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May San Antonio Home Sales Highest Since 2008

San Antonio home sales in May were greater than in any other May since 2008, while home prices continued to rise. Sales are on a four-month trend in which they were higher than both the previous month and the same month in the previous year. Many positive factors are contributing to a strong housing market [ ] The post May San Antonio Home Sales Highest Since 2008 appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Home Inspector – Questions to Ask

Finding a reliable San Antonio home inspector is a "must-do" thing when buying a home. A thorough home inspection can help to uncover hidden damage and shine some light on potentially costly future repairs. But home inspections aren t just completed to keep the buyer safe they can help to protect the real estate professional [ ] The post San Antonio Home Inspector Questions to Ask appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Housing Market Continues Red Hot

The San Antonio housing market experienced an increase in home sales, average sales prices and median sales prices during the month of May, according to the latest report from the San Antonio Board of Realtors.
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Will San Antonio Home Ownership Rates Fall Further?

The San Antonio home ownership rate has dropped to 65 percent according to the US Census Bureau. This is after holding above 66 percent for the past three quarters. The last time the rate was this low, former President Bill Clinton was in office serving his second term. With the nationwide home ownership rate also [ ] The post Will San Antonio Home Ownership Rates Fall Further? appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Biggest Mistakes San Antonio Homebuyers Make

Nearly one-third of all San Antonio homebuyers, and 68 percent of first-time buyers, were 34 or younger last year. Those numbers are expected to grow as millennials now represent the largest share of buyers. But many millennials are making some pretty costly mistakes according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors. Here [ ] The post Biggest Mistakes San Antonio Homebuyers Make appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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New Homes Increase 7 Percent in April

Sales of new homes increased nearly 7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New Homes Numbers Still Below Average The new homes numbers are still below-average historically, but they are up 26 percent compared with April 2014. Plus, home builders were relieved that sales [ ] The post New Homes Increase 7 Percent in April appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Real Estate News – June 2015

In our San Antonio Real Estate News for June 2015: Buyers Still Positive On San Antonio Housing Buyer s views toward San Antonio housing have not varied much over the past year, and they are still positive on homeownership as a good financial investment. According the Federal Reserve Bank of New York s 2015 housing survey, U.S. [ ] The post San Antonio Real Estate News June 2015 appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

There are some expensive San Antonio mortgage mistakes you need to avoid at all costs. Scoring the best deal on a mortgage or refinancing involves shopping around. Yet 77 percent of borrowers applied for a loan with a single lender instead of checking out several to compare costs. A recent study by the Consumer Financial [ ] The post San Antonio Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Mortgage Rates Move Higher Again

Average San Antonio mortgage rates followed 10-year Treasury yields higher and rose for the third consecutive week last week. At 3.85%, the average 30-year fixed-rate San Antonio mortgage rate is just below the high for 2015. The 15-year fixed San Antonio mortgage rates averaged 3.07% with an average 0.6 point last week, up from the [ ] The post San Antonio Mortgage Rates Move Higher Again appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Keeping San Antonio Homeowners Insurance From Increasing

San Antonio homeowners insurance is something many home buyers don t have first and foremost on their minds when thinking of buying a new home, but your San Antonio homeowners insurance could add up to a major expense
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Larger San Antonio Homes Are Back

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, larger San Antonio homes are making a comeback, and bigger than ever. After a few years of shrinkage in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the median square footage of newly built San Antonio homes last year tipped the scales at over 2,400 square feet. That s [ ] The post Larger San Antonio Homes Are Back appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Buying a San Antonio Home – Just the Beginning

When you start thinking about buying a San Antonio home, there are all kinds of financial tips about what to do and when. Things like where to buy, how to get the best mortgage rate, how to save on this and that. Heck, there s even a ton of information advising you why it s best not [ ] The post Buying a San Antonio Home Just the Beginning appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Buying San Antonio Real Estate in a Seller’s Market

Buying San Antonio real estate in any market can be challenging enough, not to mention trying to get through the maze in a seller s market. The biggest challenge facing homebuyers looking for San Antonio real estate may be finding a home to buy. The inventory of available homes for sale remains low in most areas, [ ] The post Buying San Antonio Real Estate in a Seller s Market appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Credit Scores for San Antonio Renters Rising

Credit scores for San Antonio renters appears to be unaffected by the surging cost of renting according to a report from CoreLogic. New data from CoreLogic found that the risk of default among San Antonio renters decreased year-over-year by two points, according to the firm s index value for the first quarter of 2015 compared [ ] The post Credit Scores for San Antonio Renters Rising appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Burglar Proof Your San Antonio Home While on Vacation

According to the FBI, nearly 2 million burglaries occur each year. If you re heading off on vacation this summer, burglar proof your San Antonio home while you enjoy your time away by not telling the world you re gone, and by having your neighbor help out. According to the FBI, burglaries cost victims about $4.5 billion [ ] The post Burglar Proof Your San Antonio Home While on Vacation appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Delinquent San Antonio Mortgages Continue to Fall

The number of delinquent San Antonio mortgages continues to fall, but the foreclosure crisis is still taking its toll on thousands of borrowers locally, and hundreds of thousands nationwide. Nationally, of the approximately 952,000 borrowers who are 90 or more days past due on their monthly payments but not yet in foreclosure, 62 percent have [ ] The post Delinquent San Antonio Mortgages Continue to Fall appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Buying a San Antonio Home: Waiting Could Cost You

The costs of delaying or forgoing buying a San Antonio home in today s market have become very high. This projection is according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released by Realtor.com. With interest rates and home prices expected to rise within the next year, consumers could end up costing themselves more by putting off buying [ ] The post Buying a San Antonio Home: Waiting Could Cost You appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Homebuyers Understand Credit Scores

95 percent of San Antonio homebuyers know that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know their credit scores feel better prepared to buy. This recent data comes from a survey from Experian Consumer Services. In addition, 45 percent of future San Antonio homebuyers say they have delayed buying [ ] The post San Antonio Homebuyers Understand Credit Scores appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Rental Property Rates Keep Climbing

San Antonio rental property rates were 4% higher in April than a year before, according to a report from Zillow. That s the fastest increase in two years, outpacing San Antonio home prices, according to the report. San Antonio rental property affordability is getting worse, and it doesn t look like it will be getting better anytime [ ] The post San Antonio Rental Property Rates Keep Climbing appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Updating the Value of Your San Antonio Home

Whether you are looking to sell your San Antonio home or plan to stay in it for years to come, most homeowners have a running list of projects in mind with the hopes of increasing the appeal, comfort, and value of their San Antonio home. Regardless of whether you live in a charming old century [ ] The post Updating the Value of Your San Antonio Home appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Winning San Antonio Real Estate Bidding Wars

With San Antonio real estate bidding wars starting to heat up with the coming of the spring buying season, it s more important than ever to get your ducks in a row before you start submitting offers on any San Antonio real estate. Diana Olick covers six ways to win a home bidding war in this [ ] The post Winning San Antonio Real Estate Bidding Wars appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Record Existing San Antonio Home Sales Expected

Existing San Antonio home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest level since 2006 according to the National Association of Realtors economic forecast forum revealed at its 2015 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. However, accelerating price growth and rising mortgage rates have the potential to change the expected finish. In the most [ ] The post Record Existing San Antonio Home Sales Expected appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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San Antonio Home Prices Continue Rising

With San Antonio home prices continuing to rise, some fear that another housing bubble like we experienced in 2006 to 2008 may be on the horizon. We re seeing some of the same signs again like bidding wars, offers above asking price, closings before houses even hit the market. Signs that are once again becoming the [ ] The post San Antonio Home Prices Continue Rising appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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How Aging Homes Could Affect San Antonio Home Buyers

With more and more houses getting older and older, how could this aging trend affect San Antonio home buyers in the future? The Department of Housing and Urban Development s American Housing Survey (AHS) shows that the median age of homes in the United States is now around 35 to 40 years old. The National Association [ ] The post How Aging Homes Could Affect San Antonio Home Buyers appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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Budgeting for San Antonio Home Improvements

With May upon us already, here s a reminder that May is Home Improvement Month. Getting those San Antonio home improvements done and saving some serious cash at the same time is on everyone s wish list. Follow these tips for hammering out a better deal on your San Antonio home improvements . We have more tips [ ] The post Budgeting for San Antonio Home Improvements appeared first on San Antonio New Homes.
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