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  • Pecan Valley Neighborhood of San Antonio, TX

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Pecan Valley, Home Buying in Pecan Valley, Home Selling in Pecan Valley  |  September 24, 2011 10:55 AM  |  1,408 views  |  No comments
    Pecan Valley is a neighborhood in Southeast San Antonio, Texas that has experienced great revitalization in the recent past to create a more sustainable neighborhood. Not one of the more exclusive, Pecan Valley is a great neighborhood choice for those that are looking for a home with a more reasonable cost, with housing costs averaging around $90,000. That isn’t to say that there isn’t a great deal to offer from the neighborhood as it is still a great choice for those that are raising children, or who wish to be close to great amenities of San Antonio without having to deal with the tourism and business activities abound.

    The median age within Pecan Valley is around 34 years old, which is apparent in those within the neighborhood who happen to be younger couples with their starter homes, families that are within the working class of the city, and those that have decided to make Pecan Valley their place away from work. There is a Post Office, Fire Department, and City Public Service within Pecan Valley, which has a great mix of real estate as well.

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  • Family Home Living in Adams Hill, San Antonio, TX

    Posted Under: General Area in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  February 8, 2011 7:51 AM  |  1,178 views  |  No comments
    Living in San Antonio is nothing short of a treat, with the many sites and attractions that make San Antonio sparkle amongst the many other Texas cities and metro areas. San Antonio is by far one of the largest cities in the state, and produces several different neighborhood options for those who choose to reside within the large city. Adams Hill is one choice that continues to capture residents looking for a great place in San Antonio to call home, with the great access to the many attractions that give this city a great name.

    Adams Hill is definitely a family oriented sector of San Antonio, with its own elementary school with its own motto “Adams Hill is the Hill to Success”. The area is made up of many single family homes of modern architecture filling a large area within the city. Home price ranges are more moderate and affordable than many of the luxury neighborhoods found in San Antonio, with most homes averaging between $150,000 and $125,000.

    There are approximately 805 homes found within Adams hill, with a median value of a lower $85,390. Purchasing a home in the neighborhood has never been at such a great time, with costs dropping from 2008, when homes reached a median value of approximately $91,400. The real estate value in the area is definitely at a prime time for purchases, with value increasing over the year, spawned greatly by the wealth of historical districts found scattered throughout the city of San Antonio.

    There are several streets found within Adams Hill, including Cedar Run Drive, Five Forks Street, and Ellison Drive, all of which feature beautifully designed homes of Texas style. The area is part of the Northside Independent School District, found within the zip code 78245. Living in the area is such a peaceful residence, with families located throughout the subdivision and all the great sites of San Antonio only a very short drive away. The area has continued to generate new families, making it one of the most affordable desirable neighborhoods in San Antonio, TX today.

    Living in Texas can be such a treat, with many different options of living in San Antonio. For those who are seeking affordable family living in the city of San Antonio, Adams Hill is definitely a great place to look, with homes that remain affordable, yet beautiful and cozy within reach of all the great sites of the area.

    By Ashlee Pannell: (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved
  • Living with Optimal Efficiency in the Managed Community of Fox Grove, San Antonio, TX

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio, Home Selling in San Antonio  |  February 5, 2011 5:37 AM  |  1,257 views  |  No comments
    If you are looking for an affordable, yet glamorous way of life in San Antonio, Texas, Fox Grove’s new home sites could be perfect for you, featuring homes starting at just over $140,000. The neighborhood is definitely a step beyond other affordable neighborhoods of San Antonio, manufactured as a managed community that features qualified KB homes, with energy efficiency unmatched by many others.

    Choosing to live in Fox Grove is an excellent choice for San Antonio living, with access to a beautiful and brand new private community recreational site that offers a playscape, its own private swimming pool, and a sports court as well. The community offers quick access to several walking trails as well, offering a taste of nature and all that is loved in the state of Texas in every corner. The neighborhood is extremely close to several shopping centers, many coffee shops, and various restaurants for locals to enjoy.

    Fox Grove is located near the TPC championship golf courses featuring a very large expanse of green for golfers in the neighborhood to enjoy. There is a quick commute to the most traveled areas of the city, including the airport, Valero corporate, Fort Sam Houston, and Randolph AFB. The community’s children are served by the San Antonio Metro North East Independent School District, featuring several top rated schools in the state.

    There are several sites and many different attractions just a short drive from Fox Grove, including the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld San Antonio, Clear Channel Entertainment, the Rolling Oaks Mall, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, providing residents of the neighborhood with many opportunities to enjoy life within San Antonio. There are 3 different home models featuring 22 separate floor plans to choose from within the community, as well as mature trees planted throughout, for a more eco-friendly community you can take pride in.

    The newly designed homes of Fox Grove, San Antonio are quite magnificent for such a low cost, offering between 1,376 and 3,728 square feet, with a 2 car garage attached to the home, and a 10 year limited warranty on the KB home chosen, ensuring optimal energy efficient throughout your life in the home. There are both one and 2 story homes featured throughout the lovely community, a choice that is made as you decide to become a Fox Grove neighbor. Raising a family or using your retirement to relax in a home built to perfection is the idea at Fox Grove.

    By Ashlee Pannell: (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved
  • Camino Bandera Offers Affordable San Antonio, Texas Homes

    Posted Under: General Area in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  February 4, 2011 5:41 AM  |  1,456 views  |  No comments
    There are certainly many that choose to reside within the beautiful, historic city of San Antonio, TX, and Camino Bandera can offer such a great selection of affordable housing that just about anyone can take advantage. Known for wonderful apartment homes, beautiful single family homes, and affordable military housing, there is nothing that this great neighborhood of San Antonio can’t offer. There are approximately 236 homes within the neighborhood, reaching a median home value of $196,900.

    These large, yet affordable homes, within Camino Bandera offer a median size of 2,521 square feet, providing some of the nicest homes for such a great price. There are several streets that make up the neighborhood such as Sageglen, Oakwood Gardens, and Carlton Woods to start. There are several other streets that make up the large neighborhood, spackled with houses of all sizes and costs.

    The area of Camino Bandera is highly family-oriented, providing a wonderful space for those looking for a great home to raise a family, or even to begin their family. Also featuring some of the most desired military available homes, there are many that call Camino Bandera, San Antonio home. The area, much like other neighborhoods throughout San Antonio, features homes that are designed with the Texan flair that has made the city what it is today, with sites and attractions that are so close they can be accessed within a few short minutes.

    Living in Camino Bandera is a great choice for many working class residents of San Antonio that want to get a quiet spot within the heart of the city. The area has several shopping resources, a wonderful school district of San Antonio, and various child care facilities for those working with children. The area is beautiful in landscape and features Texas/Spaniard architecture that continues to please residents and those seeking a new home in the San Antonio area as well.

    Finding a wonderful home in Texas is definitely not hard, and within San Antonio can be made up of many different choices. While there are elaborate homes and estates within San Antonio, Camino Bandera offers the affordable housing most people today are in search of. Getting a home in the neighborhood can be such a pleasant experience, with a quiet neighborhood that is known for the many families that populate the area and add to the charm and quality of the neighborhood, as well as the city as a whole.

    By Ashlee Pannell: (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved
  • San Antonio, Texas: Condo Living A Way of Life

    Posted Under: General Area in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  January 27, 2011 12:46 PM  |  1,267 views  |  No comments
    One of the great attractions of Texas is it’s lifestyle- and condo style living is one of the lifestyles that has hit the state of Texas like no other.  For the young professionals, it is a community of many like minds and a life style that is ,ore of staying in a resort rather than considering the common amenities of a home.  For the retired couple or individual. there are also upscale condos such as The Towers that are truly luxurious living with some of the finest amenities in the nation

    San Antonio Condominiums


    Alteza:  Alteza offers the luxuries of downtown San Antonio with an exclusive way of living located at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Residents enjoy the cultural richness of downtown San Antonio, its restaurants, shops, museums, galleries theaters, entertainment, greenbelts and parks as well as some of the most outstanding community amenities including 24 hour room service,  a fitness center, restaurant bars and café, pool, club room and more.

    The Towers:  The Towers is a retirement community for active seniors that offers some of the finest amenities found in a condominium development.  A penhouse club on the 22nd floor, outdoor walking paths on 4 ½ acres with patios and personal garden beds, wellness center, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, restaurant style dining and casual deli, meeting room, card room, library, arts area, woodworking shop, video library, laundry on each floor, storage, personal services and more.

    La Cascada:  La Cascada Highrise Condos offers residents truly luxurious lifestyles with many featured amenities including hardwood, travertine and carpet flooring, island kitchens, granite surfaces and stunning views.  Community amenieties include a roof top pool, fitness center, private meeting room, gated parking and many restaurants, bars and events close by.

    The Vidorra Townhomes:  One of San Antonio’s truly upscale high rise condominium developments, the Vidorra features 155 condominiums, town homes and penhouses with first class amenities throughout the development.  Each residence has a private balconie with fabulous views, 24 hour concierge, exercise facility, spa room, outdoor pool, rooftop sky room with patio, guest suits, business center, morning coffee bar, gated parking garage, with surround, restauarants, shops and entertainment nearby.

    Olmos Tower:  The Olmos Tower Highrise Condos offers 15 stories of 1 and 2 bedroom condos to residents in downtown San Antonio.  This condo building was one of San Antonio’s first and remains one of their finer condo buildings.  Community amenities include a pool with cabanas, 24 hour security, a fitneess center and a guest suite. 

    By Ashlee Pannell: (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved
  • San Antonio, Texas Hot Vacation Areas

    Posted Under: General Area in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  January 26, 2011 8:47 AM  |  1,122 views  |  No comments
    San Antonio, Texas is one of Texas most famous cities for many reasons.    It is Texas’ second largest city, it serves as an economic and cultural gateway to the American Southwest and it is a festive town that attracts tourist annually.  In fact, tourism is one of San Antonio’s leading industries.  San Antonio has many attractions such as the famed River Walk which is three miles of nature walking among pathways of lined cafes, retail shops, nightclubs and restaurants., the Botanical Gardens and Conservation, the El Mercado, the Aztec on the River, the SeaWorld San Antionio, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, San Antonio Missions National Histroical Park and more.  For vaction properties, it means one thing.  It is a solid investment in a strong market.

    San Antonio Vacation Properties:

    Bandera:  For horse lovers and the outdoor enthusiast, this is an outstanding area for vacation property investment with dude ranches, outstand horse facilities, rodeso, horse races, hunting camping, a golf course  and fishing.  Bandera is a small town with a country type atmosphere located just northwest of San Antonio with a population of 20,000 people.   The town’s population has grown 16% over the past decade and yet the steady growth in population, the housing cost have fallen over 3% during the last year.  For investors seeking a vacation home, it is a time to purchase a property- taking advantage of the fallen prices and the good mortgage rates.

    New Braunfels:  Another great San Antonio town for outdoor recreation and relaxation is New Braunfels.  New Braunfels highlights include the Schilitterbahn Waterpark, camping, tennis, the Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, the Bandit Golf Club, Landa Park and the Comal River.  New Braunfels is an old fashioned German heritage town with a population of around 50,000 people.   The town offers everything from commercial to residtial real estate including townhouse, condos, multi family homes and snigle family homes.  Plots of land and ranch homes are also available.  The market in New Braunfels:  is considered a segood investment and for vacation homes, it truly is worth researching.

    Fredericksburg:  This is a wonderful area that vacationers around the world flock to annually with one of its main attraction being the magical mytique that the Native Americans assigned it years ago.  Beautiful cedar lined roads and wonderful food and interesting places line Fredericksburg which is 50 miles from San Antonio.  The town has a population of 10.444 people and a small town  atmosphere  with the opportunities of the big city. 

    By Ashlee Pannell:  (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All rights reserved

  • Ideal Housing for Military Retirees in the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas

    Posted Under: General Area in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  January 3, 2011 7:30 AM  |  1,218 views  |  No comments
    When you think of Texas, there are probably several movies, sayings, mottos, attractions, and events that come to mind. From wonderful schools to excellent living quality, Texas is home to so many that enjoy the year round sunshine and the good life of Texas. San Antonio is one of the most loved cities within the state, with a strong representation of all that Texas offers. From historical value to housing and economic value that goes well beyond that of many others in the entire country, San Antonio continues to defy the effects of the recession, showing strong economic balance through times of national challenge.

    Living in San Antonio is a lifestyle like no other. Not only are you able to take advantage of the various landmarks and recreational attractions scattered throughout the historic and large city, but you are also able to take part in wonderful communities that feel strongly about their neighbors and preserving the lifestyle of San Antonio. The architecture found in San Antonio is made up of several ranch style Texan homes, with various Old Mexico preserved garden homes and singe family modern homes as well. You can find an array of turn-of-the-century buildings and homes, with mid-1900’s influence throughout as well.

    When retirees of Texas are trying to enjoy the lifestyle of San Antonio, there are several communities to choose from, with military retirees at a great advantage. The Army Residence Community of San Antonio, TX is the main retirement community within the city for military career officers, with up to 600 residents offered residence, from any branch of the military. There are several high-rise apartments and cottages to choose from, with various amenities and services as well.

    The Army Residence Community is located in the northeast suburbs of the greater metro San Antonio, located on over 138 acres near Fort Sam Houston.
    There are several restaurants, churches, museums, movie theaters, and several of the best medical facilities in the country located within minutes of the community. The costs of living are relatively inexpensive, with monthly rates depending on the actual needs of the retiree, ranging from the upper hundreds to the low thousands each month.

    Homes can range from 928 square feet to 1,400, with several floor plan options for both the apartments and cottages. Retirees, their dependents, spouses, and loved ones are all accommodated within the community which is kept in the best condition possible with constant care and security also provided.

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