Hi Again Retha,
Government Hill is a nice area...but again, depends on the condition of the home and what "work" it needs and comparable homes in the area to yours.
Realtors® are probably not going to pop on here and just give you a price to list your home at. I know that I don't work that way. I would need to see the home and discuss with you your options as far as selling.
If you are looking to do a For Sale By Owner and price your home, then you can "try" Zillow although their estimates are off here in San Antonio because we are a non-disclosure State...meaning we don't advertise the Sold Price here so it can hard to get market values.
I wish you the best of luck and again, if you would like my help, feel free to contact me and I can show you how I can help you get your home sold :).
Yes! As someone who grew up in the neighborhood and whose family still owns a house there, I can say that yes, indeed, they are fixing up the neighborhood slowly but surely. Civil works like drainage and sidewalks, personal works like home improvement, and the building of a large clutch of development on the west end of the neighborhood that looks to bring luxury apartments to the area should make home values increase. They already have, in fact, to the point that a lot of land owners and speculators have lightened their ballast by selling homes well above their value from just 5 years ago.... more
Is there any way I can talk you into taking advantage of what will probably be the best buyer's market we may ever see in our lifetimes?
Prices are down
Interest rates are WAY DOWN
Sellers are willing to wheel and deal
If you buy a home now:
* You will get more for your money - Rentals never stack up to homes you can buy for the same payment
* Tax Write-off - You can write off the interest you pay on your mortgage, you can't do that with rent
* Build Equity in the home - Each time you make a payment, you are that much closer to owning it!
* Gain Appreciation - Homes tend to go up in value... the home is worth more than you bought it for!
If you rent a home: You get nothing!
Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
. http://www.SAHomeExpert.com... more
yes, renting a home would just be like renting an apartment in that they will be looking at all 3 main points, work history, credit and income. Why is your credit so screwed up? Have you pulled it lately?... more
As you will see in the link I've provided, Schertz is coming in a little higher in price than you're hoping for:
Matt Stigliano, Realtor®
"Your all access pass to San Antonio real estate."... more
I was born and raised on the Southside of Town.
The 78211 Area.
I love where I live, but look into the 78211 area. Palo Alto College area is growing as well.
Absolutely, there are renovated homes in the area of Government Hill mostly on the west side of Walters. The Army base is participating in the renovations also, and the city has built a new bridge over Hwy 35 that will make the area spectacular.
If you haven't already, I suggest the City of San Antonio Office of Historical Preservation for more info on that area. Here is the link: http://www.sanantonio.gov/historic. Scroll to the bottom for a link to the city plans.
There are currently 6 homes for sale priced from $58k up to $180k and in the last year, 9 homes have sold with a price ranging from $262k to $11500. So this area is seeing change, and once a home is rehabbed, it becomes contagious.
In addition, there is new FHA financing called the Streamline K that will roll up to $35,000 for cosmetic repairs into a loan, if the buyer qualifies, giving people even more incentive to purchase a fixer-upper. Not everyone will do this kind of loan, so call me or ask a few of your favorite bankers about it.
Keller Williams Legacy
Feel free to send me the address via email and I will work on a comparative market analysis for you and give you my thoughts on time to sell and fair market value.
Have a great night!
Do you have a listing agent? IF you are making attempts on your own agents go to MLS work with tenants not search for homes listed thru a home owner. If you are in MLS you have low agent commissions your home will be on the market much longer than a property who offers from 50% or more tenants agents. Oct - Jan is difficult to lease a property for fact families are more interested in holidays than moving.... more