Bulverde/Spring Branch, TX Real Estate
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Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019 in Bulverde | Spring Branch, TX

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.

Here’s what some of the experts have to say:

Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economistfor CoreLogic

“We see the cooldown flattening or even reversing course in the coming months and expect the housing market to continue coming into balance. In the meantime, buyers are likely claiming some ground from what has been seller’s territory over the past few years. If mortgage rates stay low, wages continue to grow, and inventory picks up, we can expect the U.S. housing market to further stabilize throughout the remainder of the year.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR

“We expect the second half of year will be notably better than the first half in terms of home sales, mainly because of lower mortgage rates.”

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The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor in Bulverde | Spring Branch, TX

Over 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors?

Many have speculated that the large institutional conglomerates such as Blackstone, American Homes 4 Rent, and Colony Starwood dominate investor purchases. However, a special report on investor home buying by CoreLogic, Don’t Call it a Comeback: Housing Investors Have Been Here for Years, shows this is not the case.

Ralph McLaughlin, CoreLogic’s Deputy Chief Economistand author of the report, explained his findings at the recent National Association of Real Estate Editorsconference in Austin:

“Investor buying activity in the U.S. is at record highs. And our records go back confidently, about 20 years…

What’s going on and why? Well, it turns out, it’s not the big institutional guys that are leading the increase in home buying. It’s actually the smaller guys. It’s those that have bought between one and ten properties over this 20-year period, they’re the ones that are really leading the increase in investor home buying.”

Here is the breakdown of the percentage of purchasers by type of investor over the last six years according to the report:

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The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes in Bulverde | Spring Branch, TX

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion.

Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home.

Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Buying and/or selling a home is definitely not something you want to DIY (Do It Yourself)!

Here are just some of the reasons you need a real estate professional in your corner:

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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained in Bulverde | Spring Branch, TX

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more all in one sitting.

When you’re in the middle of your real estate themed show marathon, you might start to think that everything you see on TV must be how it works in real life, but you may need a reality check.

Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide to purchase one of them.
Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but according to the National Association of Realtors the average homebuyer tours 10 homes as a part of their search.  

Myth #2: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.
Truth: Everything is staged for TV. Many of the homes being shown are already sold and are off the market. 

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in Bulverde | Spring Branch, TX

Whether you are buying or selling a home in Bulverde|Spring Branch, TX, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

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Buying or Selling in Bulverde/Spring Branch, TX?

Whether you are buying or selling a home in Bulverde/Spring Branch, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but rather have been strengthened, due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

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Bulverde/Spring Branch – Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” He warns that…

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Bulverde/Spring Branch Real Estate Myths

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.

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What’s Happening in the Bulverde/Spring Branch Real Estate Market?

This is a pretty common question that potential home buyers or sellers may be asking themselves. What is happening in the Bulverde and Spring Branch real estate market? Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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22322 Navasota Circle, San Antonio, TX 78259 – Home for Sale

This beautiful updated home located in the small gated community of Encino Ranch in San Antonio is pristine and ready for new owners. Gorgeous wood floors are in the family room and master bedroom while all of the downstairs areas have beautiful oversized, staggered tile. The two story family room with a rock fireplace overlooks the lushly landscaped backyard and is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. The gourmet kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances, high end granite countertops, and a spacious breakfast bar. The large master bedroom is located downstairs with an ensuite bath, separate vanities, and a great walk-in closet. New carpet has been installed upstairs and you’ll love the oversized game room with views of the surrounding area. One of the highlights of this move-in ready home is the park-like 1/2 acre lot; fully fenced with multiple decks for entertaining and a hot tub under the stars.

22322 Navasota Circle, San Antonio, TX 78259 – MLS #1115432