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Ratonda Mccl…, Renter in San Antonio, TX

Can someone tell me how is Alamo Ranch and Westover area in San Antonio?

Asked by Ratonda Mccloud, San Antonio, TX Tue Dec 18, 2012

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Hi Ratonda,
The link below gives a lot of information about these two areas:
http://sarealtywatch.com/community_report.asp#TPREPORTaction…

If you are interested in school reports, go to http://sarealtywatch.com/school-reports.asp and put in the zip codes such as 78251 (westover area) and 78253 (Alamo Ranch area).

Call me at 210-232-2310 to have a more detailed discussion.

Randy Elgin
Associate Broker / REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty
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Please sign up for the marketsnapshot at http://www.reserrealty.com for a no cost no obligation survey of recent sales and offerings in this area.
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This is a new area being developed. It is west of downtown San Antonio. Under Mayor Cisneros, this was an area that the City wanted developed so they offered incentives to have the Sea World Amusement Park placed there. A prominent developer, who later became bankrupt, is associated with Westover Hills. On the positive side there have been a number of companies locate with employment offerings in the Westover Hills business park. The San Antonio Community College district has invested in a school with an excellent reputation named Vista in the area. It area has a fairly good road infrastructure in my opinion compared to the boom areas of due north of downtown in the Stone Oak Dan Parman developments. The state again in my opinion has not kept the necessary investment in roads to make that area anything but a traffic jam. There is construction going on and there have been excellent values, but the number of new home builders seems to cap in advancement in home pricing for present owners.

These are a set of opinions from someone whose family has lived in San Antonio since 1926 and in Texas since 1854. They are not necessarily correct. The best place for you will be someplace close to employment or school.

Historically speaking the Stevens high school, which is named after Justice John Paul Stevens is built on the location the Pope gave his blessings to the San Antonio faithful during his visit.

Stevens high school is regarded highly, again in my opinion.
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Ratonda,
Both areas are nice areas. I have a friend that lives off Westover Hills and he likes his neighborhood. He's been there for about 14 years. My in-laws live in the Alamo Ranch area and enjoy it so much they are wanting my wife and I to move there.
You can search homes at http://www.markcouture.com or http://www.couturerealestate.com. I have some good infomation about the area and schools.
You can call me or email me with any quesions you may have.
Mark Couture
210-616-6992
mark@markcouture.com
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You can find properties on your own, just go to http://www.JoseSellsSanAntonio.com
It is up to date ad FREE!!!!
Good Luck
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In general terms, Westover area in residential homes is a bit older than the Alamo Ranch area development and Alamo Ranch is much larger in total residential area. Both are on the far west side of San Antonio in an ever growing area with multiple shopping and restaurant options. Also located within a few miles of Lackland AFB.

If you would like something more specific - visit my web site: http://www.roycerealestate.com and just send me your question(s)

Respectfully

Royce
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Alamo Ranch and Westover Hills are both great neighborhoods, Alamo Ranch has Elementary and Middle schools in the subdivision. Both locations are VERY close to shopping and dining establishments. I used to live in AR myself. Westover Hills has some very nice homes there as well but are a little older than in AR.

You really have to drive thru at your convenience to see them both for yourself. I will definitely agree with Jason that if you are planning to live in SA for the next 5 years or so, owning is far better than renting. If your long term housing plans do not include SA, then renting in those areas are good choices. It really boils down to the house though. You can have a less than desirable house in a GREAT neighborhood and you will not be happy.

If there is anything that I can do to help with your home choices, please let me know!
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They are beautiful neighborhoods, and do fall into the 100% USDA eligibility area right now. If you would like to discuss your personal goals for mortgage amounts and payments, I am always available to talk.

Thank you for your inquiry.
Barbara Heath Coker
Sr. Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS#228545
100% Home Loans All Over Texas
210-842-4185
Web Reference: http://www.thecokerteam.com
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Now that I read that question differently... I think I know what you are asking now... LOL... How is it? :)

First... let me see if there is any way I can talk you out of wasting your money on rent... This is the best buyer's market we may ever see in our lifetimes, and chances are strong, if you qualify to rent over there, we can probably get you a loan to buy.. You will get a lot more for your money, and actually build equity, appreciation, have a new tax write-off, and have an asset that can easily pay you in the future. Rent is a huge waste of money.

Alamo Ranch and that area north of it represent the fastest growing sector of San Antonio right now. The homes are great, the pricing is still good, and with all the new shopping and growing business out there... it's a great place to be.

So far, home prices are rising in the area at a fairly constant rate, and homes are not only holding thier value on a whole, but actually becoming worth more than they were orginially purchased for.

Builders out there are giving away the farm right now on new construction... I know I just beat a poor builder to death for one of my clients and got A LOT off the price and all the closing costs covered. It was pretty cool.

Here are all the homes currently for sale in the Alamo Ranch and Westover Areas:

http://sabor.connectmls.com/listings.jsp?dcid=D110CBF2060000…

Hope that helps.

Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
Platinum Top 50 Finalist
210-389-5266
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http://www.SAHomeExpert.com
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Alamo Ranch is a growing area. It is also eligible for $0 Down USDA Financing. If you need a mortgage pre-approval for this or any other program, please contact me at 210-685-7642.

Vino Alonzo
Loan Officer
NMLS# 184279
valonzo@castlecooke.com
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
NMLS #1251
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Is it a nice safe area?
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Some of those neighborhoods fall in the magic boundries... What can I tell ya.. San Antonio wants it's tax dollars :)

Jason
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What do you mean the magic boundries?
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