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When millennials battle boomers over housing

When millennials battle boomers over housing | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

In "Generation Priced Out," Randy Shaw examines how boomers have blocked affordable housing in urban neighborhoods, leaving millennial homebuyers in the lurch.

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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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ready to move to a new home - or your first home?  call me Al

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Judge: S.D. 'Monster house' must be rebuilt or moved

Judge: S.D. 'Monster house' must be rebuilt or moved | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

The owners of a new home in McKennan Park that sparked a bitter neighborhood feud must reduce the its height and size or relocate the home

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this can happen anywhere - check codes and if you need to build "outside the box" - make sure you have the right approvals - in advance

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Expect Construction to Take Strides This Year

Expect Construction to Take Strides This Year | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The pace of new construction, which has been stagnant over the past few years, is ready to rev up.  An estimated 1.26 million housing starts are expected this year, up 13.4 percent from last year, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
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thinking NEW home? this is good news for the economy - but brings with it higher costs....   we should talk now - we specialize in new construction


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7 Tips for Safely Using a Snow Blower | Realtor Magazine

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if you would prefer not to have to read this - well, we have lots of homes for sale in San Antonio - wanna buy one?  :-)


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Builders Feel Like It's 2005

Builders Feel Like It's 2005 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“The fact that builder confidence has returned to levels not seen since 2005 shows that housing continues to improve at a steady pace,” according to a new index measuring builder sent
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Home construction surges to highest level since 2007

Home construction surges to highest level since 2007 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The pace of home construction in the San Antonio market has surged to its highest level since 2007, but it likely won’t be enough to correct a woeful shortage of affordable homes. In the second quarter of this year, builders in the local metro area started 3,271 homes, a 9 percent increase from the same time period the year before, according to a report from Metrostudy, an analytics firm that studies the local market. “It’s a long time comin
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well, San Antonio - who is ready to get in line for your NEW home?

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our service to help you is free to you the buyer - let us help you save money...    https://sanantonio.homes   

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10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017

10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
San Antonio, TX is easily one of the biggest military cities in the U.S., and because of that, the cost of living in this Lone Star town is one of the best in the South. “There’s also steady supply and demand for homes,” explains Lisa Sinn, a real estate agent with Keller Williams. “That means home prices are more affordable.” Added to the low cost of living are the steady job opportunities from major employers such as USAA, Toyota, and H-E-B (grocery store chain), making it easy to see why San Antonio’s on Trulia’s radar. “The culture here is also extremely diverse,” adds Sinn, who notes the city’s culture and history are added bonuses to San Antonio residents.
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did someone say TOP 10 - and San Antonio is right in there!

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Conforming mortgage loan limit raised to $424,100

Conforming mortgage loan limit raised to $424,100 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Finance Agency raised the conforming loan limit from $417,000 to $424,100, the first increase since 2006.
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this is a good direction - higher might be better....

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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 New-Home Upgrades to Do Now

4 New-Home Upgrades to Do Now | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
For new-home buyers, they have some tough decisions to make: Which extra features are worth the extra money and which ones aren’t?
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new construction offers many opportunities....    http://builders.mysatexashomes.com        #sanantonio   #newhomes    #builders

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