San Antonio, Texas Real Estate Blog & Market News - Richard Soto's Blog | Page #20

It comes as no surprise to the residents of San Antonio, as well as the people who work here, that San Antonio is a hot spot for all things business. With a progressive, thriving economy, which has someone managed to dodge the bullet of the recession, San Antonio enjoys an excellent labor pool, a low cost of living and a superb quality of life. In fact, San Antonio was named by Forbes as the second most recession-proof city in the United States in 2008. Just some of the factors leading to this honorable position include its strong employment and its growing industries. 

Dynamic Business and Industry Continue to Drive the Region

From the military and government sectors to the manufacturing and biomedical sectors, the industries of San Antonio are a…

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There's no question about it: Alamo Heights is a highly desirable San Antonio city that is best known for its excellent sense of community, its superb level of living and its fantastic array of middle to upper-class real estate. Those individuals looking for luxury will have no trouble finding luxury real estate in this quaint suburb, which boasts excellent real estate options, including high-end condos, estate properties and grand homes on expansive lots.

It's easy to see why as you begin navigating the serene, picturesque streets with their impressive array of spacious homes. A quick view of Alamo Heights' current real estate reveals a large, five-bedroom estate property for $2.8 million, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home for $958,000 and a more…

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Condo living in downtown San Antonio is red hot, thanks to fabulous, dynamic surroundings, a flourishing city and plenty of high-end condo residences. With an average price of $575,544 and an average price per square foot of $297, condo living in downtown San Antonio doesn't' come cheap. But what it does come with are loads of fantastic amenities, a sure-fire location and residences that are sure to impress.

Travis Park Lofts

Take the Travis Park Lofts, for example. Located smack dab in the middle of downtown San Antonio, this sleek condo building features 17 units with such fantastic features as exposed ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, stained concrete floors, and expansive, open floor plans. Conveniently located near the…

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While other parts of the country continue to struggle to keep their heads above water amidst the struggling, national housing market, San Antonio is experiencing a rebirth of sorts, particularly when it comes to downtown condo living. Ben Brewer, president of the Downtown Alliance San Antonio, has recently remarked that the demand for downtown living continues to remain strong, and that homes are still continuing to sell at a brisk pace. However, home sales in downtown San Antonio still come with their share of difficulties, mainly as a result of the national housing slump. In particular, developers are experiencing financing difficulties and restrictions imposed by banks and other lenders.

The Completion of the Vidorra sets the Stage

A fine example…

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It's no wonder San Antonio is called "Military City USA." San Antonio is home to four, premier military installations, including Brooks City-Base, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston. Combine that with the beautiful surroundings of San Antonio and it's no wonder why military families from all over the country are more than pleased to make their home in this fabulous city. Today's military families may head to Brooks City-Base, as it is home to the 311th Human Systems Wing and the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.

In fact, nearly all aerospace medical officers pass through Brooks City-Base at least once in their career. Fort Sam Houston is home to a good number of Army units, including the Army Medical School,…

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When we want to buy or sell a property in San Antonio we cannot do it all by ourselves. We need to get help from San Antonio Realtors who will make the entire process manageable. Buying or selling a real estate property involves paperwork. For some of us this paperwork can turnout to be a real nightmare. When we hire a San Antonio Realtor, they will help us with the paperwork too. However, how do we really find the best San Antonio Realtors? Here are few points that you should take into consideration while selecting your San Antonio Realtors. First of all, the real estate agent that you choose should be reliable.

As real estate dealings involve a lot of money, we need to find a trustworthy realtor who will have straightforward dealings. If they have…

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MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. Your San Antonio MLS is basically a database of all the real estate properties that are for sale in San Antonio at any given point of time. This is very helpful for the buyers that are interested in real estate property. There are number of advantages in using your San Antonio MLS for searching your real estate property. First of all, you will be able to find a complete list of all the properties that are available in a given locality. You will not have to depend on your San Antonio Realtor to show you the properties.

All the information is freely available and we just need to go through the properties that are listed with photos. One of the best things about MLS is that it is free. It does not cost us anything…

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Thanks to the convenience of the Internet, and technology such as Internet Data Exchange (IDX), searching for a San Antonio home has never been easier.

INTERACTIVE MAP SEARCH

 VIP Realty recognizes the importance of a comprehensive, easy-to-use home search engine and has therefore developed a series of search tools to facilitate your home search. Using all of the information from the San Antonio MLS, VIP Realty obtains all pertinent home information through the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) and puts into an easily searchable format. Whether you're searching for your next San Antonio home by zip code, by MLS number or by county, VIP Realty makes the search effortless. 

Additional search engines enable you to search by property type,…

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If you have been failing to get good offers for your San Antonio Real estate property and if you are depressed about it do not worry, here are few simple tips that will help get a good offer soon. Lately the real estate market has been down in general but San Antonio Real Estate market has show great resilience against recession. However, we need to put our focused effort to get good offers for our San Antonio Homes for sale.

The first factor that we need to remember is that when buyers approach a home owner, they approach us with great suspicion because if the property is good then why do we have to let it go and why is that the home owner selling the property. So in their mind they are skeptical about our motives for selling. They try to be extra…

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When you are planning to invest your money in real estate properties and homes for sale, you need to take into consideration number of factors before you use your money on the real estate property. First of all, you need to be very clear about your own intentions of why you would like to invest in a real estate property at a given point of time in your life. You may be looking for a suitable home for your own use or you may already have a home and looking for a second home to enhance your investments.

You might like to rent the new property to generate some income on regular basis. So you must first of all be clear how you would like to use the new property that you will be buying. If you are going to buy a home for your own use then you need to look at…

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