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A split-level home is different from the traditional layout of homes. A traditional home usually comes with two distinct stories, with a full flight of stairs between. On the other hand, a split-level home features more distinct levels, at least three, which are connected by shorter flights of stairs. This style of home became popular in the 1960s because they were designed to fit small and sloped properties which were more common in the suburbs. They are more compact in design compared to a single-story ranch house and feel hip and fresh, perfect for modern house hunters.

Different Types of Split-Level Homes

There are different types of split-level homes.

  • Side Split

With this design, the split levels are visible when looking at the

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San Antonio has earned an amazing reputation when it comes to being an area that most people want to live in. It takes pride in being a huge city, yet having a small-town feel. It is possible to have anything that you need in this location, from downtown bungalows to luxury estates. Indeed, there is a home to call your own, and a neighborhood to feel comfortable in, fit for any type of lifestyle. According to reports, the average cost of a home in this location is around $140,000, covering about 3,000 square feet, with 2 to 3 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. The following are among the best places to live in San Antonio.

Stone Oak

If you are the type of resident who prefers a suburb feel, then the Stone Oak area can be considered as your home. Stone Oak is

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Relocating along with all of your belongings may seem like a tedious task. Indeed, there are so many things you need to declutter, label, pack, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

However, preparing for the big day of your move doesn’t have to feel overwhelming; not even the slightest bit. We will arm you with the best moving and packing tips our experts have in their sleeves (and are not selfish to keep them for themselves!)

What you need to do is to plan and organize everything in advance. And here is where we kick in by sharing you all the essential highlights you want to follow.

Finally, you can simply enjoy the beautiful journey which marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life while leaving the annoying fuss behind.

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As a business owner, you stand to gain a lot from saving energy in your office. Aside from cost reduction, an improved image and a cleaner conscience are just some of the benefits of cutting down on energy at work.

However, saving energy is sometimes easier said than done. Here are some things you can do to save energy at work and get all of your employees involved and motivated to achieve this goal.

#1 Assign green monitors.

Have certain people monitor or check energy usage or compliance to your energy-saving measures. Depending on the size and structure of your commercial real estate business, you can assign monitors by floor or department, for example, and have them rotate from time to time.

#2 Award good behavior.

Conduct spot

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Need more reasons to love San Antonio? Try these.

A Culture of Business 

San Antonio bills itself as having a culture of business for a reason. The economy is thriving, the job market is alluring (particularly to millennial jobseekers), and development continues at a steady pace. San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Food 

You can’t ‒‒ seriously, can’t ‒‒ get a better, more diverse menu in Texas than in San Antonio. There is, really, everything here. If you want to get a quick bite, done. If you want to impress your date, you will. It’s a cultural smorgasbord of restaurants and cuisines.

History 

Even outside the Alamo, San Antonio is soaked in Spanish, French,

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Booming San Antonio has increasingly incredible city views, but you need to be in a high-rise to see them. And the luxury that comes with high-rise living in Alamo City is unparalleled. If you want the best in San Antonio high-rise living, check out these top buildings:

La Cascada

With 12 stories full of spacious floor plans and sweeping views, La Cascada has become the penthouse of choice in San Antonio. La Cascada is mere blocks from Riverwalk and the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center. Much of the building has been renovated or built within the last 20 years to offer open floor plans, stylish design, rock fireplaces, full-length windows, and premium fixtures. The building also features a private lobby, garage parking, pool, rooftop views and

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VIP Realty agents are top-producers in their field. Their expertise in the areas of residential real estate, commercial real estate and apartment leasing is unmatched. They simply provide clients with the best service in the business.

If you’re looking to be part of the best residential real estate team in San Antonio, VIP is the right place to be. Or maybe you’re a commercial real estate expert who understands the needs of today’s businesses. Clients are looking for an agent who will have a firm understanding of local leasing conditions and will possess the tools necessary to negotiate a favorable lease or real estate transaction, and VIP’s team is unparalleled.

Or maybe you want to specialize in helping business professionals find short-term

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Mahncke Park

Not long ago, Mahncke Park was under the radar, but its spot, a mere stone’s throw from downtown, and its affordable homes have caught on. Homes here are going for increasingly more money and moving at a faster clip. Young professionals are especially bullish on the neighborhood, and families are drawn to the area parks. Everyone who moves here, though, seems to like the wrap-around porches and getting their hands dirty in some refurbishing work.

King William

Mahncke Park is where young professionals moved when they strted getting priced out of King William. But if you want to pinpoint the epicenter of San Antonio’s neighborhood rebirth movement, you can look here. King William, a.k.a. Southtown, is still hot. Homes here date back to

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You might have heard that San Antonio is a shopper’s paradise. Actually, it’s considered one of America’s top 10 shopping destinations, so it’s true. If you’re looking for great shopping, it’s heard to beat San Antonio.

Neighborhood Shopping in Alamo Heights

You could visit a mall, but shoppers in the know in San Antonio know that the city’s best shopping is in the neighborhood shops in Alamo Heights. The neighborhood is brimming with boutiques, spas, and trendy market shops that cater to any shopping indulgence. Popular destinations include Lucchese Boot Company, Julian Gold, and Penny Lane. But there are so many more places to hit for luxury clothes, perfume, shoes, jewelry, and even art.

The Shops at La Cantera

This open-air mall in the La

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Venturing off the beaten path is usually a good thing in a place like San Antonio. Like any great city, it’s got its share of hidden gems and best-kept secrets that usually delight whoever finds them.

Hogwild Records Tapes & CDs

Believe it or not, some record stores still exist and even thrive, Hogwild is one of these beacons for the music fan. It’s San Antonio's premier record store. Casual yet knowledgeable; knowing yet daring. It’s easy to get lost in Hogwild’s acres of vintage records, where you’ll find everything from gospel to 70s metal. There’s also a top-notch selection of Texas music on vinyl, tape, and CD from all eras.

Ocho Lounge at Hotel Havana

Unless you’re a guest, you’ve probably never thought much of Hotel Havana. But you

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