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May 2010

Found 9 blog entries for May 2010.

San Antonio boasts a dynamic economy and a thriving housing market. In particular, San Antonio’ s luxury housing market is showing signs of excellent growth, thanks to an exceptional supply of luxury homes on the market. San Antonio luxury homes can be found in any number of luxury neighborhoods, including Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, the Dominion and Terrell Hills, just to name a few. From expansive lots to architecturally significant – and sometimes historic – homes, real estate in San Antonio is exquisite.

For many, it is no secret that the San Antonio luxury housing market is generally dynamic, given that the San Antonio economy continues to grow. From business and high-end corporate relocation to retirees heading where the weather is temperate and

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San Antonio luxury real estate has plenty to offer, and plenty of upscale neighborhoods in which to choose from. From Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills to Olmos Park and the Dominion, San Antonio luxury real estateis certainly in no short supply. One of the most important homes in a luxury home is the kitchen, so it only makes sense that some of the newest trends in San Antonio luxury real estate can be found in the kitchen. Here are some of the newest trends in the kitchens of San Antonio luxury real estate:

  • Countertops - Bland laminates have given way to exotic cuts of granite, sleek concrete and even glass. What you can expect from luxury kitchen countertops is the unexpected. It seems as if the trend in luxury kitchens is both striking and bold.
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The beautiful new condo community of Vidorra has enjoyed great success, even amidst the fumbling economy and housing slump. Although one cannot dispute the many perks of living in this beautiful high-rise building, the developers of Vidorra also credit the success of the development to the partnership with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage obtained approval for the joint venture just prior to Vidorra’s completion last year, thereby allowing buyers to receive competitive market rates, backed by one of the country’s largest banks.

Because condo buyers generally have a harder time obtaining financing for condominiums, this partnership with Wells Fargo home mortgage allowed many of the condo’s buyers to receive financing at very

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Purchasing a home today is far different than it was even a few years ago. Now, buyers have begun recognizing the value of the Internet and the time and money it can save them. The Internet may very well be your best resource when shopping for a new home. In fact, the Internet can prove to be incredibly useful during every step of the home buying way. From searching for Terrell Hills homesto finding the mortgage that best meets your financial needs, the Internet can be your best friend when shopping for a home. Here are just a few of the way in which you may use the power of the Internet to purchase a Terrell Hills property:

  • Find a real estate agent – Many of today’s real estate agents have made a point to develop an Internet presence. From
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Residents of Stone Oak enjoy the best in Southern living, thanks to its top-notch master-planned community atmosphere.  Couple this with the many opportunities of San Antonio and you’ve got a home run in terms of highly sought after real estate. What can you expect to find in Stone Oak? Premier real estate, quaint neighborhoods and excellent community amenities; and that’s just the beginning.

Stone Oak Real Estate

There is a great array of real estate options afforded to the residents of Stone Oak, including single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. Many of the neighborhoods of Stone Oak, including Sonterra, the Vineyards, Canyon Springs, Champions Ridge and Roger’s Ranch, feature any number of neighborhood facilities, including swimming

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The real estate downfall of 2009 left in its wake a number of victims; and not just homeowners. Many real estate agents all across San Antonio found themselves struggling to keep up with, well, a struggling market. And the fact of the matter is not many of them survived. However, while other real estate companies were fighting to keep their heads above water VIP Realty was growing by leaps and bounds.

The Secret Behind our Success

The secret to VIP Realty’s success is no secret, really. It all comes down to the innovative way in which VIP Realty allows it agents to control their own destiny, all the while enjoying unlimited income potential. Once in a while a company comes along that bucks the trends and looks at the real estate industry in a whole

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A military relocation, or any other type of relocation for that matter, is often difficult on the children. However, there are ways to make this move less stressful - both for you and for your children! Below are several suggestions to help you make moving and relocation, easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable.

  1. Maintain an ongoing dialogue with your children about the move. Children often feel much less stressed about a military relocation if you keep them in the loop and inform them of any and all changes that will be taking place within the family. An ongoing conversation about the move is also a great way for your children to feel as if they can ask questions and express their concerns.
  2. Don’t assume that your children understand the details
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Downtown San Antonio has its share of beautiful condominiums. However, every once in a while a residence comes along that simply exceeds expectations. Meet the Broadway: one of downtown San Antonio’s premier condominium buildings.

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Broadway enjoys a fabulous proximity to the opportunities and excitement of San Antonio, including major companies, excellent dining and entertainment, and world-class shopping, just to name a few. This 22-story high-rise, although located in the city, bucks the trends by surrounding itself with beautiful, lush gardens and historic buildings.

Upon entering the premises, guests and residents will enjoy covered verandas surrounded by picturesque, tropical gardens. Adding to the

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You’ve done everything right – or so you think – to sell your home. You’ve priced it right and sat back and waited for the onslaught of offers. However, a few months later and no offers have you rethinking your plan for selling your Live home.

Pricing your home to sell may only be one part of the equation. It is important to understand that most home buyers of today want homes that appeal to them; homes that they feel welcome in; homes that they get a warm, fuzzy feeling about. After all, much of the home buying process involves emotions. With that in mind, are you doing everything you can to appeal to your buyers? The following tips may help you create the mood to attract your buyers:

  • Let the sun shine in – A dark home doesn’t show well. It makes
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