I am moving to San Antonio, TX in September. We need to know what neighborhoods to look at that are very close to the 37 highway or 35 highway.

Asked by nataliedaviscastro, Houston, TX Mon Jun 3, 2013

Safe neighborhood, large homes, good schools, diverse, Renting a house.

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Diana Kirsch, , San Antonio, TX
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Hi, I am a Keller Williams Realtor and I live in the NE part of the city near I 35 (Windcrest/Converse area). I love living in this area; I can get to shopping and major highways easily and quickly.If you want help finding a home in this part of town, give me a call.
Diana 210-788-3350, DianaKirsch.com
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Jason Campbe…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Wed Jun 12, 2013
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?

The market is rapidly turning into a seller's market
Interest rates are WAY DOWN, but they are headed up

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
Web: http://www.SAHomeExpert.com
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Reggie Hock, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Mon Jun 3, 2013

To make an informed decision about the neighborhoods you need to look to an experienced REALTOR. There are many good neighborhoods in this area, it is one of the fastest growing areas around San Antonio, (especially the IH-35 corridor around Schertz.) The San Antonio market is growing at a very fast pace, year to date our market is up @21% in activity and @5-6% in value.

If I can be of service please contact me by any of the ways listed below.

I am looking forward to helping you with your move.

Reggie Hock
Exit Realty IH-10
210-535-8815 Cell or Text
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Khg, , Livonia, MI
Thu Jun 13, 2013
check out these webites:

http://www.bestplaces.net/ -- good general guide

Areas that are good -- desirable -- where people want to live:
- Thousand Oaks between Wetmore and Henderson Pass - good schools, etc.
- Universal City (just outside San Antonio) - ok schools
- Medical Center area - schools not sure
- San Antonio housing is in pockets or by subdivision and in some cases by street.

- Make sure you check the flood zone. San Antonio just had a major flood. Areas that flood are near Basse / 281 Expressway and Jonesmaltzburger Roads -- also south side; Leon Valley area. Look up recent flooding and write down the areas.

You will hear people tell you the most desirable areas are "inside the 1604 loop) -- Get a map and keep in your car.

Be careful driving. San Antonio is confusing because the roads are in circles that surround the city. If you are used to a grid system (i.e., North, South, East, West) -- here you can think you are diving north, but because the roads are circles, you can end up on the south side of the town a hurry.

Good luck! Welcome to San Antonio. Expressway 281 cuts through the center of San Antonio. Expressway 1604 circles around the city.

Renting a house --- hummm - make sure the house is NOT if a flood zone. Make sure you have renters insurance. And, make sure you have renters insurance that covers flood damage. A word of caution. Use a reputable realtor. Also, READ THE TEXAS LEASE. Leases in Texas are hard to break. Due to the rental market, most houses are renting at market and go quickly. Get a map, use the info listed above, check out realtor.com.
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Kristie A. H…, Renter, San Antonio, TX
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Love Terrell Hills, but you won't find large homes, unless you got lots of money! But fantastic school in the city & very safe. Good luck
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Jose Novelo, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Mon Jun 3, 2013
You can find your next home at http://www.JoseSellsSanAntonio.com
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Leah McNamara, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Mon Jun 3, 2013
The best way to look for homes in a specific area is to use a map based search. http://www.bpr.co displays only the active listings, whereas the big 3 public real estate websites show many homes that are already under contract.

Leah McNamara
Phone of Text: 210 379-2799
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