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Privacy Concerns Mount Over Hidden Sales Prices

Privacy Concerns Mount Over Hidden Sales Prices | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
In about a dozen nondisclosure states, the amount of a home purchase isn’t made public.
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beware the threat to Texas privacy...

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Texas Modular Home Will Run on Rainwater and Sunshine Alone

Texas Modular Home Will Run on Rainwater and Sunshine Alone | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Can you believe that all you need for making everything in your home work is only sunshine and rainwater? This Texas modular house proves it to be a great idea turned into reality. The designs you’re looking at were made by a team of creative students. The goal was to provide with a modular home […]
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good things from Texas - would you live in a home like this?

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Most Popular Areas for Millennials: Where They Move and Stay

Most Popular Areas for Millennials: Where They Move and Stay | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
NAR analyzed employment, population, income levels and housing conditions across the country to find the best markets for millennial homebuyers.
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and, in Texas - millennials are moving to...  El Paso...

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Life Expectancy In Texas

Life Expectancy In Texas | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Interactive maps displaying the life exoectancy in Texas by race/ethnicity and gender in ZIP-Code and County levels
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check it out - life expectancy by ZIP code in Texas....  the results can be interesting!

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George Strait’s San Antonio Home is for Sale and It’s Fit for a King

George Strait’s San Antonio Home is for Sale and It’s Fit for a King | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
George Strait is selling a crown jewel of Texas Hill Country real estate, having listed his San Antonio home for $8.9 million.
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only available in San Antonio....

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Cedar Creek Residence by Wernerfield Architects and Emily Summers Design

Cedar Creek Residence by Wernerfield Architects and Emily Summers Design | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
With a rich material palette of glass, wood, and concrete, Cedar Creek Residence feels of a piece with its natural environment.
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another unique Texas home...

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8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale – Texas REALTORS®

8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale – Texas REALTORS® | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Picking the wrong asking price for your home can cost you a lot of money. Here are nine don’t
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Selling your home? Don't make these mistakes - work with a REALTOR professional...

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The 11 States Where $1 Million Lasts Retirees at Least 24 Years

The 11 States Where $1 Million Lasts Retirees at Least 24 Years | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Where you choose to retire could determine whether you outlive your savings. How does your state of choice rank for cost of living?
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Of course Texas is one of the 11. So, the best place to begin may be to buy a house in San Antonio....  I can help with that - call me!

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These 6 wealthy Texas communities rank among 100 richest in America

These 6 wealthy Texas communities rank among 100 richest in America | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Dallas' Highland Park ranks among the 10 wealthiest communities in the country. Five other Texas communities rank among the 100 richest.
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Texas highend homes...

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Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel

Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Energy Efficiency

What is energy efficiency?

Being energy efficient means using energy in smarter, less-wasteful ways. From using different light bulbs and insulation to using programmable thermostats and sealing your windows and doors, there are many ways to improve the efficiency of your home and workplace while keeping your electric and heating bills low.
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what does energy efficiency mean to you?

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'One Big Home' profiles America's obsession with supersized dwellings

'One Big Home' profiles America's obsession with supersized dwellings | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
In the documentary "One Big Home," carpenter Thomas Bena goes behind the scenes to explores the trophy homes and "starter castles" of Martha's Vineyard.
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interesting article....  we don't have any homes for sale that are quite that large - but we do offer all the homes listed in the San Antonio MLS - check it out

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A crazy number of people are moving to Texas says new report

A crazy number of people are moving to Texas says new report | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A new report from the Texas Association of Realtors says that the Lone Star State ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2015.
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they're coming......

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Fort Bend Central Appraisal District under fire after blacklist becomes public

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District under fire after blacklist becomes public | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
It's been a week of damage control for the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District because of a list of blacklisted arbitrators that became public last week. 
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Stacking the deck should go away!

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A Surprise Tops the List of Great Markets for Buyers

A Surprise Tops the List of Great Markets for Buyers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Following Albany, rounding out the 10 top nationwide buyers markets—those most favorable to home shoppers, according to realtor.com®—are: Chicago; San Antonio, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Riverside, Calif.; Los Angeles; Providence, R.I.; Dallas; Nashville, Tenn.; and Tampa, Fla.
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Looks like I have about 50% of the top ten covered... I am from Chicago and networked with a lot of great agents there, I am Texas licensed and I am Florida licensed...  and of the 5 remaining, I probably know a professional or two there as well. If you have a real estate need, call me - be glad to help you!

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I am also looking to onboard licensed agents and locators in Texas – and, separately, for any agents interested in an income opportunity from the mortgage side.

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Solar-powered Ring House heals a scarred hilltop landscape in Greece

Solar-powered Ring House heals a scarred hilltop landscape in Greece | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
On the southern coast of Crete, Greek architectural firm decaARCHITECTURE has turned a commission for a modern residence into an opportunity for landscape preservation. Named the Ring House for its rounded shape, the house was created to follow the existing topography and looks like an extension of its hilltop location. The site had been scarred by environmentally insensitive infrastructural development but has now recovered its original morphology and has been replanted with native flora.


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we may not have a "sea view" but a home like this in Hill Country would offer incredible views...  would you like to live in a home like this?

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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 Largest Wildflower Farm in the U.S. is in Texas and it's Breathtaking

The Largest Wildflower Farm in the U.S. is in Texas and it's Breathtaking | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The largest wildflower farm in the U.S. is located in Fredericksburg, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Experiencing its beauty for yourself is definitely bucket list-worthy.
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it's a big one alright!

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How All 50 States Tax Your Retirement Income

How All 50 States Tax Your Retirement Income | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Find out which states are friendly, and not-so friendly, with the money you’ll need in your later years.
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Texas FAILS to do that!  YIPPEE - correct, Texas fails to charge you income tax and that is a really good thing!  So, who wants to move here?  or retire here?  find me at  https://www.sanantonio.homes/   and that is a really good thing too!

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Texas population exploded from 2017 to 2018, says Census Bureau

Texas population exploded from 2017 to 2018, says Census Bureau | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Texas’ pickup of nearly 380,000 residents doesn’t mean that many people moved to the state in a one-year span. Rather, it means the inflow of people along with the number of births outpaced the outflow of people along with the number of deaths.
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and we have the traffic to prove it :-)

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Massive $51 Million Ranch For Sale North Of Houston

Massive $51 Million Ranch For Sale North Of Houston | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The KB Carter Ranch has a private airstrip and roughly 14 miles of Trinity River frontage.
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anybody want to buy a ranch? a really big TEXAS ranch?

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Schools Ripe for Student Housing Investors

Schools Ripe for Student Housing Investors | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Student housing has long been attractive to real estate investors. So where are developers adding the most inventory?
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check it out folks - if you need a real estate agent in the area, let me know - we can help find you someone with the right credentials....

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Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?

This reader thinks her property taxes are too high and wants to appeal her assessment. I’ve been successful challenging mine in two different cities.
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and, in Texas I have set up a Public Information site showing you how it is done (please do not contact me for more information as I am a Property Tax Arbitrator for Texas and I cannot advise you)...

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http://texastaxarbitration.com/

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Top 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets

7. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
Median home value: $168,300
Median household income: $61,465

 

8. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
Median home value: $151,400
Median household income: $55,083

 

9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
Median home value: $172,500
Median household income: $61,644

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the Texaplex takes 30% of the Top Ten - who wants to move here?

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Hill Country town with provocative past could be yours for $1.5 million

Hill Country town with provocative past could be yours for $1.5 million | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Bankersmith, Texas, is for sale, owner Doug Guller confirmed with CultureMap. The former ghost town has gone through a serious evolution in four years.
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anyone wanna buy a....  town?

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Nine of the world's most incredible houseboats

Nine of the world's most incredible houseboats | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
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I don't think we have any boats...   but if you would like a nice house.....   http://www.mysatexashomes.com/

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