Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 11:26am. 1,779 Views, 0 Comments.
The commercial real estate market in San Antonio has certainly been on the uptick in recent months, thanks to a rebounding economy and lower unemployment rates. So it may be time to, once again, consider investing in the commercial real estate market.
Before you dive in, however, it may be best to first ask yourself a few questions to determine if you are ready to invest in the commercial real estate market or if you should wait by the sidelines a bit longer:
Am I prepared to manage commercial real estate?
For many people interested in commercial real estate, the biggest roadblock is managing the properties. Yes, you can certainly pay someone to do this for you, but then you are cutting out a large portion of your investment return. Instead, it…
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 2:15pm. 3,547 Views, 0 Comments.
There are often an endless number of things to fret over when selling a property. And, for most homeowners, the pinnacle of stress usually comes during the home inspection. Often times, home inspections can cost sellers money, and even a real estate deal. So, it only makes sense to consider a pre-inspection when selling your home as to eliminate the stress of a home inspection.
What is a pre-home inspection?
A pre-home inspection is a home inspection paid for by the seller before listing their home for sale. Instead of waiting to find out a home’s problems when the buyer requests a home inspection, the seller has a home inspection completed before they even list their home. There’s nothing quite like having the shock of a poor home inspection hit…
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 8:22am. 2,014 Views, 0 Comments.
Selling a home is often a stressful endeavor, so finding ways to reduce that stress is almost always appreciated by homeowners. Although there are many things you simply can’t control when selling your home, such as market conditions and activity, there is something you can do to ease your stress level and make the process go much smoother: hire a great realtor with plenty of experience.
An experienced Realtor is, perhaps, never more appreciated than when a homeowner is able to sell his home for the best price and in the least amount of time. Here are just a few reasons why seller agents with experience are invaluable:
- An experienced agent will understand current and local market conditions and adjust her sales and marketing strategy to
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:38am. 3,687 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are one of the many military families moving to San Antonio, and you want to purchase a home, you will want to familiarize yourself with your VA mortgage options in San Antonio. San Antonio boasts a healthy and very affordable real estate market, so it is important to look into the many VA mortgage options in San Antonio available to military families. Although there are a number of programs available when it comes to VA mortgage options in San Antonio, we will discuss the two, primary types of loans: fixed-rate loans and adjustable-rate loans.
VA Fixed-Rate Home Loans If you are looking for one of the easiest and simplest VA mortgage options in San Antonio, you will likely be looking into a VA fixed-rate home loan. A fixed-rate home loan…
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 7:02pm. 963 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio condo living is simply fabulous. From young professionals to small families and empty nesters, condo living is often a smart choice when it comes to San Antonio living. The condo market in San Antonio is alive and well, thanks to the many amenities and services offered in these residences. Here are the top reasons why living in a condo is a great choice and why it pays to take another look at the condo market in San Antonio:
- Condos mean no maintenance and upkeep – If you want to own a home, but the idea of dealing with the maintenance and upkeep involved with owning a single-family home gives you a headache, then a condo may be perfect for you. Aside from the general upkeep of your home’s interior, a condo is a part of a building or
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 4:39pm. 1,062 Views, 0 Comments.
As a buyer, it is important to be able to narrow down your home options when house hunting. But it is also important not to ignore a great home because you didn’t take the time to check out its potential. Here is a list of things you will want to pay close attention to when house hunting for a North Dallas property, and a list of things that you probably shouldn’t give too much of your time:
What to Look For
- Any signs of foundation problems (cracks in the foundation) - Foundation problems can be dramatic in terms of costs, and many home buyers simply don’t want to get caught up in a home with major problems, such as the foundation.
- Any signs of water problems (stained walls or ceilings) - If you see water marks anywhere on the ceilings in the
Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 4:20pm. 582 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are a San Antonio resident looking to make a move to a dynamic suburb, it is quite likely that both Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills are on the top of your list. When it comes to Alamo Heights vs. Terrell Hills, residents will have their favorite, for sure, but the truth of the matter is that both of these San Antonio cities are quite well known for their spectacular quality of life.
Here is the breakdown of why there are only winners in the Alamo Heights vs. Terrell Hills debate:
Alamo Heights • Alamo Heights is often referred to as the “friendliest city in Texas.” Need we say more? • Alamo Heights is close to San Antonio, thereby making it ideal for city professionals. The average commute time into the city from Alamo Heights is just 20…
Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 4:20pm. 473 Views, 0 Comments.
There are many decisions that must be made before purchasing a home. In fact, it may seem downright overwhelming to think of all the decisions that must be made. However, simply by answering a number of questions you can develop the strategies you need to move forward with your Spring Branch homepurchase:
- Am I able to move/Do I really want to move? Before you actually make the decision to buy, it is always best to decide if moving is actually the right decision for you. Are you in a good financial position to buy? Is it feasible to buy at this time? Have you talked with your family to make sure everyone is on the same page? Asking yourself whether you are realistically able to move or ready to move may seem like a no-brainer, but it pays to take a
Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 4:18pm. 531 Views, 0 Comments.
Who is set to have a stellar year in San Antonio in 2012? It looks like the luxury home sellers and builders are. According to the Houston Chronicle, luxury real estate numbers are outperforming other types of real estate sales. Custom builders see San Antonio in 2012 as a year to begin plans for a number of million-dollar spec homes. Real estate is picking up in San Antonio, but luxury real estate in San Antonio in 2012 will likely be the driving factor for San Antonio’s real estate market. Says James Gaines, a research economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University: “Who is the most recession-proof? High-income people who can more easily qualify for loans? Who can come up with more equity?”
Luxury Housing Median Rules
Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 5:45pm. 471 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are interested in building an Alamo Heights custom home, there are a number of things to consider. Because the home is custom, it is up to you, the homeowner, to make most of the decisions about the home; everything from the home’s structure to the kitchen faucet. Unlike builders who build a specific model home and leave little up to the home buyer as far as decisions go, a custom home is a creation that will most clearly reflect you. It will be a direct reflection of your tastes, your needs, your desires and, ultimately, your budget. Although each home builder will have its own set of options regarding your Alamo Heights custom home, the following list details custom home features that are often offered by a number of Alamo Heights custom home…