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April 2014

Found 4 blog entries for April 2014.

If you’re looking to buy a home in San Antonio, these five subdivisions may be your best bet for good living in established neighborhoods near the heart of the city.

5. Whispering Oaks

The Whispering oaks neighborhood, featuring a bevy of homes in the $230,000 to $300,000 range, prides itself on exactly what you’d think from its name ‒‒ quiet. With street names like Whisper Dawn and Whisper Breeze, it’s no wonder the neighborhood attracts families who want to get a little slice of quiet and still be right near the vibrant downtown. AreaVibes ranked Whispering Oaks the No. 5 best neighborhood in San Antonio and No. 9 in all of Texas, thanks to the neighborhood’s low cost of living and crime rate, its sunny weather, and its high per capita income.

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As the remnants of the Great Recession and the housing crisis ebb further into the rearview mirror, San Antonio’s home sales keep getting stronger. The latest figures from the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), which look at sales in March, show home prices up compared to those in March 2013.

According to SABOR and the San Antonio Business Journal, the average price of a home in the city was $211,247 in March, which is 10 percent higher than in March 2013. The median price is $172,400, which is 8 percent higher than the year prior.  According to the Business Journal, the under-$200,000 market has been and remains the strongest price range, as 61 percent of the homes sold in greater San Antonio in March closed for less than $200,000. However,

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If you thought San Antonio was a good place for job growth and recreation, well, you’re right. But if you’ve overlooked the brainpower, you’re most assuredly missing out on what is fast becoming the city’s newest claim to fame.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio now claims the largest increase of college graduates in the country. Between 2007 and 2012, the city saw a 20-percent increase in people obtaining bachelor degrees. In raw numbers, the overall number of college graduates in San Antonio during those six years, the Express-News reported, grew by 76,313.

San Antonio shares the distinction with New Orleans, which reported similar numbers.

The news might come as a surprise to some. San Antonio has not traditionally been a

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Energy efficiency means exactly what it sounds like ‒‒ doing more by using less energy. When it comes to your home, energy efficiency can bring several benefits, not the least being a more comfortable home that stays mild in the harshest summer weather and the deepest winter chills. And the benefits of owning an energy-efficient home aren’t just good for you and your family. They’re good for your wallet, your neighborhood, and even the nation.

Environmentally Friendly

When your home is energy efficient, you get the benefit of a clear conscience. You know that you are creating and emitting less energy and lowering your carbon footprint. Energy efficient homes put less waste into the atmosphere and cause less waste product from utility providers.


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