San Antonio, TX Real Estate News

By Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
(RE/MAX Access)
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 full bath San Antonio TX home for sale with over 3000 square feet will truly delight you!  This home sits on over 1/4 of an acre and has mature trees, and a huge back yard with tons of potential.  This home includes a downstairs master bedroom, a secondary bedroom with full bath downstairs and a study/office.  The granite island kitchen has a breakfast bar and is open to the living area that includes a fireplace.    The neighborhood of The Preserve at Indian Springs is a wonderful place to live and has amenities such as a community pool, a park/playground, a pavilion and is close to walking and bike trails.  This neighborhood belongs to the Comal Independent School District.Looking for other homes for sale in The Preserve at Indian Springs?  Check them out be...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Interested in finding out your home's worth? Your career may be taking you someplace else. You may need to move for personal reasons.  Whatever the reason is, when you have decided to  put your San Antonio home up for sale, the first thing you need to know is how much it is worth.  Knowing your home's value will help you decide on how you will price it competitively so you can successfully sell it on the market.  What then,  is the best way to get an accurate assessment for your home? There are different ways you can get an assessment of your home's value.   One way is to use an online value estimator. You may have even already tried it. That is hardly surprising as the internet is the commonly used tool when we want to know things we are not familiar about, like our home's value.   The...
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By Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
(RE/MAX Access)
What are you talking about?  How can a mere $100 hold up the sale of my home in San Antonio TX?Well, there's lots of ways, actually, but the one I'm talking about is the Option Period.  The option period can be somewhat confusing to both buyer and seller if it is not explained thoroughly.  Even when it is explained thoroughly I will often get asked by either party, "what's this for again?".  The option period is defined as a specific time frame that the buyer pays for that allows the buyer the unrestricted right to pull from the contract for ANY reason and receive their earnest money back.  Here in The Greater San Antonio TX area the amount paid to the seller many times, is approximately $10.00 a day for 10 days.  Yup...a whopping $100 bucks, which to many isn't a whole lot of money to ...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
What makes a great tenant? You will be meeting a lot of different tenants as you go through your business. Some tenants will make your life as a landlord a breeze while others will make it hard for you.Taking the time to find a great tenant for your rental property can help protect your investment and help it grow. Here are 5 tips for placing a tenant in your rental.Tips for placing a tenant in your rental You need to understand the laws:Find out the appropriate federal and state laws that cover landlords and tenants. Start with the Fair Housing Act and get a clear outline on what constitutes illegal discrimination against qualified tenants. Read how you can base credit or criminal history but never on race, religion, national origin, gender, age or family status.Formalize it by creatin...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
 I first started posting about how great our Texas Veteran's Land Board is to all our Texas veterans six years ago when the loan limits was at $80,000. Veterans could purchase 5 acres or more at that price, and own a piece of Texas to build their Dream Homes. No other lender in the state could offer our vets the lowest interest rates for land loans. Just last year I helped a veteran to find 5 acres to build his Dream Home, and the maximum loan limit was set at $100,000 for one acre of more. Again, that limit had increased even more to $120,000 while working with another veteran.  We found a 4 acre tract that my buyer wanted to purchase, and by the time we made the offer that weekend, the loan limit had increased to $125,000 for one acre or more. Needless to say, it was perfect timing fo...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
As far as home improvement is concerned, choosing the right kind of windows for your property is undeniably one of the most important—and expensive—tasks you will have to do as a homeowner. When the time comes to replace your windows, the decision-making process may feel daunting. But there are a few things to consider when narrowing down your list of potential window styles and models. Here are some of our top tips to help you pick the best windows for your home. Window styles and materialsWindows come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and materials. The first thing to consider when choosing windows for your home is the design style you want to achieve. Unless you opt for specialty windows with irregular shapes or floor-to-ceiling glass (see final paragraph for more information abou...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Have you considered how you can protect yourself from possible future issues, legal disputes, and problems with tenants?There are distinctive advantages and benefits of being a landlord. However, if you aren’t cautious, you may also open yourself up to unnecessary risks. The key is to protect and look out for yourself by being prepared, above all else.According to the Rental Protection Agency, there are more than 108 million renters in the U.S. and more than 22 million landlords. It’s easy to understand why landlords and property owners want to know how they can identify and address potential risks for tenants.Here are top risk management tips for landlords in San Antonio TX: Do not skip screening tenants. Unnecessary risks can be avoided by carefully screening your potential tenants. D...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
It’s finally summer. The kids are home from school, the days are long, and everyone is eager to get outside. Skip the hassle of traveling and pricey amusement parks and make your own backyard the spot to be this summer with these outdoor projects.Build an Outdoor KitchenCompared to most outdoor living ideas, an outdoor kitchen is a surprisingly simple set-up—all you need is a grill, mini-fridge, sink, and a flat surface that provides space for food preparation and a convenient spot for outdoor dining. Preparing and eating your meals outside is the perfect way to enjoy warm summer evenings, since you won’t have to heat your house up by using the oven, or have wet, muddy tracks from kids coming in for lunch from outdoor play. Consider putting up an awning or tenting that will provide shad...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your home for the hottest season of the year. From pool parties and outdoor barbecues to summer play dates and entertaining guests, there are plenty of ways to revamp your home this summer. Thinking about keeping your home fresh and comfortable throughout the year shouldn’t be stressful. Here are a few of our top tips to help you get your home ready for summer 2017.Backyard entertainingThe backyard is at the top of most homeowners’ summer preparation lists every year. This time around, make your backyard a haven for family and guests alike by creating a bespoke outdoor entertainment area. Restrain and repair your decking and pool area, stock up your kid-friendly play areas with plenty of safe toys ...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Set on a 1.18 acre lot in a gated community, this beautiful home has high ceilings and an open kitchen to the family room with a breakfast bar and a stainless steel island. The upper level features a bedroom with a full bath, all the bedrooms have walk in closets. The backyard has a gated pool and stone path ways. Close to Blanco Rd and easy access to Loop 1604. Check this home for sale in San Antonio TX.  SOLD! 611 Walder Trl San Antonio, TX 78260 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Interior: 4,520 sqft Lot: 1.18 acre(s) Year Built: 1998 MLS #: 1169194 Location 611 Walder Trl San Antonio, TX 78260 USA Melissa Muse Wiggans Real Estate Muses (210) 3320310 [email protected] http://www...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
115 W Fair Oaks Pl, San Antonio, TX is a single family home that contains 2,616 sq ft and was built in 1945. It contains 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.The Zestimate for this house is $553,926, which has increased by $12,844 in the last 30 days. The Rent Zestimate for this home is $3,979/mo, which has increased by $83/mo in the last 30 days. The property tax in 2016 was $10,146. The tax assessment in 2016 was $490,000, an increase of 9.6% over the previous year. See this home in San Antonio TX. SOLD! 115 W Fair Oaks Pl San Antonio, TX 78209 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms Interior: 2,616 sqft Lot: 0.23 acre(s) Year Built: 1945 MLS #: 1220245 Location 115 W Fair Oaks Pl San Antonio, TX 78209 USA Mel...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Rich and colorful, and updated throughout, this Mission style stucco has multiple living areas, wood and original tiled floors, & coved ceilings, a perfect home for living and entertaining. Newly built kitchen w/dbl skylights has large custom island, neem wood counters, hammered copper sinks & Viking, 5-Star, & Bosch appliances. Cozy study, FR & UR complete 1st floor. Master suite. w/vintage tiled bath & adjusted sitting room, could be Bfive bedrooms. Outdoor kitchen & portico, & det. gym/qrtrs overlook lush gardens. Check this home for sale in San Antonio TX. SOLD! 112 W Ridgewood Ct San Antonio, TX 78212 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 4 Full Bathrooms Interior: 3,314 sqft Lot: 0.25 acre(s) Year Built: 1928 M...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Enchanting estate on 4.78 acres in secure gated community. Perfect floorplan featuring formal living & dining, 2 studies (1 w/bath & ext door), front rm w/rock FP, elegant master suite down w/luxurious bath, FP & exer rm, add'l en-suite down, 3 beds & gameroom up. Enjoy dine-in kitchen w/gas, granite & new SS appliances. The home boasts new carpet & hardwd floors. Heated spa & negative edge pool, beautiful drought tolerant native landscaping, attached 3-car garage & out building with 2-car garage, work shop. Check this beautiful home in San Antonio TX. SOLD! 22132 Old Fossil Rd San Antonio, TX 78261 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 7 Bedrooms 4 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom 1 Unit Interior: 5,413 sqft Lot: 4.78 acre(s) Ye...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
A beautiful and spacious home in a desirable location! Are you looking for a comfortable and spacious home in a convenient location?  This two story San Antonio home for sale with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 3-car attached garage delivers! In this home, you get to enjoy 2, 603 square feet of living space.Nestled on a greenbelt in the gated community of Reserve at Westover, you don't have any neighbor behind your home.  You can have the privacy you deserve. It is well-maintained and move-in ready, a home that can become your family's new sanctuary. Live in a home close to comforts and conveniences Westover is a large master planned community located in Bexar County, just off Highway 151, and it has several subdivisions and communities. The Reserve at Westover is one of its gated comm...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Why do real estate investors in San Antonio need property management?  One of the frustrations landlords have in common is thinking they will make a lot of money and instead end up pouring an enormous amount of time into managing their property. Landlords go through a trial and error process in getting the right tenants, for example, but it just eats up all their time. There are things real estate investors who venture into home rentals do not even know themselves. There’s the city licensing laws, landlord-tenant laws, maintenance, and the appropriate contractors who will take care of things on a timely basis. Tenant screening is a minefield. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or HUD is dealing with an increasing number of violations for discrimination with homeowners who ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month in order to give recognition to one of the most important presences in the world today, a group of committed individuals that impact each and every American in a significant way, the Armed Forces of the United States of America.This very important month honors, remembers, recognizes and appreciates all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history, and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those veterans who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms that we all enjoy today. Yes, Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 29th, and on that Special Day, we give honor and recognition to all our fallen heroes, who sacrificed their very lives for Americans to kept their freedo...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Home sales in 2017 for the San Antonio area reported a moderate increase for the first quarter with a three percent increase year-over-year for the total number of homes sold, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®(SABOR), which reports on all areas contained with the MLS. The median price of a home sold during the first three months also increased just three percent to $199,400 while the average price rose percent to $240,057. Just a little over half the homes sold in the San Antonio area during the first quarter were priced under $200,000 with those sales making up 50.5 percent of the market. Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 44.9 percent of the first quarter’s sales, and those priced over $500,000 made up the re...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Oversized oak studded private lot on lightly traveled street in Northwood. This home in San Antonio TX has great curb appeal. Recent new roof, fresh paint and gleaming hardwood floors make this house a must see! Great natural light, spacious bedrooms with ample storage, additional bonus space of 174 sqft off garage (not included in finished square feet) makes for a great bonus area craft room/man cave. Secluded backyard with large shade trees, expansive flagstone patio and covered pergola. Great location - a minute to freeway, shop and schools!  SOLD! 319 Royal Oaks Dr San Antonio, TX 78209 Overview Maps Photos Features Description $339,359 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsLot: 0.34 acre(s)Year Built: 1956MLS #: 1224938 Location 319 Royal Oaks D San Antonio, TX...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
This is a Single-Family Home located at 1803 Split Oak, San Antonio, TX. 1803 Split Oak has 4 beds, 3 ½ baths, and approximately 3,085 square feet. The property has a lot size of 7,579 sqft and was built in 1993. Check this home in San Antonio TX.  SOLD! 1803 Split Oak San Antonio, TX 78248 Overview Maps Photos Features Description $360,585 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitLot: 7,571 sqftYear Built: 1993MLS #: 1104965 Location 1803 Split OakSan Antonio, TX 78248USA Melissa Muse Wiggans Real Estate Muses(210) 3320310[email protected]// http://www.RealEstateMuses.com    Listed by: Melissa Wiggans Sold Listings and Properties Powered by RealBird.com
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Home has room for everyone with over 3500 sqft, 5 Bedroom, 4 full baths, with a study and separate dining with wood floors, plus loft. Master and guest room downstairs and three others up. To top it off, a full three car garage. This home in San Antonio TX meticulously cared for and move in ready. Natural gas cooking, granite counters, 42" cabinets and covered back patio!  SOLD! 3902 Forsythia San Antonio, TX 78261 Overview Maps Photos Features Description $359,820 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full BathroomsLot: 9,430 sqftYear Built: 2009MLS #: 1174989 Location 3902 ForsythiaSan Antonio, TX 78261USA Melissa Muse Wiggans Real Estate Muses(210) 3320310[email protected]// http://www.RealEstateMuses.com   Listed by: Melissa Wiggans Our recent listings Subscribe to our listin...
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