IKEA is coming to San Antonio with new store

Posted by Mission del Lago on Apr 5, 2017 9:20:51 AM

Quality of life and employment were two important factors in San Antonio’s ranking as one of U.S. News & World Report's best places to live for 2017, and both just got another boost with the announcement that IKEA is coming to San Antonio. The company is building a new 290,000-square-foot store near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Interstate 35. This will be the retailer’s fifth store in Texas and is expected to boost San Antonio employment even further; IKEA will be adding approximately 250 jobs to the city’s “thriving job market, as NerdWallet called it when naming San Antonio to its 2017 list of Best Places to Find a Job in the Nation.

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Topics: buying a home in San Antonio, San Antonio homes, San Antonio jobs

Is San Antonio the new Austin?

Posted by Mission del Lago on May 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Is San Antonio the new Austin? Huffington Post thinks so. They spent 24 hours in what they call “the new Austin” and came away with a great impression of “a sophisticated venue.”

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Topics: San Antonio jobs, new homes in san antonio

Tech sector driving San Antonio job market

Posted by Mission del Lago on Mar 29, 2016 9:53:02 AM

As San Antonio continues to grow, so too does its vibrant job market. “San Antonio’s tech sector is growing,” said the San Antonio Business Journal. “About 670 jobs were added to the market of more than 34,700 workers in the technology industry according to a report by the Computing Technology Industry Association, also known as CompTIA, a nonprofit trade organization based in Illinois.” That equates to a two percent increase in the San Antonio job market for the year.

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San Antonio housing market starts off 2016 hot

Posted by MissionDel_Lago on Mar 4, 2016 10:38:24 AM

San Antonio wrapped up 2015 as one of the hottest cities in the nation, noted for its real state market and economy, and has kicked off 2016 the same way. According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, “The housing market in San Antonio is still hot. The volume of homes sold in the city and surrounding areas surged in January while the cost to buy a home continued to rise, building off of last year’s record results.”

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San Antonio Construction Growth Among the Best in the Country

Posted by Mission del Lago on Jan 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The tremendous growth that has made San Antonio one of the most dynamic and popular cities in the nation is by no means over. The city is continuing to expand with new economic prowess and lifestyle opportunities, attracting both new real estate buyers and companies. The latest news about the city shows that San Antonio's construction sector is up 10 percent—a key indicator of growth and great news for those buying a home in San Antonio.

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San Antonio named One Of Fortune's Hottest Real Estate Markets

Posted by Mission del Lago on Jan 5, 2016 11:15:16 AM

One of the best places to get a job. One of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. A Best Buy city. San Antonio racked up a number of impressive accolades last year, and it’s starting off 2016 the same way. San Antonio has just been named to Fortune’s list of Best Real Estate Markets for 2016.

“Trulia Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin cast a wider net when deciding which home markets interested him most,” said Fortune. “He looked at five metrics: strong job growth over the past year, low vacancy rates, high affordability, more inbound home searches than outbound, and a large share of millennials. He found the following markets to be poised for higher activity, and also good places to look to move.”

The list includes:

  1. Grand Rapids, MI-WY
  2. Charleston, SC
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Baton Rouge, LA
  5. San Antonio, TX
  6. Colorado Springs, CO
  7. Columbia, SC
  8. Riverside–San Bernardino, CA
  9. Las Vegas, NV
  10. Tacoma, WA
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San Antonio One of ULI's Markets to Watch for 2016

Posted by Mission del Lago on Dec 23, 2015 1:20:43 PM

 San Antonio’s strong housing market is expected to continue in 2016. The nonprofit research and education organization Urban Land Institute (ULI), has named the city among its top real estate markets to watch in the coming year, according to Builder Magazine.

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