Wilson County, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Stockdale TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
336 Rose Garden Dr, La Vernia, TX 78121You’ll love this beautiful, 2 story, 1 Acre home with an in-ground pool in the in demand Rosewood Neighborhood. Imagine yourself sitting poolside, while your family explores the expansive 1 acre lot. Host that first family get together this summer while being able to have family and friends stay in this 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home. With an oversized garage and multiple out buildings you’ll be able to continue work on those passion projects. Plenty of room for RV Parking with space to put up a man-cave or she-shed and with the fully fenced yard with automatic gate, you can let your pets explore the entire yard. Just 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio, but feels a world away. This home qualifies for special financing.Rob Lenza253-861-4093The Ben...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
What are the puzzle pieces for anyone who is considering selling their house or land to an investor? What is the process when you get one of those "letters" in the mail?   That is becoming very common around this area.   We in the Floresville TX area are in a hot market for homes and land.  Both are flying out the door. And land sales are scarce.  So many investors are sending out mail pieces trying to buy up land.  Personally we have gotten about 5 for our house but we are also getting them for the farm land that we own.  One of my clients purchased a subdivision lot a few months ago.  We found it by writing letters to the owners and one owner was ready to sell. They had been shopping for houses and could not find one to suit their taste so decided to build.  So we started the process ...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Thinking about selling your inherited house? In this blog post, you’ll read about the 4 no stress tricks for preparing to sell an inherited property in Floresville so you can sell it easily, with no hassle.Selling a house can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive.And if it’s an inherited house, it can be even worse!  Selling an inherited house involves a lot of moving parts from the emotional side to the financial side.  There are many memories associated with the home that affect different members of the family in different ways. Then there is the financial side and how that affects everyone.  Time may not be on your side.So if you want to sell your inherited property without all the hassle, here are 4 no stress tricks for preparing to sell an inherited property in Floresv...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Water is one reason.   Water?  Yes, water.  When one lives in an area or works that area they learn about the area.  They have connections in the area.  They know the ins and outs of the area.  They know the history.  How important is history?  The following story answers that.  One of my goals as an agent is to have my clients make an informed decision.  And it has to be their decision.  It is their money, their future home, their long term wants and needs that must govern. Sometimes I feel that I give them too much information.   Information has to be swallowed in small chunks for one to remember it.  As we look I want them to know the facts and make their own decisions.  And if I don't know it is not a problem to say "I don't know.  But we can research some more."As an agent we have ...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Trying to get a mortgage when self employed comes with its own set of challenges. Being self employed is a tough enough row to hoe (chiefly because of the many hats you have to wear) without the added burden of trying to convince a lending institution to give you a loan for a house. It’s certainly not impossible to get a mortgage when you are self employed. You just have to understand the process, have the necessary documentation, and be prepared to jump through the hoops. So here are some vital tips on how to get a mortgage when self employed in Floresville.The Tallest HurdleThere is one fairly tall hurdle you’ll have to overcome to get a mortgage when self employed.  And that is the difficulty posed by not having proof of a stable, regular income and steady employment, as you would wi...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Floresville Tx Market Trends Oct 2017 to Oct 2018information from San Antonio Board of Realtors MLSThis data shows the overall sales of single family homes in Floresville Tx This data comes from SABOR MLS and reflects the single-family home sales in the last year. 
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to wonderful Floresville Txas you start looking for homes for sale  What You Need to Know About Wilson County Living Before Moving to Floresville TxFloresville Tx has been a rural farming community for most of its life.    It is located southeast of San Antonio and is an easy commute.  One leaves San Antonio via IH 37 and takes the exit to Hwy 181 S past Loop 410. From there the drive is about 18 miles to the Floresville city limits.Floresville is the county seat of Wilson county and has a small population of about 7,000 in the town but has lots of people in the outlying subdivisions.  The rural subdivisions have been developed outside the city limits. That means those subdivisions have no city taxes but that also means there is no city services...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Increase the value of your propertyIf you’re planning to put your Floresville TX home on the market, chances are you’re thinking of how much it is worth and how to increase its value.Home improvement is the best way to add value to your home. However, not all updates and remodeling projects add equity to a property. Some projects can actually make it more challenging to sell a home.To ensure you are investing money into the right updates, it is important to consult with your trusted local real estate agent to find out the best updates and renovations for your home for sale in Floresville. You have to make sure that you are adding equity to your home, as well as increasing its appeal and making it a more comfortable place to live in.A successful home update starts by planning and prepari...
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By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Embrace the best of country lifestyle in a home less than 30 minutes away from downtown!Tucked in the serene and tranquil neighborhood of Legacy Ranch, this private estate offers the best of beauty, elegance and privacy.  Nestled on 1.25 acre of wooded land, this 3,523 square foot La Vernia home delivers the easy living you've been dreaming of. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, you’ll have more than enough space for family and guests. You'll love its expansive front yard with mature trees and tree-lined driveway.  This stunning 2-story traditional style home offers the peace, retreat, and serenity you want, all wrapped up in a gorgeous package of space and light. Legacy Ranch is an upscale subdivision located about six miles southwest of downtown La Vernia. This community is prominent ...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
What's happening in the Wilson County real estate market?   These are the market statistics for the 1st quarter of 2018 from SABOR (San Antonio Board of Realtors) MLS (multiple listing service). The above graph is for all of Wilson County with the same criteria as I used for Floresville and La Vernia.  La Vernia has a higher selling point than Floresville. Back in 2010 Floresville was selling at about $109/sf on the average while La Vernia was at about $111/sf. Today after Eagleford Shale activity has come and gone the real estate market is still hot. We are so close to San Antonio that many people looking for that "country living with the city convenience" of a job or shopping have moved here in droves. So I ran figures for the 1st quarter of 2018's sales under $375k for single family ...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Current statistics for home sales in Floresville TX Floresville, TX  Homes Sold Sept 2016 thru Sept 2017   As you look at data for homes for sale in Floresville Tx or any given area general statistics are good but to really analyze an area you need to drill down into more data such as number of bedrooms, sq ft, lot size, amenities.  That is harder to do so a lot of the data you will see is general.  That data does give you an overall view of the growth of the whole market.         The Avg Sales price in Oct 2016 was $290,264 with an average days on market at 101 days.The Avg Sales price in Sept 2017 was $289,716 with an average days on market at 112 days.The average days on market was around 100 days except for the month of March 2017 which was more than 150 days.So this area has remai...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
315 Shannon Ridge  Floresville TX sits on 2 acres with plenty of room for the family.Come home to a secluded home with plenty of room for everyone- you and your guests. Love to putter and create? The workshop is for you. Love to sit and enjoy nature? The yard is for you. Love to entertain? This home has plenty of space & conveniences to entertain from the large living areas with a custom bar area to the 3 ovens and the ice machine for serving up those home cooked meals and drinks to your guests.   The rounded windows give a full view of the luscious back yard and bring in plenty of light. Imagine entertaining at night with outside lighting showing off your beautiful back yard.    Then afterwards retire to your massive master suite with almost 1,000 sf and enjoy the rest of your evening....
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
  Single Residential Home Sales in La Vernia, TX  78121     from SABOR   No. New Avg. New OLP Med. New OLP No. Sold Avg. Sale Price Med. Sale Price Avg. Days Med. Days Nov 2015   17 $290,917 $289,900 13 $275,446 $280,000 107 97 Dec 2015   17 $326,029 $339,900 20 $280,236 $306,950 141 138 Jan 2016   24 $341,495 $320,000 8 $283,612 $293,250 130 106 Feb 2016   28 $370,063 $361,800 14 $279,850 $304,000 110 126 Mar 2016   33 $317,880 $339,000 23 $328,489 $308,000 101 70 Apr 2016   30 $303,113 $316,000 17 $330,847 $343,000 128 90 May 2016   38 $358,028 $349,950 28 $279,177 $323,950 83 52 Jun 2016   29 $293,269 $289,900 35 $332,561 $351,900 120 72 Jul 2016   30 $411,146 $366,950 23 $359,782 $314,000 95 43 Aug 2016   29 $373,031 $385,000 22 $313,677 $318,500 97 48 Sep 2016   21 $357,603 $325,00...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Single Residential Home Sales in Floresville, TX    78114     No. New Avg. New OLP Med. New OLP No. Sold Avg. Sale Price Med. Sale Price Avg. Days Med. Days Nov 2015     9 $204,388 $172,000 9 $201,544 $155,000 168 80 Dec 2015     9 $287,841 $277,500 9 $166,328 $172,000 117 102 Jan 2016   17 $240,364 $270,000 7 $284,571 $267,000 101 58 Feb 2016   15 $242,313 $229,000 16 $207,174 $212,450 69 47 Mar 2016   19 $217,898 $209,000 17 $242,647 $258,500 168 137 Apr 2016   26 $255,258 $236,250 22 $217,310 $247,450 110 70 May 2016   17 $252,189 $269,000 14 $235,614 $227,450 114 66 Jun 2016   21 $279,820 $284,900 17 $245,294 $242,500 88 40 Jul 2016   21 $298,280 $304,900 18 $256,368 $228,000 85 54 Aug 2016  18 $293,638 $307,450 12 $246,908 $275,000 105 56 Sep 2016  23 $223,406 $214,900 23 $254,032 ...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
La Vernia Corn N Maze is open for a fun day of activity this season  ....  Family owned farm in La Vernia, TX  now operates a maze with a pumpkin patch, petting zoo with farm animals, and food trucks.    This season they are having a special lights out weekends for the next two weeks.  Circle N Maze   558 County Road 345. La Vernia, TX 78121    210-326-1741 Circle N Maze is having a Special "Lights Out" Weekends Special "Lights Out" Hours:Friday, Oct 21 7pm to 11pmSaturday, October 22-7pm to 11pmFriday October 28- 7pm to 11pmSaturday, October 29 7pm to 11pm  This 10 acres is located on the back of the 80 acres that comprise a working farm one of the biggest mazes in South Texas!  The family ancestor Charles T Scull was born in La Vernia in 1853.  His son Ross Owen and his wife ran Circl...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Want to know about La Vernia, TX? La Vernia, TX is a small town close to the big city of San Antonio.  La Vernia is a small community which has seen enormous growth over the past 15 years. It has gone from a small town to a bustling community with large businesses such as HEB moving in making the trip to San Antonio for groceries unnecessary.               Yet Wal Mart is 20 minutes down HWY 87 in San Antonio if you prefer shopping there.  So here you are in La Vernia, TX with the big city within a 20 minute drive.  Want to go to the AlamoDome for a game? 30 minutes. Fort Sam Houston? 20 minutes. Lackland AFB? 35 minutes.   The San Antonio Zoo? 30 minutes. ATT Center? 25 minutes.   Seguin, TX? 25 minutes. The Med Center? 40 minutes.   Close to everything but living in the country with r...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
The 72nd annual Floresville Peanut Festival is coming the second weekend in October.  That week of October 4-8th, 2016 will be filled with the normal Floresville Peanut Festival Events.    Floresville is part of the South Texas area and is about 20 miles southeast of San Antonio in Wilson County.   The Floresville Peanut Festival was started in 1938 to celebrate one of the main crops raised in the area.  Sadly that crop has declined in production and is no longer a focal crop of the area but it was for many, many years.  72nd Annual Floresville Peanut Festival 2016 dates:                                                            October 4, 6-8th 2016 Goober Games October 4, 2016                    5-7 pm                Coronation- October 6, 2016                                  7 pm K...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Why do Agents recommend you clear the "extras" from your home before selling? There are numerous reasons but the ONE MAIN reason is that it makes the potential buyer feel smothered and uncomfortable.  Have you ever walked into a house littered with toys in the living room?  Not only do you feel like the kids rule the roost but you feel like there is no living space in this home for the adults. A house with a bunch of clutter gives gives off a negative vibe. Plus, it makes the place seem smaller.            If you walk into a house with tons of stuff on the kitchen countertops it makes you feel somewhat claustrophobic and cramped.  And you wonder if there is any storage in the kitchen.Family  pictures distract buyers from seeing the house as "Theirs".  While those photos are treasured in...
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By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
 La Vernia, TX is hot still. Many of the properties are taking less than one week to be under contract.Why? The convenience to San Antonio, La Vernia ISD ratings, the small town feel and the homes themselves.  The new builds are typically on market longer due to the time they are placed on market before completion date and those Days on Market can affect the DOM average.   The homes are selling at a brisk pace and if anyone sees one they like they need to make a decision and move fast. About 85% of the homes are set on 1+ acre lots and have a lot of conveniences built in. The majority are less than 15 years old, great curb appeal, are energy efficient, have all the modern conveniences such as large master suites and great kitchens. Some will have updated technologic features and updated...
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