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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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Why mortgage debt threatens boomers’ retirements

Why mortgage debt threatens boomers’ retirements | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
More consumers are carrying mortgages and other housing debt into their retirement years, which puts them at greater risk of burning through their savings.
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Both Political Parties Agree: Texans Need Property Tax Relief - Breitbart

Both Political Parties Agree: Texans Need Property Tax Relief - Breitbart | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Texas Republicans and Democrats found some common ground recently on a difficult issue plaguing every homeowner and business in the state: sky-high property taxes.
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Personal Spaces: 10 Homes Make an Outdoor Connection

Personal Spaces: 10 Homes Make an Outdoor Connection | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
There’s a lot to love about indoor-outdoor living, whether you dream of gathering for evening nibbles on the patio or bringing in the view with floor-to-ceiling windows. Get ideas from these creative homeowners who’ve made a connection with the outdoors, through small adjustments (like adding French doors) to complete overhauls.
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Zombie Foreclosures Q1 2015 | Newsroom and Media Center

Zombie Foreclosures Q1 2015 | Newsroom and Media Center | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Zombie foreclosure report for the first quarter of 2015 from RealtyTrac.
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What Is a Zombie Foreclosure and Why Do They Occur?

With a “zombie foreclosure” (sometimes called “zombie title” or “zombie properties”), the homeowner moves out after foreclosure has been started, but for some reason the foreclosure is cancelled, the sale is never held, or title is never officially transferred to a new owner. As a result, title remains in the homeowner’s name.

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Is Your Water Heater a Dinosaur? | McNair Custom Homes

Is Your Water Heater a Dinosaur? | McNair Custom Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some 37 million residential water heaters gave up the ghost and were replaced over the past five years
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/home_owner_library.html      #sanantonio

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25 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

25 Great Home Projects and What They Cost | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
It’s rare for homeowners to dust off their hands and say, “There! Our home is complete!” There’s always something we feel we can do to make our spaces better, more efficient, more comfortable or just more visually appealing. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the most bookmarked stories from our Great Home Projects series to show you high-impact changes you can make to improve your home. Each story contains useful tips and things...
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Refinancing Paid Off for Borrowers in 2014

Refinancing Paid Off for Borrowers in 2014 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Low mortgage rates have prompted a refinance rush among borrowers, as home owners act to lock in super low rates and cut their monthly mortgage payments or shorten their loan’s terms.
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FAA Finally Approves Drones for Real Estate: Will it be Worth Your Time? Homes Connect | Connect.homes.com

FAA Finally Approves Drones for Real Estate: Will it be Worth Your Time? Homes Connect | Connect.homes.com | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
FAA Finally Approves Drones for Real Estate: Will it be Worth Your Time? (2015-02-03 01:00:00): Drones have stirred up quite a buzz in the real estate marketing world, but there have been a lot of unanswered questions regarding how they can be used.
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That buzzing you hear may not be a bee.....

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You Said It: ‘Adding Color Is About So Much More Than Shock’ and More

You Said It: ‘Adding Color Is About So Much More Than Shock’ and More | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
This week on Houzz, stories reflected a sense of community, and it gave me an uplifting “Kumbaya” feeling. I’m not really the “Kumbaya” type, but I’m embracing it and hope I can spread it around here. Houzzers helped Houzzers on the discussion boards, a writer suggested gathering with friends for “freezer cooking,” and a story covered village-style low-income housing in New Zealand built by architecture students. And learning about zero net energy made me think about how the energy...
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/home_owner_library.html      #sanantonio

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How to Choose the Right Tile Layout

How to Choose the Right Tile Layout | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you’re splurging on a rare natural stone or standing by classic porcelain, choosing a tile type is only part of the design decision. The way the tile is installed also matters. To help you figure out the best layout for your kitchen, bathroom and beyond, here are some of the most popular options.
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Mortgage Rates Fall Again

Mortgage Rates Fall Again | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Average fixed-rate mortgages once again fell back to near 20-month lows, with 30-year fixed rate mortgages well-under 4 percent and 15-year rates below 3 percent.
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Healthy Demand Expected for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers

Healthy Demand Expected for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Healthy Demand Expected for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/First_Time_Home_Buyer.html     #sanantonio

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4 Main Types of Lighting for the Bathroom | McNair Custom Homes

4 Main Types of Lighting for the Bathroom | McNair Custom Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you have a petite powder room or a grand master bath, there are four main types of lighting you should consider: ambient, task, accent and natural.
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Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism

Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Consumers are more positive about their personal finances at the start of this year, which is having a spillover effect on their attitudes toward the housing market, according to Fannie Mae’s la
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Kitchen of the Week: Hints of Nautical Style for a Shipshape Kitchen

Kitchen of the Week: Hints of Nautical Style for a Shipshape Kitchen | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Carly and Nick Dorendorf make their living designing, building and remodeling houses — and when it comes to their own home, they practice what they preach. The couple, joint owners of Carnik Residential Design, recently purchased a 1960s ranch house for themselves in Lakeside, California, near San Diego, and embarked on a major remodel. The revived kitchen, which draws on vintage and nautical references, is the star of the space.
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My Houzz: Andalusian-Inspired Touches in a Modern Home in the Hills

My Houzz: Andalusian-Inspired Touches in a Modern Home in the Hills | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Esha and Nimesh Ray have found a way to gracefully meld multicultural design elements in their new Andalusian-style home. As the founders of an organic food company in the San Francisco Bay Area, they had traveled to many different countries across several continents to buy ancient grains and organic products. “The challenge for us was to create a home that reflected our love of travel and the things we collected while traveling, with a clean, modern design,” says Esha. With the help of interior
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Room of the Day: Bright Red Dining Room Glows in Fog City

Room of the Day: Bright Red Dining Room Glows in Fog City | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever read anything about San Francisco weather, you’ve probably heard there’s fog. And while low-hanging mist shrouds the city in drama and mystery, over time the hazy veil can become a little morose. Interior designer Christy Allen brightened a growing family’s newly purchased apartment in the Outdoor Richmond District, one of the city’s foggiest neighborhoods, with bold color, white details and light accessories and banished the gloom to get the household off to a glowing start...
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Invest in Upgrades that Boost Home Value | McNair Custom Homes

Invest in Upgrades that Boost Home Value | McNair Custom Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports recommends completing these updates:
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HUD: ‘2015 Is Year of Housing Opportunity’

HUD: ‘2015 Is Year of Housing Opportunity’ | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The easing of credit is opening the door to more home buyers this year, says HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
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Are you being served?  

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Room of the Day: Timber-Frame Cabin Inspires Couple’s Creative Pursuits

Room of the Day: Timber-Frame Cabin Inspires Couple’s Creative Pursuits | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
These creative homeowners live double lives. They split their time between homes in fast-paced New York City and the tranquil Berkshires in Massachusetts. She’s an artist, and he’s a writer, and they had a cabin built near the main house on their rural property. Here they can get inspired by the bucolic views of the mountains and the sheep-dotted hills outside their windows. Respecting the history and beauty of the landscape, the couple chose Brad Morse of Uncarved Block to create a one-room...
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That Gap Under the Deck: Hide It or Use It!

That Gap Under the Deck: Hide It or Use It! | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
At last you’re ready to install the deck of your dreams. Before you begin construction, it’s important to consider how to address the underside of the deck and accompanying staircase. If the deck will extend from the second story, this can be quite a lot of potentially usable space. There will be less space to address if the deck will extend from the ground-level story, but the eye will still be drawn to that dark (often weedy) slit of earth. So how do you maximize this awkward space?...
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Inaccurate Zillow 'Zestimates' a source of conflict over home prices

Inaccurate Zillow 'Zestimates' a source of conflict over home prices | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says that nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about 8%
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Trust your LOCAL Realtor - many of whom offer you a local website that is accurate and has all the MLS listings. There is no reason to use the "big boys"     

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2015 Forecast: Gains Ahead

2015 Forecast: Gains Ahead | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Continued economic growth and more reasonable lending standards could unleash pent-up demand for home sales.
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Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now

Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Delayed home purchases may result in higher monthly mortgage payments as home prices and mortgage rates rise, realtor.com®’s chief economist warns.
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