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Want A New Home By The End Of The Year?
2019-10-25 12:30
YOU CAN DO IT!Yes, if you act quickly you can still get in your new home by the end of the year. AND, if you are in your home before the new year, you can file for a homestead exemption exem… Read More
Why Homeownership Matters
2019-10-22 11:00
A means to an end! We are going to start in reverse - instead of talking about benefits in the early years, let's look at the benefits at retirement. No matter what your age right now, retir… Read More
The Mortgage Process
2019-10-18 03:38
Today's mortgage process is streamlined. In most cases you can apply on line from anywhere you choose. Here is a short summary on how to proceed. If you would like to explore our mortgage co… Read More
62% Of Buyers Are Wrong
2019-10-08 11:00
Are you in that 62%? Hopefully not - but today's mission is to change the world and the perception on down payments.If you know someone who is hesitating buying their first home please share… Read More
Kiva - Helping The World
2019-10-07 15:32
Well, I just added 2 more countries today. This brings the number of countries to 27 - and a bunch more to go. When I first got involved with Kiva - through an offer to join the PayPal team… Read More
Why Get Pre-Approved First
2019-10-04 17:30
For one, knowing how much you are pre-approved for gives you a level of confidence in making an offer on a home in that you are qualified to make that offer. And, it gives the seller a hi… Read More
Home Prices Over 5 Years
2019-10-01 12:00
Crystal ball time?Not. These are the views of the experts looking forward for the next five years and where they think home prices may be headed. So maybe bookmark this page and check it out… Read More
2019-09-29 15:27
Pressed for time?Take a look at the September numbers in just about one minute! When ready to buy or sell, call us at 210-757-0211. Shop first if you like - see homes and properties in San A… Read More
Home Prices Increase
2019-09-18 11:30
When I saw the picture to the left for some reason it made me think of an old song by The 5th Dimension - Up Up and Away - and now that song is going to be in my head all day after writing a… Read More
Don't Do It
2019-09-17 11:30
You found the right house and have submitted an offer and the offer was accepted - how exciting is that! Next, you follow through with your pre-approved mortgage and submit everything to get… Read More
Fall Buyer And Seller Guides Available
2019-09-15 12:00
THEY HAVE ARRIVED! The Fall editions of the guides are ready for download now. The links are in the right column of this blog >>>Both the Seller Guide and the Buyer Guide are availa… Read More
Don't Fall Into The Rent Trap
2019-09-13 12:00
There are times when renting makes sense. There are times when renting is the only option. But, there are many more times where rent becomes a trap and it becomes difficult to break out from… Read More
Sellers Now Is The Time To Buy
2019-09-10 12:00
Have you been thinking about moving on up to a new home? Now is a great time to make the move - and lock in low interest rates for years to come. Not to mention, housing prices are good - so… Read More
Recession Does NOT Equal Housing Crisis
2019-09-07 12:00
Got to love the media. Ever feel undertones of "the sky is falling" and a need to present it that way? That is how they sell news. The truth is a recession does not mean a housing crisis. Ch… Read More
August Housing Numbers
2019-09-07 04:26
In less than a minute you can see what the national housing market looks like in August. For a more detailed look at our own market in San Antonio, checkout our page: https://www.sanantonio… Read More
It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
2019-08-10 12:00
Well, if the colors did not get your attention, hopefully the post title did. Actually, Christmas is not THAT far away and it is a joyous time for many to celebrate! However you choose to re… Read More
The Housing Market Today
2019-08-09 12:00
There is actually a GREAT housing market right now! This is such an opportunity for the first timers to jump in or the those folks looking to move on up or retirees looking to regroup - what… Read More
Renter Would Be Owner
2019-08-07 13:00
You will never hear me say "everyone" would choose owning over renting, but there are a fair number of folks who are renting right now who would prefer to be owners. Which ever side you are… Read More
2019-08-06 15:30
What does it mean to be a non-disclosure state? The best answer to that was shared today by SABOR (The San Antonio Board of Realtors) and I am sharing it with you. Often the question comes u… Read More
How High Do You Score?
2019-08-05 15:52
Some folks think they cannot qualify for a mortgage and a house because their scores are too low. The question is - have you checked, recently? It is best to know your credit scores and what… Read More
Still A Seller's Market
2019-07-24 21:49
Anything under a 6 month inventory supply is considered a seller's market. Even though the supply of homes for sale has increased, we are still short of demand. What is worse, is homes on th… Read More
You Need This App
2019-07-17 14:52
I don’t believe that I have ever headlined with a “you need this” before – but seriously folks – have a look at this app – and it is free. They gave me a… Read More
San Antonio Apartment Rentals
2019-07-14 12:00
We are getting there - the San Antonio Apartment Rentals website is almost complete. Many new features have been added including links to search for rental homes, home buying opportunities a… Read More
Living In Texas Today
2019-07-13 21:37
Today, we would like to introduce you to our newest website - and search tool - for Texas real estate. You can search the San Antonio home and property listings from the San Antonio MLS (thi… Read More
2019-07-09 19:43
Whatever your reason for selling, it is still a great time to get it done and move on. We are sharing 3 common reasons in this short video. Give us a call and let's talk about your reason fo… Read More
6 Month Mortgage Rate Forecast
2019-06-29 13:00
There is actually good news here. Mortgage rates are not expected to go crazy high for awhile. Not that long ago it looked like rates were moving up. Couple increased rates with rising price… Read More
Experts Agree On Rising Prices
2019-06-27 12:00
As prices are expected to rise, it means for the same money you can buy less house. Checkout this video to help you make your decision today! Read More
Historic Home Specialist
2019-06-18 19:59
This Spring I was privileged to take multiple courses sponsored by The REALTOR Academy (SABOR) and The San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation and testing through to earn the Historic Ho… Read More
WAIT Or Buy Now?
2019-06-09 12:00
You can wait if you want to. Of course the house prices will probably be higher - meaning a higher mortgage payment or less house. Interest rates are favorable right now. That might not be t… Read More
2019-06-07 12:00
There are many reasons to own your a home - 5 of them are in this short video. The most important reason though is the one that matters to you. Are you ready to see if we can make it happen? Read More
2019-06-03 12:00
Generations are defined by years of birth. Though it is not an exact science, it is a way of recognizing shifts in how each generation perceives the reality of the world in which we live. Pe… Read More
MARS 2020
2019-05-26 15:20
I am not sure, but perhaps this is the first real estate blog to feature a boarding pass - to MARS.Actually, it is my personal boarding pass for the trip and - WOW - over 300 MILLION frequen… Read More
Graduation Time
2019-05-20 12:00
Suddenly the house is quieter than you are used to. Everyone has graduated and gone on to the next step. What to do with an empty nest? Something to think about - and explore the options! Read More
Vacation Homes
2019-05-18 12:00
A vacation home does not necessarily have to be for summer only! Buy close enough to home and make it your regular escape. Time to make and share some new memories Read More
2019-05-17 12:00
Seems every day we hear about millennials – and relatively soon, we can expect to hear more conversations about Generation Z as they prepare to manage the world and take their place in… Read More
2019-05-15 16:54
First time I am sharing this shortcut. We'll see how y'all like it. I have also added a permanent "map search" feature in the right column. Come in and look around - did I mention, ad free! Read More
Seller's Disclosure
2019-05-13 14:43
What is a Seller's Disclosure and Why do we need one?It is a matter of protection for both sides - and it is the law! Check out today's post above for a brief overview. There is a form for t… Read More
About San Antonio ONE
2019-05-11 23:11
Just wanted to say thank you to all who follow and read our "Scoops" posts in the San Antonio ONE group.Yesterday was the most activity ever in one day - 281 visitors - and we are almost at… Read More
Shop For A Home On Alexa
2019-05-09 04:27
Visit our website and download the free Agent NEO app. Find your next home using Alexa - or just check prices (like HOW much is your neighbor's house listed for?) Read More
Relocation San Antonio
2019-05-08 03:30
Instead of posting some photos, thought I would share a short video from construction to arriving in San Antonio. I used to fly down from Chicago every other week while the house was being b… Read More
15 Years Ago
2019-05-07 02:39
Actually, 15 years ago this morning, we left Chicago and headed on down to Texas.These photos are of the last home I owned up there. This is just one of my unusual posts - sharing a little p… Read More
HELP A Student - HELP Your Business!
2019-05-04 17:28
GenM student marketers will help with your marketing tasks as part of their certification training.This post is not necessarily real estate related. It is for business owners and marketing f… Read More
San Antonio Homes
2019-05-02 15:39
Our latest video - just sharing with you here and on other social media. Thank you for using our site SanAntonio.Homes and following our blog Read More
Beware Of Scammers
2019-04-28 12:00
Don't let the bad guys get your downpayment. Let the Title Company and your Agent help guide you along the way Read More
Reasons To Sell Your Home In Spring
2019-04-25 12:00
Spring is a Great Time to sell your home. One of the reasons is almost everybody expects that spring is the best time to buy or sell. Give it about a minute and find out more in today's vide… Read More
Common Seller Mistakes
2019-04-24 12:00
Working with a real estate professional helps get past these common errors. It is all about selling your home in the shortest possible time for the most you can reasonably get as a return on… Read More
Meet Your Home Selling Goals
2019-04-22 11:30
Once you have decided to sell, there are important considerations to getting the best price you reasonably can from your investment. Do the things mentioned in the list above and show the be… Read More
What To Know About Home Inspections
2019-04-19 11:30
Of course you want to get a home inspection. You are hiring a pro to tell you about the condition of the house you are buying. Surprises may be nice sometimes - but not when you just bought… Read More
Boost Your Credit Scores
2019-04-17 11:30
It is always a good idea to strive for the highest and best credit scores that you can earn. Having said that, don't let lower scores keep you away from buying a house. Get with a mortgage p… Read More
About Fair Housing
2019-04-16 16:45
Over the next week or so, we are going to be sharing important information from the Texas Association of REALTORS. Fair Housing for all is a core belief Read More
Dragon Slayer
2019-04-14 12:00
Regular readers know I would never hurt an animal but this dragon is a mythical creature that we shall slay with words!Seriously folks, there are a lot of myths floating around out there kee… Read More
6 Tips For Selling Your Home
2019-04-13 12:00
Once you have made the decision, the question becomes "what to do now". There are some suggestions in this video but the top priority is meeting up with your real estate agent of choice. You… Read More
How Do I Pay For A Fix And Flip Property?
2019-04-12 12:00
By Nick Disney (guest poster)As you begin investing in real estate, finding financing for your properties can be one of the key hurdles you have to overcome to be successful. The type of inv… Read More
$72 BILLION Spent On Pets 2018
2019-04-11 12:00
Not everyone likes, appreciates or wants to be around pets.It's true - I have met folks with all different kinds of views. Some of us treat them as family members, even as children, some bel… Read More
House Honey Do List - Spring
2019-04-09 12:00
A home requires maintenance!It is Spring - time to enjoy better weather, look forward to summer and vacations and the like. But, best to get a jump on the list of chores to properly maintain… Read More
Together – They Spell HOUSE
2019-04-07 12:30
An institution that dates back to 1828 – Merriam-Webster Dictionary offers a wealth of information. I recently looked up two words in their dictionary – savings and plan. SAVINGS… Read More
Extra Home Costs
2019-04-06 12:00
Yes, there are "extra" home costs that one needs to consider. But don't let that scare you as there are offsetting benefits too. We'll be posting more on that shortly. Come back soon Read More
Reasons Renters Want To Be Owners
2019-04-05 11:30
If you want to be an owner, contact me.If you are in another city and just want to talk it through, call me - there is no charge and chances are I can help you connect with a local professio… Read More
Instant Offer
2019-04-04 19:41
You may be reading more and more about the revolutionizing of the real estate business and how instant offers are the holy grail. Do I favor the change - generally, NO. However, I am open mi… Read More
Secrets For A Stress Free Transaction
2019-04-03 12:00
Licensed REALTORS® spend many hours in first getting licensed and then maintaining that license. There is a reason for that - they are Professionals properly trained to act as your repre… Read More
Millennial Mythbuster
2019-04-01 12:00
A famous Henry Ford quote - something like: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” Homeownership is still the American Dream. The choice of pay… Read More
Should I?
2019-03-31 12:00
Sometimes renting does make sense. Sometimes circumstances are such that rent is the best option. I get that. Necessity triumphs. Right now, I am a renter! For all other Read More
Spring To Sell
2019-03-29 12:00
Oh lordy - research says the first week of April is the best time to list your house for sale! So maybe you should quit reading this post and call me right now. All kidding aside, this is a… Read More
2019-03-28 12:00
Now, you may be thinking "is he out of his mind" talking politics on a real estate blog!Truth is - I am neither talking politics nor out of my mind, yet! Just wanted to get your attention so… Read More
The Home Buying Process Explained
2019-03-27 12:00
Home buying is not terribly complicated if the right folks are on your team. Working with a licensed real estate professional and mortgage loan officer gets it done in the shortest possible… Read More
Tax Refund - Could Be Key
2019-03-26 12:00
What to do with your tax refund?Many Texans are lucky! According to the charts in today's report, we in Texas are the recipients of some of the largest tax refunds in the country. That refun… Read More
San Antonio XYZ
2019-03-25 12:00
San Antonio XYZ - just one of our curations. Check it out - and more covering a variety of subjects at San Antonio ONE Read More
Mortgage And Credit Scores
2019-03-24 17:11
Checkout our updated mortgage and credit scores page. We have the basics like the three main credit bureaus, a link to your free annual credit report, links to free credit report monitoring… Read More
2019-03-23 12:00
We are so privileged to have a beautiful Spring happening right now! The Wildflowers are said to be magnificent and perhaps the best in the last 9 or 10 years!The Housing Market is also maki… Read More
2019-03-22 12:00
WOW! Great news for homeownership and the home buyers of the future.The experts have crunched the numbers and the forecast is millions of potential first time buyers. Will you be one of them… Read More
2019-03-20 12:00
Texas licensed agents - if you are looking for an extra income opportunity - and - a way to offer savings to your clients needing a mortgage - or - if you have a challenging mortgage situati… Read More
2019-03-18 12:00
I think most of us grow up thinking that it is less costly to rent a place rather than owning. The numbers have changed a lot from the "old days". Check out this video Read More
2019-03-17 12:00
Wishing everyone a Happy St Patrick's Day and the luck of the Irish in all you do.Two day's ago, we shared a short video summary of all the local domains that we have added to better serve o… Read More
2019-03-16 12:00
Start earning equity now! Rates are favorable and there is a little more inventory to choose from. It is a great time to buy your first home - or move up. If you have been thinking about abo… Read More
2019-03-15 12:00
We started with SanAntonio.Homes - we have added a lot more of the .Homes domains. Visit your preferred area in one simple click! Check out this video today. Thanks for visiting Read More
2019-03-14 12:00
Did you know that you can control how much interest you can save?It's true. The typical mortgage of 30 years can be paid off years sooner. You can make an extra monthly payment, you can also… Read More
2019-03-12 11:30
As much as I encourage you to buy and invest in yourself, I understand that sometimes that is not the right action at the present time. The choice is personal. I can only point out the advan… Read More
2019-03-11 12:00
The answer is quite simple. It is going to cost you!Have a look at today's report for more details but consider home prices will go up, interest rates likely will too. You will be paying ano… Read More

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