Category: Additional Topics

Housing Shows Signs of Strength

April 25, 2011

Sales of existing homes have fallen because of the federal tax credit, but the market has bottomed out. James Gaines with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M said, “The market isn’t getting any worse. It does appear to be just very slowly, very tepidly getting better.” To visit the Real Estate Center at Texas […]

San Antonio employers added more than 12,000 jobs in March

April 19, 2011

The San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area saw is unemployment rate for March drop to 7.3 percent as more employers began rehiring in response to the uptick in economic activity. Total non-agricultural employment in the San Antonio-New Braunfels area expanded by 12,300 for the month, while annual job growth totaled 10,900 jobs over the last 12 […]

Asset Allocation and Commercial Real Estate

March 22, 2011

Diversification is fundamental to good financial planning and that means allocating your assets among several asset classes that are not closely correlated. One year gold performs well and stocks do poorly. Another year bonds do well and oil does poorly. Commercial real estate investment can play an important role in your investment portfolio by balancing […]

Alamo City poised for historic economic growth…

March 16, 2011

As the U.S. recovers from a brutal recession, there is a sense among some local leaders and economists that San Antonio, which maintained a positive level of momentum even during the downturn, will have a leg up on a number of other cities and is in position to realize substantial economic gains as the nation’s […]

Top Tax Deductions for Investment Property Owners

March 10, 2011

Since we are in tax season, I thought it best to review some of the top tax deductions for real estate investors. When filing your taxes, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the deductions available for owners of rental property. Mortgage Interest – The interest owed on a loan used to acquire or […]

Are You Being Used By People

The majority of the brokers within our industry like to get and work on exclusive listings. If you look at the top-producing brokers in most any commercial real estate territory, over the long run the ones making the most amount of money are usually the top listing brokers. The only brokers who can compete with […]

Local bankers are cautiously optimistic

January 31, 2011

Businesses haven’t borrowed as much in recent years amid stagnant sales and the dearth of credit, but some local bankers have expressed cautious optimism that 2011 will mark an improvement in commercial lending. “We are seeing signs that things are better, but the stats out there are not dramatically better,” said Mark Metcalfe, the San […]

San Antonio jobs may surge to 27,300 in 2011

January 12, 2011

The San Antonio area will see a surge of 27,300 jobs in 2011, for an above-average net gain of 3.2 percent, a senior economist predicted Tuesday. Keith Phillips, the Federal Reserve senior economist based in San Antonio, stated a 2.1 percent gain would equal a net job growth of 17,600. San Antonio’s average yearly job […]

Q4 2010 Apartment Occupancy at 91%

December 21, 2010

Provided by ALN Apartment Data, Inc.  Fourth Quarter has slowed the progress San Antonio has made over the rest of this year.  Rental Rates are down $2 since September and Occupancy is down 0.1 percentage point.  Nothing unusual about either of these figures as that is often the case as demand drops after Labor Day.  […]

San Antonio area employment up in November

December 17, 2010

San Antonio Business Journal  /  Friday, December 17, 2010 The San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area saw job gains from October to November as total nonagricultural employment increased by 1,500 jobs, or 0.2 percent, to 840,000. “This is the fourth consecutive month of over-the-year overall job gains,” says Eva Esquivel, communications manager for Workforce Solutions Alamo, […]

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