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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Checking out the home sales prices in the Greater San Antonio market area, we find that these prices have been steadily decreasing over the last couple of years. We are still in a seller's market, and sellers are getting 94.8 percent of their original asking price. Days on the market have gone up to 69 days. Price per square foot is down to $178. Inventory is holding at 4.9 months. Our average rental prices are $1,889 per month. Follow the infographic for more details below. Looking at the state of Texas in the Metro area, Dallas median prices are $390,000. Harris county which is the Houston TX area is $335,000. Travis County which is the Austin, TX area is $580,000. Overall, there has been a 3.5% increase in average sales price statewide.  
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
When you're looking to sell your home quickly, implementing effective staging tips that speed up home sales is key. It's about more than just making your space look attractive. It’s about strategically presenting your home to resonate with potential buyers. According to real estate statistics and the newest information, well-staged homes can sell up to 73% faster than non-staged ones. With the right approach, you can make a lasting impression that turns prospects into buyers.Make An Effort To Understand Your Target MarketBefore you start moving furniture around, knowing who is most likely to buy your home is crucial. This knowledge allows you to tailor your staging to highlight features most appealing to your audience. For instance, if your neighborhood attracts young families, consider...
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By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
A Starter Home in San Antonio TXWhat is a starter home in San Antonio TX?Typically, a starter home is defined as an affordable home that can be purchased by a first-time home buyer. A starter home is usually priced below the median priced home in the area. A starter home will usually be smaller than the average size home in the area.REALTOR.COM has a great definition for starter homes. See it here.There can be differences in starter homes. For example, if you just graduated and are getting your first full-time job, your starter home will likely differ from someone signed up for a spot on the Spurs or someone hitting it big on an entertainment contract..  The home pictured, above, can be considered a starter home. Located at 6214 Higbee Mill, 78247. Although at a bit over 1,700 square fe...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
In today’s real estate market, homeowners are frequently faced with a pivotal decision: should they renovate their existing home or opt to move? This choice not only significantly impacts their current living situation. It also plays a crucial role in determining the future market value of their property. Deciding what’s best for your home value involves carefully evaluating several key factors, including current market trends, personal and family needs, financial considerations, and long-term goals. This guide aims to delve into these important considerations, helping you navigate this complex decision with greater clarity and confidence.Analyzing current market conditions Understanding the dynamics of your local real estate market is the first critical step in making an informed decis...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
San Antonio, Texas, is a vibrant city known for its rich history, diverse culture, and booming economy. If you are considering moving to San Antonio, choosing the right neighborhood is imperative for a smooth transition and finding a place that suits your lifestyle. Discover some of the most popular neighborhoods in San Antonio and make an informed decision about your new home.Prepare for the MoveSan Antonio offers a range of neighborhoods, each with unique characteristics that cater to different lifestyles. The city has something for everyone, whether you're seeking a suburban feel, an urban lifestyle, or a more rural setting.If you are seeking professional moving services, consider leveraging experienced movers like choicerelocation.com. Established in 1997 and known for its long-dist...
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By Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
(Sands Realty 210-414-0966)
One of the most important things you need to know when going into the home buying process is how much you can afford. Avoid disappointment and don’t look at homes that are out of your price range; know your spending limit before looking at properties. First, go to your preferred bank or mortgage lender and find out what you can be preapproved for. This pre-approval will help your realtor guide you to the homes you can afford and will be necessary when it comes time to make an offer on a home. Your mortgage lender will also know about loan programs you may qualify for and explain more about what you may need for a down payment.
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
There is good news and bad news for our April 2024 San Antonio Housing Market. Good News for homebuyers is that our median prices are lower as prices have been steadily dropping from last year. Sellers still enjoy a 94.5 % of list price to closing price ratio, but the bad news is the days on the market are longer at 77 days. To get the full story on whole Texas Housing market, take a look at Texas REALTORS Market Viewer. San Antonio is still a popular place to live in the Texas Tri-Plex of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. Average sales price rose to $378, 171 with a 7 percent increase in total sales for the month of April. Inventory has increased to 4.5 months which is heading toward a balance market. Follow the video for all the latest information on ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
When moving, safely storing valuables during a home relocation can be particularly intimidating for first-time home buyers. These items are not only financially important but often hold irreplaceable sentimental value. Ensuring their safe transfer requires meticulous planning and careful handling. Whether it's cherished family heirlooms, expensive electronics, or important documents, each requires a tailored approach to packing and storage. Addressing these needs early in the moving process helps minimize the risk of damage or loss. It will make your relocation to a new home more secure.Top Tips for Safely Storing Valuables During a Home RelocationIdentifying which items are considered valuables is important when we talk about home relocation. These include jewelry, art, important perso...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Follow the housing market in the San Antonio Texas area, Major cities in Texas and the Uvalde County areas for March 2024. Total Sales were 3,244. Average sales price of homes in San Antonio was $370,824, and the median sales price was $310,223.We are still slightly in a seller's market with homeowners getting 94.4% of listed price. Days on the market was up to 79 days, and the inventory of available homes was at 4.4 months. Price per square foot was $178. Residential rentals are now averaging $1820/month. Travis County in the Austin, TX area still shows the highest cost for residential housing, with Dallas and Harris counties following. Bexar County has the lowest cost for median prices.  Uvalde County is now a member of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS. More affordable housing is loc...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
To close a sale successfully, you must ensure your home is buyer-ready while preparing for your own move. Still, there’s a lot to account for, and it can be easy to lose sight of everything while moving logistics! Therefore, review the most important things you must include in your prep strategy.Start with declutteringDecluttering is the only way to strip away the aspects of your home that buyers might find unappealing. That’s because clutter detracts from the ‘feel’ of a home and makes it difficult for buyers to grow attached. Of course, this can take a while, especially if you’re decluttering a home before moving for the sake of retirement. In such a scenario, you’ve likely accumulated a lot of sentimental belongings. So, you must carefully comb through everything you’ve collected and...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Senior communities offer a significant shift from independent living to a more communal lifestyle specially tailored for retirees. These communities enhance the overall quality of life, providing various services tailored to their needs. In a perfect senior living community, residents enjoy amenities like healthcare, social activities, and maintenance-free living, all within a nurturing environment. For those considering a move, cities like San Antonio offer an appealing choice, with friendly neighborhoods and access to top-notch facilities. The decision to move into a senior living community is a significant step towards a comfortable and fulfilling retirement. It ensures the resources and community support seniors need in this stage of life.Types of Senior Living CommunitiesSenior liv...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Our latest market statistics show that we are still in a seller's market, but heading into a balance market as inventory is now at 4.3 months of available properties. Sellers are getting 93.1 percent of their asking price on homes. Days on the market are longer in most areas at 80 days now which was an 11 percent increase from January stats. Average sales price was $348,961, and the median price was $295,000 which was down 3 percent in both categories.  
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Moving from city to suburbs marks a significant lifestyle change that can be thrilling and scary. This change often involves leaving behind the hustle and bustle of urban life for a more tranquil, spacious environment. As cities become increasingly crowded and expensive, many find the lure of the suburbs irresistible. This guide aims to prepare you for this transition, providing insights and advice to help make your move as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We’ll explore the practicalities, the challenges, and the unexpected joys of this lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking more space, a safer community, or just a change of pace, we will help you navigate the transition easily and confidently.The Appeal of the SuburbsThe suburbs have long been a destination for those seeking a respite from...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Imagine this: your home, a center of memories and comfort, is about to transform. While the excitement of upgrading your living space is palpable, there's a practical challenge to tackle first. Specifically, you must focus on finding the ideal living arrangement during home renovation. That isn’t just about finding a temporary roof over your head; it’s also about ensuring your life runs smoothly during this transitional period. As you embark on this adventure, let’s explore eight tips to secure the perfect temporary living arrangement.1. Customize Your Temporary SpaceIn your quest for a temporary home during renovations, you must zero in on a place that aligns with your daily lifestyle. Ask yourself: What are my non-negotiables? For some, it might be a pet-friendly environment, while fo...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Buying your first “nest” is a thrilling milestone. It's a journey filled with hopes and, admittedly, a few nerves. A key challenge? Setting the right budget. It's not just about how much you can borrow; it’s about balancing your dreams with a realistic financial plan. Here's where strategic budgeting comes into play, ensuring you're financially comfortable not just at the point of purchase but for years to come. In this guide, we’ll walk through practical steps to set a budget for buying your first home, helping you unlock the door to your dream abode without stretching your wallet too thin. Let's embark on this exciting path with confidence and clarity!Understanding Your Financial HealthBefore you tackle the budget for buying your first home, take a hard look at your finances. How much...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Home insurance stands as a cornerstone in the benefits of homeownership, offering peace of mind and financial protection. Yet, almost all of you seek ways to save money on your home insurance without compromising coverage. This article aims to guide you through practical steps to reduce your insurance costs effectively. With the right strategies, you can enjoy the security that comes with comprehensive home insurance while keeping your expenses in check. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and tips to achieve significant savings on your home insurance premiums.Understanding Home Insurance Costs: Save Money on Your Home InsuranceInsurers calculate premiums based on the risk they'll assume by covering your property. They evaluate factors such as location, property type, and your per...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
The importance of home security cannot be overstated, especially if you consider big-city living. This article aims to equip you with practical tips to make your home more secure. Whether you reside in a busy metropolis or a quiet suburb, enhancing your home's safety is paramount. Here, you will find valuable advice to fortify your residence against potential threats, securing peace of mind for you and your loved ones. So, let's explore how you can improve the security of your sanctuary.Tips to Make Your Home More Secure and SafeGrasping home security essentials is vital for creating a safe living space. It's a broad concept that goes beyond just locking doors and windows. It involves assessing the overall security of your home, both inside and out. A comprehensive approach includes phy...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Staging your home is about aesthetics and creating an atmosphere that resonates with potential buyers or guests. The concept of home staging revolves around strategically arranging furniture, decor, and lighting to enhance the appeal of your home. When you stage your home for different seasons, you're not just decorating; you're thoughtfully adapting your space to reflect each season's changing moods and aesthetics. This seasonal shift in home decor can impact the feel and look of your home, making it more appealing and harmonious with the time of year. The benefits of seasonal staging are manifold: it keeps your home looking fresh, ensures it is always photo-ready, and boosts its market value if you're planning to sell. Besides, this practice brings a dynamic touch to your living space...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Embarking on the adventure of moving into a new home is undeniably thrilling. However, let's be real—it can also be a bit of a stress-fest. Whether you're the main organizer, ensuring every household member is set for the big move, or just trying to get yourself and your goldfish tank out the door, the overwhelm is real. To ease this transition for you, we've summed up the ultimate checklist. So, say goodbye to stress and hello to a seamless and exciting move!1. Early Planning (2-3 Months Before The Move)Research And Hire A Reputable Moving CompanyFinding the right moving company requires proper research. So, it’s good to start early. While doing your homework, companies like All Season Movers NJ note that you should pay special attention to online reviews. After all, there’s no better ...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Making your home more energy-efficient is not just about embracing sustainability. It's a practical strategy to enhance your living space and reduce utility costs. Contrary to popular belief, achieving this doesn't always require a major home renovation. The significance of energy efficiency in our homes extends beyond mere cost savings—it plays an important role in reducing our environmental footprint and improving overall home comfort. This article aims to provide you with practical and accessible tips to make your home more energy-efficient, offering both immediate and long-term benefits.Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-EfficientEnergy efficiency at home means using less power to accomplish everyday tasks. That leads to significant cost savings on utility bills and reduces the envi...
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