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SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. Information about San Antonio Homes and the Real Estate Market. #SanAntonioONE #SanAntonioHomesToday #AlCannistra #SanAntonioHomes #HousesInSanAntonio #SanAntonioRealEstate
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Breaking Down the Costs of Building a New Home

Breaking Down the Costs of Building a New Home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Sixty-one percent of the average home sales price for a new home was comprised of construction costs in 2019, up from 55.6% in 2017, according to a new analysis from the NAHB. Finished lot costs comprised the second largest cost at 18.5% of the sales price.

While costs have risen, the profit margin for builders has decreased slightly, falling from 10.7% of the sales price in 2017 to 9.1% in 2019.
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Do you like detailed billing? How about this one breaking down the cost of building a new house (a sampling model of course)

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Homeownership Program Index Report Debunks Top 5 Down Payment Myths

Homeownership Program Index Report Debunks Top 5 Down Payment Myths | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for homebuyer programs, released its Fourth Quarter 2019 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The latest HPI data debunks five common down payment myths that may be keeping buyers on the sidelines longer than necessary.
Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,165 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs), affordable first mortgages and more.  …Read More
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Debunking Top 5 Down Payment Myths...

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How Differing Interest Rates Can Price Some Buyers In, Out

How Differing Interest Rates Can Price Some Buyers In, Out | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Even a slight mortgage rate increase or decrease can change the affordability for a house hunter.
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interest rates matter!  this is a good link to bookmark:  https://www.sanantoniorealestate.blog/p/what-is-purchasing-power.html

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Study: It’s 16% Cheaper to Buy Now than Late 2018

Study: It’s 16% Cheaper to Buy Now than Late 2018 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Home prices are going up; mortgage rates are going down. A study by Black Knight found that the buyer savings from mortgage rate drops more than offsets the rise in home prices by about 16% (about $48,000) in just over a year’s time.
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Who wants to take advantage of lower cost and by a house today?

https://www.sanantonio.homes/

https://www.floridanew.homes/

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Texas oil tycoon's prized Panhandle ranch shaves $30M off asking price

Texas oil tycoon's prized Panhandle ranch shaves $30M off asking price | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Less than a year after the death of legendary Dallas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, the price of his enormous West Texas ranch has been cut by $30 million. Th
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you CAN SAVE 30 million dollars.....

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How Do You Choose a Home Pro? | Blog

How Do You Choose a Home Pro? | Blog | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
There are a number of reasons that you might need to hire a professional to do work around your home.…
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i still have free apps to give away....  https://www.homekeepr.com/join/al-cannistra

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23 Scary Signs Your Home Is a Fire Risk

23 Scary Signs Your Home Is a Fire Risk | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Want to keep your whole family safe? Discover some of the surprising things that professionals say put your house at risk of a home fire.
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the details may surprise you....

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San Antonio West Side developers were subdivision pioneers

San Antonio West Side developers were subdivision pioneers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Down payments ranged from $112.50 (for land only) to $600 (for multiple lots), according to real-estate transaction reports, but the typical deposit as advertised was $250 with monthly payments of $30 to $35 for a completed spec house on a lot. The company sold new houses from 1912 through the mid-1920s. Most, at least originally, were homesteads, although some were bought in groups as rental properties. Because Alamo Home Builders offered its own financing, it got some of the houses back through foreclosure and promptly resold them.
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the good old days - and really low monthly payments!

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looking to build?   https://www.sanantonio.homes/fine/real/estate/builders/custom/Builder-New-Homes

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Are Your Neighbors Copycats?

Are Your Neighbors Copycats? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Keeping up with the Joneses? Seventy percent of homeowners admit that they have copied their next-door neighbor’s decor.
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In my early years in real estate I did the open house routine – then I advised clients not to…  for reasons like security  - and “window shoppers”….

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Consumers Feeling Bullish on Home Buying, Selling

Consumers Feeling Bullish on Home Buying, Selling | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Low mortgage rates and a belief that the economy is improving may be motivating people to make a move.
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it's a bull......

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Consumers: Agents Are as Valuable as Therapists

Consumers: Agents Are as Valuable as Therapists | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Buyers and sellers say their real estate pros serve them well during a transaction but abandon them after the deal closes.
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a need to rewrite additional definitions for "home therapy"?

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Mortgage Rates Fall Further, and Buyers Are Swooping In

Mortgage Rates Fall Further, and Buyers Are Swooping In | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The first open houses of the year are drawing out the crowds, as buyers are drawn to the lowest mortgage rates since October.
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another reason to list your home - and buyers, great time to BUY your home!   www.SanAntonio2020.homes 

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Let sleeping babies lie: Chilly temps build tough Nordic tots

Let sleeping babies lie: Chilly temps build tough Nordic tots | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Cold weather won't stop Scandinavian moms from their age-old practice of parking baby prams outside in all weathers...and leaving the babies napping.
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one can only imagine how this would go over in the USA....

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U.S. Housing Supply Reaches All-Time Low

U.S. Housing Supply Reaches All-Time Low | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Realtor.com: Housing inventory dropped 13.6% in Jan. – the steepest year-over-year decline in over four years. The current supply of for-sale homes in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been since realtor.com began tracking it in 2012. It’s down 10%-20% in the four Fla. cities tracked.
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ready to sell your house?

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Staging Your Home for the 2020 Housing Market | Blog

Staging Your Home for the 2020 Housing Market | Blog | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
If you’re planning to sell your house, proper staging can make a huge difference. It’s important to keep in mind…
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staging your home 2020 - and don't forget to visit us:  http://sanantonio2020.homes/ 

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Cheapest Listing in San Francisco? A $100k Parking Spot

Cheapest Listing in San Francisco? A $100k Parking Spot | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The real estate agent selling the property calls it an investment and a safe place to park your money.
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glad San Antonio does not have pricing like that!

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10 Upgrades Owners Think Are Necessary Before Selling

10 Upgrades Owners Think Are Necessary Before Selling | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Because many buyers seek move-in-ready properties, sellers are tackling remodeling projects they believe will speed a sale.
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which would you have guessed was the best ROI?

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New Zillow study crowns Texas homes the most valuable in the country

New Zillow study crowns Texas homes the most valuable in the country | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The Lone Star State grew its total housing by a whopping $89 billion in 2019, the most in the country. California, by comparison, came in second at $77 billion, with Florida ($69 billion), Pennsylvania ($47 billion), and Washington ($45 billion) rounding out the top five.
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“…crowns Texas homes the most valuable in the country”

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Who wants to buy a home or invest in Texas?  Have a look  https://www.sanantonio.homes

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Single-Family Starts Will Gain Little Ground in 2020

Single-Family Starts Will Gain Little Ground in 2020 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
NAHB forecasts 2% more single-family homes will be built this year – but it’s not enough. Frustrated buyers want about 3.8M homes, mainly at the low-end of the market.
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where to find 3.8 MILLION new homes?

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Houston Is Now Less Affordable Than New York City –

Houston Is Now Less Affordable Than New York City – | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A new report finds that, when transportation costs are factored in, Texas’s biggest metros aren’t the bargain they often claim to be.
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home prices in San Antonio are good!        https://www.sanantonio.homes/

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What Exactly Do Closing Costs Cover?

What Exactly Do Closing Costs Cover? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Share this financial breakdown with clients so they understand what they’re paying for at the closing table.
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about the money you may need to close - your real estate professional can guide you on your transaction...

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This affluent San Antonio suburb cashes in as richest city in Texas

This affluent San Antonio suburb cashes in as richest city in Texas | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Forget Beverly Hills. Move over, Manhattan. One San Antonio suburb is cashing in as the richest city in Texas. A new list from data provider HomeSnacks ranks Terrell Hills a
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Richest city in Texas:

#1 – Terrell Hills

#9 – Fair Oak Ranch

Gotcha covered:

TerrellHills.Homes

FairOaksRanchTX.Homes

And more;

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2020 Housing Market Insights - YouTube

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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a look at the housing forecast 2020  by the experts....

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Some Buyers Purchase a Second Home First

Some Buyers Purchase a Second Home First | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
First-timers priced out of the market where they live are investing in more affordable places elsewhere.
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ever considered buying your 2nd before your first?

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Housing Inventories Fall to 2-Year Low

Housing Inventories Fall to 2-Year Low | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Fewer For Sale signs means less competition: Don’t let homeowners squander an opportunity for a sale.
Al Cannistra's insight:

low inventory - great time to SELL   (call me, I can help - locally, or with an agent in your area)...

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