San Antonio, TX Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
4138 Swans Landing #1, B, San Antonio, TX 78217 You will be charmed by this shining gem of a community! Offering a classic Cape Cod façade complete with shutters each unit features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and upgrades throughout. Chic transitional designer touches include open floorplan, coffered ceiling detail, granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances & full size single car garages. You will fall in love with the spacious backyards! Great location & beautiful units! Casey Carlson512-970-4612The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
4138 Swans Landing #1, A, San Antonio, TX 78217 You will be charmed by this shining gem of a community! Offering a classic Cape Cod façade complete with shutters each unit features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and upgrades throughout. Chic transitional designer touches include open floorplan, coffered ceiling detail, granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances & full size single car garages. You will fall in love with the spacious backyards! Great location & beautiful units! Casey Carlson512-970-4612The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
4122 Swans Landing #2, B, San Antonio, TX 78217 You will be charmed by this shining gem of a community! Offering a classic Cape Cod façade complete with shutters each unit features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and upgrades throughout. Chic transitional designer touches include open floorplan, coffered ceiling detail, granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances & full size single car garages. You will fall in love with the spacious backyards! Great location & beautiful units! Casey Carlson512-970-4612The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
4122 Swans Landing #2, A, San Antonio, TX 78217 You will be charmed by this shining gem of a community! Offering a classic Cape Cod façade complete with shutters each unit features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and upgrades throughout. Chic transitional designer touches include open floorplan, coffered ceiling detail, granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances & full size single car garages. You will fall in love with the spacious backyards! Great location & beautiful units! Casey Carlson512-970-4612The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
12526 Crockett Way, San Antonio, TX 78253 SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLE- SAVE THOUSANDS! Adorable 3 bed, 2 bath in Alamo Ranch with curb appeal overlooking greenbelt. This 1-story home features an open floor plan and ceramic tile throughout- no carpet! Beautiful formal dining could be used as an office or 2nd living area. Sequestered master suite includes double vanity sink, separate shower/bath & spacious walk-in closet. Large backyard complete with an oversized, covered patio & custom shed. Schedule your private showing today!Andrew Stumph713-444-5902The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Most first-time homebuyers jump straight into the real estate market by searching high and low for a property they love. And that’s a natural inclination. But before you start comparing neighborhoods, kitchens and man caves, as your real estate professional, I would advise you to first address the most important financial aspect of the homebuying process. And that’s shopping for a mortgage.Learning a few mortgage basics and becoming familiar with some industry terminology can help you find the best mortgage lender and the type of loan best suited to your circumstances.Your Credit Is KeyHave you checked your credit score lately? It’s one critical factor mortgage lenders consider when deciding whether to write you a mortgage—and at what rate. Having a low credit score won’t necessarily pr...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Attention Texas Veterans- Open Bidding is now in process for veterans who want to purchase available forfeited tracts of land in the state of Texas. View these available tracts now, and place your bids by 5 PM on April 28, 2020. Veteran bids will be awarded on May 8, 2020. Remember a veteran or military member whose bid is accepted may apply for a VLB(Veterans Land Board) Land Loan at a 7.25 percent interest rate with a 30-year term and a minimum five percent down payment. The land loan limit is $150,000. Land not sold during this sale will be available for public purchase on VLB's site for Public Land Sales.The VLB Veterans Land Loan Program is the only one of its kind in the nation, giving Texas Veterans and Military Members the opportunity to borrow up to $150,000 to purchase land at...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs.VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of t...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Fall and winter aren’t the hottest times of the year, nor are they often the hottest times of the housing market. However, before you decide to wait until the spring or summer, selling in the off-season can really be to your advantage. This is especially true for sellers looking to: Unload an inherited property that needs work without investing in upgrades. Take advantage of better rates during the off-season. Sell a home before they buy a new one.  Live in an area where winter weather doesn’t make a substantial impact on the market. Are you thinking about listing your property during the fall or winter? If so, then let’s examine some of these pros and cons more closely.Unloading a Property QuicklyFor many people, selling in the fall or winter frees up their finances to buy in the sprin...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
It’s not too early to start planning Winter is here, but don’t let that get you down! Listen, we know that summer is far away, but it is also an ideal time to (yes, hit the beach and fire up the barbeque) think about doing some DIY home improvement work on your property. The warmer weather and lower likelihood of rain give you a great opportunity to give different areas of your house a thorough refresh. So why not starting planning this winter?Whether it’s your outdoor spaces or interiors, a simple DIY job can increase your property’s value and preserve its liveability. Best of all, a basic DIY enhancement won’t break the bank, and you’ll likely get a sense of accomplishment from successfully carrying out the home improvement. With this in mind, let’s explore some of the top DIY home im...
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By Dominick Dina, MA, REALTOR®, GRI, e-PRO, TAHS, SFR, Notary Public
(Christian Realty San Antonio)
  Remodeled home in great condition in Northside ISD. Newer roof, new interior/exterior paint. New tiles in bath. New granite counter tops and stainless sink in kitchen. ALL appliances convey. Two garage door openers. New windows throughout. New wood flooring and carpet. New deck along side/rear of home. Mature trees and privacy fence. Home is move-in ready. Close to Lackland AFB and Medina Annex, NSA, Seaworld, Loop 1604, shopping, dining, schools and neighborhood pool. Welcome home!         Call Christian Realty San Antonio 210-273-9082 
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Your home is unique and should reflect your family's tastes. However, that doesn’t mean that it should be full of items without a purpose, and when it’s time to sell, less is more. Getting rid of things is something we say we’re going to do but that tends to get pushed further down the list of things we actually do. But now the time has come, and you have to tackle the mess. Get your Home Decluttering Guide, and follow these simple tips below. Start by scoping out other homes. We’re all guilty of perusing Pinterest when we need inspiration. That said, you don’t have to stop at online galleries to get an idea of ways to design your home’s interior. Don’t be afraid to check out other houses in the area. You don’t have to creep at the neighbor’s window; instead, check out local listings, a...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Ever wanted to own your own home and didn't have enough for the down payment? Well now you can, thanks to the new Home Ownership Made Easier(HOME) mortgage from BBVA. This product is designed to make the move from renting to buying as easy and affordable as possible. Here are the benefits and requirements for this new product listed below: Borrow 100 Percent! That's right, up to 100% Loan-to-Value for certain transactions(requires a $500 contribution from borrower's own funds) BBVA will contribute up to $3,500 towards closing costs and other assistance. No Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). One less thing to worry about. Minimum credit score of 620 is required. Borrowers may use Seller Contributions, Gift Funds from a relative, or funds from a BBVA approved Down Payment Assistance (DPA) ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
This Veterans Day as we salute all our veterans, past and present, let us take the time to honor them, and THANK THEM for their service to our Great Country. Our military veterans deserve all the discounts they can get, and many companies have offered generous discounts and even some FREE products to our military and their immediate family members. Here is a list of some of the Best of the Best Discounts being offered to all our veterans.  
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Many buyers who are looking to purchase new construction homes in the starter-home price range are looking into manufactured housing, since these homes are now eligible for 30 year mortgage financing through programs being offered by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Fannie Mae named it’s mortgage initiative for this type of home, “MH Advantage” while Freddie Mac has chosen the name, “Choice Home”. This housing product is becoming a Bit Hit in the Texas Housing Market. See the full story in the October issue of “Tierra Grande”, a publication by the Real Estate Center from Texas A & M University. Although in the past, many have considered manufactured homes a poor investment, but manufacturers hope to change that perception through upgrades such as higher-pitched roofs, higher-quality...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs.VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of t...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into home ownership.The other half of the equation is whether you're financially ready, and that would depend on a variety of things, including your credit rating, your debt-to-income ratio, and your ability to make a sufficient down payment on a new home. Although a 20% down payment is a desirable target to aim for, there's often a lot of flexibility on how much you're required to put down on a house.One of the main reasons a 20% down payment is desirable is ...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Large San Antonio Home with good bones in Madison High School area. This is in north east San Antonio in the Emerald Pointe community.It has a large kitchen with natural light from the strategically placed windows. Space for eating in kitchen plus formal dining area too. Lots of counter space. You will like the cabinet and storage areas too.It's an open concept area. No walls separating kitchen, breakfast area, and downstairs den. Great for two or more to share a meal and conversation.Downstairs Family RoomAcross from the kitchen is the family room. Set your big screen in this room for a nice spot to relax. There is a separate upstairs area that can be an additional den/family room/play area/ or even an exercise area. Only limited by your imagination.This is a large home, but responsibl...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for San Antonio Texas Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of San Antonio Texas Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in San Antonio, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Texas Veterans Land Board is one of the best choices for veterans wanting to purchase land in Texas. To be eligible for VLB financing, the land must: Be wholly within the state of Texas. Contain at least one acre, excluding any portion beneath a dedicated public roadway or navigable waterway or subject to frequent inundation or otherwise unusable. Have legal, usable access to a public road. Access must be a minimum of 60 feet wide or meet the county public road width requirements, whichever is greater. “Usable” means that it can be driven on by a standard passenger car in inclement weather. Be properly described by either a field note description of the tract with the surveyor’s official seal and signature (original or copy) or a complete copy of the recorded subdivision plat if the des...
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