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SAN ANTONIO XYZ - curated by Al Cannistra. Fun and happening goings on around San Antonio and Texas. #SanAntonioOne #SanAntonioXYZ  #AlCannistra
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Winter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows

Why sellers shouldn’t hibernate in the winter: A new study finds that colder months often offer the best chances to sell in the quickest amount of time and for the most money.
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"The study found that February is “historically the best month to list, with an average of 66 percent of homes listed then selling within 90 days,” according to Redfin’s research."    

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Fannie, Freddie Gift a Foreclosure-Free Holiday

The mortgage giants announced they plan to suspend evictions of foreclosed single-family homes during the holidays.
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6 Features in Demand Among Luxury Buyers

With luxury sales lighting up the transaction boards, buyers have their eyes on the marketplace. So what features are they loving in the search for their new home?
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Millennials Prefer Practical Homes

Younger home buyers are showing preferences for smaller, older, and less expensive homes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/San_Antonio_New_Home_Builders.html   ; #sanantonio

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3% Down Payments May Be Game Changer

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's latest low-down-payment loans could open the door to more first-time home buyers who had been struggling to qualify for a mortgage.
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Job Market Gains Likely to Lead to More Sales

With the uptick in employment, expect more home sales and increased commercial leasing activity next year.
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Owning Still Trumps Renting in Overall Wealth

Despite of the recent housing crisis, researchers continue to find evidence that home ownership contributes to individual wealth.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/buy_or_rent.html

http://www.mysatexashomes.com/road_to_home_ownership.html ;

 

We are ready when you are!

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10 Things Interior Decorators Don't Want You to Know - Regal Home Group

Interior decorators can be a great resource when it comes to taking ideas and putting them into motion. - Regal Home Group - RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
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Gorgeous Northcote Hemp House Receives an 8-Star Energy Rating in Australia

Gorgeous Northcote Hemp House Receives an 8-Star Energy Rating in Australia | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Stefen Welsch Architects designed a home for three generation made from a combination of rammed earth, timber and Hempcrete.
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Awkward Dad Dance Cam

Awkward Dad Dance Cam | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Dads getting down at Spurs-Timberwolves game!
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OMG - you don't want to watch this....   even more so, you don't want to be IN this video  :-)

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First-Time Buyers' Myths About Mortgages

Here are seven things Millennials often believe about getting a mortgage that aren't (entirely) true.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/First_Time_Home_Buyer.html    ; #sanantonio

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Curious About Containers?

Curious About Containers? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of buzz lately about the sustainable, design-forward world of shipping containers turned into livable spaces. But how will this trend work beyond shiny photos in architectural m
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The Real Estate Word: What's the Best Day of the Week to List a Home? INFOGRAPHIC

The Real Estate Word: What's the Best Day of the Week to List a Home? INFOGRAPHIC | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
INFOGRAPHIC: Which days of the week should agents put homes on the market for the most online views, number of showings, best price & highest chance of selling.
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Loan Defaults Plunge to Pre-Recession Levels

A rise in home sales and an improving economy are helping more home owners keep up with their mortgage payments, a trend expected to continue into the new year.
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Why Renters Want to Own But Can't

Though renters say they dream of owning a home one day, most of them will need to keep renting for at least the next three years, according to a new survey.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/First_Time_Home_Buyer.html    ; #sanantonio

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Real Estate's Most Loyal Age Group

"If not for them, we would have seen a much lower home ownership rate overall, more homes on the market, and more weakness," according to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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House OK's Short Sale Tax Break, On to Senate

The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would extend key tax breaks to financially distressed home owners who went through a short sale. The housing industry now waits to see what the Senate will
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Qualifying for Mortgage Isn't Impossible

Nearly 60 percent of would-be buyers say they want to buy a home but are disheartened because they believe their mortgage application would be rejected. Here’s why their concerns may be overblow
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/get_approved.html

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14 Killer questions to ask your contractor

14 Killer questions to ask your contractor | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you plan on renovating any of your investment deals, it’s critical that you have a good contractor on your team who can get the work done on time and under budget. Nothing will kill a profitable deal faster than going over your budget on repair costs. It will eat into your profits and can quickly cause you to lose money on your deal; therefore it is of the utmost importance that you have the right contractor on your team. Here are fourteen questions that you should ask when choosing a contrac
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The Ultimate Negotiation Technique That Nobody Talks About

The Ultimate Negotiation Technique That Nobody Talks About | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Finding the best real estate deal doesn't necessarily require "swag" or psychological mind tricks to win over the prospect. Often times, it's just a matter of showing patience, kindness and persistence to win the race.
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You will find it here: http://www.mysatexashomes.com/al.html

 

Our philosophy for years...

   As professionals, we provide a service – that service is to assist you in the buying or selling of property using our knowledge, experience, negotiating skills and all the current marketing tools available. The now dated concept of being a “salesperson” carries with it the implication of selling or convincing someone to buy something simply as the art of selling, perhaps a carry forward of high-pressure tactics from years ago. Real estate today is an opportunity to be the facilitator that matches buyer and seller to property, primarily through the magic of the internet, so that everyone is a winner – the right home or property at the right price.

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Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Photo by Shutterstock November was a win for American retail. For American democracy? Not so much. Only half the number of people who stormed brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday voted at the 2014 midterm elections. Although 7 percent fewer shoppers wrestled one another for bargains Hunger Ga ...
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Mortgage Rates at Lowest Point Since May 2013

Many consumers probably didn't think they'd see mortgage rates this low again.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/First_Time_Home_Buyer.html    ; #sanantonio

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70% Unaware of Down-Payment Assistance

The majority of adults in the U.S. say they hadn't heard of programs helping first-time buyers afford a down payment, including state and local assistance.
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http://www.mysatexashomes.com/First_Time_Home_Buyer.html    ; #sanantonio

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