San Antonio, TX Real Estate News

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
San Antonio, TX - As an option for selling a home quickly and almost effortlessly, Dependable Homebuyers has established a powerhouse reputation in San Antonio, Texas. They have appealed to homeowners who are eager to sell their home in the most straightforward fashion possible. This involves a process in which the homeowner can receive their money in as few as two weeks. The lump sum allows the homeowner to sell their home, have the money sent to them directly, and move on to other matters. While this arrangement has worked well for many homeowners, others have opted to see what else is available.It is with those homeowners in mind that Dependable Homebuyers in San Antonio is pleased to add owner financing to their range of options. Also known as seller financing, this is an opportunit...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1.3 million. It was the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the United States from 2000-2010. The city is located in the American Southwest, the south–central part of Texas, and the southwestern corner of an urban region known as the Texas Triangle.San Antonio has a strong military presence—it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, which are all now called “Joint Base San Antonio”. In addition, there are Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city limits.  San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Experience has shown Texas Veterans and military members are a great investment.Even so, sometimes Veterans can’t make the payments on their VLB loans and must forfeit their land. The Texas Veterans Land Board then makes these tracts of land available for other Texas Veterans to bid on in our Forfeited Land Sales that are held every January, April, July and October. Land that isn’t sold during these sales is made available for public purchase. The Type I Forfeited Land Sale is available only to Veterans and the Type II Program is open to the general public.Texas Veterans and military members may use their VLB land loan benefit on these tracts or any other non-commercial tract that is one acre or more in size. Visit the VLB land loan page to learn more. Tracts may be added or withdrawn b...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
In today's era of the Internet and Social Media, there are numerous cyber criminals and scammers just about everywhere you look. Internet Security is an area we all need to be concerned with. Knowing how to spot these so called "Scams" can be very beneficial to anyone who surfs on the Internet on a regular basis. Sometimes, I wonder how they obtain my email address or phone number, but I realize that our information is very easy to obtain, and can be easily sold to the scammers. Below is a Chart for some of these RED FLAGS one might expect to see from your emails.   
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
January 2019 started the year off strong for home sales in San Antonio, Texas, with a two percent increase year-over-year in total  home sales, for a total of 1,788 homes being sold according to our MLS from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®(SABOR). The average home prices also saw a two percent increase from last year to $249,477 while the median price rose three percent to $217,200. Inventory of homes were still at an all time low of 3.4, though it was slightly higher than December 2018's 3.2 months of inventory. The month also ended with 2,255 sales still pending. According to the Grant Lopez, Chairman of the Board, "San Antonio is very livable city year around, attracts new talent and it's a place where many want to retire. It's no wonder why we continue to see marked increases in ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Buying a vacation home is at the top of the list for most people. Many retirees have the unique ability to realize this dream after years of hard work and saving. Depending on the location of your proposed vacation home, though, the experience of owning a vacation home can be more complicated than expected.A vacation home requires upkeep, a process that can be much more difficult than the work necessary to maintain a house you live in full-time. Here are some ideas on how to navigate the vacation home-buying and owning process.Should you consider a vacation home?Although the idea of your dreams being fulfilled may be exciting, be cautious and prudent about your vacation home purchase. It is easy to make a wrong decision and difficult to reverse once a choice is made. Since a vacation ho...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
As the NCAA heats up for March Madness for all the competition in the upcoming brackets, buyers can score Big Time in selecting some of the available packets that M/I Homes has to offer. Yes, If you are looking for a new construction home with lots of features,  Purchase a Quick Move-In home in March and you can pick any of these winning upgrades:• Home Automation Package• Washer and Dryer • Refrigerator and Microwave • 2" Faux Wood Blinds Throughout • Garage Door Opener• Full Yard SOD installed  March Madness for M/I Homes ends March 20th, so call Jerry at 210-789-4216 for a tour of their homes in the Greater San Antonio area.  See a List of Available Quick Move-In Inventory Homes, and let’s schedule a showing appointment today.  You’ll want to ask about any incentives for these lovely...
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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)
House hunting can be an overwhelming process for anyone, but it can be extremely challenging for people with disabilities. Less than 5 percent of the homes available for sale are accessible for disabilities. That means people in search of those kinds of homes— whether for themselves or loved ones— need a lot of preparation before they begin their search. If you’re a homebuyer looking for a property that is accessible for a disability, here’s a guide to help you with what you need to know before you go. Know Your RightsYou are entitled to specific rights and it’s important you know what they are so you can make sure you are treated fairly. For example, it is criminal for a lender, realtor, or seller to discriminate against you because of your disability. That means a realtor cannot say n...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
How to Increase Your Credit ScoreGreat credit is within reach, if you follow some timeless tips. Always Pay Your Bills on TimeThis simple act each month will build great financial habits that will pay off over the long run. Setting up automatic payments is highly recommended.Keep Your Balances lowCredit issuers often report your balance to the credit agencies on a certain date, typically the last day of your billing cycle. Consider paying all or part of your bill before the closing date(call your credit issuers to find out the specific date) so the issuer will report a lower or zero balance. Also, ask your issuer if they accept multiple payments during the month to help you maintain a lower balance and still earn rewards. Maintain a credit utilization ratio of less than 30 percentSimply...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Maybe your family is growing and you need more space because the starter house you fell in love with just isn’t big enough for your growing brood. Or maybe you’ve been transferred across the country for work and need to sell now. Or perhaps all your kids are off to college, and you’re tired of the maintenance on that two-story family home you’ve been in for 20 years.  Regardless of why you’re ready to move, you likely have a mortgage on your home as they range from 15- to 30-year loans. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck there until every last cent is paid. You just have to do your research, watch out for the pitfalls and work with the right people to get the most out of your home sale. Here’s how to sell your home before you’ve paid off the mortgage.  Crunch the numbers Find out how mu...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Kitchen Cabinet Details That Will Make You Say “Wow” Kitchen Remodel Can Serve You WellThere are many reasons to remodel your kitchen. On the one hand, a modern kitchen may bring your property more value. On the other, you may need to remodel owing simply to the ravishing time gives any human architecture. Or you might be selling your home and moving into an apartment in a smaller, more affordable town to free up some cash. Either way you go, you're going to want things done in a way that suits your needs.The more qualitative a remodel, the greater value it brings. Certainly such things may be required just for general maintenance purposes, but if you've got to remodel anyway, you might as well use all the tools available and see the appropriate value-increase for your input. With kitch...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
The American Dream of Homeownership is being delayed by many millennials according to the latest 2018 Report on Millennials from Apartment List. The majority are not prepared to purchase a home this year, and will remain renters until they are qualified to move forward. 89.4% of millennial renters say that they plan to purchase a home at some point in the future, but just 4.4% expect to do so within the next year, while 30.4% percent say that they won’t buy for at least five years. Of those millennial renters who plan to purchase a home, 48% have zero down payment savings, while just 11% have saved $10,000 or more. We estimate that 67% of prospective millennial homebuyers will need more than two decades to save a 20% down payment on the median priced condo in their area, while just 11% ...
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By Robert Quesada, The 4EverTeam
(Mitchell Realty)
153 Rustic Spgs, Universal City, TX Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 3417 SqFt Home features optional living room and powder bath conversion to bedroom with bathroom, fireplace with tile surround at great room, gourmet kitchen, extended flush granite kitchen countertops, Whirlpool ceramic glass cooktop, smart double wall oven, and microwave/hood combination, extended cabinet with knee space at master bath, and extended covered patio Follow This Home Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Homes for Sale in Cibolo, TX Homes for Sale in Converse, TX Homes for Sale in Universal City Converse Home Values Homes for Sale in Copano Ridge Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: THE 4EVER TEAM Mi...
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By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
Wishing Y'all a blessed Merry ChristmasThank you all for being friends and mentors over the past year.Looking forward to safe, healthy and prosperous 2019 reading many blogs, making friends and following your successful business here in our ActiveRain community.   If you know of anyone moving to Central Texas San Antonio area I welcome your referrals.
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By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
Beware!! The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. Not all are Russians but you get the point. I’ve noticed in the past few hours that there are  many Russian escort blog post and other blogs with links in them. It doesn't  take a rocket scientist to know not to click on these links but fair warning for those who are stupid enough to click. Wikipedia describes “Internet safety or online safety is trying to be safe on the Internet and is the knowledge of maximizing the user's personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the Internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general.” If you come across a blog post that appears not to be ligit report it and the ActiveRain fairies will remove it. I have reported at least five to...
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By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
 For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.   If you are someone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate in Central Texas Hill Country please allow me the opportunity to take care of your referrals.
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
4 Things you'll need to Consider as you ponder Why You May Want to Buy Instead of RentRenting versus buying can be a perplexing question, but there are four good reasons to consider buying a home rather than renting one. Before you make a choice, think about the following and consider getting a qualified real estate agent as well! ControlOwning a property gives you control over that property. Except in rare condemnation proceedings, no one is going to be able to tell you to move if you own your own home. Of course, this means you have to make all of your house payments on time and pay your taxes, but if do that, you can stay where you are indefinitely.Sure, if you rent you may have a lease that protects your residency for a set period of time, but eventually the lease term will expire, ...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
5882 Spring Crossing For Sale-San Antonio5882 Spring Crossing is for sale in San Antonio's Spring Creek subdivision. Spring Creek is in northeast San Antonio.First floor conversation area. Solid surface flooring, fireplace, pleasant colors, windows allow natural lighting from multiple sides.The photo, above, is on the opposite side of the fireplace. This space can be used as a dining room, family room, or however you choose to use it. Let's call it a flexible space.Now how about the kitchen, the center of most American homes. Electric range, but there is a gas connection so if you want to change to a natural gas appliance, the hardware is in place. The kitchen is open to a nice eating area that looks out on to the deck and the back yard. How about the spacious master bedroom. Notice the...
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By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
Real Estate trick and treat on Halloween Day Real estate professionals market properties in creative ways including holiday marketing, finding that one or two selling systems that lure in buyers can be fun during Halloween. Halloween Marketing Hold an open house Halloween party Brand marketing materials to hand out as treats. Prior to Halloween Day hold a Pumpkin Carving contest to be judged on Halloween Day and market via-local-news channels. This is a great way to get a home in front of hundreds of people. Market Social media advertising for a Halloween event.  Real Estate trick and treat on Halloween day Don’t allow listings to be over decorated or scary keep zones safe and fun with sellers home in mind. Happy Halloween Day! If you know of anyone thinking of moving or selling in the ...
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