background checks, landlords can make adjustments if you would like to move mid month. Normally, landlords allow a 30-day notice for tenants who won’t renew their rents and all of them like filling an empt...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Be the proud owner of this beautiful San Antonio home for sale! This top-notch property features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living and dining areas, and more with 2,087 square feet of living space. This home is located in the highly sought-after Steubing Ranch subdivision and just minutes from Randolph Air Force Base, Stone Oak Medical Center, restaurants, and shopping. This San Antonio TX home has been well-maintained and updates can be seen all throughout. There is immaculate wide hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. There is also a spacious kitchen that comes with a walk-in pantry, a microwave oven, a stove, a disposal, a dishwasher, and an ice maker connection. The large master suite comes with  a garden tub, a separate shower, and a walk in closet. Outside, you will find a ...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Be the proud owner of this beautiful San Antonio home for sale! This top-notch property features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living and dining areas, and more with 2,087 square feet of living space. This home is located in the highly sought-after Steubing Ranch subdivision and just minutes from Randolph Air Force Base, Stone Oak Medical Center, restaurants, and shopping. This San Antonio TX home has been well-maintained and updates can be seen all throughout. There is immaculate wide hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. There is also a spacious kitchen that comes with a walk-in pantry, a microwave oven, a stove, a disposal, a dishwasher, and an ice maker connection. The large master suite comes with  a garden tub, a separate shower, and a walk in closet. Outside, you will find a ...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
What help can San Antonio Property Management give you?    If you have commercial or residential real estate investments and you need the expertise of people who can monitor your properties on a daily basis, you’ve come to the right page.  This article is all about the stewardship that San Antonio Property Management can offer. We oversee different types of properties and more!  Whether you have residential buildings, apartments for rent, mobile home parks, offices, stores, storage facilities and industrial properties, we cover everything.  We are equipped with marketing know-how to reach the right tenants. We also have the resources to weed out the possibility of unpleasant tenants. This only means that we are ready to help you minimize your vacancies and make sure it’s peak season all...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Local real estate conditions are changing and your Market Insider provides valuable, up-to-date information about the communities important to you. View critical information about what is happening now, so you can be a "Market Insider"! San Antonio is still very much a seller's market, and the inventory of available homes is still around 4 months, and days of market in many areas are less than 30 days. Median home sold prices are $218,000 and higher in some locations depending on the zip code or area. For example in 78249, the median listing price is at $241,000. Days on market in that area are 39 days, and the available listings are 126. Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay) can be very helpf...
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By Josh Weinland, Results that move you!
(Keller Williams- Heritage)
Exclusively Listed with Josh Weinland The Weinland Group of Keller Williams®- Heritage1322 Aylsbury St. San Antonio, TX 78216 MLS #1220319 | $369,900 | More Photos Here 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 4216 sqft | Built 1977 | North East ISD | Devonshire Entertainers dream! Minutes to 281, Wurzbach Parkway and the airport! Enjoy this large home in the quiet neighborhood of Devonshire with the large game room, family room and living room which both have a fireplace. Rustic kitchen with plenty of room for large family gatherings. On hot summer days, take a dip in your pool off the diving board or relax on the deck and entertain your friend with outdoor surround sound and built in benches and bar. On those quiet days, you can craft in the studio out back!
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
I saw this post by a fellow Active Rain Member, Jewel Johnson, who is a REALTOR® in the Houston area, but was not able to reblog, since it was a Members only post. Stop by Jewel's post at Staying Strong in Houston to show your support for our fellow agents, friends and neighbors in that area. "We are strong.  We are resilient.  We will rebuild.Southeast Texas, South Texas and Houstonians have been through a great ordeal these past few days.  Heart felt sympathy goes out to those who lost everything and can’t even begin to think about how to pick up the pieces.  I am receiving calls from family, friends, and business acquaintances.  All ask how they may assist.In the days, weeks, and months moving forward, families will need assistance with housing, food, clothing, diapers, plus more. Ma...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Now that you’ve decided to sell your San Antonio home, you are probably thinking of its possible price tag.Your home’s price is the most important decision you’ll make in home selling.  It is the one factor most buyers consider in taking your home off the market. It is the main factor that decides if your home will successfully sell or stay on the shelf for a long time.You can never underestimate the power of a good price. Pricing your home too high or too low will have repercussions.When you price your home too high, you’ll never sell it. Overpriced homes (even by only 10%) stay on the market longer since they are often ignored, being unable to offer the features and amenities that other homes in that price range have.Buyers these days are more discerning and technology oriented.They c...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
What’s a good property management?`A good property management firm can be one of your greatest assets, second only to the properties that they steward on your behalf. They can be the rod that holds you and your tenants together.The property manager makes important decisions on your behalf. That’s why you need to make sure you’re hiring the right people. We have come up with these questions to help you determine if you are in serious need of a property management’s assistance.The following questions are designed to help you determine if you should consider hiring a property manager.Signs you need to hire a San Antonio Property Management    Do you live near your property and how often can you visit it? You have to admit that if you have a rental apartment or other properties, you need re...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation(TSAHC) can help you become a homeowner today. TSAHC offers the Home Sweet Texas Home Loans and Homes for Texas Heroes Programs to help teachers, veterans, police officers, corrections officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and low to moderate income buyers purchase a home in Texas. These homebuyer programs are available to first time home buyers, as well as repeat home buyers and existing homebuyers.  There are two type of assistance programs available: Low Interest Rate Loans with Down Payment Assistance(DPA) Grants. 30-year fixed interest rate mortgage loan Several rate, loan and DPA options available DPA can be up to 5% of the loan amount DPA is a gift and never needs to be repaid.         Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC)    Get up to ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
42 Grants Lake Drive San Antonio, TX 78248 Beautiful, large, remodeled home in a quiet gated community. This versatile floorplan has an abundance of living space and is the perfect place to call home! Maria Galizia512-775-4607The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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