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Is Your Nonstick Cookware Safe to Use?

Is Your Nonstick Cookware Safe to Use? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
According to a study, your pots and pans could have toxic "forever chemicals." Here's what you need to know, plus how to buy safe cookware.
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cookware in your kitchen? you may want to check this out - along with the one I will post next....

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These bioceramic geodesic domes are fireproof and hurricane-proof

These bioceramic geodesic domes are fireproof and hurricane-proof | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Geoship is touting the bioceramic geodesic dome as the home of the future—and getting help on the rollout from Zappos, which wants to build some near its headquarters to give to the homeless.
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Home of the future - on this planet?

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The Only Types of Cookware You Should Use

The Only Types of Cookware You Should Use | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
If you're worried about chemicals leaching into your food in your own kitchen, you'll want to stock up on the safest types of pots and pans.
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this follows our previous post about coating safety - all worth your time...  what do you have in your kitchen?  what condition is it in?

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Would you live in an apartment without an oven?

Would you live in an apartment without an oven? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
It is evidently big news in Toronto that condos are being sold without ovens, but it shouldn't surprise anyone.
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would you rent - or buy - a place with no oven?

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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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Top Ten Markets For Homebuyers

Top Ten Markets For Homebuyers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Realtor.com recently crunched the numbers on top markets for home buyers thanks to climbing inventory, slowing sales and flat price growth.
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San Antonio is #3 in the Top Ten - ready to buy?

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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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https://www.sanantonio.homes/

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America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - The Atlantic

America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - The Atlantic | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Religious communities often face a choice: Sell off the buildings they can no longer afford, or find a way to fill them with new uses.
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extreme makeover - would you live in an old church?

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San Antonio Real Estate Blog

San Antonio Real Estate Blog | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
San Antonio real estate blog by San Antonio Homes. Updates often on San Antonio real estate news and the latest market trends. Homes and information.
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if you have not visited the blog lately....

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A 1989 Airstream is converted into a modern home on wheels for a family of 6

A 1989 Airstream is converted into a modern home on wheels for a family of 6 | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Timeless Travel Trailers has converted a 30-year-old Airstream Excella into a sleek, contemporary home on wheels for a family of six. See the transformation.
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does a home on wheels appeal to you? in retirement?

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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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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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Stepping Stone House by Hamish & Lyons

Stepping Stone House by Hamish & Lyons | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Two skylit structures suspended on stilts expand a traditional brick home above a placid pond.
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getting inside your own house would make a sobriety test look like a walk in the park....  

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Landlords Charging More for Single-Family Rentals

Landlords Charging More for Single-Family Rentals | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Rents for lower-priced homes are increasing at a faster clip than those of higher-priced rental properties.
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time to invest in San Antonio housing....

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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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Is Your Nonstick Cookware Safe to Use?

Is Your Nonstick Cookware Safe to Use? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
According to a study, your pots and pans could have toxic "forever chemicals." Here's what you need to know, plus how to buy safe cookware.
Al Cannistra's insight:

cookware in your kitchen? you may want to check this out - along with the one I will post next....

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Here Are The Hottest Places For Property Investment Right Now

Here Are The Hottest Places For Property Investment Right Now | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Almost anywhere in Texas – For the last decade, Texas has routinely come out as a top spot for real estate investors. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, seven of the 15 cities with the most significant population growth were in the Lone Star state.
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hottest places for property investment "right now" and skip toward the end of the article where it points out for the "last decade" Texas has come out as a top spot for investing!!!

OK, so call check it out: www.SanAntonio.Homes and www.SanAntonioRealEstate.Blog 

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Main Street Renewal Is Using A.I. to Build a Single-Family-Home Empire

Main Street Renewal Is Using A.I. to Build a Single-Family-Home Empire | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson made a fortune in the housing crash. Now he's profiting from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch.
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looks like there really is an opportunity in buying single family rent homes....   thousands of them.....     ready to buy in San Antonio?  call me AL   www.SanAntonio.Homes  

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Read it and weep: 1 In 3 Owners Cry While Trying To Sell A Home

Read it and weep: 1 In 3 Owners Cry While Trying To Sell A Home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent,” Wacksman said.
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Imagine:  "“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent,” Wacksman said."  - I have experienced sellers crying... it's OK - we keep it private and I am here to help absorb the stress....   remember   www.SanAntonio.Homes  - let's do it - together folks....

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Watch Out, First-Time Buyers: ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Investors Are Swooping In

Watch Out, First-Time Buyers: ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Investors Are Swooping In | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
By the end of 2018, the investment rate in the U.S. housing market stood at 11.3%—the highest rate in CoreLogic’s records, dating back to 1999.
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many folks are buying investments homes - have you started investing yet?

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Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes

Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A former place of worship can be difficult to market, but some buyers are being drawn to call it home.
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I have seen some amazing make overs - how do you feel about living in an old church?

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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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safety tips for home owners...

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Spectacular U.K. island seeks rugged gardener

Spectacular U.K. island seeks rugged gardener | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
St. Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall is looking for someone to live there and care for its ancient gardens.
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not in San Antonio - but a nice place to call home...

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75 Years of VA Home Loans: ‘We Can Enjoy the American Dream’

75 Years of VA Home Loans: ‘We Can Enjoy the American Dream’ | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill, which created the VA home loan program—an avenue bringing military business your way.
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75 Years of VA Loans....

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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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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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