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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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Could Your Home Office Be Dangerous?

Could Your Home Office Be Dangerous? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Use this checklist to keep your remote workspace safe.
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as working from home becomes more the "norm"...

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They Hate Their Homes And They Want Out — NOW!

They Hate Their Homes And They Want Out — NOW! | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Quarantine has made many buyers realize they have new and urgent unmet needs for their home, now that most plan to spend more time at home than ever before as they learn to navigate a COVID-19 world.
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what are YOUR thoughts for your family or personal needs?  "Real estate agents say quarantine has convinced homeowners that they need more rooms, a backyard and plenty of kitchen space"

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Builders Bullish on Single-Family Homes Built for Renting

Builders Bullish on Single-Family Homes Built for Renting | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Homebuilders say new homes for the rental market could help respond to housing affordability and down payment challenges.
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single family built for rentals.....

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Three misconceptions about Texas property tax deadlines

Three misconceptions about Texas property tax deadlines | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Several pieces of misinformation about property tax deadlines and payments are circulating throughout Texas’ business community, according to a local lawyer.
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what to know about Texas property taxes....

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Near All-Time Low

30-Year Mortgage Rates Near All-Time Low | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“The key question is no longer the depth of economic contraction but the duration,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.
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low gas prices and crazy low mortgage rates - who says history does not repeat!

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HUD Announces Extra Relief for Borrowers With FHA-Insured Mortgages

HUD Announces Extra Relief for Borrowers With FHA-Insured Mortgages | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
More help is being offered to homeowners struggling to make their next mortgage payment.
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FHA Mortgage? check this out...

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SellingYourHouseSpring2020SP.pdf - Google Drive

SellingYourHouseSpring2020SP.pdf - Google Drive | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

Things to Consider When Selling Your House

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Spring 2020 Things to Consider When Selling Your House - Free Download - From San Antonio Homes  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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BuyingaHomeSpring2020SP.pdf - Google Drive

BuyingaHomeSpring2020SP.pdf - Google Drive | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

Things to Consider When Buying a Home

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Spring 2020 Things to Consider When Buying a Home (in Spanish) - Free Download - From San Antonio Homes  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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Shaping Texas for 100 years on

This is "Shaping Texas for 100 years" by Texas REALTORS® on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Find out about TEXAS REALTORS - 100 YEARS

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Former Zillow CEO Lists Home For Nearly $8M Above Zestimate

Former Zillow CEO Lists Home For Nearly $8M Above Zestimate | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Spencer Rascoff, a co-founder and former CEO of Zillow, is trying to sell the Los Angeles home he purchased in 2016 for $24M
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You can draw your own conclusion on this article….

 

IMO, real estate is LOCAL and best served by a local REALTOR site offering the same shared information as the “national” sites (all populated by the local MLS – multiple listing service).  

 

Bring it HOME -  Anyone looking in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, check out www.SanAntonio.Homes – we skip the commercials, we are local!  (If you need a Buhl, ID home – please do not use our site, we have no Buhl listings on our site)

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What Salary Do You Need to Buy in the 15 Largest Cities?

What Salary Do You Need to Buy in the 15 Largest Cities? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Home values vary considerably nationwide, and that means aspiring buyers will need more—or less—money depending on where they’re putting down roots.
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can you qualify?

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Survey: Nearly Half of Homeowners to Move This Decade

Survey: Nearly Half of Homeowners to Move This Decade | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Many Americans are seeking a lower cost of living and better job prospects.
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are you one of them?

(we can help)

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Breaking Down the Costs of Building a New Home

Breaking Down the Costs of Building a New Home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Sixty-one percent of the average home sales price for a new home was comprised of construction costs in 2019, up from 55.6% in 2017, according to a new analysis from the NAHB. Finished lot costs comprised the second largest cost at 18.5% of the sales price.

While costs have risen, the profit margin for builders has decreased slightly, falling from 10.7% of the sales price in 2017 to 9.1% in 2019.
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Do you like detailed billing? How about this one breaking down the cost of building a new house (a sampling model of course)

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Is This 'The Last Dance' For Michael Jordan's Chicago Mansion?

Is This 'The Last Dance' For Michael Jordan's Chicago Mansion? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Michael Jordan's $14.8M home has been on the Chicago market for eight years. Will ESPN's "The Last Dance" give the listing a much-needed boost?
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meanwhile, back in Chicago (my hometown) - anybody got a cool $14.855 million? (hint:  the numbers add up to 23)...   now if I win the lotto this weekend......

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Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows, Could Decline Further

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows, Could Decline Further | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Low rates are giving potential buyers “a good reason to continue shopping even amid the pandemic,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.
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now is a cheap time to buy....

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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.
Al Cannistra's insight:

SOME things need to just GO AWAY!

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Mortgage Forbearance Could Spark More Financial Woes

Mortgage Forbearance Could Spark More Financial Woes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Make sure your clients understand that they may owe missed monthly payments in a lump sum at the end of the forbearance period.
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beware - very aware - of what terms are agreed upon in forbearance - later is not the time to find out you did not understand.....

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San Antonio daily new home listings fall with national numbers

San Antonio daily new home listings fall with national numbers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
As of April 5, daily new home listings had plummeted 27% nationally from where they were a year earlier. See where San Antonio falls among five major Texas metros in its loss of daily home listings.
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Be safe - we can wait. Simple as that....

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Stunning Texas mansion that inspired literary legend books $4 million

Stunning Texas mansion that inspired literary legend books $4 million | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
An Austin home that just hit the market for nearly $4 million comes with a Texas-sized tale. Inside the 5,651-square-foot Mount Bonnell mansion, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener researched an
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would this Texas home work for you? more to choose from - find them right here:   www.SanAntonio.Homes 

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SellingYourHouseSpring2020.pdf - Google Drive

SellingYourHouseSpring2020.pdf - Google Drive | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

Things to Consider When Selling Your House

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Spring 2020 Things to Consider When Selling Your House - Free Download - From San Antonio Homes  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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BuyingaHomeSpring2020.pdf - Google Drive

BuyingaHomeSpring2020.pdf - Google Drive | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

Things to Consider When Buying a Home

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Spring 2020 - Things to Consider When Buying a Home - Free Download - From San Antonio Homes  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Low

Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Low | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.29%, with an average 0.7 point, falling from last week’s 3.45% average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.41%.
15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.79%, with an average 0.7 point, falling from last week’s 2.95% average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.83%.
5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.18%, with an average 0.2 point, falling from last week’s 3.20% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.87%.
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time to buy...

 

All-Time Low
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Mario Cucinella designs a giant 3D printed wasp's nest of a house

Mario Cucinella designs a giant 3D printed wasp's nest of a house | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
This is probably the most interesting 3D printed house concept we have seen yet.
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3d printed homes take a new shape....

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Cannistra '| Village in the hills

Cannistra '| Village in the hills | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Cannistra '
Proceeding from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and then along
the viale delle Rimembranze, the Provinciale 80, after passing the city cemetery, after a little more than 2 km you reach CANNISTRA '.
The hamlet about 3 kilometers away from the municipality of Bacelllona PG rises 195 meters above sea level and is home to around 280 inhabitants. Once in front of the church of San Giobbe, the visitor,
turning his gaze to the left, will lose himself in a horizon that reaches the sea, seeing the Aeolian archipelago.
A rich vegetation characterizes the surrounding landscape where vineyards and olive groves, carob and fir trees stand out on the wide hills, making Cannistra 'a peaceful oasis.
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tracing family homes back to Italy....

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http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/sicilia/messina_barcellonapozzodigotto_cannistra.html

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https://www.google.com/maps/search/Cannistr%C3%A0+Barcellona+gotto+well+Messina/@38.1413367,15.2315552,17.08z

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Cleaning Services: A Cost-Benefit Approach | Blog

Cleaning Services: A Cost-Benefit Approach | Blog | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Cleaning up around the house isn’t a task that a lot of people enjoy. It can be especially harrowing if…
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have you considered the cost benefit approach to hiring a cleaning service?

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