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Outdated Advice Buyers Should Ignore

Outdated Advice Buyers Should Ignore | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it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definitely outdated home buyers advice - time to give it a fresh look...

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New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Homes

New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Lawmakers say the move is intended to combat soaring home prices and rising homelessness in the country.
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some countries do not want refugees - other countries do not want investors (with money) - interesting protectionism  (personal prediction - it won't last)...

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Single-Family Rentals See Big Price Jumps

Single-Family Rentals See Big Price Jumps | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Single-family rental prices are growing, with the biggest jumps in lower-end brackets.
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just another reason to become - the homeowner!

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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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Home Inspections are value added to your home • RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

Home Inspections are value added to your home • RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Many purchase agreements fall apart based on home inspection reports. Home inspections are often scary for both the buyer and the seller. It’s not only ab
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buy a home without one? - whatever the price of your home....  you are investing $ to $$$$$ - protecting that investment makes sense - your thoughts???

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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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Why New-Home Market Can’t Meet Demand

Why New-Home Market Can’t Meet Demand | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The new-home market is unable to meet growing buyer demand because there aren’t enough workers to build homes, builders say.  At the beginning of the year, there were 250,000 unfilled construction jobs, including those for home framers, electricians, masons, carpenters, and other duties needed to build a new home.
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price increases ahead!

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More Buyers Likely to Consider ARMs Again

More Buyers Likely to Consider ARMs Again | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The market share of adjustable-rate mortgages is slowly rising and will likely gain more popularity as fixed-rate mortgages increase over the coming year, says Archana Pradhan, CoreLogic’s senior professional economist, on the company’s Insights blog.  The current market share of ARMs has fluctuated between 5 and 13 percent.
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IMO used correctly, ARMS make sense - your thoughts?

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In San Antonio, it's still cheaper to buy a home than rent

In San Antonio, it's still cheaper to buy a home than rent | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
According to Zillow's final 2016 Breakeven Horizon report, San Antonio homeowners see a quicker return on their investment than most of the U.S.
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Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate - Here's Why - Modest Money

Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate - Here's Why - Modest Money | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
More than a third of young adults already own and more than 4 out of 5 of the remaining want to, according to poll.
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There are reasons for this.  Millennials - what say you?

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