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Market Conditions in San Antonio : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Jason Campbell answered:
Yes... the buyer's honeymoon is rapidly coming to a close. I preached it for the past 2 years like a crazy man screaming from a mountaintop..

The market is rapidly shifting into a seller's market and all indications point to interest rates headed up. Bad news for buyers... Great news for Sellers.

For those who are sitting on their thumbs and waiting on buying a home for any reason.. you will regret that heavily very soon.

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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Jesus Soto answered:
It's quite simple,and one of three things should happen:

1-Contract should become cancellable
(Meaning no sale)
2-contract should be renegotiated for appraised value.
3-contract continues with bank financing appraised value, and buyer paying difference between appraised value and contract value out of pocket.

Hope this makes sense. If not, give me a call.

Jesus Soto
Exit Realty Partners II
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Jason Campbell answered:
It has a bit if a funky floor plan, but it is workable. The biggest issue so far is the fact that the home has no water going to it. So, unless you are paying cash, it will be very hard to finance. I think it could be a great project.. and just about every investor I know has taken a crack at it, and cancelled later...

Would you like to go take a look at it? I can set up a showing for you.

Jason C Campbell
Platinum Top 50 Finalist
Option One Real Estate
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Al Tillman answered:
Average price?

Do you mean recommended purchase price?
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Justin Werner answered:
You really need to look at the specific neighborhood where the home is, rather than the generic zip code. I can help you do that if you're not already working with your own exclusive buyer's agent. Give me a call!

Justin Werner, ABR, CRS, SFR
Accredited Buyer Representative
Certified Residential Specialist
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certified
RE/MAX Exclusive
10000 San Pedro, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
210-367-4757 Cell

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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Shail Patel answered:
Hello Adriana Arroyo,

I will be more than happy to get you any information on 810 Florida. Please email or call.

Shail Patel
Keller Williams Alamo Heights
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Gregory Touchstone answered:
The photos match what is on the local MLS, which is listed as a NEW listing. The photos match and the MLS statutes require agents to take their own recent photos.
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Doc & Ellen Stephens answered:
San Antonio is an amazingly vibrant, diverse city Here is our video which tells the story:

Great weather, strong diverse business base, military friendly, near the Coast, come and see for yourself. Bring your toothbrush. You'll want to stay!

Ellen and Doc Stephens, REALTORS
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
You'll have to be more specific as to the house you are asking about.
And what do you think? Is it worth it to you?
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
Hi Tegan! Yes, the San Antonio Board of Realtors provides this information...check out this link:

If you type in an address, and click the various tabs, you can get crime stats, school info, community stats, etc....hope this helps. I am an investor locally also (holding for long term gain and asset accumulation). If you are beginning as an investor, please check out my Blogs:

If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. Have a great rest of your weekend.

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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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
The only sure way to find out is to make an offer. Some properties are overpriced and a low offer makes sense. Some are underpriced and get multiple offers over list price.
If you have a good local agent they can research the property, some comparables and discuss a strategy for you to proceed with.
Ultimately it's up to what the seller is willing to accept and usually, only they know for sure.
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Wed Mar 14, 2012
Yamille Kosowan answered:
You could get comps and for sales in your neighborhood right from Trulia. See the link I've attached, then scroll down to see other comparable properties near you as well as recently sold properties. Hope this helps.
Are you starting to think about selling?
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Amanda P. Herring answered:

The Del Webb community is a lovely area! The investment there should be stable as the population is aging. You will find interesting crime statistics by visiting some of the following webpages: or

Our sales prices are beginning to rise over sales prices from a year ago. I would be glad to help you calculate possible equity growth based on the specifications of the type of property you are interested in purchasing. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative and am experienced in assisting buyers with their real estate investments here in the San Antonio area. Please feel free to contact me for more information!

Amanda P. Herring, Realtor

Accredited Buyer Representative
(210) 771-8608
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Jerry Lockaby answered:
Your home's value and the things that play the biggest role in its appreciation depend on the local economy and housing market for the particular neighborhood you are looking to buy or sell in. An experienced Realtor will be able to help you decide whether now is the right time for you to buy or sell. Visit my web site for a free home evaluation or for more information about buying or selling your home.

Here are some of the factor's to consider when considering how well a property may appreciate.

Location in a community - Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to many families and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to keeping their value, these communities usually appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

Recent home sales - You should receive facts and figures on the recent real estate sales in the neighborhoods that you'd like to live in from your agent. You'll want to learn figures like time on market and listing price versus selling price.

History of appreciation - In the last 5 to 10 years, have home prices increased or decreased? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the community is thought of as?

Local economy - Is there a nice mixture of jobs in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? All these play a role.
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Jason Campbell answered:
The rental market is great in Alamo Heights. It is a bit competitive as the High School is such a good school.

No telling what it will look like 2 years from now... but for right now.. it is a great place to buy a home to hold as a rental. Homes don't stay vacant long, and you can get some good rent in the area.

If you would like... I can pull you a full rental report and e-mail it over to you... just shoot me a quick note, and I will e-mail it right back to you. Indicate what your price-range is, and I will get you the stats to match.

I have lived in Alamo Heights for 10 years now... and I may never leave!

Jason C Campbell
Realtor / Loan Officer
Keller Williams Realty
(210) 389-5266
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Susan Casas answered:
Hello Cyhonee,

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.

Susan Casas
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Annie answered:
well typically speaking,one percent of the sales price is going to be your mortgage payement if you are the owner.That includes taxes and insurance all rolled in. People who are renting their properties dont really go too far above that but if theyve paid off the property they may charge you the going marget value for rental rates in the area. ... more
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Tue Apr 13, 2010
Danny T Thompson answered:
If I was your agent, I would know... my job would be to assess the traffic, the feedback, the market in the neighborhood, the market in the city.. as well as the things that should have been dealt with prior to gfetting on the market -- condition, pricing, staging, etc...

You should ask your agent to review everything. The agent may have to give you staging advice, and pricing advice... My guess is price... lower it 2-5% or lower it 1% and offer closing costs...

I need more info to really give you more specific advice... ALl the best!
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Ana Ojeda answered:
Dear Podge,

SABOR (San Antonio Board of REALTORS) does include the CDOM and the DOM on their MLS and it is true that sometimes it can be misleading if you do not have the CDOM information, but since we want to be as informative as possible to our clients that is why that is done.

I hope that this information helps you since it truly helps the Buyers and Sellers when performing a R.E transaction, to understand how long it may take to sell a home in the location the seller wants to sell and also the Buyer to get a better idea of how long has the home been in the market.

Please be adviced that not because a home has been on the market for a long time it means that there is something wrong with it, there can be a combination of issues, but the longer the home is on the market the more the Seller and Real Estate agent need to re-evaluate the listing and change things around with the marketing and presentation and most importantly PRICE..!

I hope I have helped you in some way.

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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Matt Stigliano answered:

The overall north side (outside of 1604) is still the area where growth is concentrated. Growth continues out the I 35 corridor on the east, the Culebra and Bandera areas outside of 1604, the I 10 corridor outside of 1604, and the areas outside the 1604 in the Potranco to 151 areas. The 281 corridor still has the room to build, but I suspect growth will slow in the area until some of the current available inventory is bought up and they come up with a solid solution for the traffic woes of the area.

San Antonio has plenty of room to build in all of these areas and many of the communities are currently outside of San Antonio city-limits (and therefore no subject to city taxes). Of course, as the expansion continues in those areas, I expect to see more annexation of these areas in the coming years.

Hope that helps!

Matt Stigliano, Realtor®
RE/MAX Access
(210) 646-HOME
"Your all access pass to San Antonio real estate."
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