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San Antonio Real Estate Influence On the Economy

February 25, 2014

If you enjoy our blog The Real Estate Council of San Antonio is another great source for information concerning local real estate. Here are 5 amazing facts about San Antonio’s Real Estate Industry and its influence on our economy. It generates approximately 1/7 of the area’s economic output. It employs 120,000 people in the San […]

Where Online Retailers Fall Behind

January 9, 2014

There are so many benefits to shopping on secure online websites. First there is the convenience of not having to leave your home to fight traffic, packed parking lots and long lines. Then there is the easy savings. With search engines like dealoz.com that search prices for you on multiple sites then presents results showing […]

Raub’s Rules of Real Estate 1-5

November 22, 2013

Never lose money Never forget Rule #1 It is very difficult to make a lot of money. Very few of those who do ever hold onto it. Calculate your risks! You make money when you buy. You can’t do a good deal with a bad guy. *Editor’s Note: Stephen Raub has been in the Real […]

Using Google More Effectivly

October 11, 2013

How many times have you asked someone a question only to have them respond, “I don’t know. Google it”?  Google has defiantly become one of the quickest and most used methods of obtaining answers to our questions. Here are a few tips to make searching even easier: 1. Use the minus sign ( – )when […]

Urgent vs. Essential

July 24, 2013

Urgent: Requiring immediate action or attention. Essential: Absolutely necessary; extremely important. Is this a part of your daily routine. Can it be postponed? If both of those answers are yes, then, the task may an be essential one. Could not completing this task cause you to lose a client or a deal? Are there time […]

More Jobs Coming to San Antonio Area

July 23, 2013

Texas continues to boom! Amazon has announced that they will start hiring full-time employees for the 1 million square foot fulfillment center they are opening in Schertz. In addition  Wal-Mart is expected to hire approximately 1200 people for the four new stores opening in the Northeast Side (Foster Poad and Binz Engleman), the West Side […]

Planning for the Worst so Your Family has the Best

July 16, 2013

Recently there was a very interesting article in the NY Times, Mom and Dad, Let’s Talk Real Estate by Constance Rosenblum. I found the article addressed some issues for which people should prepare. The article focused on how to have the conversation with your family about what will happen to assets or estate in the […]

Take A Break, Get More Done

June 28, 2013

Lifehack.com recently posted an article by Jill Harness, The Importance of Breaks at Work. According to the article even a 30 second microbreak can increase your productivity up to 13%. Currently only 1 in 3 people take a lunch break and the other 2 in 3 either snack at their desk and continue working or […]

There is no better place to be than Texas –

April 3, 2013

If  you’re looking for a job right now, there is no better place to be than Texas and very few cities outpace San Antonio. That’s the key finding of a new study analyzing regional job growth by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. Of the nation’s Top 100 cities, only 14 had surpassed pre-recession employment levels […]

Eagle Ford Shale Payoff for San Antonio and South Texas

March 28, 2013

The article in the San Antonio Express News on Wednesday  highlights the direct impact of Eagle Ford Shale  – $61 Billion 20 county area 116,000 jobs Projections included that by 2022 – 14 county area would support over 89,000 jobs and approximately 4,600 will work in the “food services and drinking industry” to cater to […]