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4 Ways to Stay Safe as a New Homeowner – Texas REALTORS®

4 Ways to Stay Safe as a New Homeowner – Texas REALTORS® | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Just moved into your new home? Take these simple safety steps as you settle in.
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Homeownership Rate Moves to Highest Level Since 2014

Homeownership Rate Moves to Highest Level Since 2014 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“The future of homeownership in this country indeed looks bright,” says CoreLogic’s deputy chief economist, as more young households become homeowners.
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glad to see "homeownership" is up once again...  have you jumped in yet?

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- Homeowners

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Homeowners Insurance Comparison
Choosing the right insurance policy can be difficult and confusing. OPIC created this comparison tool to assist you with this decision. The tool allows you to compare up to five different insurance policies.
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easy way to compare insurance offerings and prices - provided by texas.gov

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If Your Home Smells Like Rotting Fruit, It's Officially Time to Panic

If Your Home Smells Like Rotting Fruit, It's Officially Time to Panic | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A "stink bug" sounds like an insult from a 5th grader, but they're posing a real problem to homeowners across the country.
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Break These Bad Homeowner Habits

Break These Bad Homeowner Habits | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Bad homeowner habits could be undermining your house. Here's how to nip serial "oopses" in the bud—and how to make them right
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no mater where you live.....

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Where a 15-Year Mortgage Beats a 30-Year One

Where a 15-Year Mortgage Beats a 30-Year One | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A 15-year mortgage is a smart choice for households in housing markets where price increases have been modest.
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15 or 30 - whatever works for you!  Another old fashioned idea - that works - make an extra mortgage payment every year! And there are still more ideas. Anyone want to share?


http://www.mysatexashomes.com/buyer-tips.html     #sanantonio   #homes    #buying

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Letting in Some Light

This time of year, even the brightest of listings can easily come off as dark and uninviting. With shorter days in mind, design site PureWow offers a guide to window treatment pick-me-ups that will help your sellers choose the right options for their home style, maintenance concerns, and budget.
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always fun to share ideas for your home....   more here...


search over 7 MILLION ideas     
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Fannie, Freddie Halt Foreclosures for the Holidays | Realtor Magazine

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an act of kindness well received....

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A Capitol Hill Win for Home Ownership

Provision to include guarantee fees in transportation bill would have hurt home buyers
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constant challenges must be met.....

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9 Ways to Calm New-Home Jitters

9 Ways to Calm New-Home Jitters | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
If you’re feeling less than satisfied with your home purchase, you’re not alone. With such a big step, it’s all too common to have doubts as soon as you sign on the dotted line. In a survey conducted by Harris Poll for Redfin, as many as 1 in 4 homeowners said they regretted purchasing their current home. But, however much you might feel the urge to, you can’t just take a house back and get a refund if you change your mind. So what’s an unhappy new homeowner to do? Take a deep breath and read on: Here are nine ways to ease anxiety and start appreciating your home’s positive side.
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it is a very common experience - here are some suggestions on dealing with it

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Report: We Need 5 New Cities a Year

each the size of Los Angeles, will need to be built every year until 2020 to accommodate the 380 million new residents flocking to urban centers around the world over the next five years.
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and we think traffic is a problem now....   reminds me of a Star Trek episode - no room or space for anybody - scary!  we best find out how to get into space and warp travel real soon - real soon!

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2019 Generational Trends Highlights - YouTube

From:  National Association of REALTORS

 

We can help - https://www.sanantonio.homes/

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

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64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know | This Old House

64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know | This Old House | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Our room-by-room guide takes the guesswork out of where to hang that towel rack or how long a curtain rod to buy
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Neighborhood Loses Appeal of Condo Development in Monte Vista Terrace

Neighborhood Loses Appeal of Condo Development in Monte Vista Terrace | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The Board of Adjustment's decision allows construction of four four-story condominiums on Norwood Court on the near Northside to proceed.
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what if it were you? would you want a 45ft high condo (or anything else) built next door to you?

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This raccoon was not expecting visitors

This raccoon was not expecting visitors | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
This raccoon would prefer it if maybe visitors didn't just barge into its manhole-cover home.
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never ever show up to view somebody's house without an appointment!

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A Trick Clients Can Use to Save on Insurance

A Trick Clients Can Use to Save on Insurance | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
To save money on home insurance premiums, try raising the deductible on the home insurance policy – but carefully consider if there is enough money saved before doing so. Read more: 'Secret' Money-Saving Home Insurance Option?
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I do not know that I would call it a trick but it certainly is a way to cut costs if you are willing to accept some risks - I have, for years!

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5 Savings for Home Owners in 2016

Making a few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn't everyone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a few ideas: Find More Savings Money Tips: Are You Saving Enough?
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Homeowner Alert - what do you think of these ideas?

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How Long it Takes to Save for a Down Payment | Realtor Magazine

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interesting article - not that I agree with it

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4 Renovations That Could Lower Your Home's Value

4 Renovations That Could Lower Your Home's Value | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Thinking of fixing up your home soon? Make your choices carefully, since these renovations could decrease the overall value of your house.
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have seen them all - in most cases, this article is right on...

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Why Buyers Need to Buy That New Home Now

Your client has decided on new-home construction, but they're dragging their feet. Here are some reasons why now is a good time to build.
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seriously folks - NOW is the time to buy - even if it means a short term sacrifice 

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Home Sellers Net Highest Profits in 8 Years

Rising home prices over the last few years are finally putting more money back into home sellers’ pockets.
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sell, take your profit - and do it again....   the time is right!

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Housing Will Still Expand Despite Economic Weakness

After solid GDP growth of 3.9% in the second quarter, nearly all economic indicators in recent months have pointed to a sizable slowdown.  Industrial production has been falling for several months, retail sales are barely rising, and exports fell while imports rose in the most recent month from a combination of a strong U.S. dollar and some big countries either already falling into a recession or very close to it.  The GDP in the third quarter, therefore, may barely muster positive growth of only 1%, enough to start the flashing yellow warning lights for the risk of a recession.

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Good News - for home owners and would-be home owners - if you are not already, do you want to be one?   http://FirstTimeBuyer.MySATexasHomes.com    #sanantonio     #firsttimebuyer    #homes

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