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Third time’s a charm for the Fed?

September 14, 2012

After months of sitting on the sidelines, the Federal Reserve today approved a series of moves to encourage borrowing and spending. It’s the third round of stimulus—aka quantitative easing—that the Fed has undertaken to spur a still-sputtering economy along. The Fed voted 11 to 1 to approve a plan to spend $40 billion a month […]

San Antonio – HemisFair Park Area Redevelopment

August 27, 2012

Consultants are proposing an ambitious plan to revitalize HemisFair Park that could include demolishing part of the Convention Center and relocating the Institute of Texan Cultures within the park.   Calling it a framework plan, consultants working with the HemisFair Park Area Redevelopment Corp. presented the proposals to a packed house Tuesday night at Sunset Station. […]

Upward trend continues for San Antonio housing market

August 22, 2012

Sales, average price, median price — the numbers were up in all three categories in July, according to the latest housing market report by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR). At the end of July 2012, the average price of a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area stood at $196,846 — marking a […]

In Texas’s Capital – Construction on Many Corners

August 21, 2012

The New York Times published a story in today’s paper that lists several of the residential and commercial projects going up [in Austin], including: Third and Brazos, a 277-unit apartment project near Congress Avenue Gables Park Plaza, a 222-unit, 18-story apartment building overlooking Lady Bird Lake The 1,012-room JW Marriott convention hotel at Congress Avenue and Second Street A 30-story office building going up at Third […]

San Antonio Home Prices

July 16, 2012

The median price of an existing home jumped 7.9 percent, compared with the same month last year, to $168,800, according to sales data released Wednesday by the San Antonio Board of Realtors. The previous all-time price high was in July 2010, which saw a median of $161,800, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. It […]

ICSC Shopping Centers Today: ICSC prepares “green” standard for industry

July 14, 2012

A “Green Standard” for the retail industry is slated to be rolled out next year by the International Council of Shopping Centers  It will be called the “ICSC Property Efficiency Scorecard” and it will be used to bench mark and score the amount of “green” features that exist at a retail property.  It will be […]

San Antonio’s largest private-sector employers

July 9, 2012

The national economy may be on shaky ground, but San Antonio’s economy is still faring better than most cities in America, at least according to some economists. Part of that is due to the fact that there are still some local employers that are working to keep workers on the payroll. We have produced a […]

National Restaurant News

July 5, 2012

This story is part of NRN’s Top 100 special report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics. The full report is available only to Nation’s Restaurant News magazine subscribers, and is part of the June 25 issue. Subscribe here. Growth chains: Who’s on top? […]

San Antonio still rising above the housing fold, report finds

July 2, 2012

Home prices in San Antonio rose .6 percent between March 2012and April 2012, according to the latest analysis by Oxford, Miss.-based real-estate information technology company FNC Inc. Home prices on the national front were up .6 percent on a month-over-month basis as well, FNC reports. The April figures mark the second month of modest price […]

Austin, Round Rock among nation’s fastest growing cities

Austin, Round Rock and Texas, my how you keep growing. Among the fastest-growing U.S. cities with populations of 100,000 or more, Round Rock ranked second, and Austin ranked third, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report out today, the first population estimates of the nation’s cities since the 2010 census. Round Rock grew by […]

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