San Antonio, Texas Real Estate Blog & Market News - Military Relocation

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If you are one of the many military families moving to San Antonio, and you want to purchase a home, you will want to familiarize yourself with your VA mortgage options in San Antonio. San Antonio boasts a healthy and very affordable real estate market, so it is important to look into the many VA mortgage options in San Antonio available to military families. Although there are a number of programs available when it comes to VA mortgage options in San Antonio, we will discuss the two, primary types of loans: fixed-rate loans and adjustable-rate loans.

VA Fixed-Rate Home Loans If you are looking for one of the easiest and simplest VA mortgage options in San Antonio, you will likely be looking into a VA fixed-rate home loan. A fixed-rate home loan will…

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Mortgage brokers are jumping ship left and right today, as lending institutions everywhere have tightened their purse strings, and no longer offering those easy to achieve sub prime loans. In Houston currently many home loan specialists are going to back to school for new career paths in order to make a living. In San Antonio, the real estate market is staying with its huge military base of homebuyers.

With Fort Sam Houston, plus Lackland, and Randolph air force bases teaming with support personnel looking to purchase single-family homes, the VA mortgage options for San Antonio homebuyers is a thriving industry. Whether they are still serving their country, are veterans, or retired there is a VA mortgage to fit a service person’s needs in the housing…

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The armed forces are constantly moving their personnel all over the globe, and that means uprooting their immediate family and moving them as well. Fortunately, over the years Realtors in each community has hosts a military post have become familiar with how the Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force handle the housing needs of their single and married service members. All family’s have ample time to prepare for their next move, but many are not aware of the real estate professionals that can help smooth out the entire process, and help them find a rental home, or apartment that fits their current B.A.H. (basic allowance for housing rates). 

Many service members do not realize their entire benefit package while serving their country, never even know that…

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San Antonio military relocation is commonplace, thus it comes as no surprise that the process of relocating military families is quite organized. The United States Military is an important part of San Antonio and has been for many years. It is a part of the San Antonio culture, economy and history and has done much to shape San Antonio and what it’s become today. The military’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) of 2005 has been a huge boost for military relocation in San Antonio and the military expects “unprecedented growth” by 2011.

The Economic Impact of BRAC

Some estimates have the impact of BRAC to be quite dramatic, as it is expected that BRAC will generate an additional $8.3 billion in “positive economic impact through 2011.” Compared to the…

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A military relocation, or any other type of relocation for that matter, is often difficult on the children. However, there are ways to make this move less stressful - both for you and for your children! Below are several suggestions to help you make moving and relocation, easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable.

  1. Maintain an ongoing dialogue with your children about the move. Children often feel much less stressed about a military relocation if you keep them in the loop and inform them of any and all changes that will be taking place within the family. An ongoing conversation about the move is also a great way for your children to feel as if they can ask questions and express their concerns.
  2. Don’t assume that your children understand the details…

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Military relocation is a popular term heard around San Antonio, as many families from all over the country move to San Antonio because of the many military bases found here, including Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston.

Although military relocation is similar to other types of moves, it does present a number of challenges over other types of relocation. Relocating yourself and your family due to a permanent change of station is a process that most military families must go through at one time or another, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful event, provided you take the time to plan ahead:

  • Each military relocation should start with a visit to your Personal Property Office upon receiving your orders. Make an…

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San Antonio is home to some of the largest military tenants, likely because of its sheer size and its unique location, which serves as the cultural gateway to the American Southwest. The military installations of San Antonio include:

  • Brooks City-Base – As the largest tenant in the United States Air Force, Books City Base also has a strong presence in aerospace medicine.  The two, major units of the Brooks City-Base are the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the 311th Human Systems Wing.
  • Fort Sam Houston – Fort Sam Houston is a support post and medical training facility. It is therefore commonly known as the “Home of the Combat Medic” and the “Home of Army Medicine.” Fort Sam Houston is home to the U.S. Army North, 5th Army…

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The military industry continues to be a strong force in San Antonio’s commercial real estate market. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded contracts to Fort Sam Houston for the construction of two, new barracks for Army personnel who will be taking courses at the Medical Education and Training Campus. 

The two contracts that were awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers total about $118.7 million, and will provide barracks for about 1,800 Army medical trainees. This last set of contracts, which are designed for the ongoing development of the Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, will consist of three dormitories. The Medical Education and Training Campus is part of the Base Realignment and Closure action, which was…

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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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