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Million Dollar Dogs: The Pampered Pooches of Luxury Real Estate

Million Dollar Dogs: The Pampered Pooches of Luxury Real Estate | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Forget iBuyers and AI. The perfect non-human real estate agent already exists. They’re smart, loyal, always positive, and like to chew on shoes—well okay, three out of four still beats the iBuyers!
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Texas dominates list of most popular places to move to in the U.S.

Texas dominates list of most popular places to move to in the U.S. | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study shows Texas metros are some of the hottest places to move to in the U.S.  Real estate site CommercialCafe recently looked at "metro-to-metro" migration to see whic
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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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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows

Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, but to get the current rate, buyers may need to shop around.
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the BUY opportunity is looking really good right now...  check the mortgage rates - and BUY NOW!

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2019 Generational Trends Highlights - YouTube

From:  National Association of REALTORS

 

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Age is irrelevant - if you want a home - just do it!

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Outdated Advice Buyers Should Ignore

Outdated Advice Buyers Should Ignore | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
People who have gone through the homebuying process often aren't shy about offering advice. But too often, it’s bad advice.
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definitely outdated home buyers advice - time to give it a fresh look...

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Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market

Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The housing market’s future depends on what happens to interest rates.
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prices and rates likely to move upward - inventory still low - yeap, now is a good time to buy or sell....  or both....

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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author
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Having Trouble Saving Enough for Your Down Payment? Crowdfund It! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Having Trouble Saving Enough for Your Down Payment? Crowdfund It! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
You read that right! First-time buyers across the country are getting creative when it comes to saving the necessary down payment to buy a home.

Many couples are asking their wedding guests to contribute to their “Down Payment Fund” rather than fulfilling a traditional registry. This is fueled by
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are you ready to save for your first home?

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2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors to consider are
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buying or selling, this is one not to miss...

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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some Highlights:

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.
88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
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nothing to fear - call and find out why!

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How US house prices have changed since you came of age

How US house prices have changed since you came of age | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
We’ve put together a summary of the biggest events that have happened since 1963, with a guide to the average house prices at that time - so click on to find out how much you’d have paid the year you were born.
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housing prices since 1963...    interesting growth...  great investment

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Will the Housing Market Pass or Fail the ‘5 Percent’ Test?

Will the Housing Market Pass or Fail the ‘5 Percent’ Test? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is inching closer to the 5 percent range, which will be a big test of affordability on the housing market.
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and you are WAITING to buy? - - - WHY?

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https://sanantonio.homes/  -  and even if you are not in San Antonio or surrounding area - cal me anyway...  i'll get you someone in your area (or - where you want to move)!

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Current Owners Are Starving First-Time Buyers of Options

Current Owners Are Starving First-Time Buyers of Options | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Starving First-Time Buyers of Options
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time to move or are we Starving First-Time Buyers?
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Can Your Home Help You Live Longer?

Can Your Home Help You Live Longer? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Developers are wooing buyers interested in wellness by touting homes with purified air and water, among other amenities.
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the right home for you?  find it  https://www.sanantonio.homes/

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Emerging Buyer’s Market Lifts Home Sales in May

Emerging Buyer’s Market Lifts Home Sales in May | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“The purchasing power to buy a home has been bolstered by falling mortgage rates, and buyers are responding,” says NAR’s chief economist.
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more inventory, low rates = great time to buy.....  ready?

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26 entire villages and towns you can actually buy

26 entire villages and towns you can actually buy | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
From eerie American ghost towns to charming Spanish hamlets, take a look at what's on offer right now.
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not exactly a San Antonio home - but if you are looking to buy a village or a town...

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Mortgage Apps Soar to Record High for Third Week

Mortgage Apps Soar to Record High for Third Week | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The wealthy are largely being lured to the housing market.
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are you getting yours?  

we would be glad to help:  https://www.sanantonio.homes/fine/real/estate/homeloans .

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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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10 hot home amenities that are actually bad investments

10 hot home amenities that are actually bad investments | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Home remodeling TV shows may have you believing that money you spend improving your digs will always bring you a higher price when it's time to sell your home.
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check these out - a better solution may be sell and buy or build...

 

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Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms used when buying a home. The best way to ensure that your home-buying process is a confident one is to find a real estate professional who not only puts your family’s needs first, but will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher.’
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understanding basic home buying terms...

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What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some Highlights:

Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
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we can help get you together with a great mortgage broker...

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to g
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call me and we can talk through is - i'll try to answer any of your real estate questions...

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Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 72% of buyers who purchased homes this year have put down less than 20%. 4% of loan applications were approved last month. The average credit score of approved loans was 727 in September.
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home buying does not need to be scary - work with the right real estate professional who can guide you through the process...

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LGBT Buyers Fear Discrimination

LGBT Buyers Fear Discrimination | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Those fears over prejudice may be holding back a significant share of LGBT renters from buying, a new survey from Freddie Mac finds.
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LGBT community and home buying?  checkout the article - we said years ago - we'll help anybody - so call me...

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