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By Kathy Walsh | Agent in 78261
  • An Open Letter to Buyers Who Were on the Fence

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio, Home Ownership in San Antonio  |  July 26, 2012 8:08 PM  |  268 views  |  No comments
    Dear Buyers Who Were on the Fence,

    Yes, I know it was a charming place. Yes, I know it fit almost 100% of your hopes for your next home. I remember when we toured the property and you shared your thoughts with me about what you loved and what you wanted to change. I was almost certain you’d found a place you could call home. I was even ready to write the offer in the car.

    But then a funny thing happened. You decided to wait. True, maybe we hadn’t seen all of the houses you wanted to tour. True, it’s a big investment, and you want to be sure you’re making the right choice. When I inquired about writing an offer, you said: “Well, it’s almost perfect… but let’s keep looking.”

    I felt that fear in my stomach for you. I advised you that this seemed to be a good fit for your criteria. Perfection is hard to find.

    A week went by, you were considering your options. You’d watched the news and felt certain that the housing market wasn’t in much of a recovery. There was no rush, the numbers told you. I wish they had been the numbers that mattered. I called, but life gets busy.

    When my phone rang, and you were ready to write the offer, I had to give you the bad news: The house was under contract. What’s more, there had been two bids for the property, as it was quite a gem in the neighborhood and priced well. In fact, it wasn’t the only one on our list that had just gotten away.

    Believe me, I felt your disappointment. “But we were just about to make an offer!” you said. I consoled you the best I could, but I know the sting of regret.

    It’s happening more often now. Great houses at fair prices available at excellent interest rates are moving, especially here in San Antonio. Don’t worry, I know we’ll find you a place you can love. I’ll work to make it happen with you. I can only hope the next time you feel that magical pull of a place you can call home, we’ll show the sellers how serious we are!

    Now is the time to buy. Contact me to start your search today!

  • 5 Reasons to Buy/Sell in Summer 2012

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio, Home Selling in San Antonio  |  July 26, 2012 6:49 PM  |  144 views  |  No comments

    This June, the  San Antonio Housing Market broke records! San Antonio home shoppers went on a buying spree in June, sending sales volume and pricing up accounting for the highest sales, average and median price in four years.

    Here are five reasons to buy and/or sell in summer 2012!

    1. Buyers can take advantage of some of the lowest interest rates in history
    2. Sellers are receiving their asking price, some with multiple offers
    3. June single-family home median prices (the figure at which 1/2 the homes sold for more and 1/2 sold for less) rose 8% year-over-year to $168,800, the highest level since 2007 in San Antonio.
    4. Sales of single-family homes increased 4 percent compared to the same month last year according to the June 2012 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR).
    5. Average and median prices broke records while volume of sales reached the highest level since June

    Interested learning more about this hot market? Thinking about buying or selling? We can help! Contact us today!

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