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In My Neighborhood in 78232 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Melissa Wiggans answered:
The City of San Antonio is one of Texas’ largest metropolitan areas and the seventh largest city in the United States. San Antonio is fast growing- in fact it has been in the top five for growth in the nation for most of the past decade.

San Antonio has a strong military presence—it is known as Military City USA! Home to the recently renamed Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston- , Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base are currently the largest installation in the country- over 80,000 military and civilian employees serve more than 200 missions at the Joint Base.

San Antonio is home also to five Fortune 500 companies and to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

San Antonio is a great place to call home!
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Sat Oct 19, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
So you post this here to inform maybe what - 1 or 2 people? You might also want to put a note in a bottle and throw it in the ocean or get several bottles for more than one ocean.
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Jose Novelo answered:
Can you give me the street address? It will be easier to find out.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Jose Novelo answered:
If you send me your e mail I will send them to you.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Didi,
Here are some links to demographic information in the 78223 zip code of San Antonio:

I hope this is helpful to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Claudia McShane answered:
Dear Bobby,

The square footage should only reflect heated and cooled spaces. Garages, porches, balconies and such are usually not air conditioned or heated, if they are though, they should be.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Gregory Touchstone answered:
Do you have an address or any more specifics on the property you are speaking of?

Gregory Touchstone Realtorâ„¢ | Select New Homes, LLC
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jose Novelo answered:
What property are you talking about? Please let me know.
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Sat Jan 3, 2015
Don Tepper answered:
You have to indicate where you're talking about.
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Tanmy asked:
Looking for a very good home
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Stefanie Patterson answered:
Bottom line is I always suggest going through an area in the evening or weekends when people are home and see how the area "feels" to you. you can try this website as well.

If you need help or advice, give me a call. I always show and tell my clients "the good, the bad, and the ugly" for each area as I see it.

Stefanie Patterson,
RE/MAX North San Antonio
Cell - 210-501-9133
Fax - 210-468-1868

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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Not being an Appraiser, I can only answer from what I've seen:

If the Appraiser has the option to eliminate a Foreclosure from the Comp's,
They will make an adjustment for it being a DISTRESSED sale.

A couple years ago, Foreclosures accounted for 20-40% of total sales, and it was possible to bypass them.
Last year, they accounted for as much as 80% of the sales in some areas.

They cannot be ignored; They are the Market!
And if they are appraising a foreclosure, it would be ridiculous to eliminate them from the Comp's.
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
How an Appraisal is made:
Visualize a series of COLUMNS, probably 4 or 5;
The First Column is the SUBJECT HOUSE and the others are COMP's.
Down the page we list FEATURES or FACTORS; such as # Bedrooms, # Baths, House Sqft, Lot Sqft, Fireplace, Pool, Roof, Garage, Fencing. Got it?
Now, in each box created, there will be a VALUE: Lets say the subject house is 915 sqft it would get --- or 0. And the first Comp house has 2500 sqft, it might get -100,000; which means that the house is WORTH $100,000 more because of the square-footage. (It is a negative number because the Selling price of that Comp house was approximately $100,000 more BECAUSE of the square footage and we have to deduct that $100,000 to bring them to equity.) Got it?

Now, lets say that the Subject house has $5,000 worth of new fencing and the Comp house has 25 year old OK fencing.: Then the SUBJECT house would get +5,000 and the Comp. house would get --- or 0.

When you go down the page, and enter everything, you get total Comparative Values on the two houses, which allows for the DIFFERENCES.

The two houses DO NOT have to be literally COMPARABLE, they MAKE then comparable with the VALUES.

So the house next door is larger, so what? They made up for that with the values.

Now, if you understand what I just did, then you will understand why;
1.) Two Appraisals can come so close together, and,
2.) Why the Bank will not listen to you about the results.

and in fact I will give you a third;

3.) If you hire your own Appraiser, he will end up with about the same numbers!

Also, please do not compare/equate the ASSESSMENT with the APPRAISAL: The ASSESSMENT is based on the LAST SELLING PRICE OF THE PROPERTY which might be last year. five years ago, or thirty years ago.

I hope I've helped.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
There are a tremendous amount of renters in every area of San Antonio. Most rentals that are priced fairly will rent within days. In your area (78251), there have been 210 rentals that rented in the last 6 months. Of these, the average property was only on the market 23 days. Hope this helps.

Darrell D. Drouillard
Home Team of America
16719 Huebner Rd., Bldg 4
San Antonio, Texas 78248
210-881-6760 (Fax)

'Serving all Your Real Estate Needs'
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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Leah McNamara answered:
Good evening Val,

The current state of the market in any zip code is determined by the absorbtion rate (in months) which is the ratio between the number of homes for sale which are not under contract, divided by the number of homes which are currently under contract. In 78425 that ratio is currently exactly 2, meaning that at the current rate of sale it would theoretically take only 2 months to clear all of the current inventory of homes for sale. In reality this never happens because new inventory is always being added, but it's an excellent guide to the current state of any market if the you consider the following general rules, which are endorsed by most real estate appraisers:
- Less than 3 months of inventory indicates healthy demand
- 4 months of inventory indicates a market in equilibrium (a balance between the number of buyers and sellers)
- more than 4 months of inventory indicates a progressively weaker market as the number of months increases.

Accordingly, as 78245 has only 2 months of inventory right now, it's in strong demand.

By the way, I have an outstanding buyer benefits program which could save you thousands of dollars across all the key elements of the home buying process. Please email me at for full details.

Leah McNamara GRI BPOR
Managing Broker
Best Practices Realty
Direct: (210) 745-1411
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Mon May 28, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
There are many on-line sites that detail crime stats for Live Oak and the rest of Bexar County. Here is one such site which shows Live Oak as below average risk for most crime categories:

Here is another site...

If you need any assistance with your home search or would like help locating properties that fit your needs / requirements, give me a call.

Darrell D. Drouillard
Home Team of America
16719 Huebner Rd., Bldg 4
San Antonio, Texas 78248
210-881-6760 (Fax)

'Serving all Your Real Estate Needs'
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Tue May 22, 2012
Jose Novelo answered:
Do you have any Down Payment? I have a couple of them, Let me know if interested.
Jose L. Novelo
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Tue May 8, 2012
Lawrence Sotoodeh answered:
As safe as any in town! Common sense says crime happens everywhere. Staying vigilant is important.
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