San Antonio, TX Real Estate News

By Trudy Pape, Trudy Pape
(Coldwell Banker, D'Ann Harper, REALTORS )
Without any warning, after 16 years, AT&T announced today they would be moving their corporate headquarters to Dallas beginning immediately and completed by the end of the year.  This move will put AT&T closer to their technology suppliers and availability worldwide.  This move will effect about 700 of AT&T's 6,000 based San Antonio employees in the finance, legal and HR departments. 
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By CAROL SPENCER
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY)
Another new community being built in San Antonio. It is the Woods of Alon located on NW Military close to Wurzbach Pkwy. It  has 2 new collect of home designs the Trail Collection and the Empire Collection. Price start at 289,995 and go to around 385,995.  9-ft. first floor ceilins standard.  It will have walking trails with wide promenada to shopping district.  A community recreation area with pool and poolhouse.  Great central location and a gated community.  I am a realtor with Keller Wiliams Realty and would like to assist you in finding your dream home. Call me, Carol Spencer direct at 210-452-3128.  Subject to change. For more inormation visit my website at http://CAROLSPENCER.YOURKWAGENT.COM       
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By Trudy Pape, Trudy Pape
(Coldwell Banker, D'Ann Harper, REALTORS )
The Guidelines Group, from Chennai, India, San Antonio's newest Sister City, will invest $1 million by opening an office in San Antonio.  They will invest in real estate, IT, healthcare industries, and trading.  They are the fastest growing conglomerate in India.    
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By CAROL SPENCER
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY)
Bella Sera is a unique community located on Babcock near De Zavala; minutes away from Loop 1604 and IH-10. Bella Sera is built by DR Horton featuring garden home and townhome. The gated comunity offers a low-maintenance living for active lifestyes. Conveniently located near upscale shopping, entertainment, gold, schools and employers, such as USAA, UTSA, Valero and the mecial center. Bella Sera features 9' ceilings, ceramic tile, recess lighting, wood railing at the stairs, 42" upper cabinets and more. Students attend the famous Northside Independent School District.  Call me Carol Spencer direct at 210-452-3128.  Subject to change.  For more information visit my website at Http://CAROLSPENCER.YOURKWAGENT.COM     
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
Last December, I decided to take a drive south on IH-37 to visit a local olive grower.  What a delight!  Ten thousand trees of 22 varieties grow on this beautiful land.  The owner, Sandy Winokur has a nice little shop where you can buy goodies for your taste buds, olive-based skin care products, and tools for your kitchen-made of olive wood of course.  I sampled just about everything in the store and came out with several bags.  The olive oil is a delight; it is unique, fresh, and flavorful.  I eat it plain on a good quality bread or on fresh goat cheese made in Seguin.  For more information go to Sandy Oaks
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By Trudy Pape, Trudy Pape
(Coldwell Banker, D'Ann Harper, REALTORS )
At a meeting of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association this week, it was announced builder's are seeing an increase in building materials which are mirroring the percent of increase we saw in the 1980's.  For example asphalt tile roofing material is at an increase of 24%, which will be right at the same cost for a concrete tile or metal roof.
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By CAROL SPENCER
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY)
Amhurst is located in the Northwest area of San Antonio off Potranco Rd. just one mile outside Loop 1604. Homeowners at Amhurst do not pay city taxes. Amhurst has a community recreation center with a junior size Olympic pool and playground. The Premier Series of Homes by D.R. Horton feature several award winning floor plans. Just minutes from Lackland Air Force Base, QVC, World Savings, Chase and Toyota. Students attend the famous Northside Independent School District. Call me Carol Spencer direct at 210-452-3128. Subject to change. For more information visit my website at http://CAROLSPENCER.YOURKWAGENT.COM.
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By Frank Zeno
(Integrity Realty)
  Investor Report: Section 1031  by Kenneth R. Harney Here's some great news for the thousands of real estate investors and brokers who use "Section 1031" (ten thirty-one) tax-deferred real exchanges every year: Congress has backed off its latest plan to narrow the definition of "like kind" for real estate swaps. That's important because under current tax law, real estate investors have broad flexibility in choosing properties and structuring exchanges. For example, they can exchange a rental house for farmland, an apartment building for a commercial shopping strip. They can even exchange office buildings for mineral rights.   San Antonio Botanical Garden Given the tight statutory timetables to choose qualified properties for exchanges, that flexibility can be crucial. Other types of in...
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
I've been following a few properties.  They sold for $500,000 or more in 2006, and I collected appraisal information for 2007 and 2008.  Not only did many appraisals not catch up with the actual sales price of the house, but some actually went DOWN. For fun, I also looked through The Dominion, Alamo Heights, and a less expensive subdivision.  Unfortunately I'm not able to post my data here because of some technical difficulty.  But you can see it here: www.homeinsa.com
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By Trudy Pape, Trudy Pape
(Coldwell Banker, D'Ann Harper, REALTORS )
Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School will open its doors on August 25, 2008 to approximately 1,700 students in the ever growing north central area of San Antonio, Tx.  The  full capacity of the 420,000 quare foot campus will educate 3,000 student.  This high tech, state-of-the-art facility will be the largest high school in Texas.  It is named after the late first lady of the United States and wife of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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By Sylvie Shurgot, Real Estate Broker
(Sylvie Shurgot Real Estate)
I just returned from a trip to the farm, my car loaded with fresh produce, fresh from the field, for prices you won't find at HEB.  Think of the best Texas has to offer; it was there and I bought it: red beets, black-eyed and purple hull peas, fresh pinto beans, zucchini, onion, new potatoes, Swiss chard, sweet corn, pickling cucumber, tomatoes, green beans, okra, cantaloupes, watermelons, and much more. For information on local growers and pictures, visit www.sanantoniofoodshed.org or BLOG: http://sanantoniofoodshed.blogspot.com/  
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By Paula Christo, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Keller Williams Heritage - Luxury Homes Division)
1. in 2007 Bexar County (San Antonio) had the 6th largest population growth in the nation according to the San Antonio Express News. 2. Forbes Magazine just listed San Antonio as the Second Best market to buy a new home.  It is considered 'recession proof' featuring 'solid employment figures and affordable home prices that continue to rise'. 3. Bizjournals found in a study of the 50 largest metropolitan areas nationally, that San Antonio was the second most affordable home market.
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By David Ondik
(RE/MAX Northeast, REALTORS®)
  Just received this weeks issue of the Real Estate Center Online newsletter.  Once again, I heartily thank the folks at Texas A & M Real Estate Center for the great work they are doing and the weekly updates.  The numbers for April are not too great , but considering the status of the industry and economy nationwide, not too surprising either.  Homes sales were down almost 17% compared to April 2007, but median price is up 5.2% to $152,500.  We have a 7.1 month inventory, the highest we have seen since June 1998!!  We are already showing signs of a strong buyers market and the trend is implying that is where will continue to head in the future.  To end on a positive note, the following areas have INCREASED sales since last year:Amarillo(+4.9%), Beaumont(+2.9%), Brownsville(+31.6%), Bry...
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By Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
(Sands Realty 210-414-0966)
    Canyon Springs is a master planned community located in the beautiful Hill Country north of San Antonio, TX. Come to Canyon Springs and enjoy the Canyon Springs Golf Club consistently ranked in the top 10 best daily fee golf courses in the state of Texas, and the Canyon Springs recreation area. You will also enjoy shopping and dining opportunities, all within minutes from the community and is practically in your back yard. A community pool, tennis courts and basketball courts are all available and within walking distance. With a limited number of available homes and home sites offered by Highland Homes, McNair Custom Homes, Newmark Homes, Ryland Homes and Wilshire Homes this is a community that the new home buyer will want to visit. To search for home listings in San Antonio go to w...
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By CAROL SPENCER
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY)
The neightborhood has lovely views, greenbelt lots, and overisde home sites.  The Reserve at Culebra Creek offers 3 single-story home plans and 4 two-story homes that include game rooms.  This community is conveniently located near major hightways, shopping restaurants and entertainment. Schools for the area are Myers Elementary, Zarchry Middle and Warren High School.  Located between 1604 & Culbera Rd. inside the loop.  I am a realtor with Keller Williams Realty and would like to assist you in finding your dream home.  Call me, Carol Spencer direct at 210-452-3128.  Subject to change. For more information visit my website at http://CAROLSPENCER.YOURKWAGENT.COM
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By Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
(Sands Realty 210-414-0966)
Buying a Home in San Antonio If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will make. Although it can an exciting adventure, it can be very time-consuming and costly if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process. My comprehensive, personal services can save you both time and money as well as make the experience a more enjoyable one.  So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of our my experience as a local market experts for San Antonio? If I can help you with your real estate needs, please call me at 210-414-0966 or if you want to search MLS listings, go to my website:  www.shirleyparks.com . I serve all of north San Antonio including Alamo Heights, Boerne, Castle Hills, Fair Oaks Ranch,...
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By David Ondik
(RE/MAX Northeast, REALTORS®)
Howdy y'all! After learning about Active Rain at a Technology seminar given by Verl Workman, I couldn't wait to sign up.  Now here I am posting my first blog. I intend to keep posting about our market here, at least once a week.  Unlike a good portion of the rest of the nation, we have a GREAT real estate market here in ol' San Antonio.  In future blogs I will be posting a lot of stats and details.  If any of you have any specific questions about San Antonio Real Estate, let me know.  If I can't answer you, I know someone who can. Dave Ondik, e-PRO, ABR, SRES"The most decorated agent in San Antonio"RE/MAX Northeast, REALTORS
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This is a "special event" sponsored by Frost and Air Force Village of San Antonio. Will be held downtown Hemisphere Plaza at the Institute of Texan Cultures.                                         A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN May 25, 20082:30 p.m. UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures proudly presents Memorial Memories, a musical tribute to America's military men and women. The  19-piece Big Band sounds of the Sentimental Journey Orchestra under the direction of Ted Conerly, and the lively Memphis Belles trio will present original arrangements of the swing and jazz standards of the Big Band era. The musical performance will be accompanied by powerful film clips and photos presented on the overhead screens of the Exhibit Floor performance area. Particularly meaningful to v...
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By Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
(Sands Realty 210-414-0966)
Many landlords believe that they cannot reject any applicant for any reason, that they have to accept the first one to come along with the money or risk the grief of a lawsuit or Fair Housing complaint. Not so. There are numerous legitimate, businesslike reasons to reject a prospective tenant because of past or present behavior. 1. Unsatisfactory references from landlords, employers and/or personal references. These could include reports of repeated disturbance of their neighbors' peaceful enjoyment of their homes; reports of gambling, prostitution, drug dealing or drug manufacturing; damage to the property beyond normal wear and tear; reports of violence or threats to landlords or neighbors; allowing people not listed on the lease or rental agreement to live in the property; failure to...
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By Joe Cline
(Affinity Properties, Inc)
  Prospective buyers in the San Antonio area have access to a new condominium development that will begin construction in April of 2009. The Palmilla at Port Aransas will be a waterfront community, overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. These luxury condos will feature floor plans ranging from 1600 to 3000 square feet, with prices starting in the $400,000 market. The project will include a total of 94 units, as well as amenities such as a fitness center, event rooms, Internet café, and a community pool. Sales have already begun, with units having already been sold.  Developers state that the natural beauty of the property on which the development will be situated was the inspiration for the design of the community. Features and amenities will include a private marina...
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