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Maria Garcia, Home Buyer in San Antonio, TX

Moving to San Antonio and I would like a home with at least an acre.

Asked by Maria Garcia, San Antonio, TX Thu Jan 17, 2013

I called quite a few agents already in San Antonio, and no one seems to ever answer their phone. But, I'd like to be outside the city and don't want to spend any more than $400K. A pool would be nice, but not really a requirement. My husband thinks pools are a waste of money, but I think it would be nice. Any advice out there?

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Jason C Campbell’s answer
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Seems to be a lot of that going around :) Just so happens I ran a search just like that for another client yesterday... so.. here are a bunch of homes for sale with at least an acre in your price range (3/2.5/2):

http://sabor.connectmls.com/listings.jsp?dcid=D341C5204A2AA5…

I'm pretty familiar with most of these actually. It would seem the bulk of the buyers I have been working with have similar tastes.. :)

Just for fun... here are the ones that have pools:

http://sabor.connectmls.com/listings.jsp?dcid=D347F0C3E9F7D5…

You picked an amazing time to be looking... Rates are down and for the most part, sellers are ready to wheel and deal. But, homes with acrage you need to move pretty fast as far as taking a look. I've noticed that they are selling quite fast. The demand has gone way up for homes with a little space between neighbors :)

Give me a call, shoot me a text, or send me an e-mail and we can go see some of these whenever you like.

Jason C Campbell
Platinum Top 50 Finalist
Option One Real Estate
210-389-5266
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http://www.SAHomeExpert.com
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Maria,
Want someone who will answer the phone and has exceptional customer service?
Contact:
Tim Fierro
A Preferred Realtor in San Antonio
210-218-3225
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Maria,

Want someone who will answer the phone with exceptional customer service?

Contact:
Tim Fierro
Preferred Realtor in San Antonio
210-218-3225
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Take a moment out and check out Timberwood Park, located outside 1604/Blanco Rd on the North side of SA. Lot sizes are at a minimum of 1/2 acre.

Price ranges from 230(k) and up. We paid 325(k) for a 3/3/2 new home

Pretty cool area to live in, it's where we've been living for the past 5 years, transplants from Southern California. I have to agree with the hubby, the pool is a pain in the backside. This subdivision has a 30 acre park for the residents and quite a few other amenities included in the HOA fees (approx 300 a year) Pool fee of $200 per year that's optional (per family) - you can get it for 1/2 that cost if you assist with three community projects (Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Event, Brush Clean up or whatever other events a volunteer is needed for).

Good Luck
A Resident not a Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 31, 2013
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 22, 2013
I recently previewed an amazing home just north of Bulverde right off 281. Give me a call. Its a gorgeous property and I would love to show it again. This does have a pool and they can be expensive to keep up. Just takes some time getting it figured out. Cheers and happy house hunting! BTW, I most always answer my phone, texts and emails within 30 minutes.

Give me a call if I can assist.
Adrienne Nugent, REALTOR
Direct Line: (210)788-1450
Adrienne.Nugent@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2013
Please utilize my website which pulls from 4 mls feeds. Put your specific criteria in when you search (ie. acreage). There are many beautiful homes all around San Antonio with acreage. Narrow your search area down using my webiste and give me a call. I would be happy to assist.

http://www.RelianceRR.com/AdrienneNugent
Adrienne Nugent
Direct Line: (210)788-1450
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2013
Maria,
I have a listing in Bear Springs on 5 acres (will accomodate horses) with a second building that has 2 bedrooms and full bath. Their son and his family lived in it for 2 years while they decided what to do concerning a home. It doesn't have a pool but plenty of room for one. It also has a shed/workshop (has electricity). It is only $279,900--plenty of room to add a pool and be under budget. The total square footage, including the second building, is 3022 square feet. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
150 CR 2724, Mico, TX 78056 only 15 minutes from 1604 and Culebra and all the shopping in that area. Country living close to the city.
Call me if you would like to see the home.
If this one doesn't work for you it would be my pleasure to show you others.
Mark Couture
210-616-6992
mark@markcouture.com
http://www.couturerealestate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hello Maria,

I'd be glad to provide you a list of homes on an acreage. Fortunately you'll have a lot to choose from here in San Antonio. I have a shortened list of about 30 beautiful homes around 300- 400k in very nice locations. Give me a call when you have a second and I'll be glad to forward you this list.

Jonathan Leos
http://www.myhomeinsa.com
210-396-1652
"buyer rebates/low listing fees"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Maria,

Please call me at 210.501.5435 and I will help you find exactly what you need. Feel free to look through my website for listings.

Thanks,

Roberto
Web Reference: http://www.varelarealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Maria. Have you tried going to a Real Estate Brokerage in person? Sometimes the broker may have an available agent on hand to assist you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Do you have a preferred area of town to live in? I am a mortgage loan officer with 30 years of experience. In the Floresville/LaVernia area, I love to work with Mike Fulmer. His brokerage office is on Hwy. 775. He specializes in that area, although he works in all sections of our municipal range. His cell is 830-477-9393. It would be my pleasure to discuss financing options with you too.
Welcome to San Antonio!

Barbara Heath Coker
NMLS#228545
Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
100% Home Loans All Over Texas
Web Reference: http://www.thecokerteam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
We would love to help you! I have set up a search for you that may help:

http://www.mlsfinder.com/tx_sabor/sandramushinski/index.cfm?…

Just copy and paste in your browser! Hope this helps, if not please call and I would be happy to help!
You can also go to http://www.makesanantoniohome.com.

Sandy
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Maria,
I'm a full time agent and can be reached by phone, email or text.

Tabitha King
210-414-4255
tabitha@kingrealtors.com
http://www.kingrealtors.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Maria,

Well, you have definitely come to the right place to find an agent in San Antonio TX :). There are plenty of us that can defintely help you out. So sorry that the one's you called didn't answer there phones. I have heard that a bunch and really that puzzles me.

There are plenty of homes in the Greater San Antonio TX area that will meet your search requirements. If you check out my site here, you can do a map search that will show you homes inside the city limits and outside of them.

http://www.schertztxhomes.com/greater-san-antonio-texas-prop…

As far as pools go, I think it would be great to have one however, remember that there are maintenance costs with them and your insurance may go up a bit. With the Texas weather though, you can pretty much use them almost all year round :).

As far as fining an agent, just do some research and look at their sites and see what they can offer you. This is the best time to buy in San Antonio TX as the rates are ridiculous. Having a buyers agent to help navigate you through the home buying process is going to be a huge benefit for you. If you have not gotten qualified through a lender as yet, I also can give you references.

Good luck with your search and if you would like my help in findng a home, please feel free to contact me :).

Brenda Mullen
REALTOR(r), ABR(r)
RE/MAX Access
210-807-0819
brenda.mullen@sbcglobal.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Call me, I always answer my phone....I even have my office patch all my calls into my cell. 210-215-7440. If I don't answer, I will return your call within 30 minutes.

In our Texas heat, a pool would be nice, but there are maintenance expenses that come along with a pool which you can do yourself or have pool maintenance service. I would suggest purchasing a home that already has a pool, it will be less of a expense, then a brand new one.

Call me and I will be happy to answer all your questions and send you homes with 1 acre lots to view today!

Have an awesome Thursday!
Priscilla
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
I had the same problem when I moved to San Antonio! I answer my phone all the time because I know how it feels to be needing information and get an answering machine!

My husband is Military and we retired to this area but I was born and raised in San Antonio so I know about school systems, traffic patterns/up-coming construction, booming areas, convenient shopping, etc. Let me know if I can help and good luck with the professional you go with!!!

Have a great day,
Tiffany Stephens
210.683.7318
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Yes!, I have several properties that You might like.
Please let me know if you want to see them.
Sincerely,
Jose L. Novelo
(210)455-7635
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Mari,

We have a pool and we love it! Have you contacted a lender? I have a great lender. She's one of the best. Lets get you pre approved. Thank you for reading.

Susan Casas
210-835-6696
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Pools can be very costly to maintain, but if you really enjoy them... Please give me a call , and I will answer my phone. Looking forward to heaRING FROM YOU, SO i CAN GET SOME MORE INFO FROM YOU. 210-319-0569.


PATRICK HAMMONDS
MANAGER AXIS REALTY GROUP
210-319-0569
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Maria,
I would love to help you with your home search. I do real estate in San Antonio and more so in the surrounding area of San Antonio. At a max 400K price point, I shouldnt have a problem finding you something that would meet your needs. Have a great week!

Thank You,
Steve Johnson
Relocation Specialist
Fine Homes International
Prudential Don Johnson
18534 Fourty-Six Parkway Suite 1C
Spring Branch, TX 78070
Cell: (210) 325-1833
Bus: (830) 438-5540
Fax: (830) 438-6730
sjjohnson@gvtc.com

Texas Law requires all real estate licensees to give the following information about brokerage services:

Http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/OP-K.pdf
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Mrs. Garcia,
There are many properties in the area that will meet your needs. Give me a call at 210-722-6243 and I will be happy to send them over to you.
Thanks,
Vince Arnall
Select Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Best next action is to ask a local Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
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