What’s happening, a little history, what’s new, and all the things that make San Antonio one of the most unique cities in the country! All from your San Antonio REALTOR®

Tips for Home Sellers

Are you thinking about selling your home?  If so, this is a great time to do so in San Antonio!  Inventory is low, demand is high, particularly in certain areas and/or price ranges!  The cost of a loan, i.e. interest rates, is low so that more buyers can qualify for more house and your pool of potential buyers is larger.  People are moving into and around in San Antonio so market activity is high. If…

Why you need a Realtor when you sell a house

I’ve become a fan of Pinterest in the last few months.  I find a lot of interesting information there, have tried a bunch of new recipes I found there, and just enjoy browsing through the posts when I have some time to spare. One of the topics I follow is, of course, real estate!  For buyers, sellers, homeowners, there’s a ton of information on Pinterest! And of all the posts there, one topic I see…

4 “Pearls of Wisdom” for First-time Homebuyers

  Buying your first home can be a real roller coaster ride!  Up, down, all around!  Here are 4 “pearls” for you to remember when you decide to start on this journey:   Pearl #1–There is no such thing as the “perfect home”–unless you have an unlimited budget!   Focus on what’s most important to you–things that can’t be easily changed.  1-story or 2=story, the floor plan, the location.  When you are swept up in someone…

House Hunting with Pets

Do you have a fur baby? Most of us do, and pets add so much to our lives. I know mine does! While raising my family, we had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, fish, turtles, and probably something else I’ve forgotten about! Now that my nest is empty, I’m down to just one sweet kitty, but I can’t imagine how boring life would be without her! When you’re shopping for a new home, there are…

Getting Your Home Ready for the Market

Does your home need some improvements before you put it on the market? Most homes do and there are some things you can do to make your home look its best to prospective buyers. But there are some things that you do NOT need to do–improvements that a buyer can do later. Here’s a list of some of those items for you to consider: 1. Don’t overimprove! What’s the “norm” in your neighborhood? If most…

Buying or Selling a Home? Time to get Tech-y!

Are you a tech geek?  If you are, good for you–the paperwork part of buying or selling a home will be a lot easier for you! If you’re not, or don’t think you are, then time to brush up and/or learn some new skills!  There’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying and selling a home these days.  Paperwork from your realtor, and even more from your lender!  And just when you think there couldn’t…

Buyers, get prepared before you start!

If you’re thinking about buying a home this year, I hope you will take some time to get ready and get prepared before you officially start the process.  If it’s been awhile since you were “in the market” for a home, here’s a heads up–the rules have changed! The mortgage melt-down of a few years ago has brought lots of changes to the lending/mortgage industry.  And these changes affect all lenders, not just the big…

Welcome, Fall!

Well, it’s officially fall!  The weather in San Antonio is not as cool as I would like it to be, but it’s not as hot either so there’s hope that cooler weather is coming!  This weekend, if the weather guys can be trusted! With cooler weather on the way it’s time to prepare your home for the change.  Here are a few tips for things to take care of now in anticipation of fall and…

5 Factors That Affect your Credit Score

Looking to purchase a home?  Your credit score is a crucial part of the transaction!  It will help determine what kind of financing  you’re able to secure, the interest rate you qualify for, and even if you can qualify for a loan at all!  And it’s not just for buying a home!  Insurance companies look at that score.  If you’re looking to lease, landlords consider your credit score as well. This number is important so…

Remember the Alamo!

Are you set to sell? Or to buy?

The real estate market in San Antonio is moving and active!   Mortgage rates are affordable and so is living in San Antonio!   The economy is bustling here and people are moving–moving in and moving up! If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, it’s a great time to do so!  Our inventory levels are at a low point and homes that are positioned correctly in the market, are in good condition, and are…