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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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Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 5-Year Low

The number of first mortgages at least 90 days past due continues to fall.
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Living Smart: Take Steps to Ensure Best Carpet Installation | RISMedia

Living Smart: Take Steps to Ensure Best Carpet Installation | RISMedia | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
(TNS)—Is new carpet in your future? Don’t forget to walk through installation details before you buy. It’s important to assess carpet quality and match type
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Neither Sprite nor Viagra boost drooping Christmas trees

Neither Sprite nor Viagra boost drooping Christmas trees | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Allen BreedIn this Nov. 16, 2013 photo, tree farmer Jeff Pollard examines the needles of a Turkish fir on one of his farms in Bakersville, N.C.Urban myths fo...
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Best Texas Wines of 2014

Best Texas Wines of 2014 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
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21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015

21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be hip, and the latest trends in design can help distinguish one home from another. And it’s not all flash; many new home fads are geared to pare maintenance and energy use and deliv
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FHFA Seeks to Bolster Affordability

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is reinstating the program that allocates millions of dollars a year to spur development in affordable housing.
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NAR Shows It’s a Safety Stallion

NAR Shows It’s a Safety Stallion | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
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Remembering a good cop in Chicago

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NYT: Blame Banks, Not Borrowers

The New York Times editorial board said the idea that borrowers brought foreclosure on themselves ignores evidence to the contrary. They also slammed those who caution that new federal programs to mak
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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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The Anti-Castro

The  Anti-Castro | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, is not as charismatic as her predecessor. But that doesn’t mean she’s a pushover.
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SABOR shows San Antonio's housing inventory the lowest since January - San Antonio Business Journal

SABOR shows San Antonio's housing inventory the lowest since January - San Antonio Business Journal | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
November's housing inventory came in at 3.9 months, compared to 4.3 months in September and 4.4 months in October.
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This Couple Has 50 Christmas Trees Inside Their House

This Couple Has 50 Christmas Trees Inside Their House | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
One Tennessee couple didn't know what they were getting into when they decorated their first Christmas tree shortly after their marriage 53 years ago.
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Wells Fargo to help homeowners with downpayment grants - San Antonio Business Journal

Wells Fargo to help homeowners with downpayment grants - San Antonio Business Journal | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Eligible homebuyers will be able to apply for $15,000 down payment assistance grants at a special event on Jan. 16-17.
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can we help?    http://www.mysatexashomes.com   #sanantonio

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Americans are 40% poorer than before the recession

Americans are 40% poorer than before the recession | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If it seems like for all the talk of recovery, job gains and such feel a bit empty, there’s a reason.
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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Ed Pompeian, a two-time kidney transplant recipient, has dedicated his life to creating a home away from home for Mayo Clinic transplant patients.
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Great story - generous man....

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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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