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The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching

The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Innocent Italian-Americans got caught in the crosshairs of a bigoted mob.
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Can’t say the “N” word unless you are Black – but I guess you can still legally say the “D” word – and, since I am half Italian, I can say Dagoe anyway. Today’s shared article looks back to the largest lynching in American history. It seems that lynching was of Italians. Surprised?

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In my growing years, I heard the references to my German – Italian family – Dagoes and Krauts, and about Irish families, and Jewish families and more – all of which had labels of one kind or another. Did not really pay too much attention – most everybody was friends anyway, browns and blacks included. Besides, if you worked it out right, you got good food on a variety of holidays! Sometimes there were neighborhood fights – which soon settled down and people went back to work and earned a living – or back to school. There were no entitlements and expectations. You took care of your own – and helped others too. You did not burn down buildings and get crazy.

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Even worse than being Italian – my “Italian side” was half Sicilian. You probably have heard the stories of the Chicago and New York families – yeah, I lived it. Read about THAT in this article – but they do not do an adequate job on that part..

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Fast forward to the 21st Century…  Nobody in those groups wants reparation for things that happened yesterday – things far MORE RECENT than others are whining about. What happened then has nothing to do with now. What happened hundreds of years ago, has nothing to do with now. What you do today is going to matter going forward and may have unintended results.

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20 Best Places To Live on Only a Social Security Check

20 Best Places To Live on Only a Social Security Check | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Texas Tops the List of Best Cities To Live on Social Security
One clear conclusion you can infer from these results would be that there could be state-level policies that help keep costs under control in mid-sized cities. The 20 cities on this list tend to come from the same few places, with just seven states represented in the final ranking. While Texas had the most cities with seven, Indiana was a close second with five while Ohio had another three.

It is also notable — if not surprising — that the cities are not among the largest in their respective states. None of Texas’ cities with a population of a million or more — Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and almost Austin — made the top 20 despite seven other Lone Star State cities being in there.
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Texas has 7 out of the 20 - check it out......   want to move to San Antonio - check it out -  www.SanAntonio.Homes

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How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go?

How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The 30-year rate hit another all-time low this week, hovering a sliver above 3%.
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How low is bottom?

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The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching

The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Innocent Italian-Americans got caught in the crosshairs of a bigoted mob.
Al Cannistras insight:

Can’t say the “N” word unless you are Black – but I guess you can still legally say the “D” word – and, since I am half Italian, I can say Dagoe anyway. Today’s shared article looks back to the largest lynching in American history. It seems that lynching was of Italians. Surprised?

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In my growing years, I heard the references to my German – Italian family – Dagoes and Krauts, and about Irish families, and Jewish families and more – all of which had labels of one kind or another. Did not really pay too much attention – most everybody was friends anyway, browns and blacks included. Besides, if you worked it out right, you got good food on a variety of holidays! Sometimes there were neighborhood fights – which soon settled down and people went back to work and earned a living – or back to school. There were no entitlements and expectations. You took care of your own – and helped others too. You did not burn down buildings and get crazy.

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Even worse than being Italian – my “Italian side” was half Sicilian. You probably have heard the stories of the Chicago and New York families – yeah, I lived it. Read about THAT in this article – but they do not do an adequate job on that part..

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Fast forward to the 21st Century…  Nobody in those groups wants reparation for things that happened yesterday – things far MORE RECENT than others are whining about. What happened then has nothing to do with now. What happened hundreds of years ago, has nothing to do with now. What you do today is going to matter going forward and may have unintended results.

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Interesting story
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This Luxury Nuclear Apocalypse Bunker Has a Swimming Pool, Movie Theater and Sauna

This Luxury Nuclear Apocalypse Bunker Has a Swimming Pool, Movie Theater and Sauna | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The Survival Condo is a converted luxury condominium complex comprised of 15 floors, reaching 200 feet below the surface.
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we don't have any of these on the MLS that I know of...   but we could work with you and find a builder - love to work on new homes projects....   'eh, bunkers too (but no previous bunker experience)

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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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Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition

Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - 2020 Edition | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
SmartAsset looked at data from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to find the best housing markets for growth and stability.
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oh lordy - 5 of the TOP 10 are in TEXAS....  anybody wanna buy a  house?    www.SanAntonio.Homes

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Morry Trent's curator insight, July 16, 9:01 AM

Prior to reading this , I didn't realize what a hot market Texas is. This article gives the odds of your home investment losing value in the next 10 years. Doing a little research is always recommended before you purchase your home. It's still my opinion that Real Estate is still one of the safest areas to invest your hard earned money.

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61% of Americans Say Now Is a Good Time to Buy

61% of Americans Say Now Is a Good Time to Buy | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
In particular, the share of renters feeling optimistic about purchasing a home is at its highest level in five years, a Fannie Mae survey says.
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Are you a 61?

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Mr. House Hack's comment, July 10, 10:44 AM
yes since prices are not too high
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Are Houses With Names Making a Comeback?

Are Houses With Names Making a Comeback? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
An expert says the practice is proliferating outside the luxury market, which birthed the tradition.
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have you given your home a name?

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This Mansion Has an Entire Fake Town as Its Basement

This Mansion Has an Entire Fake Town as Its Basement | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
It looks like Disney's Main Street or the set of a 1930s Christmas movie. But it's neither. It's a basement.
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OK - so it is not in San Antonio - but a house with it's own town...  in the basement! yeah, i could like this one a lot.....

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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.
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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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