Archive for August, 2010

In Defense of Home Ownership

August 27, 2010

New York Times writer Ron Lieber wrote this good story on the positive side of home ownership in today’s market. With interest rates at an all time low responsible buyers are getting great deals in this market. It’s hard to read the headlines and not conclude that becoming a homeowner is a terrible idea. This […]

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My website is up

August 20, 2010

I’ve completed the remodel of my “Front Porch.” Please take a look around and let me know what you think. Visit frequently as I try to keep the page fresh and relevant. Become a Fan on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter. Thank you.

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Price Per Square Foot is Misleading for Real Estate Values

August 19, 2010

This is a great article by Realtor Bill Gassett from Massachusetts. I completely agree with his statements. This is even more true in historic districts and older neighborhoods where no two houses are ever the same. Even if two somewhat similar homes were both recently renovated they can be valued very differently based on the […]

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Renting Downtown

August 19, 2010

***This post was originally published in August 2010 and has become one of the most read posts of my blog. Due to its popularity I’ve moved it to the landing page on my site. Please click here for the list that I keep up-to-date as a lot more inventory has been developed over the past […]

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San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation FAQ Video

August 10, 2010

Ever wondered what San Antonio’s HDRC Process is like, what tax incentives can be realized by living in a historic district, or how the city can help with Owner Occupied Rehab Loans? Watch this 29 minute video featuring Shannon Wasielewski from San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation. http://sanantonio.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&clip_id=1027

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