Real estate in the San Antonio metro area, the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, and on the Guadalupe River. My market area includes the northern half of San Antonio (Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, and Stone Oak) and northeast (Randolph AFB, Universal City, Windcrest, Schertz, and Cibolo) to New Braunfels, Seguin, and Canyon Lake, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. My blog also covers photography; houses and homes; investments and rental properties; pets and wildlife; birds, butterflies, and flowers in my organic garden; travel; fun stuff; and whatever else takes my fancy.
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As a Realtor specializing in rental properties for investors, I spend a lot of time looking at market data on both sales and rentals, both price and days on market, for properties offering comparable features. I compare the sales price to typical rental rates in various neighborhoods, looking for...
I am often asked why someone would pay rent instead of applying the same amount to a mortgage on a home instead, so I thought it might be a good time to post some of the reasons. Why do people rent a home instead of buying one? Here are some answers:They can't.- They don't have enough cash for a ...
One of my investor clients wrote me: "I hadn't been looking at the 40 or 29 zip codes. Are these similar to 49, 50, and 54? Also, would you comment further on Stone Oaks and Westover Hills?"And I answered in my usual brief fashion:The 78240 and '29 zip codes are east and west of the Medical Cente...
From Money magazine online, San Antonio ranks 14 out of 15 for job growth prospects, with a 2-year forecast of 4.2%. New jobs are coming up with Affiliated Computer Services, Fort Sam Houston, and Washington Mutual, planning to hire 3,000 new employees for its new operations center. Microsoft is ...