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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 […]

San Antonio Growth Pressure

July 1, 2013

Did you know? 6 Facts about San Antonio’s Growth Pressure San Antonio is the 7th Largest city in United States With over 183,000 new city residents in the past decade (the most of any US city). We are the 24th Largest Metro area in the United States With over 430,000 new people in the metro […]

Invest In Something You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

April 4, 2013

Think about commercial real estate property investments as an important asset to help you diversify your portfolio for your retirement. Consider all the uncertainty of investment returns over the past years… “Invest In Something You Can Sink Your Teeth Into” Page 6 on this  SABJ Link

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 […]

Survey shows states recovering from recession

April 1, 2013

Texas was among 44 states that showed improvement during the fourth quarter of last year, the most in any period since 2006, according to the Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index. Almost all of the states benefitted from growing employment and personal income, according to the survey. “Most states are on a recovery track,” saysRobert Dye, […]

Why you should be optimistic about Texas’s real estate market

February 21, 2013

There’s a lot to look forward to in the housing market this year according to Mark Dotzour, chief economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. During his presentation at Winter Meeting last Tuesday, Dotzour explained why he thinks Texas REALTORS® should be optimistic about the future of housing and economic growth. A […]

Tax-deferral strategies for investment property

February 4, 2013

It’s possible to divest yourself of appreciated investment real estate or rental property but defer the tax liability. Such strategies may be less risky from a tax perspective now that the Taxpayer Relief act has made capital gains tax rates permanent. Nevertheless, tread carefully if you’re considering a deferral strategy such as the following: Installment […]

Real estate activity losses

Losses from investment real estate or rental property are passive by definition — unless you’re a real estate professional. Then you can deduct real estate activity losses in full. To qualify as a real estate professional, you must annually perform: More than 50% of your personal services in real property trades or businesses in which […]

Commercial Real Estate Recovery May Accelerate in Second Half of 2013 According to Jones Lang LaSalle

January 16, 2013

The U.S. presidential election may be over, but economic uncertainty will continue to hinder corporate decision making and impede improvement in commercial real estate fundamentals well into 2013, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2013 National Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Experts from the firm’s Research group presented key findings from the report in its annual media webcast […]

Shift to Secondary and Tertiary Markets Will Continue

January 15, 2013

As the real estate industry continues to recover from its multi-year slump, prospects for 2013 look stronger, particularly so for real estate investment trusts looking to raise capital by going public and a pickup in secondary and tertiary market activity. The real estate banking team at the investment firm Robert W. Baird is looking to […]

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