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Texas is a popular place to live at. A lot of people appreciate the diverse regions of the state, regardless of their preference in climate and way of living. With an affordable cost of living, a friendly culture, and lots of recreation opportunities, Texas continues to capture the interest of many people. Regardless of your age or status, Texas is a good place for you. But where exactly in Texas should you stay? Do you have a particular place in mind right now?

What about San Antonio vs Austin? Have you ever thought of them? Right in the center of the Lone Star State, San Antonio and Austin are two popular cities. San Antonio is marked with lively Hispanic culture that pounds the whole city, while Austin is very vibey. Although the two cities…

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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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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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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.


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.


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

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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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San Antonio is second only to Houston as the fastest-growing city in Texas. It’s really no surprise why. CNN Money recently ranked San Antonio number five on its list of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation. The Alamo City is fast becoming Texas’ technology hub, where innovative tech companies are popping up and employing more people. The city’s biotech industry is growing quickly enough to rival that of Princeton, New Jersey. And the renovations and expansions of once-derelict buildings and industrial sections of town are turning San Antonio into one of the hottest markets in the Southwest.

According to a March report by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), that month’s average home sales price was increased 10 percent form the…

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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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Who is set to have a stellar year in San Antonio in 2012? It looks like the luxury home sellers and builders are. According to the Houston Chronicle, luxury real estate numbers are outperforming other types of real estate sales. Custom builders see San Antonio in 2012 as a year to begin plans for a number of million-dollar spec homes. Real estate is picking up in San Antonio, but luxury real estate in San Antonio in 2012 will likely be the driving factor for San Antonio’s real estate market. Says James Gaines, a research economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University: “Who is the most recession-proof? High-income people who can more easily qualify for loans? Who can come up with more equity?”

Luxury Housing Median Rules

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