Market Insight

Move Up Buying and You


​What is Home Equity and Why Should I Care?

Buying a home is great. You get a property all your own – one you can decorate, paint, update, renovate and really make your own – and you also enjoy lower monthly payments than you generally would in a rental. It’s a win-win, right?  Sure, but the real advantage of home ownership lies in this two-word phrase: home equity.

The Housing Market and Your Home

The prices of homes can widely vary within different parts of a city, and depending on the recent home sales around you, the housing market may cause the potential sales price of your home to increase or decrease.

The Costs of Selling a Home

There are many different variables that contribute to how much it may cost a seller to sell a home. While it is well known that buying a home can be a large expense, sellers need to be aware of the costs of selling their home as well.

closing:The final, legal act of a transaction, where contracts are agreed upon and finalized, and monies are exchanged.

A Field Guide to San Antonio’s “Edgiest” Neighborhoods

While many might see a single, sprawling mega-neighborhood, these “edgy” San Antonio communities are as distinct and diverse as the residents that call them home!

A Field Guide to San Antonio’s “Edgiest” Neighborhoods

Millennials, Avocado Toast, & the San Antonio Housing Market

It seems that, ever since the first round of millennials began peeking their heads into the perilous real estate market, they’ve gotten nothing but flack. But are excessive latte-driven spending habits the real reason this generation isn’t buying?

Millennials, Avocado Toast, & the San Antonio Housing Market

SA’s Most Popular: Why These 15 Neighborhoods Are So Hot Right Now

So you know that literally everyone is moving to San Antonio…but where is literally everyone buying? Below, we’ve outlined the Top 15 Hottest neighborhoods in the city (along with just why everyone is so obsessed).

SA’s Most Popular: Why These 15 Neighborhoods Are So Hot Right Now

Don’t Believe Everything you Hear: 6 Myths About Buying a Home in San Antonio (Video)

You’ve heard that “expert” advice about San Antonio homes and what it’s going to take to buy one in 2017… but what part of that advice is truth and what is myth? Don’t believe everything you hear, this video will fill you in on 6 Myths floating around about buying a home in San Antonio.

Don’t Believe Everything you Hear: 6 Myths About Buying a Home in San Antonio (Video)

How Rising Interest Rates Will Actually Affect SA Homebuyers in 2017

We’re here to decode the mortgage rates mystery. Below, we’ve outlined rising mortgage rates as they apply to San Antonio neighborhoods. Keep reading to learn why now is the time to buy…especially if you’re a first-time buyer in San Antonio!

How Rising Interest Rates Will Actually Affect SA Homebuyers in 2017

Biggest Bang for your Buck: San Antonio Neighborhoods

Getting the best home value for your dollar depends on which San Antonio area neighborhood you select. But it’s not just about the price of the home that matters when you choose that perfect neighborhood.  Find out which San Antonio area neighborhoods will get you the most bang for you buck.

Biggest Bang for your Buck: San Antonio Neighborhoods

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

built-ins:Appliances or other amenities that are built into a home and are therefore permanent.

access:The right to enter a land through public route; also may include entering the land from another private land.

Here’s What You Can Get in S.A. for the “Average” Price of a Home in These 4 Major U.S. Cities

Even with growth and demand, San Antonio still manages to maintain one of the lowest average priced housing markets in the country. To get a good idea how our average housing price relates to the housing prices in other “in demand” cities, we’ve compared “average” priced houses in San Jose, Boston, Denver, and Atlanta to similarly priced homes in San Antonio. Think San Antonio is expensive? You may change your mind after you see these cities’ housing prices!

Here’s What You Can Get in S.A. for the “Average” Price of a Home in These 4 Major U.S. Cities

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

Significant Sales, First Quarter 2016

With a total of over $23 million in real estate transactions for homes over $1,000,000 for the first quarter, Keller Williams San Antonio is proud to present the most significant home sales contributing to that number.  Read more to see which San Antonio homes made the list and see the stunning photos of these breathtaking homes.

Significant Sales, First Quarter 2016

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

access:The right to enter a land through public route; also may include entering the land from another private land.

Why Investing in San Antonio Real Estate is the Best Decision of the Year

Was “Invest in San Antonio real estate ASAP!” on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? If not, you might want to pencil it in. Though investing has been an increasingly tricky game in cities across the country, San Antonio’s housing market has never been stronger…and it’s only continuing to grow! Read on to find out why investing in San Antonio real estate might just be the best choice you make in 2016.

Why Investing in San Antonio Real Estate is the Best Decision of the Year

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

buyer:An economic downturn when buyers have the advantage.

buyer:A temporary agreement where the buyer will reside in the property before closing.

buyer:the agent that represents and guides the best wishes of the buyer in a business transaction, as either an individual agent or as a broker

New to Real Estate? Why San Antonio’s Real Estate Market Is Unique

The San Antonio real estate market stands out among the rest! From a diverse selection of homes to an excellent selling rate, our city consistently stands out among others in the country. Read on for facts, stats, and more.

New to Real Estate? Why San Antonio’s Real Estate Market Is Unique

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

buyer:An economic downturn when buyers have the advantage.

buyer:A temporary agreement where the buyer will reside in the property before closing.

buyer:the agent that represents and guides the best wishes of the buyer in a business transaction, as either an individual agent or as a broker

San Antonio’s September 2015 Market Stats Explained

Every month, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors releases a report that explains the rhythms and patterns of the San Antonio housing market as compared to the same month last year. SABOR released a report last week that compared San Antonio’s September 2015 housing market statistics with those from September 2014. Since you probably don’t have time to decipher it yourself, we thought we’d give you the easy-to-read version! You can also see an infographic at the bottom, courtesy of SABOR.

San Antonio’s September 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About San Antonio Real Estate

It is no secret that Wikipedia is a tremendously vast source of useful information. However, when it comes to San Antonio Real Estate there are many details that Wikipedia cannot tell you. We compiled a few facts best explained by an expert in the field. Read on to find out what Wikipedia can’t tell you about San Antonio Real Estate!

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

access:The right to enter a land through public route; also may include entering the land from another private land.

Significant Sales- Third Quarter, 2015

With a total of over $18.4 million in real estate transactions of homes over $1 million for the second quarter, Keller Williams is proud to present the most significant home sales contributing to that number.  Read more to see which homes made the list and to see the stunning photos of these homes.

Significant Sales- Third Quarter, 2015

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio’s August 2015 Market Stats Explained

Every month, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors releases a report that explains the rhythms and patterns of the San Antonio housing market as compared to the same month of the previous year. SABOR released a report last week that compared San Antonio’s August 2015 housing market statistics with those from August 2014. Since you probably don’t have time to decipher it yourself, we thought we’d give you the easy-to-read version! You can also see an infographic at the bottom, courtesy of SABOR.

San Antonio’s August 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio’s July 2015 Market Stats Explained

Every month, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors releases a report that details the San Antonio housing market for the month. SABOR released a report last week that compared San Antonio’s July 2015 housing market statistics with those from July 2014. Since you probably don’t have time to decipher it yourself, we thought we’d give you the easy-to-read version. You can also see an infographic at the bottom, courtesy of SABOR! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio’s July 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio’s June 2015 Market Stats Explained

Every month, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors releases a report that details the San Antonio housing market for the month. The report that came out last week compared San Antonio’s June 2015 numbers with June 2014. The report included statistics, quoted experts, and more. Since you probably don’t have time to decipher it yourself, we thought we’d give you the easy-to-read version. You can also see an infographic at the bottom, courtesy of SABOR! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio’s June 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

majority:The age of which a person transitions from a minor to an age where he can represent himself and handle his own affairs.

Significant Sales- Second Quarter, 2015

With a total of over $18.3 million in real estate transactions of homes over $1 million for the second quarter, Keller Williams is proud to present the most significant home sales contributing to that number.  Read more to see which homes made the list and to see the stunning photos of these homes.

Significant Sales- Second Quarter, 2015

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio’s May 2015 Market Stats Explained

Every month, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors releases a statistics report that outlines the city’s home sales. This report compared this year’s May statistics with those gathered in May 2014. As San Antonio has entered into the summer months, the busiest real estate season of the year, the market has continued to improve! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio’s May 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

majority:The age of which a person transitions from a minor to an age where he can represent himself and handle his own affairs.

San Antonio Real Estate: April 2015 Market Stats Explained

A few days ago, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors released a statistics report concerning the city’s April 2015 home sales. This report compared this year’s April statistics with those gathered in April 2014. The market has been showing tremendous growth this year, and April is certainly no exception! Prices rose slightly this month, and for good reason! San Antonio is entering into the buying and selling season, and the city is seeing a good deal of interest. Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio Real Estate: April 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio Real Estate: March 2015 Market Stats Explained

A few days ago, the San Antonio Board Of REALTORS® released a statistics report concerning the city’s March 2015 home sales. This report compared this year’s March statistics with those gathered in March 2014. The market has been showing tremendous growth this year, and March is certainly no exception! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio Real Estate: March 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

Significant Sales- First Quarter, 2015

With a total of over $10 million in real estate transactions for homes over $750,000 for the first quarter, Keller Williams is proud to present the most significant home sales contributing to that number.  Read more to see which homes made the list and to see the stunning photos of these homes.

Significant Sales- First Quarter, 2015

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio Real Estate: February 2015 Market Stats Explained

A few days ago, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors released a statistics report concerning February 2015 home sales. This report compared this year’s February statistics with those gathered in February 2014. The results predict a steady spring market! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio Real Estate: February 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

buyer:An economic downturn when buyers have the advantage.

buyer:A temporary agreement where the buyer will reside in the property before closing.

buyer:the agent that represents and guides the best wishes of the buyer in a business transaction, as either an individual agent or as a broker

San Antonio Real Estate: January 2015 Market Stats Explained

Last week, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors released a statistics report concerning January 2015 home sales compared to those in January 2014. The results are still getting better! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio Real Estate: January 2015 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

San Antonio Luxury Home Sales Show Tremendous Growth

It’s no secret that the Texas real estate market is booming. Read on to see how the recent trends in the luxury market have affected both Texas and the Alamo City.

San Antonio Luxury Home Sales Show Tremendous Growth

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

appreciation:The increase in value of an asset over time.

San Antonio Real Estate: December 2014 Market Stats Explained

This last week, the San Antonio Board Of Realtors released a statistics report concerning December 2014 home sales compared to those in December 2013. We’ve made the grade! Click to read an easy-to-understand explanation of the consistently improving housing market in San Antonio.

San Antonio Real Estate: December 2014 Market Stats Explained

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

Buying A Home