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25 Home Selling Myths That Just Won’t Die

25 Home Selling Myths That Just Won’t Die | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a Realtor, mechanic, or even a doctor, chances are you spend a good portion of your day dispelling common myths about your job. Whether it’s patients who think they know it all after spending ten minutes on WebMD, or homeowners who think their home is worth what Zillow says, everybody’s an expert these days.
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MYTH BUSTER – If you are a HOMEOWNER or a HOMEOWNER WANNABE this one is highly recommended folks. One of the best articles addressing the myths that have been around for years – and just won’t go away. Be a savvy seller or buyer – check it out!

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San Antonio Real Estate Blog

San Antonio Real Estate Blog | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
San Antonio real estate blog by San Antonio Homes. Updates often on San Antonio real estate news and the latest market trends. Homes and information.
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if you have not visited the blog lately....

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Cost vs. Value 2019 | West South Central Region

Cost vs. Value 2019 | West South Central Region | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The 2019 Cost vs Value feature compares average costs for 22 remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 136 U.S. markets.
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No matter what part of the country you are in, here is a look at ROI – home remodeling.

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There are many arguments that can be made either way – the bottom line is unique to the homeowner!

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Interview with Al Cannistra from SanAntonio.homes – .Homes Domain Names

Interview with Al Cannistra from SanAntonio.homes – .Homes Domain Names | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
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this interview was originally posted on their blog in January...   it has been updated and we are sharing with you...

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How Finland is stamping out homelessness

How Finland is stamping out homelessness | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
By implementing 'housing first' on a national scale, Finland has almost eliminated homelessness.
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I  like the idea of "Ending homelessness, not managing it" - we are in the 21st century - it is time in the industrialized world....

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First-Time Buyers Have Bought 985K Homes This Year

First-Time Buyers Have Bought 985K Homes This Year | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
New buyers under the age of 35 have been increasing their homeownership rates and are “showing a determination and resiliency to become homeowners,” according to a new report.
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ready to loose the virginity - buy your FIRST home!   you are waiting?  why?   https://www.sanantoniorealestate.blog/

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7 mistakes buyers make before they even house hunt

7 mistakes buyers make before they even house hunt | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
When you’re working with homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers, you should be aware of the common mistakes buyers make -- before the house hunt.
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smart phone, smart homes - be a smart buyer (it works)

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The Best and Worst Cities to Own Investment Property

The Best and Worst Cities to Own Investment Property | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
These are the best (and worst) places to invest in real estate.
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San Antonio is in the best group....

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Luxury ranch listing video features the music of Elton John

Luxury ranch listing video features the music of Elton John | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Songwriter Bernie Taupin talks about the creative work he did at the ranch in a listing video that broker Ann Abernethy put together for the property.
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not everyone can create a property video with Elton John music in the background - but when your client is a personal friend of Elton....

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NAR offers a few reasons as to why we still need Realtors - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

NAR offers a few reasons as to why we still need Realtors - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
the National Association of Realtors has provided some tips on how they can stave off this new threat to their livelihoods.
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worth your review...

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Getting A Mortgage San Antonio Video

Getting A Mortgage San Antonio Video | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Getting A Mortgage San Antonio Video
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Getting Approved - is the first step to getting your new home!

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Here Are The Hottest Places For Property Investment Right Now

Here Are The Hottest Places For Property Investment Right Now | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Almost anywhere in Texas – For the last decade, Texas has routinely come out as a top spot for real estate investors. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, seven of the 15 cities with the most significant population growth were in the Lone Star state.
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hottest places for property investment "right now" and skip toward the end of the article where it points out for the "last decade" Texas has come out as a top spot for investing!!!

OK, so call check it out: www.SanAntonio.Homes and www.SanAntonioRealEstate.Blog 

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Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.
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would you like to live in a Texas castle?

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The Top 15 Home Features to Boost Your Home's Value and Sell It Faster | realtor.com®

The Top 15 Home Features to Boost Your Home's Value and Sell It Faster | realtor.com® | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The realtor.com data team dug through hundreds of thousands of listings to find the top features that boost home prices and help properties sell fast. 
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you may have a forever home - or a home that one day you will sell...   here is a list of features that help your homes value...  and you get to enjoy them while you live there - check it out...

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San Antonio named one of the top 20 'most affordable places to retire'

San Antonio named one of the top 20 'most affordable places to retire' | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
San Antonio has no state income tax, no real winter and no short supply of low-price breakfast tacos, so it is frequently listed on lists of best places to retire. Most recently, it was named one of the 20 most affordable places to retire in 2019 by 55places, a website providing resources for active adult communities in the United States.
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San Antonio is where you wannabe! But, why wait until retirement? We are  G R O W I N G - and there are many reasons for that. Y'all come and visit - and maybe stay?

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Housing market slowdown takes its toll on luxury homes

Housing market slowdown takes its toll on luxury homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Financial experts are warning that the luxury housing market is at risk of slowing down, due to higher mortgage rates that have also affected other segment
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as we have shared in the blog, now is a great time to buy a luxury home - check us out  www.SanAntonioRealEstate.Blog  

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Freddie Still Bullish on New-Home Sales

Freddie Still Bullish on New-Home Sales | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“While existing home sales may struggle to top their best-in-over-a-decade 2017 performance, new home sales should provide enough growth to push total home sales in the U.S. modestly higher in 2018,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. “Housing construction continues to lag demand by a wide margin, so we expect to see housing starts grind higher in 2018.”
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Are you Bull or Bear on existing home sales?

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What houses look like in every state

What houses look like in every state | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
With some help from our friends at Realtor, we've rounded up the most popular style of home in each state, according to prospective homeowners.
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they seem to have gotten Illinois right - but do you think they got it for Texas (and how about the state where you were born?)

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Austin ranks as the most expensive real estate market in Texas, shows new report

Austin ranks as the most expensive real estate market in Texas, shows new report | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
During the first half of 2017, the Austin area had a much larger share of homes priced at $300,000 and above than other metros, according to a new report.
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is that a good thing?

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Historic dance hall near San Antonio hits the market — on eBay

Historic dance hall near San Antonio hits the market — on eBay | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The historic Swiss Alp Dance Hall in Schulenburg, Texas, is up for sale on eBay. Bidding closes July 5.
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anyone want to buy a dance hall?  -or other real property?

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The True Cost of Bad Credit

The True Cost of Bad Credit | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A drop in your credit score means more than paying higher interest rates for loans. Here’s how it can mortgage your future and risk your retirement nest egg.
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thinking about buying a home - credit is SO very important...

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