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San Antonio, Texas Real Estate Blog & Market News

We all know San Antonio has some of the hottest real estate in Texas. As one of America’s fastest growing cities, San Antonio draws hundreds of new residents by the week. And to accommodate the flow of new residents moving in, developers are ever building new places to live. Here’s a look at three of the best new subdivisions in the capital area.

1. The Colony at Indian Springs

This master-planned community along the Bulverde Road corridor is nestled in beautiful North Central San Antonio and features a pool and cabana, a playground, and the kind of gorgeous views you’d expect from life near the Hill Country. The Colony is served by the award-winning Comal Independent School District and blends rural living with modern convenience and close proximity

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Just because you live in a place that always has something to do doesn’t mean you always know what to do. But there are always things to do, and several you must do if you live in or near San Antonio.

1. Wine, Anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas produces some fantastic wines. So much so that there really is such a thing as the Texas Wine trail, which runs a string of 30+ Hill Country wineries. Follow the trail (but don’t drive it) from just north of San Antonio, though Fredericksburg and Lampasas, and stop in New Braunfels. See how the state’s best wines are made, get samples, and take in some fabulous scenery along the way.

2. Boo!

 

It doesn’t need to be Halloween season to enjoy a good spooky haunted house (though Halloween

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San Antonio is home to two Texas landmarks. One, of course, is the Alamo, and the other is the tallest structure south of Houston, the Tower of the Americas. But we’re talking about skyscraper buildings here, and the Tower is the city’s famed observation deck. From up here, you can see these other Texas-sized buildings, the tallest skyscrapers in San Antonio.

1. Bank of America Plaza

At 387 feet, the BOA Plaza tower is the fifth-largest building in town. The building opened in 1984 as Interfirst Bank Plaza, and measures 28 stories.

2. The Tower Life Building

Perhaps the most beautiful, most “San Antonio” of the city’s skyscrapers is it’s fourth-largest building, the Tower Life Building. This landmark began construction in 1927 and opened in 1929.

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Say it ain’t so ‒‒ the beautiful River City? Cradle of Texas freedom? Bogged down by traffic congestion to make grown men weep into their steering wheels?


Alas, ‘tis true. San Antonio has a traffic problem, and not just San Antonians know it. According to TRIP, a D.C.-based transportation research group, San Antonio has five of the top 50 most “pressing transportation challenges” in Texas. So try not to be surprised that some areas of the city are graveyards for forward momentum in the car

1. I-410 between San Antonio International Airport at (US-281) and I-35

Probably the most famous highway in San Antonio, the 410 is not always famous in a good way. And this seven-mile stretch is probably the worst piece of it. Lots of cars driving rather fast

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It’s hard to not think positive thoughts when it comes to the Spurs. The only Texas major sports team going into this coming season as a champion and (many consider) dynasty team is a tough one to find fault with. Almost as tough as finding fault with the city real estate market, which, like the Spurs, just seems to be getting better and better with time.

 

So let’s not find fault. Let’s go out on a pretty strong limb here ‒‒ yes, the Spurs are and will be as hot as the city’s real estate market. Both the housing market and the team have been basking in the glow of positive coverage and good vibes for a few years now, and there’s no sign of either loosening its grip on the public’s heart.

Even with the new pieces of the Spurs puzzle, 2014-15

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Whether your kids are looking forward to going back to school or not, there’s no reason for them to look out of style. If you want them to look their best for a brand new year, you can’t go wrong with these San Antonio malls.

1.North Star Mall

Considered the best mall in San Antonio by TripAdvisor, North Star is almost an old friend to the city. This uptown mall features 200-plus specialty stores and major anchors, including Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Forever 21, so if you can’t find it here for back-to-school, it probably doesn’t exist. By the way, this is the mall with the famous cowboy boots sculpture by Texas artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade.

2. South Park Mall

On the south side of Alamo City is South Park Mall. This mall

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The San Antonio area has some of the finest master-planned communities in Texas, if not the whole country, and its easy to see why. With enviable amenities and sweeping views of nature, from the river to the Hill Country, the Alamo City is just too beautiful to pass up. But you don’t have to live downtown with the family. Consider these top communities:

Anaqua Estates

Just minutes from downtown sits Anaqua Springs Ranch, an environmentally-preserved community in the Hill Country with rising limestone bluffs, lush wooded valleys, and the waterfalls of Leon Creek. This 920-acre master-planned community features a gated entry with a 24-hour security guard on duty and breathtaking unobstructed views of Bexar County’s natural splendor. The community lies

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Choosing the right school district is a big factor in your decision to move. But if private school is in the cards, the San Antonio area offers some of the finest private schools in the state. Before you move specifically for a school district, consider these elite private academies of learning.

Antonian College Prep

Routinely  included in the Action Institute's Catholic High School Honor Roll as a top-50 Catholic high school in America, Antonian is also one of the Lone Star State’s top-5 athletic parochial schools. According to San Antonio Magazine, 80 percent of Antonian students play on one of its 30 athletic teams, and the school ranks among the top five private schools in Texas for the most wins and championships. Academically, the school’s

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Unless you’re a skilled tradesperson or home repair expert, there are things you likely can’t (or probably shouldn’t) do yourself around the house. Often enough, your attempts to save some money by tackling a project yourself will just take longer and cost more when you have to hire a contractor to fix what you did wrong anyway. The safest rule of thumb is, when in doubt about your own abilities, call a professional.

Projects You Can Do

There are lots of projects you can do on your own that will save money and not (usually) cause any major issues if something goes wrong. Painting is one, particularly interior walls and ceilings. A few buckets of paint, some brushes and drop cloths, and a little elbow grease can save you hundreds of dollars and,

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Even in this age of savvy homeowners, summer vacation remains a time when burglars do their best business. Fortunately, a few prevention tips can help keep you from becoming a target for crooks.

Keep Your Plans Off Facebook

Social media is as great for finding out you won’t be home for a week as it is for catching up with old friends. Even if your privacy settings are top-notch, a wily crook can gain access to your feed and see that you won’t be anywhere near home. Worse, he knows exactly when you’ll be gone and exactly when you’re coming back, so he can take his sweet time checking out your home.

Forget the Hidden Keys

The word is out about stashing spare house keys under door mats or in fake rocks. Burglars are at least smart enough to know

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