Archives for San Antonio Real Estate

Where To Find a List of Local Events

The San Antonio culture map has a list of all sorts of cool local events.     Are you looking for fun local events to visit with your friends and family this September? If so, you can visit the San Antonio culture map website to check on various details and information about the different events in the San Antonio area!   There are cool activities at the Botanical Gardens, fun stuff to do at the zoo, and all kinds of interesting events. Also, at the time I recorded this video, I noticed they were sending out the rodeo lineup. I
Read More

What’s Been Happening in Our Market?

The latest statistics about our San Antonio real estate market.     What has been happening in our market? Today I’ll cover all the recent stats and fill you in on the challenges we’re seeing, the general atmosphere of the market, and more.   In a previous blog post, I predicted our market would have between 2.5 and 2.7 months of inventory by now, and I was right on target. We are at 2.6 months of inventory, which is up from 1.2, the number from. This is still a seller’s market, but homes are taking a little longer to sell.
Read More

How To Keep Your Home Cool in This Heat

Five tips to help you beat the heat and save on your utility bill.   I’m sure you are as tired of the heat as I am. It’s been a hot year, so I’ll share a few tips on how you can keep cool.   1. Get your HVAC serviced and have your lines cleared. On top of that, go to your cut-off tube and pour one cup of vinegar or bleach down it. Algae can build up in your line because of all this hot weather, which can cause it to back up and overflow. You may also want
Read More

What You Need To Know About Our Local Market

How the recent changes are affecting our local real estate market.   Our market has been changing, and I’m sure most of you are wondering what’s been going on. That’s why I want to talk about what we’re seeing in our local market. The market statistics have changed some, but the shift isn’t as drastic as it might feel. We’re used to such a fast-paced market, and it has only slowed down a bit these past few months. That being said, it is still a great seller’s market. We went from 1.2 months of inventory to 1.8 months in San
Read More

Don’t Do These Things While Buying a Home

 Here are seven common home-buying mistakes you should avoid.   Are you looking to purchase a home soon? It’s an exciting process, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed and make mistakes. That’s why today I want to share a few common errors you should avoid when purchasing a home:   Don’t buy big-ticket items before closing. Once you get under contract, it’s easy to get excited about buying new furniture or a new car, but try and hold off for a bit. If you make a big purchase before you close, it could affect your credit and cause issues
Read More

How To Use Option Money

 Settling the dispute of what happens to option money on a backup contract.   Everyone understands that you have to sign the backup addendum to have a true backup contract in Texas. However, there seem to be a lot of questions about what happens with the option money. For a true backup offer, you need a fully executed contract with earnest money. If you’re asking for an option period, you also need option money to go to the title company. If the buyer has the unrestricted right to terminate the backup contract, the termination period begins on the effective
Read More

Financial Planning in 2022

   Eric Kala of Avid Wealth Partners shares his financial planning expertise. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today I’m joined by Eric Kala from Avid Wealth Partners. He’s a fantastic financial advisor who I go to myself, so I wanted him to share a bit of his perspective on the market and his knowledge about financial planning with all of you. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure: 0:11 — Introducing the guest and
Read More

Preparing to Apply for a Mortgage

   Here’s everything you need when you go to apply for a mortgage. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Here are the things you need to gather when you decide to apply for a mortgage: 1. Tax returns. Most mortgage lenders want to see two years of tax returns. 2. Pay stubs. 3. W-2 Forms. They’ll want to see two years of W-2s. 4. Bank statements and assets. 5. Credit score. They will pull your credit history. Make sure you know your credit score before you
Read More

Alarm Systems in a Nutshell

   Here are the four main considerations when choosing an alarm system. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today I’m joined by Johnny Lopez from Advanced Protection Systems. He’s one of our partners, and he’s here to go over the four most important things you should consider in an alarm system: 1. Partnership. Know who you’re doing business with. You don’t want service from a random 1-800 number. 2. How is your alarm being monitored? Is it connected to a traditional phone line, or is it
Read More

MSRP Select Move Program

   Here are the options our new MSRP Select Move program offers you. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today’s topic is an exciting new program that we have to offer you. It’s called MSRP Select Move and it gives you three ways to sell your home without having to move out first. MSRP Select Move allows you to sell your house on the open market in the traditional way if that’s what you want to do. However, if that’s not the ideal process for your
Read More