San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio, TX, is full of rich history and vibrant culture. It is also currently full of people looking to buy a condo. Property values are going up, and developers are working hard to meet with demand. 

What this means for you as a buyer is that there's probably plenty of opportunity — both in completed units and presales — to find a condo for around $500,000 in the city. However, if you find something you like, it could be a good idea to act quickly. 

Basically, there are two types of premium condo properties in San Antonio: rehabbed vintage lofts and modern skyscrapers. Each caters to a completely different style of living, but they're both at the high end. Here's a brief overview of what half a million could buy in this historic Texas city.

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The City of San Antonio is a modern Texan metropolis set within a unique Western-Spanish aesthetic. The city has no lack of new developments going on or big-city amenities but what's special about San Antonio is that it is also set around major historical Texas sites, like the Alamo. There's even a NBA team.

Sports events and world-famous tourist destinations are definitely reasons you'd want to visit the city but the real secret to why people love living here is the walkable San Antonio lifestyle. In fact, most of residents' long-time favorite pastimes, such as hiking the natural and cultural landmarks in the hill country, revolve around getting around on your own two feet. The hottest nightlife and entertainment spot in the city, the San Antonio

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San Antonio is a town that has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Whether it's a massive restoration and preservation projects like The Alamo or celebrating local figures in the art scene, the community values the cultivation of the arts. If you're an artist or an art lover looking to buy in San Antonio, look no further than Southtown, the city's vibrant and diverse center of arts and culture.

Southtown: Heart of the San Antonio Art Scene

 

In the Southtown Arts District you'll find galleries like Studio Fantomas, a large collection by local artist Alejandro Augustine Padilla, and performing arts venues like URBAN-15 but that is not all the neighborhood has to offer. Southtown residents also benefit form craft breweries, restaurants, and

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The days of Texas being a place to go for affordable housing are quickly coming to an end.  The Texas economy consistently ranks as one of the strongest in the country, and every time a magazine publishes a top 10 list of fastest-growing cities Austin, Dallas, Houston... they're all there.  As a result, the luxury condo market in Texas has been red hot, and developers seem to be trying hard to outdo each other to raise the bar on the quality and amenities of the new high-rises.

Have a look at the ten most expensive condos currently for sale, as of February 11, 2015

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#1:  $8.5M - Dallas - Ritz-Carlton Residences
At the top of the list is this 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath full-floor penthouse at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.
It doesn't get much better than

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Rarely available Bandera Floor Plan at the Vidorra. This spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit offers upgraded hardwoods throughout, large walk-in closet, gorgeous kitchen with abundance of counter top space, stainless steel appliances, and a 200 square foot + balcony overlooking Downtown San Antonio. Balcony access from living room + master. Building amenities include 24-hour concierge, fitness center & pool, conference rooms, business center, 20th floor sky room, guest suites. True urban living with close proximity to Hemisfair, Southtown, and Downtown.

215 Center Street 501 is Offered at $275,000

Listing Courtesy of Mallory Baird of Corie Properties

Please Call Mallory at (210) 670-5282 for More Information and Availability

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This premium, fully upgraded 31st floor condo has never been lived in. Enjoy the sleek sophistication of this home with breathtaking views, contemporary finishes with added designer light fixtures, modern paint colors, black out electric shades, and custom closets in both bedrooms. The beautiful chef's kitchen includes Bosch appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator, upgraded counter tops & backsplash, plus a touch faucet.

The Alteza offers a rooftop pool, jacuzzi, club house, gym, valet, concierge, and many other hotel amenities.

610 E Market Street #3114 is offered at $695,000 or may be leased for $3,950 per month

Listing Courtesy of Mallory Baird of CORIE Properties

Please Call Mallory at (210) 670-5282 for More Information and Availability

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high-rises fireworks

Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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Forbes Names “Where to Invest in 2015” 

Forbes came up with this data based on several factors including population, average home price, population growth, annual job growth, unemployment, annual price growth, over/under priced and home price/rent ratio.

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  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Provo, Utah
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Dallas, Texas
  6. San Antonio, Texas
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Boise, Idaho
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. Fort Worth, Texas
  11. Phoenix, Arizona
  12. Salt Lake City, Utah
  13. Atlanta, Georgia
  14. North Port, Florida
  15. West Palm Beach, Florida
  16. Jacksonville, Florida
  17. Twin Cities, Minnesota
  18. Tacoma, Washington
  19. Sacramento, California
  20. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Highrises.com is already

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

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 Loaded up USU

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