LISTING – 514 Madison St 78204 – King William Historic District
This two story Queen Anne home sits on a double lot just steps away from the River Walk in Historic King William. Double wrap around porches provide the perfect vantage point to watch the Fiesta King William Fair & Parade. The home features high ceilings, tall windows, beautiful hardwood floors, space for attic expansion, & a grand entry with elegant stairway. The family room overlooks the spacious yard shaded by mature trees. The detached two car garage off S. Alamo has a second story studio & full bath.
Recently renovated historic home in the hip Lone Star Neighborhood. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Renovations include refinished floors, new interior paint, electrical upgrades, updated bathrooms, HVAC, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, attic conversion, and a security system. Open floor plan flows into the sleek kitchen with breakfast bar. French doors open to a deck and a large back yard. Perfect for entertaining. Move-in ready and waiting for you.
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The main reason Zillow and Trulia do not work in Texas is that we are a non-disclosure state in regard to home sales prices. Zillow and Trulia pull their data from county records and in TX that data is based on county appraisals and not actual sales prices. Bexar County Appraisal District can do a fairly decent job of appraising new suburban construction but it is very difficult to accurately determine true value in older neighborhoods where the housing stock will vary widely in quality of renovations or lack thereof. If you’re looking to determine true market value of a home it is best to consult a real estate professional that knows your neighborhood and has access to comparable properties both actively on the market and those that have recently sold.
How to Figure the Fuzzy Math of Internet Home Values
By ALYSSA ABKOWITZ The Wall Street Journal November 13, 2011
Jason Gonsalves worked hard to turn his 6,500-square-foot stucco-and-stone home in the suburbs of Sacramento into the ultimate grown-up party pad, complete with game room, custom wine cellar and an infinity-edge pool overlooking Folsom Lake. When interest rates fell recently, Mr. Gonsalves, who runs a lobbying firm, looked into refinancing his $750,000 mortgage. That’s when he got startling news—the home had dropped more than $200,000 in value while he was renovating.
Or at least, that’s what one real-estate website told him. Another valued the house at only $640,500. And these online estimates left him all the more confused when a real-life appraiser, assessing the house for the refinancing loan, pinned its value at $1.5 million. “I have no idea how those numbers could be so different,” Mr. Gonsalves says.
Have you ever wanted to find out about the history of your house but weren’t sure how to start? Local author and historical research expert Edna Campos Gravenhorst will give a free presentation on how to research your home’s history on Saturday, October 2nd, at the San Antonio Central Library. Learn how to use public records, historical maps, and other resources to uncover information about the unique history of your home. For more information, contact the San Antonio Central Library at 207-2500.
When: Saturday, October 2nd, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: San Antonio Central Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public!